Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Viking Press, 2010


Diana Beresford-Kroeger's bestselling book has the potential to profoundly affect the way we see the natural world.

Timothy P. Spira

The University of North Carolina Press, 2011

Here is an excellent, thorough guide to wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants in the Southern Appalachians and foothills of the piedmont.  In accordance with a holistic view of the natural world, Spira, a professor of botany, the book is arranged by natural communities of the plants so that the reader has a complete picture of the ecosystem the plants' interrelationship with animals, insects, and one another.

Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

Continuum, 2010

The newest Bonhoeffer biography is written by one of the founders of the International Bonhoeffer Society who is also the son of a principal of a Confessing Church seminary in Nazi Germany. 

Karen Armstrong
Knopf Doubleday, 2005

It's a gripping autobiography, which begins with the author's convent life as a Roman Catholic nun in England during the 1960's. Armstrong reveals more of her considerable gift for writing in telling her story.

Eberhard Bethge
Fortress Press, 2000

Revised Edition

This is the definitive, detailed biography written by Bonhoeffer's close friend and colleague, expanded from the 1970 edition. Bethge's firsthand account of the Bonhoeffer and the Nazi period in Germany makes for compelling reading.

Ronald C. White Jr.

Simon & Schuster, 2002

Historian White tells the intriguing story of the spiritual development of Abraham Lincoln through the Civil War as ultimately expressed in his Second Inaugural Address which was given at America's most decisive moment and just weeks before the president's assassination.

Madeleine L'Engle

HarperOne, 1989

 In what is one admirer's favorite book on marriage, L'Engle shares the joys and challenges of her forty-year marriage with Hugh Franklin and the heartbreak of his losing battle with cancer in 1986.  The book was first published in 1988.

Stanley Hauerwas 

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010

In a rare autobiography of a theologian, Hauerwas tells of the highly unusual circumstances of his beginning, and the life that was the consequence.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Eberhard Bethge, editor

The Enlarged Edition

Simon & Schuster, 1997

This expanded collection of Bonhoeffer's letters during his two years' imprisonment by the Nazis stands as a testament to his courage upheld by his faith and the love of his family, his fiancee Maria von Wedemeyer, and his loyal friend and biographer Bethge.

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Hay House, 2009

Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell. continues the incredible and inspiring story of her survival of the 1994 genocide in her native country: her search for a new beginning, and discovery of a new life in the United States.

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