Good Summer Reads – Part 2

The Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God – husbands – even themselves – until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sicera was a woman of today, bold, determined. Her life is about to be turned upside down. Mary Kathryn was a young pioneer on the Oregon trail. She is filled with anger at being uprooted from the home. Francine Rivers has been writing for more than twenty years and authored more than thirteen novels. She has received numerous awards and endeared herself to millions of readers.

Heroes Among Us – Jim Ryun
“Deep within each of us dwells the heart of a hero” is the theme of this book. Throughout time there have been people whose courage has changed their worlds and the flow of history. This book is about such men and women, most of them unknown by many today. Their lives inspire us. Their lives show us what it is to be good, to be brace, to be guided by conscience and character. In the face of tremendous challenges, they made decisions to stand firm. These are real people who had the courage to give their lives for others, to right the wrongs of social injustices and to slay the dragons of their day.