The Hundred Story Home

A Journey of Homelessness, Hope and Healing
Author: Kathy Izard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997778403
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 316
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An inspirational true story about finding faith in yourself and something bigger. Kathy Izard was a volunteer in a soup kitchen when an unlikely meeting with bestselling author, Denver Moore, changed everything. This working mother quit her job to imagine the unimaginable in her second half of life - build housing for Charlotte's homeless.

The Hundred Story Home

A Memoir of Finding Faith in Ourselves and Something Bigger
Author: Kathy Izard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785220011
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author Denver Moore changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver’s challenge to do more than serve in this soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task in her second half of life—to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless. Woven together in this motivational story of a call to social action is Kathy’s personal journey to define the meaning of home and her own struggle with faith, family, and fulfillment. Reading this book will not only make you believe you can change the world, it will also end up changing you. "Kathy Izard tells two compelling stories in one: About her journey toward fulfilling her life's purpose and about Charlotte's journey to finally treating its chronically homeless with compassion and dignity. Each has twists and turns, each has a happy ending.” —Taylor Batten, Editorial Page Editor, The Charlotte Observer

What Difference Do It Make?

Stories of Hope and Healing
Author: Ron Hall,Denver Moore,Lynn Vincent
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141858617X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Some Stories Just Can’t Be Stopped . . . What Difference Do It Make? continues the hard-to-believe story of hope and reconciliation that began with the New York Times bestseller, Same Kind of Different as Me. Ron Hall and Denver Moore, unlikely friends and even unlikelier coauthors—a wealthy fine-art dealer and an illiterate homeless African American—share the hard-to-stop story of how a remarkable woman’s love brought them together. Now, in What Difference Do It Make? Ron and Denver along with Lynn Vincent offer: more of the story—with untold anecdotes, especially Ron’s struggle with his difficult father and Denver’s dramatic stint in Angola prison the rest of the story—how Same Kind of Different as Me came to be written and changed the lives of its authors the ongoing story—true tales of hope from people whose lives have been changed by Ron and Denver’s story and how they make a difference in their worlds your part in the story—wise, practical, and hard-lived guidance for how you can make a difference to those in need plus intriguing extras—including full-page color samples of Denver’s paintings Deeply moving but never sappy or sentimental, What Difference Do It Make? answers its own question with a simple and emphatic answer. What difference can one person (or two) make in the world? A lot!

Finding Faith

A Self-Discovery Guide for Your Spiritual Quest
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310238382
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Is there a God? - What might God be like? - What is the relationship between faith and certainty? - Can intelligent people believe in spiritual realities? - Why are there so many religions? - Is it possible to experience a relationship with God--and if so, how? If you've asked questions like these, you're in good company. From songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Jewel Kilcher to TV shows such as The X Files and Touched by an Angel, the media and the arts reflect postmodern men and women's search for a living faith and a spiritually oriented life. Real faith isn't blind believism. It is a process that engages your intellect as well as your emotions. If you think faith requires turning your back on truth and intellectual honesty, then Finding Faith is one book you really ought to read. With logic, passion, and even-handedness that the thinking person will appreciate, this book helps you face your obstacles to faith by focusing not on what to believe, but on how to believe. Whether you want to strengthen the faith you have, renew the faith you lost, or discover faith for the first time, Finding Faith can coach, inspire, encourage, and guide you, and help you discover more in life than you'd ever imagined or hoped for.

The Hundred-Year House


Author: Rebecca Makkai
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163540
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. “Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious." –Richard Russo Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents’ wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there’s Violet Devohr, Zee’s great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room. Violet’s portrait was known to terrify the artists who resided at the house from the 1920s to the 1950s, when it served as the Laurelfield Arts Colony—and this is exactly the period Zee’s husband, Doug, is interested in. An out-of-work academic whose only hope of a future position is securing a book deal, Doug is stalled on his biography of the poet Edwin Parfitt, once in residence at the colony. All he needs to get the book back on track—besides some motivation and self-esteem—is access to the colony records, rotting away in the attic for decades. But when Doug begins to poke around where he shouldn’t, he finds Gracie guards the files with a strange ferocity, raising questions about what she might be hiding. The secrets of the hundred-year house would turn everything Doug and Zee think they know about her family on its head—that is, if they were to ever uncover them. In this brilliantly conceived, ambitious, and deeply rewarding novel, Rebecca Makkai unfolds a generational saga in reverse, leading the reader back in time on a literary scavenger hunt as we seek to uncover the truth about these strange people and this mysterious house. With intelligence and humor, a daring narrative approach, and a lovingly satirical voice, Rebecca Makkai has crafted an unforgettable novel about family, fate and the incredible surprises life can offer. For readers of Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle From the Hardcover edition.

