I just finished reading a book titled, "The Blessing," by John Trent and Gary Smalley. Also, just added it to our church library. If you'd be interested in reading my book review, just click on the link below and it will take you to my blog post:Continue
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How many of you are doing a summer reading program? Ours will begin this Sunday, May 22 and continue through July 24. For updates, visit our blog at www.libraryfbc.blogspot.com…Continue
Everyone needs to buy the new book Eyes of The Ocean by Dan Morton. This book is now in stores Target and Barnes and Noble to name a few.
Dan Morton will be in Myrtle Beach, SC later this week for book signing events. He will also be in Florida and Virginia in the next few weeks. Go by and meet him.
Several librarians from our southern California chapter of ECLA will be presenting workshops at the CMTA convention (Christian Ministries Training Association) in Pasadena, CA, on April 30th.
We'd sure appreciate your prayers for our preparation, for church leaders and potential librarians to attend, and for all to be encouraged in what God can do through church libraries. Thank you!
Added by Deanna King on April 27, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments
Remember when your school had a book fair and you had $5 to spend on the book of your choice to be placed in the school library?
I want to something similar based on what I heard at a recent visit to a church library. They did a book fair by purchasing books ahead of time (in their case, from Lifeway), then they displayed the books at the church and invited the congregation to purchase a book or 2 to be placed in the church library. Any books that did not sell were taken…Continue
Several years ago I wrote a book called "A Light From The Shadows: The Glory of God in the Lord of the Rings", in which I basically tried to answer the questions of the many friends who came to me because they knew of my love for Tolkien's fantasy trilogy. Within his epic story, Tolkien deals biblically with numerous themes, including fantasy, magic, and wizardry; truth, goodness, and beauty; war and gender roles; friendship and romance; and more! My book is something of a Scriptural "guided…Continue
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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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