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God So Loved, He Gave (241.67)

God So Loved, He Gave (241.67)

The God who created a good and perfect world, but whose world turned from him, has brought restoration through gift: The Father loved the world and gave the Son, and the Father and the Son pour out the gift of the Spirit into the hearts of humanity bringing about praise, hope, and new creation. Those who are united to the Son by his Spirit then find they have received the glorious gift of God’s coming Kingdom. In other words, the Gospel is shaped by giving: God’s generosity buys us out of bondage and brings us into all the blessings of belonging. But the good news is not only that God has made us to be recipients of his grace but also participants in the movement of his divine justice and generosity. Living in God’s gifts, Christians discover they are free to give themselves. The cross and resurrection of Christ come to shape and define this new life of faith, hope and generosity―a life that is best lived not in isolation but as a community. Throughout the book special attention is given to the relationship between divine generosity and concern for the poor and oppressed. Kelly Kapic and Justin Borger encourage readers to not simply discover the immensity of God’s grace, but to enter into the flow of divine generosity as God has invited them to become avenues of his great gifts to the world.

 

The Orchard Book of Grimms Fairy Tales (J398 Gri)

The Orchard Book of Grimms Fairy Tales (J398 Gri)

Step into a magical world of princesses and princes, wicked witches and good fairies.  Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that is perfect for young children.  Saviour Pirotta’s lively retellings of these classic fairy tales are perfectly complemented by Emma Chichester Clark’s rich, glowing illustrations, making this book a joy to share.

 

Farley Found It (E Van)

Farley Found It (E Van)

A sheep finds his ideal sleeping quarters in this fun book. Farley loves being a sheep. But he dislikes sleeping outdoors. He never gets a good night's sleep because, if truth be told, he's afraid of the dark. His sleep improves when he discovers a cozy little house, where he can snooze to his heart's content. The only problem is that the house is a doghouse. Edna, the dog, is not happy. So she moves her house to the haystack, and the henhouse, and even up an oak tree. Wherever Edna moves her house, Farley finds it. What are Farley and Edna to do?

 

Let Me Grieve but Not Forever (248.8 Dav)

Let Me Grieve but Not Forever (248.8 Dav)

On June 28, 1987, four Dallas-based Christian leaders were killed in an airplane crash as they were returning from a Focus on the Family retreat in Montana: George L. Clark, chairman of the board and CEO of MBank; Dr. Trevor E. Mabery, a surgeon who helped found Humana Hospital-Medical City; Hugo W. Schoelkopf III, an entrepreneur and sporting goods manufacturer; and Creath Davis, founder and director of Christian Concern Foundation.

Among the losses their families shared, Creath's wife, Verdell, also lost part of her identity: No longer was she a pastor's wife, and no longer was she sure what she believed. This deeply moving book, gleaned from parts of journals that she kept during the loss of her husband, offers a source of hope and healing for anyone experiencing grief. With remarkable honesty, courage, and generosity, she shares how to examine grief and ultimately find healing in the process.