The church library looked back at the books added to our collection in 2023 and selected 5 books that we think may be helpful as you seek to follow God more closely throughout 2024:
Forgiving anyone in a meaningful way is one of the hardest things a person has to do. If you do not, resentment and vengeance begin to consume you. It is nearly impossible to move past transgression without forgiveness, but few people have the resources and the tools to forgive others fully and move on with their lives. Forgiveness is an essential skill, a moral imperative, and a religious belief that cuts right to the core of what it means to be human. In Forgive, Timothy Keller shows readers why it is so important and how to do it, explaining in detail the steps you need to take in order to move on without sacrificing justice or your humanity.
True belief is always lived. In Do You Believe?, author Paul David Tripp takes a close look at 12 core doctrines and how they engage and transform the human heart and mind. Each doctrine is first explained, then applied to everyday Christian living. As readers explore 12 historic doctrines of their faith, they will be fueled to fall deeper in love with and stand in awe of their Creator and Father—putting the truths of God’s word on display for all the world to see.
Walking into church can be intimidating so wouldn’t it be wonderful if your church was a place where everyone received a warm welcome? A place where newcomers can quickly feel at home and where non-believers receive the welcome of God’s people alongside the welcome of Jesus? This warm, practical book by Jen Oshman explores what the Bible says to help readers discover how to make space for others, however different they are to them, in their church and in their lives. In a world of division, individualism and isolation, readers will see that their church can witness to Christ by being a place of welcome, community and connection.
Arlo knows better than to get out of bed during rest time. And he definitely isn’t allowed to draw on the wall. But Arlo does it anyway, and then desperately attempts to cover up his disobedience before his mom finds out. When his efforts fail, Arlo discovers not only the misery that comes from hiding his sin but also the relief that comes through confessing it. With easy-to-understand language and engaging illustrations, children will learn important lessons with Arlo about repentance and the forgiveness found only in Jesus.
Join FatCat, the friendly feline, as he learns the Lord’s Prayer–Jesus’s prayer that teaches us how to pray. This simple yet profound prayer shapes children’s love for God, need for forgiveness from God, and dependence on God for strength and protection. Learn the Lord’s Prayer and search for FatCat on every page! Each petition of the Lord’s Prayer has a full-page illustration from Jesus’s life and a reflection on its meaning. With a list of Scripture references and a guided family prayer, this FatCat book helps God’s children understand, memorize, and pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Make your book reservations online or drop by our library on Sundays, 9.15am to 10am, at KKMC L2.