Atonement, which plays such a major role in Christianity, is explored with skill and heartbreaking poignancy in this moving novel from Ian McEwan. A young girl makes a mistake that wrecks the lives of those around her, and she spends the rest of her life trying to make it right.
Recipient of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize, The Edge of Sadness centers on a middle-aged priest who struggles with alcoholism and a desire to serve his calling while fending off temptations. The book was eye-opening in its day and hasn't lost any power since.
This book is a good reminder on how to avoid our temptations and how we can use prayer and staying connected to Godly people to avoid the temptation in the world. We can be in the world but not of the world.
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy."
This story…one of my favorites…is beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
"An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun...”
In our day Christians need to get much more serious about sharing and defending their faith. Two Books in the Champion Library that will help you are, Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittleberg, and The Body by Charles Colson.
(about the author: she writes contemporary fiction from her experience of being
raised in the Mennonite church.)
The Mitford series is a wonderful group of books about a small town in North Carolina and its local Episcopalian priest.
Come along with Jack and Annie on adventures with this fun book series! A
regular request during story time with the 3rd and 4th grade classes, these
books combine real life facts and history with a fast paced read. Two
siblings find a tree house and using the books inside, they are transported
to amazing places and distant times! Journey to the time of the Romans,
through the jungles of Africa and into the Civil War with Jack and Annie as
they go on missions given to them by Morgan Le Fay. Learn about history
Do you know what a Huguenot is? How familiar are you with 17th century French church history? This Christian historical fiction novel brings all this to light in an interesting and personal way. The novel weaves together a modern day woman and her ancestor from France as the reader is introduced to this time of persecution of the Protestant church. Even King Louis XIV and the Palace of Versailles is mentioned as the characters travel to Paris. I love when I can learn something new and this novel made this period in history come to life in a unique way.
Step into the world of the Knights of Arrethtrae. A land where noble Knights fight against the Shadow Warriors of Lucius, the Dark Knight. A land where those Knights still believe in the King and risen Prince who live across the sea. The Knights are trained and charged with spreading the word of the King and his only son and their return to free the people of Arrethtrae from the darkness of Lucius. Sir Dalton is such a Knight, but he questions whether he truly believes in the King's Code and his Son.