Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!
Author: Lynne Andreen
“Local produce, local meats, local cheeses, local bakers, create menus that are delicious and appropriate for the fall season.” Please join Lynne Andreen as she walks you through the fields and meadows, mountains and valleys to her friends’ farms and homes for some traditional and new Vermont culinary treats. Some of the recipes are culled from the original book “In A Vermont Kitchen” authored by Lynne and her step-daughter Amy Lyon. Lynne credits Amy for much of the development of the previous book and appreciated the help and expertise of her step daughter’s creativity. Local produce, local meats, local cheeses, local bakers, create menus that are delicious and appropriate for the fall season. As you can see by the pictures, the foods not only taste delicious but have great eye appeal as well! Hope you enjoy the recipes as well as the stories.
Sermons for the Autumn Season
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Publisher: Liturgical Press
On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: “What sanctity can these stones have that we should celebrate their festival? They do indeed have sanctity, but it is because of your bodies. . . . Your bodies are holy because of your souls, and this house is holy because of your bodies.”The thirty-eight sermons in this volume carry forth this theme, revealing the holiness of the monastic life as monks alternate through the rhythm of the day and the year between the opus Dei and manual labor, journeying faithfully through life to death and the transitus to glory. The twelfth-century Ecclesiastica Officia of the Cistercian Order required abbots to speak formally to their communities in chapter on seventeen fixed days, mostly liturgical feasts. This volume witnesses to Bernard’s fulfillment of this requirement and includes sermons for the Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of All Saints, sermons devoted to the feasts of particular saints celebrated during the autumn months, sermons for the time of harvest, and funeral sermons that look forward to the eternal joy in the communion of saints.
A Season of Change
Author: Peter J. Marchand
An expert on winter now turns his talents to autumn, a season of beauty and change. Author of the award-winning Life in the Cold, Peter J. Marchand examines the natural and biological phenomena of fall. With Marchand as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. Dig under the fallen leaves and heavy mists with him to discover a vibrant world. Readers learn the whys and wherefores of these events, but much much more, as Marchand answers questions most non-specialists have about how and why such changes and adaptations occur. Though autumn may appear to be primarily a transitional season, he shows how many remarkable and essential natural processes happen routinely only during this period. He describes such topics as timekeeping in plants and animals, food hoarding, seed dispersal, and animal mating behavior among the large mammals of the North. The book is organized by theme rather than by species, so that similar adaptation mechanisms of different species can be compared and contrasted. Marchand has a demonstrated skill in making scientific facts easily understood, while also conveying the beauty and wonder of what he describes. Also an accomplished photographer, his many beautiful full-page photographs show unusual aspects of the season.
Author: Gertraud Breyer
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Fall Quilts and Decorating Projects
Author: Shelley Wicks,Jeanne Large
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Talented designers Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks present a charming collection of quilts and coordinating projects. Enjoy warming your home with the seasonal beauty of autumn. Choose from 12 distinctive projects, plus a bonus online "Harvest Trio" pattern set that includes an apron, a tea towel, and a set of coasters Play with a mix of styles, such as scrappy pieced quilts and quilts featuring the authors' popular chunky applique Learn techniques for piecing, fusible applique , and wool applique
Author: Jennifer Sparrow
Publisher: Tate Publishing
In her inspirational novel of love and acceptance, Jennifer Sparrow shows the characters in "Autumn, Season of Change" how the love of Christ breaks down all barriers and softens even the most hardened of hearts. Will she find unexpected love as well? Determined her past will not control her future, any reader will want to help this young character in "Autumn, Season of Change" through hardships and surprises as together they discover peace and joy.
A Spiritual Biography of the Season
Author: Gary Schmidt,Susan M. Felch,Mary Azarian
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Discover how this transitional season can reveal both the abundance and the limitations of our everyday lives. Autumn, with all its traditional images of colorful trees, frost-covered pumpkins, and piles of wood stored up against winter's cold, can be a season filled with anticipation. The harvest, the imminent onset of cold and snow, the resumption of old routines, and the beginning of the school year all require preparation and planning. If summer has been something of a pause, autumn helps us to see the passage of time more clearly. Autumn is a season of fruition and reaping, of thanksgiving and celebration of abundance and goodness of the earth. But it is also a season that starkly and realistically encourages us to see our own limitations. Warm and stirring pieces by E. B. White, Anne Lamott, P. D. James, Julian of Norwich, May Sarton, Kimiko Hahn, and many others in this beautiful book rejoice in autumn as a time of preparation and reflection, when the results of hard labor are ripe for harvest.
