Once again we are pleased to recognize and express gratitude for the continued support of the church library by Presbyterian Women. Each year, this wonderful organization donates money for book purchases honoring the women in our church who passed away during the previous year. So these books are not only significant additions to the library’s collection, but also memorials to Christian lives well-lived. Here are this year’s new books:
Reading the Women of the Bible, by Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Professor of Hebrew at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School – “Reading the Women of the Bible lets us move back and forth between ancient text and contemporary gender issues in a generative way - a most welcome and important read!” - Walter Brueggeman, Columbia Theological Seminary.
No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History, by Gail Collins – “An eye-opening guide to our shifting attitudes about aging.” – New York Times
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II, by Sarah Rose – “Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery) - and all of it true.” – Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts
Wishtree, a fable by Katherine Applegate - “There's a charming whimsy to this quiet friendship book that touches on bigotry but draws on the deeper wisdom of the stately oak tree that narrates the story of its richly diverse community.” - Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
The Little Flowers of Saint Francis - “First printed in 1476, this collection of stories, or "little flowers," chronicles Saint Francis of Assisi's journeys, activities, and miracles…The stories include Saint Francis' sermon to the birds, his taming of the savage wolf of Gubbio, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his miraculous healing of a leper…One of the world's most popular and widely-read religious classics, its universal appeal extends to people of all faiths and every intellectual level.” - Amazon.com