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Archive for December, 2010

Green Like God

Green Like God book coverJoyce of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet by Jonathan Merritt:

If you ever hiked the John Muir trail, read Thoreau’s Walden or appreciated the photography of Ansel Adams, you have been exposed to some of the pioneers of the American environmental movement. Their experiences, writings, and photographs have moved generations to action.  Unfortunately, the Christian community is a late-comer to this cause. Jonathan Merritt’s challenge is this: if we say we love the Creator, then we should take care of His creation. He asks the question, if the earth declares the glory of God, then are our actions silencing his voice? If you are looking for an interesting perspective on the green movement, check out this thought-provoking book!

By MPPL on December 9, 2010 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Donna S.’s Pick: Politically Correct Holiday Stories

Donna S staff pick photoPolitically Correct Holiday Stories
by James Finn Garner puts a new spin on the holidays. Rudolph, the nasal, empowered reindeer, negotiates better working conditions from Santa. Then there is “’Twas the night before Solstice and all through the co-op not a creature was messing the calm status quo up.” Happy holidays!

By MPPL on December 7, 2010 Categories: Books, Humor, Picks by Donna, Staff Picks

I Hereby Confess

Secret Society Girl book coverI am a member of one of the most infamous secret societies in the world.  It wasn’t my idea, but these aren’t the kind of people that you refuse.  So when I was subjected to interrogation and initiation, I accepted.  Who wouldn’t?  Especially as one of the first women to be tapped for Rose & Grave, I couldn’t resist.  If only I’d known what I was in for, I might not have chosen this as the one time in my life I didn’t overthink.  Our loyalty to the society supersedes everything else in our life – our families, our friendships, even our love lives.  I’ve already said too much, but you can read the juicy details in Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund.

By MPPL on December 6, 2010 Categories: Books

Epic Revenge and Unlimited Treasure

The Count of Monte Cristo audiobook cover Edmond Dantès spent over ten years in prison as an innocent man. While there Edmond met a mad priest who refined the young sea captain – teaching Edmond languages, sciences, swordsmanship and more. Together they planned to escape, but only Edmond makes it out of prison alive. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is not only the story of Edmond Dantès’ imprisonment and escape, but of his intricately plotted and patient vengeance on the three men responsible for his confinement. Richard Matthews narrates the audio version of this adventure tale full of smugglers, poisonings, betrayed royalty, long-forgotten treasure, lost loves, corruption and redemption.

By MPPL on December 2, 2010 Categories: Audiobooks, Literary