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The OBC Bookshelf and 2020 Reading

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The OBC Bookshelf is a ministry resource that provides books to our church family to help us grow in our knowledge of God and in doing life together.

Amounts suggested for donation are generally marked down from our purchase price, and these donations are then reinvested into more resources to our church family. 

You will find a variety of resources from books being read in our Ladies’ Book Club, and our Men’s Theology Thursday.

Resources at the bookshelf include books on parenting, marriage, discipleship, theology, spiritual life, and more. We regularly stock titles to accompany our Sunday school and sermon series. 

New Recommendations

9Marks’ First Steps series is new, and we are glad to introduce it you. These books are great to work through with people who are new to the Christian faith.

When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper is a great book that accompanies our current Sunday school series.

Oversee God’s People by Bryan Croft is our Theology Thursday book for March. As members of the body of Christ, we all have responsibility to shepherd someone. Don’t let the title intimidate you; this small book is packed with great insight into how to shepherd with wisdom and grace.

We have many more titles, and we invite you to visit the OBC Bookshelf to pick up a title or two!

Reading for 2020

Ladies’ Book Club

We should love the Lord and others with all our hearts and minds, and as thinking Christians we should engage literature with a biblical worldview. With minds renewed by the Word, we are to speak the gospel to the world, and learn how to both resist and engage culture. Our Ladies’ Book Club is a great opportunity to do both.

Ladies’ Book Club typically meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at OBC. If you like to read, enjoy good food and conversation, then you will love the OBC Ladies Book Club.  Join us we read from several genres including biographies, fiction, non-fiction and more.  

March 5 – Hearers and Doers by Kevin Vanhoozer

April 2 – The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippett

May 7 – The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp

June 4 – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

July 9 – Summer Surprise

August 6 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

September 3 – On Reading Well by Karen Prior

October 1 – Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach

November 5 – Dracula by Bram Stoker

December 3 – Bonus Book Club

To learn more about the Ladies’ Book Club, we invite you to read the following blog posts:

 

Theology Thursday

Theology Thursday is held at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings before some of our Elders’ Meetings. Men, if you would like to grow in theology and doctrine and learn more about the theology behind our ministry areas, we invite you to join us. Throughout 2020 we will consider the theme of shepherding. 

March 19 – Oversee God’s People by Bryan Croft

June 18 – The Shepherd Leader by Tim Witmer

September 17 – Leveling the Church by Micah Fries

November 19 – Shepherds After My Own Heart by Timothy Laniak