Book Nook

Below, you will find a carefully curated library of books that we recommend for your spiritual growth and edification on a variety of topics. These books are available in our foyer each Sunday, and can be delivered by special request.

Resource Rack

Counseling resources on a variety of topics from CCEF.

These resources are free to those in need, but donations are welcome to offset cost.
Suggested Donation: $5

In the Lord I Take Refuge: 150 Daily Devotions through the Psalms
Dane Ortlund

The Psalms could be called the Bible’s devotional. Each psalm reflects on the greatness of who God is and how he cares for his people. Written with profound emotion, each psalm sheds light on the raw experiences of the human heart, revealing how God’s people should turn to him in times of anguish, pain, remorse, joy, and thanksgiving. 
 In the Lord I Take Refuge invites readers to experience the Psalms in a new way through heartfelt devotional content written by Dane Ortlund. Each reading is short enough to read in five minutes or less and will encourage believers to thoughtfully ponder and pray through each of the 150 Psalms. To further enhance the reading experience, this book features the full text of the English Standard Version Psalms; a large font; and thick, cream-colored paper. All of these features, along with a helpful introduction on how to read the Psalms devotionally, encourage believers to pause and reflect on the riches of each text as they commune daily with the Lord.
Cost: $20

10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity
Rebecca McLaughlin

How can we believe the Bible is true? Why can’t we just agree that love is love? Isn’t Christianity against diversity?
 Going to school, hanging out with friends, or scrolling through social media feeds, teenagers are sure to face real challenges to faith in Jesus Christ. And whether you consider yourself a Christ follower or not, these questions can seem like deal breakers.
 Backed by state-of-the-art research, personal stories, Harry Potter illustrations (warning: spoilers!), and careful biblical study, this book doesn’t dodge tough questions. Instead, it invites teenagers to ask their hardest questions about Christianity and to find surprising, life-giving answers.
Cost: $15

A Praying Life
Paul E. Miller

Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it―an illness, or saying grace at a meal―most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness―a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy.

Prayer is all about relationship. Based on the popular seminar by the same name, A Praying Life has discipled thousands of Christians to a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. When Jesus describes the intimacy He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20). A Praying Life feels like having dinner with good friends. It is the way we experience and connect to God. In A Praying Life, author Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith. 
Cost: $15

Prayers of a Parent for Young Children
Kathleen Nielson

Short, poetic prayers bring petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our children perfectly. Covering their spiritual health, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation. This volume offers prayers for young children through to their preteen years. Other books in the series provide prayers for teenage, young adult, and adult years. 
Cost: $10

Prayers of a Parent for Teens
Kathleen Nielson

Pray for your teen using short, poetic prayers that address their spiritual health, physical needs, and character growth. The prayers are accompanied by brief reflections and Scripture passages for meditation.
Cost: $10

Prayers of a Parent for Young Adults
Kathleen Nielson

Your child’s young adult years are filled with joyful opportunity and character growing challenges. Lift them up to the Lord with poetic prayers for their heart, mind, and life of faith. 
Cost: $10

Prayers of a Parent for Adult Children
Kathleen Nielson

Adult children face many struggles, both earthly and spiritual. Even fully grown, they need support as they forge a life of their own. But how can we help them on their journey as they become independent from us? Bring your love for them to the Lord in prayer. God, who knows and loves your child perfectly, will satisfy their every need.Let Kathleen’s words guide your devotions as her prayer collection tackles the challenges of marriage, parenthood, careers, aging, and more. Each of the thirty one prayers included is accompanied by Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation.
Cost: $10

