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1 GRT LOVE

1 GRT LOVE

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Anticipate, wonder, and rejoice during the sacred days of Advent and Christmas with this elegant keepsake volume of stories, poems, prayers, and art from beloved writers and artists through the centuries.

This beautifully designed gift book weaves together some of the most cherished literature, scriptures, poems, and songs celebrating the sacred season of Advent and Christmas. From the ancient words of the prophet Isaiah to the timeless writings of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Henry Van Dyke, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, G.K. Chesterton, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Gayle Boss, and Nikki Grimes, The Advent and Christmas Treasury provides a diverse and delightful assortment of readings to inspire reflection and bring us back to the real meaning of Christmas.

Perfect for reading aloud as a family, giving to a neighbor, friend, or fellow literature-lover, or simply reading on your own with coffee in hand, this book is an invitation to a slower, more meaningful approach to the season of hope.

An ECPA 2023 Christmas Bestseller!

1001 THINGS EVERY COL STUDENT

1001 THINGS EVERY COL STUDENT

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What things does every college student need to know? In 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, Harry H. Harrison Jr. provides practical advice ranging from classroom enrollment, living on campus, study habits, and more, that every student and parent will benefit from.

This book is a solid gift if you know a college student that needs a little wisdom about:

  • Financial advice while attending school
  • Handling parental expectations and being away from home
  • Taking care of your mental health and maintaining your faith
  • Taking and mastering multiple choice tests
  • Creating healthy relationships with your professors
  • Selecting classes, surviving campus life, and writing a college paper
  • Participating in groups and handling various personality types
  • College students will appreciate the author's witty yet relatable tone. 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know is a great resource for high school graduates and new college students.

    33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY

    33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY

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    From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the popular book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Bl. Pope John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.
    Adventure Bible for Early Readers-NIRV (Revised)

    Adventure Bible for Early Readers-NIRV (Revised)

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    Take early readers on an adventure through God's Word with the #1 Bible for kids!

    The bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible(R) for Early Readers gets kids 6-10 excited about God's Word! They will be captivated with the full-color features that make reading Scripture and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way they'll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, they'll grow closer in their relationship with God.

    This Bible includes the complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level and based on the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is perfect for children learning to read and explore the Bible for the first time on their own.

    Over 10 million copies within the Adventure Bible(R) brand have been sold. The Adventure Bible is recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids!

    Features include:

  • Complete text of the easy-to-read New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible
  • Full-color design throughout - Makes learning about the people, places, and culture of the Bible even more engaging
  • Life in Bible Times - Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
  • Words to Treasure - Highlights great verses to memorize
  • Did You Know? - Interesting facts help you understand God's Word and the life of faith
  • People in Bible Times - Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
  • Live It! - Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
  • Twenty special pages - Focus on topics such as famous people of the Bible, highlights of the life of Jesus, how to pray, and the love passage for kids, all with a jungle safari theme
  • Book introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible
  • Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
  • Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
  • 9-point font size
  • AFTER THE SHADOWS

    AFTER THE SHADOWS

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    A brighter future awaits--if she can escape the shadows of the past

    Emily Leland sheds no tears when her abusive husband is killed in a bar fight, but what awaits her back home in Sweetwater Crossing is far from the welcome and comfort she expected. First she discovers her father has died under mysterious circumstances. Then the house where the new schoolteacher and his son are supposed to board burns, leaving them homeless. When Emily proposes turning the family home into a boardinghouse, her sister is so incensed that she leaves town.

    Alone and broke, her family name sullied by controversy, Emily is determined to solve the mystery of her father's death--and to aid Craig Ferguson, despite her fears of men. The widowed schoolmaster proves to be a devoted father, an innovative teacher, and an unexpected ally. Together they must work to unmask a killer and escape the shadows of their own pasts in order to forge a brighter future.

    Bestselling author Amanda Cabot transports you to 1880s Texas Hill Country for a brand-new series that will have you flipping pages to solve the mystery and get to the happily-ever-after you long for.

