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    30 christian impact athletes

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    2015

    30 christian impact athletes

    Louthian, Michael

    What Christian was named the greatest coach in the history of team sports by Sporting News Magazine? Can you name the Christian who invented basketball? Can you name three Christian athletes who came to the Lord during their professional careers? Do you know which Christian athlete died in the arms of Dr. James Dobson? At the age of five Michael Louthian traded his kindergarden books for the sports pages. His avid desire to know everything there was to know about sports and the sports world never waned. Throughout his life Louthian has soaked up every piece of information he could get his hands on. Through asking questions he was able to uncover answers. In his second book 30 Christian Impact Athletes, Louthian now asks questions about illegal gambling in basketball and steroid use in baseball. As a student of history, Louthian followed professional sports beyond the usual statistics. He absorbed all the available information about the athletes in what has become, during his lifetime, an industry of gigantic proportions and an influence of unprecedented depth on our society. Professional athletes increasingly indulge in behavior that we would never condone in our children or in ourselves. Yet they are given a “pass” when their behavior is illegal or boarish. Louthian spotlights the lives of thirty Christian athletes who have had a major impact on society and sports. Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, Meadowlark Lemon, Albert Pujols, John Wooden, Tim Tebow, and Kurt Warner are among the athletes featured. Each of the thirty athletes travelled a unique road to their acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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    3:16: the numbers of hope

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    2007

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    A.T. Jones: point man on Adventism's charismatic frontier

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    2012

    A.T. Jones: point man on Adventism's charismatic frontier

    Knight, George R.

    This brilliantly researched biography reveals a man so powerful and charismatic that his fall seems incomprehensible yet somehow inevitable. Discover the contributions Jones made to Adventism- and what led him eventually to fight the faith he spent so much of his life building up.

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    Abigail

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    2012

    Abigail

    Smith, Jill Eileen

    Her days marked by turmoil and faded dreams, Abigail has resigned herself to a life with a man she does not love. But when circumstances offer her a second chance at happiness with the handsome David, she takes a leap of faith to join his wandering tribe. Still, her struggles are far from over. How can she share his love with the other women he insists on marrying?.

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    Abraham Lincoln: a man of faith and courage

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    2011

    Abraham Lincoln: a man of faith and courage

    Wheeler, Joe.

    Skillfully waving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln's life, faith, and courage.

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    Adventists in Russia

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    Africa: they were there

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    2016

    Africa: they were there

    Dunstan, Lee

    Africa: They Were There describes the evangelistic and philanthropic work of ...Dr. John Jeremic, of Melbourne, Australia.... Dr. Jeremic has devoted much of his life and considerable means to Africa, complled to do so since childhood, when he first heard the story of Livingstone from an unknown missionary who visited his little Seventh-day Adventist church, in Nis, in the former Yugoslavia.

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    Aim high

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    2005

    Aim high

    Johnsson, Terry Lyndon.

    The thrilling story of an unlikely member of the President's honor guard who proved that all things are possible with God.

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    Alone on the wall

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    2016

    Alone on the wall

    Honnold, Alex

    Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. Alone on the Wall recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.

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    Amazing journey, amazing grace

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    2016

    Amazing journey, amazing grace

    Eirich, Ken and Nancy

    The incredible story of how God led two pentecostal pastors into the Seventh-day Adventist church.

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    Amy Carmichael: rescuer of precious gems

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    2015

    Amy Carmichael: rescuer of precious gems

    Benge, Janet

    Amy Carmichael stood on the deck of the steamer, waving goodbye once again to her old friend Robert Wilson. How could she have known she would never see him or the British Isles again? Amy was certain God had called her to India. Indeed. India would be her home for the rest of her life. Amy's life was marked by a simple, determined obedience to God, regardless of circumstance or consequences. Her story and legacy are stunning reminders of the impact of one person who will fear God and nothing else. Driven by love and compassion, and sustained by faith and determination, Amy Carmichael defied the cruel barriers of India's caste system. The story of this young woman from Northern Ireland is a brilliant, sparkling example of God's love generously poured out to"the least of these among us."

