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Jack of Spies

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Millions of people around the world look to the Bible as a source of encouragement and faith formation, a reminder that God is love and is in control, and a guide to living one's life the way God desires. But this treasured book has also been misused and manipulated by many, placed on a pedestal of untouchability, and protected from questioning and honest engagement. Bird encourages people of faith to explore the texts on their own, freed from long-held myths and misconceptions; experience the Bible anew; and appreciate this holy book for what it is--not what we think it should be. With the sensitivity of one who has discovered this freedom herself, Bird invites readers to engage what the Bible really says about twelve key issues, including sin, sex, and the role of women.

ISBN: 9780664260408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 27th, 2015

Event date: 
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Join us in celebrating First Friday in the Multnomah Village!

For your browsing enjoyment, we'll be serving wine. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for our monthly drawing. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win!

Our prizes this month:
One lucky adult will win:

Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me (Paperback)

And our children's prize is:

Where Are My Books? (Hardcover)

Event date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Now available in paperback, Blue Mind is a landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. Blue Mind not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

ISBN: 9780316252119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - July 21st, 2015