On the Shelf for June
The Library has three new books available for your reading pleasure. The following Publisher’s Descriptions and Editorial Comments for each book will help you decide which one you want first! The summer is long and hot so stop by to check out any of our wonderful selections.
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi
by Kathie Lee Gifford
This is an uplifting and inspiring book. You will journey through the Holy Land with Kathie Lee Gifford and read her personal insights and stories. “In this book you will have the exciting opportunity to discover the truth of the Bible and learn what many passages in Scripture really mean. You will experience the Rock (Jesus), the Road (the Holy Land), and the Rabbi (the Word of God) as you have never experienced them before.”
Take Good Care of the Garden & the Dogs
by Heather Lende
An interesting book about the people of Haines, Alaska (population 2,400). Written by Heather Lende in a unique style, she relates stories, incidents, accidents and histories about the residents and the Alaskan countryside. Each chapter begins with a scripture or verse from the Book of Common Prayer and has a different focus and covers faith, forgiveness, losses, community, raising totem poles, canning salmon and other Alaskan adventures. A truly enjoyable book.
Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time
by Ida Keeling
“This is the memoir of 101-year-old, world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. Miss Ida, as she’s known throughout her Bronx community, isn’t your typical runner. Her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement. But her greatest trials were yet to come. Ida’s two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Ida felt like she didn’t have the strength to carry on and she couldn’t hope anymore. But encouraged by her daughter, Ida put on her first pair of running shoes at the age of sixty-seven and began to chase the paralyzing sorrow from her heart. Running gave light and new energy to Ida, and since her first race nearly thirty-five years ago, she’s kept running and never looked back. Holding the world record for the fastest time in the 60-meter dash for the 95-99 age group, Ida isn’t slowing down. Now she gives us a clear picture of what it means to overcome obstacles. Ida Keeling shares her inspirational story about growing up as a child of immigrants during the Depression and later raising four children as a single mother. She offers time-tested truths gathered from a lifetime of watching a nation change and from a life-long faith in Jesus. “Every night, I thank him for my many blessings, for his guidance, for his protection,” Ida says, “And every night he tells me, ‘Miss Ida, you just keep on, because I ain’t done with you yet.’”