Summer is a great time to settle down and enjoy a good book. Come and see what your library has to offer for all ages.
On Sunday July 7 after the service we will have a large SUMMER READING display of KIDS BOOKS for all ages and PARENT RESOURCES. Come and find some special books for your family.
Wonderful Earth! Is an interactive, fun book about creation and caring for the earth.
Bible Infographics is full of mind-blowing Bible facts! Volume 1 is already popular and now we have Volume 2!!
The Voice, The Revelation and the Key by Jenny L. Cote is the latest in the Epic Order of the Seven Series, a 5 Star Readers Favorite.
All this and MORE! Come and get them!!
As we celebrate Canada Day we are reminded that we have been very blessed by God as a nation. The 150th Anniversary publication One Dominion celebrates the contributions Christ followers have made to the freedoms we enjoy today. This Sunday we will have a display of books by Canadian authors in the library.
We are featuring 3 excellent books that deal with significant life issues many face in family and community:
Spiritual Sinkholes by Jim Caruso is a practical guide for church leaders to avoid compassion fatigue and answers the question “Why aren’t church leaders able to care for themselves as well as they care for others?”
Reaching Your Addicted Loved One by Victor Torres who came to Christ through the ministry of David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz of “The Cross and the Switchblade” fame. Victor has ministered for 45 years in the area of gangs and drug addiction.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Dr. Atul Gawande is an international best seller. Time Magazine describes it as “A clear-eyed, informative exploration of what growing old means in the 21st Century...A book about aging and dying is, ultimately, a book about how to live.
In honor of Fathers we offer these reading suggestions from the Library:
Be a Better Dad Today: 10 Tools Every Father Needs, by Gregory W. Slayton. It’s never too late to become the best Dad you can be.
Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants, by Louie Giglio.
The Christian Man: A conversation about the 10 issues men say matter most, by Patrick Morley. The Final Race: The Story of Eric Liddell, the Olympian who inspired Chariots of Fire, by Eric T. Eichinger.
This week we are featuring books that have been made into movies:
The Trial, by Robert Whitlow, author and trial lawyer, offers high courtroom drama with a redemptive ending.
Indivisible, by Travis Thrasher, is a story inspired by true events of love, service, and finding each other all over again.
This week’s suggested reading involves spiritual conversations on various topics. Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth; inspired by the life and lyrics of Rich Mullins, by Andrew Greer. Why I Left, Why I Stayed; Conversations on Christianity between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son, by Tony Campolo and Bart Campolo. Manna; When you’re out of options God will provide Manna, by Steve Farrar of Men’s Leadership Ministries. And, Life Without Lack; living in the fullness of Psalm 23, by Dallas Willard.
Featured books this week offer support for those struggling with disappointment, depression and grief. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way; Finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered, by Lysa TerKeurst. It’s Okay Not to be Okay; Moving forward one day at a time, by Sheila Walsh. Still Life; A memoir of living fully with depression, by Gillian Marchenko. And, The Little Black Funeral Dress; Five things I wish I had known about grief, a personal and practical memoir by Shirley L. Thiessen.
Jody Hedlund is a writer of well researched historical fiction. For those who have enjoyed Luther and Katharina and Newton and Polly, we have added two new series: Love Unexpected is the first in the Beacon of Hope Series set in Michigan, and With You Always is the first in the Orphan Train Series. Enjoy!
Justice and Mercy go hand in hand in the biographies we are highlighting Sunday May 12th:
The Shift, by Maryanne Connor, Founder of NightShift Street Ministries here in Surrey. This is a story of overcoming pain, fear and doubt, and allowing faith to lead the way to a miraculous life.
Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time (USA) comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird, the lengths to which Stevenson goes to defend the powerless is amazing.
Irena’s Children, by Tilar J. Mazzeo. This is the previously untold story of Irena Sendler, sometimes referred to as the “female Oskar Schindler” who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death or deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
Sunday we are featuring three new additions to the Biography section (Click on the titles for more information):
Stranger No More by Anita Parson is a Muslim refugee’s story of harrowing escape, miraculous rescue and the quiet call of Jesus.
Mama Maggie is the previously untold story of one woman’s mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt’s garbage slums.
And, on a lighter and heartwarming note, Joey; How a blind rescue horse helped others learn to see. All of these stories are part of the story of God’s Kingdom coming in the world.
Visit the church library and find something good to read.
Eric Metaxas is an author best known for his biographies of Christian Leaders and is also a radio talk host. We have four of his books, two are major works. Click on the book titles or the pictures for more information on them: Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and Martin Luther, The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Also, two collections Seven Men and The Secret of Their Greatness, and, Seven Women and The Secret of Their Greatness.
Mesu Andrews, is a Christy Award winning author who is known for her well researched historical novels. She has a deep understanding of and love for God’s Word, bringing the biblical world alive for her readers. We are featuring three of her novels in the library this week: Isaiah’s Daughter, Pharaoh’s Daughter, and Miriam.
Three new books in the library bear testimony to past and present heroes and martyrs of the faith.
Amazing Faith: Stories of Christians in Defining Moments is written by 16 alumni of Moody Bible Institute.
In His Majesty’s Secret Service is a novel based on true events, written by Patrick D. Bell, a Bible Smuggler into Communist Eastern Europe from 1988 – 1990.
By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs from the Twentieth Century and Beyond, (3rd Ed) by James and Marti Hefley is extensive but readers can focus on geographic areas of interest.
On display this Sunday - The Christians is a 12 volume pictorial history of Christianity from AD30 to 2001. This series was given in memory of Dmitry Filuk who was our church librarian from 1994 to 2006. Come, have a look, and borrow one.
Last week it was great to see kids choosing books to read for Spring Break. The library is featuring three new adult non-fiction books Sunday March 24.
Just in time for spring break the library has received some new books. There will be a large display of children's books Sunday March 17. Our volunteer librarians will help you find just the right book.