Meet a dozen local authors at Dogwood Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The authors will be there to sign books, answer any questions, and have casual conversation. Stroll with your Dogwood latte, shop, and experience what every book lover enjoys- talking about books they’ve read and finding new treasures.
Dogwood Books and Gifts is locally owned and is proud to support local authors and artists. 100% of proceeds from everything you buy at Dogwood goes to Outreach to help local charities. When you shop local, your dollars remain in this community. Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. Amazon is going to be just fine without your book purchases and do you know what Amazon doesn’t have? Big sunlit windows, comfy chairs to curl up in, and steaming hot lattes, that’s what. At Dogwood, you get a book or a gift for your friend and a nice afternoon, knowing that some of your money is going to help people in need.
These are the Dogwood Dozen, here to meet you on Saturday, Oct. 1:
• Patricia Chadwick, Little Sister – A Memoir
The author sheds light on her childhood, growing up in a religious cult in the 1950s and 1960s. Her community of 100 people including 39 children, was allowed no access to the outside world or its influences – radio, newspapers, television. Patricia also writes about how it was to be evicted from the community at the age of 17 to face a world she had been taught to believe was full of sin and danger.
•Dr. Debbie Palmer, Mindful Beauty: Holistic Habits to Feel and Look Your Best
Mindfulness is a simple change we can all make for better health―emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In Mindful Beauty, New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer unveils her secrets to helping her patients develop more mindfulness and, in the process, cultivate inner peace and outer radiance.
• Kristen Jacks, Money in Your Twenties: Getting Started
Few schools teach personal finance, and most young adults cannot afford a financial advisor. Kristen, a financial educator and planner, gives twentysomethings the straightforward guidance they need to avoid common money mistakes and to take control of their finances.
•Ken McCallion, Saving The World One Case at a Time
In the United States, the right of both citizens and non-citizens to file civil lawsuits is one of the most cherished rights available to ordinary people. Ken gives readers an inside look into how certain legal cases can change the world for the better. It dives deep into many of the highly-publicized cases McCallion has worked on throughout his career, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Bhopal India Gas Disaster Case, the Holocaust Claims cases, the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, as well as many lesser-known cases fought on behalf of ordinary people who have been deeply wronged. It goes beyond the headlines and shows how the right of ordinary citizens to pursue justice in a court of law is a precious right worth fighting for.
•Fleming Rutlege, Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ
Published in 2018, this book has been surprisingly popular among non-liturgical church circles and is a timely read for this time of year. Fleming’s magnum opus, the work of a lifetime, is The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Christ. It won the award for Best Reference Book of 2015 from the Academy of Parish Clergy. Six months later, it was named Book of the Year 2016 by Christianity Today. Fleming’s most recent book, God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament, has received praise from many leading Old Testament scholars as well as preachers.
•Ronice Felicia Latta, The Layover
Grief and loneliness are commonly experienced following a significant loss. The Layover is filled with faith-building devotionals to help you lean into the transformative power of God during difficult transitional seasons. As you read these personal short stories, you will begin to feel His presence and recognize His grace in your own life.
•Deanna Danielle, Sheli – A Shepherd And His Sheep
We may wonder at times why God allows brokenness to enter our heart. It has been my experience that when this happens, I am drawn closer to the Lord-our true shepherd-for strength, hope and joy. Sheli is the story of a faithful sheep who can not understand why her shepherd has put her in the back of her fold. As she notices and starts to help the sheep around her, she forgets her own worries and realizes her greater purpose. As you turn the pages of Sheli, may you experience the healing truth of God’s awesome grace and knowledge of the awe inspiring love that He so desperately awaits to give us all!
•Jeff Cooper, After the Fact
When Jack Collins leaves a small Connecticut law practice to join one of the nation’s most prestigious firms, he trades a nondescript office for an elite one in a gleaming New York City skyscraper. Blinded by the allure of wealth and power, Jack doesn’t see the danger around him. Time is running out for Jack to figure out the truth before he loses everything: his career, his marriage, and maybe even his life.
•Mary Cattan, Pilgrimage of Awakening The Extraordinary Lives of Murray and Mary Rogers
The handsome young couple, the Rogers, from England’s upper crust, raised with nannies and educated at finishing schools and Cambridge, uproot their children to live a life in solidarity with India’s poorest. The couple embraces strands of Hinduism and Buddhism in their life pilgrimage across boundaries of culture and faith in India, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, and Canada. As they “rock the boat” institutionally, their spiritual pilgrimage and awakening sparks both controversy and awakening in countless others.
•Jill Woolworth, The Waterwheel
A treasure chest of practical wisdom from the author’s 25 years of professional counseling. Offers simple advice to meet the challenges that come with relationships, marriage, parenting and life losses, modeling the self-talk that can alter the lens through which we view difficult situations. Designed to read a page at a time, it is for the person who has five minutes to read and wants a lifetime of useful and encouraging ideas.
•Mike Harris, Now You Can Take My Picture
Mike and his wife Sally travel extensively and take amazing photographs along the way. What makes this beautiful book different are Mike’s stories, where he describes what attracted him to take selected photographs and why these photographs have special meaning for him.
•Rev. Terry Elsberry, No Greater Love: The Bible in 60 Minutes
Episcopal priest and professional writer Terry Elsberry combines the power of story with the power of God’s love as revealed in the Bible. Accessible, lively and entertaining, this distillation of the world’s most important book into a one hour read is a must for all ages. This is a great, inexpensive gift at Christmastime.