The O in hope

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader REVIEW INTRODUCTION Title: The O in hope Author: Lucy Shaw Illustrator: Ned Bustard, illustrator Publisher: IVP Kids https://www.ivpress.com/ivp-kids Date: November 2, 2021 Length: 32 pages Format: Hardcover OVERVIEW The O in Hope was originally written for adults but this is an adaptation penned […]

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The Memory House

Reviewed by: Edna Johnson of Faith Baptist in Winfield, IL REVIEW INTRODUCTION Title: The Memory House Author: Rachel Hauck Publisher: Thomas Nelson https://www.thomasnelson.com/ Publication date: 2019 Format: Paperback Length of book: 369 pages Overview: After losing memories of her father in the 9/11 attack, Beck goes on in life to become a cop. An unexpected pregnancy […]

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Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages

Reviewed by: G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN. Title: Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages Author: Holly Ordway Publisher: Word on Fire Academic http://Word-on-Fire-Academic Publication Date: January 25, 2021 Format: Hardcover Length: 392 pages OVERVIEW It’s often said that J.R.R. Tolkien was stuck in the past. The image […]

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The Librarians’ ZOOM Round Table

Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. This is an informal time for librarians and book lovers to discuss and share. A different topic each month led by the inimitable Cathy Askeland!   To register or any questions, email admin@eclalibraries.org and you will be sent the ZOOM Link

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Searching for Grace: A Weary Leader, a Wise Mentor, and Seven Healing Conversations for a Parched Soul

The authors talk about the need for other Christians to provide advice and community, and the need to recognize past pain in order to heal – all important concepts for sanctification.

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Old Testament Use of Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Guide

I found the scholarly content practical and useful to my Christian life. It will remain in my office library, and I heartily recommend it for yours.

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Tidewater Bride

The story is based on actual history and is rooted in the legend of Pocahontas, John Smith and those
early settlers. I found the interactions between the settlers and the Indians interesting as well as the
tensions that ensue between them. The novel is a fascinating look at this time period along with an
element of romance.

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