Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold

Eric’s refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God’s promise, “He who honors Me, I will honor.”
Years later, Eric Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His character, perseverance, and endurance are a challenging example for all who would obey the call to bring the gospel to the nations.

Lottie Moon: Giving Her All For China

Ten-year old Lottie Moon had seen too much bitterness and gossip among churchgoers to want anything to do with religion or God. In fact, if there was a single way to waste a life, Lottie told herself, being a missionary was it.

In a twist that only God could orchestrate, this spirited young girl who grew up to become the most educated woman in the American South would ultimately find her calling as a missionary to China. As Lottie watched her fellow missionaries fall to disease, exhaustion, mental breakdowns, and death, she became just as dedicated to educating Christians about the often preventable tragedies of missionary life as she was to educating Chinese people about the Christian life.

The sacrificial service of the unforgettable Lottie Moon has inspired and enabled countless others to give their all for the dream of seeing the whole world reached with the gospel.

Author: Janet and Geoff Benge

Abigail Adams: First Lady of Faith and Courage

The personal faith of America’s second First Lady kept her strong in a young war-torn country. The Sowers Series biographies offer children a chance to experience the Christ-inspired pathways followed by some heroic men and women. Their impact on our lives as well as a great deal of factual information is skillfully presented to the child within the framework of an interest-holding story.

Author: Evelyn Witter

The Faces of Death

How can I cope with daily life, knowing someone in my family is going to die soon?

How can I get over the hurt and pain when someone I love has died?

How can I keep on going through the motions of living when I know I’m dying?

How can I help when my friend is hurting over a death of someone she loved?

How can I help my friend who has a serious illness and may be dying soon?

How can I help a friend who is depressed and has hinted of killing himself?

When one of death’s faces turns to you, how will you react?

In The Faces of Death, Dianna Booher offers help to youth in gaining a clearer understanding of death as part of life.

Author: Dianna Daniels Booher

The Rustling Grass

Joanne De Jonge presents a wealth of little-known facts about fascinating plants and highlights each subject’s unique place in creation. The Rustling Grass reveals how plants, in fact, do more than rustle. A skunk cabbage makes its own heat, a chestnut tree fights battles, a passion plant begs for attention, a cattail pops open, and a cactus reaches out to touch someone. We discover that a tomato is actually a berry, and we learn that even poison ivy has its good points. Most importantly, De Jonge’s exploration continually makes evident the movement of God through all of His rustling creation.

 

What’s a Girl to do?

What’s a Girl to do – While Waiting for Mr. Right? By Janet L. Folger.

Enjoy a fun and lively chat with a girl who knows your struggles. “You’re alone now—like me,” Janet says—“because God has something critically important He wants you to do right now.” 

Single people could very well be the most effective members of God’s kingdom, so Satan gets them to believe they’re forsaken by God. But it’s a lie. This is an honest, encouraging, and hilarious chat with a woman who knows single people’s struggles. Folger’s witty insights will clear readers’ minds of the lies that destroy their happiness and freedom as single women – all the sooner to find what God has for them to do right now. You’ll be encouraged as you pursue the rich, surprising life God made you for. 

Story Behind the Book

Writing a book about dating just isn’t my thing. Not my area of expertise. Not my focus. But then I started thinking about it. Maybe I have learned some things. Maybe I could add something useful to the mix that hadn’t been said already. So I emailed my agent to say I would consider it. Then I broke up with my boyfriend. When my agent telephoned to ask why I hadn’t responded to his emails, the call went something like this: “You can forget about the book. I can’t even write a pamphlet. How in the world am I supposed to give advice when I can’t handle my own love life?” In his pep talk, my agent told me the thing I have going for me is honesty. He told me to picture myself in a coffee shop catching up with friends, trading stories, binding each other’s wounds, laughing, refocusing, and re-emerging as the women God wants us to be. So I did.

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Every Young Man, God’s Man

The workbook that helps you live out your faith in this wild and crazy world.

If you want God to change your life, watch out! The workbook in your hands is spiritual dynamite.

Inside you’ll find eight sessions (or twelve if your group wants more) to help you or a group of guys tackle the top spiritual battles you face today. And you’ll find powerful, practical, biblical strategies to win–God’s way–in each area you’re wrestling with. Like:

• Acceptance
• Identity
• Sex
• Choices
• Friendships
• Dating
• Pressure
• Authority
• Wild Behavior
• Parents
• Getting Caught
• And lots more.

The questions and interactive elements in this workbook will equip you not only with knowledge, but power–God’s power–to take spiritual responsibility as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Written by Stephen Arterburn and Kenny Luck

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Beautiful Girlhood

This revised 1922 classic offers gentle guidance for preteen and teenage girls on how to become a godly woman. Full of charm and sentiment, it will help mother and daughter establish a comfortable rapport for discussions about building character, friendships, obedience, high ideals, a cheerful spirit, modest dress, a pure heart, and a consecrated life.

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Lottie Moon: Giving Her All for China

Part of the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series, written by Janet and Geoff Benge.

Ten-year old Lottie Moon had seen too much bitterness and gossip among churchgoers to want anything to do with religion or God. In fact, if there was a single way to waste a life, Lottie told herself, being a missionary was it.

In a twist that only God could orchestrate, this spirited young girl who grew up to become the most educated woman in the American South would ultimately find her calling as a missionary to China. As Lottie watched her fellow missionaries fall to disease, exhaustion, mental breakdowns, and death, she became just as dedicated to educating Christians about the often preventable tragedies of missionary life as she was to educating Chinese people about the Christian life.

The sacrificial service of the unforgettable Lottie Moon has inspired and enabled countless others to give their all for the dream of seeing the whole world reached with the gospel.

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Gladys Alward The Little Woman

With no mission board to support or guide her and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God’s call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging around her, she struggled to bring the basics of life and the fullness of God to orphaned children. Time after time, God triumphed over impossible situations and drew people to Himself. The Little Woman tells the story of one woman’s determination to serve God at any cost. With God all things are possible!

A true story of a determined missionary, Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman will challenge you to bold and expectant faith. By Gladys Alward as told to Christine Hunter, 153 pages.gladys