Amenism, Atenism, and Egyptian monotheism

Ancient Egyptian religion by Stephen Quirke. The multiple gods and goddesses, the temple rituals, the burial practices and the religious rules of Ancient Egypt seem very mysterious. The author places these mysteries in the context of Ancient Egyptian life. He explains them as a response to normal human needs and fears. Divided in 5 chapters, this book talks about all the gods--both the lesser known and the important ones--and their influence in the Ancient Near East and Greece. Well illustrated in black and white, this proves to be quite useful for travelers and students of Egyptology.--Francesca Jourdan (edited) Call #: BL2441.2.Q57 1997

Egyptian mythology. This 141 page book "demonstrates the remarkable diversity of the gods of Egypt and tells the stories that were told about them, and shows how profound and complete were the beliefs which covered the span of life of the ordinary man, no less than that of Pharaoh, who was regarded as a god on earth." Includes dozens of black and white and some color photos and reproductions of artwork. . Call #: BL2441.2.I55 1968

Handbook of Egyptian mythology by Geraldine Pinch.Explores the mythologies of ancient Egypt, offering insight into the complex interrelations of myth, history, and culture, and providing an introduction to Egypt's most popular myths and legends. Series: Handbooks of world mythology. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: REF BL2441.3.P56 2002

Life of the ancient Egyptians by by Eugen Strouhal; with photographs by Werner Forman; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin; translated by Deryck Viney. This lavishly illustrated book conveys the wonder of Ancient Egypt through the daily activities of its people-not the lives of Egypt’s royalty or elite classes, but the typical men and women who composed this magnificent civilization. Exceptional for his range, the volume portrays Egyptian life from birth and childhood through education, love and marriage, occupations, war, and finally the soul’s journey to the netherworld. A particular strength is the coverage of anatomical material and medical texts. Other topics include the role of women, fashion, dance and music, agriculture, crafts, and construction of the pyramids and tombs. This in-depth portrait draws on the complete spectrum of sources: artifacts from tombs and settlement sites; inscribed potsherds and ostraca as well as papyri; material from the excavation of homes, shrines, and tomb chapels; reliefs and wall-paintings. Call #: DT64.S92513 1992

Oedipus and Akhnaton: myth and history by Immanuel Velikovsky. Oedipus, the tragic figure from Greek mythology whose shocking fate has moved so many generations, inspired so many writers and even found his way into modern psychology through Sigmund Freud? In this book, Immanuel Velikovsky poses the question that this figure and his fate was not a creation of human fancy but the conversion of real historical happenings. Call #: DT87.4.V4

Treasures of Tutankhamun by I. E. S. (Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen) Edwards. This book is the companion catalog to the Tuankhamun exhibit that toured six american museums in the late 1970's. It is rich with stunning photographs taken from the original glass negatives of the 1922 dig and vivid color photos that are still unsurpassed by todays digital imaging. The majority of artifacts of this 70's era United States tour were, unfortunately, not included in the recent 2006 exhibit. One such object is Tut's gold funerary mask that, by modern Egyptian law, can no longer leave the country. The objects included in this book are the pinnacle of artistic and aesthetic beauty recovered from the tomb and rarely seen in other volumes on Tutankhamun. The range of subject matter is wonderful in archaeological content describing each object (in the order it was excavated), historic significance and meaning of ancient Egyptian religious and cultural themes. I.E.S. Edwards, Former Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum, has put forth a superlative commentary on the discovery of king Tutankhamuns' tomb and the world in which he lived. Call #: DT87.5.T7 1976

Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism, and Egyptian monotheism: with hieroglyphic texts of hymns to Amen and Aten by E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis) Budge. An unabridged republication of the 1923 text written by Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge in an attempt to counteract some of the wild speculation that accompanied the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, explaining what was then known about the ancient king. Includes illustrations and hieroglyphic texts. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DT87.5.B8 1991

Tutankhamun: the last journey by William MacQuitty. Photographs of the tomb of Tutankhamun and of artifacts found therein accompany an account of the tomb's discovery, of the treasures within, and of the young pharaoh's life, death, and burial Call #: DT87.5.M2 1978

Tutankhamen; life and death of a pharaoh by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt. Reconstructs the young Egyptian king's early life, coronation, and reign and discusses the archaeological discovery of his tomb and the legendary curse of the pharaohs Call #: DT87.5.D4 1976

Tut's mummy: lost-- and found by Judy Donnelly. Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by archaeologists more than 3000 years later. Series: Step into reading. Step 4Call #: CC DT87.5.D66 2003

The way to eternity: Egyptian myth by Fergus Fleming, Alan Lothian; consultant, Joann Fletcher. Examines ancient Egyptian myths about the physical world and life after death and places them in their cultural context. Series: Myth and mankind. Call #: BL2441.2.F583 1997


Buddha: a story of enlightenment by Deepak Chopra. "The Buddha was as mortal as you and I, yet he attained enlightenment and was raised to the rank of an immortal. The miracle is that he got there following a heart as human as yours and mine, and just as vulnerable." Best-selling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping account of the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today. -- Amazon Call #: PS3553.H587 B83 2007

Buddhist scriptures edited by Donald S. Lopez. An anthology of Buddhist literature written between A.D. 100 and 400, drawing from numerous traditional schools to present the central message of the religion. Series: Penguin classics. Call #: BQ1012.B836 2004

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America by Gurinder Singh Mann. Presents the basic tenets of these three Asian religions and discusses the religious history and experience of their practitioners after immigration to the United States. Series: Religion in American life. Call #: BL2525.M356 2001

The cow in the parking lot: a zen approach to overcoming anger by Leonard Scheff. Explains Buddhist principles that can help the reader reduce feelings of anger and destructive emotions to allow for increased feelings of happiness. Call #: BF575.A5 S333 2010

How to be an adult in relationships: the five keys to mindful loving by David Richo. Psychotherapist David Richo offers advice on becoming more loving and realistic in a relationship, describing five keys to mindful loving and providing exercises for couples and singles. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BF575.L8 R53 2002

The meditative path: a gentle way to awareness, concentration, and serenity by John Cianciosi. Directly from the heart, this practical, nonreligious book guides the reader of any faith to reduce stress, increase health, and achieve inner peace. It clearly explains the meditative process and offers very simple exercises to balance theory and practice. Each chapter includes Question & Answer sections based on the average reader's experience and crafted from the author's twenty-four years of teaching, first as a Buddhist monk and now in lay life. Of all primers on meditation, this one excels in showing how to slow down life in the fast lane. -- Amazon Call #: BQ5612.C53 2001

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. A moral allegory, set in ancient India, about one soul's quest for the ultimate answer to the enigma of man's role in this world. The hero, Siddhartha, undergoes a series of experiences to emerge in a state of peace and wisdom. Interest Level: Young AdultCall #: PT2617.E85 S513 1992

The Three pillars of Zen: teaching, practice, and enlightenment compiled and edited, with translations, introductions and notes, by Philip Kapleau. Foreword by Huston Smith. Exploring the three pillars of Zen - teaching, practice, and enlightenment - Roshi Philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives listeners invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices. Revised and updated, this edition features a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center. A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen. -- Amazon Call #: BQ9265.4.T48 1966

Zen mind, beginner's mind by Shunryu Suzuki. A guide to practicing Zen as a workable discipline and religion that describes the basic attitudes and techniques that make Zen practice possible. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL1478.3.S9 1982

Christianity, Jesus Christ and the Bible

Ben-Hur: a tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace; illustrations by Warren Chang; decorations by William M. Johnson; afterword by Robert and Katharine Morsberger. Ben-Hur is one of the best selling books of all times. This poignant novel intertwines the life stories of a Jewish charioteer named Judah Ben-Hur and Jesus Christ. It explores the themes of betrayal and redemption. Ben-Hur's family is wrongly accused and convicted of treason during the time of Christ. Ben-Hur fights to clear his family's name and is ultimately inspired by the rise of Jesus Christ and his message. A powerful, compelling novel. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment. Series: World's best reading. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3134.B4 1992

Bible and sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motives—the Bible and the sword—to their seemingly inevitable endpoint, when Britain conquered Palestine at the conclusion of World War I. At that moment, in a gesture of significance and solemnity, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established a British-sponsored mandate for a national home for the Jewish people. Throughout this characteristically vivid account, Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of conflict were planted in the Middle East long before the official founding of the modern state of Israel. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DS119.8.G7 T8 1984

Biblical holy places: an illustrated guide by Rivka Gonen. A complete and authoritative guide to places named in the Old and New Testaments that have become associated with important biblical personalities and events. Illustrated with over 250 color photographs and detailed two-color maps. Call #: BX2320.5.M43 G66 1987

Dictionary of Christianity edited by J.C. Cooper. A comprehensive reference guide to saints, popes, martyrs, orders, heresies, schisms and religious movements and practices, the Dictionary of Christianity is an alphabetically-arranged volume of essential facts about Christianity and the Christian church. It includes: accounts of the lives of theologians, philosophers, and reformers whose works influenced the development of Christianity; biblical statistics and information about the chief editions of the Bible; the lives of saints, including their feast days; and details about offices and vestments, rituals and festivals. In recent years there has been an upsurge in ecumenical movements, and increased communication between Eastern and Western Catholics and Protestants. There has also been an increase in the membership of the Eastern Church in Western countries and, with the fall of Communism in Russia, a revival of the Russian Orthodox Church. In responseto this phenomena, the Dictionary of Christianity covers all the main branches of the Christian church. It will be an invaluable reference for all students of religion.Call #: REF BR95.C66

Every prophecy of the Bible by John F. Walvoord. This is an excellent guide and tool to increase understanding of prophecies in the Bible. It is a well written and enjoyable to read. Call #: BS647.2.W274 1999

Great Christian thinkers by Hans Küng. An introduction to theologians who greatly affected Christian thought includes portraits of Paul, Origen, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Karl Barth Call #: BT77.K79 1994

Hidden Christmas: the surprising truth behind the birth of Christ by Timothy Keller. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BV45.K43 2016

The hidden Gospel: decoding the spiritual message of the Aramaic Jesus by Neil Douglas-Klotz. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BT306.D68 1999

Historical atlas of the crusades by Angus Konstam. Presents an historical atlas of the Crusades covering such topics as the conflicts between Roman and Orthodox Christian churches, Arab conquests, and the attempts to reclaim the Holy Land, and contains detailed maps, photographs, and illustrations. Interest Level: Young Adult Call #: D158.K66 2002

The Illustrated Bible dictionary organizing editor, J.D. Douglas; revision editor, N. Hillyer. Scholarly and authoritative 3 Volume Set. Call #: REF BS440.I45 1998

Killing Jesus: a history by Bill O'Reilly. Details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus takes readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable -- and changed the world forever. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BT450.O74 2013

The layman's Bible encyclopedia ... by William C. (William Curtis) Martin. The Layman’s Bible Handbook provides overviews and chapter-by-chapter summaries for every book of the Bible! Concise, easy-to-read entries will give you the “big picture” view of scripture, helping you to see how all of the people, places, and ideas fit together. Also featuring intriguing sidebars, a helpful index, and classic illustrations that bring the Bible text to life, The Layman’s Bible Handbook is an excellent resource for everyday Bible study.Call #: BS440.M415

The Oxford companion to the Bible edited by Bruce M. Metzger, Michael D. Coogan. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BS440.M434 1993

The misunderstood God: the lies religion tells about God by Darin Hufford. The Misunderstood God tells the truth about who the Creator is. This book analyzes what religion says about God's heart and personality and measures it up to what God calls Himself: Love. It simplifies a generation's tangled perceptions of God by taking a journey through the sixteen aspects of love described in one of the most well-known Bible passages in the world: 1 Corinthians 13, also known as "the love chapter." So many Christians have been bombarded with confusing teachings and doctrines that their understanding of God resembles a tightly tangled ball of Christmas tree lights. This book takes that twisted mess and replaces it with one soft, warm light of truth that anyone can embrace: God is love. Call #: BL473.H79 2009

Places of the Bible : a photographic pilgrimage editor, Robert Sullivan. This LIFE publication takes you to sites prominent in both the Old and New testaments and explains the interwining histories of the two of the world's great faiths: Judaism and Christianity. Call #: BS630.P53 2007

Selected philosophical writings by Saint Thomas Aquinas; selected and translated by Timothy McDermott. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it - to explore, for example, spiritual revelation - makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago. This accessible new translation offers thirty-eight substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy. It is an ideal introduction to this key figure in the philosophy of religion. Series: World's classicsCall #: B765.T51 1993

Who's who in the Bible Reader's Digest. Who's Who in the Bible offers in-depth portraits of more than 500 biblical characters, both well-known and more obscure, including: Jacob, scheming to win his brother's birthright and his father's blessing. David, whose adultery led to murder. Call #: BS570.R43 1994

Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. A biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop ofhis time. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: Call #: BT301.3.A85 2013


The Analects of Confucius by Confucius. Presents an annotated English translation of the analects of Confucius, providing insight into early Chinese civilization and thought; and includes an introduction that examines the social and political background of the work, analyses of key terms, and a history of the analects. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PL2478.L8 1989

Mencius by Mencius . Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It takes up Confucius's theories of jen, or goodness and yi, righteousness, explaining that the individual can achieve harmony with mankind and the universe by perfecting his innate moral nature and acting with benevolence and justice. Mencius' strikingly modern views on the duties of subjects and their rulers or the evils of war, created a Confucian orthodoxy that has remained intact since the third century BCE. Penguin Classics. Call #: B128.M33 E59 2004


Charles Manson now by Marlin Marynick. A Canadian psychiatric nurse recounts his dealings with the imprisoned Charles Manson's confidants on the outside, his telephone conversations with the convicted murderer, and their meeting, and offers Manson's own writings and art. Interest Level: Adult Call #: HV6248.M2797 M37 2010

Manson: the unholy trail of Charlie and the Family by John Gilmore and Ron Kenner. Random murder and savage overkill, mind control and trips, satanism and witchcraft, cursed glamour, Haight Ashbury, rock'n'roll, biker gangs, sexual rebellion & dune buggies tearing across Death Valley in search of the "hole in the earth.".. The persona of Charles Manson and his bizarre sway over the family remain riveting to the public a quarter century down the line. At the time of the killings, Charlie Manson was instantly demonized in by the media. Today he has become an icon of rebellion -- "the spirit of annihilation." Manson is a gripping account of one of the most chilling and fascinating crime sagas of our time, now available in a revised and updated edition containing 36 pages of previously unpublished photos. New vectors into the kaleidoscopic tale which spins inexorably out of the slayings emerge in this updated edition with new material on killer Bobby Beausoleil and his occult alliance with experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. . Call #: HV6348.M2797 G55 2000

Religious cults in America edited by Robert Emmet Long. Discusses the different religious cults in the U.S., and focuses on the 1993 incident involving the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas Series: The Reference shelf; v. 66, no. 4. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL2525.R469 1994

