READING recommendations

It is now a time when calendars and schedules change for all of us! It is when school ends for the summer with special graduations for many and perhaps special family celebrations too. We celebrate Flag Day & Father’s Day in June, July Independence Day, lots of outdoor activities, vacation & travel time. Also maybe a little time to relax and read some good books!


  • The First Ladies” by Marie Benedict. Novel about extraordinary partnership between Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune-friendship that changed the world. (Code: F BEN)
  • Quiet Hero: Secrets from my Father’s Past” by Rita Cosby. Memoir of her father’s private life of heroism and courage.(Code: B COS)
  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33-Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, the Miracle that Set Them Free” by Hector Tobar. The stories of miners trapped for 69 days in August 2010. (Code: B TOB)
  • A Father’s Odyssey: 75 Marathons in 75 Consecutive Days” by Terry Hitchcock & Peter Jessen. A recent widowed Minnesota father, age 57, runs 2,000 miles to bring awareness to the financial and emotional hardships faced by single parents and their children. (Code: B Hit TER)
  • Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation After the Oklahoma City Bombing“ by Jeanne Bishop. This heart-stirring true story of found forgiveness, lasting hope, and the unlikely friendship of two fathers on opposite sides of tragedy in 1995. (Code: 976 BIS)
  • 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness” by Eric Metaxas. All seven biographies of - George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II and Charles Colson - represent the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. (Code: 920 MEX)


  • Daddy Promises” by Kerry Arquette. (Code: EA)
  • Just the Two of Us” by Will Smith. (Code: ES)
  • Hurray for You!” by Marianne Richmond. (Code: ER)
  • “We are the gardeners” by Joanna Gaines.(Code: EG)
  • Plant it! Grow it, Eat it” by Ethan Safran. (Code: ES)
  • We’re different, we’re the same” by Bobbi Kates. (Code: EK)

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, Ellen Petersen, or Ann Stewart

If you love books and have an interest in joining the Library Committee please contact Kathy Bruss at for more information..