Greetings to all our library friends. We miss seeing your smiling faces and trust you are well. Some of you have been accessing the library when the church is open and this is acceptable under the guidelines of personal distancing and hygiene. When books are returned to the library we are disinfecting each one before it is returned to the shelves. Summer is an opportunity for more reading time and that is even more likely now. Please follow the easy borrowing procedure described in the circulation area and enjoy some summer reading.
Last Sunday Brian mentioned the book he is referencing in the sermon series on Ecclesiastes: Living Life Backwards by David Gibson. This book is currently out but it can be reserved by contacting me, Eleanor North, firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 604-418-7027. It will be available on short loans of 1 week with a little grace if needed.
For those who have books out and are finished reading them, please return them to the shelf in the library so that others can enjoy them also. Next week we will be resuming the due date system.
The Story People by Heather Kaufman, author of Loving Isaac. This is a light and winsome read that celebrates stories and the bond they form when shared and loved. It’s about having the courage to live your own story well as you give your life over to God, the author and perfecter of our faith.
The Castle on the Rise and The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron, author of The Lost Castle. This trilogy of novels set in France, Ireland and England combine history, romance and intrigue for a leisurely, time travel read.
Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey. Gold Medallion winners Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image, have been completely revised and updated to offer a new audience timeless reflections on the body. A beautiful rendering of the science of the human body and the mystery of belonging to the body of Christ, the Church.
Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot by Valerie Elliot Shepard.
Many know the heroic story of Jim Elliot’s violent death in 1956, killed along with four other missionaries by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe they were seeking to reach. Their only child, Valerie Elliot Shepard, unseals never before published letters and private journals that capture in first-person intimacy the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story.
Two Steps Forward: A story of persevering in hope, by Sharon Garlough Brown. This continues the spiritual formation journey of four women introduced in the first book in the series Sensible Shoes. This series is unique in that it is singularly focused on the benefits of being actively intentional in the pursuit of spiritual maturity.
Home and Lila follows the Pulitzer Prize winning book Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Words fail to adequately describe the sheer beauty and grace of these novels that resonate with our deepest longings to know and be known in relationship with God and others.
Sensible Shoes: A Story About the Spiritual Journey by Sharon Garlough Brown. This author is passionate about personal spiritual formation and uses her writing to take her reader into a new understanding of key spiritual practices and offers support for those who want to travel deeper into life with God themselves.
Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes, a former English teacher, drinker of tea, dweller of redemption, and spinner of hope-filled tales. This is her debut novel after acclaim for two earlier novellas. You will enjoy this one!
Overcomer by Chris Fabry is a novelization of the motion picture by the same title. The question this story seeks to answer is “What do you allow to define you?”
Life Changing Prayers; How God displays his power to ordinary people, by Michael Youssef and told through the stories of everyday Christians whose lives were transformed through prayer.
Praying, by J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let God move your praying from mere duty to delight.
Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation, by Evan B. Howard. This is an in-depth look at how Scripture, Spirit, Community and Mission shape our souls, written from a broadly evangelical perspective.