A thousand lives: the untold story of hope, deception, and survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres. They left America for the jungles of Guyana to start a better life. Yet what started as a Utopian dream soon devolved into a terrifying work camp run by a madman, ending in the mass murder-suicide of 914 members in November 1978. In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community. For this groundbreaking book, Scheeres examined more than 50,000 pages of newly released documents that the FBI collected from the camp after the massacre - including diaries, crop reports, and letters that were never sent home - as well as hundreds of audiotapes of Jones addressing his group. Scheeres's own experience at a religious boot camp in the Dominican Republic, detailed in her unforgettable debut memoir Jesus Land, gives her unique insight into this chilling tale. Haunting and vividly written, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, searing loss. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: Call #: BP605.P46 S34 2011

Helter skelter: the true story of the Manson murders by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry. #1 True Crime Bestseller of All Time―7 Million Copies Sold In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era. Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi." The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers…these elements make for a true crime classic. Helter Skelter is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of The New Republic, a "social document of rare importance." 50 pages of black-and-white photographs Call #: HV6533.C2 B83 1992

Introduction to scientology ethics by L. Ron (La Fayette Ron) Hubbard. There’s never been a way for man to right the wrongs committed, or to know with certainty which choices will ensure a brilliant and successful future. But now there is. With this book you can learn the technology of ethics and use it to keep your feet firmly on the road to freedom. The material in this book is not something someone does for you, it’s a personal matter. Learn it well, use it to keep your own counsel and be true to your own goals. The world can become pretty savage but with a full understanding of Scientology ethics and justice you will know exactly how to bring order to your life and the lives of your fellows.Call #: BP605.S2 H8 2007


Angels watching over me by Michael R. Phillips. Despite being born within a year of each other in the same North Carolina county, Mayme and Katie live in two vastly different worlds, until the Civil War bring death and destruction to Katie's Rosewood Plantation home and Mayme's slave quarters, and the two girls find themselves struggling to survive the war's devastation. Series: Shenandoah sisters. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3566.H492 A85 2003

A day to pick your own cotton by Michael R Phillips. Two young girls, one the daughter of a slave and the other the daughter of a plantation owner, are orphaned by the Civil War and struggle to stay alive amidst the chaos of war. Series: Shenandoah sisters. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3566.H492 D396 2003

The burning times by Jeanne Kalogridis. A romantic drama is played out in medieval France. It is a time of the Great Plague, horror of witchcraft, religious fervor and the Inquisition. A scribe's ordered world is ripped apart when he chooses between Christian purity and desire for the Abbess. Call #: PS3651.A41675 B87 2001

The Inquisitor's wife: a novel of Renaissance Spain by Jeanne Kalogridis. Marisol Garcia, a young woman who has converted to Christianity but secretly practices Judaism, is hurriedly wed to Gabriel, a civil lawyer working for the Inquisition, in hopes that he will be able to protect her, but when her father is arrested and tortured, Marisol finds herself caught between her love for him and her desire to save her people. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3561.A41675 I57 2013

Courageous: a novelization by Randy C. Alcorn. Police officers Adam Mitchell and Nathan Hayes are willing to risk their lives and face any challenge, but the challenge they are most unprepared for is fatherhood, and when tragedy strikes close to home, they realize they must live up to God's expectations and draw closer to their families and their faith. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3551.L292 C68 2011

Dreams that won't let go: a novel by Stacy Hawkins Adams. Indigo Burns anticipates her wedding with excitement while also enjoying a successful photography career, and when her brother Reuben, who nobody has seen in years, moves home to Jubilant Texas, a painful series of family dramas ensue. Series: Jubilant soul #3. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3601.D396 D74 2010

Terri Blackstock
Cape Refuge: Southern Storm (Cape Refuge Series Books 1 & 2) by Terri Blackstock. Set in the South, volumes one and two from the Cape Refuge suspense series by Terri Blackstock come together under one cover. A unique island setting, close-knit relationships, fast-paced action, and underlying themes of faith combine to make for reading you can’t put down at a value you can’t turn down. Call #: PS3552.L34285 C47 2006
Downfall (Intervention Series Book 3) by Terri Blackstock. Emily Covington has been clean of drugs for almost a year but everyone still has a hard time trusting her and when one woman is murdered, Emily discovers the plot for a double murder but she is having a hard time convincing the authorities and now everything has turned back on her. Call #: PS3552.L34285 D69 2012
Last light: Night light (Restoration Series Books 1 & 2) by Terri Blackstock. Collects two novels from Terri Blackstock, including “Last Light,” in which unexplained catastrophic events lead a group of people to turn to God and one another for support with a killer in the bunch; and in “Night Light,” Oak Hollow’s residents struggle to adjust to life without electricity, while the city’s crime increases. Call #: PS3552.L34285 L37 2009
Private justice (Newpointe 911 Series Book 1 of 5) by Terri Blackstock. A serial killer is stalking the wives of the firemen in a Louisiana town. Call #: PS3552.L34285 P75 1998
Shadow of doubt (Newpointe 911 Series Book 2) by Terri Blackstock. A poisoned past. A bitter present. Is Celia a murderer … or a victim? Detective Stan Shepherd lies comatose in the hospital, a victim of arsenic poisoning. The Newpointe police have a suspect: Celia Shepherd, Stan’s wife. Celia is no stranger to such charges. When her first husband died of poisoning, a technicality scuttled the case against her and Celia got of scot-free. Now it looks like the same old story—only this time, the motive appears plain. Call #: PS3552.L34285 S48 1998
Word of honor (Newpointe 911 Series Book 3) by Terri Blackstock. Attorney Jill Clark, taken hostage by a suspect in the bombing of the Newpointe post office, begins to believe the man’s claims that he did not commit the crime, but her attempts to prove his innocence are hindered by his misplaced sense of loyalty that keeps him from naming the real killer. Call #: PS3552.L34285 W67 1999
Trial by fire (Newpointe 911 Series Book 4) by Terri Blackstock. Pastor and fireman Nick Foster found the body in the inferno engulfing his church. From the bullet wound in the head, it’s clear this is no ordinary fire victim. The quiet community of Newpointe, reeling from the shock of the dead man’s identity, struggles with the agonizing question: who did it—and why? Paramedic Issie Mattreaux is no icon of virtue, but she cares enough about her teenage nephew, Jake, to track him down when he turns up missing. Call #: PS3552.L34285 T7 2000
Line of duty (Newpointe 911 Series Book 5) by Terri Blackstock. Fireman Dan Nichols searches for answers, as well as evidence of God’s grace, when an explosion rips through a New Orleans high-rise where his wife, Jill, an attorney, has been taking a deposition. Call #: PS3552.L34285 L56 2003
Predator by Terri Blackstock. Bestselling author Terri Blackstock presents this Ebook of her newest standalone novel, Predator. The murder of Krista Carmichael’s fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome? Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line. Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now. Call #: PS3552.L34285 P72 2010
Left Behind Series by Tim F. LaHaye

The rising: Antichrist is born before they were left behind by Tim F. LaHaye. Presents the first of the "Left Behind" series that chronicles the birth of Nicolae, who will become the Antichrist prophesied in the scripture, and Ray Steele whose career as a pilot crosses paths with Marilena Carpathia, the mother of Nicolae. Before they were left behind series #1. Call #: PS3562.A315 R57 2005

Nicolae: the rise of antichrist by Tim F. LaHaye. Rayford Steele, his daughter Chloe, magazine writer Buck Williams, and their pastor Bruce Barnes, having been left behind when the prophesied rapture takes believers to heaven, are now involved in a mission to win as many people as possible to Jesus while at the same time dealing with Nicolae Carpathia, the man they suspect is the Antichrist. Left behind series #3. Call #: PS3562.A315 N53 1997

Soul harvest: the world takes sides by Tim F. LaHaye. Rayford Steele and Buck Williams, left behind when the Rapture occurs, form a group known as the Tribulation Force dedicated to fighting the Antichrist until Jesus returns, but a global earthquake separates the men from each other and their loved ones, and Rayford is forced to face the possibility that his wife may be a spy. Left behind series #4. Call #: PS3562.A315 S68 1998

Apollyon: the Destroyer is unleashed by Tim F. LaHaye. The Tribulation continues on Earth with the coming of Apollyon the Destroyer, who leads the plague of demon-locusts as they torture the unsaved; while despite growing threats from the Antichrist, the Tribulation Force, a group of believers left behind at the Rapture, gathers in Israel for the conference of witnesses. Left behind series #5. Call #: PS3562.A315 A56 1999

Assassins: assignment, Jerusalem; target, Antichrist by Tim F. LaHaye. The Tribulation Force, a group of people who came to believe in God after being left behind on Earth after God's Rapture, ready themselves to fulfill Holy Scripture by setting up the assassination of the Antichrist. Left behind series #6. Call #: PS3562.A315 A94 1999

The indwelling: the beast takes possession by Tim F. LaHaye. The Tribulation Force, a group of people who came to believe in God after being left behind on Earth in the wake of God's Rapture, find themselves pursued by the Global Community police who suspect the Force of assassinating Nicolae Carpathia, a man they know to be the Antichrist. Left behind series #7. Call #: PS3562.A315 I54 2000. Call #:

The mark: the beast rules the world by Tim F. LaHaye. The eighth novel in the Left Behind series finds the battle between good and evil escalating es Nicolae Carpathia, resurrected and indwelt by the devil, tightens his grip on the people of the world by putting in place a loyalty enforcement facilitator. Left behind series #8. Call #: PS3562.A315 M3 2000

Desecration: Antichrist takes the throne by Tim F. LaHaye. The lines are drawn between good and evil as Nicolae Carpathia, no longer pretending to be a pacifist, makes his way to the temple and his followers clamor to receive the mark of the beast, while Rayford Steele rallies his team of flying rebels to save believers who must flee to the wilderness. Left behind series series #9. Call #: PS3562.A315 D47 2001

The remnant: on the brink of Armageddon by Tim F. LaHaye. The relentless onslaught of Global Community Peacekeeping and the Morale Monitor forces has left the earth a wasted shell, and only a miraculous intervention by heavenly forces can save what few survivors are left. Left behind series series #10. Call #: PS3562.A315 R46 2002

Armageddon: the cosmic battle of the ages by Tim F. LaHaye. The scattered members of the Tribulation Force are drawn toward the Middle East as the Antichrist poises for a final showdown with God. Left behind series series #11. Call #: PS3562.A315 A76 2003

Glorious appearing: the end of days by Tim F. LaHaye. The Tribulation Force, having survived on Earth during the nearly seven-year reign of the Antichrist, begin looking to the heavens for the predicted reappearance of Christ, while the Antichrist readies his armies for what he believes will be his final triumph. Left behind series #12. Call #: PS3562.A315 G58 2004

The lost City of the Monkey God: a true story "author Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"--Provided by publisher. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: F1509.M9 P74 2017

Midnight and the meaning of love by Sister Souljah. Midnight is raised within an influential Islamic African family until his father's empire is attacked and he and his mother are sent to live in the United States, but as he uses his Islamic mind-set and intelligence to build a business to reclaim his wealth, Midnight interacts with a slew of women and decides to risk everything on the one he loves the most. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3569.O7374 M55 2011

The mountain between us by Charles Martin. When young, attractive, and successful writer Ashley Knox, who is flying East from Salt Lake City for her wedding, is stranded in the High Uintas Wilderness after an airplane crash with Ben Payne, a doctor who is an avid climber, the two are forced to survive low temperatures and challenging terrain while learning about each other and possibly falling in love. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3613.A7778 M68 2010

Prophets and Kings Series by Mesu Andrews

Isaiah's daughter: a novel of prophets & kings by Mesu Andrews. Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name--Zibah, delight of the Lord--thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation. Book 1 of 3: Prophets & Kings. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS3601.N55274 I83 2018

Of fire and lions: a novel by Mesu Andrews. "Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she'd perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar's court. Now, as Daniel's wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she's safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear-until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar's palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili's tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army"--Provided by publisher. Book 2 of 3: Prophets & Kings. Interest Level: Adult. Call #:PS3601.N55274 O35 2019

Isaiah's Legacy: A Novel of Prophets and Kings by Mesu Andrews. At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in a small village with her loving but peculiar father. When Uncle Shebna offers shelter in Jerusalem in exchange for Shulle's help tutoring King Manasseh, Judah's five-year-old co-regent who displays the same peculiarities as her father, she's eager to experience the royal court. But Shulle soon realizes the limits of her father's strict adherence to Yahweh's Law when Uncle Shebna teaches her of the starry hosts and their power. Convinced Judah must be freed from Yahweh's chains, she begins the subtle swaying of young Manasseh, using her charm and skills on the boy no one else understands. When King Hezekiah dies, twelve-year-old Manasseh is thrust onto Judah's throne, bitter at Yahweh and eager to marry the girl he adores. Assyria's crown prince favors Manasseh and twists his brilliant mind toward cruelty, beginning Shulle's long and harrowing journey to discover the Yahweh she'd never known, guided with loving wisdom by Manasseh's mother: Isaiah's daughter, the heartbroken Hephzibah. Amid Judah's dark days, a desperate remnant emerges, claiming the Lord's promise, "Though we're helpless now, we're never hopeless--because we serve El Shaddai." Shulle is among them, a girl who becomes a queen through Isaiah's legacy. Book 3 of 3: Prophets & Kings. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: Coming Soon

Prophets & Kings: Prequel Collection by Mesu Andrews. What if you could climb into Mesu Andrews' mind while she plotted a biblical novel? You would see her research and imagination on each character's backstory. Have you ever read one of her books and wished you knew more about a character's motivation? Or more personal history that led to the characters' emotional reactions? Prophets & Kings: Prequel Collection was written to answer those questions. Call #: Coming Soon

Tierra del Fuego by Sylvia Iparraguirre. Tierra del Fuego is more than a suspenseful seafaring tale in the tradition of Captain Hornblower; it is also a chilling psychological and cultural tale, reminiscent of Heart of Darkness or Lord of the Flies, that probes deeply into human nature. Based on the true story of the Yámana Indian, Jemmy Button (parts of which are recorded in Chapter 10 of Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle), the novel explores Captain Robert Fitzroy's abduction of Jemmy Button and his attempt to "civilize" him in England and return him to his country as a bearer of "enlightened society." His experiment leads to tragic consequences. The novel deals with European arrogance and exploitation, but avoids falling into the cliché of "the Noble Savage." Jemmy (the "Other") remains strange and the attempt to co-opt him fails. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PQ7798.19.P37 T5413 2000

War and peace by Leo Tolstoy. Presents an English translation of Tolstoy's epic novel about the lives of five aristocratic families in Moscow and St. Petersburg against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of 1805-14. Series: Everyman's library #96. Call #: PG3366.V6 1993

The White Horse King: the life of Alfred the Great by Ben Merkle. Chronicles the life of Alfred the Great, focusing on how he saved Britain from invading Vikings, sparked a literary renaissance, rebuilt Britain's roadways, revised legal codes, and revived Christian learning and worship. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DA153.M48 2009

The zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman. Relates the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Christian zookeepers at the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save the lives of approximately three hundred Polish Jews during World War II by housing and feeding them on zoo grounds and teaching them how to "pass" as Aryan. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DS134.64.A25 2008

Greek & Roman Mythology

All color book of Roman mythology by Peter Croft. This book tells the myths and legends of Rome with pictures of places statues and art from many parts of Europe and North Africa. The origins of Rome, the influences and pressures from other countries upon the feliefs and lives of the Roman citizens and how different they were from the Greeks.Call #: BL802.C76 1989

