HoP Library

House of Prayer Library

Supporting the Spiritual and Educational Needs

of our Congregation

The library at House of Prayer Lutheran Church is a source of over one thousand books, videocassettes, DVD’s, audiocassettes, music CD’s and periodicals that members can borrow to enrich their faith, to give comfort and guidance throughout life’s stages, or just to provide both adults and children with some leisure reading with a Christian emphasis.

Our library operates on a self-service basis, so that patrons can check books out and return them at any time. The library card catalog is accessible online at our Library Catalog

Check here each month for some suggested reading:

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Some New Books for Autumn Reading!

Books

Nonfiction:

Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb by Frederick L. Johnson
— The history of our community from pioneer days to the present

A New Earth: awakening to your life’s purpose by Ekhard Tolle

Wisdom of our Fathers: Letters and Lessons from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert

The Everything Prayer Book: learn how to open your heart and soul to find comfort, healing and hope by Ronald Hennies and Sonia Weiss

Fiction:

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
— A depiction of the family life and times of patriarch Jacob, his wives and children

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
— The fate of women in Afghanistan under Russian and Taliban rule

Abram’s Daughters series by Beverly Lewis
— The saga of a Pennsylvania Amish family as the old ways clash with the encroaching world

Youth:

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

The Christie Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn

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Bibliotherapy: Reading as a means of promoting emotional growth and health; the therapeutic use of books. Our library has many books that can help you or a loved one in dealing with troubling issues:
Alcoholism/ Addiction, Abuse, Aging/ Eldercare, Anger, Grief/ Loss, Illness, Loneliness, Marriage, Mental health, Parenting, Self-esteem, Stress/ Anxiety

Just use the online card catalog and type in the topic you are seeking. If you choose a book on a sensitive subject, rather than writing your name, feel free to just note Out and the date on the book card. Return the book when you are finished.
If reading does not ease your mind, do not hesitate to ask a a pastor for guidance — and don’t forget the power of prayer!

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Since our budget is small, we rely on the generosity of church members to replenish our shelves. We are always grateful for the donation of recently published books or cash gifts in honor or memory of special occasions. Donated items that we cannot use will be passed on to the Goodwill or ARC stores.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact one of the church librarians:

Mary Markes
Mary Johnson
Chris Larson
Ruth Nordholm

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