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The team that brought you the breakthrough Manga Messiah illustrated novel is back with Manga Metamorphosis! It's the second in a series of comic books featuring authentic Japanese Manga style art. Teens and young adults alike will find this edgy rendition of the birth and spread of the early church compelling and engaging. The cutting-edge art style is combined with fast-paced storytelling to deliver solid biblical truths, making it a great way to introduce anyone to the Bible.
Author Shinozawa, Kozumi
Year Published 2008

Manga (Japanese for "comics") Messiah is a Bible for comic book and anime lovers of all ages. The cutting edge genuine manga artwork and fast-paced, compelling storytelling make this rendition of the gospels a great outreach tool for a segment of culture that isn't always easy to reach.

Features:

  • Gives a unique presentation of the Gospel accounts
  • Includes a map of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea
  • Includes illustrated character profiles of key Bible people
  • Features an illustrated page on the twelve apostles
  • A great way to introduce anyone to the Bible
Author Kumai, Hidenori
Year Published 2008
Category: Fiction
Betrayed by his best friend and enslaved by the Romans, Judah Ben-Hur seeks revenge but instead finds redemption through his encounters with Jesus Christ. Generations have thrilled to the sacred destiny of the mighty charioteer Ben-Hur, whose enduring tale began as a bestselling 1880 novel that later inspired equally popular stage and film interpretations. Combining the appeal of a historical adventure with a heartfelt message of Christian love and compassion, the story blends the visceral excitement of a quest for vengeance with the spiritual thrill of forgiveness.

Author Lew Wallace―a Civil War general, politician, and diplomat―conducted meticulous research into the ancient world to bring a vivid immediacy to his characters and settings, from life as a Roman galley slave, to the living death of exile, to a Jerusalem leper colony.
Author Wallace, Lew
Year Published 1880
Category: Family
Today's movies, music, and magazines bombard your preteen and teenage daughters with worldly images! Courtney shows how you can overcome the negative influences of our provocative culture as she addresses timely topics, including sexual purity; the dangers of conformity; self-worth; modesty; femininity; and more.
Author Courtney, Vicki
Year Published 2004
Category: Biography
THE TRUE STORY OF OCTOBER 2, 2006, WHEN CHARLES ROBERTS ENTERED AN AMISH SCHOOLHOUSE,bound and shot ten schoolgirls, and then committed suicide, stunned all who read the headlines or watched the drama unfold on television screens. Even more startling than the violence was the quiet yet powerful response of the Amish community offering unconditional forgiveness to the murderer and reaching out to his family with baskets of food and warm welcomes into their homes. Could such forgiveness be genuine, truly heartfelt?  How could they forgive someone who killed their innocent daughters? How could they reach out and embrace his family, expressing unconditional love for them in these circumstances? And so began Jonas Beiler's journey into this story --the story behind the headlines, behind the farmhouse doors, around the lantern-lit kitchen tables, at the local market, and alongside the tiny coffins. Think No Evil is the first insider account of the tragic events and reveals God's gift of forgiveness, a gift that we are able to share even in the midst of the worst evil.
Author Beiler, Jonas with Shawn Smucker
Year Published 2009
Category: Family
Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice for physical pleasure that can be summed up in the ubiquitous phrase "hooking up." Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behaviour is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that "hooking up" is the easy part, but "unhooking" from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences.

A practical look into new scientific research showing how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that "safe sex" isn't safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.
Author McIlhaney Jr, Joe S. and McKissic Bush, Freda
Year Published 2008
Category: Fiction
A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation.

This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth, trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is "lost" to the young devil.

Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the psychology of temptation which are part of our religious experience.
Author Lewis, Clive Staples
Year Published 1942
Category: Fiction
C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil.
Author Lewis, Clive Staples
Year Published 1946
Category: Fiction
The Space Trilogy is a remarkable work of fantasy, demonstrating the powerful imagination of C.S..Lewis. This new one-volume edition marks the 75th Anniversary of the first publication of Out of the Silent Planet with an exclusive Foreword by J.R.R. Tolkien, on whom the main character of Ransom was largely based.

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET

Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet’s treasures and offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there...

PERELANDRA

Having escaped from Mars, Dr Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus. When his old enemy also arrives and is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom finds himself in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of this Eden-like world...

THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH

Investigating the truth about her prophetic dreams, Jane Studdock encounters the fabled Dr Ransom, who is in great pain after his travels. A sinister society run by his old adversaries intends to harness the ancient powers of a resurrected Merlin in their ambition to subjugate the people of Earth...
Author Lewis, Clive Staples
Year Published 1945
Category: Church
75th Anniversary Book of Nobleford CRC
Author Nobleford CRC
Year Published 1981