Classic myths to read aloud by William F. Russell. Presents the essential Greek and Roman myths that form the basis of our cultural literary heritage. Reading Level: 7.8. Interest Level: ProfessionalCall #: BL725.R87 1989

The Golden Fleece by Robert Graves. This is the story of the mythic voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. In summary, the myth tells how Jason assembled a crew of Greek heroes and sailed the ship Argo to Colchis where he seized the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes and eloped with his daughter, the princess Medea. Most readers can readily understand Menelaus wanting to recover his abducted wife Helen from Troy, but what exactly was the Fleece and why would anyone want it? This book provides the answers. There are many versions of the myth, but with his unparalled knowledge of the classical world Robert Graves (widely recognized for I, Claudius) produced an outstanding, comprehensive and readable version. He synthesizes different primary sources into one whole. An alternative to consider is a translation of the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, which is one of the sources used by Graves. Readers will learn the nature and history of the Golden Fleece. The book begins with events that took place long before the voyage of the Argo and concludes with a summary of what became of the major characters. The cultural milieu within which conflicts between Greek city states arose is described in detail. -- AmazonCall #: PR6013.R35 G65 2003

The Greek myths by Robert Graves. Two-volume set of classic Greek Myths by Graves. Includes the fold-out map in one of the volumes. Great stuff, especially for Rick Riordan fans! 2 vols. Call #: BL782.G68 2002

Oedipus and Akhnaton: myth and history. by Immanuel Velikovsky. In this book Velikovsky tries to "prove" that the Greek Oedipus legend has its origins in the history of Pharaoh Akhenaton, who was an actual historical person and did become notorious for trying to completely remake the religious, social, and aesthetic life of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty. Call #: DT87.4.V4

The Odyssey by Homer. Epic poem recounting the experiences of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PA4025.A5 F34 1996

Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles. Translated and with an Introduction by David Grene. Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death--these heroic, tragic figures have captivated theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Series: The Complete Greek tragedies. Call #: PA4414.A1 G7 1991

The three Theban plays by Sophocles; translated by Robert Fagles; introductions and notes by Bernard Knox. The Theban plays comprise three plays: Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus the King), Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. All three concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus. They have often been published under a single cover; but Sophocles wrote them for separate festival competitions, many years apart. The Theban plays are not a proper trilogy ( three plays presented as a continuous narrative), nor an intentional series; they contain inconsistencies. Sophocles also wrote other plays pertaining to Thebes, such as the Epigoni, but only fragments have survived. Series: Penguin classics. Call #:

Grief, death and illness

Confessions of a funeral director: how the business of death saved my life by Caleb Wilde. We are a people who deeply fear death. While humans are biologically wired to evade death for as long as possible, we have become too adept at hiding from it, vilifying it, and—when it can be avoided no longer—letting the professionals take over. Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde understands this reticence and fear. He had planned to get as far away from the family business as possible. He wanted to make a difference in the world, and how could he do that if all the people he worked with were . . . dead? Slowly, he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones was making a difference—in other people’s lives to be sure, but it also seemed to be saving his own. Call #: BT825.W546 2017

C.S. Lewis' The problem of pain, A grief observed by Terry L. Miethe. Presents notes, Bible verses, and other aids to understanding two works by C. S. Lewis, including "The Problem of Pain," in which he questions why God allows people and animals to suffer pain; and "A Grief BV4905.2.M54 1999Observed," a collection of notes and reflections up love and grief written after the death of his wife. Series: Shepherd's notes. Christian classics. Interest Level: Adult. . Call #: BV4905.2.M54 1999

Death and dying Diane Andrews Henningfeld, book editor.Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index. Series: Global viewpoints. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: HB1321.D43 2010

Endings: a sociology of death and dying by Michael C. Kearl. Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, Michael Kearl draws on anthropology, religion, politics, philosophy, the natural sciences, economics, and psychology to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death, showing how death contributes to social change and how the meanings of death are generated to serve social functions. Working from a social as well as a psychological perspective, Kearl analyzes traditional topics, including aging, suicide, grief, and medical ethics while also examining current issues such as the impact of the AIDS epidemic on social trust, governments' use of death symbolism, the business of death and dying, the political economy of doomsday weaponry, and death in popular culture. Incisive and original, this book maps the separate contributions of various social institutions to American attitudes toward death, observing the influence of each upon the broader cultural outlook on life. Call #: HQ1073.K43 1989

Death and Dying Diane Andrews Henningfeld, book editor.Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index. Series: Global viewpoints. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: HB1321.D43 2010

Endings: a sociology of death and dying by Michael C. Kearl. Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, Michael Kearl draws on anthropology, religion, politics, philosophy, the natural sciences, economics, and psychology to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death, showing how death contributes to social change and how the meanings of death are generated to serve social functions. Working from a social as well as a psychological perspective, Kearl analyzes traditional topics, including aging, suicide, grief, and medical ethics while also examining current issues such as the impact of the AIDS epidemic on social trust, governments' use of death symbolism, the business of death and dying, the political economy of doomsday weaponry, and death in popular culture. Incisive and original, this book maps the separate contributions of various social institutions to American attitudes toward death, observing the influence of each upon the broader cultural outlook on life. Call #: HQ1073.K43 1989

A grief observed by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis. A collection of thoughts, notes, and reflections upon marriage, love, death, and grief written by the English author, C. S. Lewis after the death of his wife, Helen Joy Davidman. Interest Level: Adult. . Call #: BV4905.2.L4 2001

Is God still at the bedside?: the medical, ethical, and pastoral issues of death and dying by Abigail Rian Evans. Abigail Rian Evans here examines the medical, ethical, theological, pastoral, and legal issues surrounding death and dying from a Christian perspective. Her work is informed by insights from patients, their families, and health care staff and results in a book that will ably assist professionals, patients, and their families in making difficult end-of-life decisions. Call #: BT825.E93 2011

My Daddy and me: a book about grief, for kids, from a kid by Lauren Grace Marcucci. An extraordinary book written by an eleven-year old from Shawnee Kansas about coping with the death of her father. It is a message that is insightful and inspirational. Lauren is especially good at telling young people about the grieving process - how it feels and what others can do to help support those who have suffered a profound loss. Call #: CC PZ7.M2 M8 2002

The nurse's calling: a Christian spirituality of caring for the sick by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien. In this caring, timely book veteran nurse researcher and nurse educator Mary Elizabeth O'Brien provides a spiritual perspective on the professional nurse's vocation of caring. Grounding each chapter in scripture from both Old and New Testaments, she beautifully explores the Christian nurse's call to love as Jesus loved: without discrimination, without reserve and sometimes without reward. In sharing some thoughts on favorite scripture passages that might be meaningful to nurses, O'Brien includes anecdotes derived from her clinical experience and the experiences of other Christian nurses that interpret the scriptures as lived out in the nurse's calling. The chapters are built around these key ideas, organized around a particular scriptural theme: Ch. 1: The nurse's vocation. Ch. 2: Nursing as a ministry. Ch. 3: The nurse's role as healer. Ch. 4: Comfort for the nurse in difficult times. Ch. 5: The source of the nurse's strength. Ch. 6: The rewards of nursing the sick. Ch. 7: Nursing's call to reverence the sacredness of human life. Ch. 8: The spirituality of the nurse as a thing of grace and beauty. The Nurse's Calling, which is conscious of the changing face of contemporary care and our health care system in crisis, is unique in its blend of practicality with a strong spiritual dimension. Nurses and those in the health care professions will find it to be a source of comfort, inspiration and growth Call #: RT85.2.O367 2001

Order of Christian funerals: the Roman ritual, revised by decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by authority of Pope Paul VI by the Catholic Church. ontains the basic texts for Vigil Services, funeral liturgies, and committal services for adults and for children, plus the optional texts for various situations, Morning and Evening Prayer for the Dead, the complete funeral lectionary, and model litanies. Call #: Call #: BX2035.6.F8523 1989

The sacred remains: American attitudes toward death, 1799-1883 by Gary Laderman. Explores nineteenth-century attitudes toward death in northern Protestant communities tracing the funeral industry in the years following the Civil War from medical histories, religious documents, personal diaries and letters, and literature. Call #: BR525.L25 1996

Water bugs and dragonflies: explaining death to young children by Doris Stickney. After a water bug suddenly leaves her pond and is transformed into a dragonfly, her friends' questions about such departures are like those children ask when someone dies. Call #: CC HQ1073.3.S75 1997

Hinduism and Mahatma Gandhi

Being Hindu: understanding a peaceful path in a violent world by Hindol Sengupta. Although Hinduism has thrived for more than 3,000 years and is currently practiced by one billion individuals, there is little coverage in English. To redress that lack, journalist Sengupta offers not a primer of Hindu beliefs but, rather, a personal inquiry rich in history and analysis about what it means to be a twenty-first-century Hindu.... [When] he focuses on Hindu philosophy, he is eloquently clarifying. He explicates the religion’s perception that ‘the divine is everywhere’; its ‘commitment to plurality’; and its recognition of ‘union in diversity’—teachings, he asserts, that could benefit everyone. Reaching deeper, Sengupta explains that Hinduism is a quest for ‘illumination, for radiance, and for knowledge’; a profound interpretation of consciousness; and a path to peace. He also candidly acknowledges that the tradition can be both liberating and ‘bewildering,’ even for Hindus. Segupta’s enlightening elucidation is invaluable for understanding Hinduism, India, and the growing Hindu community in the U.S. ― Booklist Call #: BL1202.S33 2017

The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's counsel in time of war [translated and] with an introduction and an afterword by Barbara Stoler Miller. Recounts the tale of Arjuna, a warrior-prince who is forced to confront a life-or-death moral dilemma as he tries to determine the purpose of war. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL1138.62.E5 2004

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America by Gurinder Singh Mann. Presents the basic tenets of these three Asian religions and discusses the religious history and experience of their practitioners after immigration to the United States. Series: Religion in American life. Call #: BL2525.M356 2001

Gandhi, CEO: 14 principles to guide and inspire modern leaders by Alan Axelrod. History’s great leaders have much to teach us, and no one outshines Alan Axelrod in extracting those lessons and applying them to today’s business world. His Elizabeth I, CEO and Patton on Leadership both became BusinessWeek bestsellers?and now, to follow his recent Winston Churchill, CEO, Axelrod has found a new and perhaps surprising subject for his popular format: Gandhi. Gandhi, a CEO? Absolutely?and an incomparable example for our uncertain times, when we need leaders we can trust and admire. Not only was he a moral and intensely spiritual man, but also a supremely practical manager and a powerful agent for change, able to nurture the rebirth of an entire nation. To achieve this goal, he mastered the elements of personal leadership and institutional management. Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a way nobody has before, employing his fluid, engaging, and conversational style to bring each lesson to life through quotes and vivid examples from Gandhi’s life. Call #: HD57.7.A958 2010

Gandhi on non-violence by Mahatma Gandhi. Contains selected texts from the writings of Mahatma Gandhi in which he expressed his philosophy of non-violence and non-violent action, and includes an introductory essay by editor Thomas Merton. Series: A New Directions paperbook. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: HM278.G3243 1965

Gandhi, the man by Eknath Easwaran. Records the life and philosophy of Gandhi, who freed India from foreign domination without resort to violence. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: DS481.G3 E19 1978

India: a million mutinies now by V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) Naipaul. Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many of the people he met traveling there more than fifty years ago. He explores how they have been steered by the innumerable frictions present in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of religious faith, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This book represents Naipaul’s last word on his homeland, complementing his two other India travelogues, An Area of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DS414.2.N35 1991

Mahatma Gandhi: the essential writings. by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. Series: Oxford world's classics. Call #: DS481.G3 A25 2008

Islam and Muhammad

The complete infidel's guide to the Koran by Robert Spencer. Argues that Islam is not necessarily the peaceful religion that many claim, and examines passages from the Koran dealing with Jews, Christians, women, and others. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BP130.1.S64 2009

The first Muslim: the story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton. Uses early eyewitness sources to profile the life of Muhammad and his founding of the religion known as Islam. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BP75.H39 2013

Islam: a mosaic, not a monolith by Vartan Gregorian. For readers unfamiliar with the world's fastest-growing religion, Gregorian provides an accessible overview of its tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role, along with insights into the current state of Muslim societies and the challenges they face. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DS35.77.G74 2003

Islam & Christianity: a revealing contrast by James F. Gauss. The author details the differences between Islam and Christianity. The media bombards us daily with disturbing images and reports related to terrorist threats from radical, fundamentalist Islamists. Is Islam a peaceful religion or a seedbed for terrorism? What are the differences between Christianity an Islam? What does the Koran teach? How closely related are the Bible and the Koran? Islam & Christianity is the best resource available in today's market to help seekers find the answers to these very important and timely questions. James Gauss presents us with an insightful and interesting contrast between Islam and Christianity, enabling people of all faiths to understand the difference between the two religions. This book delves into both the Bible and the Koran and a multitude of other sources to show how Christianity and Islam are on a collision course because of the distinct differences between the two. James Gauss sheds light on the practices and teachings of Islam that will enable non–Muslims to understand the battle that is before them and to make vital choices for the future. Islam & Christianity gives a clarion call to the Church and society, a call that is a prophetic warning to us. Call #: BP172.G38 2009

The meaning of the glorious Qurʾan : text and explanatory translation by Muhammad M. Pickthall; revised and edited by Arafat K. El-Ashi. The first English translation of the Qur'an by an Englishman who is a Muslim, the aim of The Glorious Qur'an is to present to English readers what Muslims the world over hold to be the meaning of the words of the Qur'an. Concisely and in worthy language, with a view to the requirements of English Muslims, the Book is rendered almost literally and every effort has been made to choose befitting language. Fully indexed, the original Arabic accompanies the English translation and commentaries. Call #: BP109.S5 1994

Muslims in the United States: the state of research by Karen Isaksen Leonard. Presents an interpretative essay that summarizes significant historical and contemporary research and writing on Muslims in the United States. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: E184.M88 L46 2003

Nonviolence and peace building in Islam: theory and practice by Mohammed Abu-Nimer. Examines misconceptions and misinformation about Muslims' views of nonviolence and peacemaking, and offers examples of peace-building practices and values among contemporary Muslims, with excerpts from the Islamic sacred scriptures that speak to issues of peace. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BP190.5.V56 A28 2003

The truth about Muhammad: founder of the world's most intolerant religion by Robert Spencer. Chronicles the life of the founder of Islam, offering a detailed look at the events and beliefs that shaped his life and led him to create the Islamic religion and exploring the influence Islam has in the modern world. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BT1170.S657 2006

The wisdom of Islam compiled by Nacer Khémir; illustrated with stills from two films by Nacer Khemir; [translated from the French by John O'Toole]. Call #: BP189.62.P3713 1996


Daily life in biblical times by Oded Borowski. How did ancient Israelites live? What did they eat, and what affected their health? How did the family function? To answer these and similar questions, Borowski describes the natural setting and the people who occupied the land as well as the rural and urban economic activities in which ancient Israelites engaged, especially as they related to the family and social-political structure. The book addresses cultural, social, and religious activities as well as art, music, and the place of writing in Israelite society. Drawing on textual and archaeological evidence and written in nontechnical language, this will be a standard text for undergraduate Hebrew Bible courses and of particular interest to scholars, graduate students, pastors, rabbis, and nonspecialists. Series: Archaeology and biblical studies; no. 5. Call #: DS112.B63 2003

