Avis Johnson Oehlbeck Library

COLLECTION CATEGORIES

Bay 7

HYMNALS AND SONGBOOKS:  You may find Hymnals with an emphasis on the Episcopal Hymnal as well as Songbooks for Children and books about Hymns.

 

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER: You may find many editions of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

 

C.S. LEWIS: You may find books by prominent lay theologian C.S. Lewis in this collection as well as books about his life.  Bible Studies and Classes Collection contains other titles by C.S. Lewis.

 

CHRISTIAN ARTS (220-818) You may find books which cover Christian Paintings, Illustrations, Literature, Architecture, and Flowers in this small collection.

 

Bay 8

YOUNG ADULTS: You may find middle and high school books including Bibles, Bible Stories, Jesus, Prayers, Grief, Death, God and other various topics.

 

BOOKS FOR JUVENILES:  You may find grade school and middle school books including Bibles, Bible Stories, Jesus, Prayers, Grief, Death and other various topics.

 

 

 

Bay 9

BIBLE STUDIES AND CLASSES:  You may find books selected for Church of the Ascension Classes and Sunday School.  Books in this collection will overlap in topic and themes with the other collections.  For example, classes have studied the works of the author C.S. Lewis; other books by C.S. Lewis are in the C.S. Lewis Collection.

 

GUIDANCE FOR ALL AGES: You may find books on many self-help books in this collection, such as: AIDS, Alcoholism, Children, Death, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Family Relationships, Grief, Men, Mental Illness, Parenting, Stress, Teenagers, Women.

 

 

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

 

ER:  You may find preschool books such as Children’s Bible Stories, Prayer, Death, Grieving, and God.

 

Hol:  You may find Christmas Themed books for children with a few other Holiday Books available.

 

CHRISTMAS:  You may find books with Christmas Quotations, Stories, and Experiences in this small collection.

BIBLES & REFERENCE BIBLES  (Bay 1)

  • Bibles

  • Bible Dictionaries

  • Concordances

  • Encyclopedias

  • Digests

 

BIBLE COMMENTARY  (Bay 2)

  • Interpretations on the Bible, portions of the Bible, or individuals in the Bible

  • Atlases

  • Histories of the Bible

JESUS / THEOLOGY / RELIGION  (Bay 3)

Materials by individual authors specifically on the life of Jesus and the study of the nature of God and religious belief.

PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS (Bay 4)

  • Prayers

  • Meditation

  • Spiritual Life

  • Family Living

  • Finding God

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Bay 5)

  • Preaching and Sermon Collections

  • Church Ministry

  • Deacons, Acolytes and Priests

  • Christian Education

  • Christian Experiences

  • Rites and Rituals

  • Social Theology & Challenges

  • Church History


 EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Bay 6)

  • Liturgy & Sermons

  • Episcopal History

  • Dictionaries

  • Episcopal Faith

  • Christian Denominations

  • World Religions & Mythology

  • Church of the Ascension Resources

Resources (Bay 7)

  • Hymnals & Songbooks

  • Book of Common Prayer

  • C.S. Lewis

  • Christian Arts

Youth (Bay 8)

  • Young Adult resources (grades 6-12)

  • Juvenile books (birth-grade 5)