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    And the angels were silent

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    Angels in the ER

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    2016

    Angels in the ER

    Lesslie, Robert D., 1951-

    Twenty - five years in the ER could become a resume for despair, but for Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring tales of angels who are friends, nurses, doctors, patients, strangers, or those unseen but clearly present "others" in the midst of trial.

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    Any way out: twin brothers, two paths, no chance

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    2015

    Any way out: twin brothers, two paths, no chance

    Vitorovich, Ann

    They had dreamed of this moment for years, and on that snowy day in January their dream finally began coming true. Identical twin brothers Voja and Cveja Vitorovic would escape from Communist Yugoslavia, Vjoa defecting from a tour group in Rome, and Cveja taking his chances at the heavily guarded border. But would Cveja survive his encounters with the border and rejoin his brother? What would happen to Voja after an unnamed individual made the very serious accusation that he had betrayed not only his church but Italy as well? Would their faith be strong enough to weather the ordeal? This is a true story of relying on God through every difficulty and believing that His will would be accomplished no matter what happened. God had a plan for those twin boys of His, and He worked mightily behind the scenes to overcome all their obstacles.

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    The appearing

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    The appearing

    Wheeler, Penny Estes

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    Backstage pass: the Naomi Striemer story

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    2014

    Backstage pass: the Naomi Striemer story

    Striemer, Naomi 1982-

    Naomi was hailed by critics as the next Celine Cion. With her dreams of fame and fortune on track, Naomi found herself rubbing shoulders with Randy Jackson, Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler, Britney Speaks, Sean Puff Daddy Combs, Avril Lavigne, and Justin Timberlake. But one conversation changed it all. In the narrow hallway of a hip-hop studio, a chauffeus told her, "I had a dream about you last night. An angel came to me and told me he had a message for me to tell you." That message shook Naomi to the core and forced her to reexamine her life. Standing on the threshold of everything she had ever dreamed for herself, Naomi knew she had a decision to make. Would she stay and watch her dreams unfold, or walk away to pursue an incomparable God?

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    Battered to blessed : my personal journey

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    2006

    Battered to blessed : my personal journey

    Walsh, Brenda.

    Recounts the story of how Brenda got into an abusive marrige, how she got out of that marrige, and how she learned to love again with the power of Jesus.

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    Beautiful souls: the courage and conscience of ordinary people in extraordinary times

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    2015

    Beautiful souls: the courage and conscience of ordinary people in extraordinary times

    Press, Eyal

    History has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, but what about its flip side, what impels ordinary people to defy the sway of authority and convention? Through these dramatic stories of unlikely resisters, Eyal Press shows that the boldest acts of dissent are often carried out not only by radicals seeking to overthrow the system but also by true believers who cling with unusual fierceness to their convictions. Drawing on groundbreaking research by moral psychologists and neuroscientists, this deeply reported work of narrative journalism examines the choices and dilemmas we all face when our principles collide with the loyalties we harbor and the duties we are expected to fulfill.

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    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

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    2011

    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

    Cohn, Marthe.

    Behind Enemy Linesis Marthe Cohn's memoir of a time and place that has mesmerized the world for more than half a century. But at its heart it is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.

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    Better than before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives

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    2017

    Better than before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives

    Rubin, Gretchen

    Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals.

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    Black Boy

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    2016

    Black Boy

    Wright, Richard

    "Black Boy" is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment - a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

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    Blessed are the unlikelies: God values the most improbable people

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    Blessed are the unlikelies: God values the most improbable people

    Dunham, Philip W.

