“I first met William on stage at TED…. His story, told in just a couple of minutes, was both astonishing and exhilarating. This book proves what those few minutes hinted at: a remarkable individual capable of inspiring many to take their future into their own hands.” (Chris Anderson, TED Curator )
Come check out some of the best biographies you’ve never read . . .
These and many more are on display by the library lounge.
THE BLOOD OF LAMBS : a former terrorist’s memoir of death and redemption by Kamal Saleem with Lynn Vincent.
“The Blood of Lambs reveals the true inside story of the making and mind-set of a Muslim terrorist. Though his ties with terrorism were severed more than twenty years ago, it was not until 9/11, when radical Muslims rained terror on American shores, that Kamal Saleem stepped out of the shadows and revealed his true identity. Today, he is a different kind of warrior. He now stands on the wall and shouts to America, “Open your eyes and fight the danger that lives among you.” Kamal is now an American citizen and has embraced the Christian faith he once sought to destroy. He consults with federal law enforcement agencies and speaks on the dangers of radical Islam at venues across the country.” [Amazon]
DAVID DUCHEMIN is a world and humanitarian photographer. He has received worldwide recognition and acclaim for his photographic passion and vision. Visit him online and check out his books now at the library.
WHAT THE GREAT ATE : a curious history of food & fame by Matthew Jacob & Mark Jacob
did you know?
- Elvis Presley flew more than 800 miles to eat a sandwich?
- Angelina Jolie enjoyed eating Cambodian cockroaches?
- Baseball star Wade Boggs credited his on-field success to eating chicken before nearly every game.
“In What the Great Ate, Matthew and Mark Jacob have cooked up a bountiful sampling of the peculiar culinary likes, dislikes, habits, and attitudes of famous — and often notorious — figures throughout history. ” [back cover]
Our own Mrs. D. Thiessen is a published author!
Come check out her book: “Relax, You’re Going to Have a Baby!”
Summary: The journey to parenthood may be rockier than you anticipated. Getting pregnant may not be as easy as you were warned it would be as a teenager. Or you may already be pregnant and are flooded with feelings of fear about the process, your changing body and your aptitude as a mother. In the face of all this stress you need to relax and remember that God is there. He is faithful — follow his lead!
From the Back Cover:
“Discover the unheard story of Christmas and why it matters.
Christmas is a time for peace on earth, a time for favorite carols, family dinners, and familiar traditions. It’s about a beautiful story of a lovely babe in the manger. Or is it?
A Not-So-Silent Night uncovers the dark side of Christmas, a side that exposes pain, humiliation, fear, and danger. Though we usually choose to ignore them, these elements–in their cultural and historical context–reveal the true meaning of Christmas where the shadow of the cross is inseparable from the manger. Author Verlyn D. Verbrugge maintains that until we see the dark side of Christmas, until we shed tears with Mary and Joseph, until we experience the fear that war is on the horizon, we will never truly understand the awesomeness of what happened in that little town of Bethlehem.
Timely and provocative, A Not-So-Silent Night steers us past holiday commercialization and drives us to the real reason for the season.”
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!