Bella Vista Assembly of God

BVAG Library


"Hold to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me, in faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus" 2 Timothy 1:13


BVAG Library Online Search


Click above for the church library online search.

- When the search page pulls up, just enter the title, author, subject or keyword in the search entry space.

- Type in the item name at the top and click the down arrow next to it to select the desired criteria. 

- When the item appears, you can click on "view more details" to find out if the item is available and the call number of the item.

- From here, you have the option to send an email message to checkout or reserve an item.

The library staff will have your items ready for you on the following Sunday or Wednesday or by appointment.

 


New to the Library?

         

 Library hours: 

Sunday morning

9:30 am to 10:00 am

And one half hour after 11:00 am service

Wednesday nights and Sunday nights

One half hour before and after service

- You can also make an appointment with the librarian by calling the church office at 855-2222 or by emailing library@bvag.org. 



You are welcome at the BVAG Church Library!


Whether you are a newly saved or a mature Christian, we all want to grow spiritually.

The library has books for basic concepts of the faith, specific concerns such as 'hurts, habits and hangups', including support material for Parenting, Divorce Care or Grief Share group attenders. There are even DVD kit materials as well as books for Bible study. 


Our library staff will be glad to assist you during open hours.

To check out, you will need a library card.

If you attend BVAG or attend one of its study groups, you qualify. Just fill out a form and the librarian will get your card to you soon.

Come in and browse the shelves or if you have a specific title, author or subject in mind, use the search computer.


The BVAG Library is happy to take requests. We also welcome donations of books in good shape. 


Check-Out the New Items:


This is an adorable all child cast ( remember Little Rascals) dvd with a Christian message. After a daring escape from Ravenshead Prison, Sam finds herself in worse trouble trying to outrun the relentless wardens. But help is on the way - kind of. Henry, janitor for the City of Refuge Guide Service, is unexpectedly thrust into the line of duty when all the trained guides are called out on other missions. As he sets out on his long-awaited first assignment, he gets more adventure than he bargained for. Will the enthusiastic but awkward amateur guide persuade Sam to trust him before it's too late?. The Runner from Ravenshead is an allegory about finding refuge and rest from the metaphorical wardens we face in life.

WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer's life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer's heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler's Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer's involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in "Operation 7," the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen.



Where Can I Find the Bible Studies?


The Bible Study materials are now just to the right of the library's south door as you come in. Easy to find and check out. 


Cookbooks? History books? Leadership books? Biographies? Dieting and Exercise resources?


Find it at the church library!!


GIANTS OF THE FAITH COLLECTION


Newly acquisitioned to the reference section of the library is the collection of "Giants of the Faith". These are great works by early Christian writers that have posively affected the lives of Christians for centuries. Now is a good time to refine our faith walk through the reading of these classic works. You will find these in Reference 230.044. (or come in-I'll explain) Here is a list of them: 
William Law - A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Thomas a Kempis - The Imitation of Christ
Paul R. Wilkinson - Understanding Christian Zionism
St. Francis - The Little Flowers of St. Francis
John Wesley - The Journal John Wesley
George Fox - The Journal of George Fox, 1852
Blaise Pascal - Pensees
Julian of Norwich - Revelations of Divine Love
Martin Luther - The Table Talk of Martin Luther
Augustine - Confessions
John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion
Francisco de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life.