June 25, 2017

That Hideous Strength, Book Three of Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

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That Hideous Strength is the final book in C. S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for that force which can find him and bend him to its will. [Read more…]

Perelandra, Book Two of Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

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The second book in C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed Space Trilogy, which also includes Out of the Silent Planet and That Hideous Strength, Perelandra continues the adventures of the extraordinary Dr. Ransom. Pitted against the most destructive of human weaknesses, temptation, the great man must battle evil on a new planet — Perelandra — when it is invaded by a dark force. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man? The outcome of Dr. Ransom’s mighty struggle alone will determine the fate of this peace-loving planet.

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About the Author: C.S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

Out of the Silent Planet, Book One of Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

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Out of the Silent Planet is the first book in C. S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength. Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by aliens and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. Once on the planet, he eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force from one of our best-love writers.

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About the Author: C.S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

Crown & Covenant Series by Douglas Bond

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All 3 volumes of Douglas Bond’s Crown & Covenant Series  revolve around the character of a Scottish boy during the covenanter era. The books weave the stories of John Knox & Samuel Rutherford into these historical fictions of Henty quality. Great for that reluctant reader, showing the excitement of much church history. Recommended for readers 10-15 years of age.

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About the Author: Douglas Bond, author of nearly twenty books for young people and adults, lives with his wife and six children in Washington State. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write.

Personal Recommendation:
I received these books as a gift for Christmas and absolutely LOVED them! I could not put them down. The stories are thrilling, action packed, and educational at the same time. I would recommend these books to anyone to read. -Haley

Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana von Stolberg by Ethel Herr

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In Dr. Oma, Juliana von Stolberg (1506 – 1580) the Queen Mother of the Netherlands is cherished by the Dutch people as a wise and gifted healer. Juliana gains an able apprentice when her granddaughter Maria comes to live with her. Will Maria learn to trust her fears to God while her father, the courageous William of Orange, fights to free Holland from Spanish rule? Will one woman’s belief save the Netherlands and change the world?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

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Against the Tide by Hope Irvin Marston

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In the book Against the Tide Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demands for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, lover for her sweetheart, and the hopes for future happiness rule her heart?

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The Chronicles of Narnia Set by C.S. Lewis

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The complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia has been a well beloved classic set that has sold over 100 million copies and been published in several different languages! These well beloved classics of children’s literature written by C.S. Lewis for Children are allegories of the Christian walk and what Christ has done for us. These books should be a must read for any child! -Haley Dempsey

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C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

A Cup of Cold Water by Christine Farenhorst

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Join Edith and her dog Reddie through an exciting, fascinating read in Christine Farenhorst’s book A Cup of Cold Water. “The secret password is yorc,” the princess whispered. Edith longed for her girlhood in England, when her secrets had been kept safe by her dog Reddie. But now in God’s timing, Edith is director of a nursing school in Belgium. Caught in the turmoil of World War I, Edith finds herself surrounded by enemy spies. As a nurse protected by the Red Cross, will Edith turn her back on the allied soldiers who desperately need her help?

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Wings like a Dove by Christine Farenhorst

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In the book Wings like a Dove, Jeanne d’Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517–1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny Kingdom of Navarre, Queen Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the very nose of Catherine de Medicis’s henchmen or save her own life?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

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Hostage Lands by Douglas Bond

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Join Neil Perkins, Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, in the book “‘Hostage Lands” as he uncovers a story of usurpation, treachery, and betrayal. After unearthing an ancient Roman manuscript, Neil dedicates himself to studying Latin and translates this exciting story from the third century . . . Disaffected centurion Rusticus serves Rome at Hadrian’s Wall, an unruly frontier. He is saved from massacre by Cadwal, a Celt who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum.

Readers will learn the differences between ancient paganism and the primal Christian faith practiced in third-century Britain by only a remnant. They, along with Neil, will begin a more thoughtful approach to life as they reckon with all they have learned.

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About the Author: Douglas Bond teaches English at Covenant High School in Tacoma, Washington, and is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Bond lives with his wife, two daughters, and four sons in Washington state.