Ascension Library

Ascension’s library is a resource that can be utilized by all of us as a way to educate ourselves on many Christian topics. Are you looking for a better way to pray, how to deal with a difficult situation in your life, a daily devotion to connect with God every day, a study for your small group, to learn more about Jesus, or a book you can read to your children? New books are continually donated and purchased in all of these subjects. So if you think, “Oh, nothing has changed in the library, so why should I go in and take a look?,” that is not the case.

Recently, we purchased eight new books for the Ascension Library. They are currently being displayed in the glass case in the hallway. There are so many good Christian stories about people’s lives to choose from right now. Shaken by Tim Tebow is about his failures in his football career and how his faith in God moved him from failure to success. The Magnolia Story is about the lives of Joanne and Chip Gaines from “Fixer Upper” on HGTV and how God has been there when difficult challenges have brought them down again and again. Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge is a WWII saga about a conscientious objector who sticks by his convictions not to fight but to help as a medic saving hundreds of critically wounded with God’s intervention. This Life I Live is about a Grammy-nominated songwriter whose wife developed a fast-moving cancer. He journals the whole experience so that others could see how God was faithful to them. Taking My Life Back is about how faith and determination helped a woman survive the injuries received during the bombing at the Boston Marathon. In addition to these inspiring books, we also have Glory Days and He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado and All the Places to Go by John Ortberg. Choose a book from one of these or from our larger library and get inspired!

The library is part of the Spiritual Growth wing. Just like BLAST, JOLT, or Adult Education, we are a resource for Christian Education for you and your children. Check out the Children’s Library in the Hearth Room and the regular library in the Prayer Room and see what you can find.