Category Archives: Adult Non-Fiction

Alcoholics Anonymous

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Author Alcoholics Anonymous

Title Alcoholics Anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.

Publisher New York : AA World Service Inc : c1976.

Edition 3rd ed.

Description xxx, 575 pages ; 22 cm

Summary The history and methods used by members of Alcoholics Anonymous for not drinking.

As the book states, “”Anyone can get sober. . .the trick is to live sober.”

 

Subject Alcoholism — Treatment.

Alcoholics — Rehabilitation.

Alcoholics Anonymous.

Psychology, Religious.

Twelve-step programs

 

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Rosenthal – Not with my life I don’t

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Author Rosenthal, Howard

Title Not with my life I don’t : preventing your suicide and that of others

Publisher Muncie, Ind. : Accelerated Development, c1988.

Description vi, 226 pages ; 23 cm

Bibliography pp. 223-224

Summary  Discusses the causes of suicide and how it may be prevented. Also examines suicidal behavior and how a person’s will may be used to save his own or another’s life.

Subject Suicide — United States — Juvenile literature.

Suicide –Prevention — United States — Juvenile literature.

Teenagers — Suicidal behavior — United States — Juvenile literature.

Self-help techniques — Juvenile literature.

Suicide.

Suicide –prevention and control

ISBN 0915202778 (pbk.) : $15.95

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Tucker – Christian speaker’s treasury

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Author Tucker, Ruth

Title The Christian speaker’s treasury : a sourcebook of anecdotes and quotes

Publisher San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1989.

Description 391 pages ; 22 cm

Summary  A reference of quotes and anecdotes predominantly on women’s subjects/women’s issues.

Subject Homiletical illustrations

Christistianity — Women

ISBN 9780062508621

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Tillich – Courage to be

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Author Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965

Title The courage to be

Publisher New Haven Conn. : Yale University Press, 1952

Description xxxiii, 197 p. ; 20 cm.

Contents Being and courage — Being, nonbeing, and anxiety — Pathological anxiety, vitality, and courage — Courage and participation (the courage to be as a part) — Courage and individualization (the courage to be oneself) — Courage and transcendence (the courage to accept acceptance).

Subject Courage

Ontology

Anxiety

Existentialism.

 

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Kazantzakis – Last temptation of Christ

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Author Kazantzakis, Nikos

Title Last temptation of Christ

Publisher New York : Simon and Schuster, 1960

Description 506 pages ; 22 cm

Summary The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other-subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ’s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men.

This book was given a non-fiction number for discussion purposes.

Subject Bible — New Testament — History of biblical events — Fiction

Jesus Christ — Fiction

Jesus Christ.

ISBN 08028718369780802871831

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Lewis – God in the dock

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Author Lewis, Clive Staples

Title God in the dock: essays on theology and ethics

Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 1995, c1970.

Description 346 pages ; 22 cm

Summary God in the Dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963. Ranging from popular newspaper articles to learned defenses of the faith, these pieces cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, the role of women in the church, and ethics and politics. Many represent Lewis’s first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books.

Subject Theology.

Christian ethics.

Apologetics.

ISBN 08028718369780802871831

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Surratt – Multi-site church revolution

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Author Surratt, Geoff.

Title The multi-site church revolution : being one church– in many locations / Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird

Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2006.

Description 223 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Series The leadership network innovation series.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-214) and indexes.

Summary Shows what healthy multi-site churches look like in four parts: Birth of the multi-site movement; How to become one church in many locations; What makes multi-site work best; Why extend further and reach more people?

Subject Church facilities management

Church planning

Additional author Ligon, Greg

Bird, Warren

ISBN 9780310270157

 

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