A Flame Forever Bright
Claudia Esh. The story of Dirk Willems rescuing his pursuer who fell through the ice is one of the best-known stories in the Martyrs Mirror. However, almost nothing is known about Willems’s life prior to his arrest and being burned at the stake. A Flame Forever Bright weaves the basic facts of the life of Dirk Willems into a fictional narrative to tell his story through the eyes of his younger sister Lucia. Set in Holland in the 1500s. 136 pages; paperback; TGS International.
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Friend Penn
Rebecca Newswanger. This short book with colorful pictures helps children visualize the story of William Penn, Jr. Against his wealthy father's wishes, he joined the plain and simple Quakers. After his father's death, Penn used his inheritance to acquire land in the New World where people could live in peace and worship God. This book describes his kind and fair dealings with the Indians. Ages 8-10; 59 pages; paperback; TGS International.
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Lost in the Barrens
Farley Mowat. When Awasin and Jamie's canoe is destroyed by the rapids, they must face the wilderness with no food and no hope of rescue. To survive, they build an igloo, battle a grizzly bear, track several wolves, and slaughter caribou for food and clothing. The two lost huskies they tame bring companionship and possibly a way home from their dangerous adventure. 192 pages; paperback; Bantam Books.
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Merriam-Webster’s School Thesaurus
Suitable for classroom use with more than 154,000 word choices and 37,000 usage examples. 1007 pages; hardcover; Merriam-Webster Inc.
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Ready Bible Answers
George R. Brunk. The first three editions of this book appeared under the title Ready Scriptural Reasons. It covers 32 topics in question-­and-answer form, such as becoming a Christian, ordinances, the devotional covering, marriage, nonconformity to the world, and more. 180 pages; paper; Sword and Trumpet.
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The Love of God
Oswald Chambers. The author of this book searches the Bible deeply to discover treasures that enhance spiritual growth. Those treasures include the richness of Scripture, the reality of faith at work, and intimacy with God. It challenges Christians to step back and consider what their commitment to the Lord means in practical terms. Readers desiring deeper study will enjoy this book. From the author of My Utmost for His Highest. 121 pages; paperback; Discovery House Publishers.
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