We have purchased several titles in the Guidepost Series Mystery and the Minister's Wife. We try to shelf the books in series order, but I have consulted several sources and have been unable to find any agreement on which is #1, which is #2, etc. Do any of you have these books in your library, and have you found a definitive order for this series?
Our library has a card making ministry that raises about $900 a year for the library. The congregation donates used greeting cards and volunteers use them to make new "recycled cards". Then the congregation buys them off a card rack located in the library for a free will donation. At Christmas the group makes boxes and bags out of the used cards and sells those also.
I just found out about this site, and it looks like it might be very helpful as we select books for our libraries.
Some of the conclusions by reviewers are surprising, though, and I would not base my decisions on their opinion alone. It does give food for thought as we try to be discerning in selection.
Go to www.discerningreader.com and see what you think.
Last February I wrote about a challenge we issued to the adults and youth of our church, "Read 10 in 2010". It was a successful challenge. Sixty people accepted the challenge. Thirty-three read at least 10 books and many read far more than ten. Although some didn't quite meet the challenge, they read some when they otherwise might not have and added to the fun of the challenge. The interest ran high throughout the year. Eighteen were first time users of the library. There were more…Continue
This is a rather long blog about public libraries and ebooks, but well-worth reading. If you have a Kindle, Nook, etc. or if you are considering adding ebooks to your church library at some point for your patrons, Meredith has done some very insightful thinking…Continue
Life of Luther is an historic, comprehensive biography of the most influential leader of the Protestant Reformation. This detailed biography of Martin Luther was reproduced from an 1850 American Sunday School Union original. It brings to light the contributions Luther made to the faith that continue to impact our lives even today. From scholar…Continue
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One of the classics of the 20th Century was How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren. An early chapter of that book was “Coming to Terms.” Words and phrases are the building blocks of reading comprehension.…
I am a retired teacher-librarian and have volunteered to be the librarian at our church. It is a very small library, probably about 1000-1500 books. It is open only for a few minutes on Sunday morning. I will eventually change this. I just want to get myself oriented with the workings of it all. I have volunteered for about five years, but now it will be a little different. I want to upgrade, promote, weed, and organize.our library. It will be a challenge, but I love…Continue
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This is an EXCELLENT book. It is the story of a young boy growing up with hemophilia who contracted the HIV virus through treatments for his bleeding disorder. The book cover said he "knew he had a choice - - - to feel sorry for himself - - or to live as faith-fully and boldly as possible." After reading this, any minor aches or inconveniences in life should seem trivial to you . . . if they don't, then you should reread the book and complete the Bible Study at the end!…Continue
Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II
I have only skimmed a few pages but this looks like it will be an excellent book - - especially if you need a gift for a war buff. Not only is it a 365 page devotional but it gives a "unique and concise history of World War II with summaries, maps, and photographs…Continue