Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Enslaved by Ducks

When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan, he was counting on a tranquil haven. Then Bob married Linda. She wanted a rabbit, which seemed, at the time, innocuous enough. But that was just the beginning. Wouldn't a parrot be cute? Linda said. Bob suddenly found himself constructing pens, buying feed, clearing duck waste, spoonfeeding at mealtime. One day he realized he'd become a servant to a relentlessly demanding family, and a motley crew it was.

Writing as someone who's been ambushed by the way in which animals, even cranky ones, can wend their way into the heart, Bob Tarte reveals the truth of animal ownership - and who really owns whom.

Facing the Giants

In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


By Disney and Pixar

The highly acclaimed director of Finding Nemo and the creative storytellers behind Cars and Ratatouille transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a new cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL-E.

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe. Rated G.



By Disney

Full of daring action and hilarious characters, the fun-filled Mulan celebrates honor, courage and the importance of family.  The Washington Post proclaims Disney's Mulan is "gorgeously animated... stirringly told!"

Clever Mulan proves her worth outside her tradition-bound society when, disguised as a male soldier, "Ping," she bravely takes her father's place in the Imperial Army.  Helped by her outrageously funny guardian gragon Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-Kee, Mulan strives to earn the respect of her fellow warriors and their courageous Captain Shang.  Mulan's adventures lead to a climactic battle atop the Imperial Palace, where her family's honor and the fate of the Emperor and all of China rest in her hands!  Rated G.


Crimson Hero #10

By Mitsuba Takanashi

All that matters to 15-year-old Nobara Sumiyoshi is volleyball - she's an awesome player with big-time ambitions.  But sometimes it seems like a girl just can't get a break in the competitive world of high school volleyball.

Although Yushin told Nobara he likes her, he doesn't want to start dating until after the Spring Tournament is over - and he wants to keep their relationship a secret!  Nobara agreed to Yushin's terms, but can she hold up under Haibuki's charm?

book, manga


By Bill Kelly and Kevin Lima

A fairy tale comes to life in this thoroughly original, new Disney classic.  Drawing inspiration from its classic heritage, Disney creates an inspired story unlike any you've experienced before.  Filled with exiement, fun and incredible music from the legendary Alan Menken, Enchanted is the ultimate fish-out-of-water adventure.  For princess-to-be Giselle, life is a fairy tale - until she's banished from the animated land of Andalasia and thrust into the very nmagical, live-action world of modern-day Manhattan.  When a cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer comes to her aid, little does he realize this joyful, wide-eyeed innocent is about to enchant him.  Enchanted - the musical comedy that will have your entire family under its spell.  Rated PG for some scary images and mild innuendo.

DVD, fantasy

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ZOEgirl & Nichole Nordeman

by ZOEgirl and Nichole Nordeman

Contains the songs:

1. Brave (Nichole Nordeman)
2. What If (Nichole Nordeman)
3. Even If (ZOEgirl)
4. Beautiful Name (ZOEgirl)
5. Lay It Down (Nichole Nordeman)
6. Nick of Time (ZOEgirl)
7. No More Chains (Nichole Nordeman)
8. Live (Nichole Nordeman)
9. Dead Serious (ZOEgirl)
10. Legacy (Nichole Nordeman)
11. Here and Now (ZOEgirl)
12. Anything Is Possible (ZOEgirl)