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    "Cabot is becoming a must-buy. Her sensitivity and realistic portrayal of characters often on the margins of history really shine in this new historical series."--Library Journal starred review

    "Cabot skillfully links diverse plotlines in a tightly woven narrative, putting forth an uplifting message about the value of all human life that's moving without detracting from the plot's suspense."--Publishers Weekly











    ALL CREATION WAITS -- GIFT /E

    ALL CREATION WAITS -- GIFT /E

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    A special gift edition of the bestselling book for Advent that reveals the wisdom and wonder of animals in the natural world

    In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of the northern hemisphere ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes. Short, daily reflections capture in vivid detail the intricate and astonishing ways that familiar animals, from the honeybee to the porcupine, prepare for winter. Each day's reading is paired with a charming original woodcut illustration. Anyone who feels tired of the consumer hype of "the holiday season" will be refreshed and awakened to the eternal truth the natural world reveals.

    This special gift edition:

  • Includes a new introduction, with suggestions for how the book can be used during Advent

  • Features inspirational thoughts from men and women through the ages - scientists, poets, and philosophers - who have found God through the beauty of creation

  • Includes an Afterword, bringing readers up to date on what has happened since All Creation Waits was first published

  • Invites quiet reflection during an often-chaotic holiday season

  • Prompts meaningful conversations between children and adults, church groups, book clubs, creation care classes, and much more

  • Written with quiet passion and backed by extensive research, All Creation Waits has captured the minds and hearts of thousands of readers of all ages, from children to adults. Gayle Boss invites us to realize that God can be known in all creatures, and that paying attention to these creatures makes us more fully human, more fully ourselves.

    "The practice of Advent has always been about helping us to grasp the mystery of a new beginning out of what looks like death. Other-than-human creatures--sprung, like us, from the Source of Life--manifest this mystery without question or doubt. The more I'm with animals and the more I learn about them, the more I know they can be more than our companions on this planet. They can be our guides. They can be to us 'a book about God...a word of God, ' the God who comes, even in the darkest season, to bring us a new beginning." --from All Creation Waits

    ALL THAT IS SECRET

    ALL THAT IS SECRET

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    2022 Christy Award Winner!
    Stephen Curry's March 2022 Literati Book Club Pick
    Parade Magazine pick for Fall 2021 "Mysteries We Love"
    PBS Masterpiece's "Best Mystery Books of 2021: As Recommended by Bestselling Authors"
    CrimeReads "Best Debut Novels" pick for October 2021
    BookBub's "16 Best Historical Mysteries of 2021"

    From award-winning author Patricia Raybon comes a compelling new historical mystery series about a young Black theologian--and Sherlock fan--seeking to solve her father's cold case murder in a city ruled by the KKK.








    Can an amateur detective solve the cold case mystery of her lost father's murder? In the winter of 1923, Professor Annalee Spain--a clever but overworked theologian at a small Chicago Bible college--receives a cryptic telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the mystery of the murder of her beloved but estranged father.

    For a young Black woman, searching for answers in a city ruled by the KKK could mean real danger. Still, with her literary hero Sherlock Holmes as inspiration, Annalee launches her hunt for clues, attracting two surprising allies: Eddie, a relentless young white boy searching for his missing father, and Jack, a handsome Black pastor who loves nightclub dancing and rides in his sporty car, awakening Annalee's heart to the surprising highs and lows of romantic love.

    With their help, Annalee follows clues that land her among Denver's powerful elite. But when their sleuthing unravels sinister motives and deep secrets, Annalee confronts the dangerous truths and beliefs that could make her a victim too.





    Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

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    ANTHOLOGY

    ANTHOLOGY

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    Vettius Valens was an astrologer who lived in Alexandria, Egypt in the middle of the second century. His Anthology is a collection of instructional texts on astrology that he wrote for his students in Greek.

    The Anthology is the single most important surviving source for understanding what the practice of astrology was like in ancient times, because Valens included more than one hundred examples in order to demonstrate how birth charts were interpreted in antiquity. This publication marks the first time that the entirety of the Anthology has ever been translated into English.

    Mark T. Riley is a retired Classics professor who taught at California State University, in Sacramento. He spent a period of his career studying the surviving works of Greco-Roman astrologers, and authored several academic papers on Claudius Ptolemy and Vettius Valens.

    This book includes a full translation of all 9 surviving books of the Anthology, along with diagrams inserted into the text to help visualize each of Valens' chart examples. The book also includes an extensive survey by Mark Riley of what is known about Valens' life and work, as well as a foreword by Chris Brennan.

    ANTIFRAGILE

    ANTIFRAGILE

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    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.

    Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls "antifragile" is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish.

    In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.

    Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call "efficient" not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the Titanic save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear.

    Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.

    Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb's message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it.

    Praise for Antifragile

    "Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining."--The Economist

    "A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives."--Newsweek