CUMC
Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
 
 
 
Check out the latest selections at the church library.  We've got books and videos for everyone from kids through adults.
 

As the Holidays approach, we are showcasing a few of our beautiful books, both fiction and nonfiction, of the season:

 Sister Wendy’s Nativity looks anew at the Christmas story and invites us to consider the true significance of Christ’s life. Her personal selection of over 40 beautiful paintings from manuscripts illustrates stories that are so familiar to all of us. Sister Wendy blends her artistic knowledge with her spiritual insight in order to help us understand the meaning contained in these exquisite pictures.

Regardless of background, religion, problems, or circumstances, Christmas really is the best news there is. In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Rick Warren explains in The Purpose of Christmas how God designed Christmas to meet our three deepest needs and how understanding and receiving God’s three gifts can transform our lives.

Eight young people, caught in the circumstances war has handed them, seek to find a trace of joy in the holiday season. Their stories unfold with the exchange of Christmas Letters as we relive the tragedies and triumphs of World War II and see how God’s steadfast presence brings His people through each trial and allows them moments of celebration, even in wartime.

Every year it seems the Christmas season grows longer – decorations appear in stores even before Halloween – and yet our collective Christmas spirit wanes. The holiday frenzy erodes our Christmas cheer, but what if, instead of losing the true Christmas spirit, we could feel it throughout the year? Opening the Gifts of Christmas can help us do just that. Best-selling authors Jennifer Sander and Jamie C. Miller define Faith, Hope, Charity, and Love and show us how to practice them in small ways every day of our lives.

 

 
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Adult classes available on DVD for loan in the church library

Finding Jesus - Dr. John Zimmer
Use Your Words - Kathy Gebauer
Building Bridges - Dr Bill Garlington
Bhagavad & Gita - Dr. Bill Garlington
Development of Christian Theology - Dr. Bill Garlington
Hegel and Marx - Dr. Bill Garlington
Kierkegaard - Dr. Bill Garlington
The Idea of God - Dr. Bill Garlington
Living the Questions - Jeff Proctor-Murphy
Science and Religion - Dr. Bill Garlington
Religion and Politics - Dr. Bill Garlington
What Is a Myth? - Dr. Bill Garlington
Israel & Palestine - Dr. Bill Garlington
The Future of Religion - Dr. Bill Garlington
Non-Christian Approach to Jesus - Dr. Bill Garlington