Church Library

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. 

New Books

Take a look of some of the new books available at the CMC Library

Mennonite Memories of Puerto Rico

Growing Up Mennonite in Puerto Rico: Nuestras Memorias

They Made a Difference: Memories of Mennonite Workers in Puerto Rico

266.977 Fal - Mennonite Memories of Puerto Rico (August 2014), edited by Rafael Falcón and Tom Lehman, offers 19 memoirs by familiar Hispanic and Anglo persons, including CMC members Luke Birky, Lawrence Greaser and Weldon Troyer. 206 pp. 
266.977 Fal - Growing Up Mennonite in Puerto Rico: Nuestras Memorias (Authors 2017), edited by Rafael Falcón and Tom Lehman, offers 12 memoirs, some in Spanish, with another essay by CMC's Weldon Troyer. With photos. 169 pp. 
289.7092 Fal - They Made a Difference: Memories of Mennonite Workers in Puerto Rico (Authors 2021), edited by Rafael Falcón and Tom Lehman, offers 25 memoirs, including one by CMC's John Driver. With photos, and an appendix recognizing 29 others, including CMC's Merle Sommers. 208 pp. 

Hurricane Maria: Stories of Resilience and Compassion

Christine's Turn: A Novel

Not Quite Fine: Mental Health, Faith, and Showing Up for One Another

363.3492 Fal - Hurricane Maria: Stories of Resilience and Compassion (Authors 2019), edited by Rafael Falcón and Tom Lehman, offers the memoirs, in English and Spanish, of 15 survivors of Hurricane Maria in 1956. The memoirs, some in Spanish, include contributions by CMC's Sandy Swartzendruber and Linda and Joe Christophel. 145 pp.
FIC Goo - Christine's Turn: A Novel (Walnut Street Books 2022) by Merle Good features a college student in Pennsylvania who faces a host of problems: an unknown father, land development, romance, barn arsons, her band's success, an unknown future. Walnut Street Books, published by Merle and Phyllis Good of Lancaster, is the successor to Good Books. 463 pp. 
259.42 Byr - Not Quite Fine: Mental Health, Faith, and Showing Up for One Another (Herald 2021) by Carlene Hill Byron, who has lived with mental illness, asks "Where is it safe to suffer?" and suggests how the Body of Christ can "become a healing community for its members in pain." The author, a Lutheran, is a spiritual wellness volunteer in the MaineHealth hospital system. 206 pp.

The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children

Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors

How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace

306.8705McE - The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children (Broadleaf 2022) by Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter says that grandparenting is "both an art and a contemplative practice." Some of the 52 short chapters are "Using Technology with Grandchildren," "Mr. Rogers's Secret," and "Mickey Mouse Pancakes." Showalter is a former member of CMC and president of Goshen College, now living in Virginia. 259 pp. 
261.8327 Lar - Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors by Susannah Larry (Herald 2021) "grapples with sexualized violence in Scripture and in the church, concepts of power and privilege, the role of family, and God's place in all of it. She unflinchingly looks evil in the face--and tells the truth." Larry is Assistance Professor of Biblical Studies at AMBS and attends Hively Mennonite Church. 223 pp.
221.6 Flo - How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace by Melissa Florer-Bixler (Herald 2021) points out that "Jesus named and confronted his enemies as an essential part of loving them." The book shows us how to "invite them to lay down their enmity, opening a path for healing, reconciliation, and unity." Florer-Bixler is pastor of the Raleigh NC Mennonite Church. 215 pp. 

Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality

Dear White Peacemakers: Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace

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.

Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? 

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.