Wonderful donations of new titles are added to our church library shelves every month. A list of the newest materials is included at the end of today’s weekly e-blast. Easy self check out instructions are available at the Libraryette just outside Fellowship Hall. Check one out this Sunday, curl up and enjoy a good read! Happy reading and thank you to our wonderful Library Committee.

The current list of new titles is below. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view previous months’ new titles.

May 2019 – Newest Titles in the Library


Celine. Peter Heller, 2017 [Fiction] “…a luminous novel of suspense…”  But this story is so much more as it follows Celine, an “elegant, aristocratic private eye [how’s that for an odd combination] who specializes in reuniting families a she tries to make amends for a loss in her own past.”

Survivors – The Empty City. Erin Hunter, 2012 [Child]  “Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival”  Used to being independent, it becomes necessary for him to rely on other dogs to survive.  This is a great story for 10 to 13 year olds.

Parenting Someone Else’s Child – The Foster Parents’ ‘How-To’ Manual. Ann Stressman, 2004 [649]  This book helps “bridge the gap”:  “most children raised in a different socioeconomic class from their foster or adoptive parents have very different viewpoints, values, and learning styles from those parents.”

Left to Tell – Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. Immaculée Ilibagliza, 2006 [282.092] “It [Immaculée’s account of genocide survival] gives us hope of overcoming the divisions deliberately created by those with self-serving agendas and no thought for humanity.”

Set-Apart Femininity – God’s Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman. Leslie Ludy, 2008 [248.8]  “Do you need a fresh vision of God’s amazing purpose for your life as a young woman?  Are you ready to become one of the few in this generation who will make an eternal impact upon this world?”

Five Voices Five Faiths – An Interfaith Primer. Amanda Millay Hughes, Editor, 2005 [200]  “in this unique book about the major religious traditions of the world, a practitioner from each tradition-Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam -introduces the basics of his or her faith …”

Green Leaf In Drought. Isobel Kuhn, 2012 [266] “…story of the escape of the last China Inland Mission members from Communist China.”

Between The World and Me.  Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015 [305.8] “…a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son…what is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?”

Believe – Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus-Study Guide. Randy Frazee, 2015 [248] “…explore the 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live”  This study Guide accompanies the video based study already elsewhere on our shelves.

Theology – For Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species. Douglas F. Ottati, 2006 [230] “Writing out of the reformed tradition and a theology of grace and with a dose of humor, he [the author] addresses current issues…”

Deep Peace – Healing in Our Lives. J. Ellen Nunnally, 2003 [234]  “…explores the dimensions of human suffering and the redemptive power of prayer.”

The Lost Art of Praying Together – Rekindling Passion for Prayer.  James Banks, 2009 [248.3] “Praying together is an opportunity to enter into the presence of God in a unique and powerful way.”

The Christian Atheist – Believing in God but Living as If He Doesn’t Exist. Craig Groeschel, 2010 [248.2]  “Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest assessment and ask the question, Am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything were up to me?”

Believe – The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu.  Desmond Tutu, 2007 [248]

Book Discussion Group: Meets the 1st Tuesday each month at 10 am in the Westminster Room at the church.

Date                            Title                                                  Author(s)        

     5/7/2019                Saving Arcadia                         Heather Shumaker   

    6/4/2019                The Orphan Daughter           Cari Noga                       

                                      NO Meeting in July

    8/6/2019                The Romanov Empress        C.W. Gortner                    

   9/3/2019                 The Russian Five                     Keith Gave                 

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