At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.
This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
A fun, informative and faith-filled journey through the Bible
Author: Dave Strehler
Publisher: Christian Art Kids
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Bible is a big Book, and we are blessed to have such a collection of inspired writing – the Word of God – at our finger tips. Yet, due to its sheer volume, fine print and writing style, children usually find it difficult to pick up and read a standard version of the Bible. THE BIBLE MADE EASY – FOR KIDS by Dave Strehler is aimed at helping children make sense of the Bible by engaging them in practical ways to make learning about the Bible fun and interesting. THE BIBLE MADE EASY – FOR KIDS guides children through the Bible by: • answering some of the most common questions they have about the events and characters in the Bible • providing interesting facts to stimulate them and get them excited • offering visual descriptions of what they read to help them remember • drawing modern-day comparisons to certain Bible concepts/traditions and putting it into context • word definitions • Question and Answer sections that assess whether they can remember what they’ve read. Included are hyperlinks to make navigating through stories a breeze. Just click on the links provided in the text to jump to the relevant story.
A Teen's Guide to Friends, Faith, Family, and the Future
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
What does it mean to live God in your everyday life? It means knowing and following God's perfect plan for you as a young woman. Learn how to... grow close to God get along with your family and friends make the right kinds of choices become more like Jesus prepare for the future fulfill the desires of your heart As you read along, you'll find yourself caught up in the exciting adventure of a lifetime—that of becoming a woman after God's own heart! You'll love the special "Heart Response" sections created just for you. And the practical "Things to Do Today" will help you in your desire to know and follow God. Includes new and updated content.
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.
Save the Drama! and 100 Other Practical Tips for Teens
Author: Susie Shellenberger
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy melds spiritual and practical advice with humor—a winning combination for teens trying to navigate the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. Girls will be encouraged and challenged with sound, biblically-based advice equipping them to stand up for their faith and live the Christian walk every day—plus, they’ll encounter some fun, common-sense tips along the way. Each of the 101 accessible chapters wraps up with relevant scripture selections and thought-provoking questions, making The Smart Girl’s Guide a perfect book to work through with friends or small groups.
Improve Your Game, Build Your Faith Decisions, decisions. In both the virtual world and the real world, you have to make a bunch of choices. Mess up in the virtual world of Minecraft and you can always start over. But in the real world, where the decisions you make have real consequences, both good and bad, it's not that simple. Where can you go for help? Is there a gamer's guide for living? Yes, it's called the Bible—and God created it to help you win! Join gamer Dragee90 as he shares daily devotions packed with secrets to success in two key areas of your life: Gameplay—Learn A-to-Z tips and tricks for virtual world-building and secrets and online survival in the game of Minecraft. Real Life—Dragee90 reveals some of his own daily struggles and gives you powerful Scripture verses from the Bible you can use to overcome life's biggest obstacles. Building faith block by block is easy when you start with the right foundation!