The Renouf/Nelson Library at St. Philip’s was fortunate to be able to acquire 158 new items for 2017. At a time when many church libraries are shrinking or disbanding altogether, our collection is staying fresh, relevant, and thriving with around 7000 items! Come check out our broad array of new materials, listed below. The items can be found by browsing the new book displays, or searching for them on the shelves using the patron computer.

If you’ve never used the Library before, or if you need a refresher, here are the basics. We are open Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30–4:30, Saturdays 8:30–12:00, and Sundays 8:30–1:00. The first time you take out books, please fill out one of the registration cards on the front table and include your contact information. For all checkouts, simply write your name and phone number on the book card and leave it in the basket. Checkouts are limited to 4 per person at a time, and the period is 4 weeks.

You can access the online catalog anytime to look up materials here.

We also have a sale table of used/donated/withdrawn books, by freewill donation. All proceeds will go to the library to help pay for supplies, periodicals, and future new items. We appreciate your support!

Many Parts, One Body: How the Episcopal Church Works — James Dator
The Episcopal Handbook — Morehouse Pub.
A Great Cloud of Witnesses (replaces Holy Men, Holy Women) — Church Pub.
The Anglican Spirit — Michael Ramsey
The Book of Common Prayer: A biography — Alan Jacobs
Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book (updated edition) — David Cobb & Derek Olsen
Glorious Battle: The Cultural Politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism — John Shelton Reed
Episcopal Clerical Directory 2015 (latest year available) — Church Pub.
A House of Prayer for All People: A History of the Washington National Cathedral — Frederick Quinn
Searching for Sacred Space: Essays on Architecture & Liturgical Design in the Episcopal Church — John Ander Runkle

Biblical topics:
The Daily Bible in Chronological Order — F. LaGard Smith
The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year — Marek Zabriskie
The Hebrew Bible for Beginners: A Jewish and Christian Introduction — Joel Lohr/Joel Kaminsky
The Bible and Literature: A Reader — David Jasper
The First to Follow: The Apostles of Jesus — John Claypool
Paul Between Damascus & Antioch: The Unknown Years — Martin Hengel
An Anomalous Jew: Paul Among Jews, Greeks & Romans — Michael Bird
Pauline Churches & Diaspora Jews — John Barclay
Either Jew or Gentile: Paul’s Unfolding Theology of Inclusivity — Eung Chun Park
From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation — Craig Evans
The Parallel Lives of Jesus: A Guide to the Four Gospels — Edward Adams
Wisdom Literature: A Theological History — Leo Purdue
Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible — David Penchansky
A God of Vengeance?: Understanding the Psalms of Divine Wrath — Erich Zenger
Prayers from the Darkness: The Difficult Psalms — Lyn Fraser
Praise and Lament in the Psalms — Claus Westermann

Archaeology/Holy Land:
Archaeology of the Bible: The Greatest Discoveries from Genesis to the Roman Era (National Geographic Books) — Jean-Pierre Isbouts
A Century of Biblical Archaeology — P.R.S. Moorey
Pilgrim’s Progress: A Spiritual Guide for the Holy Land Traveler — Robert & Gwyneth Wallace

A Brief Guide to Philo — Kenneth Schneck
The Day the Revolution Began — N.T. Wright
The Wisdom Jesus — Cynthia Bourgeault
Christophany: The Fullness of Man — Ramon Panikkar
A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit: Bible, Doctrine, Experience — Anthony Thiselton
The Question of Providence — Charles Wood
The Gospel and the Catholic Church — Michael Ramsey
Sex, Sacrifice, Shame & Smiting: Is the Bible Always Right? — Donald Kraus
Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — Walter Brueggemann
God’s Tapestry: Reading the Bible in a World of Religious Diversity — W. Eugene March
Life After Death in World Religions — Paul Knitter & Harold Coward
Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God — Amir Hussain
Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes — Donald Fairbairn
Christianity without Superstition: Meaning, Metaphor and Mystery — John McQuiston
Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus Really Meant What He Said? — Shane Claiborne
Executing Grace — Shane Claiborne
A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith — Brian McLaren

The spiritual life:
Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life — Derek Olsen
Being Christian — Rowan Williams
Being Disciples — Rowan Williams
Christian Proficiency — Martin Thornton
Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity — Ronald Rolheiser
Growing into God — John Mabry
The Prodigal God: Rediscovering the Heart of the Christian Faith — Timothy Keller
The King’s Highway: Simple Statement of Catholic Belief and Duty (Classics of Anglo-Catholic Devotion)   — George Carleton
Paths in Spirituality — John Macquarrie
Gifts of the Dark Wood: 7 Blessings for Soulful Skeptics and Other Wanderers — Eric Elnes
Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life — Elizabeth Scalia
Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words — Brian McLaren
Thanking and Blessing, The Sacred Art: Spiritual Vitality Through Gratefulness — Jay Marshall
The Hidden Spirituality of Men — Matthew Fox
Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way — Stephen Macchia
At the Fountain of Elijah: The Carmelite Tradition — Wilfrid McGreal
Mystical Theology: The Science of Love — William Johnston