Jerusalem: one city, three faiths by Karen Armstrong. Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years. Armstrong unfolds a complex story of spiritual upheaval and political transformation--from King David's capital to an administrative outpost of the Roman Empire, from the cosmopolitan city sanctified by Christ to the spiritual center conquered and glorified by Muslims, from the gleaming prize of European Crusaders to the bullet-ridden symbol of the present-day Arab-Israeli conflict. Written with grace and clarity, the product of years of meticulous research, Jerusalem combines the pageant of history with the profundity of searching spiritual analysis. Like Karen Armstrong's A History of God, Jerusalem is a book for the ages. -- Amazon Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DS109.9.A76 1996

Judaism in America by Marc Lee Raphael. Jews have been a religious and cultural presence in America since the colonial era, and the community of Jews in the United States today―some six million people―continues to make a significant contribution to the American religious landscape. Emphasizing developments in American Judaism in the last quarter century among active participants in Jewish worship, this book provides both a look back into the 350-year history of Judaic life and a well-crafted portrait of a multifaceted tradition today. Combining extensive research into synagogue archival records and secondary sources as well as interviews and observations of worship services at more than a hundred Jewish congregations across the country, Raphael's study distinguishes itself as both a history of the Judaic tradition and a witness to the vitality and variety of contemporary American Judaic life. Beginning with a chapter on beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice, Raphael then explores Jewish history in America, from the arrival of the first Jews to the present, highlighting the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. After documenting the considerable variety among the branches, the book addresses issues of some controversy, notably spirituality, conversion, homosexuality, Jewish education, synagogue architecture, and the relationship to Israel. Raphael turns next to a discussion of eight American Jews whose thoughts and/or activities made a huge impact on American Judaism. The final chapter focuses on the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future. Series: Columbia contemporary American religion series. -- Amazon Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BM205.R37 2003

Saying Kaddish: how to comfort the dying, bury the dead, and mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant. From caring for the dying to honoring the dead, Anita Diamant explains the Jewish practices that make mourning a loved one an opportunity to experience the full range of emotions—grief, anger, fear, guilt, relief—and take comfort in the idea that the memory of the deceased is bound up in our lives and actions. -- Amazon Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BM712.D53 1998


Abraham: a journey to the heart of three faiths by Bruce S. Feiler. A study of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, the common ancestor of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, looking at how he is viewed in each of the faith traditions, and discussing his significance to contemporary political and religious conflicts. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: S580.A3.F45 2002

Becket, or, The honor of God by Jean Anouilh. Portrays the conflict of loyalties to church and state as they influenced the lives of two powerful men in English history. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: PQ2601.N67 B413 1995

Beyond Baghdad: postmodern war and peace by Ralph Peters. Contains a series of essays and commentaries of the challenges facing America's national security by taking on such subjects as hidden divisions within the Islamic world, the impact of women's liberation, and expeditionary warfare. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: UA23.P469 2003

Encyclopedia of invasions and conquests from ancient times to the present by Paul K. Davis. This a comprehensive guide to nearly 200 invasions, conquests, battles, and occupations, from ancient times to the present. Throughout history, invasions and conquests have played a remarkable role in shaping our world and defining our boundaries, both physically and culturally. -- Publisher. Call #: REF D25.A2 D38 2006

Essentials of the Islamic faith by M. Fethullah Gülen. Essentials of the Islamic Faith is a selection from some of the speeches M. Fethullah Gülen has given to large audiences over a life-time of dedicated service. In these speeches, he explains the principal elements of Islamic belief - belief in the existence and Unity of God; in Resurrection and the Day of Judgment; in Divine Scriptures and other familiar themes of Islamic discourse. What is special and unique about the presentation of them in this book is that the author is constantly aware of the encroachment (and the seductive appeal) of cultural attitudes which are hostile not to Islam only but to any religious and contemplative way of life. -- Amazon Call #: BP165.5.G8513 2006

Fantasy and your family: exploring The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and modern magick by Richard Abanes. The author presents a critical analysis of fantasy literature and discusses the controversies over such works as the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series while also examining some of the benefits and dangers of fantasy in general. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PN56.F34 A54 2002

Foxfire 7: ministers, church members, revivals, baptisms, shaped-note and gospel singing, faith healing, camp meetings, footwashing, snake handling edited with an introduction by Paul F. Gillespie. The seventh Foxfire volume explores the traditions of mountain religious heritage--including ministers, revivals, baptisms, gospel-singing, faith healing, camp meetings, snake handling--and more. -- Amazon Interest Level: Adult. Call #: REF BR563.M68 F69 1982

God: a biography by Jack Miles. What sort of "person" is God? What is his "life story"? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles—a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages—accomplishes with such brilliance and originality in God: A Biography. Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival. Here is the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation; the bloodthirsty warrior and the protector of the downtrodden; the lawless law-giver; the scourge and the penitent. Profoundly learned, stylishly written, the resulting work illuminates God and man alike and returns us to the Bible with a sense of discovery and wonder.Call #: BS1192.6.M6 1995

Hate crimes: a reference handbook by Donald Altschiller, is the most comprehensive reference source on bias-motivated violence committed in the United States. The book contains vital history on hate crime legislation, provides a detailed chronology of recent events, and offers the most up-to-date information on its prevalence and the affected religious, racial, and other targeted communities, such as Jewish Americans and Sikh Americans. Dozens of expert contributors present a balanced range of perspectives on the growing phenomenon, enabling readers to fully comprehend the widespread problem and develop their own informed opinion. Series: Contemporary world issues. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: HV6773.52.A47 2005

A history of God: the 4000-year quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong. Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—shaped and altered the conception of God? How have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. The epic story begins with the Jews' gradual transformation of pagan idol worship in Babylon into true monotheism—a concept previously unknown in the world. Christianity and Islam both rose on the foundation of this revolutionary idea, but these religions refashioned 'the One God' to suit the social and political needs of their followers. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic. -- Amazon Call #: BT98.A65 2004

A history of philosophy: Modern philosophy, from the French Revolution to Sarte, Camus, and Levi-Strauss / Vol. 9. by Frederick C. (Frederick Charles) Copleston. Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English. Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copleston set out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement -- and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after him. The result of Copleston's prodigious labors is a history of philosophy that is unlikely ever to be surpassed. Thought magazine summed up the general agreement among scholars and students alike when it reviewed Copleston's A History of Philosophy as "broad-minded and objective, comprehensive and scholarly, unified and well proportioned... We cannot recommend [it] too highly."Call #: B72.C62 1994

History of the ancient & medieval world edited by Henk Dijkstra. Beginning with prehistory and continuing to the brink of the European Renaissance, this reference set offers readers comprehensive coverage of a diversity of ancient and medieval civilizations and cultures. In addition to the Greeks and Romans, it introduces readers to the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Phoenicians, Jews, Hittites, among many others. 12 volume set. Call #: REF D117.H57 1996

A history of the world's religions by David S. Noss. A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. Call #: BL80.3.N59 2003

How the Irish saved civilization: the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill. St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and instilled a sense of literacy and learning there that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" - and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization - copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost - they brought their uniquely Irish worldview to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How the Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DA930.5.C34 1995

The illustrated guide to world religions general editor, Michael D. Coogan. An illustrated examination of seven major world religions,including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japan traditions; with discussion of issues such as the roles of women, and the significance of saints. Call #: BL80.2.I434 2003

Irish saints by Robert T. Reilly. Brief lives of canonized saints and other good people from Irish history, including St. Patrick and St. Brigid, as well as Matt Talbot and Bishop Galvin. Call #:BX4659.I7 R4 1992

Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?: understanding the differences between Christianity and Islam by Timothy George. Provides guidance for Christians in understanding the pillars of Islam, the connections between the two religions, and how to share the Christian faith with Muslims. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BT103.G46 2002

Islam & Christianity: a revealing contrast by James F. Gauss. The author details the differences between Islam and Christianity. The media bombards us daily with disturbing images and reports related to terrorist threats from radical, fundamentalist Islamists. Is Islam a peaceful religion or a seedbed for terrorism? What are the differences between Christianity an Islam? What does the Koran teach? How closely related are the Bible and the Koran? Islam & Christianity is the best resource available in today's market to help seekers find the answers to these very important and timely questions. James Gauss presents us with an insightful and interesting contrast between Islam and Christianity, enabling people of all faiths to understand the difference between the two religions. This book delves into both the Bible and the Koran and a multitude of other sources to show how Christianity and Islam are on a collision course because of the distinct differences between the two. James Gauss sheds light on the practices and teachings of Islam that will enable non–Muslims to understand the battle that is before them and to make vital choices for the future. Islam & Christianity gives a clarion call to the Church and society, a call that is a prophetic warning to us. Call #: BP172.G38 2009

Standing for something: ten neglected virtues that will heal our hearts and homes by Gordon Bitner Hinckley. In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world--and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue--marriage and the family--can keep us on that path, even in difficult times. Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do--as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community--to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BX8656.H57 2000

Terror in the name of God: why religious militants kill by Jessica Stern. For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common. Based on her vast research, Stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who—using religion as both motivation and justification—recruit the disenfranchised. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, and attention. Jessica Stern's extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror, and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered. A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Call #: BL65.T47 S74 2003

To live until we say good-bye by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, whose books on death and dying have sold in the millions, now offers an extraordinary visual record of her work. Through the brilliant photographs of Mal Warshaw, To Live Until We Say Good-Bye gives a gripping, intimate view of Dr. Kubler-Ross's counseling work with terminally ill patients as she brings them to an acceptance of death.Call #: BF789.D4 K83

What do our neighbors believe?: questions and answers about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Howard R. Greenstein. Call #: BL80.3.G74 2007

World religions by John Bowker. Presents illustrated explorations of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Chinese and Japanese religions, native religions, and ancient religions, covering their origins, deities, sacred texts, and major concepts and beliefs. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL82.B68 2006

World religions: selections from the sixteen-volume Macmillan encyclopedia of religion. Series: Macmillan compendium. Call #: REF BL82.W67 1997

You are what you think by David A. Stoop. "Attitude is everything." It's what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who fail. And it's easy to see-in other people. It's not as easy to recognize when our own attitude needs adjustment, or to know how to change it. In You Are What You Think, David Stoop shows readers how to use self-talk to make positive changes in their attitudes and beliefs. Self-talk can be private speech, thoughts, or external speech, all of which shape emotions and behavior for good or bad. This popular book, previously published as Self-Talk, will help readers overcome stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, and anger; release the power of faith; choose healthy, positive thoughts; and more. Call #: BF697.5.S47 S76 2003

Mormonism/Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints

Prophet's prey: my seven-year investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower. Private investigator Sam Brower recounts his investigation of Warren Jeffs, leader of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as FLDS. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: HQ994.B76 2011

Under the banner of heaven: a story of violent faith by Jon Krakauer. Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At the core of his book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this“divinely inspired” crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion,savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith. Along the way, he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest-growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. Krakauer takes readers inside isolated communities in the American West, Canada, andMexico, where some forty-thousand Mormon Fundamentalists believe the mainstream Mormon Church went unforgivably astray when it renounced polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the leaders of these outlaw sects are zealots who answer only to God. Marrying prodigiously and with virtual impunity (the leader of the largest fundamentalist church took seventy-five “plural wives,” several of whom were wed to him when they were fourteen or fifteen and he was in his eighties), fundamentalist prophets exercise absolute control over the lives of their followers, and preach that any day now the world will be swept clean in a hurricane of fire, sparing only their most obedient adherents. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism’s violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism. The result is vintage Krakauer, an utterly compelling work of nonfiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behavior. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BX8680.M54 K73 2003

America's historic trails by John M. (John Milliken) Thompson Call #: E158.T48 2001


The dictionary of world myth general editor, Peter Bently. Written by a leading scholar of ancient civilizations, A Dictionary of World Mythology presents the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents. Call #: BL303.D46 1995

The hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell. Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind. Series: Bollingen series #17. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL313.C28 2008

Illustrated who's who in mythology: Over 1200 Figures from World Cultures by Michael Senior. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: REF BL303.S46 1985

Land of the dragon: Chinese myth by Tony Allan. China is among the world's oldest civilizations and home to the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven, intermediary between the world of gods and mortals-Heaven and Earth-in an unbroken dynastic tradition some 4,000 years old. Origins of China's imperial rulers lie in a time when the worlds of men and gods were closer that they are now. Chinese mythology relates these origins and those of China, together with the many gifts given to its people by the gods. It was these rich stories which subsequently inspired and shaped the three major religions found in China today. Series: Myth and Mankind. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL1802.L36 1999

The masks of God by Joseph Campbell. v.1. Primitive mythology -- v.2. Oriental mythology -- v.3. Occidental mythology -- v.4. Creative mythology. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL311.C27

Mythologies of the world: a guide to sources by Ron Smith. An exploration of beliefs, traditions and customs from around the globe and throughout history. An extensive introduction highlights key themes of myths across cultures, including the origins and significance of prehistoric wonders, creation myths and cosmologies, the Earth mother, gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, warrior leaders, the interrelationship between animals and deities, and the underworld and afterlife. Subsequent chapters, each written by an expert in the field, examine specific mythologies of different cultures, including Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian; Egyptian; Greek and Roman; Norse, Celtic, Teutonic and Slavic; African; Indian; Chinese and Japanese; North, Central and South American; and Australasian and Oceanic cultures. This description may be from another edition of this product. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL311.S63

Mythology: timeless tales of gods and heroes by Edith Hamilton. Presents an introduction to classical mythology, and features a selection of myths, grouped in the categories of gods, the creation, and the earliest heroes; stories of love and adventure; great heroes before the Trojan War; heroes of the Trojan War; great families of mythology; less important myths; and mythology of the Norsemen. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL310.H3 2017

The power of myth by Joseph Campbell. Conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, a television journalist, discussing mythology and our ties to the past. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL304.C36 1988

Sky phenomena: a guide to naked-eye observation of the stars : with sections on poetry in astronomy, constellation mythology, and the Southern Hemisphere by Norman Davidson. Sky Phenomena leads the student/reader from the stars as seen from earth, through the sun, moon, and planets, to the Copernican revolution, comets and meteors, and the Southern Hemisphere sky. The text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and has numerous exercises for the student. The final chapter is a unique collection of poetry related to the stars from ancient India to modern times. Appendices include future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms. Sky Phenomena is an unusual and practical guide to the sky as we see it-with the naked eye. The author leads us from the appearance of the stars as seen from Earth, through the Sun, Moon, and planets, to a deeper understanding of the Copernican revolution, comets, and meteors. Series: Renewal of education series #1. Call #: REF QB63.D38 1993

The ultimate encyclopedia of mythology: an A-Z guide to the myths and legends of the ancient world by Arthur Cotterell . The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East, the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology is a comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors. Call #: REF BL303.C67 2004

Native American myths and legends

500 nations: an illustrated history of North American Indians by Alvin M. Josephy. Explores the many worlds of North America's Indians -- their lives, cultures, and heritage. Call #: REF E77.J787 1994

American Indian myths and legends selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz. More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups present a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: REF E98.F601 A47 1984

