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New Books, April 2012

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10 Things Jesus Never Said

By Will Davis, Jr.

BV 4501.3.D385 2011

As the title suggests, this book breaks down ten statements that Jesus never made, including “I’m so disappointed in you,” and “It’s okay not to love certain people.” This work takes a very interesting look at some thoughts that are prevalent in today’s Christian culture but were never proclaimed by Christ himself.


Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed America

By Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly

E 185.97.K5 J567 2011

The author of this work was the lawyer and speech writer of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through this work, he tells the story behind the famous “I Have a Dream” speech from his firsthand account. He also presents the events leading up to the monumental day. This book takes an interesting personal look at the speech that continues to be fondly remembered to this day.


The Student’s Guide to Financial Literacy

By Robert E. Lawless

HG 179.L3378 2010

This work is a wonderful source of information for anyone looking to find out more about the financial world. It describes the concepts of savings, investments, debt, insurance, and economics and contains a helpful glossary of financial terms.


Successful Classroom Management

By Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin

LB 3013.E97 2010

This book is a great resource for anyone who intends to enter the field of education. It covers one of the most important parts of being a successful educator, classroom management. Chapter by chapter, it explains important classroom management strategies including tone, discipline, structure of the class, and assessment. It also includes additional resources in the appendix. 


The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

JUV PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008

This story has been transformed from a best-selling book to a now major box office hit. The success of this work can be attributed to its gripping story and relatable characters. It follows the life of the main character, Katniss, who is a poor teenager fighting to keep her family alive. When her sister, Prim, is chosen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death competition created by the corrupt government, Katniss volunteers to take her place. This is a moving story that once began is impossible to put down.

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