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Changing Lenses:  Restorative Justice for Our Times, by Howard Zehr. Twenty-five years after it was first published, this book remains the classic text of the restorative justice field. Now with valuable author updates, it offers provocative new paradigms for public policy and judicial reform.

In Pursuit of Faithfulness, by Rich Preheim. Preheim investigates the heritage and innovations of Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference which has been at the forefront of higher education, missions,and publishing, as well as some of the most contentious issues North American Mennonites have faced. Standing at the crossroads of tradition and change, Mennonites in Indiana and Michigan seek to pursue faithfulness to Christ in the 21st century.

An Amish Alphabet, by Ingrid Hess. In this juvenile nonfiction the author draws on her Amish and Mennonite heritage to introduce to children what the Amish believe and how they live.

Go to Church – Change the World, by Gerald J. Mast. By exploring such practices as baptism, communion, singing, and group discernment, Mast asks us to consider how participation in the life of the church shapes our daily witness–how “going to church” transforms “going to work” in the world that God loves.

A Treasured Friendship, by Carrie Bender. This christian fiction portrays Miriam along with her husband Nate and four children, who treasures the promises of faith and learns the power of words to wound and to heal in the interactions on their Amish farm.

Beyond Mist Blue Mountains, by Carrie Bender. This christian fiction portrays Dora and Matthew who buy a farm in an Amish settlement in Belize, adopt children, and enjoy the wonderful people and world God has given them.

Call the Midwife:  Vol. 2 Shadows of the Workhouse, by Jennifer Worth. This novel is an account of the horrific conditions that persisted for over 100 years for the poorest citizens of Britain, as encountered by the author while working as a midwife.

At-Tuwani Journal:  Hope & Nonviolent Action in a Palestinian Village, by Arthur G. Gish. Through vivid stories told in journal fashion, Gish offers a candid but sympathetic portrait of traditional Palestinians in the shadow of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.