The New Neighbor: A Novel
Product rating: 4.0 with 21 reviews
In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal
, The New Neighbor
is a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life.How Much Can You Really Know About the Woman Next Door?
Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company—until she spots a woman who’s moved into the long-empty house across the pond.
Her neighbor, Jennifer Young, is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son, Milo, have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her.
In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion for her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. She thinks if she says the right thing, tells the right story, Jennifer will open up, but Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own…
From the critically acclaimed author of The History of Us
and The Myth of You and Me, The New Neighbor
explores the secrets that bind people together and drive them apart.
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: Neighbor, Novel, Touchstone
Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic
by: WaterBrook Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 20 reviews
“Kent, bud. We got your test result. And I’m really sorry to tell you that it is positive for Ebola.”
Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly moved with their children to war-torn Liberia in the fall of 2013 to provide medical care for people in great need—to help replace hopelessness with hope. When, less than a year later, Kent contracted the deadly Ebola virus, hope became what he and Amber needed too.
When Kent received the diagnosis, he was already alone and in quarantine in the Brantly home in Liberia. Amber and the children had left just days earlier on a trip to the United States. Kent’s personal battle against the horrific Ebola began, and as thousands of people worldwide prayed for his life, a miraculous series of events unfolded.
Called for Life tells the riveting inside story of Kent and Amber’s call to serve their neighbors, as well as Kent’s fight for life with Ebola and Amber’s’ struggle to support him from half-a-world away. Most significantly, Called for Life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be known when God and others are served without reservation.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Called, Ebola, Epidemic, Heart, into, Life, Loving, Neighbor, WaterBrook Press
The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 4.8 with 4 reviews
Live with a bold and loving faith in the public square
Chuck Colson’s life reveals that there is no division between truth and love, between embracing biblical guidance and loving one’s neighbor. The Colson Way uses Colson’s legacy and wisdom to show Christians a way of living a public faith with conviction and generosity toward all.
“A praiseworthy intellectual achievement and a gift to the Christian community.”
—Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
“Required reading for any Christian seeking to engage in the public square.”
—Frank Wolf, Senior Distinguished Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce initiative
“I was privileged to know and work with Chuck Colson in several respects. He was a man of character and conviction who understood that believers find themselves in ‘two cities,’ as Augustine wrote. As a member of the city of God, I have dedicated my life to strengthening the city of man. I am so thankful to see Owen Strachan’s The Colson Way celebrate this kind of vision. I commend it highly and urge pastors and churches to buy this book—and to share this vision with their people.”
“An honest, enjoyable, and eye-opening look at one of the most significant Christian leaders of the twentieth century.”
—Sean McDowell, Ph.D., author of The Fate of the Apostle
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: Colson, Faith, Hostile, Living, Loving, Neighbor, Thomas Nelson, with, World, Your