Northside Community Church

Library

Our Library provides a variety of genres of books for readers interested in spiritual growth, Bible study, and Christian fiction.  We believe a habit of steady reading greatly grows our faith and creates opportunities for God to shape and develop us.  Below is a selection of some of what we have available.

 
 

New Non-Fiction:

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus - An Advent Devotional, by Asheritah Ciuciu (2017)

What if you could spend this Christmas season delighting in your Savior instead of trying to create a picture-perfect holiday? Asheritah Ciuciu invites you to prepare your heart so you can worship Jesus as never before. Each daily reflection will lead you to meditate on a different name of Jesus from Scripture.

Jesus Calling for Christmas, by Sarah Young (2018)

50 seasonal devotion selections along with Scripture, quotes, and festive and breathtaking imagery. From the beginning of Advent to Christmas Day and beyond, enjoy the presence of the One who understands you completely and loves you perfectly.

Because of Bethlehem, by Max Lucado (2016)

Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better. He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. When we talk to him about deadlines or long lines or tough times, he understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven. 

The Women of Christmas, by Liz Curtis Higgs (2013)

A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God. 
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts. Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.

Through My Father’s Eyes, by Franklin Graham (2018)

“Billy Graham was focused–riveted to a call from God. He set his hands to a heavenly task and firmly placed both feet on the narrow road, following the steps of the Lord wherever they led. He was a man who realized his inability and grasped God’s authority. He was convicted by the message God put in his heart and comprehended its power. My father understood his calling and God’s leading. He lived life guided by his Father in heaven. These are the lessons he taught me. I am privileged to tell this story – through my father’s eyes.” —Franklin Graham

The Christian Atheist, by Craig Groeschel (2010)

Former self-proclaimed Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel knows his subject and his audience all too well. After several years of successful ministry, he had to make a painful self-admission: although he believed in God, he was leading his church as if God didn’t exist. To thousands of Christians and non-Christians across every town in the United States, the journey leading up to Groeschel’s admission and the journey that follows – from his family and his upbringing, to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered – will look and sound like the story of their own lives. Now the founding and senior pastor of the multicampus, pace-setting LiveChurch.tv, Groeschel’s personal walk toward an authentic God-honoring life is more relevant than ever. Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest assessment and ask the question, “Am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything were up to me?” Groeschel’s frank and raw conversation about our Christian Atheist tendencies and habits is a convicting and life-changing read. This book is a classic in the making.

New Fiction:

Embrace the Dawn, by Kathleen Morgan (2002)

The first book in the Scottish Highland series - Scottish Highlands 1691. Rumored to have murdered his wife, Ruarc MacDonald has a reputation as a dangerous man. Now his faith and honor are about to be put to the test. After escaping a violent marriage, Killian Campbell swears no man will hurt or control her again. As she fights for her own life and her son's, Killian is forced to seek safety in the arms of the one man who could destroy her future. Only as Ruarc and Killian join together can they each make peace with the past and the feuding clansmen who threaten to divide them forever. 

Consuming Fire, by Kathleen Morgan (2003)

The sequel to Embrace the Dawn, in the Scottish Highland series - Scottish Highlands 1694. With one brief meeting, a stranger destroys Maggie Robertson's hopes for her future and she finds herself enmeshed once again in her father's self-serving schemes. Adam Campbell sees a web of deceit, dishonor and berayal spin out before him. Yet, by whatever means necessary, he must bring Maggie Robertson home to fulfill her father's plans. Even if he must place his own integrity on the line. Their lives are bound together by circumstances beyond their control. Their hearts are knit together by love. But only God can save them from the forces threatening to pull them apart.

To the Moon and Back, by Karen Kingsbury (2018)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a brand-new love story in the Baxter Family collection about two people who lost their parents in the same national tragedy—two people desperate to find each other and the connection they shared for a single day…a day that changed everything.

A Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury (2016)

Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, along with her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart. Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, and “will satisfy Kingsbury fans old and new” (Publishers Weekly).

When We Were Young, by Karen Kingsbury (2018)

A classic story about second chances, featuring the beloved Baxter family and a young father who finds his whole world turned upside down on the eve of his divorce.

New DVD’s:

“Charting Christmas”: Discovering the origins of Christmas Traditions (2013)

Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Charting Christmas provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of Christmas. Filmed on location in the Holy Land and the United Kingdom, this documentary traces the origins of Christmas traditions beginning with the biblical prophecies concerning the Messiah and the New Testament accounts of His birth. See how Christmas celebrations evolved through the ages and were influenced by notable figures and entities including Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Boniface, Charles Dickens, and even the Coca-Cola Corporation. Included are interviews with biblical scholars and historians, such as author and Bible teacher Lance Lambert and Canon Jim Rosenthal, Founder of the St. Nicholas Society. Their commentaries illuminate the origins of Christmas and tell us why we celebrate Christmas as we do today.

“The Case for Christmas / The Case for Easter”, by Lee Strobel (2018)

Lee Strobel investigates the story of Jesus' birth and reveals how we can know it is true. He examines the Bible's claim that Jesus was born of a virgin, some of the "puzzles" we find in the Gospel that don’t seem to match up with the historical record, and the great mystery of the incarnation—how Jesus could be both fully God and fully human. Lee shows how the evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that Jesus was who he said he was: the divine Son of God.

In The Case for Easter, Lee Strobel looks at the story of Jesus' resurrection and reveals how we can know that it actually took place. He explores the "discrepancies" critics have pointed to in the Gospel accounts, looks at the evidence that Jesus' tomb was truly empty, and shows how the eyewitness accounts of those who saw Jesus alive after the crucifixion are credible. Lee reveals how all the facts point to the conclusion that led him from atheism to Christianity: Jesus was the Son of God who conquered the grave.

“Saving Christmas”, by Kirk Cameron (2015)

This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true reason for the season. SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. So take in all the splendor; take in all the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in and let’s put Christmas back in Christmas! 

Gaithers: “Homecoming Christmas” (DVD Format 2006)

In this unique Christmas celebration, filmed in the heart of South Africa, Bill and Gloria and their Homecoming Friends take you on a journey that celebrates the spirit of giving and honors the greatest Gift ever given. Through joyous songs and a life-changing adventure with Franklin Graham and Operation Christmas Child, the joy of the season has never been more contagious than through this unforgettable Homecoming experience!

“End Times Eyewitness” by Joel Richardson (2014)

Is the return of Jesus closer than you think? What are the most powerful prophetic signs being fulfilled in the earth today? How is the new Middle East after the Arab Spring aligning with the testimony of the biblical prophets? What are the little known prophetic signs that few are paying attention to? End Times Eyewitness takes you on a firsthand journey into the heart of the biblical world, to the front lines of the ongoing Middle Eastern revolutions, to discover the shocking answer to all of these questions. Filmed in several nations and featuring the testimonies of global Christian leaders, pastors, theologians, and missionaries, End Times Eyewitness reveals which biblical prophecies of the last days are being fulfilled in the earth today and what is coming next?