From time to time people give books to the Resource Center. We gratefully add some, but often we already own the title and seldom have the space or need for multiple copies. Also, we attempt to keep the latest edition of titles in our collection, so replaced editions will be available. We’d love to share with others in the diocese for congregational libraries and ministries, or for an individual’s own study or pleasure
Unless noted otherwise, books are in excellent or good condition.
We will not offer books with loose binding, significant underlining or highlighting.
Older books often have page discoloration and that will be noted in the comments.
Cover images are from amazon.com and checking with that site, Goodreads, or other online sites will provide more information about the title and author(s).
Unclaimed books will remain available for three months, and after that time will be automatically removed. If you would like any of these titles, please contact the Resource Center and your choice(s) will be mailed to you if they are still available.
Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel from Advent to Lent
Kristin Carroccino and Christine Sine
Mustard Seed Associates
Days from Advent to Lent are illuminated in a collection of reflections and visual images from a variety of people in order to deepen understanding and appreciation of these days. Useful information for use with children, youth and adults.
Another book in the "Transformations" series, this one dealing with congregations, dealing with congregational health and transformation.
Building faith brick by brick : an imaginative way to explore the Bible with chidlren.
Emily Slichter Given
Morehouse Education Resources
Using LEGO bricks, these lessons for Sunday School, midweek classes, VBS and , even cross-generational gatherings provide a setting for theological reflection. 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament lesson plans are included.
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it
Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik
The book jacket claims, "By understanding what lies behind ... failures, we can design better systems, make our teams more productive, and transform how we make decisions at work and at home." Social science, and illustrated with stories, some familiar and some not.
Hope against darkness : the transforming vision of Saint Francis in an age of anxiety
Richard Rohr with John Feister
We are facing a crisis of meaning, Rohr claims, but history may show us patterns or people who found the patterns. Such a person is Francis of Assisi. We look at our society through the lens of Francis. with sections on the current dilemma, reconstruction, and suggestions on finding a third way. As Rohr concludes, "How can you know the light if you've never named the darkness."