Summary: Growing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. After his fiancée's untimely death, he moves to Kansas to serve as a youth minister. But he can't set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough to embrace his new life. Newly-appointed church custodian Lori Fowler's strained relationship with her father and her struggles with overeating...
Publisher / Publication Date: WaterBrook, an imprint of Random House 2021
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SAW
Summary: In his Epistle, the Apostle Peter instructed disciples to give others good reason for the hope they have in Christ, but to do so with 'gentleness and respect.' Unfortunately, in the eyes of many non-Christians today, the church has done just the opposite. In Unchristian, David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, has complied startling research among the unchurched and learned that...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: christianaudio.com 2008
Summary: An intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial 'overnighters' program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OVE
Summary: According to Josh McDowell, our children are being raised in a society that has largely rejected the concepts of truth and morality. In Right From Wrong, McDowell offers hope and provides families and the church with a sound, thorough, biblical and workable method to clearly understand and defend the truth.
Publisher / Publication Date: Word Pub. 1994
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 259 Mcdow
Summary: Examines the work of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who accepts into his family infants placed anonymously in the "baby box" at the front of his church in Seoul, South Korea.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Arbella Studios 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DRO
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Dr
Summary: This paperback edition of the book originally published in 1995 updates us on the lives of the East Los Angeles homeboys with whom Father Greg Boyle continues to work, allowing for an analysis as to how some former gang members are able to make it out, while others are not.--From publisher description.
Publisher / Publication Date: University of New Mexico Press 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 259.5092 FRE
Summary: The stories of girls of color are often overlooked and ignored rather than valued and heard. Instead of relegating these young women to the margins, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Fortress Press 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.8 ADA
Summary: Cork, Ireland, 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel, she immediately sends for one of her former pupils, Police Sergeant Patrick Cashman, to investigate. Dead bodies ar not unusual in the poverty-stricken slums of Cork, but this one is dressed in evening finery; in her handbag is a dance program for the exclusive...
Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR
Summary: When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual.
Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE
Summary: Goth is the subculture that never dies, influencing mainstream fashion, TV, movies, and alternative rock music. Goth: Vamps and Dandies is a startling visual history of this dark strand of pop culture. Written with a razor-sharp insider's eye, and drawing on a rich photographic archive that spans the 25-year history of the scene, it vividly evokes the past, present and future of Goth. Via a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Plexus 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.1 BAD
Summary: Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he is even more excited--and worried that a misunderstanding over a Christmas tree could damage his new friendship.
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ROB
Summary: "More than a hundred years ago (1899), photographer Frank Bennett Fiske (1883-1952) began photographing members of the Standing Rock Sioux in his studio at Fort Yates, North Dakota. He was 16 years old when he took over the stuido from S.T. Fransler. The men and women Fiske photographed were his friends and neighbors, Native Americans who had lived on the reservation for more than 20 years....
Publisher / Publication Date: Terra 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770 FRA
Summary: The wish-granting diary Autumn Falls' father left her stops working and high school junior Autumn must figure out her love life on her own until she is given a map that will take her wherever she wants to go, but rather than being a fun opportunity, it leads to life-changing consequences.
Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2015
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION THO
Summary: In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene Laundries, an institution for "fallen" women, where they will atone for their sins through a regimented life of work and prayer. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2004
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAG
Summary: "A young mother struggles to get back on her feet after a devastating loss leaves her and her daughter alone and living on the street"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BUN
Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR
Summary: Validus, the only angel standing in the way of the demonic Fallen, has risen to a position of power and respect but is pushed beyond his abilities when he is assigned to protect one unbelieving man, Drew Carter, racing against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival.
Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Books 2015
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BLA
Summary: "Go to New York City and help those boys." When David Wilkerson heard those words in his heart late one night as he glanced at a picture in Life magazine, he was dumbfounded. The boys in question were members of a violent gang and on trial for murder. He was a country preacher settled comfortably in a little mountain church in Pennsylvania. What could God possibly expect him to accomplish--in...
Publisher / Publication Date: Chosen 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 259.5 WIL
Summary: "Based on the authors' significant clinical and ministry experience, this book offers a measured Christian response to the diverse gender identities that are being embraced by an increasing number of adolescents"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 YAR
Summary: "How curiously different is this white God from the one preached by Jesus who understood faithfulness by how we treat the hungry and thirsty, the naked and alien, the incarcerated and infirm. This white God of empire may be appropriate for global conquerors who benefit from all that has been stolen and through the labor of all those defined as inferior; but such a deity can never be the God of...
Publisher / Publication Date: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2021
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 DE L
Contents: Introduction: Glimpses of poverty -- How bad is poverty anyway? -- Flower petals in the face -- Making a feast for Jesus -- Searching for solutions that work -- A hand up, not a handout -- How $100 can change the world -- Unlocking entrepreneurship -- A brass ring for the poor -- Microfinance goes mainstream -- Exploring variations in microfinance 2.0 -- It can't be that good, can it? -- Using...
Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 GRE
Summary: "In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan--rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth;...
Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.3 Martin 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR
Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Micah Dupree had always liked being the "good girl." She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020