Come see what’s new at Cross Reference Library! We’ve got lots of great things for you to check out, including these entertaining items we’ve just added:
Among the movies we added this week were a war-themed Christmas film and additional titles in the Love Comes Softly saga, based on the book series by Janette Oke.
Love’s Abiding Joy - Following a treacherous journey west, Missie and her husband have set up a homestead where they’ve begun to raise a family. And now that a railroad line connects the states, Missie’s father is able to visit. But when the joyful reunion is interrupted by tragedy, the faith and love of this family is once again challenged in a story you and your family will never forget.
Love’s Unfolding Dream - Missie’s adopted daughter Belinda is determined to become a doctor, but despite her dedication and ability, Doc Jackson believes women should stay at home - and so does Belinda’s suitor, Drew Simpson. But with faith and hard work, Belinda begins winning the hearts and minds of everyone around her, including a wealthy dowager, who just might help make Belinda’s dreams come true in this satisfying family drama.
Love Takes Wing - Still as feisty as ever, Belinda Simpson is now a doctor in a small Missouri town where an unknown plague is spreading fear and resentment among the townspeople. One local resident thinks the illness was spread from the town orphanage and wants to see it shut down. Belinda struggles to make sense of the disease and God’s plan for the beleaguered town - but with the support of Lee Owens (the town’s handsome young blacksmith) and her best friend, Belinda learns that if she can rely on faith and love everything else may just fall into place.
Love Finds a Home - Dr. Belinda Owens is a young woman with a loving husband and a rewarding career. But when Belinda’s pregnant friend Annie comes to stay, Belinda must come to grips with her own inability to conceive. And when Annie’s meddlesome mother-in-law gives Belinda advice about her medical practice, Belinda looks to a higher power for strength, wisdom and even diplomacy in this riveting installment of the popular, uplifting films about the enduring power of love and faith.
The Christmas Card - In the midst of war in Afghanistan, Cody Cullen is touched by a lovely card sent by Faith Spelman from the small, picturesque town of Nevada City, California. As months pass, the card never leaves his side, giving him the strength to survive and setting him on a mission to find her.
Radio - For anyone who ever had a dream and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe, comes the real life story of Robert ‘Radio’ Kennedy. Experience Radio’s journey from a man no one understood to the coach no one could live without. Together with Head Coach Harold Jones, Radio inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Heroic performances from Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris will have you laughing, crying, and cheering for the man who proved the world’s greatest victories happen in real life.
The Life and Passion of Christ - Experience the power of God’s word as the Apostle Matthew leads you on a journey through the life of Jesus the Christ. You will witness the world changing events of His life and thrill to His teachings as you walk with Him through the cities of Judea. You will behold the miracles of divine love and the power of His deep compassion. You will experience the celebration of Christ’s triumphal entry, the intimacy of the Last Supper, and the agony of His crucifixion. Your spirit will soar as His glorious resurrection is re-enacted.
The Gospel of John: Experiencing Christ As Your Life - Join Bob George in this chapter by chapter exposition of the gospel of John. Realize why Christ Himself is real life and how He personally offers hope that you can discover a meaningful life as a Christian, overcome fear with the assurance of eternal life, experience joy during adversity, and more.
Classic Christianity - Like so many believers, Bob George began his Christian life in love with the Savior only to end up years later disappointed and unfulfilled. Drawing on his own struggles and years of teaching and counseling experience, Bob cuts straight to the heart of the issues that cause so many believers to start out in excited enthusiasm, only to end up merely “going through the motions” of the Christian life. In Classic Christianity, Bob shows us the way back to the life Jesus provided for us when He set us free from the bondage of the law, teaching us to live in the newness of life led by His Spirit.
We’ve also added books from the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery.
Anne of Windy Poplars - Anne has taken her first job away from Green Gables and soon discovered that her real work lay in dealing head-on with the proud Pringle family. But she quickly became the whole town’s champion and confidante, and would have appeared almost meddlesome - if she weren’t as spirited and lovable as ever.
Anne’s House of Dreams - Anne’s own true love Gilbert was finally a doctor and now they no longer needed to live apart. They married quite simply and began life together in their own little dream house where Anne met new neighbors, made new friends, and solved new problems. But she was still the same Anne - spirited and full of surprises.
Anne of Ingleside - Anne, now a mother of five, presided over a happy, lively home. Mrs. Doctor for some fifteen years, Anne suddenly began to worry that perhaps her adored Gilbert no longer loved her. But how could he not? After all, she may have been older, bu she was still the lively, irrepressible, irreplaceable redhead - the wonderful Anne of Green Gables, grown up.
Rainbow Valley - Anne’s wonderful, lively children found a special place all their own. Rainbow Valley was the perfect spot to play, to dream and to make the most unusual friends, like the Merediths. They were two girls and two boys who had no mother. What they did have was a minister father who was looking for a wife but so far had found nothing but heartbreak. Between the minister courting a young spinster and the escapades of the restless children, the town was bubbling with scandal. But in the end, the warmth and laughter of Anne of Green Gables taught all an unforgettable lesson of love.
Rilla of Ingleside - Anne’s children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. Rilla wasn’t yet fifteen, and she was still looking forward to her first dance and her first kiss. But undreamed-of challenges awaited irrepressible Rilla when the happy world of Ingleside was endangered by a fearful far-off war. Rilla must join her courageous family in a dramatic struggle that would change her life and leave Rilla no longer a girl, but a proud woman.
Unleash your leadership potential in the Leadership Series audiobook from New York Times best-selling author John Maxwell. Each of the eight books in this series address the most fundamental aspects of leading others, and offer straightforward advice regarding specific topics like: What are the definitions and core qualities of success? How does one help others in the mentoring process? What is the makeup of a good attitude? What are the building blocks of great relationships? How does a leader equip others? Includes Leadership 101, Relationships 101, Attitude 101, Mentoring 101, Equipping 101, Success 101, Self-Improvement 101, and Teamwork 101.
Think of the moment you last experienced God. Do you know him that closely in this moment? Truly experiencing the love of God gives us a taste of his goodness and his love for us, but often those moments are fleeting. We get distracted by life. Our awareness and understanding fade while our longing to experience him that way again increases. In Longing for God, you can begin to fill that longing by developing your capacity to receive and respond to God's love. Spiritual formation is the process through which one's inner self is opened to the work of the Holy Spirit, who forms us into the image of the Son. Here Richard J. Foster and Gayle D. Beebe, both experienced leaders in spiritual formation, introduce you to people from the past who have known God deeply. Each person helps you to grasp one of the seven primary paths to intimacy with God that have been developed throughout Christian history.
Be sure to check out the wide variety of items we have available in our children’s section at Cross Reference Library, including these new books! We have reading material for all ages, from early readers and board books to teen novels, family audiobooks and a great variety of children’s movies. It’s all in the KCMI studio building at 209 East 15th Street in Scottsbluff, open Monday through Friday from 9-5pm.