    Are you caught in the tension between wanting to do great things for God, yet finding yourself dragging through life with a dull sense of failure? Then consider Gideon: a member of a divided tribe, he was "'a man unknown and unheard of, whose occupation was to thresh corn stealthily, lest the midianites should take it; a man thought nothing of by his own countrymen, and contemptuously overlooked by his foreign masters.'" An unlikely candidate by human standards, yet Gideon was chosen by God as the instrument through which to deliver Israel. The Bible is crammed full of stories of men and women who seemed just as unlikely: people like Samson, Jephthah, Rahab, and Nebuchadnezzar. Blessed Are the Unlikelies takes a refreshing look at these and other familiar characters, and chllanges us to look beyond their shortcomings to a place where we can see how the name of God was magnified in their lives. Relying heavily on insight from the Spirit of Prophecy, the authot reveals the miraculous transformation that takes palce in the heart of each one. While, deep down, we are all very aware of our own shortcomings to a place where we can see how the name of God was magnified in their lives. Relying heavily on insight from the Spirit of Prophecy, the author reveals the miraculous transformation that takes place in the heart of each one. While, deep down, we are all very aware of our own shortcomings, secret struggles, and failings, Dunham reminds us that we serve a God who is not willing that any should perish. A God of mercy, love, forgiveness, and grace. A God who isn't interested in impressive resumes or sterling character references, but in willing, obedient hearts.

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    Blind hope: an unwanted dog & the woman she rescued

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    2011

    Blind hope: an unwanted dog & the woman she rescued

    Meeder, Kim.

    An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experiences through her ailing yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog- and her own heart- Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all. As Laurie and her dog, Mia, both learned to follow the lead of a master they couldn't see, Laurie discovered the transforming power of God's grace even for imperfect and selfish people- and she experienced a greater love than she had ever known.

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    Born yesterday

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    2016

    Born yesterday The true story of a girl born in the 21st century but raised in the 19th

    Williams-Smith, Rachel

    Though born in 1965, Rachel's story could easily have been set in the 1800's. Wearing long dresses and broad-brimmed bonnets and living without modern conveniences...she and her two older brothers were shaped by the extreme religious views of her iron-willed, Vietnam-veteran father and malleable, practical-minded mother....Then at 16, Rachel was forced to face the world in which she was not raised to live.

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    The boy who runs: the odyssey of Julius Achon

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    2017

    The boy who runs: the odyssey of Julius Achon

    Brant, John

    Julius can’t remember who first saw the men. He heard no warning sounds—no dog barking or twig snapping. Until this point, events had moved too swiftly for Julius to be afraid, but now panic seized him. In another instant, he realized that his old life was finished. Thus begins the extraordinary odyssey of Julius Achon, a journey that takes a barefoot twelve-year-old boy from a village in northern Uganda to the rebel camp of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, where he was made a boy soldier, and then, miraculously, to a career as one of the world’s foremost middle-distance runners. But when a devastating tragedy prevents Julius from pursuing the gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he is once again set adrift and forced to forge a new path for himself, finally finding his true calling as an internationally recognized humanitarian. Today, Julius is the director of the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda through access to healthcare, education, and athletics. While pursuing his destiny, Julius encounters a range of unforgettable characters who variously befriend and betray him: the demonic Joseph Kony, a “world-class warlord”; John Cook, a brilliant and eccentric U.S. track coach; Jim Fee, an American businessman who helps Julius build a state-of-the-art medical center deep in the Ugandan bush; and finally Kristina, Julius’s mother, whose own tragic journey forms the pivot for this spellbinding narrative of love, loss, suffering, and redemption. Written by award-winning sportswriter John Brant, The Boy Who Runs is an empowering tale of obstacles overcome, challenges met, and light wrested from darkness. It’s a story about forging your true path and finding your higher purpose—even when the road ahead bends in unexpected directions.

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    Boys among men: how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution

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    2016

    Boys among men: how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution

    Abrams, onathan

    When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college-as young basketball prodigies were expected to do-but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school, he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros. That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age minimum in 2005, effectively requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year. Over that decade-plus period, the list of players who made that difficult leap includes some of the most celebrated players of the modern era--Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and numberous other stars. It also includes notable busts who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition. But for better or for worse, the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep-to-pro generation. In compelling, masterfully craftted prose, "Boys Among Men" goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events of the time. Award-winning basketball writier Jonathan Abrams has obtained remarkable access to the key players, coaches, and other movers and shakers from that time, and the result is a book packed with rare insights and never-before-published details about htis chapter in NBA history. "Boys Among Men" is a thrilling, informative must-read for any basketball fan.

