for 2018 only book lists from 2013 to 2018 are eligible
So far for 2017 I have 7 reading lists turned in. I am hoping more come in by the end of December/early January. Last year we had 11 readers. If you read any of the following books they should go on your new list. The number of books in education and nurturing were low so I bought in those areas. I will again make purchases off the 2018 list in January and include books in all categories.
NURTURING FOR COMMUNITY
I Am A Bear
by Jean-Francois Dumont (2018)
CHILDREN A homeless bear living in a city has a hard time getting by, but when a little girl makes friends with him, his life becomes brighter.
by Richard Van Camp (2018)
YOUTH – When three young men, Flinch, Bryce and Rupert, vandalize and disrespect their community, they are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. Once there, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home, but will they be forgiven for what they’ve done? This illustrated story (in comic book style) explores the power and grace of restorative justice in one Northern Community and the cultural legacy that can empower future generations.
EDUCATION FOR MISSION
GROWING PEACE: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony
by Richard Sobol (2018)
CHILDREN On the morning of September 11, 2001, J.J. Keki, a Ugandan musician and coffee farmer, was in New York about to visit the World Trade Center, but instead witnessed the attack on the Twin Tower. He came away with strong emotions about religious conflict and a vision. Back home in his village Keki was determined to find a way for people who held different beliefs to work together. Here is a rare and timely story of hope, economic cooperation and religious harmony in an often-struggling part of the world. Because of Keki’s vision, his community has achieved what many people strive for: a growing peace.
50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith
by Michelle DeRusha (2018)
Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the Kingdom of God, Michelle DeRusha brings into focus 50 incredible women of faith – from Catherine of Siena to Susanna Wesley: Harriet Tubman and Corrie ten Boom, bringing the lives of these admirable women to life with engaging narrative as a reminder that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new and God is always with us during the struggle.
Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
by Rifqa Bary (2018)
Growing up in a devout Muslim home, Rifqa Bary obediently followed the rituals of Islam. Hiding in the Light is her story of her remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. It is also the story of a young girl who, hearing Jesus’ call, made life-changing sacrifices to follow – and who inspires us to do the same.
UMW Book Survey
50 Women Every Christian Should Know
Following is the list of the 50 women contained in this UMW book. I would like to take a survey to see which women are in the top 5 or 10. It is NOT a contest to see who knows the most of these women. If you want to take part in this survey simply put a check mark before the name and give it to me or put in my mailbox. I do not need to know who’s survey it is. In other words, no name is needed. The book is organized in chronological order(births from 1098 to 1925.) In the next few weeks I will let you know which women are most known.
Download the pdf here UMW Book- 50 Women Survey