THE MISSION OF THE LENDING LIBRARY IS TO
ENCOURAGE GROWTH IN FAITH BY THE STUDY OF GOD'S WORD.
During the season of Lent, the focus of all of us is how to bring us closer to our Savior who gave His life for us. One way to do this is to increase time with God through daily devotions. Our library shelves have an abundance of books of this nature. Check the labels on the shelves and pick a book that you think will be of help to you.
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.
BIOGRAPHIES OF HEROES OF FAITH
The main thrust in Christianity is the revelation of Christ to all nations. Our library has a section called "Biographies of Heroes of the Faith." (Look for the Orange markings, or the shelf label.) These are the stories of some of the men and women that shared their faith to the world, by their words, actions, or both. Several books are by Corrie Ten Boom, and a particular favorite is her THE HIDING PLACE. The Dutch author tells about working to save the Jews from concentration camps, and she placed a special emphasis on forgiveness. How better to honor God’s forgiveness to us, no matter the sin?
We also have an extensive selection of Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, and other references. If you are studying the book of Romans in either of the Thursday Bible Study sessions, you will have noticed that the study guide has suggested referring to 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.
". . . 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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February 28, 2014