Bargain Books 29/07/2013 Religion & Spirituality

Priscilla Smucker finds herself receiving unwanted attention in the community over an upcoming charity event at the local Mennonite church. When jealousy turns to bullying, how will she ever begin to handle it? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker finds herself settling into married life with Stephen on their farm. Life is full of joy and happiness until she learns that Susie Byler is back at her bullying, this time targeting her friend Sylvia and sending her letters. When faced with a chance to expose Susie, will Priscilla be able to continue the Amish practice of forgiveness or has Susie gone too far? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction. Includes discussion questions for book clubs or just private reflection.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Volume 1, Miriam’s Letter, Miriam Fisher decides to start a circle letter among her children that no longer live at home. While writing the letter, someone vandalizes Steve’s farm, frightening the children as well as the adults. Yet, this one action starts a chain reaction of events that could alter the lives of several members of the family. Meet Miriam’s bachelor son, Steve, daughter, Mary Ruth, and grand-daughter, Katie as the letters weave together a tale that can only be viewed through the eyes of the reader.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker’s mother has talked her into spending the winter months making a quilt. After picking out the pattern and the fabric, Priscilla is ready for sharing fellowship with the other Amish women in her community. Unfortunately, the attention that she receives warrants more jealousy and bullying from another young woman. For the second time, Priscilla has to determine how to deal with the fallout from bullying by Susie Byler. Will it drive a wedge between Priscilla and the community or, even worse, Stephen Esh? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction. Includes discussion questions for book clubs or just private reflection.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 2 , Rachel’s Letter, Rachel has just sent her letter over to sister Leah’s when her older son returns home with devastating news. A farming accident has left a neighbor, Menno Yoder, widowed and his four small children motherless. Despite the shock of the tragedy, the community quickly comes together to support the family and mourn their loss. At the funeral, Steve recognizes Mimi Hostetler, the young Amish woman from the hardware store and learns that she has never married. Meanwhile, Mary Ruth notices that the one of the Yoder children, Mervin, is being overlooked and Rachel pushes her and Katie to tend to his needs.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 3 of the 10 part series, Leah’s Letter, the community is trying to adjust to the lose of Menno Yoder’s wife and Mary Ruth finds herself the unwilling housekeeper at his farm until he gets back on his feet. Unfortunately, Menno Yoder fights her presence, creating conflict for both of them. Meanwhile, after a strange phone call, Steve finds himself back at the hardware store where Mimi Hostetler works and Anna Fischer receives a surprise visit from their Englische friend, Eleanor Haile who has a special request that excites little Katie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Priscilla Smucker finds herself receiving unwanted attention in the community over an upcoming charity event at the local Mennonite church. When jealousy turns to bullying, how will she ever begin to handle it? This Amish novella is a perfect read for young adults and adult readers who love Amish or Christian fiction.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 4 of the 10 part series, Anna’s Letter, Anna is becoming suspicious of Steve’s behavior around the farm and his mysterious “disappearances” that cause him to miss chores. Little Katie is excited to learn that her father has relented on her one secret wish. Mary Ruth is adapting as the caregiver for the grieving Menno Yoder. Finally, Steve and Mimi find themselves in a special, happy place that could lead to a lot of changes in the future. Continue the journey of the Amish Circle Letters through the eyes of Anna. . The Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area’s first wave of Mennonite families. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years. Twenty-five years later, she now splits her time between her husband and children in the NYC Metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she retreats to reflect and write. As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers. Many of her stories are based on actual people she has met and her own experiences living among the Amish over the years. Visit the author’s website and blog at sarahpriceauthor.com and befriend her on Facebook at facebook.com/fansofsarahprice.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 5 of the 10 part series, Lizzie’s Letter, the family gathers for worship at Leah’s home. Mary Ruth senses a break in Menno Yoder’s hostility and hopes this signals the beginning of his healing so that she can return home while Melvin and little Katie find that they have a common interest: ponies. Steve finds a way to visit with Mimi Hostetler and finds himself embarrassed that he keeps having to borrow his daed’s buggy to court her. Continue the journey of the circle letters through the eyes of Lizzie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 6 of the 10 part series, Sylvia’s Letter, Sylvia is headed to Rachel’s house for a morning of canning homemade applesauce. Instead, she finds her older sister distraught over an unexpected and frightening telephone message that she retrieved just that morning. Steve takes a big step when he visits a local carriage shop and explores his options for purchasing his own buggy so that he can court Mimi Hostetler without having to borrow a buggy. Meanwhile, Mary Ruth notices a change in Menno’s behavior and she begins to hope that, perhaps, he is healing from the death of his wife, Martha. The sooner he heals, the sooner she can return home. Her happiness is short-lived when she stops in at Rachel’s house, only to learn disturbing news about her brother-in-law.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 5 of the 10 part series, Lizzie’s Letter, the family gathers for worship at Leah’s home. Mary Ruth senses a break in Menno Yoder’s hostility and hopes this signals the beginning of his healing so that she can return home while Melvin and little Katie find that they have a common interest: ponies. Steve finds a way to visit with Mimi Hostetler and finds himself embarrassed that he keeps having to borrow his daed’s buggy to court her. Continue the journey of the circle letters through the eyes of Lizzie.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 9 of the 10 part series, Mary Ruth’s Letter, Mary Ruth is trying to find a way to tell her parents about her big announcement but finds that it is harder than she imagined. She wonders if her apprehension has anything to do with the fact that Menno has been avoiding her. She worries that he has changed his mind. Miriam decides it is time for Mary Ruth to return home and sends a letter with Steve to Leah’s farm. When no one can find Mary Ruth, Steve leaves the letter with Rachel and heads over to visit Mimi. Yet, something distracts him along the way and he finds his mind in a whirlwind of fear and doubt over his upcoming nuptials. Little Katie gets to spend some time with Butterscotch and, to her delight, Melvin stops into the farm to visit with her. But the conversation takes a turn that neither one of them is prepared to take.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 7 of the 10 part series, Lovina’s Letter, Anna finally confronts Steven when a new horse and buggy show up on the property. Is he or isn’t he finally dating someone? And how serious might this relationship be? In the meantime, Rachel hears some disturbing news, not just from the doctor but from her husband. Lovina stops into Rachel’s house for a “sister dinner” that results in a conversations that surprisingly sad. How can the sisters help Rachel in a time of distress? Meanwhile, Mary Ruth is confronted by Menno who has a very strange question for her that not only causes her to fall to pieces but to question what she has always hoped for in life. Can Melvin and little Katie help Mary Ruth see what is truly important?Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fisher family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In Volume 8 of the 10 part series, Ella’s Letter, Steve wants to surprise Mimi by showing off his new horse and buggy, especially since he hasn’t seen in in a while. What he doesn’t foresee is that Mimi has a surprise of her own in store for him, one that catches him off-guard. Mary Ruth is trying her best to avoid Menno after his unexpected question a few weeks earlier. Unfortunately, Menno has other plans and, the more she tries to avoid him, the more she begins to see a different side of Menno Yoder. Katie continues to be on her best behavior so that she can visit her pony on Saturdays and see Melvin. Their friendship is fast becoming one that, for Melvin, is making him wonder if soul-mates can be found at such a young age. While leaning on Mary Ruth for advice, she finds her answers to Melvin create even more questions for herself and her future.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

