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Reading is a great way to enjoy any weather — cold, hot, or ideal.  Every other Sunday, we will bring two book carts over to the sanctuary for your convenience.   You can check out the books for a period of three weeks—longer if you let us know.  If there is a particular book or author that you like, we will try to have it on the cart.  You can, of course, come to the library where the selection will be much greater.  The library is located in Room 222 in the Education Building.

On Sunday mornings the library is open after the first service until Sunday School begins and a between Sunday School and the second service.   If anyone is willing to volunteer to work in the library on Sunday mornings we will be happy to have it open anytime we have someone to work.  During the week the library is usually open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00. To be sure someone is in or to find out if we have the book you are looking for, call the library directly at 870-336-0654.  Follow us on Twitter  CUMCLibrary@CUMChLibrary.   Check out CUMC Library on  Pinterest.Susan Shelton

Recommendations:

Nonfiction: A Bend in the Road by David Jeremiah — When life suddenly turns upside down, there, in the midst of our trials and in the center of our pain, is God—comforting, guiding, encouraging, teaching, sustaining. Interwoven with his own reflections and insights are the inspiring rea-life stories of other men and women who have faced unexpected adversity—and found that God’s grace truly is sufficient for every need.

Christian Fiction: Through Every Storm by Sharlene MacLaren — Struggling through the tragic loss of their child, Maddie and Jeff :bowman experience the immense pain and grief caused by a broken heart and a marriage so severely strained that a divorce seems imminent. Will life ever be normal again!

Fiction: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo — The Planks moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to the small Amish community of Painters Mill hoping to resume the comforts of the Plain Life in Ohio. Less than one year later, the family of seven is found dead—slaughtered on their own farm. Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive and no suspect. But when the diary belonging to the rebellious teenager Mary Plank turns up, Katie is surprised to find a murder suspect: the charismatic stranger who stole Mary’s heart. Then there’s Mary’s brother, Aaron, who’s been shunned by his family and the rest of the Amish community.