Berean Library

 

The Berean Library is the College Ministry’s own library, with over 550 books in circulation and available for free to all college students and staff. Located in the garage of the Farrell’s home (where we meet on Fridays), the Berean Library functions just like our public libraries. The entire collection was donated by the church body. The purpose of the Berean Library is to be a resource to equip and encourage you in your own spiritual walks and to assist you as you grow to be healthy church members.

When you come on Friday nights, please peruse all the resources that are available for you. If you have any questions or want to check out a book, find one of our library staff that would love to help you. 

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Time Frame: June 1st - Sept. 7th

Look for more info about what our prizes will be for your participation in our summer reading challenge. But for now, pick something and get reading!

If you don’t know what to read this summer, we have some suggestions for you...

Rewards:

- Just read one book = BBQ at the Woodsum's

- Read 500 pages = $10 off The Fall Classic

- Read 800 pages = $15 off The Fall Classic

- Read 1,200 pages = $25 off The Fall Classic

 

Check out this list of the top books recommended by FBC’s leaders:

Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Pursuit of Holiness jerry bridges

Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

How To Worship Jesus Christ by Joseph Carroll

Humility by C.J. Mahaney

Living the Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin by Kris Lundgaard

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Knowledge of The Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

Every Thought Captive by Richard Pratt

Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders  

30 Days to Understand The Bible by  Max Anders

Preaching and Preachers by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 

-Looking for a Biography / Autobiography?

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain H. Murray

George Muller of Bristol: His Life of Prayer and Faith by A. T. Pierson

The Swan is not Silent series by John Piper

Confessions by St. Augustine

 

-Weighty but ever-relevant Puritans

Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson

The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes  

 

-Church History more your fancy?

Sketches from Church History by S. M. Houghton

Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were by Leland Ryken

Evangelicalism Divided by Iain Murray

 

-Dig in and think hard with Philosophy/Apologetics

How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl

 

-Stick with the classics of Literature

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis  

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paradise Lost by John Milton

The Divine Comedy by Dante

 

-Past Book of the Month selections:

The Purity Principle by Randy Alcorn

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke

Humility By C.J. Mahaney

Golden Booklet of True Christian Living by John Calvin

Library Staff

 

The entire catalog can be viewed online here 

 

How do I check out a book? 

STEP 1. First you’ll need to create a patron account. It’s free! 

Option 1. Have one of the staff members help you. Boom, you’re a patron. Start checking books out.

or 

Option 2. Send an email to fbccmbereanlibrary@gmail.com with your first and last name and email address. Once you receive a response that confirms that you have been added as a patron, you are able to utilize the features of the library. 

STEP 2. Create an online patron account.

  1. Head to bereanlibrary.libib.com 
  2. You are now ready to place books on hold or extend due dates. 
  3. Set up a password and sign in. 
  4. Click on the "patron login" button and click "need password?" 

Okay. I’m a patron. Now what can I do?

  1. Check out books
  2. Extend due dates
  3. Place books on hold

 

If you have any questions, call/text (909) 717-1906 

or email at fbccmbereanlibrary@gmail.com