In Amish Circle Letters, follow the journey of a series of letters that pass through the Fischer family. As Amish do not use computers or cell phones to communicate, Amish women will often write circle letters, letters that they send to a list of addresses of people that they would like to include in the correspondence. Since they do not have access to photocopiers, the first person on the list will receive the letter, read it, and respond. That person sends both the first letter and their response to the second name on the list. This continues until the entire package of letters goes full-circle, returning to the original sender. In the final volume of the series, Miriam’s Package, church Sunday produces quite a few surprises for the Fischer family. Mary Ruth struggles to balance her emotions after the announcement is made at church while Menno continues to keep his promise to her. Miriam and Elias confront Mary Ruth about her decision and how she has approached telling them. Steve takes Mimi to his farm to show her around her future home. Little Katie and Melvin continue their discussion about love during the Yoder wedding feast.Religion & Spirituality

Bargain Books 23/02/2013 Religion & Spirituality

Bible Verses correlated by Month and Day to Chapter and Verse starting from January 1 and Genesis 1:1 to December 31 and Mark 12:31. Need a memory verse? or a life verse? Curious which verse correlates to your birthday or anniversary? There’s a special verse for each of the 366 days of the year. Includes Bible Verse Memorization tips.Religion & Spirituality

Full Price Books 27/01/2013 Religion & Spirituality

Keith Edwin Schooley

The evangelical church has been trying to accomplish outreach for decades. It has organized evangelistic crusades, taught evangelism strategies, run homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens, put on concerts, sporting events, and movies to draw in unchurched people, done special service projects and outreach events, handed out bottles of water at public gatherings and conducted reverse confessionals. All of this has been done with minimal success. In What’s Wrong with Outreach, Keith Edwin Schooley leads the reader through a deep reflection on this problem. He reexamines what the Bible actually has to say about outreach and evangelism, in the larger context of what the Christian life is supposed to be about and how the body of Christ is supposed to function. What does the Great Commission really entail? How did the church go about its remarkable expansion in the book of Acts? What do the epistles tell us about the duties of ordinary believers regarding outreach? What really is our ultimate goal as believers? What part do spiritual gifts play? What is the relationship between evangelism and discipleship? Why did the early church, and churches under persecution, grow so much more rapidly than churches that are more established and free to reach out? How can we rediscover what part outreach has to play in the larger scheme of what the overall Christian life is supposed to be? Schooley leads us away from a message of guilt and shame, in which outreach is something foreign to our normal lives, something we need to “get out of our comfort zones” to engage in, and instead shows how the Great Commission encompasses much more than we might have thought, and in which each person plays a role perfectly suited to his or her gifts, talents, and interests. He shows how the church tends to unwittingly sabotage its own outreach efforts, and how a focus on discipleship and gifts can help us recover natural and enjoyable ways of making disciples. Are you burned out by ever-new evangelism strategies, outreach methods, and emotional arm-twisting? Are you burdened by a load of obligation to do things that just don’t seem to work for you? Are you a pastor, frustrated by a lack of growth in your congregation? Then What’s Wrong with Outreach is for you.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Adam Byrn Tritt

