New Books in the Library!
It's no secret that I love books. That is why I am excited to tell you that the library is getting a new look. After many months of hard work from volunteers under Amy Kindell, we have a new library. But that's not all: over the next month we will be putting in a mountain load of new books. Over 150 are currently being added!
Be sure to check them out as they arrive in the library. The other cool thing that we have recently added is a new online library database. You can type in any book you want and find out if we have it. Or just type in a subject you are looking for and you will find books with that subject in its title.
Just to whet your reading appetite. Here is a sample of some new books going in:
Between Life and Death, by Kathryn Butler, is a thoughtful dive into those most complicated issues of end of life care. This is a must read for everyone.
Untangling Emotions, by Groves & Smith, examines why we feel what we feel and helps us untangle those emotions.
I personally found Parenting with Loving Correction, by Sam Crabtree, to be very helpful. Especially with a house full of young children, this practical book stands out as an easy go-to resource for helping with that all important area of discipline and correction.
Lewis on the Christian Life, by Joe Rigney, dives down deep into how C. S. Lewis thought about our daily Christian lives. I've read a lot of books on Lewis over the years - this is easily in the top five.
If you are unsure of how to help those who are grieving, this is the book for you. What Grieving People Wish You Knew, by Nancy Guthrie, is the most practical book I've read on ministering to those in sorrow. Read this and you will be a better friend to those around you.
Remember when those nomination forms come out each spring at ECC? This book will help you think carefully about who you should nominate for elder and deacon. Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons, by Thabiti Anyabwile, reminds us that we cannot settle for anything less than the most qualified candidates; the health of God's Church depends on it.
Ok. There's six books right there. Be watching for these to hit the shelves soon. And many more to come! In the coming weeks, I will try to post more about some of the newest books hitting our library shelves.
So for the time being, go read these books!