St. Thomas Lutheran Church | Lending Library

                        THE MISSION OF THE LENDING LIBRARY IS TO
            ENCOURAGE GROWTH IN FAITH BY THE STUDY OF GOD'S WORD
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FOUR NEW DVDs REVIEWS


If summer leaves less time for reading, but more for family DVDs.  Here are four NEW DVDs on the shelves.  Something for ALL ages.

THE GRACE CARD
When Mac loses his son in an accident, his grief sabotages his career on the police force and makes for a combustible situation when he gets a new partner--part-time pastor and "rising star" Sam.  How can they work together in life-threatening situations when they can't see eye-to-eye on anything else?  Rated PG-13. 

THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY
A wise old Christian man imparts Bible truths to three boys during the summer of 1970. 

THE FOURTH WISE MAN
The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

THE DA VINCI DELUSION
This documentary refutes the fraudulent historical claims made in The Da Vinci Code.  With the help of world-renowned scholars, Dr. Kennedy will show definitively that the book and movie's historical claims are blatantly false and that the faith of Christian believers today is truly "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." 


COURAGEOUS
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them is truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . . and to their children?
                                   

FIREPROOF
Capt. Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) knows how to manage a crisis. Everyday, he directs a team of brave firefighters as they answer calls for help. At the same time, he doesn't realize the danger his own marriage is facing. In a desperate attempt to win back his wife Catherine (Erin Bethea), Caleb goes to his father for some veteran advice. Seeking a quick way to fix his marriage, Caleb slowly learns how to love.


As always, please sign out your selections on one of two clipboards, located in the paisley boxes on each side of the fireplace. When returning items, simply place them on the "reshelving" space designated, and indicate on the signout sheet that the item has been returned.

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We also have lots to offer in our library for your summer reading pleasure. Please take note of the critique of three of them below:

TEN GIRLS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
    - Irene Howat, author.  Recommended for ages 8-12

Children will see that some of the greatest people in Chrisitan history were once kids just like them who grew up to influence the lives around them.  When they read stories about great women of faith, they'll be encouraged to change the world!

THE APOSTLE: A LIFE OF PAUL
    - John Pollock, author

The  Apostle masterfully combines careful adherence to biblical test, detailed research, and a storyteller's gift to create a book equally relevant for both casual readers fascinated by Paul's life and serious biblical scholars. Pollock begins his fast moving narrative with Stephen's death and follows Paul through his conversion, missionary journeys, and eventual execution. Many will enjoy it simply as a satisfying and insightful true life story, although maps and a study guide allow for deeper exploration. The Apostle was originally published in 1969.  (Amazon, ed. review)

KITTY, MY RIB
    - E. Jane Mall, author 

Katharine Luther or "Kitty" was the woman behind the great man Martin Luther. From her narrow escape from the Nimbschen convent, to a marriage with an unromantic beginning, Katharine was soon surrounded by Luther's love and became his most loved "Kitty, my rib."  Kitty mellowed Luther's harsher side, kept the household from bankruptcy despite her husband's generosity, and enhanced his life with the joys and fullness of family living. With warmth and empathy, E. Jane Mall weaves together historical fact [working with Concorida Publishing] and fascinating insight in this exciting and highly readable novel.

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CURRENT TOPIC OF INTEREST
Since Christian marriage has recently become a focus of international attention and concern, it is our responsibility as Christians to be informed. Here is an opportunity to do some valuable reading on the important and controversial role of Christian marriage in our society today. Relevant books on the subject have been selected by the library committee and grouped in the "Featured Items" section just to the right of the fireplace. Browse carefully and then choose the book that jumps out at you and says: "Read me." Be sure to check it out by using the sign-out clipboard nearby.
 

REFORMATION HERITAGE SERIES
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, read and learn about Christianity's reformers. The new Bible commentary series, Reformation Heritage, is a powerful tool for all those who want to better understand the background information authorship, history, settings, and themes of the Gospel. Our lending library has several installments of this series on our shelves, with new additions to come each year.

REFERENCES

We also have an extensive selection of Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, and other references.  If you are studying any book of the Bible and need a Bible Dictionary, we have those!  If you are simply curious about any of the things you read or hear about, keep a list, and tuck it into your Bible. You can refer to a dictionary while in the lounge – one more way to learn and grow in faith.


Remember, any and all new items can be found on a "New Additions" shelf.


SPECIAL NOTE

MartinLuther


". . . no effort or expense should be spared to provide good libraries or book repositories . . . For if the Gospel and the arts are to be preserved, they must be set down in books and writings (as was done by the prophets and apostles themselves . . .).  This is essential not only that those who are to be our spiritual and temporal leaders may have books to read and study, but also that the good books may be preserved and not lost together with the arts and languages which we now have by the grace of God"  - Martin Luther LW 45.373


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St. Thomas Lutheran Church & Early Childhood Center

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21211 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

Pastor Eric Van Scyoc

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