August recomendations

AS always, our summer months are slipping by much too quickly! The month of AUGUST tends to be the busiest for tourism, travel and perhaps special family time before thoughts of school begins. Gardens begin to produce those special treats of tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, squash, melons, etc. Oh yes we must not forget the exploration of county and the MN State Fair!

ADDITION OF MANY NEW ADULT BOOKS [Use Code: Letters to find books]

  • “The Wish by Nicholas Sparks. “Bestselling novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.” (CODE:FSPA)
  • “The Undo of Saint Silvanus” by Beth Moore. “Located in New Orleans, church built in 1800’s was later converted to apartment complex now run by Jillian’s estranged grandmother. While in town attending her father’s funeral, she meets an eclectic group of tenants from the building; plus learns her father was actually murdered.” (CODE:FMOO)
  • “Sit! Stay! Speak!” by Annie England Noblin. “If you love dogs you’ll love this book. It is a charming debut novel telling the unforgettable story of how a rescue dog helps a struggling young outsider who has moved to Arkansas, to make peace with the past.” (CODE:FNOB)
  • “Lightning Strike” by William Kent Krueger. “A book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in small town alongside shores of Minnesota’s Iron Lake and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives.” (CODE:FKRU)

BOOKS IN CHILDREN’S ‘READING NOOK’ [Use Code: Letters to find books]

  • “What Happens When I Talk To GOD?” by Stormie Omartian. “It is never too early to teach a child to pray – encourages children to develop the life changing practice of talking to God every day and explains prayer in easy-to-understand ways. ”. (Code:EO)
  • “Where Do Angels Sleep?” by Cynda Strong. “Text and art combine to convey a message of peace and comfort, while it communicates that the God who made our world and everything in it is the same God who watches over us and cares or us as we sleep.” (Code:ES)
  • “I Am: Why Two Little Words Mean So Much” by Wayne Dyer. “Teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is NOT far off in the distance, we are not separate from God!” (Code:ED)

Library Lowdown

We are blessed at Christ the King to have a wonderful church library!  It is conveniently located with easy access to regular church traffic, has an inviting environment for book browsing, reading a magazine, explore in more depth a special book, hold a small meeting or just sit, visit or relax in a quiet environment.

The church library is NOT just a place - - it is also a ministry opportunity!  It is a “Treasure Chest” full of valuable resources all FREE and available to all using a self-checkout system any time the church is open.  There are many resources in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, biographies, books in a ‘Kids Korner’ with table and chairs, reference books and even puzzles to enjoy in the library or take home.

The library is run by a volunteer committee that meets monthly. They manage books and determine appropriate purchases of additional books and reference materials.  They also prepare and rotate the book displays in the library area, the church Prayer Room and prepare book and author reviews.

If you currently have found the joy and convenience of our CTK Library, we thank you!  If you have never been in our library, we encourage you to explore and use the wonderful resources available for your education and enjoyment.

For questions or suggestions please contact any Library Committee Member:

Kathy Bruss, Linda Eisenbeis, Emmy Geppert, Marilyn Mathiason, Kris Norland, Ellen Petersen, Ann Stewart or Dorothy Viker.