14 Faithful Followers
Lloyd Penner. Are we the same kind of Christians as those of ancient times? Read these 14 biographical sketches about people living between the first and the 20th centuries. There is much information about their everyday lives and how they accepted the faith, passing it down to the present generations. The reading level is not difficult, and some older folk may find some familiar names. 186 pages; paperback.
The Bible says, "For no man ever yet hated himself" (Eph 5:29). Still, many of us are convinced that there is much about ourselves to dislike. In "As Is" Larissa Koehn shares her journey of accepting herself as God made her. In this down-to-earth book, she explores three facets of life that we all face: The Ugly: the lies I tell myself: I'm a failure as a mother; I'm not good. The Real: I get impatient with my children; I'm not as good as I wish I would be. The Beautiful: God loves me with my imperfections; God gave these children to me because He knew I needed them and they needed me; God made me just like He wanted me. Paperback; 117 pages.
Velina Showalter. At the age of two, the doctor breaks the news that Martha will someday become blind. Follow Martha as she goes through school, finds a job, and rides a bike to work. Although Martha eventually becomes completely blind and must use a guide dog, she lives on her own independently and joyfully. A nicely illustrated story. Ages 8-12; 47 pages; paperback; TGS International.
Bread Upon the Waters
Elizabeth Wagler. This is the life story of Gertel Wagner, a woman with a big heart who cares for an ailing husband and numerous children in Belize. God blesses her trust in Him. “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days” (Eccles. 11:1). This book gives a good description of village life in Belize. 332 pages; paperback; TGS International.
Faithful at 50
What do you expect as you near the age of fifty? Are you wistfully looking over your shoulder at what used to be? Or are you looking forward with anticipation? "Faithful at Fifty" speaks to mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, single women-to any woman adapting to life's changing roles. Readers older or younger than fifty will also be challenged to treasure their relationship with Jesus and to faithfully order their activities to enhance that relationship. 178 pages; paperback.
Getting Along at Work
Caleb Crider. If you want to nurture good relationships at work, this book is for you. This book talks about the challenges of working with others and the blessings in store for those who apply biblical principles to those relationships. Topics covered include realistic expectations, taking responsibility, humility, apologizing, respecting your coworkers, and pleasing your boss. The last part of the book includes case studies of Daniel from the Bible, Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet, and a group of miners trapped below ground together for many days. 150 pages; paper; Carlisle Press.
God and the Search
Lyle and Ethel Hostetler. Twenty years after their 15-year-old son Tom disappeared, the Hostetlers reflect upon the agonizing time of searching for him. After some days, Tom’s body was found, but their questions were left unanswered. They tell how God cared for their family during this difficult time. 124 pages; paperback; L & E Family Books.
God’s Secret Agent
Diane Yoder. Nicu grew up in Romania but has moved to Germany. He wants to serve God in any capacity he can, but he did not anticipate an assignment full of danger and sleepless nights. After the government closes the borders of his home country to foreign aid, Nicu begins operating as a secret agent, smuggling in food as well as forbidden Bibles. 256 pages; paperback; TGS International.
Great-Grandfather’s Diary: Tobias A. Unruh
Diary of Tobias A. Unruh, compiled and originally published by Abe J. Unruh. This booklet contains entries from the diary of Tobias A. Unruh about the journey to America. Tobias Unruh was one of a group of delegates appointed to investigate locations for settlement by Mennonites from Russia and East Prussia. The first part has entries from the travels of April to August 1873. The second part has entries from the immigration during July 1874 to January 1875. Tobias Unruh's concern for their spiritual welfare is shown in his remarks. 36 pages.
Home on the Blue Ridge
Pablo Yoder. This book continues the story begun in Home on the Rock Pile. The Yoders begin operating Faith Mission Home for disabled children. Their two-story house on the property and the surrounding area is the setting for most of the stories in this book. Fishing for trout, fussing with siblings, and searching for lost Rosie; all of this and more is packed into this book. A good book to read as a family and for children ages 8-14. 345 pages; paper; Christian Light Publications.