This delightful and heart-warming book tells the story of Teddy, a baby bear who becomes lost in the woods while on a picnic with his parents. Lonely and frightened, Teddy is crying under a bush, when Amy, a little girl who lives in a log house near the forest, discovers him and takes him home. That night, she snuggles with the furry little bear and they both fall asleep peacefully.
Teddy enjoys honey treats, a special red sweater knitted by Amy’s mother, napping by the fireside, and playing with Amy and the neighborhood children. One day, Teddy sees two large brown bears at the edge of the forest, watching him roll in the cool grass. He recognizes his parents, runs to snuggle with them, and returns to his home in the woods. Amy is so sad and lonely without him, that her mother decides to make the little girl her own little brown bear, out of some furry material. When Amy’s friends see it, they all want one, and soon the town is full of Teddy bears in all the colors of the rainbow.
Beautifully illustrated in full color, How Teddy Bears Came About is recommended for all children and adults who have had, or would like to have, their own Teddy Bear to love and cuddle.
Based on a True Story–Beulah’s hate was deep. She would have killed them if she didn’t fear the school authorities would have come looking for them. They were “ugly” and “dirty,” her slaves. After the “big kids” disappeared and the family packed up to leave, the oldest half brother looked back out of the car window thinking his older brother and sisters were buried somewhere in the woods, left for the animals to eat. They were never mentioned again.
Emily’s Story is the riveting true account of a child’s abuse and torture at the hands of her deranged stepmother and an uncaring father. After Emily’s mother dies in childbirth her father remarries. It’s just the beginning of a life of pain, fear and hunger, a struggle for survival, and of ultimate escape from a childhood gone terribly wrong. Emily’s will against the worst treatment and her self reliance against all odds is an inspiration to us all. A must read for those who care about the welfare and abuse of children everywhere.
The Missing Note by Jeanne Wood portrays the heights of creativity, courage and caring in the Human spirit. The story is set in a magical kingdom peopled with poets, writers, composers, musicians and artists, where a small village in the south of France is the scene of events both fantastic and deeply realistic. It begins with a wild and strange riddle and continues with a vision of how Humanity can establish a paradise on Earth.
Illustrated by Kayoko Jorgensen
Growing up and living her entire twenty-five years in Paris, Sarah is preparing to move to America where her husband, Nicco, has a partnership in an Import-Export Wine business in San Francisco, California. Nicco has already moved to San Francisco, leaving Sarah behind to finish packing and ship the rest of their belongings. Sarah soon starts seeing and experiencing strange things happening. This follows her to New Orleans and on to San Francisco until a mystery that happened over fifty years ago is solved.
Understanding Grief, A Guide for the Bereaved by Howard Lunche is a response to the all too common ignorance and misconceptions about grief that are encountered in American society. It begins by providing a practical framework by which to view grief, and follows with essential information about common grief reactions, the necessity of mourning, and circumstances in which professional help is advised.
Is the past helping or haunting you? Have you learned from mistakes or do you repeat them? Why don’t your plans succeed more often? Learn to live a life of harmony by using the action ability that God has given you. Take advantage of the talent and uniqueness that only you possess. Build your life with action steps for a promising and hope-filled future. Take action today!
“If there is one management book that ought to be in the hands of resposible executives moving into the new millenium, this is the one.”
Whatever Happened to Professor Coyote? a journey to the heart of the hand game by Bill Rathbun. In this one-of-a-kind book, the author takes the reader on a journey to the Heart of the Handgame, the fascinating gambling game of song and power known by various names and played by many Indian tribes.
Part myth, part mystery, and part song-book, Whatever Happened to Professor Coyote? teaches the Hand Game through stories and songs. More, it carries the reader through ceremonies and sacred dances, culminating in the Bear Dance where, every year, tribes of human-people and animal-people learn to get along with one another.
Adventure/mystery story and anthropological source material combined, this book carries the reader on wings of myth and song, moving back and forth through ordinary reality to magical moments, singing in Indian time.
Zoe Ann explains the road she and her husband have traveled in the course of raising their daughter, Stephanie. During the last six years a lot of time and energy was spent in exploring the special education maze, attending regular doctor visits, and enduring two hospitalization stays. In between, time and attention was also due their son who is three years older.
Net proceeds of the sale of this book benefit congregational renewal through the Lazaruz Project.
Mike Simpson, Convener of the Lazarus Project, has been the Pastor of First Christian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina since 1992.