Monday, December 31, 2012

Mendocino National Forest

The latest America's Great Outdoors map for Mendocino National Forest in California can be found at A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-202 in government documents. It is produced by the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

First Baptist Church (Cookeville, Tenn.)

First Baptist Church (Cookeville, Tenn.) Church Records, 1873-1956. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1957. 2 reels.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176867 F519c

This church is located in Putnam County.

Reel 1: 1873-1939
Reel 2: 1940-1956

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Kingdom of the Cults

Martin, Walter. The Kingdom of the Cults. Rev., updated, and expanded ed. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2003.

Call No.: 209 M365k

Publisher's Description: Since the first edition was published in 1965, Walter Martin's The Kingdom of the Cults has been the leading reference work on the major contemporary cult systems. With an emphasis on the currently active, proselytizing cults, The Kingdom of the Cults continues to be a crucial tool in countercult ministry and evangelism.

While remaining true to Walter Martin's original tone and text, this updated edition includes substantial new information. Relevant and accurate materials have been reintroduced from the original editions, preserving Dr. Martin's unique voice and defense of the faith.

Scholarly yet readable and engaging, The Kingdom of the Cults evaluates each cult's history and beliefs, contrasting individual teachings with true biblical theology. Readers will find apologetics help in dealing with cults not only at home but also overseas.   Publisher's Book Page:  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hiring Heroes

Recently the Subcommitee on Economic Opportunity of the U.S. House's Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing. It is part of the U.S. Serial Set and is entitled Hiring Heroes: Job Creation for Veterans and Guard/Reserve Members. It can be found at Y 4.V 64/3:112-32.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

The latest brochure on Montana's Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge can be found at I 49.44/2:R 24/2012 in government documents.

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Galatians & Ephesians

Boice, James Montgomery and Wood, A. Skevington. The Expositor's Bible Commentary with the New International Version: Galatians, Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Call No.: 227.4077 B635g

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

The latest brochure for Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge can be found at I 49.44/2:AR 1/2/2012.  We've also received their Wildlife List brochure which is shelved at I 49.44/2:AR 1/8/2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The NIV Application Commentary: Galatians

McKnight, Scot. Galatians. (The NIV Application Commentary). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Call No.: 227.407 M218g

Publisher's Description: Discover not only the original meaning of Galatians, but also how the message of Galatians can speak powerfully today.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Lassen National Forest

Another map in the America's Great Outdoor Series is for the Lassen National Forest in California. You'll find the map at A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-176/2.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Trace Creek Baptist Church (Denver, Tenn.)

Trace Creek Baptist Church (Denver, Tenn.) Records, 1847-1967. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1967. 3 reels.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176837 T672r

This church is located in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Reel 1: 1847-Jan. 1952
Reel 2: Feb. 1952-1962
Reel 3: 1963-1967

Saturday, December 22, 2012

University of Tennessee

Purcell, Aaron D. University of Tennessee. (The Campus History Series). Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2007.

Call No.: T 378.76885 P971u

Publisher's Description: In 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state, the legislature of the Southwest Territory chartered Blount College in Knoxville as one of the first three colleges established west of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1807, the school changed its name to East Tennessee College. The school relocated to a 40-acre tract, known today as “the Hill,” in 1828 and was renamed East Tennessee University in 1840. The Civil War literally shut down the university. Students and faculty were recruited to serve on battlefields, and troops used campus facilities as hospitals and barracks. In 1869, East Tennessee University became the state’s land-grant institution under the auspices of the 1862 Morrill Act. In 1879, the state legislature changed the name of the institution to the University of Tennessee. By the early 20th century, the university admitted women, hosted teacher institutes, and constructed new buildings. Since that time, the University of Tennessee has established campuses and programs across the state. Today, in addition to a rich sports tradition, the University of Tennessee provides Tennesseans with unparalleled opportunities.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Junior Ranger Family Programs

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio produced a brochure entitled Junior Ranger Family Programs. The copy we received is dated Summer 2012, but junior ranger programs are ongoing and more information about them can often be found on a specific national park's website. This brochure is located in I 29.2:R 16/7.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tunnel Vision

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be a copper prospector?