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee; an Indian history of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown. Traces the white man's conquest of the Indians of the American West, emphasizing major Indian Wars. Call #: E81.B75 1971

Cannibalism, headhunting and human sacrifice in North America: a history forgotten by George Franklin Feldman. This riveting volume dispels the sanitized history surrounding Native American practices toward their enemies that preceded the European exploration and colonization of North America. We abandon truth when we gloss over the clashes between Native Americans and Europeans, encounters of parties equally matched in barbarity, says George Franklin Feldman, We neglect true history when we hide the uniqueness of the varied cultures that evolved during the thousands of years before Europeans invaded North America. The research is impeccable, the writing sparkling, and the evidence incontrovertible: headhunting and cannibalism were practiced by many of the native peoples of North America.Call #: E98.W2 F45 2008

Cahokia mounds by Timothy R. Pauketat . Describes what is known of the ancient city of Cahokia, a site in present-day Illinois which was inhabited by Native Americans from about 700 A.D. to 1400 A.D., the Missippippian culture of which it was a part, and the archaeological investigations undertaken there. Series: Digging for the past. Reading Level: 8.9. Interest Level: 5-8.Call #: E99.M6815 P38 2004

Choctaw tales collected and annotated by Tom Mould. Draws from the Choctaw storytelling tradition to present a collection of myths, legends, supernatural tales, prophecies, histories, and jokes,and features sixteen stories in English and Choctaw translations. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: E99.C8 C77 2004

A circle of nations: voices and visions of American Indians by North American Native writers & photographers; foreword by Leslie Marmon Silko; introduction by Michael Dorris; edited by John Gattuso. Presents a collection of photographs and writings by Native Americans reflecting contemporary Indian life. Series: The Earthsong collection. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: E98.S7 C57 1993

The encyclopedia of North American Indians general editor, D.L. Birchfield. A comprehensive reference work on the culture and history of Native Americans. Call #: REF E76.2.E53 1997

Foxfire 12: war stories, Cherokee traditions, summer camps, square dancing, crafts, and more affairs of plain living edited by Kaye Carver Collins, Angie Cheek, and former Foxfire students. A collection of thirty-three writings on life in southern Appalachia, including profiles of craftsmen, World War I and II veterans, and other unique figures; Cherokee stories; memoirs of summer camp and learning to square dance; and instructions for several craft projects. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: REF F292.R3 F715 2004

Indian sign language by William Tomkins. Interest Level: Adult. An unabridged and corrected republication of a 1931 text which features an alphabetical listing of words, each followed by a description of how to convey the word through Indian sign language. Includes illustrations of some movements as well as examples of sentence formation. Call #: E98.S5 T7 1969

Introduction to the study of mortuary customs among the North American Indians: bound with A further contribution to the study of the mortuary custom by H. C. (Harry Crécy) Yarrow. Originally published in 1880, herein is a treatise on the burial and mortuary practices and customs of the North American Native Americans. "The Mohawks of New York made a large round hole in which the body was placed upright or upon its haunches, after which it was covered with timber, to support the earth which they lay over, and thereby kept the body from being pressed. They then raised the earth in a round hill over it. They always dressed the corpse in all its finery, and put wampum and other things into the grave with it; and the relations suffered not grass nor any weed to grow upon the grave, and frequently visited it and made lamentation." "Seated upon mats are there congregated the family and tribe of the deceased and invited guests. The medicine man, or conjurer, having enjoined silence, then pronounces a funeral oration, during which he recounts the exploits of the deceased, his valor, skill, love of country, property, and influence, alludes to the void caused by his death, and counsels those who remain to supply his place by following in his footsteps; pictures the happiness he will enjoy in the land of spirits to which he has gone, and concludes his address by an allusion to the prominent traditions of his tribe." Call #: E98.M8 Y22 1976

Navaho Indian myths [transcribed by] Aileen O'Bryan. A collection of Navajo Indian myths that were recorded by Aileen O'Bryan as they wer told to her by Sandoval Hastin Tlo'tsi hee, the first of the four chiefs of the Navajo People. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: E99.N3 D43 1993

North American Indian legends selected and edited by Allan A. Macfarlan; illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson. This exciting collection includes stories telling how the earth, people, and bison were created and how fire was discovered, while others introduce the hero Glooscap and the Maiden of the Yellow Rocks. Still other traditional tales tell of the troubles Rabbit's boastfulness got him into, and about the clever ways Little Blue Fox managed to escape from Coyote.Among the stories in this collection are "The White Stone Canoe" (Chippewa), "Raven Pretends to Build a Canoe" (Tsimshian), "The Theft from the Sun" (Blackfoot), "The Loon's Necklace" (Iroquois), "The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" (Cherokee), "The Coyote" (Pueblo), and "The Origin of the Buffalo and of Corn" (Cheyenne). Young people will delight in these tales, as will any reader interested in Native American stories or folklore in general. Call #: E98.F6 M13 2001

Patterns and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest by John Collier. Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes. Call #: E78.S7 C6 1995

Plains Indian history and culture: essays on continuity and change by John Canfield Ewers. . Plains Indian History and Culture, an engaging collection of articles and essays, reflects John C. Ewers multifaceted approach to Indian history, an approach that combines his far-reaching interest in American history generally, his professional training in anthropology, and his many decades of experience as a field-worker and museum curator. The author has drawn on interviews collected during a quarter-century of fieldwork with Indian elders, who in recalling their own experiences during the buffalo days, revealed unique insights into Plains Indian life. Ewers use his expertise in examining Indian-made artifacts and drawings as well as photographs taken by non-Indian artists who had firsthand contact with Indians. He throws new light on important changes in Plains Indian culture, on the history of intertribal relations, and on Indian relation with whitestraders, missionaries, soldiers, settlers, and the U.S. Government. Call #: E78.G73 E928 1997

The world of the southern Indians by Virginia Pounds Brown. More Native Americans lived in what is now the southern United States than in any other section of the country. The World of Southern Indians is a fascinating account of the South's first people. Virginia Pounds Brown and Laurella Owens’s collaborative effort synthesizes much of the wide-ranging historical information on Southern Indian tribes. The authors have performed a vital service by bringing together information on Southern Indians from many sources and weaving it into a clear, readable story. Call #: E78.S65 B76 2010

Norse Mythology

The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth. The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers. . Interest Level: Adult. Call #: DL65.W63 2014

Handbook of Norse mythology by John Lindow. The book describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interaction between the Vikings and other Europeans, and the concept of time in Norse mythology, and gives a dictionary of deities, themes, and concepts. With 200 entries of up to four pages each, the dictionary includes both well-known characters like Thor and minor figures such as Gleipnir, the "fetter with which the wolf Fenrir was finally bound." It also includes further references about Viking and medieval Scandinavia, archaeology, etymology, the conversion of Iceland, other encyclopedias, and more. Series: Handbooks of world mythology. Call #: BL860.L56 2001

Icelanders in the Viking age: the people of the sagas by William R. Short. The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.Call #: DL334.N65 S56 2010

Popular tales from Norse mythology by Sir George Webbe Dasent. Presents forty-two authentic folktales from Norse and Germany mythology, including favorite and lesser-known selections. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: GR205.D3 2001

Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German myth by Loren Auerbach. An illustrated account of the mythology of the Vikings and other medieval Germanic peoples. Series: Myth and mankind. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL860.A93 1997


Bringing up boys by James C. Dobson. In the runaway bestseller Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles. Call #: BV4529.D63 2001

Help! I'm raising my children alone by T. D. Jakes. Provides Bible-based guidance and reassurance as well as discussion questions and parent/child activities for single parents and parents who, while not single, do most of the parenting. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: HQ769.3.J255 2001

How to raise a gentleman: a civilized guide to helping your son through his uncivilized childhood by Kay West. An invaluable resource for parents who hope their little boys will grow up to be the kind of men who know which fork to use, how to treat others, and generally make their parents proud. Somewhere amid the tangle of video game controllers and muddy sneakers, there’s a nice boy. And somewhere within that nice boy is a gentleman just waiting to emerge. For at least eighteen years, you’ll have the pleasure of coaxing him out, little by little. You’ll make sure he knows how to act at a formal dinner, and you’ll explain to him that answering a telephone should never involve the words “yeah” or “hang on.” And eventually, you’ll be confident that he can react maturely when his team loses in overtime or when he meets a girl he likes. He’ll know which fork to use, how to dress on an airplane, and when it’s appropriate to speak up for himself and others. Let Kay West guide you through his transformation from boy to gentleman, and watch his young life flourish. Series: GentleManners books. Call #: HQ769.W446 2012

Parenting: clues for the clueless: God's Word in Your World by Christopher D. Hudson... [et al.]. This series of inspiring, challenging, and humorous books has already proven to be a hit with customers! Now joining the series are two new books -- books that will help readers find a clue about some of the most important matters in life. The perfect gift for those persons -- maybe even yourself! -- who need a light-hearted approach to God's daily guidance. How do I know a "hungry cry" from a "change me!" cry? How do I find quality time with my spouse? Why is my teenager acting this way? Will I ever have a full eight hours of sleep again? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Parenting Clues for the Clueless. Parenting is a challenge, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Series: Clues for the clueless. Call #: HQ755.8.P37913 1999


African American biography. Text and accompanying photographs profile over three hundred African-Americans, both living and deceased, prominent in their fields, from civil rights to athletics, politics to literature, entertainment to science, and religion to the military. 6 vols. Series: African American reference library. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: REF E185.96.A44 1994

African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas by Johnny E. Williams. What role did religion play in sparking the call for civil rights? Was the African American church a motivating force or a calming eddy? The conventional view among scholars of the period is that religion as a source for social activism was marginal, conservative, or pacifying. Not so, argues Johnny E. Williams. Focusing on the state of Arkansas as typical in the role of ecclesiastical activism, his book argues that black religion from the period of slavery through the era of segregation provided theological resources that motivated and sustained preachers and parishioners battling racial oppression. Drawing on interviews, speeches, case studies, literature, sociological surveys, and other sources, Williams persuasively defines the most ardent of civil rights activists in the state as products of church culture. Both religious beliefs and the African American church itself were essential in motivating blacks to act individually and collectively to confront their oppressors in Arkansas and throughout the South. Williams explains how the ideology of the black church roused disparate individuals into a community and how the church established a base for many diverse participants in the civil rights movement. He shows how church life and ecumenical education helped to sustain the protest of people with few resources and little permanent power. Williams argues that the church helped galvanize political action by bringing people together and creating social bonds even when societal conditions made action difficult and often dangerous. The church supplied its members with meanings, beliefs, relationships, and practices that served as resources to create a religious protest message of hope. -- Amazon Call #: E185.93.A8 W55 2003

African-American religion: interpretive essays in history and culture edited by Timothy E. Fulop and Albert J. Raboteau. African American Religion brings together in one forum the most important essays on the development of these traditions to provide an overview of the field. Call #: BR563.N4 A356 1997

America's four Gods: what we say about God--& what that says about us by Paul Froese. Explores how differing views of God and the role he plays in daily life have separated Americans throughout history, despite the fact that more than ninety-five percent of Americans believe in God. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL2525.F75 2010

The audacity of hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American dream by Barack Obama. In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.” Interest Level: Adult. Call #: E901.1.O23 A3 2006

Black firsts: 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events compiled by Jessie Carney Smith. A record of African-American achievement, featuring four thousand chronologically arranged entries that provide information about barrier-breaking pioneers in arts and entertainment, business, civil rights and protest, education, government, journalism, the military, religion, science, sports, and others. . Interest Level: Young Adult.Call #: REF E185.B574 2003

Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable. by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost 150 years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PN43.B65 1989

A brief history of Ukraine: a singular people within the crucible of empires by Dominic Haynes. Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, yet we hear little about it until disaster strikes. But with its lush, fertile fields and fast-flowing rivers, it's a place of beauty and history that deserves to be understood. We often hear about conflict in the region, but did you know that there's a logical reason for that? Ukraine has few geographical barriers, and as such, its history is scattered with stories of conflict caused by clashing civilizations. But despite its tumultuous history, the country has a depth of resilience that has allowed it to thrive and carve out a unique identity no matter what has happened around it. As Ukraine has served as a crossroads for different cultures, it has absorbed a diverse array of languages, cuisines, laws, and fashions, making it a country with a clear and distinct voice of its own. If you've ever wondered what separates Ukraine from Russia and makes it stand out as a unique culture, now is the time to delve into one of the most fascinating histories in Europe. Inside this comprehensive potted history, you'll discover: The first civilization known to have occupied Ukraine - and how it influenced the story that would unravel over years to come; Where the terms 'Left-Bank Ukraine' and 'Right-Bank Ukraine' come from and why they're still relevant today; The role Attila the Hun played in Ukraine's history (plus why everything you've been told about him is wrong); 'The Golden Horde' - plus what gave them their name and how they influenced the country; The role of religion in developing the Ukraine we know today; The true significance of the Pereyaslav Agreement of 1654 - and the astounding effect it had on the country's culture; A complete understanding of the influence of the Tsar reign; The role of literature and how it affected Ukrainian culture and politics; The full story of growth and industrialization in Ukraine that brought it to where it is today. Call #: DK508.A22 H396 2022

The consolation of philosophy. by Boethius. Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. The Consolation was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. The Consolation was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante. Series: The Penguin classics. Call #: B659.C2 E59 1969

Cradle & crucible: history and faith in the Middle East intoduction by Daniel Schorr; with David Fromkin ... [et al.]. Through photographs, maps, and the writings of highly respected authors such as David Fromkin, Zahi Hawass, Sandra Mackey, and Milton Viorst, Cradle & Crucible details the historical, political, cultural, and religious forces that have shaped the region and unravels for readers the enigma that is the Middle East. Beginning with the prehistoric civilizations of the fertile crescent and continuing through the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, the first section of the book distills the Middle East's sweeping, often turbulent history. From the Hittites to Alexander the Great, from the Romans to the Crusaders, from the Ottomans to the Imperialists, the Middle East's rich tapestry of influences and identities is described with new critical insights. The book's second section is devoted to the Middle East's three great faiths, examining in depth the impact of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian beliefs on history and daily life in the Middle East. Filled with photographs and maps that contribute to a visual understanding of the subject, Cradle & Crucible is a timely guide to this complex, enormously important area of the world. Call #: DS44.C73 2002

Daughters of the Inquisition: medieval madness: origins and aftermath by Christina Crawford. Drawing on years of research, Christina Crawford explores every aspect of the evolution of womanhood over the past ten thousand years: culture, government, religion, professions, laws, customs, family, fashion, marriage, commerce, art, industry, and sexuality. Charting the trajectory of female communion, Crawford delves into the Goddess culture of the Neolithic period, in which self-sovereign women governed, built empires, and were deified; explores the Inquisition in which women were demonized, brutalized, and erased from history; and celebrates the rebirth of the WomanSpirit and its influence over generations on the Western world. Both an enlightening journey and an invaluable reference, Daughters of the Inquisition is a testament to the rise, endurance, survival, and lasting impact of the WomanSpirit—its givers of life, its queens, and its warriors. Call #: BL473.5.C73 2004

Encyclopedia of religion and the law in America by Christopher Anglim. This informative, easy-to-use reference work covers a wide range of legal issues that affect the roles of religion and law in American society. Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society. Series: Contemporary legal issues. Call #: REF KF4865.A68 A54 2009