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    Breakaway: beyond the goal

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    2016

    Breakaway: beyond the goal

    Morgan, Alex

    When Alex Morgan began playing soccer at age five, she was just a little kid who loved to run--and she was always the fastest on the field. But by the time she was eight years old, Alex had made up her mind: She was going to be a professional soccer player. She's been setting big goals and achieving them ever since. Play with the US Women's National Team? Check. Score a goal in the World Cup? Check. Lead the US to Olympic gold? Check. From her beginnings as a driven tomboy from California to her role in the 2015 Women's World Cup, Alex shares what made her who she is today--a role model, a champion, and the new face of US women's soccer.

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    Brian Piccolo: a short season

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    2015

    Brian Piccolo: a short season

    Morris, Jeannie

    This was the unforgettable climax of the surprise television movie, "Brian's Song", that captured the hearts of all who saw it, including President Nixon who said: "Believe me, it was one of the greatest I have seen...beautiful...one that every American ought to see. I was glad to have the chance." Brian Piccolo died of cancer on June 16, 1970 at the age of twnety-six. Shortly after his death, Joy Piccolo, Brian's wife, called her close friend and said: "Jeannie, will you finish Brian's book? He would like that." This is his story.

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    Bruchko and the motilone miracle

    92
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    2008

    Bruchko and the motilone miracle

    Olson, Bruce.

    Shows how, despite incredible dangers and obstacles, one humble man and a nation of primitive, violent Indians--by joining together in simple obedience--are transformed forever by the sovereign will of God. Sequel to "Bruchko".

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    Brushed back: the story of Trevor Bullock

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    2015

    Brushed back: the story of Trevor Bullock

    Fowler, Ethan 1971-

    Cocky and good-looking, Trevor was the man. He was a star pitcher, the life of the party, and the girls loved him. Drugs and alcohol were easy to come by in high school. His Dad was the narcotics captain at the local police department, but that didn't faze Trevor--smooth talking was yet another one of his golden talents. Baseball was his life, and he figured he deserved all the perks that came with it. But God had something else in mind for His wayward child--it just took a while to get his attention. Over the next few years, Trevor went to college, played ball, went to church sometimes, partied, was baptized, got thrown in jail, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and met a girl. The girl. And for some reason, Trevor's relationship with Carissa mirrored his off-and-on relationship with God. But God was still calling the game--He just had to convince Trevor to quit shaking Him off.

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    But now I see: my journey from blindness to olympic gold

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    2015

    But now I see: my journey from blindness to olympic gold

    Holcomb, Steven

    One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered a strong gold contender for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Talented, aggressive, and fearless, Steven Holcomb was at the top of his game. But he had a dangerous secret. Steven Holcomb was going blind. In the prime of this athletic career, he was diagnosed with keratoconus--a degenerative disease affecting 1 in 1,000 and leaving 1 in 4 totally blind without a cornea transplant. In the world of competitive sports, it was a dream killer. Not a sport for the timid, bobsledding speeds approach 100 miles per hour through a series of hairpin turns. Serious injuries--even deaths--can result. But Holcomb kept his secret from his coach, sled mates, and the public for months and continued to drive the legendary sled, The Night Train. This book is an intimate portrait of a man's pursuit of a dream, laced with humility and the faith to find a way when all seems hopeless.

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    C. S. Lewis: twentieth century pilgrim

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    2010

    C. S. Lewis: twentieth century pilgrim

    Hamilton, Janet.

