New Books in the Belk Memorial Library in March

(located in the rear of the Church Parlor)

Note: The books in the church library are arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.

The Friendship Circle of The Presbyterian Church recently honored two of their circle members by donating the following books by Marva J. Dawn to the Belk Memorial Library.

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting (263.3) was donated in honor of Marjorie Glassco.  This book reminds us that by focusing on beauty, worship, and rest on one day, we can be more aware and faithful on the other six days of the week.

In the Beginning, God, Creation, Culture and the Spiritual Life (222.1107) was donated in memory of Thelma Fisher. With the grace and insight, Marva Dawn shows how the opening pages of the book of Genesis rivet our attention on God, calling us to worship and to praise.  The repeated words, phrases, and actions themselves beckon us into a rhythm of worship which touches our very souls.

Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is an internationally renowned theologian, author, and educator.  She served as Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Under Christians Equipped for Ministry (CEM), she has preached and taught at seminaries, clergy conferences, churches, assemblies, and universities throughout the world. A scholar with four masters degrees and a Ph.D. in “Christian Ethics and the Scriptures” from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Dawn has also been a popular preacher and speaker for people of all ages. She   is the author of numerous articles and over 20 books, several of which have won awards and\or been translated into Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages.


Other books by Marva Dawn in the Belk Memorial Library include

I’m Lonely, Lord — How Long?: Meditations on the Psalms (242.5)

Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society (261)

A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World (264)

Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for the  Turn-of-the-Century Culture (264.001)