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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The Easter Story (J232.9 Jef)
In The Easter Story, written by Stephanie Jeffs, children will encounter the events of Jesus’ last week on earth. They will gather with Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper. They will follow Jesus as he is betrayed, arrested, tried, sentenced, and crucified. They also will see the glory of the Resurrection. John Haysom’s beautiful illustrations help to convey the deep emotion surrounding these events. Through this book, children will come to know the story of Jesus, who went from servant King, through suffering and death on a cross, to resurrection, and new life. This is truly the story of Easter.
The Way: 40 Days of Reflection (Cur 232.95 Ham Way)
In this companion volume that functions beautifully on its own or as part of the church-wide experience, Adam Hamilton offers 40 days of daily devotions on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, enabling us to pause, meditate, and emerge changed forever. The reflections, ideal for use during Lent, include Scripture, reflection, stories from Hamilton’s own ministry, and prayers.
A Day with the Animal Firefighters (E Ren)
Nee-naw! Nee-naw! Nee-naw! It's the Animal Firefighters to the rescue! New recruit, Firefighter Moose, is desperate to drive the fire engine, but he's not allowed to until he's got Experience. First he must learn to climb ladders, grapple with fire extinguishers - and go on a number of daring missions. His finest moment comes when he rescues twenty-one guinea pigs from a top-floor flat. He wins an award for his Bravery and Initiative...and at last he's allowed to drive the fire engine, too!
Almost Everything--Notes on Hope (170 Lam)
From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author comes the book: How to bring hope back into our lives. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up.
In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.
Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.
Come Worship with Me (J263.9 Bol)
Those lovable friends, the church mice, are back, and this time they are teaching about the holidays and seasons of the church. In Ruth Boling’s colorful and beautifully illustrated children's book, Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, and more come alive as the mice trace the journey of the church year and invite children of all ages to worship.
You'll Get through This (Cur 248.8 Luc)
You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance. Max reminds participants God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph—tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed. But his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good. Leader Guide, DVD, and Study Guide are available.