POSTED 12/02/21

The library has just shelved a whole series of Jan Karon books!  If you haven’t read her books you might want to give it a try.  If you have already read her books, they are definitely worth a second read.  Karon is a best-selling author.  The novels revolve around Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford.  The setting is the Blue Ridge Mountains.  These books are all currently on the new arrival shelf but later can be found in section 1 KA.  Happy reading!

POSTED 11/02/21


Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

In the first book of a series comprising six fatal mysteries, young WPC Trudy Loveday partners with the aging crusty coroner Dr. Clement Ryder, to solve the case of threatening letters to a wealthy business executive.  It doesn’t take long before someone is killed.  All six of the books take place in Oxford, England during the 1960s.  Each one is a fun and easy read.   The solution to the crime is always a surprise.  Check out these books in the Library’s “New Arrival” section.

POSTED 10/21/21

The library has been busy processing some new books.  I want to tell you about one you will find on the NEW ARRIVAL counter.

Dangerous Journey – The Story of Pilgrims Progress

As told by Oliver Hunkin

This is the timeless story of Pilgrims Progress.  Titled “Dangerous Journey” this version uses the original words of John Bunyan, carefully selected by Oliver Hunkin to present a gripping narrative.  It is brilliantly illustrated throughout in full color drawings by Alan Parry.  I could not put it down and I am sure you will enjoy it too!  Once it is put on the shelf, you will find it in Section 03 – HU. – Review submitted by S.L.

POSTED 9/12/21


The library has added a great new series of fiction books.  The author is Ane Mulligan and the books are:   Chapel Springs Revival, Chapel Springs Survival, Home to Chapel Springs, and Life in Chapel Springs.  The series is a fun romp through the wonderfully quaint town of Chapel Springs, Georgia with a fantastic group of friends.  You will find yourself laughing out loud at the zany antics of best friends Claire Bennett and Patsy Kowalski.  The books are charming, inspirational, and the presence of God is so much of each story.  You will find these books in Section 1, MU.  Good reading!

New Recommended Library Book – L’Alri by Edith Schaeffer

After two devastating world wars in Europe, many could not bring themselves to believe that God existed, much less a God who cared about each individual personally.

In 1955 Dt. Francis Schaeffer, his wife Edith and their three daughters believed that God wanted them to so to Switzerland to minister to these disaffected souls.

Edith’s story of their lives and work spans several decades.  They never solicited money, relying solely on prayer for the Holy Spirit to bring not only people who were earnestly seeking spiritual answers but also the funds to provide them a shelter while the Schaeffer’s ministered to them.

As they opened their home to individuals and families from all over world, Edith vividly shares the joy as well as the heartaches they experienced.  It’s an exciting book that over and over relates how God spoke to the Schaeffer’s through passages of scripture as they earnestly sought His will.

From its very beginnings in rented Swiss rooms L’Alri today is on multiple continents.  We can listen to multiple pod casts on the internet.

Every page inspires us to trust the Lord and seek His will for our lives each and every day.

You will find this book in section 04 (biography) under SC.

POSTED 6/6/21

Here’s one for you.  In section 10.8 EH, we have a book entitled “Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene.”  The author is Bart D. Ehrman.  This section contains bible history books.  This specific book explores truth and fiction about these three Biblical figures.

We have a wonderful series “Book of Life.”  On the shelf it looks like children’s books … but it certainly is not.  It contains very helpful illustrations, photos, maps, etc.  You will find the entire series in 10.2 BE.  Author is Gilbert Beers.  It makes studying and applying the Bible very meaningful.

In section 1, our fiction section we have a series of three older books that are just fantastic.  They tell the story of pioneer days in Arizona.  We think they take place around Vail.  The author is Nancy Turner so the letters on the spine are TU.  The titles are “These be my Words,” “Sarah’s Quilt,” and “The Star Garden.” 

POSTED 4/7/21


We have just place a large quantity of new books on the shelves.

In section 10.8 of the non-fiction section are three great reference books, “Martin Luther” by Eric Metaxas (ME), “Exploring the Old Testament” by J. Gordon McConville (MC), and “Exploring the New Testament” by David Wenham and Steve Walton (WE).

We added over 20 books to section 1, the fiction section.  These include some great authors and names you will recognize:  Jeffrey Archer, Harper Lee, James Patterson, Jack Higgins, David Baldacci and many more.

Happy reading!

POSTED 3/9/21

Here are some reading suggestions from the library.  None of these are new to the library but are some of our favorites.  There are many, many more wonderful selections.  We hope you find the time to explore your library.



Perfect to read prior to Easter, this book is written by Brant Pitre.  It is a revelatory exploration of the Jewish roots of the Last Supper that seeks to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover.  Section 8 PI



The library has quite a few books written by the award-winning author.  Her three mystery series center around Seattle Police Department Detective P. B. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady and Los Angeles news anchor turned mystery solver Ali Reynolds.  You will find all her books in Section 1-JA.


This is a magnificent tale of George Drouillard, who was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  Raised among the Shawnee, he was the expedition hunter and sign talker.  It is a book told with intelligence and insight; full of song, suffering, humor and pathos.  The author is James Alexander Thorn.   This book is in Section 1-TH

POSTED 2/17/21


Here are some reading suggestions from the Risen Savior library.  


Bodie Thoene is a popular writer of historical fiction.  Her novels are fast-paced, riveting and action packed.  The novels are full of interesting Christian and Jewish characters.  Section 1-TH

Beverly Lewis’ tender tales focus on the Older Order Amish, creating a curiosity about their yearning for a simpler life and return to traditional values in the face of mainstream society.  Section 1-LE


In “Team of Rivals” Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the extraordinary political genius of Abraham Lincoln that allowed him first to appoint, then win over men who had previously opposed him.  Lincoln’s bold and brilliant actions helped him steer the country through some of its darkest days.  History buffs love this book.  Section 14-GO


Explore the Santa Cruz River in “Dry Creek” as author Ken Lambert takes you on a trek across the land of three nations – the United States, Mexico, and the Tohono O’odham Nation.   Travel from the river’s source and discover the people and places it touches.  Section 15-LA


The library has an entire section filled with devotions.  Whether you are looking for a collection of devotions to use for yourself or if you need a special devotion to inspire a meeting, you will be sure to find what you need.  This is Section 5.

The library is happy to announce we are able to offer an expanded collection of the William Barclay Bible Study New Testament books. You will find them in section 10.2. We are finishing our inventory and look forward to adding more books to our shelves in the near future. In the meantime, we continue to provide books and DVDs on the table for you to check out.

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”  Mason Cooley