Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
This is the true story of Colton Burpo, a 4-year old son of a pastor who slips from consciousness and enters heaven during surgery. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. Colten shared impossible-to-know details about his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colten was born. Told by his father, often in Colton's own words, the simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.
How Great is Our God by Louie Giglio
This movie illustrates the amazing wonder of how God created the earth and your life as a miracle and comforts you by letting you know that God truly knows everything about you and your situations and he promises to carry you through your darkest times if you have faith. Giglio teaches the viewer that though the journey may not be easy and life may include pain and chaos, ultimately there is light at the end of the tunnel. Approx. 40 minutes.
Indescribable by Louie Giglio
This DVD illustrates the vast amount of work God has done to create such a huge world, and reminds us that even though we may feel small in the midst of it all, God knows all of us by name. Viewers are reminded that we matter so much to him that God sent His Son to our planet to save us from our sins and reconnect with us. This movie allows the viewer to peer into God’s universe to discover the magnitude of His greatness and grace. Approx. 43 minutes. Come and check out us out after our morning service!
YOUNG ADULT FICTION:
Dark Blue by Melody Carlson: Kara and Jordan have been best friends since kindergarten, until Jordan started hanging out with a “cool” crowd. Kara feels abandoned by everyone--even God. Yet, these dark blue days contain a life-changing secret Kara has the chance to discover about herself.
Dragons in Our Midst (Books 1 -4) by Bryan Davis: This contemporary fantasy gives young readers all the adventure and excitement they love while opening their eyes to great themes such as faith, courage, wisdom, and redemption. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into a world of knights and dragons. Series: #1 Raising Dragons, #2 Candlestone, #3 Circles of Seven, #4 Tears of a Dragon.
Oracles of Fire (Books 1 -4) by Bryan Davis: The heart-stopping prequel to the Dragons in Our Midst series! Learn how the mythical winged creatures survived the flood---and discover the evil force that led to their demise. This series will captivate young and old alike, challenging readers to search within for answers to the mysteries in their own hearts. Series: #1Eye of the Oracle, #2 Enoch’s Ghost, #3 Last of the Nephilim, #4 The Bones of Makaidos.
Masters and Slayers by Bryan Davis: In book 1 of the Reflections of Starlight series, the dragons of Starlight have been enslaving humans for over a century. Finally, warrior Adrian Masters and sword maiden Marcelle vow to find the mysterious portal where the Lost Ones disappeared---and save the slaves.
Unthinkable by Scott Rigsby: After losing his legs in a car accident at 18, Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to become the first double-leg amputee to complete the gruelling Ironman Triathlon. Rigsby tells of his courageous and inspiring journey of faith.
Have a New Husband by Friday by Kevin Leman: Leman shows women how a few changes in attitude, behaviour, and communication style can revolutionize their marriages and bring out the very best in their husbands. Leman's popular common sense method sprinkled with his humorous wit makes his advice to women irresistible and easy to read.
Shattered: struck down but not destroyed by Frank Pastore: Pastore was enjoying life as a major league pitcher until a line drive shattered his elbow. Searching for answers, the friendship of Christian teammates started him down a path toward Jesus. Candid and humorous, Frank shares truths about life, baseball, and relating to a God who has his own plans.
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey: In 2004 Kevin and his son, Alex, suffered a terrible car crash. Alex was seriously injured and in a coma for 7 weeks. When he awoke, Alex had an incredible story to share, talking about the accident scene, the hospital, and being taken to heaven by angels. This is their remarkable story of hope, miracles and a family's love.
It's Time to Be Bold by Michael W. Smith: This book is a call to commitment for all believers, a cry rallying youth to follow Christ's example. Using events in his own life, Smith discusses the issues of living out extreme faith including the importance of Christian friends, standing against Satan's attacks, using crises as stepping stones to deeper faith, getting into the Word and growing in a lifestyle of prayer
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore: Moore grew up a modern-day slave in Louisiana in the 1960's. Ron Hall is an international arts dealer. These two are unlikely to meet, until Ron's wife Deborah meets Denver. When Deborah is diagnosed with cancer she charges Ron with saving Denver, leading to an extraordinary friendship.
Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul: A collection of personal experience articles, short stories and poems written by Christian authors, Hot Apple Cider has a unique character and content. The stories range from humorous to those dealing with serious issues such as the death of a child or spouse, cancer, infertility, loneliness and family conflicts.
Nightshade (Discarded Heroes #1) by Ronie Kendig: Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, former Navy SEAL Max finds himself in a new battle to save his family. How can he protect his wife from a dangerous enemy when she wants him out of the house?
Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer: With their eldest son about to be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America. But tragedy strikes during the voyage - can they maintain their faith in a new land?
The Sword (Chiveis Trilogy #1) by Bryan M. Litfin: 400 years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroy the world, the kingdom of Chiveis emerges where the people live a medieval lifestyle with little knowledge of the "ancient" world. What will happen when a young army scout stumbles across a strange book called the Bible.
Pearl of China by Anchee Min: Based on the life of Pearl S. Buck, the Pulitzer- and Nobel Prize-winning writer and humanitarian activist, this is a poignant story of the friendship of a lifetime. Anchee Min brings to life a courageous, passionate woman who loved the country of her childhood and who has been hailed in China as a modern heroine.
Overcoming Emotions that Destroy by Chip Ingram: This encouraging and practical book shows how many emotions lead to anger, and many emotions follow from it. As we deal with our anger, we deal with the primary cause for all emotions that destroy. Readers also learn the difference between good and bad anger, how to gain control of it, and how to direct it toward constructive ends.
From We to Me: embracing life again after the death or divorce of a spouse by Susan Zonnebeltl-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries: While we don’t like to think about it, marriages eventually do come to an end, either with the death of a spouse or tragically through divorce. This book offers a unique self-help, psychological, and spiritual guide for helping either the widowed or divorced to redefine and reinvest in life.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION:
True Colours Series by Melody Carlson: Harsh Pink: Kendra, the most popular girl in school, decides to make Reagan part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price. Harsh Pink goes deeper into important teen issues, such as peer pressure, relationships, identity, and values.
Moon White: Heathers curiosity in Wicca brings new confidence and reassurance but alienates her from others. Even so, this enchanting path seems harmless, even helpful. This book discusses spiritual warfare, tragedy, anger, and more.
Wally McDoogle books By Bill Myers My Life as a Bigfoot Breath Mint: Wally McDoogle, our boy blunder, gets his big break to star with his Uncle Max in the famous Fantasmo World stunt show. Uncle Max is everything Wally longs to be. . . Or so it appears. Unfortunately, Fantasmo World will never be the same as Wally discovers the truth and learns who the real hero in his life is.
My Life as a Busted-Up Basketball Backboard: Slicko-Ricko's Advertising Agency claims they can make the dorkiest human in the world the most famous. And of course, no one qualifies like our boy blunder. Soon he starts in his own "A Day in the Life" TV series but it isn’t until he becomes the star player for his junior high school basketball team that our hero finally learns that being famous isn’t all it’s cut out to be.\
Faith Like Potatoes: ” Where there's love, there's hope. Adapted from the best-selling autobiography Faith like Potatoes, this inspirational film weaves together the moving journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith - unseen until the harvest. This powerful DVD includes God's Farmer, a gripping, 54-minute documentary on the real life of Angus Buchan. PG. 116 minutes.
To Save a Life: Jake Taylor has it all---popularity, a basketball scholarship, and a beautiful girlfriend. But when Roger, Jake's childhood friend, walks onto campus with a gun in his pocket, his tragic actions rock Jake's world. Could Jake have saved him? Will seeking the answer cost him his dreams and his girl? PG-13. 120 minutes.
