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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.
Barnes & Noble: $10.79
Hearthside Books: $14.99
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul
Eldredge, John & Stasi.
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager. What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating can do for women. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares-to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the secret of a woman's soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were created to offer.
Barnes & Noble: $10.79
Hearthside Books: $14.99
Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body
Pope John Paul II
In this vision, John Paul II presents a catechesis centered on the human person, understood within the mystery of Christ. Going back to the biblical “beginning” as recorded in Genesis, the pope discusses the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality, and marriage and celibacy in the light of biblical revelation.
Barnes & Noble: $26.95
Hearthside Books: $29.95
Eve: A Novel of the First Woman
Elliott reimagines the story of Adam and Eve in a debut novel that richly evokes earliest biblical times. The story is told from the points of view of Eve and her daughters: Naava, the beautiful weaver; Aya, the quick-witted, club-footed cook; and Dara, the compassionate observant twin. Eve recounts the fall and how she and Adam wander until settling down to grow crops, raise livestock and start a garden of their own. Elliott offers readers vivid details about the first childbirth, the first intercourse, the first recriminations, the first environmental calamity and the first hunt, but the novel really comes alive when it departs from lushly imagined retelling and thrusts the family into unfamiliar territory when the brood encounters a city and city people. Elliott makes biblical fiction her own with a female perspective that emphasizes emotional turmoil, sensual experience and an impressive range of imagery that brings to life daily life in the beginning.
Barnes & Noble: $20.52
Hearthside Books: Unknown
“Amazing Grace” Compelling historical biography about William Wilberforce, the great 18th-century British abolitionist who, with the help of the young British Prime Minister William Pitt and other like-minded friends in Parliament and elsewhere, managed -- after tireless and courageous struggle -- to pass an anti-slave-trade bill in Parliament. With its solid performances, accessible script and handsome production design, the film recalls some of the best historical dramas from Hollywood's golden age, and is all the more admirable for its unabashed portrait of a passionate man of God (PG).
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," a captivating live-action fantasy adventure based on C.S. Lewis' beloved children's classic set in World War II-era England about four siblings' adventures in the enchanted realm of Narnia. Seeded with Christian symbolism and subtext, the beautifully told and faithful adaptation explores themes of good and evil (PG)
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” Continuation of C.S. Lewis’ classic children’s series. (PG)
“Joseph: King of Dreams” Musical film adaptation of the story of Joseph as found in Genesis, from his birth to his time of great status in Egypt. (G)
"The Nativity Story": Dramatization of the New Testament birth narratives from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus gets the prestige treatment in an artful, reverent and affecting retelling, focusing on Mary and Joseph's relationship, poignantly illustrating the humanity beneath the halos (PG)
“The Prince of Egypt”. The biblical story of Moses (voice of Val Kilmer) is retold in a beautifully crafted animated feature that focuses on the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt and God’s selection of Moses to lead them to the Promised Land, though younger children may find it an overwhelming experience with some harrowing scenes. Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells, the result is an impressive animated spectacle re-creating its biblical-era story in compelling fashion, marred only by the artificiality of Stephen Schwartz’s songs. (PG)
VeggieTales Collection. This Christian, non-denominational collection of the popular children’s series includes “Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen” (adaptation of the book of Esther); “King George and the Ducky” (adaptation of the story of King David and Bathsheba); “Madame Blueberry” (moral: “Being greedy makes you grumpy, but a thankful heart is a happy heart!”); “Lyle the Kindly Viking” (moral: “Sharing gets us more of what we really want--friends!”); “The Toy that Saved Christmas” (moral: “Christmas isn’t about getting, it’s about giving. It’s especially about a little baby named Jesus who was the greatest gift of all!”); “Ultimate Silly Song Countdown” (a collection of Larry’s silly songs); “Ballad of Little Joe” (moral: “Have faith when facing hardship because in the end, God can work all things out for good.”); “The Star of Christmas” (moral: “God showed the greatest love of all when Jesus was born!”); and “The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment” (a collection of favorite cast characters performing bizarre renditions of classic songs like “Zaccheus”, “Hole in the Bottom of the Sea” and “Modern Major General”, emphasizing God’s love for us even when things don’t work out like we thought they would)
We Are Also in Need of These General Types of Books:
§ Books for Children and Youth 0-18 (Devotionals, Teen Bibles, Bible Stories, etc.)
§ World Religions