February recomendations

“Noses are Red, Fingers are Blue, if you are tired of winter, Spring will come soon!”

We have now welcomed a New Year 2023 and perhaps you settled into some favorite indoor and outdoor activities. The traditional shortest day of the year called Winter Solstice has now passed; “May you find peace in the promise of the solstice night, rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest, and may each day forward be abundantly blessed.”


  • “Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven” by David Jeremiah founder of Turning Point ministry. “This is about what the Bible says about heaven. We need to think about heaven now, while we are still alive. The reality of heaven does not just help us die more peacefully; it helps us live more joyfully and productively.”
  • Her Mother’s Hope” by Francine Rivers.“ Book is a sweeping and lyrical (one of two-book)* saga that explores the depths of grace and forgiveness in one of life’s fiercest bonds – the love between mother and daughter. Most of novel is purely fictional, though there are bits and pieces of author’s family history woven throughout.” (*Second book, Her Daughter’s Dream, not in CTK Library yet, but will be added.)


Following are a couple new books to explore with your kids. We remind parents to check out great books to share with your kids on these snowy winter days and evenings.

  • “The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin “This is the first time there’s ever been you, so I wonder what wonderful things you will do? This book is a celebration of possibilities and the love parents feel for their children. Whoever and whatever they may become.”
  • “Our Planet! There’s No Place Like Earth” by Stacy McAnulty “Read this book about Our Planet, written by Our Planet, while you explore ways to save – you guessed it - OUR PLANET!”

The library committee continues to make some positive changes in the library by adding an additional book shelf that will be called “Memories of Christ the King Church”. Several notebooks of photos, church directories, etc that were located in the fireside room have been moved to this area. The next item to be added will be the CTK Confirmation photos that will be converted to notebook format for easy viewing and updating each year. There will be additional historic church information displayed in this area as it is updated and prepared for viewing. If you have questions or suggestions, contact Ann Stewart or another committee member.

PUZZLES AVAILABLE IN THE CTK LIBRARY: Come enjoy setup puzzle in CTK Library or taking one home, then return, during these months ahead!

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.