The College Mennonite Church Library provides a variety of adult and children’s books to check out. We also have an assortment of puzzles. Come put one together at the puzzle table or check one out to put together at home. The library is open Sundays 9:00 am until noon. Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Curious about the books in the church library? Check out the library catalogue by clicking the link below. You can search by title, author or subject.
Take a look of some of the new books available at the CMC Library
Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality
Dear White Peacemakers: Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace
Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them?
261.8 Sto - Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality by Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer (Herlad 2021) includes "a powerful mix of practical direction and poignant reflection to empower and sustain those working to dismantle racism, regardless of their stage on the journey." Stoltzfus is on the faculty of Goshen College and Shearer at the University of Montana. Together, they founded the Damascus Road anti-racism project for the Mennonite Church. 244 pp.
200.89 Moo - Dear White Peacemakers: Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace by Osheta Moore (Herald 2021) is "a challenging call to transform white shame, fragility, saviorism, and privilege in order to work together to build the Beloved Community." Moore, of St. Paul, Minnesota, is a pastor a Woodland Hills Church and Roots Covenant Church. She wrote the book in the wake of George Floyd's death. 335 pp.
241.4 Sun - Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? by Hyung Jin Kim Sun (Herald 2020), who uses social sciences and history "to make a strong case for the practical, political effectiveness of nonviolence." The author is a Korean-Paraguayan who became a Mennonite because of his conviction of the Gospel of Peace. He is assistant pastor at Toronto Mennonite Church. 83 pp.
What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about it?
What Is the Church and Why Does It Exist?
Disarmed: The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael “MJ” Sharp
|261.8 McC - What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about it? by Judith and Colin McCartney (Herald 2020) offers chapters on "The Eight Traits of Justice" and "What to Do about Systemic Injustice." The McCartneys work in church planting ("Connect City") and urban ministry in Toronto. 102 pp.|
262.7 Fit - What Is the Church and Why Does It Exist? by David E. Fitch (Herald 2021) draws from "the heart of the Anabaptist tradition to present a refreshing vision of a gathered community focused on Jesus, enjoying divine fellowship, and expressing faith in biblical practices, edifying habits, and acts of justice and love." Fitch teaches at Northern Seminary, Chicago, and is a co-founder of Missio Alliance and Life on the Vine Christian community. 91 pp.
289.7029 Kin – Disarmed: The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael “MJ” Sharp by Marshall King (Herald 2022) is the life story of Michael Sharp, who in 2017, along with colleague Zaida Catalan, was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo while on a peacemaking mission under the United Nations. He was born in 1982 in Elkhart, the son of John and Michele Sharp, while John was archivist at the MCUSA archives at Goshen College. 254 pp. (2 copies)
Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life
Reawakened: Activate Your Congregation to Spark Lasting Change
Turtle Heart: Unlikely Friends with a Life-Changing Bond
248.4 Clo – Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (Zondervan 2017, expanded edition). The title is fulfilled by the authors’ naming and discussion of “the ten laws of boundaries.” 346 pp.
250 Guy – Reawakened: Activate Your Congregation to Spark Lasting Change by Glen Guyton (Herald 2021), executive director of MCUSA, offers eight “keys” to stagnated churches in unlocking “the power of their mission to bring healing and hope to their communities.” Biblical framework, stories from successful ministries. 222 pp.
289.7092 Kin – Turtle Heart: Unlikely Friends with a Life-Changing Bond by Lucinda J. Kinsinger (Elk Lake 2021) tells the story of the author and Charlene, an old Ojibwe woman, and the unlikely close friendship that develops when Kinsinger sets out to lead her to Christ. Charlene teaches her more about God and humanity “than she ever dreamed.” Kinsinger is a regular columnist for Anabaptist World. 296 pp.
From Sight to Insight
975.52 Bal – Cousins by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby (Walnut Street 2021). Phoebe, from a white professional Kilby family, connects with Betty Kilby Baldwin, whose ancestors were enslaved by Phoebe’s ancestors. Activist Betty helped desegregate her county’s high school; Phoebe developed the Kilby Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, in part as reparations. 244 pp.
92 Bow—From Sight to Insight by Daniel L. Bowman (Author 2021) of Harrison, Virginia, gives his life story from the age of 12 when he became blind. Undaunted, he became a counselor, learned to play organ and piano, studied Biblical languages, tuned pianos and is a skilled wood craftsman. 345 pp.
Waging Peace: One Soldier’s Story of Putting Love First
956.7 Oes – Waging Peace: One Soldier’s Story of Putting Love First by Diana Oestreich (Broadleaf 2020) is a memoir grounded in the Iraqi war when, as a combat medic in the Army National Guard, she refused to run over an Iraqi child in order to protect her convoy. The rest of her story is peacemaking. 175 pp.