Prairie Publications
Books By
Mary Anne Phemister
Mere Christians

Mere Christians

Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis continues to hold remarkable appeal to people from all walks of life, with books by and about Lewis remaining perennially popular. Arguably no author of the twentieth century has had a greater spiritual impact on more people than Lewis. Mere Christians explores this influence through personal accounts from fifty-five Christians whose spiritual lives have been dramatically altered by reading Lewis's books. The contributors include ordinary laypeople as well as well-known leaders and writers including Charles Colson, Anne Rice, Jill Briscoe, George Gallup Jr., Philip Yancey, and many more. This unique collection shines new light on the impact of Lewis's work and will be of wide interest to his many fans.

Lessons from a Broken Chopstick

Lessons from a Broken Chopstick

A Memoir of a Peculiar Childhood

Was the cause really worth it all? Like many parents who are on mission with God in a foreign land, Mary Anne Phemister's father was resolute in his zeal to lead the lost people of China and later Vietnam, Cambodia, and Taiwan out of spiritual darkness. No one ever questioned his passion and dedication to missions. But the dark side of such unmovable faith, passion, and zeal was another matter. Was the cause really worth the emotional pain, suffering, and price that Mary Anne believes she and her siblings, as well as their submissive mother, paid for their father's intractable passion to witness for Christ overseas? With sensitivity, insight, forgiveness, and even humor Mary Anne weaves her recollection of her growing-up days as a child in a "Third-World Culture"-an experience shared by many who are reared in surroundings outside the land of their national origins. Like Pearl Buck's memorable "Fighting Angel" penned some 75 years ago Mary Anne thoughtfully yet incisively addresses issues and topics most missionary books would consider "too hot to handle."

32 Wheaton Notables

32 Wheaton Notables

Their stories and where they lived

Learning about local history is a joy with this attractive guide highlighting the stories of the famous people who have called Wheaton home for part of their lives. Using the map guides, readers can locate the places where these 32 Notables lived, and where Billy Graham pastored a church while still a student. Readers will also learn how Judge Gary came to have the town of Gary, Indiana, named after him; how Barnes & Noble Booksellers got started; who first settled this town; and other fascinating facts and photographs about this amazing All American City.

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