a descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
synonyms: narration, description, account, report, review
a set of explanatory or critical notes on a text.“a commentary on the Old Testament”
synonyms: explanation, elucidation, interpretation, exegesis, analysis
Old & New Testament Commentaries are calling a new shelf home — they can be found in the back classroom area of the library by the yearbooks. They are also available to borrow for 3 Day Loans, instead of being Reference use in library only. So, if you’re working on a research paper, stop on by!
“In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric’s secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.
Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric’s compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy.
Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp’s prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself?”
From modern to historical, Esther’s story lives on. Take a look three more retellings for this story of faith.
Book 3 in the Lost Loves of the Bible series by Ginger Garrett has hit our shelves!
Reign: The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel will change the way you think about that window of time in history.
“From the moment her marriage to Prince Ahab thrusts her into the intrigues of palace life, Jezebel’s exotic beauty opens doors, and her will breaks down walls. Torn from her homeland and wed to power in a strange country, Jezebel vows to create a legacy and power all her own. Some might call her a manipulative schemer, bent on having her own way. But they don’t know the whole story.”
A new year = a new look + new web resources
We’re now on PINTEREST … MEI Secondary Library is connecting you with things we love and resources you’ll find useful.
Book 2 of The Wives of the Patriarchs series by Jill Eileen Smith is now available at MEI Secondary Library.
Each book in this trilogy focuses on one or more of Israel’s four matriarchs.
“Can love heal the rift between two souls?
When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it’s clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. But then Rebekah is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, and her hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.
As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve is tested. When the rift between Isaac and her grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac’s father Abraham to bridge the gap?” – Back Cover
You may also like Jill Eileen Smith’s trilogy: The Wives of King David.