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Films For Christmas

11 new inspirational movies and cartoons to savour:


New Titles At Stanborough Library For Christmas

New DVDs At The Library

Enjoy a fantastic selection of inspirational and challenging productions:


Summer Reads

New DVDs

Number Class Author Title Back of the DVD True story
DVD March of the Penguins Every year, thousands of emperor   penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They are birds,   but they do not fly. They are aquatic animals, but this time they will not   swim. Instead, they walk-marching day and night in single file 70 miles into   the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth…Predators hunt them,   storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable, fuzzy chicks makes it all   worthwhile. So follow the leader…to adventure! yes
DVD Like Dandelion Dust Like Dandelion Dust is, according to USA TODAY, “the next Blind
Side”. Like Dandelion Dust is a compelling   drama oabuot a young boy who lives an idyllic life with his adoptive parents   on the coast of Florida. It’s a postcard childhood until the day they receive   a disturbing phone call: his birth parents want Joey back. A judge’s decision   could tear him away from the only home he’s ever known. One family is   determined to keep the son they love, the other to begin a new life, one   they’ve always dreamed of, and rise above the challenges of alcoholism and   domestic abuse that have plagued them. Joey’s future hands in the balance as   issues of parenthood and class warfare play out. Someone must make the   bravest decision of their life; sometimes the greatest love is letting   go.

New Books

“The Success   Principles” by Jack Canfield 158.105-
“Team of Rivals: the   Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin 921.LIN-001
“I beat the Odds: From   Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond” by Michael Oher with Don   Yaeger 921.OHE-001
Christian fiction
“A Time to Embrace”   by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-107
“The Last Song” by   Nicholas Sparks 248.SPA-001
“The Tender Years”   (Prairie Legacy 1) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-010
“A Searching Heart”   (Prairie Legacy 2) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-011
“A Quiet Strength”   (Prairie Legacy 3) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-012
“Like Gold Refined”   (Prairie Legacy 4) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-013
“Every Storm” by   Lori Wick 248.WIC-008
“White Chocolate   Moments” by Lori Wick 248.WIC-009
“Bamboo and Lace”   by Lori Wick 248.WIC-014
“A Place Called   home” (A Place Called Home series 1) by Lori Wick 248.WIC-010
“A Song for Silas”   (A PlaceCalled Home series 2) by Lori Wick 248.WIC-011
“The Long Road   Home” (A Place Called Home series 3) by Lori Wick 248.WIC-012
“A Gathering of   Memories” (A Place Called Home series 4) by Lori Wick 248.WIC-013
“When Calls the   Heart” (Canadian West 1) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-014
“When Comes the   Spring” (Canadian West 2) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-015
“When Breaks the   Dawn” (Canadian West 3) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-016
“When Hope Springs   New” (Canadian West 4) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-017
“Beyond the Gathering   Storm” (Canadian West 5) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-018
“When Tomorrow   Comes” (Canadian West 6) by Janette Oke 248.OKE-019
“Waiting for   Morning” (Forever Faithful 1) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-108
“A Moment of   Weakness” (Forever Faithful 2) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-109
“Halfway to   Forever” (Forever Faithful 3) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-110
“A Thousand Tomorrows   & Just Beyond the Clouds” (Cody Gunner series) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-113
“This Side of   Heaven” by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-114
“When Joy Came to   Stay” by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-115
“Shades of Blue” by   Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-117
Unlocked” by Karen   Kingsbury 248.KIN-118
“Divine” by Karen   Kingsbury 248.KIN-119
“Like Dandelion   Dust” by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-120
“The Shunning” by   Beverly Lewis 248.LEW-002
“The Confession”(a   sequel to “The Shunning”) by Beverly Lewis 248.LEW-003
“The Reckoning”(a   sequel to “The Confession”) by Beverly Lewis 248.LEW-004
“Young Woman: a Young   Woman’s Guide to Teenage Sexuality” by Jonathan and Ana Gallagher 176.002-
Bible novels
“Noah: the End of the   World” (a sequel to “Noah: the Chosen One”) by Bradley Booth 247.BOO-002
“Skyriders” by   Vimbai Gore-Strachan 823.GOR-001
“Lucky Star” by   Cathy Cassidy 823.CAS-001
“Sundae Girl” by   Cathy Cassidy 823.CAS-006
“Scarlett” by Cathy   Cassidy 823.CAS-004
“Driftwood” by   Cathy Cassidy 823.CAS-005
“Indigo blue” by   Cathy Cassidy 823.CAS-003
“Dizzy” by Cathy   Cassidy 823.CAS-002
“The Worst Thing About   my Sister” by Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-014
“The Bed and Breakfast   Star” by Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-015
“Midnight” by   Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-016
“Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal” by Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-017
“Double Act” by   Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-018
“Candyfloss” by   Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-019
“Sleepovers” by   Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-020
“Secrets” by   Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-021
“The Cat Mummy” by Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-022
“Best Friends” by Jacqueline Wilson 823.WIL-023
World Book Day Books 2013
“Hang in There Bozo” by Lauren Child 828.CHI-001
“Two of Diamonds” by Anthony Horowitz 823.HOR-001
“Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions” by Tony Robinson 608.007-
“Bittersweet” by Cathy Cassidy 823.CAS-007