Veggie Tales: Lessons from the Sock Drawer: When Edmond Storch loses his pet hamster after he accidentally left the top off its cage, he writes to Bob and Larry for advice. Larry decides it's time to dig into the "Veggie Vault" to find a solution. Watch as they come across terrific short stories, and a sock puppet and a story-telling donkey and discover that it's important to have a happy heart and a cheerful mind. 79 minutes.
The Jesus Movie (Read and Share Bible): Introduce your little ones to the greatest story ever told! Based on the Read and Share Bible, this engaging 3-D animated film transports kids to the first century to witness the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 3- to 7-year-olds. 80 minutes.
Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer: Alexander Madison is part lawyer, pastor, and con artist. When a Muslim imam is accused of instigating honor killings, Alex must decide whether to take the case that every other lawyer in town is running away from.
The Last Operative by Jerry Jenkins: Jordan Kirkwood wants to go quietly into the sunset. His career as an NSA intelligence officer has taken a significant toll on his family and he wanted to be a tourist in Europe with his wife. But, during the recent mission to Germany, he learned of a grave threat involving someone inside the NSA….
Rediscovering Values by Jim Wallis: Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim Wallis says the right question to ask is How will this crisis change us? Wallis provides a moral compass for this new economy.
A Grace Disguised: how the soul grows through loss by Jerry Sittser: Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser; a tragic car accident claimed his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. A revised edition of A Grace Disguised, this book plumbs the depths of our sorrows, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love.
Friendship at the Margins by Christopher Heurertz and Christine Pohl: In our anonymous, dehumanized world, the practice of friendship is radically countercultural. When we befriend those on the margins of society by practicing hospitality, we create communities where righteousness and justice can be lived out.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION:
The Last Thing I remember (The Homelanders Book 1) by Andrew Klavan: Charlie West just woke up in someone else’s nightmare. He’s strapped to a chair. He’s covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?
True Colours Series by Melody Carlson - Faded Denim: All of Emily’s friends seem so perfect: skinny and pretty and fun and flirty. Emily loathes her slightly overweight body, and as her secret bitterness begins to eat away at her soul. Faded Denim takes a serious look at the important issues of body image and eating disorders.
Project: Girl Power by Melody Carlson: Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at Harbor View. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place keeps them together. Book 1 in a new series, in this book bullies knock Emily from her bike, so the girls start walking together because there's safety in numbers and they set out to beautify Harbor View.
Wally McDoogle: My Life as Invisible Intestines By Bill Myers When Wally first becomes invisible, it’s great fun. Now he can do whatever he wants, but the fun and games are short lived when everybody begins pursuing him. Soon Wally is stumbling and staggering through his greatest misadventure ever . . . until he finally learns that honesty really is the best policy
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry: Best buddies Dustin, Albert, and Mark are 12 year olds looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75 year old Jonathan Sperry, a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. PG. 96 minutes.
Veggie Tales: It's a Meaningful Life: The Salad Bowl is Stewart's biggest chance to become a star football player. But one botched play crushes his dreams---and he returns home to run his father's toy train factory. But everything changes the day he boards a mysterious train. Where will it stop? And will Stewart discover his life's true purpose? 45 minutes.
Tails of the Ark: Honk if you're special: A delightful and entertaining story about ”HONK” a young goose whose famous story is shared by the animals who are onboard the Ark. Children discover the zany world of Noah and his favorite furry friends as they learn of the purpose God has for everyone’s life! Suitable for kids of all ages, but 2-8 year olds will appreciate it the most.
Things we couldn’t say by Diet Eman is the inspiring true story of Diet Eman, a young Dutch woman, who with her fiancé, risked everything to rescue imperiled Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland during WW II.
Red Rock Mysteries is a junior fiction series that features twins Bryce and Ashley Timberline in a series of adventures
Winnie: the Horse Gentler is a junior fiction series about 12 year old Winnie Willis who loves horses just like her mother did, who passed away two years ago.
Horsefeathers is another horse series by Dandi Mackall and features 14 year old Sarah Coop.
Camp Club Girls and the Mystery at Discovery Lake is the story of six girls who are roommates at summer camp and get involved in a decades-old mystery (junior fiction).