The Bailey Memorial Library is for the people of North Lonsdale United Church. It is open for everyone to browse, pull up a chair and look through a book, or borrow a book and take it home.
Why have a church library?
To encourage healthy reading
To nurture spiritual growth
To develop more understanding of the Christian faith
To provide Christian resources in parenting, relationships, dealing with grief and death, etc.
What do we have in the library?
Books about prayer
Books of prayers and daily devotional books
Bibles of various translations – have a look at one that is different from yours
Books about the bible
Books on Christian living
Biographies and autobiographies
We now have a very small section of books for our young people that we will be expanding and we also have purchased a few DVDs.
How do I borrow a book?
Put your name and date on the library card in the book
Place the card in the small box on the library table just outside the library
When you return the book, place the book in the basket just inside the library.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me. Valerie Belcher
We hear parts of the bible being read at church, sometimes we even read the bible at home, but do we really “get it”? If you want to get more out of the bible, maybe some of these books will help.
The Bible for Dummies offers a fun overview of how the bible came into being, and what’s in the bible.
Deeper into the Word. The author has taken 100 words from the New Testament and reflected on them – words like afraid, bread, forgiveness, pray, water. Why were these particular words used in certain passages, what were the original meanings of this words, and what do the passages with these words in them mean for us today?
The Message. Robin often quotes from this version of the Bible. Why not borrow a copy and read some of your favourite bible passages in this easy to understand language?
The Apocrypha. After the events at the end of the Old Testament, some 400 years pass before the events of the New Testament occur. What happened in those 400 years? The Apocrypha, which is included in the Catholic bible, is filled with additional texts of letters, Israelite history, romance, wise sayings, and more, written during these intertestamental 400 years.
How to Read the Bible for all it’s Worth. This book is not an easy read, but is good in helping us understand how to interpret the bible and the importance of the different writing styles used, e.g. history, poetry, law, etc.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.