New Year, New Books: What's New at the Library

Library ShelvesTo celebrate the start a new year, First Church Library has new books.  The following is a sample of the titles available:

  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Malala is the Pakistani schoolgirl who was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education for children, especially girls.
  • Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah – The author wrote a very popular earlier book, A Long Way Home, about his life as a boy soldier.  His new book, a novel, describes what happens after war ends as people try to make new lives for themselves during a time of great uncertainty.
  • Pastrix:  The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Saint and a Sinner by Nadia Bolz-Weber – If the author’s name sounds familiar, it might be because she was mentioned by Rev. Donna in her January 12, 2014 sermon.  As the cover jacket says, “…this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion, who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.”
  • The Fourth Gospel:  Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Shelby Spong – The author writes about the Gospel of John’s portrayal of Jesus in the context of the Jewish scriptures.
  • Atchison Blue by Judith Valente – The author describes lessons learned from the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery about finding calm in a busy life.

Stop by First Church Library before or after Sunday worship to learn more about these and other books in our collection.  Except for church holidays, library volunteers are also available on Mondays, 10:00 AM – noon, to answer questions and help you checkout a book.

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