The library at BCM often purchases new resources that would be helpful in the day-to-day ministries across our territory. This page aims to highlight some of our new books, DVDs and studies. If you're interested in borrowing a resource, please contact our librarian, Beverley McKenzie.
Red letter Christianity. Living the words of Jesus no matter the cost.
Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo
Jesus said a lot of challenging things – about loving our enemies, our attitude to the poor; and the way we speak about others. But how seriously do we take his words? What if Jesus really meant what he said? And what if simply doing what he told us to made a difference – to the whole world?
The purple book: biblical foundations for building strong disciples.
Rice Broocks and Steve Murrell
So what is the Purple Book? It’s a 12-part Bible study designed to help you stand firm and grow strong in your Christian life. Using the text of Today’s NIV (TNIV), the Purple Book guides you into a solid understanding of the Bible.
Too busy not to pray: slowing down to be with God.
What would transpire if every Christ-follower got serious about prayer? This practical and time-tested classic calls us to make prayer an urgent priority, and enlarges our vision of what God will do when his people slow down to pray.
The Christian imagination: theology and the origins of race
Willie James Jennings
Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions? In this ambitious and wide-ranging work, Willie Jennings delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, to reveal how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies.
The deep things of God: how the Trinity changes everything.
Nothing we do as evangelicals makes sense if it is divorced from a strong experiential and doctrinal grasp of the coordinated work of Jesus and the Spirit, worked out against the horizon of the Father’s love. Personal evangelism, conversational prayer, devotional Bible study, authoritative preaching, world missions, and assurance of salvation all presuppose that life in the gospel is life in communion with the Trinity.
C.S. Lewis: the authentic voice
From the pages of this book emerges an active, energetic man who personally handled an amazing range of correspondence; a man who looked like a farmer but talked like a philosopher; a man who relished the love of friends, was surprised by the love of a woman, and cultivated the love of God.
Do what you are: discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type.
Paul D Tieger and Barbara Barron
The book identifies occupations that are popular with your type and offers a rundown of your work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how you can use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.
Faith in the public square
“Rowan Williams, the finest theologian in Britain, offers in these essays the most penetrating analysis of the moral, cultural and economic crisis of our times, and of the role of faith in the public arena. It should be read by politicians, economists and artists as well as theologians, and by anyone who cares for the future of our society and planet.”
Mirror ball: living boldly and shining brightly for the glory of God.
Passion is more than a song of a feeling. It’s a story of guts and glory, perseverance and purpose. For anyone who follows Jesus, passion is a way of life. But how do we live out this grand calling? In Mirror Ball we are reminded its never too late to live a big life. We are wide-eyed worshippers, stunned by a glorious God and living life with high expectations of all we can become in Him.
Beverley McKenzie - Librarian
Phone: (04) 528 8628 extn 751
Fax: (04) 527 6900
Email: Beverley McKenzie
Books, periodicals, kits, DVDs and other items may be borrowed by post from the BCM Library. Requests may be made in person, or via phone, fax, letter or email.
Borrowing is restricted to officers and full-time workers whose names and postal addresses are listed in the current dispo.
Please state as full and clear a description of the resource you wish to borrow.