In Harm’s Way: A View from the Epicenter of Liberia’s Ebola Crisis by Nancy Sheppard with Kren Gruver
147 pages, 56 of 59 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
When long-time American missionary Nancy Sheppard volunteered to work with her friend Nancy Writebol in ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, she did not know what to expect. Night after night she worked, suiting up and disinfecting the medical personnel and helping wherever needed. While it was difficult, she recognized she was witnessing something extraordinary.
Author Nancy Sheppard writes, “What am I seeing here? I asked myself. It was invisible to all but me. This dying woman was perhaps the most untouchable person in the world and yet Dr. Brantly was touching her. And he was not just touching her physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Who was I that I should be granted the privilege of witnessing this? It was somehow both utterly tragic and supremely glorious.”
When, despite following protocols to the best of their abilities, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly were diagnosed with Ebola, she knew how they would suffer as they fought this deadly disease.
But, “In Harm’s Way” is more than a book about ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, it is the story of Liberia itself. Told in the sympathetic voice of one who cares for the country and her people, Nancy explains the multiple societal and cultural factors that have exacerbated the Ebola crisis in her adopted home. Warm and human, this book takes you into Liberia’s epicenter of the war against Ebola. You will not emerge the same.
A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You by Paul David Tripp
167 pages, 85 of 91 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Previously Free
Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God’s bigger kingdom.
The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their “little kingdom” attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God’s expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest. Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be “glory junkies;” those whose visionary lives are governed by God’s grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines.
Virtually Eliminated by Jeff Gerke
317 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
He had a theory that the “accidental” electrocutions killing people online weren’t accidents at all…
but the work of a high tech serial killer.
He called the FBI with his theory, but they blew him off.
Until someone they cared about was “accidentally” electrocuted.
Now the government wants Ethan Hamilton—a regular family guy and virtual reality programmer struggling with his belief—to go after a murderer who kills on principle.
But Ethan’s addiction to online gaming threatens to destroy his family and his faith long before he can track down the assassin.
Virtually Eliminated is a near-future technothriller in the tradition of In the Line of Fire and Snowcrash. A maniac bent on killing in the name of patriotism, a civilian expert with the only chance of stopping him, and the mind-stretching cat and mouse chase that takes them to the depths of the sea, to the craters of the moon, and to the very edge of the online universe.
Virtually Eliminated is book 1 in the Ethan Hamilton series of near future cyberthrillers.
Active Prayers for Busy Families: 90 Activities to Pray to the Go Anytime, Anywhere by David Woody
80 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Families who desire a life of faith and prayer for their children struggle with the constant pull between an active extra-curricular life and an active faith life. With school, work, practices, rehearsals, trips, performances, projects, carpools, tournaments and vacations there is little time left to be together as a family. There is even less time to be together as a family of faith. With the busy schedules, the time for families to pray and develop a life of faith can easily get lost and neglected.