Una Vida
de Oracion
Paul Miller

Una vida de oración es una mirada honesta a las dificultades que hay para orar, a las oraciones sin respuesta y a los éxitos de la oración. El autor Paul Miller comparte sus percepciones y conclusiones sobre cómo conectar las piezas quebrantadas de su vida y permitir que la oración, aun la mal elaborada, llene las brechas con sentido y contenido. Los lectores apreciarán el enfoque realista y la naturaleza práctica de Paul, que los ayudará a ver que su relación con Dios puede crecer y su comunicación con él puede llegar a ser mejor. Padres y madres descubrirán que estas experiencias de vida familiar son especialmente útiles. Incluye consejos sobre cómo usar herramientas tales como las tarjetas de oración y el llevar un diario.
The product of twenty years of thought, Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation ennobles and motivates men and women in their labors. Providing historical background and inspiring stories of God-honoring workers, Daniel Doriani explains the Bible's teaching on the nature, glory, misery, and eventual restoration of work. You will learn what it means to be faithful at work, even in risky places, and what steps you can take to transform your workplace and the world through the reformation of work.
Cost: $15

God (Big Theology for Little Hearts)
Devon Provencher

Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.

 With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible.
Cost: $10

Jesus: "A Theological Primer Series" (Big Theology for Little Hearts)
Devon Provencher

Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.
 With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible.
Cost: $10

The Gospel (Big Theology for Little Hearts)
Devon Provencher

Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.
 With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible.
Cost: $10

Corrie Ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels' Den
Janet & Geoff Benge

Written for readers age 10 and up -- enjoyed by adults!

Suddenly, Corrie's ordered life was lost in the insanity of war. With bravery and compassion, her family and countless other Dutch citizens risked everything to extend God's hand to those innocents marked for certain execution in a world gone mad.

Corrie ten Boom's life of determination, faith, and forgiveness in the face of unimaginable brutality and hardship is a stunning testimony to the sustaining power of God. 
Cost: $10

Jesus and Lions Den

Alison Mitchell

The story of Daniel and the Lions’ Den teaches children many things... It teaches them about praying; it teaches them about Daniel’s faithfulness to God, and God’s faithfulness to Daniel; and it teaches them that God is the real king of everyone everywhere.

But if you peel back another layer, you’ll see that like the rest of the Old Testament, it also points to Jesus.

This stunningly illustrated retelling of Daniel and the lions’ den helps children to see Jesus in the story of Daniel. It challenges children to spot the Jesus moments by looking out for the hidden lion symbols. It goes on to explain the parallels between Jesus and Daniel, so that children can see the gospel heart of the whole Bible.

Cost: $10

Psalms CSB Scripture Notebook

CSB Scripture Notebooks combine the text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) with wide margins and full lined notes pages opposite each page of biblical text. This ample space for notetaking is perfect to record reading insights, reflect on the text, and respond to the life-changing message of Scripture. Designed with durable cover materials, high-quality creme colored book paper, and a smyth-sewn binding that lays flat for easy notetaking, CSB Scripture Notebooks are great for personal or group study and are wonderful resources for notetaking during a sermon series at church.

Cost: $12

My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms
Susan Hunt

B―Because your steadfast love is better
than life, my lips will praise you. Psalm 63:3
 The Psalms teach us to praise God as they talk about how great God really is! This colorfully illustrated children’s book presents a verse from Psalms alongside each letter of the alphabet with an engaging story―helping kids to memorize verses from the Psalms, learn their ABCs, grow in their relationship with God, and understand why God is worthy of our worship.
Cost: $15

Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer

Laura Wifler

When children have something on their minds, they tend to run to their parents and caregivers. Wouldn’t it be great if they also learned that they can talk to God about anything and everything because Jesus has made that possible?

This beautifully illustrated Bible storybook, by Risen Motherhood co-founder Laura Wifler, takes children on a journey from the start of the Bible story to the end. From Eden and God’s presence, through the fall, redemption, and the Spirit’s presence with us now, to our presence with God in the future, God has always made a way for his people to talk with him. Children will learn a biblical understanding of prayer, why it’s amazing, and that they can enjoy talking with God about anything, anytime, anywhere.

Cost: $10