Check out this government document to find out more.

Ringsmuth, Katherine. Tunnel Vision: The Life of a Copper Prospector in the Nizina River Country. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2012.

SUDOC no.: I 29.2:P 94/6

African-American Hymnals

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago: G.I.A. Publications, 1987.

Call No.: 782.27 L469

Publisher's Description: Produced under the auspices of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, prepared by an outstanding committee of African-American liturgists and musicians headed by the late Most Reverend James P. Lyke, OFM, PhD, and dedicated to Father Clarence Joseph Rivers, Lead Me, Guide Me is a complete hymnal and service book designed to give African-American Catholics a worship aid that draws from the music of the African-American religious tradition as well as past and contemporary music familiar to Catholics.

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal. New York: Church Publishing Inc., 1993.

Call No.: 782.27 L626

Publisher's Description: This popular collection of 280 musical pieces from both the African American and Gospel traditions has been compiled under the supervision of the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church. It includes service music and several psalm settings in addition to the Negro spirituals, gospel songs, and hymns.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stonyford Area Grindstone Ranger District

We've received the Motor Vehicle Opportunity Guide for the Stonyford Area Grindstone Ranger District in the Mendocino National Forest of California through government documents. You'll find this map at A 13.36/2-6:KS-RG-213.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Legal Guide on Child Abduction

The library has received the following title through our Federal Depository Library Program.

Title: The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: A Guide for Judges
SUDOC no.: JU 13.8:C 43

The Cry of the Poor

Loring, Eduard. The Cry of the Poor: Cracking White Male Supremacy--An Incendiary and Militant Proposal. Atlanta, Ga.: Open Door Community Press, 2010.

Call No.: 261.832 L891c

Publisher's Description: The genius of Loring’s book is that it demonstrates the destructive lusts of greed and power that rage like a wildfire burning out of control, destroying everything in their path. Loring is crying for change — from the new world order to a new, inclusive social order with equality and justice for all.” — Marcus Wellons, #314289, Georgia Death Row

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge

If you happen to be heading north over Christmas break to the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota, the library has a copy of the hunting and ice fishing regulations.  You can check this out in government documents at I 49.44/2:AU 2/13.  We also have a brochure on the refuge at I 49.44/2:AU 2/14.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Hope Baptist Church (Bon Aqua, Tenn.)

New Hope Baptist Church (Bon Aqua, Tenn.) New Hope Baptist Church, Bon Aqua, Tennessee Records. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1978.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.1768434 N420

Description: This reel includes records of the New Hope Baptist Church of Bon Aqua in Hickman County, Tennessee, covering 1872 to July 1978.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Theology and Identity

Johnson, Daniel L. and Hambrick-Stowe, Charles, eds. Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the United Church of Christ. Cleveland, Ohio: United Church Press, 1990.

Call No.: 285.834 T342j

Publisher's Description: This collection of essays spans the breadth of the UCC with its roots, polity, ministry, worship issues, theological issues, and movements.

This comprehensive collection of essays spans the breadth of the United Church of Christ and is presented as follows:

Part 1: Roots

Part 2: Polity, Ministry, and Worship Issues

Part 3: Theological Issues and Movements

Publisher's Page for Rev. Ed. (2007):

Friday, December 14, 2012

Failures at Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The library has received a copy of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives' hearing entitled Failures at Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Window to a National Problem. If you are interested in this healthcare issue, why not check it out in government documents at Y 4.V 64/3:112-31.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Homestead Act of 1862

The Homestead Act of 1862 is celebrating 150 years this year. As a result, several government entities have produced special flyers. The library has received the flyer for Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge which is shelved in government documents at I 49.44/2:L 51/5 and the one for National Elk National Wildlife Refuge which is at I 49.44/2:EL 5/6.

Get There Early

Johansen, Bob. Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.

