These are some of the great new Non-Fiction books on the shelves at The Next Chapter this week.
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder—unsolved for over a quarter of a century—forever changed America. This book is the definitive account of this horrifying crime and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It is the story of how Adam’s parents fought to change the way our country deals with crimes against children, and of their unwavering quest, with the help of one determined cop, to bring their son’s killer to justice. Read More
From Piper, the beloved author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, comes this set of instructions designed to reinforce Christians’ belief and faith in heaven. With a message of hope and love, Getting to Heaven draws from both Don Piper’s amazing personal experience and the words of the Gospel to offer a set of “departing instructions” that can help us face the inevitable battles ahead, prepare for eternal life, and – starting today – live a happy, fulfilling, purposeful life on Earth while making ourselves ready for the glory of Heaven. Read More.
The New York Times calls this “a sophisticated and thought-provoking consumer update for those inclined to captain their own medical destinies.” For all the talk about personalized medicine, our health care system remains a top-down, doctor-driven system where individuals are too often bit players in their own health decisions. In The Decision Tree, Goetz proposes a new strategy for thinking about health, one that applies cutting-edge technology to put us at the center of the equation and explains how the new frontier of health care can impact each of our lives. Read More
Life in Year One : What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine, by Scott Korb
What was life like at the time that Jesus was alive? The answers will surprise you in this down-and-dirty exploration of everyday life in 1st Century Palestine, when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and Christianity was born. Read More
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the things that make us smile. Sometimes it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us. Things like the smell of rain on a hot sidewalk, or waking up and realizing it’s Saturday, or nailing a parallel parking spot in one try. The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free. Wise and witty! Read More