Muslims, Christians, and Jesus
by Carl Medearis(Religious)
A discussion of Christians and Muslims, their respective beliefs, and how to cross religious barriers, written by a Christian living in Lebanon, with several anecdotes.
The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual:
A History of Terror in the Name of God
by Jonathan Kirsch (History/Politics)
Looking back at the practices of the Spanish Inquisition, and tracing them through Nazi Germany and the modern day War on Terror, author Jonathan Kirsch presents a well-researched history of terror in the name of God.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey (Self-help)
Seven habits to add into your life in order to be more fulfilled, content, and happy. With anecdotes and a witty sense of humor, Sean Covey explains how to rebuild broken relationships, find lost time, develop a good sense of self, and more.
Woman on Death Row
by Velma Barfield (Memoir)
Velma Barfield, executed in North Carolina in 1984, was the first woman to be executed after the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1977. In this powerful recounting of her life, she speaks about her abusive father, failed marriages, and escalated drug abuse, all the while careful not to blame her crimes on her past. While in prison awaiting trial, Velma experienced a powerful conversion to the true nature of Christianity, knowing for herself the peace and comfort only Christ can provide. This memoir reveals how she touched the lives of many, including Mrs. Ruth Bell Graham (Billy Graham’s wife) before her eventual execution.
The House Where the Hardest Things Happened
by Kate Young Caley (Memoir)
Growing up in a small town, Kate Young’s mother was voted out of the congregation of her church after ‘breaking the church covenant’ by working as a waitress in a restaurant that sold alcoholic beverages even though she didn’t drink herself while trying to feed her family when her husband Dick suffered a mental breakdown. Kate’s beloved brother was gay, and she too struggled with her feelings towards God and love and family.
Live From Death Row
by Mumia Abu Jamal (Memoir/Politics)
Sentenced to death for a murder he claims he never committed, ex-Black Panthers journalist and father Mumia Abu Jamal writes about the injustice of America’s justice system from his front row seat on Death Row.
God’s Politics: Why the Right is Wrong and
the Left Doesn’t Get It
by Jim Wallis (Politics)
Exploring the positions held by today’s typical conservative and liberal, Jim Wallis takes apart these views and seeks to find God in the issues, instead of a political platform to shout from. If you have a hard time dealing with people who disagree with you, don’t read this book. Otherwise, it’s quite amazing.
Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier’s
Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantánamo
by Erik Saar (Memoir/Politics)
Erik Saar was a military intelligence soldier who worked as an interpreter and spoke Arabic. While stationed at Guantánamo, he was initially assigned to the Joint Detainee Operations Group (JDOG) and worked with the detainees and guards on a day to day basis. Later he joined the Joint Interrogations Group (JIG) and worked interrogations. This is an account of his time there.
Look Me In The Eye: My Life With Asperger’s
by John Elder Robison (Memoir)
John Elder Robison is one of the millions of adults and children with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Living today in Amherst, MA, Robison dropped out of high school because he was bored, became interested in the science of the sound of music, and travels the lecture circuit to talk about his life with Asperger’s. This is the story of his life.