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A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron

Forge Books, 2011

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into ...
  
  











  



  
You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Max Lucado

Brilliance Audio, 2013

Joseph’s pit came in the form of a cistern. Yours came in the form of a diagnosis, a foster home, or a traumatic injury. Joseph was thrown into a hole and despised. And you? Thrown into an unemployment line and forgotten, into a divorce and betrayed, into a bed and abused. The pit. Life is reduced to one quest: to get out and never get hurt again. Not simply done. Pits have no easy exit. Joseph’s story got worse before it got better. ...
  
  











  



  
The Crimson Crown (A Seven Realms Novel)
Cinda Williams Chima

Disney-Hyperion, 2012

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana' Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner ...
  
  











  



  
Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus
John Eldredge

FaithWords, 2011

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was ...
  
  











  



  
The Auschwitz Escape
Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family—are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds ...
  
  











  



  
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Ian W. Toll

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."— New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government. The founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated fiercely. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy ...
  
  











  



  
The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series
Melody Beattie

Hazelden, 1990

Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she ...
  
  











  



  
Fatal Consequences
Marie Force

Carina Press, 2011

Politics can be murder… Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the ...
  
  











  



  
The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life
A. W. Tozer

HarperOne, 2009

The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author and Christian mystic A.W. Tozer illuminates God’s attributes—from wisdom, to grace, to mercy—and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, The Knowledge of the Holy shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, ...
  
  











  



  
An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion)
Francine Rivers

Oasis Audio, 1998

This moving tale of first-century Rome continues. God’s forgiveness and redemption triumph as the young Hadassah risks her life for the one who would have destroyed her. Two cassettes Three hours Abridged
  
  











  



  
All But My Life
Gerda Weissmann Klein

Noonday Press, 1988

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis ...
  
  











  



  
The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark (The Gresham Chronicles, Book 3)
Lawana Blackwell

Bethany House Publishers, 2008

When spring arrives in full, the town of Gresham reawakens to life. Soon more than one unlikely romance blooms among her villagers and readers will be delighted as even a bruised and timid heart is made to feel young and renewed. Devoted fans' love for the town of Gresham and its charming inhabitants has helped this series become a deeply cherished bestseller!
  
  











  



  
33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration
Michael E. Gaitley

Marian Press, 2011

From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves ...
  
  











  



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

Hyperion, 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 become the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a ...
  
  











  



  
The Dark Tower, Books 1-3: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, and The Waste Lands
Stephen King

Penguin (Non-Classics), 1992

The Dark Tower Books 1-3 Box set
  
  











  



  
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted ...
  
  











  



  
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Peggy Vincent

Scribner, 2002

A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the Unit
  
  











  



  
Fate is the Hunter: A Pilot's Memoir
Ernest K. Gann

Simon & Schuster, 1986

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.
  
  











  



  
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
Kristina Wandzilak, Constance Curry

Jeffers Press, 2006

A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, ...
  
  











  



  
Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
Steven Wolf, Lynette Padwa

Algonquin Books, 2012

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts ...
  
  











  








   



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