Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Books We Love. . .

Thanks to Pembroke for these great recommendations and keep sharing!

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
I loved this book! This was a book that chose me. It’s an intriguing tale of a man whose life consists of drugs and pornography until he is in a car accident and his body is severely burned. His identity is stripped away when his body is devastated by the burns. He plans suicide until a patient from the psych ward starts to visit him and proclaims that she has known him in their past lives. With the help of Marianne Engel, he heals his body and more importantly, his soul.
-Vickyrae, Library Technician

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Anything by Chuck Palahniuck

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A memoir that recounts Ayaan’s life growing up in Somalia and her escape to the Netherlands.

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn
The Fiery Cross
A Breadth of Snow and Ashes
An Echo in the Bone

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
This book explains the importance of staying in the present moment. If you find you have a lot of fear and uncertainty about yourself and your life, this book will help bring more peace into your life.

Transformation in Christ by Dietrich von Hildebrand
Dietrich von Hildebrand, son of the famous German painter, started life in a luxurious villa in Florence, surrounded by the urbane artistic leaders of Europe’s cultural scene, with their materialistic beliefs and values, alongside their intellectual and cultural richness. This is an extremely perceptive analysis of the spiritual world he found as he became transformed in Christ through his church after a famous German philosopher shocked him y saying, ”the Catholic Church has the truth”.

The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer
The standard source for standard but delicious fare.

The Book of “John”
The fourth gospel book in the New Testament is the personal story of a teen chosen to be a disciple of Jesus.

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall
After her husband died, in the middle of life, the future for young mom Catherine looked bleak. Through her trust in God, she followed the adventures he had for her, out of her depths to a productive, joyful life as an influential author, as her books on her husband’s sermons and life brought many people inspiration by reading them and seeing the very popular movie made from “A Man Called Peter”. A true story.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
First ambassador to France from the United States, early researcher in electricity, influential 18th century political thinker; this down to earth account details the principles and discipline that he systematically used to accomplish so much, so well.

Crisis in Masculinity
Read this if you don’t think it matters how fathers rear children beyond a pay cheque.