Encyclopedia of Southern culture by Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris, coeditors; Ann J. Abadie and Mary L. Hart, associate editors. The American South is a geographical entity, a historical fact, a place in the imagination, and the homeland of an array of Americans who consider themselves southerners. The region is often shrouded in romance and myth, but its realities are as intriguing, as intricate, as its legends. The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture is "the first attempt ever" notes U.S. News & World Report, "to describe every aspect of a region's life and thought, the impact of its history and policies, its music and literature, its manners and myths, even the iced tea that washes down its catfish and cornbread." Interest Level: Young AdultCall #: REF F209.E53 1989

The First Amendment in schools: a guide from the First Amendment Center by Charles C. Haynes ... [et al.]. What are the First Amendment rights? How do you resolve questions about the rights of students, educators, and parents in a school setting? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the most basic and cherished rights of society—religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly. Anyone who wants to know more about those freedoms in the context of schools will find The First Amendment in Schools a rich resource for study and application. Interest Level: Professional. Call #: KF4124.5.F57 2003

The French wars of religion, 1562-1629 by Mack P. Holt. Drawing on the scholarship of social and cultural historians of the Reformation, this book shows how religion infused both politics and the socio-economic tensions of the period to produce a long extended civil war. Professor Holt integrates court politics and the political theory of the elites with the religious experiences of the popular classes, offering a fresh perspective on the wars and on why the French were willing to kill their neighbors in the name of religion. Series: New approaches to European history, #8. Call #: DC111.3.H65 1995

Mexico: an encyclopedia of contemporary culture and history by Don M. Coerver. Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the politics, economy, culture, international relations, military, religions, and society of twentieth-century Mexico. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: REF F1234.C67 2004

The narcissism epidemic: living in the age of entitlement by Jean M. Twenge. The author of Generation Me explores the spread of narcissism in today’s culture and its catastrophic effects at every level of society. Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Teenagers and young adults hone it on social media, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. And it’s what’s making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt. Dr. Jean Twenge joins forces with W. Keith Campbell, PhD, a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, to explore this new plague in The Narcissism Epidemic. Even the world economy has been damaged by risky, unrealistic overconfidence. Drawing on their own extensive research as well as decades of other experts’ studies, Twenge and Campbell show us how to identify narcissism, minimize the forces that sustain and transmit it, and treat it or manage it where we find it. Filled with arresting, alarming, and even amusing stories of vanity gone off the tracks, The Narcissism Epidemic is at once a riveting window into the consequences of narcissism, a prescription to combat the widespread problems it causes, and a probing analysis of the culture at large. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BF575.N35 T84 2010

Religion and American cultures: an encyclopedia of traditions, diversity, and popular expressions by Gary Laderman and Luis Leon, editors; foreword by Amanda Porterfield. Religion and American Cultures offers a unique and engrossing journey across our country's religious landscape, past and present. A new spirit of religious diversity and multiculturalism stands alongside traditional institutions in this exhaustive three-volume set. Call #:REF BL2525.R448 2003

Religion in twentieth century America by Randall Herbert Balmer. Traces the growth of diverse religious groups throughout the twentieth century, and considers the role of religion in politics, the Civil Rights Movement, World War II and II, and other historical events. Includes a chronology and references. Series: Religion in American life. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL2525.B35 2001

Religious freedom: rights and liberties under the law by Melvin I. Urofsky. Provides a thorough background on the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the freedom to worship, which is granted to all citizens by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Series: America's freedoms. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: KF4783.U76 2002

Religious intolerance in America: a documentary history edited by John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal. In the first ever documentary survey of religious intolerance from the colonial era to the present, volume editors John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal define religious intolerance and explore its history and manifestations, including hate speech, discrimination, incarceration, expulsion, and violence. Organized thematically, the volume combines the editors' discussion with more than 150 striking primary texts and pictures that document intolerance toward a variety of religious traditions. Moving from anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan propaganda to mob attacks on Mormons, the lynching of Leo Frank, the kidnapping of "cult" members, and many other episodes, the volume concludes with a chapter addressing the changing face of religious intolerance in the twenty-first century, with examples of how the problem continues to this day. -Amazon Call #: BR517.R45 2010

Summer for the gods: the Scopes trial and America's continuing debate over science and religion by Edward J. (Edward John) Larson. Draws from new archival material, as well as historical and legal analysis to examine the many facets of the Scopes trial of 1925 in which the American Civil Liberties Union challenged a controversial Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, and considers the impact of that trial on the continuing debate between religion and science. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: KF224.S3 L37 1997

Understand philosophy by Mel Thompson. This book is the essential introduction to the history of Western thought. Covering all the key thinkers, both ancient and modern, and all the major branches of philosophy, it will give you new insights about the world we live in. Packed full of examples and clear explanations, and with key terms defined and explained, it is ideal whether you are student looking for a quick refresher or just want to explore this fascinating topic out of personal interest. Series: Teach yourself. Call #: B74.T54 2010

The varieties of religious experience: a study in human nature by William James. Discusses the view that individual religious experiences, rather than the tenets of organized religions, form the backbone of religious life. Interest Level: Young Adult. Call #: BL53.J36 1997

Worldmark encyclopedia of religious practices by Thomas Riggs, editor in chief. Provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. 3 vols. Call #: REF BL80.3.W67 2006

Self-help and -improvement

The 40 day soul fast: your journey to authentic living by Cindy Trimm. "An eight-week study of the life of the soul, the practice of fasting, and the process of living more authentically ... a transformational expedition that will lead you on an inward journey to greater health, happiness, and success as you learn to live from the inside out, as we are told by Jesus in the book of Matthew"--P. [4] of cover. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BV5055.T75 2011

Authentic relationships: discover the lost art of "one anothering" by Wayne Jacobsen. In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus' teachings about effectively caring, serving, and loving one another. Call #: BV4517.5.J33 2003

The dance of the dissident daughter: a woman's journey from Christian tradition to the sacred feminine by Sue Monk Kidd. The author takes the reader on her journey from a traditional wife and mother to a woman who argues for a feminine face of God. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BL73.K53 A3 2002

Forgiving our fathers and mothers: finding freedom from hurt and hate by Leslie Leyland Fields. Call #: BV4647.F55 F54 2014

Immortal diamond: the search for our true self by Richard Rohr. Call #: BT713.R64 2013

Let your life speak: listening for the voice of vocation by Parker J. Palmer. The author shares personal stories of depression and strength, fulfillment and joy from his own life experiences as well as from the lives of those who have influenced him. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BV4740.P35 2000

Lioness arising: wake up and change your world by Lisa Bevere. Explores the characteristics of the lioness as a guide for women who long to deepen their relationship with God. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BV4527.B4945 2011

The measure of a man: 20 attributes of a godly man by Gene A. Getz. Call #: BV4843.G47 1995

The purpose-driven life: what on earth am I here for? by Richard Warren. Draws from the Bible to explain to Christians how to understand God's purpose for them and fulfill it in a Christlike fashion. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BV4501.3.W37 2002

The reason for God: belief in an age of skepticism by Timothy J. Keller. Pastor Timothy Keller addresses the most common questions skeptics ask him when trying to question his religious beliefs and his faith in a Christian God. Series: Christian Large Print. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: BT1212.K46 2009

Rebuilding your broken world by Gordon MacDonald. What happens when your ideals and desires, plans and strategies, all go awry? From what sources might one find the resolve to begin a rebuilding process? "The fact is," writes Gordon MacDonald in Rebuilding Your Broken World, "the God of the Bible is a God of the rebuilding process. And not enough broken people know that." No stranger himself to brokenness, Gordon MacDonald draws from personal experience and discusses the likely sources of pain, the humiliation, and the long- and short-range consequences of a broken personal world. And he offers encouraging answers to the questions everyone asks when their worlds fall apart: Is there a way back? Call #: BV4501.2.M2273 1988

Reposition yourself: living life without limits by T. D. Jakes. The renowned preacher and spiritual leader shares his thoughts on the spiritual principles of prosperity and success, explaining how to reassess one's life and one's attitudes toward giving, sharing, and achieving the rewards of life from a Christian perspective. Call #: BV4598.3.J36 2007

Space for God: the study and practice of prayer and spirituality by Don Postema. Series: Bible way. Call #: BV4501.2.P5565 1983

Sticky faith: everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids by Kara Eckmann Powell. Call #: BV4531.3.P67 2011

The woman that I am: the literature and culture of contemporary women of color [edited by] D. Soyini Madison. Anthology of 121 works of literature by women of color--African-American, Latina-American, and Native American. Selected to represent a rich diversity of voices, styles, and genres, The Woman That I Am gathers 121 works of contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, and cultural criticism by American women of color - African-American, Asian-American, Latina-American, and Native American. Well-known writers such as Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan, Maya Angelou, Jessica Hagedorn, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, and others are presented side-by-side with authors whose works are rarely anthologized. The result is a wonderfully browsable book that offers a tapestry of thought, feeling, opinion, and lived experience from a range of women of color. Interest Level: Adult. Call #: PS508.W7 W576 1994


Pearls of Sikhism: peace, justice & equality by Sikh Missionary Center. Call #: BL2018.P437 2008

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America by Gurinder Singh Mann, Paul David Numrich & Raymond B. Williams. Presents the basic tenets of these three Asian religions and discusses the religious history and experience of their practitioners after immigration to the United States. Series: Religion in American life. Call #: BL2525.M356 2001


Agora by Newmarket Films; Mod Producciones; Himenóptero; Telecinco Cinema present; produced by Fernando Bovaira, Álvaro Augustin; written by Alejando Amenábar, Mateo Gil; directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule, AGORA follows the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Hypatia (Weisz) who leads a group of disciples fighting to save the wisdom of the Ancient World, as violent religious upheaval spills into the streets of Alexandria. Among these disciples are two men competing for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes (Isaac) and Davus (Minghella), Hypatia’s young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.Call #: DVD PN1997.2.A32 2010

Amen Claude Berri presents; a coproduction Katharina/Renn Productions, TF1 Films Production; in association with KC Medien; with the participation of Canal+; screenplay by Costa-Gavras, Jean Claude Grumberg; a film by Costa-Gavras. A German SS Lieutenant covertly collaborates with a young Italian priest in hopes of changing the Vatican's policies toward Germany during WWII, which both believe are exacerbating the Jewish Holocaust. Call #: DVD PN1995.9.H53 A48 2003

Becket Hal Wallis' production; screenplay by Edward Anhalt; directed by Peter Glenville. . Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom? Call #: DVD PQ2601.N67 B416 2007

Beowulf & Grendel by Union Station Media; Movision Entertainment in association with Darclight Films, Endgame Entertainment presents the Filmworks, Eurasia Motion Pictures, Goodweird Spice Factory, Icelandic Film Corporation Productions; produced by Paul Stephens, Eric Jordan; writer, Andrew Rai Berzins; director, Sturla Gunnarsson. The bloody tale of warrior Beowulf's battle with Grendel, a murderous troll, to save King Hrothgar's kingdom, which was destroyed by the troll and his men. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.B469 2005

Beyond the next mountain a presentation of Inspirational Films Distributors, Inc.; directed by Rolf Forsberg and James F. Collier; produced by J.D. Kenneth Bliss; screenplay by Rolf Forsberg. A dramatized true story of Rochunga Pudaite, who dreams of someday translating the Bible into his native Hmar language of northern India. Call #: DVD BR1725.P8 P8 1987

Black Death by Magnet Releasing, Egoli Tossell Film and Hanway Films present in association with Zephyr Films; produced by Robert Bernstein; screenplay by Dario Poloni; directed by Christopher Smith. The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. There are rumors of a village, hidden in marshland that the plague cannot reach. There is even talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to bring the dead back to life. Ulric, a fearsome knight, is charged by the church to investigate these rumors.Call #: DVD PN1997.2.B53334 2011

The Buddha the story of Siddhartha David Grubin Productions; written, produced, and directed by David Grubin. Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times. Call #: DVD BQ893.B83 2010

China cry by TBN Films presents a Parakletos Production; produced by Don Parker; written for the screen and directed by James F. Collier. Little Sung Neng Yee lived like a princess until the Japanese seized her house in 1941. After the defeat of Japan, she joined the Communists believing that they are the liberators of China. All goes well until she falls in love with Lam Cheng Shen from Hong Kong. She marries and has children. Communist officials decide to break her of any bourgeois tendencies and persecute her. She calls to God for salvation and He helps her gain her freedom and that of her family. An intimate love story and a saga of courage. Call #: DVD BV3427.L3 C5 1990

Christianity the first two thousand years produced by Filmroos, Inc. for A&E Television Networks. From the Crucifixion to the Crusades, the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II, each fascinating episode tracks the epic journey of the evolution of the faith. Call #: DVD BR121.3.C47 2009

Conquest of the Americas by Marshall C. (Marshall Craig) Eakin. Series: Great courses. After Columbus discovered America came the men to make a conquest. From all corners of the world, explorers reached the shores of the New World to reap untold riches, seek new routes to the Far East, and gain the most elusive glory of all - a place in history. A sweeping saga of bravery, cruelty and pure folly, these are the stories of adventurers who stopped at nothing to conquer an unknown land and its peoples. Led by legendary cities of gold and mythical passages to China, foiled by international intrigue and mutiny on the high seas, men like Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Henry Hudson, Jean Ribault, and Vitus Bering left an indelible mark on a vast new continent. Expedition logs, period accounts, and other primary materials help tell the story of America's exploration. Filled with commentary from leading scholars and on-site re-enactments. Call #: DVD E18.82.C66 2002

Do you believe? a Pure Flix Production in association wtih 10 West Studios and Believe Entertainment; produced by Michael Scott. A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ…even if they don't yet believe it. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. More than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: Do You Believe? Call #: DVD PN1997.2.D6 2015

Doubt by Miramax Films; Scott Rudin Productions; produced by Scott Rudin; screen play by John Patrick Shanley; directed by John Patrick Shanley.Riveting performances drive John Patrick Shanley's adaptation of his award-winning stage play. At a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, rumors and scandal surround a progressive priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) whose relationship with the school's only black student is called into question by a young nun (Amy Adams), locking him in a battle of wills with the iron-handed sister (Meryl Streep) serving as principal. With Viola Davis, Joseph Foster II. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.D68 2009

The encounter by Pure Flix Entertainment Production in association with God and Country Entertainment; produced by Brittany Lefebvre ... [et al]. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, (Steve "Sting" Borden), a lonely single woman, (Jaci Velasquez), a couple on the verge of divorce, and a youthful runaway all come face to face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. This genial host is a certain Nazarene, (Bruce Marchiano) who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed. The Encounter is an inspirational and intriguing faith-filled family drama about 5 people who are brought faced to face with Jesus and encouraged to examine the true condition of their lives. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.C49 E53 2011

Faith like potatoes by Global Creative Studios in association with Carmel Entertainment Group presents a Regardt Van Den Bergh film; produced by Frans Cronjé; written and directed by Regardt Van Den Bergh. A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.F35 2009

The first days of Christianity produced by Judy Lyness, Nancy Gimbrone. Traces the route followed by Jesus, Mary and Joseph after Christ's birth, and looks at sites made sacred by their presence, and explores the lives of the twelve Apostles. Call #: DVD BT303.F57 2008

