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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll – Fiction – 1998 – 278 pages

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, first published in 1871 is the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Follow Alice as she steps through a mirror above her fireplace into a strange "Looking-glass House." Once there, she solves the silly mystery of the Jabberwocky. In her travels she meets Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Humpty Dumpty. This reproduction includes fifty illustrations after John Tenniel.

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The Apologetics Study Bible will help today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual issues. Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading.

Becoming Madame Mao

Becoming Madame Mao

by Anchee Min – Fiction – 2001

From the best-selling author of RED AZALEA, this extraordinary novel tells the stirring, erotically charged story of Madame Mao Zedong, the woman almost universally known as the ‘white-boned demon,’ whom many hold directly responsible for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution. Bringing her lush psychological insight to bear on the facts of history, Min penetrates the myth surrounding this woman and provides a "convincing, nuanced portrait of a damaged personality" (Entertainment Weekly) driven by ambition, betrayal, and a never-to-be-fulfilled need to be loved. With all the compressed drama and high lyrical poetry of great opera, BECOMING MADAME MAO is a "remarkable accomplishment . . . Madame Mao is finally given her own voice" (Ha Jin).

Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship

Boy Meets Girl

by Joshua Harris – Family & Relationships – 2005 – 247 pages

Say hello to courtship. Boy Meets Girl answers those questions. "Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful. If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship…right to that wonderful moment when you kneel together at the altar." -Harris

The Bridesmaid Guide: Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous

The Bridesmaid Guide

by Kate Chynoweth – Reference – 2002 – 144 pages

They don’t call them maids for nothing. Being a fabulous bridesmaid calls for much more than throwing on the dress and throwing back a few drinks. Enter The Bridesmaid Guide a hip and informative book on being the best best woman a woman can be. With good humor and plenty of tips, author Kate Chynoweth covers everything the bridesmaids and maid of honor need to know. Whether the dilemma is how to throw a perfectly pitched bridal shower, wear the bridesmaid s dress with panache, wow the crowd with a speech, or support the bride on her big day, here are solutions a-plenty. This illustrated guide is the perfect sourcebook for a girl s best friend.

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The Catcher in the Rye

by Jerome David Salinger – 1976

In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

by Clive Staples Lewis – Fiction – 2004 – 784 pages

Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil — what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

Cries of the Heart: Bringing God Near When He Feels So Far

Cries of the Heart

by Ravi K. Zacharias – Religion – 1998 – 224 pages

In this profound message from one of the great thinkers of our generation, Zacharias explores the inner feeling of futility that can overwhelm a human heart and helps us to see a reason for our suffering, be comforted in loneliness, and experience an abiding faith in our daily lives. "Cries of the Heart" is a book that both inspires and reassures?a search that uncovers our hidden sentiments and reveals God’s continual inescapable presence in every moment of our lives.

Darcy Vampyre

By Amanda Grange – Sourcebooks, Incorporated (2009) – Paperback – 368 pages

Mr Darcy, Vampyre introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen’s beloved story, full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

The Divine Romance

The Divine Romance

by Gene Edwards- Tyndale House- Fiction – 1993 –

A book of power, beauty, and grandeur. Rarely has a piece of Christian literature combined the simplicity of the storytelling art with the profound depths of the Christian faith. In this sweeping saga, spanning from eternity to eternity, you will discover some of the deepest riches afforded the believer. Like some mighty symphony, here is a majestic rendition of the love of God.

Dune

Dune (books 1-6 )

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson – Fiction – 2003 – 704 pages

Frank Herbert’s Dune series is one of the great creations of imaginative literature, science fiction’s answer to The Lord of the Rings.  Decades after Herbert’s original novels, the Dune saga was continued by Frank Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Working from Frank Herbert’s own notes, the acclaimed authors reveal the chapter of the Dune saga most eagerly anticipated by readers: the Butlerian Jihad

Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the war in which humans wrested their freedom from “thinking machines.” In Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler’s passionate grief ignites the struggle that will liberate humans from their machine masters; here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange….

Extreme God Chasers

Extreme God Chasers

by Tommy Tenney – Religion – 200

Follow Tommy Tenney as he ignores the maze of religious tradition and finds himself, not chasing God, but to his utter amazement, caught by the One he had been chasing.

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

by Jim Ware, Kurt D. Bruner – Religion – 2006 – 120 pages

Considered the most popular books of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story. It’s a much-needed reminder that Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem.

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

The Five Love Languages

by Gary D. Chapman – Family & Relationships – 1996 – 192 pages

How to express heartfelt commitment to your mate. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes – Fiction – 1988 – 128 pages

With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie’s intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance–until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie?

An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.

God's Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards (with the Complete Text of ...