Call No.: 658.4 J599g

Publisher's Description: Offers a proven approach for making sense out of future challenges and devising positive responses, using methods developed by the respected Institute for the Future

Features examples of how organizations like Procter & Gamble, Disney, Reuters, UPS, and the Centers for Disease Control have put the approach into practice

Includes the institute’s ten-year forecast of trends, challenges, and opportunities

These days, every leader struggles with a paradox: you can’t predict the future, but you have to be able to make sense of it to thrive. In the age of the Internet, everyone knows what’s new, but to succeed you have to be able to sort out what’s important, devise strategies based on your own point of view, and get there ahead of the crowd.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Patuxent Research Refuge

The library has received the South Tract Trail Map for the Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland. You'll find it in government documents at I 49.44/2:P 27/4/2012.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Just north of Atlanta in the Marietta area, you will find Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The library has received the latest map/brochure for the park. It is housed in government documents at I 29.21:K 39/5/2012.

Books by Kenneth Cauthen

The library has received a gift of several books by the author Kenneth Cauthen:

Rejoicing in Life's "Melissa Moments": The Joys of Faith and the Challenges of Life. Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 2002.

Call No.: 252 C312r


The Ethics of Assisted Death: When Life Becomes a Burden Too Hard to Bear. Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 1999.

Call No.: 174.24 C312e


The Ethics of Belief: A Bio-Historical Approach. 2 vols. Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 2001.

Call No.: 241 C312e


The Many Faces of Evil: Reflections on the Sinful, the Tragic, the Demonic, and the Ambiguous. Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 1997. [Note: Library also received the Study Guide for this volume which has a slightly different subtitle.]

Call No.: 231.8 C312m


Science, Secularization, and God: Toward a Theology of the Future. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1969.

Call No.: 215 C312s

Born Into the Wrong World: The Life and Thought of Kenneth Cauthen. Charleston, S.C.: The author, 2010.

Call No.: 286.1092 C312b


The Beauty of Ordinary Lives: A Son's Tribute to His Parents. Charleston, S.C.: The author, 2010.

Call No.: 929.2 C312b

Monday, December 10, 2012

U.S. Global Energy Outlook for 2012

Interested in a senate hearing on energy?  Check out U.S. Global Energy Outlook for 2012 which was heard before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  It can be found in government documents at Y 4.EN 2.S.HRG. 112-378.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Mount Union Baptist Church (Clarkrange, Tenn.)

Mount Union Baptist Church (Clarkrange, Tenn.) Records, 1870-1941. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1973.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176869 M863r

Description: Church records for the Mt. Union Baptist Church in Clarkrange, Tennessee, which is located in Fentress County. The church belongs to the Riverside Baptist Association.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Animal Children

In a recent gift collection from Rev. Kelver & Mattie Mullins, we received an early 20th century children's book with remarkable illustrations.

Kirkwood, Edith Brown. Animal Children: The Friends of the Forest and the Plain. 34th ed. Joliet, Ill.: P.F. Volland Co., 1913.  [Call No.: J 811.52 K636a]

Friday, December 07, 2012

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

We've received a series of flyers on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in government documents. Check them out!

I 49.44/2:C 38/16
Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mason, Willow Creek, and North Units 

I 49.44/2:C 38/17
Spidel and Tew Waterfowl Production Areas

I 49.44/2:C 38/18
Clark's Fork Waterfowl Production Area

I 49.44/2:C 38/19
Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge

I 49.44/2:C 38/20
War Horse National Wildlife Refuge, Wild Horse, War Horse, and Yellow Water Units

I 49.44/2:C 38/21
Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge 

I 49.44/2:C 38/22
Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

All Things New

Austin, Lynn. All Things New. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2012.

Call No.: F AUS

Publisher's Book Description:

The war is over. The South has lost.

Josephine Weatherly struggles to pick up the pieces of her life when her family returns to their Virginia plantation. But the realities of life after the war cannot be denied: her home and land are but a shell of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken.

