Christian Faith

Letter to My Daughter

By Maya Angelou

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"Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a 'lifelong endeavor,' or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice--Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family."

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Soul Food and Living Water: Spiritual Nourishment and Practical Help for the Black Family

By Yoland Powell and William J. Powell

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"As God-conscious families, we all struggle to maintain a vibrant faith that will lead to strength and happiness in the midst of declining social values and daily challenges. Marital commitment, child rearing, financial stewardship and family harmony are problems that can become intensely magnified, draining our joy and ability to sufficiently thrive. Overflowing with Biblical teaching, practical examples and real encouragement, Soul Food and Living Water provides the spritual nourishment you and your family need. Written in culturally sensitive language, reflecting the rich heritage and strong's faith of African Americans, Soul Food and Living Water refreshes and equips families for today's challenges."

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True Vine: A Young Black Man's Journey of Faith, Hope, and Clarity

By John W. Fountain

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John Fountain grew up surrounded by a caring, religious family who believed in him, but that didn't stop him from finding the familiar track of early fatherhood and college drop-out. His family's faith brought him out of the spiral and on the road to becoming an award-winning journalist for the New York Times.

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On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life without Bessie

By Sarah L. Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

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The surviving sister of the pair whose story was told in Having Our Say recounts her transition from mourning the loss of her sister, Bessie, to a renewed zest for life, symbolized by Bessie's flower garden.

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Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

By C.S. Lewis

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Born in Ireland in 1898, C.S. Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where he was a contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien, among others. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. One of the most gifted and influential Christian writers of our time, he is also celebrated for his Narnia Chronicles and his literary criticism and science fiction.

In this book Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity.

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100 Ways to Simplify Your Life

By Joyce Meyer

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"By living to glorify God, and letting go of what lies behind, you have the power to change your live. Meyer shows you one hundred ways to immediately improve your life, and let God help you live a simple life." (Publisher's description)
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Spiritual Simplicity: Simplify Your Life and Enrich Your Soul

By David Yount

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"A practical guide to spiritual discovery through simplifying one's daily life, this book is written for men and women of all ages and beliefs who find the stresses of contemporary life to be overwhelming at times. Filled with inspirational anecdotes and practical exercises, Spiritual Simplicity provides suggestions to help readers learn how to live richer, more rewarding lives."

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African-American Religious Leaders

By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson

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The 25 leaders are arranged in chronological sections from the revolutionary era to the present.

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The Georges and the Jewels

By Jane Smiley

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Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.
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The Georges and the Jewels

By Jane Smiley

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Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life. YA Fic Smi

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