If you were at DSC on Sunday, you noticed that our Resource Center is back open, and in force. With 250 titles including 150 titles we haven’t carried before, the Resource Center has a broader selection of books from a broader range of categories.
More books around is good for our church. As Christians, we are learners, thinkers, and reflectors. God has made us that way, and this is part of what it means to know God, and it’s part of how we grow as Christians. Jesus even summarized God’s entire law with the command to ”love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Books work on the heart and the soul through our mind. Some the heavier ones (try picking up the 6 pound Large Print ESV Study Bible) even work on our strength! What is a good Christian book but the careful work of another Christian person to learn, think, reflect, and then write on a subject for the growth and maturity of God’s people?
On the week of the relaunch, here are three things to notice about the new Resource Center:
The Resource Center is open on Sundays before and after each service, and during the week during regular office hours. Browse any time, and purchase books during those hours.
Out with the big kiosk and computer. In with the iPad and The Square. This should make buying books faster and easier, with cash, check, or credit card.
More shelf space means more titles.
On the square island are seasonal books, books at a deep discount, featured books related to DSC’s preaching and teaching ministry, and books authored by guest speakers.
Along the wall you’ll find a column of Bibles along with five columns focused by subject with topical shelves. Right now we carry one title of each book, and in time we may carry two copies of some books. This approach allows us to carry a breadth of titles, so don’t feel bad about taking the “last copy.” When a book is sold on Sunday, it’s purchased for replacement on Monday.
We will highlight specific shelves and titles here on the blog in the future, but for now here’s an outline of the columns and shelves you’ll find along the wall. In addition to an entire column devoted to Bibles, we have five columns with topical shelves:
- Old Testament, New Testament
- Biblical Interpretation, Bible Studies
- Biblical Theology
- Systematic Theology
- Historical Theology
- Christian Life 101
- Spiritual Disciplines, Prayer
- Suffering and Loss
- Vocation, Decision Making, and Money
- Manhood and Womanhood, Sexuality
- Church 101
- Corporate Worship, Church Leadership
- Various Church Topics
- Biblical Counseling 101, Conflict
- Issues in Biblical Counseling
- Perspectives on the Church
- Marriage, Dating and Courtship, and Singleness
- Books for Children
- Books for Youth
- Global Missions, Church Planting
- Introduction to Christianity
- Evangelism 101
- Apologetics 101, Issues in Apologetics
- Worldview and Culture
- Issues in Worldview and Culture
We pray for this Resource Center to encourage, equip, and build up the church here at DSC. For recommendations of books to purchase online, many of which are not available on site, visit DSC’s Resources page.