This book is an award-winning biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and author during the years of Hitler’s rise to power and World War II. Besides giving great insight into Bonhoeffer’s life and thoughts from several primary sources, this book also helps the reader understand what it was like to be German during the years of the Third Reich. It also tells the courage of a few dissidents, including Bonhoeffer, who fought against Hitler and the Nazis from within Germany.
(About the author: She became deeply interest in the “Plain People” when she
married her Mennonite husband.
While perhaps not the most famous of Austen’s works, Mansfield park does not disappoint readers with its carefully crafted characters and Austen’s classic wit. Mansfield Park could perhaps be called the greatest of Austen’s novels. Fanny, a young girl in strained financial circumstances, comes to live with her wealthier relatives. Embedded in the hurtful and sometimes chivalrous characters in Fanny’s life, Austen comments on the superficial social world of the day, along with the heavier underlying theme of slavery.
One reason that so many movie directors have tackled the timeless treasure of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, is that Austen invites us into an enchanting 18th century British setting of love, family, and wit. With intriguing character development, Austen explored the highs and lows of family dynamics with tongue-in-cheek humor, and a perchance for exposing the ups and downs of love.
Looking for a good read this summer? The Center library has many complete series to expand your horizons. Two of my favorites are the Zion Covenant and the Zion Chronicles by Bodie (and Brock) Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee). The Zion Covenant follows the pre World War II struggles of a Jewish musician and each book title in the series has a musical name. Even though these books were written after the first series, I suggest you start with it since the time frame is first. The Zion Chronicles tells the story of the founding of the modern nation of Israel after World War II.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…especially in the Ebersol family. Follow one family’s life as they experience joy, anticipation, death, betrayal, hope, fear, and every feeling in between as they grow in faith, love, Christ, and find the path God has meant for them. It is a gripping tale that has you traveling through decades of time as God’s plan is made perfect in this family. Great read. Once you start, you can’t stop until you know every step of their lives!
If you are looking for a gripping and compelling saga that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, crying for the heroine, feeling her sorrows and joys, and reading just to find out what happens next, this series is for you. Follow the story of a fiery young Amish woman who never felt she was really part of her community as she discovers a deep family secret that literally rips her family apart and sends her on an adventure to discover her own heritage and roots while trying to find herself and her forever home. This series is full of God’s grace, mercy, and perfect timing.
The "You can do it" guide for hassled parents from America's best loved family advocate, Dr. Jim Dobson. Describes parenting as something that requires work, courage, and significant learning opportunities for dads and moms. A must read for every parent.
Many people don’t understand the concepts of burnout which is a state of mental, physical and spiritual exhaustion that leaves its victims with no energy, no hope, and no end in sight. This book will help you beat burnout by helping you to understand it as a cycle that one can manage. There is also clear scriptural guidance about God’s principles around stress and healthy management of it.
The future changes in the BLINK of an eye...or does it?
Seth Borders isn't your average graduate student. For starters, he has one of the world's highest IQs. Now he's suddenly struck by an incredible power--the ability to see multiple potential futures.