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New in the Library - November 2011

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

RC265.6.L24 S55 2011

This thought provoking work of non-fiction contains a chilling story that should have never occurred. After ten years of extensive research, the author presents this untold story for all to hear. The story is that of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American tobacco farmer, whose cancerous and healthy cells were taken by doctors in the 1950s without her knowledge or approval. Her cells, which are known as HeLa cells, have made fantastic medical breakthroughs, but the way in which they retrieved is both unethical and heartbreaking. This book is an eye-opening read that will challenge your thoughts about the world of medical research.

 

Fearless

By Max Lucado

BV4908.5L83 2009

In this inspirational work, the author asks why, as Christians, we continue to live in fear instead of having faith in God. Covering our greatest fears, including fear of not mattering, fear of disappointing God, and fear of what’s next, the author analyzes why we fear what we fear and what actions we should take to overcome our fears. This book is a great read for all who have struggled with fear.

 

Breathe

By Nicole Braddock Bromley

HV6570.B756 2009

Written by our recent chapel speaker, Nicole Bromley, this book offers priceless advice for those who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse. Giving a step by step guide to the healing process, the author reveals how important our relationships are in the road to restoration. A wonderful resource for anyone who has experienced abuse or anyone looking to help those who desire to breathe again.

 

From our ebooks collection:

Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

By Gary Lee Wenk

In this interesting work, the author discusses the effect food has on our brains. By analyzing the correlation between the effects of drugs and food on the brain, the author argues that many of the “nutritious” items we eat have similar effects on our brains as illegal substances. This book will challenge your thoughts on the effects of the food that you eat.

 

Open Questions: Diverse Thinkers Discuss God, Religion, and Faith

By Luis F. Rodrigues

This work contains a collection of interviews with many different types of intellectuals on the subjects of God, religion, and faith. The interviewees come from many different religious backgrounds, and the interviewer asks specific questions about their beliefs and opinions on various religious topics. This book is an interesting read for anyone looking to learn more about other religious perspectives.

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