DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA. From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love. A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK FIVE STARRED REVIEWS Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Bantam Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A novelized biography about a young Polish diplomat, who served as a courier for the Polish underground and eventually visited the Warsaw Ghetto and conveyed a message to the allies' top officials about Hitler's plan to rid Europe of Jews.
Author: Yannick Haenel
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Indoctrinated in an Iraqi refugee camp, Daria is sent to the United States on a terrorist mission, while discredited scientist Sam Watterman takes on a government investigation of a threat that puts millions of Americans in peril.
Author: Stephen E. Miller
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Many think evangelism is rooted in a method. It is rooted in something much deeper. It is found in what makes us whole and healthy messengers of God's truth about Jesus. Mack Stiles has lived the life of the healthy evangelist in homes and coffee shops, at universities and farms. He has lived out and spoken about the gospel to Kenyans, Koreans, Arabs and North Americans. What he has learned around the world and at home is summarized here in a few basic truths that can shape any of us into faithful people who bring good news to needy and hurting friends. The whole gospel changes much more than our relationship with God. Stiles shows how it changes all of who we are and what we do. It means learning the whole gospel without shaping its message to meet our tastes. It means not just going through the motions of accepted behaviors. It means showing the unity of witness and justice. It means love. It means community. Join Mack Stiles in a life-giving adventure of boldly knowing, living and speaking the gospel.
Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel
Author: J. Mack Stiles
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Here, eagerly anticipated, is the definitive biography of Elijah Muhammad (né Elija Poole), a sharecropper's son with a fourth- grade education who became one of the most controversial Americans of the twentieth century, the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam, a movement dedicated to black separatism and self-empowerment. Though Muhammad's main argument--that white people were innately evil ("devils," he called them)--ran counter to the precepts of orthodox Islam, he was the chief influence in the conversion of nearly four million African Americans to Islam, touching in the process the lives of figures ranging from Muhammad Ali and Jesse Jackson to Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. But in his desperate grasp for power, Muhammad also amassed a huge personal fortune at the expense of his followers. He was a party to ritualistic homicides, had illicit affairs galore, and was quick to betray his friends and charges, most notably Malcolm X. In brief, he violated every ideal and principle that he espoused. With the cooperation of some of Elijah Muhammad's children and former apostles and with access to previously unreleased FBI files, Karl Evanzz gives us an unprecedented account of the life of the man whose philosophy continues, long after his death, to shape race relations in America. From the Hardcover edition.
The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad
Author: Karl Evanzz
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fifteen-year-old Frances is sent to her aunt’s house for the summer to escape difficulties at home. Soon she meets Peter, a man unlike anyone she has ever known. Peter is a messenger—but his messages never bring good news. Peter believes that Frances is a messenger, too. In a compelling page-turner as complex as it is chilling, the author of Daylight Saving poses the provocative question: If you could change the future, where would you start?
Author: Edward Hogan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Soon to be a major motion picture! Kill the Messenger tells the story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004. Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb's stories. Drawing on exhaustive research and highly personal interviews with Webb's family, colleagues, supporters and critics, this book argues convincingly that Webb's editors betrayed him, despite mounting evidence that his stories were correct. Kill the Messenger examines the "Dark Alliance" controversy, what it says about the current state of journalism in America, and how it led Webb to ultimately take his own life. Webb's widow, Susan Bell, remains an ardent defender of her ex-husband. By combining her story with a probing examination of the one of the most important media scandals in recent memory, this book provides a gripping view of one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of investigative journalism.
How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb
Author: Nick Schou
Publisher: Nation Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Who is Tyler Hawthorne? Beneath the Caribbean Sea, a salvage diver hears an eerie voice calling to him from the wreckage of a nineteenth-century ship. In return for promised riches, the diver becomes the servant of Adrian deVille, Lord Varre, the creature who has called to him. It's a bargain the diver will come to regret. Varre enlists him in a hunt for a man named Tyler Hawthorne. Ten years later, in a canyon in the foothills above Los Angeles, Amanda Clarke has become curious about her new neighbor, Tyler Hawthorne. He's not home much, but others tell her that her new neighbor is about her age -- twenty-four. He's also wealthy, handsome, and single. Amanda soon suspects that another description can be added to the list of Tyler's attributes: con artist. When Tyler shows up at the hospice room of her friend Ron and tells the dying man he'll live, Amanda angrily resents Tyler for giving Ron false hope. Until Ron begins to recover. Although Tyler continues to puzzle her, Amanda finds herself drawn to him. Tyler finds himself drawn to Amanda as well, but he has a secret he must keep from her: he's been twenty-four for almost two hundred years. Two centuries ago, he bargained for his life. In exchange, he became a Messenger, one who hears the final thoughts of the dying and conveys those last messages to their loved ones. Since that time, his life has been nomadic and -- except for the companionship of a remarkable black dog -- solitary. The dying also convey messages to Tyler and now they are hinting that his long service may be coming to an end. He begins to hope that he can return to a normal, mortal life and allows himself to grow closer to Amanda, unaware that he is being pursued by an old enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him and that he can only leave his role as the Messenger behind at a dreadful cost.
Author: Jan Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Chris doesn't take any notice when a piece of glass angel smashes in front of him - not even when a stranger tells him it's a warning. Then he and his girlfriend are trapped on the moors and strange things start to happen. Who is the mysterious priest who rescues them and who, or what, is the third angel? Has Chris not taken his warning seriously enough? This great series features popular stories from the 'Shades' series that have been reduced in length and complexity to provide a gripping, achievable read for less able or reluctant readers.
Author: John Townsend
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Suspense fiction
Category: African Americans
Consider your last big purchase: What influenced your decision? A paid advertisement? A polished press release? A celebrity Twitter endorsement? A marketing email? A product webpage? Probably not. More than likely, you listened to someone you know and trust. An authentic voice with relevant experience is the most convincing proponent when we're considering a new product or company. That is the power of an advocate. In an age of complete transparency, buyers are no longer swayed by traditional sales and marketing tactics. Instead, they want to be guided by the advice of trusted peers. Advocate Marketing powers the progress of some of today's most exciting and successful organizations. Based on their pioneering experience with companies ranging from small startups to global multinationals, Mark Organ and Deena Zenyk's insights will show you how to discover, nurture and mobilize your most enthusiastic advocates to benefit your company and your career. The Messenger is The Message is your complete blueprint for building a powerful, always-on community of authentic advocates, the most effective system for efficient growth in today's social web era.
How to Mobilize Customers and Unleash the Power of Advocate Marketing
Author: Mark Organ,Deena Zenyk
In stark opposition to the prosperity gospel that seems to permeate every aspect of the media and large-scale outreach programs today, Dr. Warren P. Chavers takes the stand for getting back to the basics of faith and cleaning up The Mess in the Messenger. By turning away from ministries and ministers of the word preaching that prosperity is the way to salvation, The Mess in the Messenger reminds readers of the true love that God provides and the fulfillment that comes through a relationship with him. Applying the word of God in a practical and timely manner, Chavers delivers a message the world needs to hear: Do not buy the hype. Get back on the road of righteousness and humility. Readers will find themselves armed with Scripture and full of the hope of Jesus Christ and the knowledge that they have the power to recognize The Mess in the Messenger and follow the pure path of the everlasting Lord.
Author: Warren P. Chavers
Publisher: Tate Publishing