Cam's Picks for September Take Ten

Cam, or Cameron if you are speaking to his mother, has been juggling hats in the bookstore business for about seven years; six months of that has been at Quail Ridge Books. Cam loves fishing, kayaking, playing bass guitar, learning about Jesus. He is excited that he will be a husband next spring!

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner $12.99). It’s rarely the fish that fishermen are after, and in this classic novella, Hemingway perfectly encapsulates this. He takes the reader on a journey with an elderly fisherman seeking validation from his peers and for himself. He finds so much more.

Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan $16.99). You will be challenged as you take a deeper look at what idols are battling for the throne of your heart and which ones may already be winning.

State of Fear by Michael Crichton (Harper $9.99). Race around the world to stop a group of environmental terrorists before it’s too late! You’ll struggle to guess what is science and what is fiction in this thriller, and worry about how realistic it seems.

A Fly Rod of Your Own by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster $16). This is the most relatable book I have ever read, and I don’t even fly fish! Gierach’s sometimes hilarious and sometimes somber stories capture perfectly what it means to be a fisherman. I was torn because I was itching to get out there and fish, but I couldn't put the book down!

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing $15.99). This book has saved and elevated so many relationships including my own. It can be difficult to express your love to someone in a way that truly reaches them, but when you learn what love language speaks to the person, your words and actions can do just that. This book is life-changing!

My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Edition by Oswald Chambers (Discovery House $17.99). Chambers raised the bar for all devotionals, and the bar has yet to be moved. This book is so good I go back through it again every few years.

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson $15.99). Who hasn't struggled with the idea of purpose, fallen into a job they hate, or just reached the point where they don't know what to do with their life? In this book, Lucado guides you towards finally getting an answer to the question, “What am I born to do?”

500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species by Greg Jennings (Firefly Books $24.95). The most accurate and high-quality photographic library of freshwater aquarium fish I've found yet! Jennings gives you enough information to choose the perfect fish whether you are putting together a peaceful community or breeding a single species.

The Oath by Frank Peretti (Thomas Nelson $15.99). A suspenseful tale rife with symbolism that takes you into a small town full of secrets, a strange black rash, and brutal deaths at the hands of a large, mysterious creature.

Jesus Is ______: Find a New Way to be Human by Judah Smith (Thomas Nelson $16.99). Smith fills in the blank in a new way in each chapter to capture the humanity of Jesus in a way that the Christian community seldom can. Smith's fun and accessible writing style will introduce you to the Jesus that the stained-glass pictures, hymns, and Renaissance paintings sometimes fail to capture.

Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780684801223
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

Told in language of great simplicity and power, this story of courage and personal triumph remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works.

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works.


Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780310318842
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Published: Zondervan - February 19th, 2013

In gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780061782664
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Published: Harper - April 28th, 2009

In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.


A Fly Rod of Your Own (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451618358
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2018

“After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master,” (Forbes) and his newest book only confirms this assessment, along with his recent induction into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame.


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780802412706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Northfield Publishing - January 1st, 2015

- Over 11 million copies sold

- #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running

- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary

 

Simple ideas, lasting love

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge.


My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Edition Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627078764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Discovery House Publisher - September 6th, 2017

My Utmost for His Highest has been a proven, best-selling devotional for many years. Over the past century, Oswald Chambers's writings have inspired countless people to drink deeply from the biblical truths that he so passionately championed. His words are simultaneously penetrating and invigorating, and they trigger something in your soul leaving you forever changed.


Cure for the Common Life Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780849947087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Nelson - May 2nd, 2011

"Sweet Spot."


500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770859197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Firefly Books - March 30th, 2018

Praise for the hardcover edition: "For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource." --American Reference Books Annual 2007


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$15.99
ISBN: 9781401685232
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 8th, 2011

An ancient sin. A long forgotten oath. A town with a deadly secret.

Something evil is at work in Hyde River, an isolated mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes without warning--taking life in the most chilling and savage fashion.


Jesus Is _______.: Find a New Way to Be Human Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781400204755
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 25th, 2013

A New York Times Best-Seller

Jesus is ____. How would you finish thatsentence?

The subjectis there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed lighton the path to becoming who you were made to be.