Tellstones may be one of the least known (and certainly least documented)methods of divination to come down to us through the ages. In Tellstones: Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition, Tritt has reconstructed-or better, revived-an obscure and ancient tool. There is no complicated, esoteric system for using Tellstones. It will not take you years to learn, and there are no complicated sets of correspondences to memorize. Tellstones are intuitive and symbolic, being derived from nature and everyday life. There are no arcane alphabets or trigrams to puzzle over. Yet this method can lead to insights as deep, profound, and complete as any of the better-known and more respected ancient systems. This revised and expanded third edition discusses the concept of divination in a way that would take them out of the realm of the mystical and place them in the context of everyday life so their value is understood whether one believes in metaphysics or not. Concise, useful, and free of the New Age mumbo-jumbo so often encountered in texts dealing with divination, Tellstones covers virtually every aspect of using this system-from the details of how to construct a basic set of the stones to how to throw a reading-and even a new section on how to use them as a focal point to help manifest desired outcomes. The author, Adam Byrn Tritt, M.Ed., C.H, LMT., is a poet, an essayist, a screenwriter, a teacher, a shaman, a social activist, a humorist, and (according to friends) a mensch. In 1995 Tritt was an awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in religious tolerance and for the creation of TurningPoint, a non-profit program providing alternative medicine to low-income individuals. He continues that passion today in the healthcare clinic he and his wife founded, the Tritt Wellness Center.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Cliff Ball

Thirty years in the future, the U.S. government has turned into a tyranny as the EPA and TSA grow with ever more power. Brian, the main character, tells his story from first person point of view. His work with the FBI involves mostly cyber terrorism and actual cases of potential real world terrorism. Eventually, his wife gives birth to their third child, who has Down’s Syndrome, which does not please the U.S. Health Administration because there are rules and regulations set-up in cases like these to prevent “genetic freaks” as they like to call them, from sucking up a lot of Health Admin money. Because the Atwoods are born again Christians, they never considered aborting the baby, so now the Health people have to take him away to deal with the problem later. Meanwhile, the Secret Service decides to recruit Brian to be the personal agent of the President of the United States, David Collins, due to his great work stopping a terrorist plot that would’ve involved Offutt Air Force Base. Brian’s faith is tested every day as he deals with a man that has no morals from what Brian can see, and is tested even more when his wife finds out that she’s dying from a fast growing form of breast cancer. Trouble in the rest of the world pits the U.S. against Israel as that country attempts to defend itself from attack. When the re-election of Collins doesn’t turn out the way he wanted it, he and his people declare the election nullified because of supposed “irregularities” with the ballots. Collins claims that the new President-elect may take the seat sometime in the middle of next year, if everything looks to be sorted out. Collins purges his staff of what he considers unloyal people, including Brian. At the same time, Brian loses his wife, but regains the son he thought he had lost. Brian moves back to his family home in Nebraska, where we follow what happens as the country slowly falls apart. Events play out as Brian and his family sees the End Times approach.Religion & Spirituality

 

 

Cliff Ball

This novel is a parallel novel to Times of Trouble and can be read as a stand-alone novel. The Tyler’s have a church that is dying in Tucson, Arizona. Even though the church is dying, they take care of the remaining senior members, including the ones in nursing homes and in hospice. The other family in the church, the White’s, head to Wyoming to live in a community that was originally started by Doomsday Preppers back in the early 2000′s so they can attempt to escape the increasing persecution of Christians and are helped by a Navajo Nation Sheriff who became a Christian as a young man. Greg Tyler, who is the oldest son, dreams about a girl, but has no idea who she is. During this time, he’s kicked out of high school after getting into a fight with the bully who has constantly tortured him throughout their school years. Laura Hall lives in Phoenix and is her high school’s Senior Class Treasurer. She dreams about a boy, but hasn’t the slightest idea who he is, and neither one can see the faces of the one they’re dreaming about. Eventually, the two come across each other in the Camp that President Collins orders Christians into, but only after Greg rescues Laura from some bullies who collaborate with the Camp Commander. They attempt to get to know each other before the Rapture. President Collins orders the activation of Camps across the country that will house believers who he thinks are a threat to his rule. His patron, Michael Evans, manipulates events in the Middle East to stir up trouble between Iran and Israel. The Tyler’s end up with others in a camp in Arizona, while the White’s and the community they live in gets attacked by government troops. Evans continues to manipulate events as the Rapture takes the Christians, and he gains ultimate power.Religion & Spirituality

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