The book cabinet in our foyer is stocked with a lending library and resources available for purchase.
The way it works:
Here are some of the resources currently available:
Resolving Everyday Conflicts: Biblical Answers for a Common Problem
We all have conflict. It’s usually not the big blow up–but more like the tense conversation around the breakfast table or the difficulties with an angry neighbor, an overbearing boss, or a moody teenager. Or more seriously, maybe you haven’t spoken with an extended family member for years. These everyday conflicts build up walls and tear down relationships wherever they occur–at home, at work, or anywhere in between. As much as we hate these conflicts, we often don’t know what to do about them. We want answers, but we’re just not sure where to find them. There’s good news and real hope. (This book accompanies an eight-lesson DVD series.)
One Word That Will Change Your Life
What if one thing could improve your life in incredible ways? What is ONE WORD could mean the difference between repeated failure and newfound success? In this beautifully illustrates, full-color revised edition, One Word That Will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year. That’s right! ONE WORD can create clarity, power, passion, and life-change. Each year, resolutions are rarely kept and goals are easily forgotten. But ONE WORD sticks. By living a single word that embodies the essence of your life at this moment, you’ll find renewed purpose and meaning through the year.
Reliving the Passion: Mediations on the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus
By Walter Wangerin Jr.
No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ’s Passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. As only a great storyteller can, Walter Wangerin enables the reader to see the story from the inside, to discover the strangeness and wonder of the events as they unfold. It is designed to be read during the season of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter morning.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Illustrated by Jago
It tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby, the Child upon whom everything would depend. From Noah to Moses to King David, every story whispers his name. Jesus is the missing piece in a puzzle–the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. Beautifully written and illustrated, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to discover for themselves that jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation–and at the center of their story too.
The Scriptures: A Mirror to the Soul
Written by Dr. Mark Stortvedt
How is God working in your life? Discover how the Holy Spirit uses spiritual journeys found in the Scriptures so that we can live faithful lives. Learn how to uncover the themes of your journey by identifying with Bible characters and stories.
Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God
By Gary Thomas
Some Christians effortlessly spend hours in contemplative prayer. Just being around them makes you wish you were that way. Or maybe you are that way, but others are far better at showing God’s love in practical ways or courageously standing up for God’s kingdom. Why can’t you be like them? Maybe you weren’t designed to be. In this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. Experienced spiritual directors recognize that all of us pray differently; if your devotional times have hit a snag, perhaps it is because you’re trying to follow someone else’s path. This book explodes the barriers that keep Christians locked into rigid methods of worship and praise. Sacred Pathways unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments—their traits, strengths, and pitfalls. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes you, rest assured it’s not by accident. It’s by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made you according to his own unique intentions. If your spiritual walk is not what you’d like it to be, you can change that, starting here. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.
Dealing with Disappointment: Restore your Hope, Faith & Passion
By Bart Hadaway
Restore your hope, faith an passion!
Have you ever been disappointed? Of course! Everyone has experienced the reality of disappointment that leaves seeds of doubt, bitterness, and hopelessness. When we don t know how to deal with these disappointments, the seeds bear fruit that taint our view of self, others, and God, causing fissures in relationships, faulty perspectives… and further disappointment. In Dealing with Disappointment Bart Hadaway shares how to break this cycle and stay in the place of steadfast hope even as you stare down the barrel of your circumstances. You will discover:
Are you ready to heal the wounds of disappointment and allow joy, vision, hope, and faith to be restored? Then this book is for you!