The Library Ministry strives to meet the informational and recreational media needs of all who attend First Baptist Church. We encourage you to stop in and browse. It is not necessary to be a member to take advantage of library services.
The Audio-Visual Department serves as a support system for all church ministries. Teaching aids and the equipment needed to utilize them are available to anyone involved in educational or outreach ministries of our church. Materials can be used in Sunday School, AWANA, youth groups, weekly jail services, as well as many other areas. Sunday AM and PM sermons are recorded and available in the Library for free check-out.
The Library and Audio-Visual Ministry is NOT in the church budget. It is supported ENTIRELY by contributions. Your donations will enable the Library to maintain present services, update and expand current collections, & operate the tape recording ministry.
Recognizing the need for Christian resources to be made readily available; the First Baptist Church Library will seek to provide materials that are constructive in influence, morally sound, true to Biblical teachings and reflective of the doctrinal position of the church. On a selective basis, materials that do not meet the above criteria may be included if they are appropriate for the collection; for example, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or secular topics of particular interest to the Christian community.
Library materials will be made available to anyone who attends First Baptist Church as well as to others who express an interest. These may include home school participants, area pastors, students in Bible classes, persons involved in pastoral counseling, or others from the community. All materials may be checked out for a 2 week period and renewed as necessary. No rental fees or fines are charged. The Library has always been staffed by volunteers and supported entirely by donations.
The Library will strive to provide a support system of resources for all educational and outreach ministries by maintaining a collection that is a reflection and extension of the goals and objectives of the church. It will provide and maintain audio-visual equipment and materials as well as printed and recorded resources for those who are involved in the various ministries.
The list below includes just the highlights from the many new books that will be featured this month. Stop by the Church Library -- you're sure to find a good read.
Karen Kingsbury—2 Novels in One: A Thousand Tomorrows — Cody Gunner deals with his painful childhood by becoming a champion rodeo bull rider. Ali Daniels is at the top of her game as a barrel racer, keeping her cystic fibrosis a secret. Can their love survive? Just Beyond the Clouds — Cody meets Elle Dalton, the teacher of the special needs group that Cody’s Down’s Syndrome brother attends. Two wonderful stories—some mature themes.
Desperate; Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe Story of a young mother’s trials and an experienced mentor’s priceless exhortations. Filled with encouragement, help and honest answers.
Finding the Way Amish tale by Barbara Yoder. Rachel and Elizabeth’s girlhood dreams are shattered and their faith tested when Rachel is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Ribbing Him Rightly! The Fine Art of Christian Wifehood by Beneth Peters Jones. Off with the rose-colored glasses and on with a Biblical concept of marriage that’ll make life easier at home.
Spiritual Growth of Children; Helping Your Child Develop a Personal Faith. A Focus on the Family parents’ guide.
The Man in the Mirror; Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick Morley. For the man in YOUR mirror—grappling with the pressures and stress of everyday life.
Perilous Pursuits; Our Obsession With Significance by Joseph M. Stowell. “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Why then, are we so consumed with glorifying ourselves?
Standing Together; Impacting Your Generation Classic Howard Hendricks! Life-related themes set forth in street-level talk.
The Fight of Faith by Ray Stedman. Studies in the Pastoral Letters of Paul: I & II Timothy and Titus. A grand tour of Paul’s faith journey.
(YA) I Am David by Anne Holm. David has lived his 12 years in a concentration camp. This is the story of his search for freedom.
(YA) Dragon Keeper’s Chronicles For fantasy/allegory lovers of all ages by Donita K. Paul. 1. Dragonspell 2. DragonQuest 3. DragonFire 4. DragonKnight 5. DragonLight. Christian allegories and messages are clearly presented and easily found.
DVD Global Warming; A Scientific and Biblical Expose of Climate Change A special report done by Coral Ridge Ministries and Answers in Genesis. A Pocket Guide to...Global Warming by Ken Ham and others presents information in print form.
DVD Letters to God Tyler Doherty is an extraordinary 8-year-old boy facing a daily battle against cancer. His prayers take the form of letters he sends to God—his ultimate pen pal, on a daily basis.
DVD Swamp Man! Amazing animals of the Everglades! Buddy Davis’ Amazing Adventures by Answers in Genesis.
DVD I Dig Dinosaurs! Dinosaur fossils and Noah’s flood! Buddy Davis’ Amazing Adventures by Answers in Genesis.
DVD It’s a Meaningful Life; A Lesson in Being Content
DVD LarryBoy & the Bad Apple; A Lesson in Fighting Temptation
DVD The League of Incredible Vegetables; ...Handling Fear
Bringing science to life with a Biblical worldview!
DVD Explore the Grand Canyon with Noah Justice See evidence of quick geologic catastrophe, confirming the accuracy of the Bible.
DVD Explore Yellowstone with Noah Justice The wonders of northwestern Wyoming reflect the historical timeline of the Bible.
DVD Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest with Noah Justice. See evidence for catastrophe that formed the Petrified Forest.
DVD Explore Yosemite and Zion National Parks with Noah Justice Learn why the valley is evidence of global flood erosion.
DVD Explore Mount St. Helens with Noah Justice Observable events help us understand the catastrophic great flood.
DVD Explore John Day Fossil Beds with Noah Justice Two explanations: Millions of years or catastrophe? Which is right?