Summer is underway and if you’ve been lucky, perhaps you’ve made it to the pool for a little R & R (between raindrops that is!) Whether you hang out by the pool or patio or vacationing, know that your church library has quite a variety of books that will help you relax this summer. Please check us out! We are adding new titles often so check out the “New Titles” shelf in the library. Currently, we are adding the following titles:
The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh
A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis by James Marten SJ
Pope Francis has been in the global limelight for a while now with his sometimes controversial positions on global issues such as global warming and gay issues. These two books enables the reader to explore the man behind the title. Excellent reads to learn more about this intriguing man.
Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
Bill O’Reilly the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus’s life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable – and changed the world forever. More an historical rather than religious account. (Amazon)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This historical fiction is a Pulitzer Prizewinning story about a young girl who is blind living with her father in Paris under the German occupation of France during WWII. When the Germans leave Paris, she & her father, an art historian, take an art collection into hiding in a small French port town. While there, their lives intersect with a young German soldier sent to the town to check on the resistance. It is through their individual and intertwined tales that Doerr masterfully and knowledgeably re-creates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France and the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers.
The above titles have been generously donated by the Esther Circle of WELCA “In Gratitude and Celebration of the Life of Pastor Dave Riley”