New Library Arrivals

Christian fiction
“One Tuesday morning” (9/11 series book 1) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-101
“Beyond Tuesday morning” (9/11 series book 2) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-102
“Every now and then” (9/11 series book 3) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-103
“On every side” by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-104
“Where yesterday lives” by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-105
“A time to dance” (Timeless Love series book1) by Karen Kingsbury 248.KIN-106
“Hinds’ feet on high places” by Hannah Hurnard (a beautiful allegory of the yearning of God’s children to be led to new heights”) 248.HUR-001
 “Mountains of Spices” by Hannah Hurnard (a sequel to “Hinds’ feet on high places) 248.HUR-002
“The princess” by Lori Wick 248.WIC-007
“Covenant child” by Terri Blackstock 248.BLA-001
“Project Sunlight” by June Strong 248.STR-002
“October baby” by Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston 248.WIL-001
Bible novels
“Samson” by Tracy Morgan 247.MOR-100
Based on a true story
“Chinese cinderella and the secret dragon society” by Adeline Mah Yen (a sequel to “Chinese cinderella”) 921.MAH-002
“Aim high” by T L Johnsson with K Rizzo (the thrilling story of an unlikely member of the President’s honour guard who proved that all things are possible with God) 248.JOH-001
“The Clifford Goldstein story: a passionate sdeptic meets a compassionate God” by Clifford Goldstein 248.GOL-100
“The torn veil” the best-selling story of Gulshan Esther as told to Thelma Sangster 248.SAN-001
“China Cry: the Nora Lam story” by Nora Lam 248.LAM-001
“Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel” by Jeff Kinney 813.KIN-108
“An urgent message of wowness” by Karen McCombie 823.MCC-202
“Naughty Amelia Jane” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7) 823.BLY-016
“Amelia Jane again” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7) 823.BLY-017
“Amelia Jane gets into trouble” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7) 823.BLY-018
“Amelia Jane is naughty again” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7) 823.BLY-019
“Good idea, Amelia Jane” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7) 823.BLY-020
“Farm boy” by Michael Morpurgo (The seguel to “War horse”, a major feature film) 823.MOR-005
“Shadow” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-006
“Little foxes” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-007
“The war of Jenkins’ ear” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-008
“Waiting for Anya” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-009
“Little Manfred” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-010
“The dancing bear” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-011
“Running wild” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-012
“My friend Walter” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-013
“An elephant in the garden” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-014
“Friend or foe” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-015
“Billy the Kid” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-016
“Alone on a wide wide sea” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-017
“The ghost of grania O’Malley”” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-018
“Twist of gold” by Michael Morpurgo 823.MOR-019
Short stories
“White horse of Zennor and other stories” by Michael Morpurgo 806.MOR-001
Business/Self-help books
“Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson 158.104
“The gunpowder plot: Terror and faith in 1605” by Antonia Fraser 942.090
Education& learning
“What’s the point of school: rediscovering the hearf of education” by Guy Claxton 370.004
“Outstanding lessons” by Caroline Bentley-Davies 370.005

