The Sun Does Shine

Cori’s Pick: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton In 1985, at the age of 29, Anthony Ray Hinton is arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama and sentenced to death by electrocution. At first glance of this statement, you may think that the punishment fits the crime.  That he…

God Came Near

Dallas’ Pick: God came Near by Max Lucado Max Lucado has made a life from writing Christian inspirational books. I have read a few of them and I am attempting to read even more of his work. Lucado has a way of explaining God and His wonderful creations into everyday terms that are easier for…

Educated

Cori’s Pick: Educated by Tara Westover Wow.  For every page I turned in this book, that was my reaction….just, wow. Tara Westover’s new memoir, Educated will make you realize what it truly means to prevail.  To overcome.  To succeed….even though Tara herself did not often feel triumphant. Tara was born on a mountain in rural…

Project Semicolon

Dallas’ Pick: Project Semicolon by Amy Bleul The Semicolon project started in 2013 to help people battling with mental illness. The Semicolon represents that it may be bad right now but does not mean this has to be the end just like in grammar, a semicolon means the thought is not over.  Over the years…

I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

Dallas’ Pick: I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis I have read a few different I Survived books, which I do truly enjoy and recommend to most children that come in and say they enjoy historical events. I myself love history so no matter if it is Fiction or non-fiction I have…

Ana’s Story

Dallas’ Pick: Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush By the age of sixteen Ana has had a child, lived with four different relatives, found out she has HIV AIDS, outlived her mother and father, been sexually assaulted, abused, and lived in two different group homes. This book is a nonfiction book but the names were changed…

Every Body Yoga

Jane’s Pick: Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley: I recently have gone back to an (almost) daily yoga practice and part of the reason for my newly inspired passion is discovering Stanley’s book. I had been dappling in doing yoga, but not really getting anything out of it. Jessamyn’s way of teaching really opened my…

Looking for Lovely

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Lovely by Annie F Downs Have you ever been so down in the dumps and just didn’t know where to turn? Looking for Lovely has you covered. Annie Downs is a Christian writer who has been through pretty much every negative event you could think of. Between addictions to death to…

Working Stiff

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, MD   Judy Melinek presents an engrossing look at her training in to be a medical examiner in the New York City Office of the Medical Examiner. She carefully explains procedures and duties performed by those involved with death investigation. This includes autopsies, investigating death scenes and counseling those grieving relatives…

Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart

Dallas’ Pick: Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart by J.D. Greear This is not a normal book I would read. I typically stick to fiction books and since I work in the Children’s Department I tend to read more children’s books. That being said Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart was a very good book….