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Poultry in the Pulpit

poultry in the pulpit cover imagePoultry in the Pulpit: Further Revelations of the Vet in the Vestry
Cameron
1988

Submitter: Not sure what to make of this from the cover.

Holly: This is the memoir of a veterinarian who became a minister. Here’s the Publishers Weekly review. It also got good reviews on GoodReads. The title is catchy and the cover is odd enough to get people to take a look. It seems like a pretty good choice for Christian-centric, rural communities. The Vet in the Vestry was Cameron’s first book, and this one continues his story with more on the ministerial part of his life. It may have appeal to James Herriot readers. I’m calling this one odd enough to be interesting, but old enough to be weed-able if it no longer circulates.

 

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Fix Your Nerves with Jesus

How to have Freedom from Fear, Worry and Your Case of Nerves
Allen
1954

Isn’t this cover awesome in its awfulness? I think the best part is if you are free from worry, one half of your face will be smooth and young looking.

This little number came from a church library and is all about how scripture will heal all that mental illness. Anxiety, OCD, and “sexual perversions” are all fixable with a little bit of Bible talk. I particularly like the quiz on dealing with reality. In case you are interested, I didn’t do too well on the quiz (last picture). I guess I am headed to an institution soon. Oh wait, I am already there sitting at a reference desk with the other people not dealing with reality.

Institutionalized at the Library,

Mary

More Mental Health Help:

Ladies, You Can Cure the Blahs

Isn’t Depression Cute?

Working Your Last Good Nerve

A Woman’s World (as told to by a man)

Obey Your Man and God Will Love You More

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Our Jewish Neighbors

Getting Acquainted with Jewish Neighbors
Eakin
1944

I think we can include this in our geography material, even though Israel didn’t exist until 1948.  I am going to cut this book some slack given the time it was published.  The intent was to educate on Jewish culture and religion.  That said, how is this helpful for a contemporary collection?  My favorite of the contents:  “Why bother to get acquainted with Jews?”   This belongs in an archive, not in a public library.

Happy Hanukkah

Mary and Holly

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