Glorious 39 BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund and Quickfire Films present a Talkback Thames production in association with Magic Light Pictures; produced by Barney Reisz, Martin Pope; written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. In this tense WWII-era thriller, Anne, a young woman from a political family, stumbles upon sinister evidence relating to a secret Nazi conspiracy plot and ends up caught in a deadly web of lies and betrayal. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.G56 2011

God's not dead by Pure Flix presents; a Harold Cronk film, in association with Check the Gate Productions, Red Entertainment Group, and Faith Family Films; produced by David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis, Anna Zelinski, Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe; written by Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman; directed by Harold Cronk. A Christian college freshman, Josh Wheaton, and his atheist philosophy professor hold court on the existence of God. To pass the course, Josh must prove to the class that God is alive and well. This dare could cost him his relationships, his career, even his future, but Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.G63 2014

God's not dead 2 by Pure Flix presents in association with 10 West Studios and Mutiny FX with GND Media Group and Believe Entertainment; a Harold Cronk film; produced by Brittany Lefebvre, Michael Scott, David A.R. White; written by Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman; directed by Harold Cronk. A Christian teacher is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom. Call #: PN1997.2.G63 2016

God's outlaw the story of William Tyndale by Grenville Film Productions for Channel Four; produced and directed by Tony Tew; written by Ben Steed. In an age when the Bible or prayer in English was outlawed, William Tyndale gave his life to translate the Bible so common men could read it. Call #: DVD BS136.G647 1988

The grace card Affirm Films and Provident Films in association with Graceworks Pictures and Calvary Pictures present a David Evans film. Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and everyone else. Can Mac and his new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright, somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible to look past their differences--especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal wounds by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD ... and never underestimate the power of God's love. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.G73 2011

The Greek gods. by The History Channel. Their exploits were recorded and passed down through countless generations. Their images inspired some of the most beautiful art ever created. Their names echo throughout history. From their mythical home atop Mount Olympus the Greek gods played an integral part in Ancient Greek life. THE HISTORY CHANNEL-« explores the fascinating history of these enduring figures through period accounts interviews with renowned historians and classicists and stunning location footage including glimpses into the gods' phenomenal temples. Learn why the ancient deities were endowed with human failings and discover the significance of the most famous Greek myths. View the magnificent artwork that preserved their images and learn how these epic figures have been integrated into modern life. From Aphrodite to Zeus THE GREEK GODS presents an unforgettable exploration of the mythic and monumental world of Greek deities. In search of history series Call #: DVD BL785.I5 2005

Heaven is for real by Tristar Pictures presents; a Roth Films/T.D. Jakes production; screenplay by Randall Wallace and Christopher Parker. Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth things he couldn't possibly know.Call #: DVD PN1997.2.H4384 2014

A history of Scotland the complete ten part series directed by Andrew Downes, Tim Neil; produced by Catherine McCarthy, Katy Homan. An in depth look at Scotland’s history and culture. Call #: DVD DA760.H57 2010

I was wrong by EO International. This documentary tells the story of Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, and that of Joyce Zounis who's choice of abortion nearly cost her life. It captures the changed hearts of these two women restored by the redemptive forgiveness of Jesus Christ and brings a deeper understanding of how abortion strikes at the heart and soul of America. Call #: DVD HQ767.5.U5 I2 2006

Islam empire of faith produced and directed by Robert Gardner; a Gardner Films production; in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises. Islam: Empire of Faith is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley. The three-hour program tells the spectacular story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years ‹ from the birth of the Prophet Muhammed to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Historical re-enactments and a remarkable exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews of scholars from around the world to recount the rise and importance of early Islamic civilization. Increasingly, scholars and historians are recognizing the profound impact that Islamic civilization has had on Western culture and the course of world history. Series: Great religions: people and passions that changed the world. Call #: DVD BL80.3.G74 2005

John Wycliffe the morning star Gateway Films Vision Video release; produced by Ken Curtis, Tony Tew; directed by Tony Tew.John Wycliffe is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time. Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, John Wycliffe was a defender of English nationalism against the power of the pope and a champion of the poor against the injustices of the rich. Call #: DVD BX4905.J63 1995

Kingdom of David the saga of the Israelites directed by Carl Byker & Mitch Wilson; producers , Jack Combs, Richard Kassebaum; a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting and Red Hill Productions in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises. Tells the story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first monotheistic religion. Series: Great religions: people and passions that changes the world. Call #: DVD BL80.3.G74 2005

The last station a Sony Pictures Classics release; Egoli Tossell Film and Zephyr Films present a Egtoli Tossell Film Halle production; producers, Chris Curling, Jens Meurer, Bonnie Arnold; written by Michael Hoffman; directed by Michael Hoffman. In honor of his newly created religion, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy renounces his title, property, and family in favor of poverty and celibacy. For the Countess Sofya, his wife of nearly fifty years, this is the last straw! After she discovers his plans to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family, she decides to use every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, to fight for what she believes is rightfully hers. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.L37 2010

Left behind [the movie] Cloud Ten Pictures in association wtih Namesake Entertainment present a Vic Sarin film; produced by Peter Lalonde ... [et al.]; directed by Vic Sarin. The Biblical prophecy of Armageddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power. Call #: DVD PN1997.L34 2000

Left behind II Tribulation Force Cloud Ten Pictures presents a Bill Corcoran film; producer, Nicholas D. Tabarrok; screenplay writers, John Patus, Paul Lalonde; director, Bill Corcoran. . A week after the Rapture, millions of people have vanished into thin air, a desperate world turns to the United Nations president. Basking in the adoration and trust of the people, he seems to have the entire planet at his command. But a small group, the Tribulation Force, is aware of his true and sinister identity. Now the group must embark on a dangerous mission to open the eyes of the world to tell the truth to anyone who will listen. Call #: DVD PN1997.L215 2002

Legion by Screen Gems; Bold Films; produced by David Lancaster and Michel Litvak; written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart; directed by Scott Stewart. At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil's armies are amassing. Armed and united by the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion. Also starring Dennis Quaid (G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF THE COBRA, VANTAGE POINT), Tyrese Gibson (TRANSFORMERS) and Lucas Black (JARHEAD). Call #: DVD PN1997.2.L4456 2010

Luther NFP and First Look Media present a NFP Teleart production. Regional princes and the powerful Catholic Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip over 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader - and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refused to back down, sparking a bloody religious revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core. Call #: DVD BR327.L77 2004

A man for all seasons by Columbia; screenplay by Robert Bolt; produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann. Adaptation of Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More, a Catholic statesman in England who rebelled against Henry VIII's self-proclaimed status as the head of the Church of England and paid for his religious beliefs by having his head exhibited on London Bridge.Call #: DVD PN1995.9.H5 M36 2007

The Mark 2, redemption Revelation Road, the beginning of the end by Pure Flix. . Revelation road: "Chasing Josh at every turn is the brutal outlaw Hawg and his rolling gang of killers. On the day after the biblical Rapture, law and order have broken down - the highways have become a no-mans-land of bandits and looters. Josh's world has been shaken to the core, and he must make a choice: embrace his past as a man of violence, or learn a new path and become a man of faith. Which will he choose?"--Container. Mark 2: Moments after parachuting from Flight 777, former Marine Chard Turner and flight attendant Dao find themselves descending into a world of madness. The Tribulation has begun. Panic and chaos plague the streets, and cities are on fire. But they have even greater problems. They're being hunted by a team of mercenaries lead by Joseph Pike and funded by the power-hungry Phillip Turk with orders to extract the biometric microchip living in Chad Turner's body and prepare it for the masses. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.M37 2014

Martin Luther A Lion Television production in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises; written, produced & directed by Cassian Harrison. Martin Luther nailed his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral and forever changed the Christian world. This previously obscure German monk unleashed forces that would plunge Europe into war and chaos. He offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God and, in turn, redefined man's relationship with authority in general, bringing the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age. Series: Great religions: people and passions that changed the world. Call #: DVD BL80.3.G74 2005

Medici godfathers of the Renaissance writer, Susan Horth; producer, director, Justin Hardy; produced by Lion Television in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises. Series: Dynasties: people and passions that changed the world. Presents an introduction to the Medicis, a wealthy, powerful Italian family whose patronage sparked the Renaissance in fifteenth-century Europe. Call #: DVD D226.7.D96 2005

Molokai the story of Father Damien Jos Stelling Films; produced by Tharsi Vanhuysse, Grietje Lammertyn; screenplay by John Briley; directed by Paul Cox. Drama about a Catholic priest who went to the island in Hawaii where the lepers were exiled - Molokai. There among the outcasts he built a community and gave them dignity. He eventually contracted the disease and died from it. Call #: DVD BX4705.D25 M67 1999

The moment after 2, The awakening. by ChristianCinema.com presents a Signal Hill Pictures production; a Wes Llewellyn film; written and produced by Amanda Llewellyn; produced and directed by Wes Llewellyn. In the chaotic days following The Rapture, an ex-FBI agent meets up with the leader of a Christian group after an escape from death row, to save something more important than Earth itself - their own souls.Call #: DVD PN1997.M6624 2010

Mountain massacre Produced by Kurtis Productions, Ltd., History Television Network Productions; producers, Paul Hutton, Jamie Schenk. In 1857, the Fancher Wagon Train was making its way across the Utah Territory when it was attacked by Paiute Indians. The pioneers defended their position for five days, and then salvation seemingly appeared. A Mormon militia led by Captain John D. Lee promised them protection if they would surrender their arms. With no other options, the settlers did so, and then were set upon and destroyed. The documentary draws on period accounts and interviews with historians to give a recount of what happened. In 1999, when a backhoe operator unearthed a mass grave filled with the remains of the Fancher victims, the bones had only begun to tell their secrets when Utah's governor ordered the remains re-interred. This documentary reveals why many people want the real story of the Fancher massacre to remain buried. Call #:

Mysteries of the ancient world unlock history's oldest secrets produced and directed by Harriet Smith; written by Lynette Singer. Series: Reader's digest classic collection. Call #: DVD CB311.M97 2004

The name of the rose produced by Berno Eichinger; directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. A monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in a monastery and discovers hidden secrets in the monastery's great library which are linked to the killings. Call #: DVD PN1997.N354 N354 2004

The Normans the complete epic saga. The history of the Normans is a chronicle of the roots of modern society, religion and politics. This landmark three-part series presents the epic story of the Normans as it has never been told before. Call #: DVD D148.N67 2008

Peter and Paul and the Christian revolution produced by Koval Films in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises; written and directed by Margaret Koval; produced by Patricia Aste. Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem laid a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah." But this new faith would not die. In a brief span of time, the fledgling religion would transcend its origins in the provinces of Rome and absorb the capital of the empire itself. With the words of Paul and other ancient writers, interviews with contemporary scholars and dramatic reenactments, Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution explores how two men weathered crippling disagreements and political persecution to lead one of history's most astonishing religious movements. Series: Great religions: people and passions that changed the world. Call #: DVD BL80.3.G74 2005

Pope John Paul II ambassador to peace by Discovery Channel. John Paul II is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century. He transformed what it means to be Pope and travelled the world standing up for human rights and fighting violence and oppression. This documentary reveals the story of this ambassador of peace and his influential impact on people's lives. A national symbol to the people of Poland, Pope John Paul II played a crucial role in the end of communism. He offered the Polish people messages of hope telling them to find strength in their faith. Vicar of Christ for one billion Catholics, his death made history and audiences around the world watched his funeral mass on television. Call #: DVD BX1378.5.D57 2003

The question of God Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis a production of Tatge-Lasseur Productions in association with WGBH and Walden Media; producer and director, Catherine Tatge; producer, Dominique Lasseur. Illustrates the lives and insights of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis through dramatic storytelling and visual recreations, as well as interviews with biographers and historians. Interspersed throughout the film are discussions among a group of seven participants, moderated by Dr. Armand Nicholi, where Freud and Lewis are brought together in a great debate. Call #: DVD BX5199.L53 Q47 2010

The reason for God conversations on faith and life by Timothy Keller. "Captured live and unscripted, pastor and author Timothy Keller meets with a group of people over six sessions to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, real-life experiences, and the Bible, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity"--container. Call #: DVD BT1103.K45 2010

Richard the Lionheart and Saladin Holy warriors written and directed by Richard Bedser; produced by Atlantic Productions; in association with PBS ... [et al.]. Looks at the roles of Richard the Lionheart of England and Muslim leader Saladin during the Third Crusade. . Series: Great religions: people and passions that changed the world. Call #: DVD BL80.3.G74 2005

Rome Complete first season. by HBO Entertainment. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire. Call #: Call #: DVD PN1992.77.R652 2009

Rome The complete second season. by HBO Entertainment in association with the BBC. In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself. Call #: DVD PN1992.77.R652 2010

Rome the rise and fall of an empire series producer, Robert Gardner; head writer, Carrie Gardner; produced by Gardner Films, Inc. for the History Channel. It is 114 B.C. and the Republic of Rome is a small empire clinging to the rim of the Mediterranean. Suddenly, terror grips the Romans as the first barbarian attack smashes through the imperial border, paving the way for what would become one of the most tumultuous eras in the history of mankind. Filled with dramatic re-enactments and action-packed battle scenes, ROME: RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE chronicles the story of one of history's greatest empires from its first major battle to its remarkable military feats and through its eventual fall. Told from the point of view of the Roman people under violent attack, HISTORY takes viewers inside the fiery battles of a civilization crumbling in the face of brutal invasions. Vivid re-creations offer a firsthand look at the chaotic state of an empire in flames, while compelling characters on both sides fight for victory. Teeming streets, horseback battles, warring armies, and gladiatorial contests coexist with magnificent tales of Roman debauchery and excess. From the first Roman-Barbarian War through every gruesome battle, HISTORY follows each harrowing moment of the famed empire's slow decline and the human struggle for survival in this exciting 13 episode series. DISC 1: The First Barbarian War / Spartacus / Julius Caesar / The Forest of Death DISC 2: The Invasion of Britain / The Dacian Wars / Rebellion and Betrayal DISC 3: Wrath of the Gods / The Soldiers' Emperor / Constantine the Great DISC 4: The Barbarian General / The Puppet Master / The Last Emperor / Bonus Call #: DVD DG209.R664 2009

Russia land of the tsars Written and produced by Don Campbell; produced by Partisan Pictures for the History Channel. The definitive exploration of Russia's imperial past: its origins, leaders, wars and politics. Using exclusive interviews and historical reenactments, this film spans one thousand years of Russian history. Disc 2 includes three Biography episodes. Call #: DVD DK61.R87 2003

Saints and strangers directed by Paul A. Edwards; written by Chip Johannessen, Walon Green, Eric Overmyer, Seth Fisher; produced by Peter McAleese. Saints and strangers dramatizes the pilgrims voyage and arrival to America. Upon landing they encounter hunger, disease and the proud but wary Native Americans. Loyalties are tested and hard fought alliances between leaders become strained when the pilgrims suspect a traitor in their midst. Call #: DVD PN1992.77.S255 2015

