2019 YSBC SELECTIONS
THE ART OF AFTERNOON TEA
By Penelope M. Carlevato
A gourmet guidebook and an irresistible collection of almost 100 recipes, directly from, or inspired by, the fascinating era of the Edwardians. Includes special menus for entertaining friends, with interesting facts and stories of life in Downton Abbey and Titanic times. Whether planning a Birthday Tea, a Christmas Tea, a Christening Tea or even a themed Downton Abbey Tea, the pleasures of celebrating and sharing tea time come alive as Penelope shares her enthusiasm, knowledge, and inspiration for all things tea. Discover the pleasures and rituals of high tea and afternoon tea in the grand English style of Downton Abbey's ambiance and the traditions of the Titanic's first class customs.
THE DONNIE FOSTER STORY
By Aletha V. Smithson
In this harrowing tale of abuse, addiction, and ultimate redemption, Aletha Smithson chronicles the life of Donnie Foster. Donnie lived his entire life Facedown. His abusive childhood taught him to keep his head down to avoid the wrath of his violent stepfather. He found solace in the prescription drugs he stole from his mother and the very same alcohol that made his stepfather belligerent. As Donnie got older, he turned to more powerful drugs: cocaine and meth. It was not long before Donnie found himself at Corcoran State Penitentiary, lying facedown on the asphalt and reexamining his life. God spoke to him then, and after years of running from the law and God, Donnie turned his life around to become a totally new creation through Christ, realizing that truly all things are possible with God.
SHADOWED BY GRACE
By Cara C. Putman
Shadowed by Grace is a dramatic story inspired by the Monuments Men of World War II by acclaimed author Cara C. Putman. Desperate to save her dying mother, Rachel accepts her newspaper's assignment to travel to Italy to capture images dangerously close to the front lines of WWII. Her real motive - to find the father she never knew -- an artist she hopes can offer the comfort and support both she and her mother need to survive. It's an unlikely situation for love and faith to flourish, but soon Rachel not only finds herself, but also her long-lost earthly father, and ultimately, the man her Heavenly father created to cherish and provide for her.
By Suzanne Burden, Carla Sundberg & Jamie Wright
’For many of us, it is Eve’s sin that defines her. . . Truly when the church focuses the entire problem of sin and the destruction of relationships on women, we have a problem.’ Every daughter of Eve faces an identity crisis at some time in her life. And many of us wonder where we fit in on a regular basis. While writing Reclaiming Eve, authors Suzanne Burden, Carla Sunberg, and Jamie Wright set out to discover what scripture says about every woman’s identity. What they uncovered will help women, no matter their stage in life, find freedom to become all they can be in God’s kingdom.Whether you feel discouraged and damaged or desire a greater understanding of your spiritual condition, this book will help you embrace your identity as one reclaimed by Jesus Christ. Learn not only how to live, but thrive as a child of God and a daughter of Eve.
THE ROAD TO FORGIVENESS
By Bill & Cindy Griffiths
Oprah Winfrey claimed this to be her number 1 spiritual story in over 20,000 guests and over 13 years of her show and quickly installed the story onto a select show called "The Best of Oprah". This powerful real life story of forgiveness has changed millions of lives in dramatic fashion and continues to do so wherever boundaries of life have been trespassed and God is allowed to enter. The Road to Forgiveness is the story of how Cindy and Bill Griffiths came to forgive-and eventually befriend-the woman who, while driving drunk, killed their daughter, Robyn, and Cindy's mother, Janice, in a horrible automobile accident in June 1996. It is a moving, first-person account of the transforming work God can do in the midst of tragedy. Readers will be inspired to examine their own lives, and to follow this powerful, true example of letting love and mercy triumph-even in the face of tragedy.