New DVD Arrivals

Films to enjoy with your family, to inspire & educate yourself:

Author Title Back of the DVD True story
Johny When Dr Drew Carter tragically lost his ten-year old son in a car
accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife, Julia, blames the accident on herself while their daugther feels increasingly more rejected by her own mother. When Dr Miller refers Johny, a foster child with leukemia, to Drew, the wheels start to turn. Is there a chance to heal Drew’s family? Does Johny have a special mission to fulfil?
The path of the wind After serving a ten-year prison sentence, Lee Ferguson returns to the small town where he was raised. There he meets Katie but their relationship is threatened by a scheming coworker and a violent past which will not stay buried. When a mysterious stranger knocks on his door, Lee is suddenly confronted with the choices he made long ago. He must now decide how far he is willing to go to seek redemption. The Path of the Wind is a compelling story of love, vengeance, and forgiveness, and the powers we choose to let guide us
Eyes to see Ray, a news cameraman is assigned to capture Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that left over 300,000 dead. In the midst of the catastrophic damage Ray is forced to choose between doing his job and stepping out from behind the lens to help the victims. When he sets down his camera to rescue Marie, a Haitian mother who is trapped beneath the heavy debris of her former home, Ray opens his eyes to his own humanity yes
Come what may If college student Caleb argues what he truly believes about abortion, he stands to lose the most important competition of his life-and the support of his mother. If he softens his stance, he might win the coveted title…but lose the heart of his teammate Rachel in the process. Come what may is a vivid reminder that choosing what’s right is never easy…but it’s always worth the cost.
The sound of the spirit Beautiful Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka’s life changes forever. She ends up moving in with her traditional Jewish relatives. From her stormy relationship with her uncle, to a meeting with the synagogue’s senior rabbi, to the attention of the cutest boy in the synagogue, Rivka is caught in the crossfire of strong feelings between two faith communities. Her story is told with humor, compassion and grace
Set apart The city -and all of its influences-is all these kids have ever known…and they think it’s all there is…But is it? yes
Flywheel Jay Austin wants to sell used cars making as much money as possible. But then he comes across a classic convertible, and there begins a ride of his life as he learns to honor God with his business, his relationships, and his life!
Faith like potatoes Angus, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, leaves his farm in the mist of political unrest and racially charged land and travels to South Africa to start a better life. Faced with ever mounting challenges, hardships and personal turmoil, Angus quickly spirals down into a life consumed by anger, fear and destruction. He needs a miracle-and it happens… yes
Hansie This is a story of Hansie, South Africa’s golden cricket captain. He was destined for greatness…but, his greatest battle was not on the field… yes
October baby As the curtain rises, Hannah steps onto the stage…only to collapse moments later. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. The doctors diagnosis is nothing cmpared to her parents’ revelaion: Hannah was adopted-after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered and confused, Hannah embarks on an incredible journey with Jason, her oldest friend. As she searches to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah realizes life can be so much more than you’ve planned.
The other side of heaven John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950’s while his girlfriend stays in the USA. Can their love survive and can he reach out to the Tongan people? yes
Amish grace When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community. Through the eyes of a grieving mother, Ida Graber, and other devastated families, this movie explores the Amish’s astonishing reaction to the horrific shootings – of forgiveness and compassion. yes
The Shunning Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence — until a mysterious “Englisher” comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.

