1996! That was the last time that Lectures in Systematic Theology by Henry Thiessan was checked out of the church library. A couple of years ago I asked Judy Miller to purchase a few books for our library, books I recommended because I thought our people would enjoy them. She kindly purchased those books and placed them in the window as soon as they arrived…and there they sat. I guess it is a bit unrealistic to pit systematic theology books against Beverly Lewis or Karen Kingsbury, so from here on out, I’ll leave the book recommendations to Oprah.
Instead, I’d like to know what YOU would like to see in our church library. Ann Modrall and Doris Faubert have taken responsibility for this ministry, and are doing a fantastic job! I know that they would love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see. We aren’t asking for specifics, although you may be as specific as you would like. I know many have suggested we carry DVD’s, and our selection of those grow each month. Are there particular authors you’d like to see in our library, or small group studies? What about music or books on tape? Greek and Hebrew lexicons …OK, I was just kidding with that last one.
Understand that we don’t make any promises here. Just because you ask doesn’t guarantee you’ll see it. But we do recognize that this is YOUR library, and we want to make sure as many people as possible from our congregation can benefit from this tremendous resource. In two weeks we will have a bulletin insert asking for your thoughts and ideas. You may not want to wait that long, so feel free to communicate directly with me at email@example.com or you may leave your thoughts in the comment section below.