Her life of privilege, a long-ago dream.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak--but a bitter hatred fuels her.

Can hope--and a battered faith in God--survive amid the devastation?

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Gateway to Land Ownership

Celebrating 200 years of the Bureau of Land Management is a brochure received from the BLM-Eastern States through our depository program.

Title: Gateway to Land Ownership
SUDOC no.: I 53.2:L 22/18

Final Exam Library Hours:

Friday, Dec. 7        7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 8    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 9       2:00 pm1:00 am
Monday, Dec. 10     7:45 am – Midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 11    7:45 am – 1:00 am
Wed., Dec. 12          7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Dec 13     8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Dec 14 Closed
Saturday, Sunday Closed

Under Three Empires

Darakhovskiy, Izyaslav. Under Three Empires: The Thorns and Roses of a Life. Laurel, Md.: Bartleby Press, 2007.

Call No.: 940.5318 D240u

Publisher's Description: Dr. Izyaslav Darakhovskiy is the author of eight books. This story is about his unique life experiences under three of the most powerful Empires of the 20th century. He has been a slave laborer, farmer, soldier, economist, scholar and businessman. Throughout his life he has spent time with people from all walks of life from many countries representing a variety of professions and personalities. Dr. Darakhovskiy experienced a broad spectrum of emotions: joy and sorrow, love and dislike, admiration and envy. He has seen many ups and downs. Even in the most difficult life situations he has come out a winner time and again.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stanislaus National Forest

America's Great Outdoors is a series of maps produced by the Forest Service. One of the more recent maps received is the one for Stanislaus National Forest. You'll find it at A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-218 in government documents.

The Bridge

Kingsbury, Karen. The Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Call No.: F KIN

Publisher's Book Description: Number one New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships.

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.  

Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. He can still hear Molly’s voice encouraging him to follow his dreams; Molly, whose memory stays with him. At least he can visit The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remember the hours he and Molly once spent there.

For thirty years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books—even through dismal book sales and the rise of digital books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store.

Now the bank is pulling the lease on The Bridge. Despondent and without answers, Charlie considers the unthinkable. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes. In the face of desperate brokenness and lost opportunities, could the miracle of a second chance actually unfold?  

The Bridge is a love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore, a love story you will never forget.

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 Author's Web Site:

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Oak Ridge & the Manhattan Project

There is a new online project that contains oral histories of many persons involved with the Manhattan Project, including many persons who were at the various facilities in Oak Ridge. It's called the Voices of the Manhattan Project.  Take a look at this resource!

Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge Fishing

Planning a fishing trip to North Dakota?

Why not look at our new government document?

Title: Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge: Fishing
SUDOC no.: I 49.44/2:UP 6/4/2012

Getting Our Feet Wet

Bell, Gary William. Getting Our Feet Wet: Liturgical Dramas for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 2001.

Call No.: 246.7 B413g

Publisher's Description: Lent is a great time to work dramatic presentations into your congregation's programming -- and Getting Our Feet Wet, a collection of 14 thoughtful sketches depicting Lenten themes, is a great resource for communicating the Gospel in fresh and exciting ways. Written with grace and style, the scenes probe common assumptions about faith, making a vivid impression on audiences while stretching their theological imagination. Most of the dramas explore familiar biblical events from novel vantage points: the proprietor of the upper room, two anonymous women at the crucifixion, wine-weary disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. Some of the stories bring out the humor and theological edge in scripture, while others leave readers yearning for the Good News of Easter. Appropriate for intimate gatherings or large worship services (particularly during Holy Week), many of the scenes require only one or two characters, and each comes with specific directions for props, sound, and lighting. Performance time of the scenes varies from approximately 5 to 12 minutes.

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Canalway Quest (Ohio & Erie Canalway)

The library has received several brochures about the Ohio & Erie Canalway in government documents. These are a series of brochures beginning with "Canalway Quest".

