june recomendations

The month of JUNE brings calendar and schedule changes for all of us.  It is the time when school ends for the summer with special graduations for many and perhaps special family celebrations.  There is time to enjoy more outdoor activities like fishing, boating, golfing, ball games, picnics, travel, vacation time and perhaps a few projects.  Hopefully you will also find more time to relax and enjoy reading some good books! 



  •  “Wake Up With Purpose!”  by Sister Jean Doris Schmidt with Seth Davis. “What I’ve learned in my first 100 Years.  Since 1994 Sister Jean served as team Chaplin for Loyola’s University Men’s basketball team and analyst for CBS Sports.”
  •  “All MY Knotted-Up Life”   (Memoir) by Beth Moore.  A beautifully crafted portrait of resilience and survival, a poignant reminder of GOD’s enduring faithfulness.”  
  • “Harvest Moon (Novel) by Denise Hunter. “A beautiful tale of second chances, self-sacrifice, and renewed romance.”
  • “Faithful”  & “Cherished”  (Novels)  by Kim Cash Tate
  • “Thorn In My Heart”, “Fair Is the Rose”,  “Whence Came A Prince”, “Grace Is Thine Eyes  (Historical Novel Series) by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • “Home Front”  & “The Nightingale” (Novels) BY Kristin Hannah
  • “The Red Siren”, The Blue Enchantress”, & “The Raven Saint” (3-book series) by MaryLu Tyndall. “Author known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes.”


  • “The Bible Made Easy (for Kids)” by Dave Strehler.  A fun, informative and faith-filled journey through the Bible.”
  • “I Am - Why Two Little Words Mean So Much” by Dr. Wayne Dyer with Kristina Tracy
  • “You’re Always Enough and More Than I Hoped For”  by Emily Ley and illustrated by Romina Galotta

 The CTK Library History Area continues to expand with the addition of the updated CTK Confirmation Photo Albums for 1961-2022. Also there is a wonderful album of the Construction for 1994-1995 CTK Building Addition and Dedication Events in May 1995.  Much gratitude goes to Pastor Donahue Sarff for his hours of love and time to complete this wonderful documentation for CTK!  (October 2009)

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.