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Kate Waller Barrett

Kate Waller Barrett

Kate Waller Barrett (1857-1925), gently-raised daughter of a prominent Stafford County family, was confronted as a young woman by a heart-wrenching scene that played out before her in her home. It stirred her heart and propelled her into a public life. The humanitarian work inspired by Kate Waller Barrett’s experience led eventually to established shelters and services across this country and abroad known generally as the Florence Crittenton Mission.

The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

By Rick Warren

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"You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense."

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The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life

By A. W. Tozer

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"Among his most widely discussed writings, this book explores the attributes of God in words that fly straight to the heart. Each chapter begins with a prayer, then reverently and lucidly explains a divine aspect -- from God's infinity to God's love -- and relates the attribute to everyday life."

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Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

By Richard Foster

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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms--from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.

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Knowing God

By J. I. Packer

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"In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals! During the past 20 years, J. I. Packer's classic has revealed to over one million Christians around the world the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God."

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A Simple Path

By Mother Teresa

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"...Mother Teresa shares the thoughts and experiences that have led her to do her extraordinary charitable work. A candid look at her everyday life--at the very simplicity and self-sacrifice that give her the strength to move mountains--A Simple Path gives voice to the remarkable spirit who has dedicated her life to the poorest among us.

"Just as important as her beliefs are how they are put into action in the world, and A Simple Path also tells the story of the founding of the Missionaries of Charity, their purpose and practice, and the results of their tireless work. Through faith, surrender, and prayer, the missionaries live to serve others; they have improved the lives of countless souls and given dignity to the dying. Their mission has also produced a ripple effect, spreading human compassion to communities where there is need."

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Through My Eyes

By Tim Tebow, with Nathan Whitaker

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"One of the best quarterbacks in the history of college football traces his path to success, discussing his childhood as the son of Christian missionaries and how his faith combined with his drive to succeed have made him the person he is today."

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Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood For Jesus

By DC Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs

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"It is a book for teenagers about martyrdom, containing dozens of profiles of figures ranging from Stephen, whose martyrdom is described in the Book of Acts, to 'Anila and Perveen,' two teenage Pakistani girls and Christian believers. In 1997, Perveen was killed for running away in order to avoid marrying a Muslim man; Anila was imprisoned for helping her friend escape. In an introduction to the book, Michael Tait explains its purpose: 'In a world built on free will instead of God's will, we must be the Freaks. While we may not be called to martyr our lives, we must martyr our way of life. We must put our selfish ways to death and march to a different beat. Then the world will see Jesus.' The book's ... summary of Christian persecutions that continue today is useful--and frightening."

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The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan

By John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

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A compiliation of weekly addresses given by the Pope in the 1980s. They address the nature of humanity, particularly the relationships between women and men.

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The Gospel of Life [Evangelium Vitae]

By John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

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"The encyclical letter on abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty in today's world."

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