God’s Passion for His Glory

by John Piper – Religion – 2006 – 266 pages

1983) The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Baker Book House, 1990). The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God.

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the grand weaver

by Ravi Zacharias – 2007 – 208 pages

With inspiring stories and thought-provoking questions, Ravi Zacharias traces the multiple threads of our lives, describing how the unseen hand of God guides our joys, our tragedies, our daily humdrum to weave a pattern of divine providence and meaning.

Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Great Expectations

by Sandy Jones, Marcie Jones – Health & Fitness – 2004 – 682 pages

The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today.

A Guide for Grown-Ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A Guide for Grown-Ups

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Reference – 2002 – 96 pages

Essential wisdom from the colected works of antoine de saint-exupery. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J. K. Rowling – Juvenile Fiction – 2000 – 866 pages

The fourth book in this wildly popular series finds Harry Potter back with his muggle relatives, the Dursleys, where he has just had a very disturbing "dream" involving his mortal enemy Voldemort, the sorcerer who killed his parents years earlier. When he finds his signature lightning bolt scar aching, he suspects it was more than just a dream, so he sends a letter to his godfather Sirius Black, who remains in hiding. As usual, Harry can hardly wait for the school year to begin so he can escape his mean and exceedingly nasty relations and return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Relief from the Dursleys comes two weeks early when Harry is invited to attend the Quidditch World Cup as a guest of the Weasley family. New adventures await Harry at the World Cup and back at Hogwarts, where once again he faces mortal danger from Voldemort. When Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger arrive at Hogwarts, they soon discover that surprises are in store: Quidditch matches have been canceled in lieu of a very special international tournament, they have a new Master of Defense Against the Dark Arts, Hagrid has obtained some new and rather disgusting specimens for the Care of Magical Creatures class, and Harry develops a crush on fellow Hogwarts student Cho Chang.

I Am Not But I Know I Am

I Am Not But I Know I Am

by Louie Giglio – Religion – 2005 – 172 pages

This book will teach you the rich, meaningful lifestyle of being small.

I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love

I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah

by Ravi K. Zacharias – Religion – 2004 – 176 pages

A biblical scholar and renowned speaker draws five points critical to the long-lasting success of every marriage from the biblical story of the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

by Joshua Harris – Family & Relationships – 2003 – 80 pages

Honest and practical, this powerful study guide helps teens and young adults remap their romantic lives in the light of God’s Word.

The Journey of Desire: Searching for the Life We'Ve Only Dreamed of

The Journey of Desire

by John Eldredge – Religion – 2000 – 213 pages

Searching for the life we’ve only dreamed of…In “The Journey of Desire,” Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of.

The Kingdom of the Cults

The Kingdom of the Cults

by Walter Ralston Martin – Religion – 2003 – 704 pages

This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come.

The Lamb And the Fuhrer: Jesus Talks With Hitler

The Lamb And the Fuhrer

by Ravi K. Zacharias – Fiction – 2005 – 90 pages

Destruction and Evil Meet Life and Peace Adolf Hitler spilled the blood of millions for his own sake. Jesus Christ shed his own blood for the sake of millions. Hitler set himself up as a god and the masses succumbed. Jesus Christ was God in the form of lowly man. Hitler created a living hell for the masses. Jesus endured hell to save the masses. Hitler’s name is synonymous with power, evil, and genocide. Jesus’ name with love, peace, and life. Put the two in a room together and you won’t believe your ears. The third compelling book in Ravi Zacharias’ Great Conversations series addresses fundamental issues of life and death, the evil of violence in light of the value of human life, and other tough issues in modern society.

Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life

Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life

by Clay Aiken, Allison Glock – Biography & Autobiography – 2005 – 242 pages

In Learning to Sing, Clay Aiken tells the story of how his faith was integral to him learning valuable life lessons during his meteoric rise from life as an american idol finalist

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

the Lord of the Rings Boxed Set

by J. R. R. Tolkien – Fiction – 1986

This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings.

The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha

The Lotus and the Cross

by Ravi K Zacharias – Religion – 2002

Jesus Talks with Buddha. Popular scholar Ravi Zacharias sets a captivating scene in this first in the intriguing Conversations with Jesus books.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

by Arthur Golden – Fiction – 1997 – 448 pages

And though the story is rich with detail and a vast knowledge of history, it is the transparent, seductive voice of Sayuri that the reader remembers.

Mere Christianity: Comprising the Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality

Mere Christianity

by Clive Staples Lewis – Religion – 1996 – 191 pages

Comprising the case for christianity, Christian behaviour, and beyond personality. “Mere Christianity” is C.S. Lewis’s forceful and accesible doctrine of Christian belief.

