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Gifted Hands
Ben Carson

Review & Herald Pub Assn, 1990

FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE THE USA. This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
  
  











  



  
Out to Canaan (The Mitford Years, Book 4)
Jan Karon

Penguin, 1998

The fourth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of  At Home in Mitford  and  Somebody Safe with Somebody Good   Millions of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral ...
  
  











  



  
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

Hachette Books, 2012

The Inspirational Story of a Coach, a Baseball Team, and the Season They'll Never Forget In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a ...
  
  











  



  
To Selena, with Love
Chris Perez

Celebra Hardcover, 2012

One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the only ...
  
  











  



  
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Sentinel, 2014

Dear Reader, In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now. ...
  
  











  



  
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life
Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker

Tyndale, 2007

Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without ...
  
  











  



  
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Spiegel & Grau, 2009

A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed ...
  
  











  



  
Redeeming Love
Francine Rivers

Multnomah Books, 1997

A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.   Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.     Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who ...
  
  











  



  
The Picture Bible
Iva Hoth

David C. Cook, 1998

For years, The Picture Bible has delighted young and old. Now updated with interesting new features, including "Did you know?" fact pages, time line, story listing, maps, and more, kids will love the great stories and action pictures of the newly revised Picture Bible. God's Word will come alive for hours of family reading enjoyment. Newly designed with a fresh cover, text, and maps, this Scripture makes an ideal first ...
  
  











  



  
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the ...
  
  











  



  
Lost Flowers: True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Lost Flowers: True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers is the never-before-told account of the notorious North Carolina bootlegger, as recalled by his son, Perry Sullivan. In the backwoods of Clayton, North Carolina, in the first half of the twentieth century, life may have been harsh, but whiskey could be found that was smooth, clear, and potent. Especially if it was the product of moonshine kingpin Joshua Percy Flowers, the legendary ...
  
  











  



  
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (Modern Library)
Maya Angelou

Modern Library, 2004

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven .   When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with ...
  
  











  



  
Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl Through the Holocaust
Vic Shayne, Martin Small

Skyhorse Publishing, 2009

“Martin Small’s poignant recollections of his experiences in German concentration camps . . . constitute an important contribution to the literature of the most tragic chapter of contemporary history.”—Elie Wiesel, author of Night , winner of Nobel Peace Prize Remember Us is a look back at the lost world of the shtetl: a wise Zayde offering prophetic and profound words to his grandson, the rich experience of Shabbos, and the treasure ...
  
  











  



  
Slave: My True Story
Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis

PublicAffairs, 2005

Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one children, including Mende. Mende was sold to a wealthy Arab family who lived in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum. So began her dark years of enslavement. Her Arab owners called her "Yebit," or "black slave." She called them ...
  
  











  



  
Books and Characters French and English (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Lytton Strachey

Intl Business Pubns USA, 2009

"I love Emily."—Madeleine L'Engle Finding a Place to Belong Orphaned after her father's death, thirteen-year-old Emily Starr is sent to live with her snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. At first, Emily's miserable under all the rules from her stern Aunt Elizabeth. And being the new girl at school is not easy. At least New Moon provides plenty of material for the short stories she loves to write. With her quick wit and lively ...
  
  











  



  
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Alphonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, ...

PublicAffairs, 2005

A captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children Benjamin, Alepho and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began ...
  
  











  



  
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes - Cultural Studies in the Gospels
Kenneth E. Bailey

SPCK Publishing, 2008

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads us on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus in the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women and especially Jesus' parables. Throughout the author employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead us into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus, lifting away ...
  
  











  



  
The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (Harper ...
Lawrence S. Ritter

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2010

Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times , the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.
  
  











  



  
The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky

New World Library, 2013

A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and ...
  
  











  



  
The Bone Bearer (The Telesa Series Book 4)

Pasifika Books, 2013

The thrilling, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Telesa Series. Leila's selfless act at the closing of 'When Water Burns,' unleashed the demonic fury of Pele the Fire Goddess and now Daniel must fight an epic battle to free the one he loves. Unlikely allies come to his aid as a group of troubled elementals try to overcome their differences and work as a team to save their friend. But Pele's awakening has caused cataclysmic fear ...
  
  











  








   



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