The secrets of Jonathan Sperry produced by Rich Christiano, Chad Gunderson; written by Dave Christiano, Rich Christiano; directed by Rich Christiano. Three boys befriend a 75-year-old man, who teaches them about God and following the lessons of the Bible. Call #: PN1997.2.S43747 2010

Secret files of the Inquisition Inquisition Productions, Inc.; directed by David Rabinovitch; executive producer, David Rabinovitch; written by David Rabinovitch. Call #: DVD BX1713.S43 2007

Secrets of the Koran The History Channel. The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. DECODING THE PAST: SECRETS OF THE KORAN probes the heart of the work that many outside Islam find mysterious. This feature-length program examines the history of the verses and their implications for modern times, as wel as the striking similarities and differences between the Koran and the Bible. Trace the influence of the Koran from the Golden Age of Islam to the modern rise of jihadism, and hear from top Islamic scholars and holy men as they share their insights into the work that lies at the foundation of one of the world’s great religions. THE HISTORY CHANNEL provides the perfect guide to understanding the fundamental work that has shaped the Muslim faith for over 1,400 years, and will long continue to influence modern history. Call #: DVD BP130.4.S423 2006

Secrets of the mind Rosetta Pictures production for NOVA/WGBH and Channel 4; written and directed by Christopher Rawlence; produced by Emma Crichton-Miller. A blind man can see; another feels pain in his missing arm. A man believes he's God and a son thinks his parents are imposters. Are their thoughts real? Neuroscientist Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran explores these four mysteries of the human brain. Call #: DVD QP361.S43 2007

The Shack Summit Entertainment presents; a Gil Netter/Windblown Media production; screenplay by John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Deslin Cretton; produced by Gil Netler, Brad Cummings; directed by Stuart Hazeldine. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.S53 2017

The shadow of the tower the rise of the Tudor dynasty by BBC; written by Rosemary Anne Sisson ... [et al.]; directed by Anthea Browne-Wilkinson ... [et al.].Dramatic portrayal of Henry VII as he unites England following the War of the Roses amidst a cultural climate soon to give rise to the Protestant Reformation and the Renaissance. Call #: DVD PN1992.77.S533 2011

Silence by Paramount Pictures, SharpSword Films and Al Film present; in association with CatchPlay, IM Global and Verdi Productions; a Waypoint Entertainment, Sikelia and Fabrica de Cine production; produced by Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Barbara De Fina, Gaston Paviovich, Irwin Winkle, Vittorio Cecchi Gori; screenplay by Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese; directed by Martin Scorsese. Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed.Call #: DVD PN1997.2.S55 2017

Standing firm Praise Pictures presents a film by Kyle ProhaskaDavid's relationship with God is tested as he grieves the death of his wife.Call #: DVD PN1995.9.C49 S72 2010

The story of India Maya Vision International; written by Michael Wood; filmed and directed by Jeremy Jeffs; producer, Rebecca Dobbs. Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world. Call #: DVD DS436.S85 2008

The story of the twelve Apostles writer, Nancy Gimbrone; producer, Mark Montgomery; produced by Weller/Grossman Productions in association with W.G. Longstore and Paulist Productions. Discover the extraordinary untold stories of the men chosen by Jesus to bring God's plan to the world. From early messianic politics, to the shock of the Crucifixion, to the final acceptance of their epic mission to spread the Gospel through the known world, it's an inspiring, astonishing story of the little-known men who became the twelve apostles. Series: Apostles collection. Call #: DVD BS2440.A66 2002

The Templar code produced by Mindworks Media Group, Inc. for History; writer, Marcy Marzuki; director/cameraman, Geoffrey Madeja. For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Today, the group's legacy is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous works of popular literature. Despite the Knights' long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourtheenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. Interviews some of the world's leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the past of this mysterious order.Call #: DVD CR4743.T46 2009

The thorn birds by David L. Wolper/ Stan Margulies production in association with Edward Lewis Productions Inc.; directed by Daryl Duke. The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback. Call #: DVD PR9619.3.M32 T52 2004

Time changer by Five & Two Pictures iin association with Christiano Film Group; produced by Rich Christiano and Kevin Downes; written and directed by Rich Christiano. A philosopher and college professor is sent into the future to see the possible results of his actions in this mixture of sci-fi adventure and Christian drama. Call #: DVD PN1997.T56 2002

The Tudors The complete first season by Showtime Entertainment. The Tudors presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII’s nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). In addition to his famous female consorts and 20+ year marriage to Catherine of Aragon to the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves in to Henry’s most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England. Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam, Henry Czerny Special Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: (Unspecified) - English Runtime: 550 minutes Year of Release: 2008. Call #: DVD PN1992.77.T83 2008

The Tudors The complete second season by Showtime presents in association with Peace Arch Entertainment. After failing to have his marriage to Katherine annulled, Henry appoints hinself the head of the Church of England. Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove the Queen from the picture. A royal visit to France finally prompts Anne to consummate her relationship with Henry. After failed attempts to have his marriage annulled, Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret. The king and queen are disappointed that their first child is a girl, whom they christen Elizabeth. Call #: DVD PN1992.77.T83 2008

The Tudors The complete third season Showtime presents in association with Peace Arch Entertainment; producers, John Weber, James Flynn. TV's most sexy and scandalous hit drama is back with the Tudors: The Complete Third Season. Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Elvis) stars as a young King Henry VIII, a ruler whose reign changed the course of history forever. Now for the first time on DVD, the complete third season of this delicious and daring drama from Showtime is available in a 3 disc DVD set including every broadcast episode and loads of special features including and the first two episodes of Showtime's hit show United States of Tara and an exclusive featurette called the Tudors Timelines. Plus unlock even more bonus features on your PC including interviews with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Annabelle Wallis, Henry Cavill, Joss Stone, and Max Van Sydow! Call #: DVD PN1992.77.T83 2009

The Tudors The complete final season. Showtime presents in association with Peace Arch Entertainment; produced by John Weber, James Flynn. Henry VIII is not in a very good humor in the final season of The Tudors, despite the fact that much of England and Western Europe has been bent to his will. But that means only that this season of The Tudors is just as captivating and engrossing as the three preceding it. By this time, King Henry (the always excellent Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is restive, facing ongoing rebellion in the north of England, and fissures in his own family and among his own children. Well, that's what you get when you have multiple children from different wives, and new declarations of who's the rightful heir and who's banished to the Tower. Season four focuses on Henry's declining health--and while Rhys Meyers has been padded a bit in a nod to reality, he still looks handsome and fetching, nothing like the squat, obese martinet depicted in official royal portraits. This season of The Tudors also focuses on King Henry's final two wives, and the actors who play them are among the best thing in the entire season. Young vixen Catherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant) probably never stood a chance, and was outwitted in court and played like a pawn by the king's advisers. Ultimately, Howard pays the ultimate price for having had the indecency to have had a bit of a past well before she wed the king. Enter wife No. 6, Catherine Parr (the truly regal Joely Richardson), who is perhaps finally the king's match intellectually and politically. Twice widowed when she captured the eye of the king at age 31, Parr was originally asked to marry by Thomas Seymour (Andrew McNair), the brother of the king's earlier wife Jane Seymour. But when King Henry proposed, Parr agrees--and, because of her earnest intellectual curiosity and embracing of the new Church of England, sets in motion the final dramas of Henry's life. The conniving and plotting are never over for The Tudors, though King Henry, after a pretty good run, finally meets his end. The Tudors is so satisfying, however, that one wishes it would continue and follow the lives of Henry's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. There could be many more entrancing years of history writ large. The Tudors: The Final Season includes several episodes from other Showtime series, including United States of Tara, Dexter, and Episodes, but alas, no extras related specifically to The Tudors. --A.T. Hurley Call #: DVD PN1992.77.T83 2010

What do you believe spiritual lives of American teenagers by Sarah Feinbloom, director/producer; D.P./co-producer, Klara Grunning-Harris; editors, Anne Flatte and Nathaniel Dorsky; executive producer, Lenny Lieberman. Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Native American, and Jewish teens share their thoughts about God, faith, morality, death, prayer, the purpose of life, and more. Call #: DVD BV4531.3.W464 2004

What if... by Pure Flix Entertainment and Jenkins Entertainment; written by Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell; directed by Dallas Jenkins. What if God gave you a second chance? Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancee, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling. Call #: DVD PN1997.2.W43 2011

The young pope created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The fictional story of a newly elected pope, the youngest in history and first-ever American, whose audacity, independence, and arch-conservatism wreak havoc within the Vatican.Call #: DVD PN1997.77.Y68 2017

Children's books

The best book of snakes by Christiane Gunzi. Introduces snakes of the world, including the cobra, anaconda, and various constrictors and sea snakes. Reading Level: 4.6. Interest Level: K-3.Call #: QL666.O6 G86 2003

Cherokee animal tales by James Mooney. Thirteen stories from the campfire lore of the Cherokee which the Indians say originated in the age when man and animal spoke the same language. Reading Level: 4.1 Interest Level: 3-6Call #: CC E99.C5 M77

A child's introduction to Greek mythology : the stories of the gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythical creatures by Heather Alexander. Packed with action, adventure, tragedy, and triumph, A Child'sIntroduction to Greek Mythology acquaints kids ages 9-12 with all the fantastic and memorable classic Greek myths. The book is organized into two main parts. The first section introduces the gods and goddesses, from Apollo to Hades, as well as nymphs, satyrs, centaurs, and the mortal descendants of Zeus, such as Hercules and Midas. Part two is dedicated to the myths themselves: Pandora's Box, Prometheus' Discovery of Fire, the Trojan Horse and many more. Sidebars feature word definitions and fun facts, as well as games and projects. As with all of the other books in the Child's Introduction series, Meredith Hamilton's witty and charming illustrations add yet another dimension to the excellent and absorbing text. Reading Level: 5.7. Interest Level: 3-6.Call #: CC BL783.A43 2011

Christmas night on the farm by Maria Hoskins. Childhood memories stay with us all of our lives. As parents, aunts, sisters, brothers, or caregivers, it is up to us to instill good memories in the minds of those we care for. As author of Christmas Night on The Farm, I pray each reader gets a glimpse of how happy life was on a little farm in Mayflower, Arkansas during the celebration of Christmas --with not many presents but with a whole lot of love. Merry Christmas memories and blessings to all of you! Call #: CC PZ7.1.H673 Ch 2014

The classic treasury of Hans Christian Andersen by Margaret (Margaret S.) Clark. Contains illustrated retellings of eight favorite stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Reading Level: 3.8, Interest Level: 3-6.Call #: CC PZ8.C53 Ckl 2002

David, God's rock star: and other Bible stories to tickle your soul by Mike Thaler. Contains five stories based on incidents taken from the Old Testament and written in a humorous way. Series: Heaven and mirth. Call #: CC BS551.2.T445 2000

Everyday angels by Mark Kimball Moulton; illustrated by Susan Winget. An angel explains to a human the many forms they assume-- not just by having wings, but also through the beauty of a newborn baby's smile, a loving, caring family who helps another during times of trouble and all sorts of everyday things.Call #: CC PZ7.M858 Eve 2000

Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan, #1-5

The lost hero by Rick Riordan. . Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself. Heroes of Olympus Series #1. Reading Level: 4.5. Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Her 2012

The son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled. Heroes of Olympus Series #2. Reading Level: 4.7 Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: Call #: PZ7.R4829 Her 2013

The mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. Heroes of Olympus Series #3. Reading Level: 4.8. Interest Level: 5-8.Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Her 2014

The house of Hades by Rick Riordan. "Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process"--Provided by publisher. Heroes of Olympus Series #4. Reading Level: 4.7. Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Her 2015

The blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. "The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood"--Provided by publisher. Heroes of Olympus Series #5. Reading Level: 4.7. Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Her 2016

I am: why two little words mean so much by Wayne W. Dyer. "Teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us."--From publisher description. Call #: CC PZ8.3.D984 2012

King Tut by Susan Sales Harkins. Introduces students to the life and legacy of King Tut, explaining why he was so important to the ancient Egyptians, what his daily life might have been like, what happened in Egypt after he died, and how his tomb was discovered. Series: Robbie Reader. What's so great about-- ?. Reading Level: 3.1. Interest Level: K-3. Call #: CC DT87.5.H375 2009

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard, 1-3

The sword of summer by Rick Riordan."Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die ..."--Publisher. Book I of the Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard series. Reading Level: 4.8, Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Sw 2017

The Hammer of Thorby Rick Riordan. "Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants"--Amazon. Book II of the Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard series. Reading Level: 5.1 Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Ham 2018

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. "Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies"--Provided by publisher. Book III of the Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard series. Reading Level: 5.1 Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.R4829 Shi 2019

Mandie and the silent catacombs by Lois Gladys Leppard. Mandie and her friends board an express train for Rome, where she spots the vanishing woman who has been following them and decides to find out who the woman is and what she wants. Series: Mandie book #16. Reading Level: 5.3 Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.L556 Map 1990

The mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart. Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance investigate when an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown. Reading Level: 6.3, Interest Level: 3-6. Call #: CC PZ7.S8513 Myg 2009

A sick day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead. Zookeeper Amos McGee, who is adored by all the animals, gets some unexpected guests while home sick one day. Reading Level: 3.1. Interest Level: K-3. Call #: CC PZ7.S808566 Si 2010

The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. Reading Level: 3.2 Interest Level: K-3. Call #: CC PZ7.K2253 Sn 1996

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen . After his anger erupts into violence, fifteen year-old Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life. Reading Level: 6.7. Interest Level: 5-8. Call #: CC PZ7.M5926 To 2002

The Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac. Recounts how the Cherokees, after fighting to keep their land in the nineteenth century, were forced to leave and travel 1,200 miles to a new settlement in Oklahoma, a terrible journey known as the Trail of Tears. Series: Step into reading. Step 5. Reading Level: 4.0 Interest Level: 3-6 Call #: CC E99.C5 B888 2003

The Trojan horse : how the Greeks won the war by Emily Little. Recounts how the Greeks used a wooden horse to win the Trojan War. Series: Step into reading. Step 5. Call #: CC BL820.T75 L58 2003

What does love look like by Janette Oke. A shy young girl named Emily feels uncomfortable at her new school until her teacher asks the class to draw pictures of love, giving Emily an opportunity to share how she feels about God. Reading Level: 3.1, Interest Level: K-3. Call #: CC PZ7.3.O4144 Wh 2001

The wild swans by Deborah Hautzig. A princess has eleven brothers. The twelve siblings live happily and well, until their father decides to remarry. Their new stepmother is a wicked woman, and she turns all the brothers into swans and banishes the princess from the palace. And so it is left to Elisa to endure countless hardships alone in order to save her beloved brothers from the spell. This edition also contains a new translation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story The Nightingale, a story about a Chinese emperor who prefers the song of a mechanical nightingale to that of the real bird. When he falls ill, it is the nightingale who saves him. The story has been adapted for stage, opera, muscial theatre and television many times.Reading Level: 5.1. Interest Level: 3-6. Call #: CC PZ8.H2944 Wi 1992

With my mom, with my dad by Maribeth Boelts. Helps children cope with the sadness and confusion they may feel after their parents divorce, sharing the story of one boy who realizes that although his parents are no longer together, they still love him and he can still turn to God for comfort. Series: Helping kids heal. Reading Level: 2.8 Interest Level: K-3 Call #: CC PZ7.B635744 Wi 2004