My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Grad Edition

My Utmost for His Highest

by Oswald Chambers – Religion – 2003 – 416 pages

Updated grad edition. Standing for decades as the top-selling devotional in America, My Utmost for His Highest continues to be thought-provoking and inspiring and will be cherished for years to come. These editions include the complete text of the classic devotional and an indispensable subject index.

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Nectar in a Sieve

by Kamala Markandaya – Fiction – 2002 – 208 pages

Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict

The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict

by Josh McDowell – Religion – 1999 – 800 pages

“Evidence I & II”-The classic defense of the faith: Now fully updated to answer the questions challenging evangelical faith today.

The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die

The Passion of Jesus Christ

by John Piper – Religion – 2004

… Jesus Christ … Passion … Fifty Reasons why He came to die.

The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide

The Passionate Teacher

by Robert L. Fried – Education – 2001 – 318 pages

An inspirational and practical guide to reclaiming students’ passionate engagement in learning. All preschool children are passionate, curious learners. Somewhere along the way-in school-many, many kids become alienated from the joy of learning. Academically successful and frustrated students alike become reluctant or resistant or merely obedient. How could school be different so that this didn’t happen? Fried starts with vivid portraits of young children as passionate learners, invoking the voices and hopes of parents and teachers. He shows us how a "chasm" develops between the initial promise of every child and the reality of life in school. Then, step by step, he shows how teachers-and parents as allies-can encourage and develop passionate learning in all kids.

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky – Juvenile Fiction – 1999

an epistolary novel written in the 1990s by American novelist Stephen Chbosky. The story takes the form of a series of letters to an anonymous friend written by the narrator, a teenager who calls himself Charlie (his real name is ALEX COLE). The story explores topics such as introversion, teenage sexuality, drug use, and the awkward times of adolescence. As the story progresses, various works of literature and film are referenced and their meanings discussed. The story takes place during the 1991-1992 school year, when Charlie is a high school freshman. Charlie is the wallflower of the novel. He is an unconventional thinker, and as the story begins he is shy and unpopular.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar ( Wilde – Fiction – 2003 – 288 pages

Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

The Portable Seminary

The Portable Seminary

by David E. Horton – Religion – 2006 – 784 pages

The Breadth of a Master??’s Degree in Biblical Studies???Complete in One Volume Take your theological education to the next level without the time, expense, and formality of seminary. Discover all the major topics in a typical seminary master??’s program authoritatively taught by respected professors, authors, and leaders. This introduction to a biblical studies degree is ideal for the layperson or anyone in vocational ministry who lacks the time or finances to attend classes, who lives where formal training is unavailable, or whose previous education is primarily secular. Study what you want, when you want. Also useful as a handy one-volume reference. In The Portable Seminary you???ll study * surveys of the Old and New Testaments * systematic theology * biblical languages * church history * missions * ethics * Christian education???and more The distinguished international faculty includes Robert G. Clouse Kenneth O. Gangel Norman L. Geisler Julie Gorman Alister E. McGrath A. Scott Moreau Mark A. Noll Bruce L. Shelley Robert H. Stein Tite Ti??nou John R.W. Stott Ravi Zacharias ???and many more! Continue???or begin???your theological education today.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

By Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith – Quirk Books (2009) – Paperback – 320 pages – ISBN 1594743347

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’ So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

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The Purpose Driven Life

by Sr Rick Warren – Religion – 2003 – 252 pages

This is more than a book; it is a guide to a 40-day spiritual journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for?

Ragamuffin Gospel

Ragamuffin Gospel

by Brennan Manning – Religion – 2005 – 267 pages

Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this repackaged edition-now with full appendix, study questions, and the author’s own epilogue on "Ragamuffin Ten Years Later"- Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The Father beckons us to Himself with a "furious love" that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God’s grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock-the "ragamuffins."

The Reader

By Bernhard Schlink – Vintage Books (2008) – Paperback – 224 pages

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

by Azar Nafisi – Literary Criticism – 2003 – 347 pages

This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true.

Red Azalea

Red Azalea

by Anchee Min – Fiction – 1999 – 320 pages

The erotic autobiography of Anchee Min, who grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution. Written with the dialogue and characterizations of a novel, the story traces her life and relationships through the political and cultural upheavals of the era.

Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God

Ruthless Trust

by Brennan Manning – Religion – 2000 – 208 pages

We are made for the love of God, and nothing less will ever satisfy us. In his acclaimed bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning showed us the powerful truth that the divine gift of love is ever present for us regardless of the state of our lives. Now in this challenging sequel, he turns to our primary obstacle to living fully within this divine love–the lace of "ruthless trust."Through rich stories and deep insights, Manning shows us how true and radical trust can transform everything in our lives. No matter where we are on our path of discipleship, he offers encouragement to shed the limitations of fear, shame, and doubt through complete reliance upon God. The way of Ruthless Trust is not an abstract theory; it is that very practical and demanding path that each of us must follow in response to God’s love.