New Arrivals

Christian fiction
“The Knight and the Dove” by Lori Wick 248.WIC-005
 “Comrades of the Trail” by Colleen Reece 248.REE-003
“That Book in the Attic” by Helen Oswald 248.OSW-001
“Worlds Apart” by Gail Vinnal 248.VIN-100
“Shipwreck on Devil’s Island” by Elaine Egbert 248.EGB-002
” Young Gymnast” by Joan Jackman 796.052
“Young Swimmer” by Jef Rouse 797.300
“Dance” by Andree Grau 792.100
“The Crown and the Crucible”by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella 813.PHI-001
“Nick and Co In A Fix” by Bob Croson 823.CRO-200
“Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad 823.CON-101
“Pop Princess” by Cathy Hopkins 823.HOP-003
“Survive: Ocean Terror” by Jack Dillon 823.DIL-001
” When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” by Judith Kerr 823.KER-001
“Miau” by Perez Galdos 863.PER-001
“Ararat” by D M Thomas 823.THO-200
“Terrier In the Tinsel” by Ben Baglio 813.BAG-001
“After” by Morris Gleitzmann 823.GLE-005
“Love and kisses” by Jean Ure 823.URE-001
“Design” by Terence Conran 745.006
” Watercolour Workshop” by Glynis Barnes-Mellish 751.003
” The Earth form the Air 365 Days” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand 778.007
Short stories
” Quickening Pulse 3″ by D J Brindley 806.QUI-002
” The Quickening Pulse 4 ” by D J Brindley 806.QUI-001
“Chocolate for a woman’s heart” 806.ALL-001
English & Literarure
“Aspects of Othello” by Kenneth Muir and Philip Edwards (Ed) 809SHA.4-009
“Charles Dickens” by Steven Connor 809DIC.3-002
“Hamlet” by Martin Cotle (Ed) 809SHA.4-003
” Sailing After Knowledge:The Cantos of Ezra Pound” by George Dekker 809POU.2-001
“What Happens in Hamlet” by John Dover Wilson 809SHA.4-003
“Four English Comedies of the 17th and 18th Centuries” by J M Morrell 822.FOU-001
“Wordsworth:Lyrical Ballads ” by Alun Jones 809WOR.1-002
“The School for Scandal and the Critic” by R B, Sheridan 822.SHE-101
Classics & Plays
“Dr Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe 822.MAR-001
“Masks for A Dead King and Other Plays for Classroom Reading” by J P Taylor 822.TAY-002
“Ghosts and Other Plays”by Henrik Ibsen 839.2IBS-004
“Tales form Ovid” by Ted Hughes 871.OVI-002
Bible novels
“Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers 247.RIV-001
“Dahveed: Yahwah’s Fugitive (Book 3)” by Terri Fivash 247.FIV-005
“Dahveed: Yahwah’s Fugitive (Book 4)” by Terri Fivash 247.FIV-006
“Education” by Ellen White 200.302
“The Desire of Ages” by Ellen White 200.250
” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder” 616.003
Christian growth
“Sex God : Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality” by Rob Bell 241.017
” Blue Like Jazz” by Miller Donald 241.001
Law/Human Rights
“Human Rights” by Charles Freeman 323.001
“The Influence of Religion in Law” by Alfred Denning 340.002
“Local Government” by P W Jackson 352.001
“United Nations” by Stewart Ross 341.001
“Ec Legislation 2000-2001” by Nigel Foster 354.011
“A Child’s War” by Bihet Molly 828.BIH-001
” A Man Named David” Dave Pelzer 921.PEL-001
“E.Encyclopedia: Animal” by Sarah Larter (Ed) 591.009
” A Lot of Bottle” by Derek Rutherford 362.200
“Faces In the Smoke” by Arthur Benjamin 921.PER-100
“London: A City Revealed” 914.019
Stories/True Stories/Tales
“The Story of Borge” by H C Branner 839.1BRA-001
” Tales of Real Spies” by Fergus Fleming 327.001
“Tales of War” by Mihail Sadoveanu 859.SAD-001
“You Absolutely Couldn’t Make It Up” by Jack Crossley 827.CRO-001
“Crime Scene: The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science” by Richard Platt 364.003

New Library Arrivals

Films to enjoy with your family, to inspire & educate yourself:

