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Several books are being donated to our library:

The Hole in my Story, by Enid Miller Schloneger (mother of Mark Schloneger). Born with a cleft palate and unable to speak clearly, the author shares the emotional anguish of being taunted and rejected as a child and how those wounds can linger well after physical ones have healed. In the midst of her struggles, she finds refuge on her family farm in Smithville, Ohio, and is offered solace by caring teachers, compassionate church members, loyal friends, a loving family and a living faith. As an adult, she experiences healing and fulfillment through her roles as a wife, mother, nurse, pastor and hospice chaplain.

Gray Matter, by David Levy, M.D. who decided to ask his patients whether he could pray with them prior to surgery but had no idea what to expect. While some patients found comfort in Levy’s request, others were skeptical or even downright hostile. But in the end, everyone–even the good doctor himself–was transformed by the experience.

Home to Holly Springs, by Jan Karon. Thirty-eight years have passed since Father Tim Kavanagh left his Mississippi hometown, determined not to return. Then he receives a handwritten note postmarked Holly Springs. Cryptic and unsigned, it says only, “Come Home.” These two words compel him to make the most disturbing journey of his life. They also lead him to a truth that will change his life–forever.

Can a Secret Be Kept Forever?, by Colleen Coble. Five years ago, Shannon Astor left the beautiful high-mountain country of West Texas as a single mother. She was desperate for a fresh start…and a way to keep the secrets of her past buried. It almost worked.

Rejoice, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley. A story of unspeakable loss and the overwhelming miracle of new life.

Forgiven, by Karen Kingsbury. A story of God’s divine leading and the realization that peace comes only after forgiveness.

Take Two, by Karen Kingsbury. A desperate temptation, a driven determination, an undying dream.