Library report November 2018

Well, as I write this immediately after our church fair I am even more reminded of the power of books in our lives. I sorted a few books from the fair stall that I will tell you about next month.

New books for the St John's parish library

The first book to tell you about this time is Remaking a Broken World, the heart of the Bible story, by Christopher Ash. I found this in a second hand bookstore in York, England. It is based on God’s promise to remake his created world following the Bible story, culminating and consequent upon the return of Jesus. It is a study book, well written, convincing and logical. At the end of each chapter are sets of questions, handy for any subsequent ongoing study.

Both Margaret and I were involved in the latest Cursillo three day weekend over Queen’s Birthday weekend. There I organised, thanks to our local Manna bookstore, a selection of Christian books. From the interesting items there I selected the following for your attention should you wish.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Quresh, the account of a devout Muslim’s encounter with Christianity.

Next is Cry The Wounded Land, by Mark Holloway. It is subtitled Conversations with God about Maori, Pakeha, and the land. Mark wrote The Freedom Diaries that you may have read.

The next is by well known author Bill Hybels and is Who are You When No One’s Looking, revised and expanded edition.

Another study/discussion book follows, The Holy Spirit, an Introduction, by John Bevere.

The next three books are mostly aimed for our female readers. Unstoppable, by Christine Caine has the aim of helping you step into your purpose, run your race, and embracing your future. It comes with a study guide. The last two are novels by Sharon Garlough Brown, one titled Sensible Shoes, the other Two Steps Forward, (always good to to be well shod stepping out!).

I really hope you find plenty of interest in these books. Happy reading!

Craig McLanachan, Librarian.