Number Class Author Title Back of the DVD True story
DVD Beyond the Next Mountain A story of how a Hmar tribe has received Scriptures in their own
DVD The Fourth Wise Man Based on Henry van Dyke’s classic, “The Story of the Other Wise
Man”, a fictional story set in biblical times, told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban studies the prophecies and witnesses a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban and his servant Orantes pursue Jesus, only to miss Him at ever turn. The story culminates on Easter Sunday as Artaban, old and dying, finally encounters the new King, bringing peace to his final moments of life.
DVD Grace Card After police officer Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident,
years of bitterness and pain erode his love for his family and leave him angry with God…and everyone else. Can Mac and his new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright, somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible to look past their differences-especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace.
DVD Heidi When orphaned Heidi is sent away to the mountains to live with her
grumpy grandfather she meets a frosty welcome. But soon, with the help of her animal friends the two start to grow to love each other. However, their idyllic world is turned upside down by the arrival of Heidi’s greedy aunt, who comes to take Heidi from grandfather and then sells her to the evil Madame Rottenmeier to be a companion to the invalid girl in her care. Despite her ability to make friends, Heidi soon misses her grandfather and longs to return to the mountains…
DVD The Hiding Place Beautifuly restored, this insipring true story of holocaust survivor
Corrie ten Boom now outshines its own stunning Hollywood premiere. With the WWII Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families. But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they’re left with nothing to cling to but their faith.
DVD The Inn of the Sixth Happiness The inn of the sixth happiness is based on the true life story of
Gladys Aylward who led by her dream to be a missionary journeys to China and opens an inn for the tired, hungry mule drivers crossing desolate mountains trails. Gradually overcoming the natives’ hostility she helps the local population. But her greatest feat is achieved during the Japanese invasion of China when she leads one hundred homeless children to safety across enemy-held terrain.
DVD Letters to God A hearfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemtpion, Letters to God is
the story of what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning-the resulting tranformational jouney touches the lives of everyone around them
DVD More Than Dreams For decades, a phenomenon has been recurring in the Muslim world. Men and women, without any knowledge of the Gospel and without any contact with Christians, have been forever transformed after experiencing dreams and visions of Jesus Christ. Here are five stories of former Muslims who now know Jesus as their Saviour, recreated in docu-drama format. yes
DVD Mother Teresa The story of Mother Teresa yes
DVD David Dimbleby A Picture of Britain Britain as it is…
DVD Pilgrim’s Progress Based on John Bunyan’s book
DVD Pride An inspiring story of how a bunch of boys and a girl became a
true team and won medals in life…If your hobby is swimming you will want to watch this one.
DVD Robber of the Cruel Streets: The Story of George Muller He began life as a thief, a cheat and a drunkard, but an encounter
as a student with Jesus Christ changed all that. Today he is remembered as the man who, in his lifetime, raised in today’s money a staggering one hundred million pounds and used it to provide homes and welfare for the 120,000 orphans he “robbed” from Bristol’s cruel streets. This he did without making any appeals or using fundraising techniques, but simply by prayer.
DVD Mark Gungor Sex, Darting & Relating This is the highly anticipated and much sought after information on
teenage dating and teen sex. Mark Gungor and Laugh Your Way America put together basic information that every teen needs to know when it comes to the subjects of teen sex, teenage dating and relating.
DVD Time Changer The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russel Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled “The Changing times”. His book is about to receive a unanimous endorsement from the board members of the Grace Bible Seminary until his colleague Dr Norris Anderson raises an objection. Dr Anderson believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle over 100 years into the future, offering him a glimpse of where his beliefs will lead.
DVD Wesley Step into 18th century England and experience the transformation
of one man whose heart-wrenching search for peace haunts him even as he pours himself into a life of service and evangelism. Now, for the first time, Wesley’s fascinating spiritual struggle is presented in this award-wining feature film based on John’s own private journals. A heart transformed can change the world.
DVD What if… What if…, tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), who fifteen
years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancé, and a new Mercedes, he hasn’t considered a family nor felt the need to set foot in a church in fifteen years.But…God has other plans. What if… is a story of finding your true purpose in life.
DVD Fireproof At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage:Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever…rescuing his wife’s heart.