My Name Is Deliverer is a collection of standalone stories about adventures that Nicol experienced during his many trips to various African countries and Iraq. The first few chapters introduce readers to how he became involved in the ministry of providing safe water to people. “Some of the adventures were quite perilous and showed me the grace and deliverance of God in saving me—apparently for more opportunities to provide water, coupled with more adventure—always, more adventure,” Nicol says. It took Nicol two years to write, edit, and publish the book, through which he conveys the importance of trusting God. He says,“[He] has a much bigger plan for our lives than the ‘small story’ that we spend most of our adult lives in living. And, it is not only bigger, but better, because it always involves helping others, who, most often, are truly unable to help themselves.” In writing My Name Is Deliverer, Nicol has always had the intention of making more people aware of the need for safe and clean water to drink. He’s also meant to “meet some of the people that receive the gift of accessible water for the first time, and some of those that help get it to them,” and has remained unchanged in more than 12 years. This is a book written by a bubbly and truly sincere man of God who wishes to introduce His grace and kindness to all—a beautiful addition to your library, no doubt!
Quoting Matilda: The Words and History of a Forgotten Suffragist is Susan Savion’s fifth book. It is a beautiful “gift” book as well as a quick source of suffragist history and biographical information. This is important, as New York State has added Gage to the school curriculum. Twenty-five pictures enhance the variety of topics organized by categories such as “Slavery,” “Tactics,”, “Religion, “Freedom” and sixteen more. Gage is an inspiration for today’s women who are still struggling against the existing patriarchy. Gage’s magnum opus, Woman, Church and State, is highlighted in Quoting Matilda. One of her many wise quotes is “Let me hope that I have done a little to rescue her [ancestors] memory from the oblivion to which the historian had consigned her. It is very well to give men their due, but it is equally a matter of justice to preserve the names of women pioneers.” You will be amazed at how very much Matilda Joslyn Gage has herself been an extremely noteworthy “pioneer.”
Nightbreak By Evelyn Chedekel Nightbreak follows two heroines, Vanessa Riley and Gloria Rodrigues, as they navigate a future world governed by vicious tyrant Adrianne Madden. After both the girls’ families were taken by Madden’s soldiers, all they have is each other. The novel brilliantly tells of how the two endeavor to overcome the differences that will ultimately test their friendship, its narration alternating between the two protagonists.