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...
- 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
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.
Option 2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Head to bereanlibrary.libib.com
- You are now ready to place books on hold or extend due dates.
- Set up a password and sign in.
- Click on the "patron login" button and click "need password?"
Okay. I’m a patron. Now what can I do?
- Check out books
- Extend due dates
- Place books on hold
If you have any questions, call/text (909) 717-1906
or email at email@example.com