Title: Canalway Quest: Trains, Lanes, and Remains Quest
SUDOC no.: I 29.2:C 16/8/TRAINS

Title: Canalway Quest: On the Move Quest
SUDOC no.: I 29.2:C 16/8/MOVE

Title: Canalway Quest: Relationships with Water Quest
SUDOC no.: I 29.2: C 16/8/WATER

An Irish Country Wedding

Taylor, Patrick. An Irish Country Wedding. New York: Forge, 2012.

Call No.: F TAY

Publisher's Description: Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be planned, but before O’Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients—and crises both large and small.

Being a G.P. in a place like Ballybucklebo often means more than simply splinting broken bones and tending to aches and pains. It can also mean helping a struggling young couple acquire their first home, clearing the name of a cat accused of preying on a neighbor’s prize pigeons, and encouraging a bright working-class girl who dreams of someday becoming a doctor herself. And, if you’re Barry Laverty, still smarting from a painful breakup, there might even be a chance for a new romance with a lovely school teacher, if her passionate political convictions don’t get in the way.

Much has changed in Ballybucklebo, and bigger changes are in store, but the lives and practices of these Irish country doctors remain as captivating and irresistible as ever.

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Some New Older Books

Here are a few books that are new in the Carson-Newman Library but which are older books received through recent gift collections.

Smith, Bradley and Weng, Wan-go. China: A History in Art. - 709.51 Sm52c

Smith, Carter, ed. Country Antiques and Collectibles - 745.1 Sm53c

Country Home. New Country Style - 747 N420i

Mydans, Carl and Demarest, Michael. China: A Visual Adventure - 915.105 M991c

Benezra, Neal. Stephan Balkenhol: Sculptures and Drawings - 730.92 B199b

National Museum of American Art. National Museum of American Art - 709.73 N213n

Sheehan, Carol Sama and Greene, Joshua. Mary Emmerling's New Country Collecting - 745.1 Em62m

Caulaincourt, Armand-Augustin-Louis de, duc de Vicence. With Napoleon in Russia: The Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt, Duke of Vicenza - 940.27 C311w

Trotsky, Leon. Stalin: An Appraisal of the Man and His Influence - 947.084 St16t

Haskin, Frederic J. The Panama Canal - 386.44 H273p

Kelley, William D. The Old South and the New: A Series of Letters - 917.5 K287o

Alexandrov, Victor. Khruschev of the Ukraine: A Biography - 947.0852 K528a

Boyer's Legal Directory of the United States and Canada (1904 ed.) - T 340.097 B695 1904

Sibert, William L. and Stevens, John F. The Construction of the Panama Canal - 386.44 Si11c

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Grace Baptist Church (Nashville, Tenn.)

Grace Baptist Church (Nashville, Tenn.) Contents of the Cornerstone of Grace Baptist Church. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1978.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176855 G753c

Description: Items in the cornerstone include a letter concerning the beginning of the church, list of 57 charter members, list of officers and teachers, 3-16-13, roll of Ladies Aid and Missionary Society, roll of the Home Department, roll of the Sunbeam Band, list of "names and collections in red brick boxes," and photographs of the pastors.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Call Waiting

McSwaim, Larry L and Shurden, Kay Wilson. Call Waiting: God's Invitiation to Youth. Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson Press, 2005.

Call No.: 248.83 M249c

Publisher's Description: Call Waiting is designed to help older youth understand the nature of call, explore personal giftedness, and identify ways to walk in faithfulness to a unique and unfolding calling. The authors answer critical questions including:
  • What is "call?"
  • What is the relationship between my talents and interests and God's call on my life?
  • What is the relationship between career and calling?
 Drawing on biblical stories of call, their own experiences, and the experiences of adolescents they have known, the authors provide numerous and varied examples of how persons have identified, struggled with, and ultimately fulfilled their callings. Designed for both personal use and group work, Call Waiting provides an appendix for leaders, with outlines for use in weekly gatherings or retreat settings. Each chapter includes reflection questions and journal space to help users engage in a personal journey toward discovering God's call in their lives.

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