Check out the latest arrivals at the Centennial Library
Here are just a few of the new titles that have arrived recently:
Call Number: 234.23 W832D
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Many Christians struggle with the concept of walking by faith, especially in a world that says faith is all about taking risks, leaping into uncharted territory and expecting everything to be okay. In Despite Doubt, Michael E. Wittmer reexamines this popular viewpoint and encourages readers to get a clear understanding of their assurance in God and salvation.
Strangers at My Door
Call Number: 241.671 W754S
Publication Date: 2013-11-05
In "Strangers at My Door," Wilson-Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments. But far more often there is joy, surprise, and excitement as strangers become friends, mentors, and helpers. Immerse yourself in these inspiring, eye-opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs, but ask only for an invitation to come in. You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again.
A Short History of Chrisitanity
Call Number: 270 B634S
Publication Date: 2013-10-24
For two thousand years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history. Accomplished historian Geoffrey Blainey leads us through the history of this world-changing religion. A Short History of Christianity vividly describes many of the significant players in the religion s rise and fall through the ages, from Jesus himself to Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Francis Xavier, John Wesley, and even the Beatles, who claimed to be more popular than Jesus.
The Kennedy Half-Century
Call Number: 973.922 K36S1
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago-yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors
New Answers Book Part 3
Call Number: 231.765 N534
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
The world around us provides irrefutable evidence of our Creator, but when challenged, can you defend your faith? Do you have answers to your own questions or those of your family about faith, evolution, creation, and a biblical worldview? Get the important information you need in this compelling third book from the popular Answers series, and learn more about: Global warming, the existence of God, questions for evolutionists, human and chimp DNA, Kinds in Genesis, Mount St Helens and the Grand Canyon, cloning and stem cells, bacteria and viruses, issues of eugenics and abortion, the universe - young or old?, what Noah s Ark looked like...and much more. Learn how to be more effective in defense of scriptural authority and the truth of Genesis as literal history.
A Prayer Journal
Call Number: 813.5 O19P
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
“I would like to write a beautiful prayer,” writes the young Flannery O’Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. “There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise.” Written between 1946 and 1947 while O’Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer. Not only does it map O’Connor’s singular relationship with the divine, but it shows how entwined her literary desire was with her yearning for God.
Fields of Grace
Call Number: 269.2092 L935F
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
A remarkable true story of hope, survival, and faith lost and found . . .
To Stir a Movement: Life, Justice, and Major League Baseball
Call Number: 796.35709 A256T
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a major league baseball player became a reality in 2002 after being drafted right out of high school by the Kansas City Royals. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series. Jeremy Affleldt's passion doesn't end when he walks off the field. As an outspoken advocate against human trafficking and a committed servant against injustice, Jeremy Affeldt has made a significant mark in this world.
Digital Religion : understanding religious practice in new media worlds
Call Number: 201.7 D574
Publication Date: 2012-11-29
Digital Religion offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From cell phones and video games to blogs and Second Life, the book provides a detailed review of major topics includes a series of case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorations considers the theoretical, ethical and theological issues raised.
Social: why our brains are wired to connect
Call Number: 302 L716S
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
We are profoundly social creatures - more than we know. In "Social," renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.