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ENDURANCE

ALFRED LANSING

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism". Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book – with over 200,000 copies sold – has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition...

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MY HEROES

SIR RANULPH FIENNES

Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?' For the first time he explores this idea by revealing his own personal heroes and what lessons their actions may have taught him in his own often hazardous profession. This book describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to these ordinary individuals becoming Ranulph's great heroes. From polar survivor to knifed-and-beaten policeman, from a woman missionary to a special forces soldier, these wonderful people will make you proud to be part of the human race. Also MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters...

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THE BIBLE

EUGENE H. PETERSON

You live in fast-forward - school, friends, work, God - it all adds up. This is your chance to press Pause with a modern version of the Bible called ‘The Message // Remix Pause Bible'. Pause is sort of like TiVo for your spiritual life. Now you can reconnect with God in daily readings from the best-selling The Message // REMIX that take you through the entire Bible in one year, two years, or four years. Read every story, every psalm, every crazy vision any minor prophet ever had. The Message // REMIX: Pause features a book-at-a-time reading plan that immerses you in two different passages each day, and gives you a chance to pause and rest with a time of reflection on the seventh day. Make this book part of everything you do. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't pause and reflect, you just might miss the best part...

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GIFTED HANDS

Dr. Ben Carson

Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century...

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO

Alexandre Dumas

A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance...

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