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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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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (E Bar)

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (E Bar)

Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby's tree has arrived! There's just one big problem . . . the tree is too tall to fit in his parlor. He cuts off the top so it will fit, but little does he know that the top of that tree will travel clear across the countryside, bringing holiday cheer to the homes of bears, rabbits, mice, and more! This heartwarming story written by Robert Barry is the perfect way to start your yuletide season, and the perfect addition to your family’s festive holiday traditions.

 

Seven Stories of Christmas Love (394.2 Bus)

Seven Stories of Christmas Love (394.2 Bus)

This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. In his warm, humorous way, Dr. Leo Buscaglia shares seven holiday episodes from his life, including his hilarious adventure in producing a school Christmas pageant with second-graders as well as the poignant insights that came from spending Christmas in a hospital, recovering from heart surgery. He tells how each event reinforced his belief in the value of caring and love.

Leo also reminds us that Christmas can last more than one day—that the spirit and magic of the season can thrive all the time. Peace, joy, and goodwill are not seasonal; they are life-sustaining, life-enhancing, hopeful words that should be spoken, sung, and practiced all the months of the year.

 

 

My First Book about Things that Go (J629 Ein)

My First Book about Things that Go (J629 Ein)

Vroom! Youngsters love things that go! And Professor Grover and Elmo are here to tell them more about all those things that take us places, from bikes, wagons, and trucks to race cars, wheelchairs, and strollers! 

Chock-full of colorful and engaging photos and eye-catching diagrams and drawings, this Sesame Subjects book written by Kama Einhorn offers just the right amount of information for a child to take in, sparking further curiosity and learning. Sesame Subjects will feed children’s sense of discovery and wonder at the ever-expanding world around them.

 

Why Religion Matters (240.2 Smi)

Why Religion Matters (240.2 Smi)

Huston Smith, one of the most eloquent and respected world authorities on religion, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.  Smith’s historical knowledge and spiritual depth combine here with his understanding of science and the spheres of higher education, government, and law to produce a brilliant, comprehensive look at the embattled state of authentic religion in the world today.