Library hours: Sundays 7:30am-1pm; Tuesdays 1-4pm
Location: Northeast Hallway of the main building, next to Rm. A-1
The church library has a wealth of resources to help you grow to maturity in Christ. You might be visiting this page in hopes to search or reserve a book - unfortunately, our online catalog is currently not available. Our volunteer librarian is working very hard to update our library inventory. We will keep you updated on our progress and hoping we can bring back a well-loved online resource.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to check if a specific book is on our shelf and to reserve it, OR drop by in person during library hours. You may also call ext. 150 and leave a voice mail message.
Featured Bookshelf (Librarian Picks)
|LifeOvers: Upside-Down Ways to Become More Like Jesus
Bible teacher Gracie Malone knows that women want to have meaningful relationships with God. But many women think that they need to spend more time and put great effort into chasing God down and fitting him into their already busy lives. Her advice to women is this: look at Christ in a new way. When Jesus taught, it was in paradoxes and riddles that always ended in unexpected ways-just like life tends to do. Jesus's teachings challenge us to live life just the opposite of what society tells us to pursue. In this twelve-week journey through the teachings of Jesus, Malone guides women, either individually or in small groups, into a deeper understanding of a God who is in control, even when it doesn't feel like it. With Malone's powerful writing, readers will discover that through this new outlook, they get a chance to do life the way God intends.
|"What Difference Do It Make?"
Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent
What Difference Do It Make? continues the hard-to-believe story of hope and reconciliation that began with the New York Times bestseller, Same Kind of Different as Me. Ron Hall and Denver Moore, unlikely friends and even unlikelier coauthors—a wealthy fine-art dealer and an illiterate homeless African American—share the hard-to-stop story of how a remarkable woman’s love brought them together.
Deeply moving but never sappy or sentimental, What Difference Do It Make? answers its own question with a simple and emphatic answer. What difference can one person (or two) make in the world? A lot!
Kay Marshall Strom and Michael Pickett
Think of the little girls you know: your daughter, a niece, a friend's child. And then think about this: little girls are tossed away every day. All over the world, women and girls face:
starvation - displacement - illiteracy - sexual exploitation - abuse
In fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed are overwhelmingly female. Moved by their plight, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to partner with ministries working to help females and to interview girls in some of the most difficult places in the world.
These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people--people like you. These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. For each of the five sections of the book--physical suffering, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life--the authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads. Opening these pages will open your eyes to situations you couldn't imagine, to places you've probably never been and to young girls--not so different from the ones you know--who are dearly loved by God. And our powerful God will help us as we read, speak and pray on their behalf, that the forgotten might become free.
|Door of Hope
Victims of abuse-any abuse-need to know how other people have made it through the recovery process. As a victim of incest herself, Jan Frank understands the myriad emotions that victims struggle with and offers ten proven stops toward recovery in Door of Hope.
A powerful story of inspiration and restoration, Door of Hope, is Jan's journey toward wholeness. But it is much more than a story.
It is hope for other victims. And in this updated edition, Jan provides a special section featuring answers to questions most often asked by abuse victims and those who love them.
|The Scarlet Thread
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally.
Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail.
Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn’s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.
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.
The community of Hyde River watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish. Yet, the more locals are pressed for information, the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their forefathers’ hidden sins. Only when Hyde River’s secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger fully revealed. What the town discovers is something far more deadly than anything they’d imagined. Something that doesn’t just stalk its victims, but has the power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly fills their souls with darkness.
All dressed up in a fresh new cover, Pretense, the bestselling novel from Lori Wick is ready for a brandnew generation of readers.
Marrell, a happily married army wife,adores her family, but throughout her life she’s felt something missing. Whenshe discovers that the void is spiritual, she is afraid to tell her husband. Willhe understand that he cannot meet all of her needs, and that she cannot meetall of his?
Covering the lives of Marrell andher two daughters, Mackenzie and Delancey, from the1970s to the 1990s, Pretense is acharacter–rich novel written from Lori’s heart that shows the patient love ofGod and the promise of His forgiveness for all who seek Him.
Until We Reach Home
Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's death and father's suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help.
Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.