This book provides the foundation for any church to develop a thriving childrens ministry by giving step-by-step guidance and creative application exercises based on Willow Creeks successful Promiseland ministry and other successful children's ministries from around the world.
Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation. Delia Naughton, wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton, is Meri's new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Delia's husband's chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong.
"I felt cheated"
Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home - home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident, or arson? Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognize her father’s slow failing and her mother’s desperation, another house burns, and then another, always the homes of summer people.
"keeps you listening!"
This stunning new novel showcases Sue Miller's singular gift for exposing the nerves that lie hidden in marriages and families, and the hopes and regrets that lie buried in the hearts of women.
"5 enthusiastic stars- compelling, a joy to read"
In the summer of 1968, Jo Becker ran out on the marriage and the life her parents wanted for her, and escaped, for one beautiful, idyllic year, into a life that was bohemian and romantic, living under an assumed name in a rambling group house in Cambridge. It was a time of limitless possibility, but it ended in a single instant when Jo returned home one night to find her best friend lying dead in a pool of blood on the living room floor.
"Don't waste your time..."
Four unforgettable characters beckon you into this spellbinding new novel from Sue Miller. First among them is Wilhelmina Billy Gertz, small as a child, fiercely independent, powerfully committed to her work as a playwright. The story itself centers on The Lake Shore Limited, a play Billy has written about an imagined terrorist bombing of that train as it pulls into Union Station in Chicago, and about a man waiting to hear the fate of his estranged wife.
"Far better than a previous reviewer thought"
In the fall of 1988, Sue Miller found herself caring for her father as he slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's disease. She was, she claims, perhaps the least constitutionally suited of all her siblings to be in the role in which she suddenly found herself, and grapples with the haunting memories of those final months and the larger narrative of her father's life.
"Excellent book-beautifully written"
Eva, a divorced and happily remarried mother of three, runs a small bookstore in a town north of San Francisco. When her second husband, John, is killed in a car accident, her family's fragile peace is once again overtaken by loss.
"Captivating & Entertaining"
Love came late to Meri, but in a rush: she met Nathan at 36 and they were married two months later. Now they are exchanging their bohemian lifestyle for a house of their own in a college town in New England - a new life that Meri is not sure she even wants. Nathan is boyishly excited about moving in next-door to his political hero, Senator Tom Naughton. Meri is unimpressed, but strikes up an unexpected friendship with his wife.
Perhaps it’s best to live with the possibility that around any corner, at any time, may come the person who reminds you of your own capacity to surprise yourself, to put at risk everything that’s dear to you… Thirty years ago Jo Becker’s bohemian life ended when she found her best friend brutally murdered. Now Jo had everything: work she loves, a devoted husband, three grown daughters and a beautiful home.