    Clive Staples Lewis had a happy childhood in Belfast, Ireland, with his parents and older brother. This came to an abrupt end when his mother died shortly before his ninth birthday and he was sent with his brother to a boarding school. He learned to escape into the world of literature as well as his own imagination, and eventually became a professor of literature at Oxford University. At Oxford, Lewis had a close group of friends, including J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Together, they would talk about literature, philosophy, and religion for many hours. An atheist since his teen years, Lewis struggled with religious belief. Eventually, he embraced Christianity at the age of forty, and began exploring his new faith through his writing. During World War II, the war-weary people of London recieved spiritual and moral support from Lewis during weekly radio broadcasts by the BBC. He published many well-known books, inlcuding the Chronicles of Narnia, a classic of children's literature.

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    Chains in China: imprisoned for his faith, Pastor Chen suffered incredible trials for God in communist China

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    2015

    Chains in China: imprisoned for his faith, Pastor Chen suffered incredible trials for God in communist China

    Booth, Bradley

    In 1960, Chen, a faithful young Seventh-day Adventist, was imprisoned and thrown into "the cage" for refusing to work on the Sabbath. In spite of living in the worst kind of filth and subsisting on a starvation diet, Chen looked for every opportunity to tell his fellow prisoners and prison officials about the loving God he served.

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    Charmed by darkness

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    2015

    Charmed by darkness

    Morneau, Roger J.

    "One thing in particular the high priest wants to make you aware of, no one has ever gotten out of our society alive. You and I were brought into it by the special workings of the spirits, and we are able to be in subjection to them, not they to us." With these words, Roger's friend tried to convince him to remain within the camp of the prince of darkness--but Roger had caught a glimmer of Light and was determined to learn more. This gripping account of Roger Morneau's trip into the supernatural provides a glimpse into a world that few ever see: a secret world of deception and demon worship. Now, for the first time, the unabridged story has been released. This book is the full account of Roger Morneau's miraculous deliverance from Satan's altar to God's mercy seat. It sheds light on the titanic struggle taking place in the world today and warns of the subtle and almost hypnotic lure exerted by spiritualism. It is a life-changing story that affirms our only hope is to be found in Jesus Christ, through His sacrifice and death on the cross.

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    Choosing courage: inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

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    2017

    Choosing courage: inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

    Collier, Peter

    How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker—both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war.

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    Choosing to see: a journey of struggle and hope

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    2011

    Choosing to see: a journey of struggle and hope

    Chapman, Mary Beth.

    From the beginning, Mary Beth Chapman's life was not how she planned. All she wanted was a calm, peaceful life of stability and control. Instead, God gave her an award-winning singer/songwriter husband, crazy schedules, and a houseful of creatively rambunctious children. Most difficult of all, God's plans for her also included tragedy. In Choosing to SEE, Mary Beth unveils her struggle to allow God to write the story of her life, both the happy chapters and the tragic ones. And as the story unfolds, she's been forced to wrestle with some of life's biggest questions: Where is God when things fall apart? Why does God allow terrible things to happen? How can I survive hard times? No matter where you find yourself in your own life story, you will treasure the way Mary Beth shows that even in the hard times, there is hope if you choose to SEE.

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    A chosen bullet: a broken man's triumph through faith and sports

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    2015

    A chosen bullet: a broken man's triumph through faith and sports

    Renje, Bill

    A chosen Bullet is the story of what Bill's passion as a Chicago sports fan has taught him in life and the struggles this passion helped him overcome from the day a 9mm bullet ripped through his neck from five feet away. Bill's life has been contrasted by deep darkness and then glorious light, charaterized by overcoming through perseverance, stained by first underachieving and then finally experiencing success that few will ever know. A bottomed-out permanently paralyzed teenager becomes a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, a very happily married man, a blessed father of three children, and a successful businessman. With the support of family and eventually a deep-abiding Christian faith providing his foundation, these values and lessons intertwining with Bill's thirty-three year journey as a Chicago fan take him from tagedy to triumph.

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    Chosen: Genesis through Deuteronomy

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    2015

    Chosen: Genesis through Deuteronomy

    Blanco, Jack J.

