Collection Highlights

New Additions New books in the Library

Some titles recently added to the Library’s circulating collection include Andrew Doyle Jesus Heist, Michael Kinnamon             Witness in an age of fear and Frederick Buechner      Secrets in the Dark.

Click here for the most recent books added to the collection.

Walter Bruggemann

Walter Bruggemann


Walter Brueggemann was one of more than twenty speakers in the semi-annual St. Matthew’s Dimensions of Faith Series. The library has many books by these speakers.

For a list of library items by Walter Brueggeman – click here


Bonhoeffer 2016 Golden Halo   Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the Lent Madness Golden Halo award winner for 2016 (    For a list of books, audio and video library items by and about Bonhoeffer – click here.



Soul Searching

Remembering Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968)

In addition to the DVD pictured at left, the library has several books by and about him.

Click here to view a list of Merton’s books in the library.

                                                                                                                                                        Large Type Books

The library has books in large print. Books on a variety of areas including biographies and fiction are available for those of us who prefer larger print. Spine lists help to identify these books on the shelves and a list of these titles is available upon request. A recent acquisition is

Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus by Thomas Cahill

Following his extraordinary best-selling histories How the Irish Saved Civilization and The cahillGifts of the Jews, Thomas Cahill brings us the third — and most daring — volume in his Hinges of History series. “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” is a fresh look at the impact of Jesus and early Christianity on the shaping of Western civilization, told with Cahill’s characteristic lively narration and irresistible perceptions.

Click here  for a list of other large type books

Other Selective Lists of Library holdings

Click here for audio books in the library (PDF)

Click here for books on Death, Dying and Bereavement (PDF)

Click here for Marcus Borg books and audio books in the library (PDF)

Click here for books about the Episcopal Church. (PDF)

Click here for the DVD Collection in the library (PDF) 

Book Reviews from our parishioners. For reviews click here.Pieter Keyzer

What are the most popular church library books?          The top items that check out always include children’s books, CD books, DVD’s, magazines and books for adults.

Here are the top books for adult readers in 2015.

Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Crazy Christians  by Michael B. Curry

Jesus was an Episcopalian (and you can be one too) by Chris Yaw

Just Jesus by Walter Wink

Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

Gifts of Imperfection C. Brene Brown




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