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The Newbery Honor author, SUSAN CAMPBELL BARTOLETTI, brings us a compelling page-turner. “Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, a German schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbuckling bravado of his time. The handsome storm trooper uniforms, the shiny jackboots and armbands, the rousing patriotism — all serve to draw him into this bright new world full of promise and hope. In the beginning, Helmuth’s patriotism is unwavering. But every day the rights of people all over Germany are diminishing. Jews are threatened and their businesses are being destroyed, the truth has been censored, and danger lurks everywhere. Anybody can turn on you. The world has turned upside down: Patriotism means denouncing others, love means to hate, and speaking out means treason. Silence becomes everyone’s guilty secret. How much longer can Helmuth keep silent? Now Helmuth sits in a German prison, awaiting his precarious fate. Told in flashback with breathtaking suspense, this homage to an extraordinary real-life hero magnificently explores one person’s responsibility to humanity, freedom, and truth.” {amazon.ca}

the chronicles of brothers

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Author WENDY ALEC is writing a new epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Brothers. We are excited to introduce the first 3 books in this new series; come check them out! The story traces the journey of Archangel brothers Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer as they move from the inception of time and place in Heaven and through Lucifer’s fall and banishment. The consequences on the brothers impacts three worlds; heaven, hell and earth. You can anticipate many twists and turns as a war unfolds for the race of men. “The tale is chilling . . . the consequences inconceivable” (ChroniclesProject).

house of hope

Neta Jackson’s award-winning Yada books have sold over 600,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. She and her husband, Dave , live in Chicago where the Yada Yada and House of Hope stories are set.

New to the MEI Library is Jackson’s latest series: The House of Hope.

Click on a cover below to read an excerpt from the book.

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love me tender

lovemetenderNew to the MEI Library “Debbie Carmichael is determined to salvage her family’s restaurant, Sweet Sal’s Soda Shoppe, from financial ruin when her father’s health fails. Help is in sight when teen heartthrob Bobby Conrad agrees to perform at a fund-raiser concert. But just two weeks before the highly publicized event, plans fall through and Bobby can’t come. Enter Johnny Hartman, a young, unknown singer. Debbie soon realizes the twists and turns leading up to the concert have been divinely orchestrated. But is it the dreamy Bobby conrad who ultimately steals her heart. . .or the tender Johnny Hartman?” [back cover]

are you hungry?

In the award-winning The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins explores the effects of war and violence on those coming of age.

Hunger Games — “In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlaying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one girl and one boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has also resolved to outwit the creators of the games. To do that she will have to be the last person standing at the end of the deadly ordeal, and that will take every ounce of strength and cunning she has.” (Amazon)

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a conversation with God

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I was so intrigued by the idea of author Larry Crabb in writing “66 Love Letters”, was excited to get my hands on a copy, and captivated by what I read. I have always thought of the Bible as God’s love letter to us and appreciated the relational and nitty gritty way that Crabb summarized the truths God has revealed in His love letter to us. The book has short chapters, one for each book of the bible, and is further organized into 7 parts; providing an overall view and quick glimpse at God’s plan for mankind. The more I poked around this book, the more brilliant the organization of it proved to be. Although the chapters are brief, they encourage the reader to delve into God’s word and ponder what they find; I found Crabb’s writing to convey Biblical truths. I appreciate the honesty and sincerity that is woven throughout these pages; it does not come across as a know-all or absolute in knowledge. It reads more like a diary of the musings and wisdom of a fellow follower. Come check it out!