Quiet & stillness/prayer:
Sabbath as Resistance — Walter Brueggemann
Sabbath (The Ancient Practices Series) — Dan Allender
Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in The Rhythms of Rest — Lynne Babb
Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying Your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines — Preston Yancey
The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time — Judith Shulevitz
The Sabbath Experiment: Spiritual Formation for Living in a Non-Stop World — Rob Multhiah
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath — Mark Buchanan
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler More Soulful Way of Living — Shauna Niequist
Keeping Silence: Christian Practices for Entering Stillness — C.W. McPherson
At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time — Sarah Arthur
The Quiet Life — ed. Ray Ashford
Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition — Michael Birkel
What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet & Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds — Esther Emery
All Through the Night: Prayers and Readings from Dusk till Dawn — Michael Counsell
A Simple Way to Pray — Martin Luther

Creativity/active prayer:
A Pen and a Path: Writing as a Spiritual Practice – Sarah Stockton
One Day I Wrote Back: Interacting with Scripture Through Creative Writing – Jane Herring
Windows into the Soul: Art as Spiritual Expression – Michael Sullivan
Embodied Prayer: Toward Wholeness of Mind, Body, Soul – Celeste Snowber
Eyes to See: The Redemptive Purpose of Icons – Mary Green

Life passages/coping:
Do This, Remembering Me: The Spiritual Care of Those with Alzheimer’s & Dementia — Colette Bachand-Wood
A Conspiracy of Love: Living Through & Beyond Childhood Sexual Abuse — Wendy Read
Discovering Trinity in Disability: A Theology for Embracing Difference — Myroslaw Tataryn and Maria Truchan-Tataryn
Giving Good Gifts: The Spiritual Journey of Parenthood — George Conway
Voices of Aging: Adult Children & Aging Parents Talk with God — Missy Buchanan
Grace Keeps You Going: Spiritual Wisdom from Cancer Survivors — Mac and Ann Shaw Turnage
Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness — Mary Earle
Found Through Loss: Healing Stories from Scripture & Everyday Sacredness —Nancy Reeves
Light When it Comes: Trusting Joy, Facing Darkness & Seeing God in Everything — Chris Anderson
God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart — Rabbi Karyn Kedar
God, the Ingenius Alchemist: Transforming Tragedy into Blessing — John Claypool
Joy in Disguise: Meeting Jesus in the Dark Times — Edward Little
In Transition: Navigating Life’s Major Changes — Wayne Price
The Will of God: Answering the Hard Questions — James Howell
When Suffering Persists — Frederick Schmidt
The Sacred Art of Forgiveness — Marcia Ford
The Forgiveness Handbook: Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for the Journey to Healing, Freedom and Peace — ed. Skylight Paths Publishing
The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion — Sharon Salzberg

Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry — Margaret Marcuson
Spiritual Leadership: Why Leaders Lead & Who Seekers Follow — Thomas Bandy
God’s Grace and Robert’s Rules: A Theological Primer for Vestry Members — Richard Kunz

Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation — Stephanie Spellers
Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality — Caroline Westerhoff
City of God: Faith in the Streets — Sara Miles
Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World — William Cavanaugh
The Myth of Religious Violence — William Cavanaugh
Doing Good is Simple: Making a Difference Right Where You Are — Chris Marlow
The World is Not Ours to Save: Finding the Freedom to do Good — Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith — D.L. Mayfield
The End of White Christian America — Robert Jones
Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Committed Church — Collin Hansen
Blind Spot: Hidden Biases in Good People — Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald

Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love — William Willimon
Jesus Was a Migrant — Dierdre Cornell
Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Race in America — Catherine Meeks, ed.
Uncommon Calling: A Gay Christian’s Struggle to Serve the Church — Chris Glaser

Bible Women: All Their Words & Why They Matter — Lindsay Hardin Freeman
God’s Self-Confident Daughters: Early Christianity & the Liberation of Women — Anne Jensen
Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary — Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Cynthia L. Rigby
The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven — Darlene O’Dell

The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home — Pope Francis
Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community
Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis — Patricia Tull
Earth Ethics — James Martin-Schramm, Laura Stivers & Daniel Spencer
Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness — Ilia Delio
From Teilhard to Omega: Co-Creating an Unfinished Universe — Ilia Delio, ed.
Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau — llia Delio, ed.

Essays & selected writings:
Charles de Foucauld: Essential Writings
Bede Griffiths: Essential Writings
Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings
Dorothy Day: Selected Writings & Biography
Buechner 101: Essays & Sermons
The Prison Meditations of Fr. Alfred Delp
The Journal & Essays (1922) — John Woolman
The Gospel in Brief, A Confession, What I Believe — Leo Tolstoy
Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterson, C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Condition — Donald Williams
Confronted by God: The Essential Verna Dozier
The Givenness of Things: Essays — Marilynne Robinson
The Essence of Julian: A Paraphrase of Julian of Norwich’s Essence of Divine Love — Ralph Milton

Recent titles by Richard Rohr:
Yes, and…: Daily Meditations — 2013
Dancing Standing Still — 2014
Silent Compassion — 2014
What the Mystics Know — 2015
The Divine Dance: The Trinity & Your Transformation — 2016

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis — Rev. Lauren Winner
Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography — Richard Rodriguez
Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith & Found it Again Through Science — Mike McHargue
A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis
Faithful Dissenters — Robert McClory

Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Great Courses (DVD + guidebook sets)
Luther: Gospel, Law & Reformation (4 DVDs + guidebook) — Philip Cary, Ph.D.
Popes and the Papacy: A History (4 DVDs + guidebook) — Thomas F.X. Noble, Ph.D.

What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art — Morehouse
Dorothy Day: Fool for Christ

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