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Thrift Store Saints

Author : Jane Knuth
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First place winner for "Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" from the Catholic Press Association! Thrift Store Saints is a collection of true stories based on Jane Knuth’s experiences serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the inner city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the outset of the book, Knuth is a reluctant new volunteer at the store, sharing that her middle-class, suburban, church-going background has not prepared her well for this kind of work. By the end of the book, Knuth has undergone a transformation of sorts, and neither she nor we can ever view the poor in the same way again. Knuth’s transformation is rooted in the prevailing message of Thrift Store Saints: When we serve the poor, they end up helping us as much as we help them. Throughout the book we are introduced to new “saints,” as Knuth thoughtfully, at times humorously, describes how her encounters with the poorest people led her to the greatest riches of God’s grace. Thrift Store Saints makes clear that it doesn’t require heroic Mother Teresa-types to make a difference with the poor, and it even more powerfully shows us that working with them is not gloomy, depressing work. Knuth’s moving stories demonstrate the profound joy any of us can experience when we see serving the poor not as social work, but as a spiritual path that leads us to the heart of Jesus.

Thrift Store Graces

Author : Jane Knuth
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This “ridiculous” religious thinking—that when we help the poor, they end up helping us—is at the heart of the 30 stories that Jane Knuth shares in Thrift Store Graces, the sequel to her popular Thrift Store Saints. Similar to the first book, Thrift Store Graces contains personal accounts of Knuth’s experiences serving as a once reluctant, now enthusiastic volunteer at a thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan. What sets Thrift Store Graces apart from her first book is that Knuth introduces us to some far more challenging personal situations that emerge as a result of her volunteer work. Additionally, she invites us to join her as she hesitantly embarks on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in war-ravaged Bosnia. Through it all, her delightful sense of humor keeps her going, along with her conviction that some of God’s greatest gifts come disguised as difficulties. Witty, inspiring, and thought-provoking all at once, the stories in Thrift Store Graces subtly compel us to redefine what it means to volunteer and to rethink why it is that we volunteer in the first place.

2021

Author : Jane Knuth
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A vibrant prayer life unfolds when we regularly open ourselves to inspiration and God’s grace. 2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days provides a daily prayer experience to help us build and nurture our faith. Beginning with the start of the church year in Advent 2020 and continuing through the 2021 calendar year, this daily devotional notes major feast days, saint commemorations, and holidays. Each page combines readings from the Scripture of the day with reflections to provide a few minutes of solace for quiet prayer and meditation. 2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days ​is an accessible and insightful way to deepen our connection to God’s loving presence and fill each day with grace.​​​

Deseret Industries

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Love Will Steer Me True

Author : Jane Knuth
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When Ellen Knuth, a recent college graduate, decided to take a teaching job that sent her to across the world to a remote part of Japan, her mother Jane first felt the palpitations of worry. The closest Christian church was two hours by bullet train, and Jane couldn't be sure what kind of spiritual support her daughter would have available. Ellen, about to embark on a momentous experience, was more concerned about navigating cultural differences and handling her first classroom than the Mass schedule of far-flung churches. Thus a mother and daughter begin a cross-continental, winding journey in learning to relate to one another and their personal faith through the different lenses of their lives. With each section written individually, Jane and Ellen separately tackle their own perspectives on faith, family, and their place in the world. Somehow, they must find a path that allows Jane to let go of her spiritual plans for Ellen, and Ellen to let God find her wherever she is. Delightfully conversational and inviting, Love Will Steer Me True shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith. Laugh, learn, and wonder along with Jane and Ellen as they begin to tackle their new realities.

The Prayer List

Author : Jane Knuth
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2019 Illumination Book Awards, Bronze in Spirituality Make God a member of your family. Do you struggle to find the right way to integrate prayer into your daily family life? Are you worried your children won’t practice the same faith that has sustained you in times of difficulty? When Jane Knuth inherited the family “prayer list” from her aunt, she decided to continue the tradition of praying regularly with the list of needs and thanks for relatives and friends. But prayer fits itself to every person’s—and every family’s—situation and culture. As Jane learned how to pray in her family and explored the prayer experiences of other families, she discovered a simple truth: the best way to pray with your family is the way that works best for your family. The Prayer List shares the true stories of how families from many faith traditions—Christian, non-Christian, or no defined faith—pray together in meaningful ways. With prompts to inspire your own family’s prayer after each chapter, these stories prove that family prayer can be a path to the intimacy and closeness we long for. It’s like making God a member of the family.

Grants for Religion Religious Welfare Religious Education

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Saints Herald

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Ten Thousand Saints

Author : Eleanor Henderson
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“Eleanor Henderson is in possession of an enormous talent which she has matched up with skill, ambition, and a fierce imagination. The resulting novel, Ten Thousand Saints, is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.” —Ann Patchett, bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder A sweeping, multigenerational drama, set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City during the late 1980s, Ten Thousand Saints triumphantly heralds the arrival a remarkable new writer. Eleanor Henderson makes a truly stunning debut with a novel that is part coming of age, part coming to terms, immediately joining the ranks of The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude. Adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

Leaving the Saints

Author : Martha Nibley Beck
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Martha Beck reveals what her life was like and her shattering secret that led to her reevaluation of her life and her faith.

A Gathering of Saints in Alaska

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History of Mormons in Alaska from 1899 to April 1981.

Saints Unexpected

Author : Brent Van Staalduinen
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When fifteen-year-old Mutton is robbed at gunpoint while working in her mother's Hamilton thrift store, the thief makes off with an item that Mutton knows isn't meant for him, hurlingMutton and her family into a summer of remarkable and heartbreaking events. From fighting unscrupulous developers to first kisses to the anguish that comes from never knowing what your final words to a loved one might be, Saints, Unexpectedreminds us of the magic that comes with each opportunity to begin again.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Author : Timothy L. Gall
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Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.

The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star

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A Century of Saints

Author : Twila Bird
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"...A Century of Saints chronicles the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in eastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming from its sesquicentennial beginnings in 1846 (when the West's first saints settled temporarily in Pueblo) to its centennial establishment of the Colorado Mission in Denver in 1896. The book climaxes with the formation of the Denver Stake in 1940. A brief description of the Church's more recent progress concludes the volume"--Blurb on first flap of book jacket.

The Foundation Grants Index 1996

Author : Linda G. Tobiasen
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the latter day saints

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Foundation Grants Index

Author : Foundation Center
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The Official Catholic Directory for the Year of Our Lord

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Lies of the Saints

Author : Erin McGraw
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Nick Barrett is called in to solve a cold case, a former beauty queen's disappearance. Nick discovers an unlikely connection to a Citadel cadet's brutal hazing. His investigation circles closer to a century-old conspiracy to expose and punish the secret sins of Charleston's high society.