Check out the latest arrivals at the Centennial Library
Here are just a few of the new titles that have arrived recently:
The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times
Call Number: 220.95 B392B
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
The authors of the Bible routinely employed mention of manners and customs from the ancient world in their inspired writing, fully intending that the Lord would change readers with these images. But modern readers often miss the full literal and figurative meaning of biblical imagery due to the distance in time and experience between the world of today and the world of the Bible. This fully illustrated guide aims to restore clarity and vitality to these portions of God's Word in order to help readers grasp the full meaning of Scripture.
The Poverty of Nations : a sustainable solution
Call Number: 261.8325 G885P
Publication Date: 2013-08-31
The whole world has a stake in the war against poverty and leaders across the globe are looking for a permanent solution. That's why economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem have teamed up to outline a robust proposal for fighting poverty on a national level. These two experts believe the solution lies in a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible's teachings on social ethics. Speaking to the importance of personal freedom, the rule of law, private property, moral virtue, and education, this book offers a clear path for promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding a country's long-term stability--a sustainable solution for a world looking for the way forward.
The Love Dare
Call Number: 242.644 K33L
Publication Date: 2008-09-28
The #1 New York Times best seller. More than 5 million units sold. Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn't have to stay that way. The Love Dare, as featured in the popular new movie Fireproof (from the makers of Facing the Giants), is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!
Lamp unto My Feet : how God has used his word through the ages
Call Number: 220.6 B261L
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
God's Word directs people's lives. Over a hundred bite-sized, thrilling, biographical sketches from a wide range of cultures, time, gifts and status show how God's Word determined their story. Here we meet theologians, missionaries, hymn writers, athletes and others including James, the Lord's brother, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Jonathan Edwards, Fanny Crosby, Mary Slessor, C. S. Lewis and Helen Roseveare.
Blasphemy : a memoir / sentenced to death over a cup of water
Call Number: 201.723 B581B
Publication Date: 2013-08-26
In June 2009 a Pakistani mother of five, Asia Bibi, was out picking fruit in the fields. At midday she went to the nearest well, picked up a cup, and took a drink of cool water, and then offered it to another woman. Suddenly, one of her fellow workers cried out that the water belonged to Muslim women and that Bibi—who is Christian—had contaminated it. “Blasphemy!” someone shouted, a crime punishable by death in Pakistan. In that instant, with one word, Bibi’s fate was sealed. First attacked by a mob, Bibi was then thrown into prison and sentenced to be hanged. Since that day, Asia Bibi has been held in appalling conditions, her family members have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists, and the two brave public figures who came to Bibi’s defense—the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan’s Christian Minister for Minorities—have been brutally murdered.
31 Days to Happiness: how to find what really matters in life
Call Number: 223.8 J55T
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
Don't you deserve a little happiness? Ever wonder . . .Why is life so frustrating? Is happiness within my reach? Is it too late for me? Dr. David Jeremiah takes a look at history's wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life.
Why College Matters to God, Revised Edition
Call Number: 378.071 O85W2
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
A brief introduction to the unique purpose and nature of a Christian college education for students, their parents, teachers, and others. At last: a brief, readable introduction to the unique purpose and value of a Christian college education. This book draws on the insights of a wide range of Christian philosophers, historians, scientists, and theologians, but communicates key concepts in straightforward language and analogies that will connect with today's college students. An ideal introduction to the Christian college experience for students, parents, faculty, and church leaders, it is the only book on the market to introduce the idea of a Christian college in a brief, freshman-level format.
God's Will: finding guidance for everyday decisions
Call Number: 248.4 P119G
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Seeking God's guidance is a focus for many believers. We want to know what God has planned for our lives. Are we making the right decision? Are we in his will? For some people, knowing God is guiding their lives makes them relax and enjoy the ride. But others fear making the wrong choice and find themselves paralyzed as they wait for signs from above. J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom answer these fears with God's Will. With solid biblical footing, they shed light on the notion of God's guidance in response to the many misunderstandings well-meaning Christians can have. Readers seeking God's will in major life decisions, as well as anyone interested in understanding how God guides us, will welcome this practical and inspiring book.
Free : spending your time and money on what matters most
Call Number: 241.68 S283F
Publication Date: 2013-07-08
Packed with helpful exercises for getting a handle on your money story, and designed for healing and generative money conversations with friends, Free gives you a path to financial freedom and spiritual flourishing that awakens your heart and energizes your soul.