Fifteen years ago, Lainey O’Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn’t have known that her choice would impact so many. Now in her mid-twenties, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.
Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm–and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.
Lainey’s and Bess’s worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes readers through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming–and surprising–tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past.
SKU (ISBN): 9780800733872
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: January 2011
Lancaster County Secrets # 3
Wonder Switch : The Difference Between Limiting Your Life And Living Your D$25.99Add to cart
Reclaim your wonder, reshape your life.
We are all born with the wonder switch in the “on” position, but somewhere along the way, our wonder was crushed. When wonder dies, we begin believing the messages telling us to grow up and get in line. In other words, we were made for wonder, but it’s been educated right out of our souls.
Yet reclaiming your wonder–and with it, your life–is within your reach. In The Wonder Switch, join professional illusionist Harris III in a journey to bring you back to magic–not the stuff of sleight of hand that he performs across world stages, but real magic: love, hope, joy, belonging, meaning, and purpose.
Cynicism is the force that actively shuts down all of these things. But wonder is the key that unlocks your permission to believe again. The secret to a vibrant life is found in reawakening your childlike wonder, helping you to stop misusing your imagination to worry, and get back to dreaming, innovating, and creating the life you were actually meant to live.
In this book, you’ll discover:
*The surprising science behind the stories we tell ourselves and how they shape our lives
*How to identify what’s crushing your wonder
*Practices for getting curious and dreaming again
*How to create better internal drama that energizes rather than drains us
*The tools you need to redesign your life
*Why worry is a misuse of your imagination, and how to kick the habit
The beginning of everything you want, Harris writes, is on the other side of this switch.
Half The Sky$15.95Add to cart
Introduction: The Girl Effect
1. Emancipating 21st Century Slaves
2. Prohibition And Prostitution
3. Learning To Speak Up
4. Rule By Rape
5. The Shame Of Honor
6. Maternal Mortality – One Woman A Minute
7. Why Do Women Die In Childbirth
8. Family Planning And The “God Gulf”
9. Is Islam Misogynistic
10. Investing In Education
11. Microcredit: The Finanical Revolution
12. The Axis Of Equality
13. Grassroots Vs Treetops
14. What You Can Do
Appendix: Organizations Supporting Women
Starred Review. New York Times columnist Kristof and his wife, WuDunn, a former Times reporter, make a brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century, they write, detailing the rampant gendercide in the developing world, particularly in India and Pakistan. Far from merely making moral appeals, the authors posit that it is impossible for countries to climb out of poverty if only a fraction of women (9% in Pakistan, for example) participate in the labor force. China’s meteoric rise was due to women’s economic empowerment: 80% of the factory workers in the Guangdong province are female; six of the 10 richest self-made women in the world are Chinese. The authors reveal local women to be the most effective change agents: The best role for Americans… isn’t holding the microphone at the front of the rally but writing the checks, an assertion they contradict in their unnecessary profiles of American volunteers finding compensations for the lack of shopping malls and Netflix movies in making a difference abroad. (Sept.)
Copyright (C) Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
And The Two Became One Journal$14.00Add to cart
HARDCOVER, COPTIC BOUND JOURNAL: Allows book to lay completely open when flat for ease of use
192-LINED PAGES: Journal measures 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.75-inches
BECOME ONE: White with gold foil print; reads “And the two shall become one”
INCLUDES 8 ALTERNATING PHRASES: Each page has a different message about marriage, relationships and love
Women Of The Bible Speak Workbook (Workbook)$18.99Add to cart
Based on the New York Times bestselling book The Women of the Bible Speak, learn to write your own story and journey of faith as you make the connections between God’s specific attention to the female heart through a deeper, more personal connection to the women of the Bible.
In the sixteen lessons, you’ll be challenged to consider the parallels between each woman’s story and your own. You’ll be asked to reflect on how God worked in their lives and how he’s working in yours.
Each of the sixteen characters in the book will have a chapter in the workbook that will take the user through exercises such as:
*READ invites you to read key moments of each woman’s life in the Bible and connect with her story.
*REFLECT provides an opportunity to identify specific character traits, responses to God, and acts of faith, as well as your similar traits, responses, and acts of faith.
*PRAY asks you to prayerfully consider how this woman’s story ties into the work God is doing in your life right now.
Every other lesson features an extra bonus section:
*PAIRS reveals that individually, every woman’s story is powerful. Here, you’ll consider the women in pairs, finding the commonalities in their callings and challenges. Some of the women knew one another. Others were connected simply by a thread of common purpose, one that becomes clearer by studying the women side by side.