Same Kind of Different as Me

A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Author: Ron Hall,Denver Moore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718077297
Category:
Page: 240
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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

Even at the Grave


Author: Lisa G. Saunders
Publisher: Mill City Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781545619216
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 178
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One funeral at a time. That's how Lisa Saunders tells her story of being a priest, wife, and mother. An Episcopal priest for over thirty years, officiating at funerals became the defining and most compelling work of her career. Through burials she writes about her marriage and struggle to be a working mother, making peace with tragedy, and understanding suicide and mental illness. She grapples with the effects of racism--including her own--and learns from those with the courage and verve to grow old with gusto. From burying eight horses destroyed in a fire, to AIDS victims abandoned by their families, and an 82-year-old woman who was cared for in her final years by the birth mother of her adopted son, Lisa discovered generosity and grace, even at the grave. This is not a sad memoir. It might make you cry, but you will laugh out loud too. You will meet a lot of people at their best and at their last, you will be the better for it.

All the Colors We Will See

Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way
Author: Patrice Gopo
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785216405
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Patrice Gopo grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black in America. From her white Sunday school classes as a child, to her early days of marriage in South Africa, to a new home in the American South with a husband from another land, Patrice’s life is a testament to the challenges and beauty of the world we each live in, a world in which cultures overlap every day. In All the Colors We Will See, Patrice seamlessly moves across borders of space and time to create vivid portraits of how the reality of being different affects her quest to belong. In this poetic and often courageous collection of essays, Patrice examines the complexities of identity in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages. As she digs beneath the layers of immigration questions and race relations, Patrice also turns her voice to themes such as marriage and divorce, the societal beauty standards we hold, and the intricacies of living out our faith. With an eloquence born of pain and longing, Patrice’s reflections guide us as we consider our own journeys toward belonging, challenging us to wonder if the very differences dividing us might bring us together after all.

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah


Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0449817466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity. Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity. From the Hardcover edition.

Christ Kitchen

Loving Women Out of Poverty
Author: Jan Martinez
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
ISBN: 9781937756925
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Christ Kitchen is Jan Martinez's compelling true story of how she turned a horrific personal tragedy into a life dedicated to loving and mentoring women on the outskirts of society. Since 1998 Martinez has operated Christ Kitchen, a succesful nonprofit job-training program in Spokane, Washington. Inspired by the mentoring approach Jesus used with the Samaritan woman at the well, Martinez debunks the stereotypes of homelessness and provides practical steps for overcoming poverty, hopelessness, and the cycle of abuse. Christ Kitchen reveals God's heart for the poor and equips us to share his message with low-income women who have never heard the Gospel, set foot in a church, or felt the love of Christ.

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids


Author: Ron Hall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718095421
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids tells the emotional tale of Denver Moore’s life story, made famous in the New York Times bestselling book Same Kind of Different As Me. “I used to spend a lotta time worryin’ that I was different from other people. . . . But I found out everybody’s different—the same kind of different as me.” Little Denver grew up very poor, and he didn’t get to go to school. As time passed, Denver decided to hop a train to the big city for a different life. That life was also very difficult, and Denver spent many years as a homeless man. But God was faithful and He showed His love for Denver through two people who were very different from him, and He changed the world through their unlikely friendship. This unique children’s book includes Denver’s original art, which will be a touching way to talk about the beautiful message. Parents and children alike will be moved by this powerful story and will never forget the unexpected and life-changing things that can happen when we help somebody. “Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” Previously published as Everybody Can Help Somebody.

The Borrower

A Novel
Author: Rebecca Makkai
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101516089
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2


Author: Elena Favilli,Francesca Cavallo
Publisher: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
ISBN: 9780997895827
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 224
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"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News

Depth of Winter

A Longmire Mystery
Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525522484
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms


Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316075978
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together. The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

The House At Pooh Corner Deluxe Edition


Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101158944
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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This deluxe edition of The House At Pooh Corner is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work and a stunning companion to the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


Author: Kate DiCamillo,Bagram Ibatoulline
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076364367X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 210
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Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.

The Story of Sherwood Forest

One Hundred Years a Detroit Neighborhood
Author: Gail Rodwan
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780692843581
Category: Architecture
Page: 120
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History of Sherwood Forest community in Detroit.

Pint-Sized Prophets

Inspirational Moments That Taught Me We Are All Born to Be Healers
Author: Chuck Dietzen
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599325552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 140
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LIFE LESSONS from TINY TEACHERS From three-year-old Abby s struggle with life-threatening cancer to seventeen-year-old Margie s role as a guardian angel, each of Dr. Chuck Dietzen s young patients has taught him a special lesson about living his own life to the fullest. He feels as though the greatest gift he can give anyone is access to his patients. Pint-Sized Prophets shares poignant, heartfelt and often humorous moments between Dr. Chuck Dietzen and the patients he has treated around the world as a pediatric rehabilitation doctor and founder of the international health organization, Timmy Global Health. Each moment he shares holds a key to unlocking the mystery of living a fuller and more purposeful life. Join him on this journey that will undoubtedly touch the heart and soothe the soul."