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Another Five Big Mountains and Treks: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Rainier, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Fuji, the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, and Cho Oyu
By author: David N. Schaeffer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H954
ISBN: 9780881466737
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
David Schaeffer recounts the everyday challenges of training, traveling, and attempting to stay up with younger climbers and professional guides, in his attempt to reach the summits of Mount Rainier in Washington State, Mount Fuji in Japan, and Cho Oyu in Western China (the sixth highest mountain in the world), and to complete the strenuous treks to Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail.

Appointed Rounds
By author: Michael McFee
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P553
ISBN: 9780881466386
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Michael McFee’s new book takes its title from the unofficial motto of the US Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” All of us have appointed rounds in our lives--essential things we are given to do and must try to complete, whatever the inner or outer weather, whenever the time of day or night, however we may approach those duties. This lively and wide-ranging collection of fifty essays--many of them pointed, a page or so, addresses McFee’s appointed rounds, subjects he has been thinking and caring about for decades.

Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P423
ISBN: 9780881462340
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey is the sixth book in the Journey series by beloved Southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper’s memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper’s journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life that will get him “back to the garden” where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this everyman’s ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.

Benched : The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H426
ISBN: 9780865545700
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Murder led five-year old Rufe Dorsey Edwards into her first courtroom. Victims and defendents ahve sat in courtrooms across the nation clasping sweaty palms while fervently petioning justice. Or, at least, a shot at personal vindication. On that Spring day in 1924, in a Dekalb County, Georgia courtroom, five-year old Rufe realized that attorneys like Schley Howard garnered attention.

Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote
By author: Marion Castleberry   Foreword by: Hallie Foote
Product Code: H892
ISBN: 9780881465051
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
For more than seventy years, beginning in 1939, when he penned his first play, Wharton Dance, Horton Foote was regarded as one of America’s most revered dramatists. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of small-town America while creating classics of modern theatre and film that have found devoted audiences around the world. Foote wrote more than a hundred plays and screenplays for cinema, theatre, and television, and was equally successful in all three mediums--a record of variety and productivity unmatched by any other writer. With a foreword by Hallie Foote, this biography is the most thorough and comprehensive to date of American dramatist Horton Foote. Drawing on the author's complete access to Foote's personal papers and extended conversations with the writer, his family, and his friends, Marion Castleberry discusses all the important aspects of Horton Foote's life and career--his Wharton, Texas childhood, his devotion to family, his deep Christian faith, his abiding passion for the theatre, and his successes as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.

Brooks Hays
By author: James T. Baker
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H278
ISBN: 9780865543355
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
James Baker examines the live of Brooks Hays- a man who sought to fulfill the demands of two vocations, one religious, the other political.

Buzzer Beaters and Memorial Magic: A Memoir of the Vanderbilt Commodores, 1987–1989
By author: Barry Goheen   Foreword by: Buster Olney
Product Code: H976
ISBN: 9780881467147
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The late 1980s were a boom time for college basketball, and the Vanderbilt Commodores were right in the middle of it. Led by Hall of Fame Coach C.M. Newton, All-America center Will Perdue, and a group of three-point shooters known as "The Bomb Squad," the Commodores made their mark in the Southeastern Conference and challenged for the conference title in 1988 and 1989. Along the way, they played--and, often, beat--many of the game's national powers, including Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan, and Kansas.

Can I Get a Witness?: Essays, Sermons, and Reflections
By author: Bill J. Leonard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P479
ISBN: 9780881464689
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
As the Twenty-First century muddles along, perhaps the phrase “Can I get a witness?” will sharpen our thinking about the current state of religion in American culture, particularly for Protestants. Indeed, the permanent transition that characterizes American religious life offers an opportunity to revisit the word “witness” and its meaning for the future. The materials in this volume survey issues in American religious communities developed through academic research, classroom teaching, sermons, and years of working with ministerial students. A final section is a collection of representative columns written for Associated Baptist Press, addressing questions in American religio-cultural life, past, and present.

Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope
Edited by: Charles W. Deweese
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P450
ISBN: 9780881463439
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope provides first-person glimpses into the cancer experiences of eighteen Baptists. In fact, every person connected with this book, including the publishing director, editor, and writers, has had and/or currently has cancer. Their very lives comprise the primary resources of this work. They share passionately about their own survival experiences and compassionately for those who do not survive and for those for whom the announcement of cancer may picture into their tomorrows. These writers, male and female, white and black, live in ten states. They have suffered various cancers: carcinoma, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and others, which have affected many parts of their bodies and emotions. They have not written to make money. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Carl Vinson : Patriarch of the Armed Forces
By author: James F. Cook
Product Code: H566
ISBN: 9780865547544
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
A biography of Georgia congressman Carl Vinson, one of the most important and influential individuals in US naval affairs. He not only mastered the traditions, processes, and rules of the House of Representatives where he served for a half century, but also acquired a vast and detailed knowledge of naval matters (and later the armed services in general).

Chances And Choices : Further Tales Of A Gentle Southern Man
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P318
ISBN: 9780865549739
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Every life is a journey and every journey is unique. There are incidents in our lives that are common to those in other persons’ lives, but the overall journey is as different and distinct as our fingerprints. It is also true that some parts of our journey take place on roads that are rough and rocky while others take place on roads that are paved and smooth. In Halfway Home Jackie K. Cooper takes a look at his journey when he reached what he considered to be the halfway point of his life. He had turned fifty, his kids were teenagers, he had been married for over twenty years. Every day brought something new, while every day was the same. It was a time for thinking about his yesterdays, and a time for contemplating his tomorrows. In this book there are stories that reflect his thoughts on his family, friends, and events. Some of the moments captured are funny, some are sad, some are important and some are silly; but all are sure to affect your heart and your mind. This collection of stories from a life’s journey will remind you of times in your own life; times you may have forgotten and now will relive. Jackie K. Cooper’s journey continues and every bend of the road, every spot on the horizon creates a new tale to be savored and enjoyed.

Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend
By author: F. Martin Harmon
Product Code: H893
ISBN: 9780881465068
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
Termed the greatest program builder in the history of college basketball after winning more than a hundred games at four different Division I schools, all of which had fallen on hard times or never enjoyed hoops success, Charles "Lefty" Driesell was a transcendent figure in his sport for more than forty years. Despite never coaching at one of the college game's traditional powers, and despite losing two seasons in the middle of his career due to the tragic actions of another, Driesell still ended his career as the fourth "winningest" college coach at the time he retired in 2003 with 786 victories, coaching at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State.

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