Book of Month

July 27, 2019

Life Is God’s Best Gift

"Life Is God's Best Gift: Wisdom from the Ancestors on Finding Peace and Joy in Today's World" by Sam Chege

Following the success of the megabestselling Black Pearls, a collection of 365 African proverbs that illuminate the secret to peace and joy; and inspire the words of Cudjo Lewis in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon. In Africa, grandparents traditionally share their wisdom about life and culture with their grandchildren, using proverbs and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. This beautiful keepsake volume includes 365 proverbs—one for each day of the year—partnered with brief, yet profound lessons and knowledge covering all facets of life. Collected from countries across the African continent, these wise proverbs encourage children to treasure community over material items; show kindness to others; love from the heart and not the mind; exercise empathy; and strive for a global education. These thoughtful proverbs include insights such as: Proverb: “Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.” (South Africa) Insight: True love is blind. True love is not based on wealth, family, position, education, tribe, religion or class. Love can bind together a most unlikely couple, as the heart has reasons that reason does not understand. Proverb: “When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” (Gambia) Insight: The elders of the community hold the wisdom of the world. Devoting a little time, day by day for a full year, this holistic, enriching gift book can lead to inner peace and happiness.

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July 25, 2019

Yes, I Did It!

"Yes, I Did It!: Beauty Brains Belief™" by Parthenia Warford 

No one has it easy in this world. Still, none of us should be left alone to deal with all of the difficulties and hardships we encounter... left alone to work through the sense of worthlessness, insecurity, loneliness, and despair. How do I know? Because I’ve been there. As a teen mom, a military careerwoman, and a single mother with no-one to guide me, I’ve fought struggle after struggle, but still managed to move forward — and overcome. This experience not only showed me the depth of pain, heartbreak, and disappointment that life can deliver to our doorstep, but also the opportunities and possibilities that are available if we can choose to ignore the naysayers and instead, embrace the well of inner-strength provided to us through our own beauty, brains, and belief... and that we can do exactly what we set our heart and mind to. Yes, I Did It! Beauty Brains Belief™ was created to help you:• Transform your setbacks into comebacks• Leverage the power of mentorship and improve your life• Learn the life lesson through your struggle• Improve your mindset to facilitate self-improvement, and• Determine to live a life of purpose... on purpose. By sharing some of the most traumatic experiences of my life, I aim to guide you on the difficult path you’re on — and instill you with the courage to keep going — so that you can also declare with me... Yes, I Did It!

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July 23, 2019

Greta Tintin And The Precious Stone

"Greta Tintin And The Precious Stone" by Yernar Alippek

| Website | Instagram | Ever since Greta can remember, a powerful, magical wildfire has raged through the forest she calls home. Greta cannot help but wonder what will happen if they allow the fire to continue burning until nothing is left. When she voices her concerns, though, she is forbidden to question the wildfire. She is told the director has full control over the magical fire. But does he? When Greta decides to take matters into her own hands, she is joined by old and new friends as they journey to the heart of the wildfire and attempt to extinguish it on their own. They will be met with some of the toughest challenges they have ever faced, but Greta is determined to save her home – even if it means sacrificing herself to do it. Along the way, she discovers she may have a magic of her own if she can learn how to use it. And she'll have to learn fast. The wildfire is spreading quickly and is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

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July 22, 2019

The First House

"The First House" by Robert Allwood

| Twitter | Instagram | When the daughter of a self-confessed witch, Sarah Saville, disrupts a sacred altar, she becomes transformed by an ancient myth, giving birth to twin daughters through immaculate conception, a miracle – something that her enemies consider hard to ignore. As she prepares to leave behind her life of rogues, privateers, and witchcraft, Sarah is attacked at sea, and loses her children in the chaos. Years later, her long-lost daughters, now forge their own destiny, and like their mother, seek to reunite. A reunion that will set London on fire, and forever change the world as they know it.

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