UMW books from 2013

UMW has purchased 6 books from the 2013 book list.

How Coffee Saved My Life: and Other Stories of Stumbling to Grace

by Ellie Roscher

163 pages in the Education for Missions category.

At 25, Ellie Roscher, a self-described rich, white North American overachiever, decided to spend a year in Lascano, Uruguay. She reveals her physical and emotional struggles for survival, and though spiritually tried and tested, she eventually flourished beautifully. This is the story of Ms. Roscher’s year-long mission and how, through a multitude of grace-filled moments, she discovers that God has accompanied her all along the journey.

Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Women’s Quest to Make a Difference

by Warren St. John

320 pages-Leadership Development.

Clarkston, Georgia, was designated as a refugee settlement center in the 1990s and became the first American home for families in flight from the world’s war zones. This book is the stunning real-life story of an inspiring group of refugees and a woman who, with tough love and fiery determination, changes an entire community for the better.

Love in a Headscarf

by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

257 pages Nurturing for Community.

When Shelina Zahra Janmohamed opted for the traditional arranged route to finding a marriage partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life. During 10 long years of matchmaking aunties, countless mismatches and outrageous dating disasters, Ms. Janmohamed discovers more about herself and her faith-including the fact that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition.

The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back

by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

246 pages in Social Action

When 14-year-old Hannah Salwen was stopped in her tracks by glaring disparity, her parents know they had to act on her urge to do something. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world and found themselves changing too.

One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity

by Debbie Macomber

317 pages Social Action LARGE PRINT.

In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, Debbie Macomber has witnessed how a simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles. The blend of true stories and motivating messages will delight and surprise as the reader discovers how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, service and forgiveness can have lasting, life changing impact on the giver and recipient.

When Christians Get It Wrong

by Adam Hamilton

120 pages in Spiritual Growth.

When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they name attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the how and whys of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world. Thank you for helping track down some of the books.

The only books that are not on the shelf or don’t have cards in check out is Just Another Girl by M. Carlson, a youth book and On Thundering Wings by Ermalou McDuffie Roller.

Hope you enjoy the new books!

Linda Askeland

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