Some Favorites from the Library

By Gina Canaviri

Reading is very, very good for you. Research shows that regular reading:

  • improves brain connectivity
  • empowers you to empathize with other people
  • aids in sleep readiness and reduces stress
  • lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • fights depression symptoms
  • prevents cognitive decline as you age (from Healthline)

So check out some of these books from our church library!

Walking with Jesus by Mary Clemens: One of the most outstanding books I have ever read to my children to teach them the value of loving your enemies and treating others well even when they treat you poorly.

The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken: Don’t let the title upset you. This book shows how God is at work in the midst of evil all over the world. It has many examples of how faith flourishes in situations that seem hopeless.

Leaving Buddha by Tenzin Lahkpa: A challenging autobiography of a Tibetan monk’s encounter with the living God.

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn: This is the best fiction book I have ever read. Packed full of truth about the persecuted church in China, it also brings a fresh perspective of what heaven will be like!

House of Hope by Neta Jackson: A lighthearted but inspiring novel trilogy that challenges us to live for Christ and meet the needs of those around us–sometimes in unusual ways!

Sammy’s Excellent Real Life Adventures and Sammy’s Fantastic Journeys: Like Where’s Waldo, children search pictures for people and animals while learning about Bible characters.

Also, please check out the section labeled “Highly recommended!” on the small bookshelf just inside the door to the library. Enjoy reading!