Growing Place Library

Our mission is to offer the best in Christian literature and fiction for both adults and children. Subjects range from biblical study material, parenting and families, missions, marriage, theology, biographies and Christian living.

We offer this material in book form, CDs, and DVDs. We also have magazines covering a good cross-section of Christian and cultural subjects.  Please stop by and visit us! 

If you're not sure what to read, we have compiled a resource guide based on recommendations from pastors, staff, and leaders in the church. The list is organized by topic and includes the call number for where to find it in the library.

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Summer reading — 2022

Check out our 2022 summer reading guide, with book recommendations from various genres, including fiction, Christian classics, biographies, Christian living and culture, kids' literature, and more.

While you're at it, listen to our 2022 "Page Turners" episode on the Second Look podcast, where Jennifer Wilson, Merrill Skipworth, and Lacey Moody sit down together to talk all things books. Available on our website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts

book club

Bring your lunch and gather with us in the Growing Place Library from 11:30am-1:00pm as we discuss the following books: 

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 — Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray 

    Originally published in 1955 and reprinted dozens of times over the years, John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied systematically explains the two sides of redemption—its accomplishment through Christ’s atonement and its application to the lives of believers. At 215 pages, this will be a concise and accessible exploration of how Christ's atonement is applied progressively in the life of every believer.
  • Monday, November 14, 2022 — Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson by D.A. Carson 

    D. A. Carson's father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an ordinary pastor—except that he ministered during the decades that brought French Canada from the brutal challenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers to spectacular growth and revival in the 1970s. With words that will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves to the Lord's work, this unique book serves to remind readers that though the sacrifices of serving God are great, the sweetness of living a faithful, obedient life is greater still.

  • Monday, February 13, 2023 — Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

    Leif Enger’s debut novel, Peace Like A River, was launched to critical acclaim in 2001 and went on to sell over one million copies. Now a perennial, best-selling American classic, it is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story, in which “there is magic... none more potent that Leif Enger’s prose” (Newsday). Enger brings us eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been charged with murder. Their journey unfolds like a revelation, and its conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, and the most tragic of fates.

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 — Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age by Collin Hansen and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

    As the pressures of health warnings, economic turmoil, and partisan politics continue to rise, the influence of gospel-focused Christians seems to be waning. In the public square and popular opinion, we are losing our voice right when it’s needed most for Christ’s glory and the common good. But there’s another story unfolding too—if you know where to look. In Gospelbound, Collin Hansen and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra counter these growing fears with a robust message of resolute hope for anyone hungry for good news. Join them in exploring profound stories of Christians who are quietly changing the world in the name of Jesus—from the wild world of digital media to the stories of ancient saints and unsung contemporary activists on the frontiers of justice and mercy. 

Suggestions? Requests?

Let us know how we are doing! Email us at, or stop in and fill out a form. We'd love to hear from you and welcome suggestions regarding materials. If your CC leader discusses a book that we don’t have, let us know. We’ll do our best to review and purchase new materials efficiently.

Library Hours 

  • Monday: 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:30–11:00am