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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Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus (Cur 252 Slal)
Central to the Christian faith is a man who denies all our pre-conceived notions about what God should look like. Joining his movement will mean coming to terms with the real Jesus, the rebel Jesus.
Jesus didn’t come to start a religion. The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. In Renegade Gospel, pastor and author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and his challenging message to inspire us throughout the year. Read the red letters and discover Jesus all over again.
Renegade Gospel is a multi-component (DVD and study guide), that can be used for personal study as well as an all-church series and group study. It has six sessions with topics including:
- Discovering the Rebel Jesus
- Revolutionary Lifestyle
- The Most Important Question You Will Ever Have to Answer
- Seeing Jesus Today
- The Way of the Cross
The Night Before Thanksgiving (E Win)
Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
Arthur's Thanksgiving (E Bro)
When Arthur is picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play, all his friends beg him for the lead role. But not everyone can be the star, and someone has to be the turkey! Can Arthur find the perfect lead, the perfect turkey, and save the day?
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Arthur in Marc Brown’s classic fall story!
Swan House (Fic Mus)
Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.
Elizabeth Musser’s novel tells an inspiring coming of age story set in the South of the early 1960s. It is a fact and faith-based book that is full of suspense.
Corduroy Lost and Found (E Hen)
Corduroy the teddy bear slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa. He spies what he thinks is a yellow balloon up in the sky and goes chasing after it, thinking that would be perfect for her. But when the sun rises, the "balloon" disappears. And now Corduroy is lost. Can he reunite with his best friend and find her the perfect birthday present?
Written in the whimsical style of Don Freeman and illustrated in the exact scratchboard technique he used with other Corduroy picture books, Corduroy Lost and Found will delight even Corduroy's very youngest fans.
Working Class Rage (SAM 305.5 UMW20 SA)
White working-class people are the canary in the mine. Poorly understood and perceived as a threat to the common good – unintelligent, self-destructive, utterly incapable of leveraging their own privilege – white working-class people have recaptured the cultural and political imagination in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Pundits, politicos, cultural commentators, party leaders and many others are scrambling to understand what makes this demographic tick with mixed results. Scape-goated for all things racist and identified as the voting block that gave the country its most divisive leader in a generation, they are not what they seem: so much more than common xenophobes and red-hat wearing nostalgics for a lost time of white supremacy, this group begs for a richer, more nuanced portrait if they are to be loved and impacted by Christian faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.