New Books

Henson, Maria Rosa, Toshiyuki Tanaka, and Cynthia H Enloe. Comfort Woman: A Filipina’s Story of Prostitution and Slavery under the Japanese Military. Second ed. Asian Voices. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Maria Rosa Henson was forced into slavery and prostitution as a “comfort woman” during Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Rosa recalls her upbringing as an illegitimate child, working for the Huk guerrillas, wartime, and a marriage that left her a single mother. Through Rosa’s riveting accounts and reflections, we are led on a journey of violent experiences and triumphs that she endured throughout her life. This autobiography is a staple in bring forth the violence experienced by women. Summary provided by MAR student Megan Reed. https://lpts.on.worldcat.org/oclc/961183366

Shelf location: D 810 .C698 H47 2017

Cimperman, Maria, and Roger Schroeder, eds. Engaging Our Diversity: Interculturality and Consecrated Life Today. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020.

Renowned practitioners, theologians, and psychologists engage in the conversation of intercultural living and ministry today. They dive deep into spiritual concepts, explain related terms, and provide practical tools to help us understand and accept our cultural diversity. The insights presented in this book will be essential to those wanting to strengthen intercultural relationships and advocate for inclusivity as they minister to individuals, communities, and the church. Summary provided by MAR student Megan Reed. https://lpts.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1114555098

Shelf location: BX 2435 .E45 2020

Langtree, Karen, and Natalia Moore. Heaven’s Big Secret: The Easter Story. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2020.

Two of the smallest angels, Alfie and Alia, are determined to find out what the big angels in heaven are whispering about. As they journey to Earth in curiosity, they meet many furry friends ad discover the story of Easter. This exciting tale allows for children to engage with the story of Easter through relatable characters and bold, colorful pictures. Summary provided by MAR student Megan Reed. https://lpts.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1140154321

Shelf location: BT 481 .L364 2020

Alexander, Cecil Frances, and Jean Claude. All Things Bright and Beautiful. SPCK, 2020.

Based on the classic hymn “All things bright and beautiful,” we get to experience and celebrate creation through this eye-catching colorful book. As ‘bright’ and ‘beautiful’ as the illustrations are in this exceptional children’s book, all readers will come to understand the essence of the creation that surrounds us. Summary provided by MAR student Megan Reed. https://lpts.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1130638949

Shelf location: BT 695.5 A44 2020

Sloan, Michelle, and Summer Macon. Extraordinary Women of the Bible. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2020.

Let’s learn about the incredible women in the Bible! Deborah, Ester, Prisca, and Rahab are a few important women with great contributions in the Bible. In this meticulous and diverse children’s book, we journey with these extraordinary women through their struggles and triumphs and how their stories intertwine within the Bible. Summary provided by MAR student Megan Reed. https://lpts.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1140165481

Shelf location: BS 575 .S538 2020

Published by Jill Sherman

I am the Technical Services Librarian at the E. M. White Library.

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