Even Spiderman’s not too busy to read! Hey, this is Tanya Muise and I’m the Coordinator for the Westheights Resource Centre. I’m excited to tell you about some really great non-fiction and fiction additions for this Fall. Come by and check us out. We’re at the south end of the foyer.
Following is just a sample of some of our new materials.
NEW IN NON-FICTION
11: INDISPENSABLE RELATIONSHIPS YOU CAN’T BE WITHOUT by Leonard Sweet– As believers, our journey is just as important as the destination. And because relationships are essential to our walk through life, it is vital that we partner with people who positively impact our world. Using eleven classic figures from the Bible, Dr. Sweet details key personal attributes that make up God’s Dream Team for your life. Readers of all ages will be encouraged to not only seek out such people, but to find their place with those around them.
DREAMING BIG, BEING BOLD by Victoria Craig–Dreaming Big Being Bold Volume 4 is an anthology from Trailblazers, Visionaries and Change Makers and is a collection of engaging stories written by incredible entrepreneurs and professionals who are making an impact. Featuring 26 co-authors, Volume 4 is full of inspiring stories from people who have shown courage, innovation and have big dreams to impact the world in their own unique way. Featuring some amazing co-authors: Anna Foat, Brent Howley, Charmaine Hammond, Chris Tilley, Diane McClay, Emily Gayle Aitken, JJ Brun, Joshua Masse, Kathy Watt, Kelly Franklin, Laura Avolese, Laura Cole, Lisle Maloney, Marc Lebert, Melanie Sodtka, Michelle Alcorn, Sangeeta Bhatnagar, Shannon McCaffrey, Stephanie Allen, Tammy Richards, Tammy Strome, Ted Wernham, Travis Ford, Paula Morand and Victoria Craig
RARE LEADERSHIP: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead by Marcus Warner–Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity—the quality the greatest leaders possess. Combining solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counselling and consulting experience, Rare Leadership shows you how to take your leadership and team to the next level. Whether you are burnt out or just looking to improve, when you prioritize people and lead from a secure identity, you’ll be amazed at the freedom you feel and the results you see. You can lead from a healthy place, respond rather than react, and build the team of your dreams.
MESSY CHURCH: A Multigenerational Mission for God’s Family by Ross Parsley–When you look at the church today, what do you see? A corporation with a CEO at the helm? A social organization that does good things for the community? Pastor Ross Parsley believes that neither of those pictures is God’s desire. Instead, God wants His church to function as a family—a group of real people who love each other and care for one another’s needs, no matter how messy. Our culture is dying for the kind of community that only the church can provide—if we are living as God intended: as a family, protecting one another, extending grace, and loving unconditionally. We are not called to be consumers who ask what the church can offer us. We are called to love deeply, fight fairly, and bring hope to a generation of people starving to belong to something greater than themselves. Welcome to the family. You belong here
GRACE, NOT PERFECTION by Emily Ley–As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She realized that she had been holding herself to a standard of perfection, when what God was really calling her to do was step into his grace. This book is for everyone who has been trying to do it all…only to burn out. Learn to find joy and acceptance in the midst of life’s beautiful messes.
THE IMPERFECT DISCIPLE: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together by Jared Wilson–Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us–people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it’s safe to say what they’re really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual life hacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn’t afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life.
NEW IN FICTION FOR KIDS
THE IMAGINATION STATION 16, 17, 18, 19–Adventures In Odyssey: Doomsday in Pompeii, In Fear of the Spear, Trouble on the Orphan Train, Light in the Lions’ Den, kids 8-11.
NEW IN DVDs
THE MIGHTY MACS–Hired to coach the women’s basketball team at a small college, Cathy Rush struggles to focus her team and inspire the nuns who run the school during a journey through an unlikely championship season.
NEW IN FICTION
THE MASTERPIECE by Francine Rivers–Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.
SENSIBLE SHOES and TWO STEPS FORWARD by Sharon Brown–Books 1 & 2 of the Sensible Shoes series, the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation: Hannah, a pastor who doesn’t realize how exhausted she is. Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester who’s haunted by her past. Mara, who is trying to navigate a difficult marriage. Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right.
THEY DANCED ON by Carre Gardner–Book 3 of the Darling Family series. Nothing is more important to Jane Darling than her family and when her husband becomes seriously ill, Jane finds herself taking on the most difficult role of her life. Laura Darling moved away to escape the expectations of her familybut when everything begins to unravel, Laura’s heart turns toward home. Follow the Darling family through triumph and tragedy as they struggle with an uncertain future.
THE MAGGIE BRIGHT: A NOVEL OF DUNKIRK by Tracy Groot–England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she inherited the Maggie Bright, a noble 52-foot yacht. When a stranger arrives, searching for hidden documents, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.
FAWKES by Nadine Brandes–Fawkes is a mix of history and magic. It is 17th Century London and Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the King of England.
THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL by Jaime Jo Wright–Outstanding debut novel from an author to watch. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property of the house on Foster Hill, Ivy Thorpe is compelled to discover her identity. Her search leads her into dangerous waters.
THE ASSAULT by Frank Peretti–Cycle 2 of the Harbingers Series continues the story of four gifted strangers brought together to fight a growing darkness.