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Elaine Martin / Rod and Staff Publishers
Pepper strutted boldly down the feed alley toward the boys, crowing and flapping his colorful wings with dignity. The rooster had been ruling the barnyard animals for a number of years, and he was as proud and kingly as ever.
"Can he fly?" Brian asked.
"I don't know," Melvin admitted. "I never saw him fly, but surely, being a bird, he should be able to fly." Suddenly he got an idea. "Why not take pepper up the forty-foot silo and let him slowly float down to the ground? That would be a good way to see if he can fly."
The boys caught the big rooster, and Melvin hurried up the silo to try out his plan. But the experiment didn't turn out as he thought it would, and two sober boys were left with the results of their careless and hasty actions.
The Rooster's Fate and Other Stories is a collection of forty well-written stories that will help children see the importance of right attitudes toward themselves, and their responsibilities, their circumstances, their siblings, and their peers. Written for ten- to fourteen-year-olds. More info...
Everyday lessons from real-life stories
Robert Stauffer / Christian Light Publications
This book is chock-full of stories like these:
- In the growing darkness, the two men paddled for all they were worth into a strong headwind and heavy waves.
- When their arms grew tired, the boys altered their form of planting squash seeds until they heard a shout from behind them in the field.
- It had been a long flight and Yong Cho stood to stretch his weary limbs. He could have afforded better accommodations, but flew coach for a reason.
Each event is true, and each was a learning experience. Where Two Seas Met includes these and many other true life-lessons told by a humble and honest story teller.
The author says, "The stories in this book reflect lessons the Lord has taught me through His Word and experiences He has permitted in my life. My hope and prayer is that the stories in this book will kindle a deeper longing in your heart to know the Lord and His Word."
Where Two Seas Met can be read to children, incorporated into family worship and school devotionals, or read for personal inspiration. More info...
30 Days of Inspiration for the Woman's Soul
Rebecca Martin / Carlisle Press
Here's a refreshing drop of dew for your day.
We women tend to have lots of "Martha time" as we scurry about being housewives and mothers. The unmarried among us are equally busy as schoolteachers, caregivers, or earning a living in other ways.
Yet what good is all our "Martha time" unless we have our "Mary times" too? We need to pause at the feet of Jesus to receive refreshment like the morning dew.
Here's a book for our "Mary times." The stories portray women serving in their God-given roles. The main points of the inspirational parts are drawn from the writings and sermons of men. More info...
True, encouraging stories of joy and grief from adoptive and foster families
Marian D. Reinford and Emily D. Martin / Christian Light Publications
The love binding together the hearts of families with foster and adopted children is no less enduring than bonds created by birth. Yet sometimes the circumstances that surround adoption can be the source of much heartache and frustration.
The writers of this book, most of them adoptive mothers, share the wisdom of experience. They know the realities of infertility, abandonment, early childhood trauma, biracial and international adoption, and the uncertainties of foster care. Other family members and adopted children, now adults, also share their viewpoints and experiences. They speak honestly about what it is like to grow together as a family united through the miracle of adoption.
These stories portray moments of desperation, laughter, encouragement, grief—and much more. Rejoice that in the end, sturdy heartstrings are tightly woven between parents and children whom God brings together in His own way. More info...
Becky McGurrin / Christian Light Publications
The sky was overcast and gray on Pat's last day at the hospital. She wanted the best for her new daughter, and now the time had come, the last time she would see her daughter—forever. This is it, Pat said, in a quiet, sad corner of her mind. The day you give up the most precious thing you've ever been given.
Pat's decision to place Suzzane for adoption haunted her for years. And as she went on with life, through hard times and regrets, she began to hear God calling. And so it was that Pat went through an adoption process all over again—only this time her heart was happy as she was adopted by God and a loving church family.
Adopted is the true story of a woman whose life of bitter disappointment and heartrending loss was transformed by her growing awareness of a kind God who, in the end, surprised and blessed her beyond what she ever imagined. More info...
A sequel to A Captain for Hans and The Brickmakers
Rebecca Martin / Carlisle Press
Twelve-year-old Daniel Miller hardly knew how to feel about his parents' plan. Would they really cross the ocean to the land of William Penn? What an exciting idea!
Yet Daniel, grandson of the Hans Miller you first met in A Captain for Hans, and son of the Peter Miller you met in The Brickmakers, likes his snug home in the German Palatinate. An ocean voyage looks scary. And besides, what of his crippled friend, David Burkholder? He would never be able to go. And Daniel, along with his older brother Aaron, could not bear the thought off leaving him behind. More info...
Antrim Chorale / TGS International
49 minutes. 17 a cappella songs.
We all come to a crossroad in life where we need to choose whose voice we will follow. Satan calls us to follow him, wanting us to remain slaves to sin and end up with him in hell. But Jesus calls us from a heart of love. He proved His love when He died on the cross to redeem us with His own blood. Jesus does not force anyone to accept this pardon, but He patiently stands by the door of our hearts and knocks. More info...
John D. Martin / Benchmark Press
Over 1016 shape-note songs covering a wide range of topics. Solid hymns extolling God's attributes are emphasized, and a selection of quality gospel songs of Christian experience are also included. Multiple indexes will help in choosing a song for a particular need. More info...
Early Classic Series
W. H. Kingston / TGS International
When the Reformation sweeps across Germany, a woodcutter and his grandchildren hear the story of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and realize that salvation does not come through performing penances and confessing to the priests. They believe the Gospel and seek to follow God's Word. Though opposed by a contentious neighbor, the woodcutter finds an opportunity to return good for evil. More info...
Christmas Carol Kauffman / Christian Light Publications
The 1500's were stirring times in Europe. Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to a church door in Germany, exploding a powder keg of unrest that seethed for decades.
Against this background, Regina Strahm found herself caught between two religious factions in Switzerland. Her parents repeatedly warned her against the Anabaptist heresy, and the young man she came to love had no doubts about the state church's claims.
But why then did Zwingli's official religion fail to satisfy her spiritual emptiness? And why were the Anabaptists willing to die for their faith? Regina discovered why, and found a joy she had never known. More info...