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SUGGESTED MEDIA FOR A BASIC COLLECTION IN A SMALL CHURCH LIBRARY


A good basic collection would include media about the major topics listed below. The materials listed under each topic have been recommended by church librarians, or are materials that are in a church's library collection.


ADULT --- NONFICTION:


APOLOGETICS
The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis


ADOLESCENCE
Books by Danae Dobson Books by James Dobson
Books by Susie Shellenberger


BIBLES
Acts (DVD from NIV)
The Gospel of John (DVD from The Good News Bible)
The Visual Bible: Matthew (DVD from NIV)
The Message: the Bible in Contemporary Language, Eugene Peterson
The New King James Bible
The New International Version Study Bible


BIBLE COMMENTARIES
The "Be" series, Warren Wiersbe [Example: Be Right (Romans)]
The Daily Study Bible series (New Testament), William Barclay [esp. the gospels]
Halley's Bible Handbook
Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee


BIBLE CONCORDANCES
Cruden's Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testament New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan) New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible


BIBLE DICTIONARIES
Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
New International Bible Dictionary (Zondervan)


BIBLE LIFE AND TIMES
Baker's Bible Atlas, Charles Pfeiffer
Great People of the Bible and How They Lived (Reader's Digest) Faith Lessons: That the World May Know (filmed in Israel) (DVDs)

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