    In its opening pages the story finds Adam and Eve swept into a dazzling world of vibrancy and energy. In awe, they are captivated by the tender love of Divinity walking and talking with them. But keep flipping the pages, and the story turns darker, more complicated. There is trouble: rebellion and deceit, battles and heartache. But through it all there is something greater, something beautiful.

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    Christy Mathewson, the Christian gentleman : how one man's faith and fastball forever changed baseball

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    2015

    Christy Mathewson, the Christian gentleman : how one man's faith and fastball forever changed baseball

    Gaine, Bob.

    Nearly a century after his final major league appearence, Christy Matthewson is still considered one of the greatest right-handed pitchers in the history of baseball. He ranks in the top ten for wins, shutouts, and ERA, and in 1936 he was honored as one of the inaugural members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In this book, Bob Gaines chronicles the extraordinary life and soul of a gifted man living in a unique time. After growing up in a loving Christian home and attending Bucknell University under the watch of his childhood pastor, Matthewson struggled in the unsavory world of professional baseball. Matthewson's faith and character were often put to the test when his shy personality was misinterpreted as aloof arrogance. Through strong will and unusual partnership with John McGraw--a manager his exact opposite in everything except a desire to succeed and a fervent belief in God--Matthewson became the most admired and respected man on his team.

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    The closer: my story

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    2016

    The closer: my story

    Rivera, Mariano

    He is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door. Mariano Rivera is also a man of God and family, whose contributions to charity and community ensure a meaningful legacy long after his time as The Closer is over. Now he tells his story in this widely acclaimed runaway bestseller: the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of meantaining vlaues in professional athletics. His drive to win, the secrets behind his legendary composure, what it's like to run up to that mound with the game-or the season-squarely on his shoulders: it's all here in one of the most memorable sports stories of our time.

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    Combatting "slut" shaming

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    2016

    Combatting "slut" shaming

    Meyer, Susan

    All types of bullying are toxic, but one kind known as slut shaming can have particularly nasty consequences. Slut shaming supports a culture that tries to control womens choices. This culture leads to higher rates of sexual assault, depression, and even suicide. Women who are slut shamed online face additional harm to their reputations, particularly in their college and professional careers. This important resource will explain what slut shaming is, why it is so harmful, and how to stop feeding into the culture that supports it.

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    Comeback

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    Comeback

    Dravecky, Dave.

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    Confessions of a christian physician

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    Confessions of a christian physician

    West, Raymond O.

    Doctor Raymond West's 'Confessions' is interesting in showing a Christian doctor's life and temptations.

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    Conquering life's mountains

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    Courage to soar: a body in motion, a life in balance

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    Courage to soar: a body in motion, a life in balance

    Biles, Simone

    Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals -- fourteen of them gold -- and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

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    Created and called: a journey to and through nursing

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    Created and called: a journey to and through nursing

    Harris, Chelsia

    Have you ever wondered: "What are my gifts? What exactly is God calling me to do with my life?" Although the profession of nursing can provide a comfortable income, it is more than just a salary. Eternal rewards are reflected when a nurse aids in the alleviation of a patient's pain, leads a dying patient in a prayer of salvation, or has the opportunity to assist in the welcoming of a new life into this world. I challenge you to keep your heart and mind open to this possibility for your life as you: Discover the physical, emotional, and spiritual sacrifice of nurses, and how a nurse can offer himsel or herself in service to aid patients in vulnerable states of life; Read real life examples of sound nursing in cation and the amazing impact ou can have on patients and their families; Learn the differences between a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and more! it is my prayer that as you read this book, you will search your heart, cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and close the book knowing whether God is calling you to this incredible humbling profession called nursing. Never forget we can doo all things through Christ who strengthens us.

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    Creative, successful, dyslexic: 23 high achievers share their stories

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    Creative, successful, dyslexic: 23 high achievers share their stories

    Rooke, Margaret

    Featuring first-person stories from 23 well-known people, this inspiring book shows that dyslexia doesn't have to be a barrier to success. Indeed, it can bring with it the determination, creativity and outlook needed to achieve all we want in life.

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