December 15th-18th, 2014
George, Elizabeth, 1944-. A young woman after God's own heart : a devotional.
Provides Bible-based guidance for becoming a godly woman, discussing prayer and covering home life, friendships, education, and service to others.
McKenzie, Robert Tracy. The first Thanksgiving : what the real story tells us about loving God and learning from history.
The Pilgrims' celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America's national and spiritual identity. But is what we've been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make? Through the captivating story of the birth of this quintessentially American holiday, veteran historian Tracy McKenzie helps us to better understand the tale of America's origins--and for Christians, to grasp the significance of this story and those like it. McKenzie avoids both idolizing and demonizing the Pilgrims, and calls us to love and learn from our flawed yet fascinating forebears.The First Thanksgiving is narrative history at its best, and promises to be an indispensable guide to the interplay of historical thinking and Christian reflection on the meaning of the past for the present.
Garner, James Finn. Politically correct holiday stories : for an enlightened yuletide season
Whether your favorite holiday story is "A Christmas Carol", "The Story of Hanukkah", or "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", you'll find it transformed to reflect current sensibilities in Politically Correct Holiday Stories. Injecting our popular holiday fables with a modern perspective is no easy task, but someone had to do it -- and who better than the proven master of cultural sensitivity? So gather the family (whether traditional, dysfunctional, co-dependent, or otherwise) around the hearth, and read aloud these tales as they should have been told the first time.
Williams, T. M. (Thomas Myron), 1941-. Following Prince Caspian : further encounters with the lion of Narnia.
How can we keep faith alive in our skeptical culture? A dark and unbelieving age has come upon the land of Narnia. It is several hundred years after the events of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , and memories of Aslan the Lion God have been lost. Narnians are living in an age of practical thinking and zero tolerance of supernatural beliefs. Does this sound familiar? Author Tom Williams contends that our world is going the way of Narnia, and, in this booklet, he invites the reader to go with him and discover something more. Follow Prince Caspian, Lewis's child heroes, and their small band of believers as they fight to restore Aslan to his rightful throne. Join them as they find valiant faith, brotherhood, and pure joy in the living religion of their ancestors.
Woolf, Virginia. To the lighthouse.
Describes a party gathered at a house on the Scottish coast, in later years only caretakers have the house, and in the last part of the story the house is again filled with surviving family members.
Andress, David. French society in revolution, 1789-1799.
In recent years historians have been drawn to the political culture of dictatorial violence surrounding this period in French history, at the expense of recognizing the profound liberation, and ultimate social transformation, that the period represented for the French people. This work aims to retrieve the social history of the French Revolution from unjustified neglect. This study plots a narrative course through a turbulent time, examining both the structural and cultural elements behind the breakdown of the 18th-century monarchic state and its aristocratic social system. Engaging with the late-1990s historical research, it presents a picture of the tensions evolving in this system and tracks elements of conflict throughout the revolutionary decade. The limitations and failings of revolutionary attempts at liberation are confronted, particularly in the fields of gender and the treatment of poverty, and the beliefs and situations that hindered efforts to create a genuine political community are analyzed. The Revolution is firmly acknowledged as failing within its own time to fulfil its goals, but the continual attempts by counter-revolutionaries to destroy it must be recalled as part of the explanation for this. Ultimately, the Revolution is seen as having long-term benefits for the French population and for European society.
Chartier, Roger, 1945-. The cultural origins of the French Revolution. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1991.
Examines the significance of cultural factors leading to the French Revolution, such as Enlightenment ideas, books, secularization, and other topics.
Lucado, Max. The Christmas cross : a story about finding your way home for the holidays.
The Christmas Cross is a story about finding your way home for the holidays, told in the context of one man's journey in a small Texas town. Unique interactive elements inside this book-including envelopes with pullout letters and surprises-makes this a one-of-a-kind Christmas treasure.