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Nach dem wunderbaren SOMMERBUCH liegt nun ein weiterer liebevoll gestalteter Erzählband der finnischen Autorin Tove Jansson vor. Hierin versammelt sind viele ihre beliebtesten Novellen - allesamt wunderschöne und zurückhaltende Prosa, die den Leser durch die dunkle Jahreszeit trägt. Die Geschichten sind voller Humor und gleichzeitig mit einem guten Maß an Melancholie geschrieben. Sie zeichnen vibrierende Bilder vom Kindsein, Erwachsenwerden und den Freuden und Mühen des Alters. Ein großes Lesevergnügen!
Author: Colleen Dolphin
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This fun and engaging title introduces young readers to the autumn season. Beautiful double-page photos combine with easy-to-read sentences to illustrate the origins and characteristics of fall. Includes an overview of all the seasons, fun facts, seasonal activities and a quiz. This title is a great way to interest early learners in science while gaining reading practice and skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Author: Alice V. Benton
For years, Autumn Braxter has wondered what happened to her best friend, Lem. The two grew up together in Brooklyn and were rarely apart. She last saw him the night Lem’s family was killed. One day, while in church, Autumn spots him sitting in one of the pews. They pick up where they left off, and Lem soon asks her to marry him. What Autumn thought might be the life with the love of her dreams quickly turns to ashes. Lem lied to her about his job, and dangerous lifestyle; he does anything to make money. Reluctantly, Autumn tries to fit in with the new lifestyle, yet eventually gives into the inevitable and leaves Lem. On her own and desperate to find love, Autumn enters into a series of bad relationships, putting her trust in men that don’t deserve it. The more she continues, the more she loses her identity. Breaking the cycle of self-abuse will take courage, strength, and incredible faith. Can Autumn turn her life around and find the man she deserves?
Author: Antonio Vivaldi
Publisher: Alfred Music
A Violin solo with piano accompaniment composed by Antonio Vivaldi.
Category: Miniature books
A Seasons of Lancaster Novel
Author: Rosalind Lauer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
For fans of Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly Lewis, Rosalind Lauer’s Seasons of Lancaster novel A Simple Autumn is a wonderful Amish story about two brothers navigating through the troubled waters of love. A LOVE THAT REMAINS HIDDEN, A FORK IN A THORNY ROAD Jonah King has no desire to leave his close-knit community. All his hopes and dreams lie in Lancaster County, and many of them revolve around his longtime love for Annie Stoltzfus. For years he’s been trying to get her to see what burns inside his heart, yet he remains all but invisible to her. Annie’s beautiful eyes reflect only her affection for Jonah’s older brother—and her sadness when he chooses another. Jonah knows that he must speak up, but when he’s around Annie his calm, capable demeanor flees, leaving him tongue-twisted and awkward. Gabe King has been courting schoolteacher Emma Lapp for months, but she insists on keeping their relationship secret. Emma embraces her duty to set a good example for her pupils, but Gabe is in his rumspringa and still wild at heart, riding motorbikes and unwilling to cut his ties to the outside world. Much to Emma’s deep sorrow, it appears that she and Gabe are choosing different paths. As swirling leaves of orange and gold dance across the countryside, two brothers must find the courage and faith to reconcile their heritage and their hearts. A beautiful story that explores the clarity of true love, A Simple Autumn is a bounty for heart and soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Gail Saunders-Smith
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Simple text and photographs depict the weather, plants, animals, and activities of autumn.
Seasons of Life
Publisher: Notion Press
The common thread that connects all the stories in the book is the Fall or the Autumn. Autumn symbolizes a time of self-reflection. It is also the transition from light to darkness like twilight when day slowly melts away into the darkness but not before revealing the resplendency of the setting sun. It is also a period of accepting the reality of the present and moving towards and preparing oneself for the future: a period of contemplation and accepting impermanence. Like the seasons, we also change within ourselves whether it is coping with impermanence, overcoming the ghosts of the past, or learning to make our lives more meaningful. ‘Autumn Leaves’ narrates the reality of being left alone as one ages due to the splintering of families and the slow drifting away of relationships. The story traces one family’s travel through four generations. ‘Amora’ is all about the failure to distinguish between love and infatuation before realizing that relationships are based on understanding and acceptance and that alone is permanent. ‘Enigma’, brings together two individuals who are diametrically opposite in nature but stay bonded till the end. The story is about friendship, love and that the meaning of our existence lies in how useful a life we have led.
Author: Antonio Vivaldi
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
From Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons for Easy Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!