The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God

The Sacred Romance

by Brent Curtis, John Eldredge – Religion – 2001

The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart. As we draw closer to Him, we must choose to let go of other "less-wild lovers," such as perfectionistic driveness and self-indulgence. Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by "false loves" and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls.In carefully crafted words and images, the authors entice the reader to his or her own journey of the heart, promising, "It is possible to recover the lost life of our heart and with it the intimacy, beauty, and adventure of life with God."

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

Sense And Sensuality: Jesus Talks to Oscar Wilde on the Pursuit of Pleasure

Sense And Sensuality

by Ravi K. Zacharias – Philosophy – 2006 – 94 pages

Jesus talks to Oscar Wilde on the pursuit of pleasure… Why would God create us with such strong appetites for pleasure if He didn’t intend for us to indulge them? Oscar Wilde gets to ask Jesus Christ this question in Ravi Zacharias’s fictional dialogue — the second book in the dramatic Great Conversations series. Wilde, a witty author and conversationalist who committed his life to the pursuit of pleasure, is the ideal person to argue with Jesus about this perplexing issue.

Systematic Theology

By Wayne A. Grudem – Inter-Varsity Press (1994) – Hardback – 1264 pages

The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: – A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching – Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum – A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today – A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect.

A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness

A Tale of Three Kings

by Gene Edwards – Religion – 1992

A Study of Brokenness…And so it was three thousand years ago in a village called Bethlehem, in a family of eight boys. Those facing the pain and brokenness that result from unfair treatment by other believers will be encouraged by this powerful story of David, Saul, and Absalom.

Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

by Robert J. Morgan – Music – 2006 – 617 pages

Rob Morgan’s inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations.

Don’t look for a dry recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history — the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through song.

FEATURES: Includes words and music to each hymnSpecial softcover, french flap cover designIvory paper with brown inkJagged-edge paper, giving it a classic feelComplete with hymn indexUse for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

by Colleen MacCullough – Fiction – 1978 – 704 pages

"The Thorn Birds" is the towering saga of three generations of a remarkable family in the rugged Australian Outback. The triumphs and tragedies, the dramas and disappointments, the passions and the pain of the Cleary family and those who came into their lives became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1977. The basis of one of the most acclaimed television miniseries of all time, the novel remains an internationally beloved favorite.

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel

by Guanzhong Luo, Moss Roberts – Fiction – 1999 – 504 pages

Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic. This abridged edition captures the novel’s intimate and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this Ming dynasty masterpiece continues to be widely influential in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, and remains a great work of world literature.

This abridged edition is particularly useful for undergraduate courses. For the complete text, see the unabridged edition, now available in two parts: Part One; Part Two

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Twilight Series

by Stephenie Meyer -Fiction- 2005 – 512 pages

Bored with her new life in a rainy Washington town, Isabella Swan finds her situation transforming into one of thrills and terror when she becomes involved with alluring vampire Edward Cullen, who struggles to keep his identity a secret.

Walking from East to West: God in the ShadowsWalking from East to West: God in the Shadows

by Ravi K. Zacharias – Biography & Autobiography – 2006 – 240 pages

One of the greatest defenders of faith answers penetrating questions about the meaning of life and the existence of a God who is there for his children, inviting readers on a journey through his life–from East to West and then back again.

Weight of Glory

Weight of Glory

by Clive Staples Lewis – Religion – 2001 – 208 pages

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt.These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.

What's So Amazing about Grace? - International Edition

What’s So Amazing about Grace?

by Philip Yancey – 2003

Philip Yancey explores the meaning of the word “grace” with personal examples, historical and literary stories, poignant anecdotes, and in-depth biblical insight. He talks about what grace is — and isn’t.

When the Elephants Dance: A Novel

When the Elephants Dance: A Novel

by Tess Uriza Holthe – Fiction – 2002 – 368 pages

In the waning days of World War II, the Filipino people were caught between a brutal Japanese occupation and battling U.S. forces. In this compelling, incandescent novel, thirteen-year-old Alejandro Karangalan, his spirited older sister Isabelle, and Domingo, a passionate guerilla commander, narrate the story of the Karangalans-a family who huddle with their neighbors in the cellar of a house near Manila to wait out the war. In their crowded refuge, the group shares magical stories of Filipino myth and legend. Spellbinding, with a dazzling array of ghosts, witches, supernatural creatures, and courageous Filipinos from history, these tales transport the listeners and give them new resolve to survive.

The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

The World’s Religions

by Huston Smith – Religion – 1991 – 399 pages

A completely revised edition of the bestselling introduction to the history of religion.