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Start the New Year with a book form the Laurel Library.  New books are on display on the bookshelves behind the library desk.  Here are your librarian’s favorite new library books.


Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem
Do you feel stressed out because you are too busy? Kevin DeYoung offers dangers to avoid, diagnoses for this condition and one thing you must do.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life
Crystal Paine, the author of the Money Saving Mom blog, offers practical insight into setting goals to improve your health, manage your home, and increase your productivity.  This book, along with Crazy Busy, helped me prioritize my schedule and focus on the work God has planned for me.

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Does your prayer life need a jump start?  Mark Batterson challenges readers to dream big, pray boldly, set goals, and praise God for the outcome.


Other non-fiction titles that may spark an interest:

C.S. Lewis by Alister McGrath
Falling into Place by Hattie Kaufman
He Walks Among Us by Richard Stearns
Good Call by Jase Robertson


Numb by John W. Otte
This book is an action packed futuristic adventure about a man attempting to overcome his past and prevail against the evil surrounding him.

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
In Dear Mr. Knightley Katherine Reay combines three of my favorite things: Jane Austen, adoption, and an engaging story.  The author shows the metamorphosis of the protagonist from a socially awkward orphan who hides in literature to escape pain, to a daring young woman who has the confidence to attend graduate school, make friends, and find love.

The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson
I love Melanie Dickerson’s retelling of classic fairy tales from a Christian perspective.  The Princess Spy is Dickerson’s version of The Frog Prince. In this variation the protagonist is a sheltered princess who must learn to stand up for herself and be resourceful in order to save her father’s kingdom from attack.


Other Christian fiction titles you might enjoy:

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble
Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar
Burning Sky by Lori Benton
Outlaw by Ted Dekker
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris
Numb by John W. Otte