Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32
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Practicing the Presence of People (241.4 Mas)
In the deepest part of our hearts and souls is the desire to love well. Yet in our struggle to do so, we learn that, as Mike Mason puts it, "We are not born with love; it is something we must learn." Now, in Practicing the Presence of People, he helps us launch that learning process. Mason points the way to fresh knowledge and fresh experience, showing how we can discover new things about those we love, understand them from the inside out, tenderly identify with their weaknesses, and celebrate that they too were lovingly made by the hand of God.
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (E Seu)
Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed (“Yertle the Turtle”), vanity (“Gertrude McFuzz”), and pride (“The Big Brag”). In no other book does a small burp have such political importance! Yet again, Dr. Seuss proves that he and classic picture books go hand in hand.
United Methodist Beliefs - A Brief Introduction (230.51 Wil)
This brief introduction to the United Methodist Church spells out the major beliefs of the Church in a clear, nontechnical style. William Willimon, the beloved United Methodist author, preacher, teacher, and bishop, discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians as well as the particular accents and emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines.
In his engaging style, Willimon opens the door for further study, challenging the readers to move toward a continuing reflection on their faith. This guide will be of great value to those who are beginning their study of United Methodist beliefs as well as those who have long been in the church and want a helpful way to refresh their understandings of the distinctiveness of United Methodist doctrine.
You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish (E Pfi)
Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn’t always easy—not even for Rainbow Fish. Marcus Pfister’s beautifully illustrated picture book gives youngsters a lighthearted look at accepting loss without losing your sparkle!
Glad Easter Day (J232.9 Llo)
Even for small children, Easter is a happy day. It is a day of flowers and song and sometimes gifts. But often it is a puzzling day as well. Many things they see and hear are confusing to them. Although these young children cannot completely grasp the real meaning of Easter, they can sense a little more closely its real source of joy. This story of how children who knew and loved Jesus, when he walked the earth, rejoiced on the first glad Easter day will help modern children rejoice, too, that “He lives.”