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Christianity has famously been called "A Religion of the Book." While this epithet refers primarily to the Book of Books, the holy scriptures (writings) of the Old and New Testament––our only rule of faith and practice––Reformed Christians know this does not mean that books written by faithful and diligent students of that Book which has been breathed out by God (2 Timothy 3:16) are without value in assisting us by his grace to understand more clearly what he reveals to us in his word regarding what we are to believe about him, and what duty he requires of us. When asked by Phillip the evangelist, "Do you understand what you are reading?" the Ethiopian Eunuch replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" (Acts 8:30-31)

The Lord has blessed our church with a gifted pastor and elders who faithfully open the word of God to us, and for this we are most grateful. The books which occupy the shelves in our church library represent the collective teaching ministries of many other like–minded Christians both living and dead whose writings are selected by the session with the intention of providing a sound supplement to the ministry of the word as it is preached and taught at this church. All donations to the library, therefore, are subject to approval by the session.

Reformed Christians especially love well–written and sound Christian books which elucidate for us the truth of the holy Scriptures as confessed in the Reformed creeds, confessions of faith and catechisms. As we read, we also love to discuss what we are learning with other Christians who desire to grow in their understanding and knowledge of God and of his church. To that end, our librarian has started a weblog, the "Mid Cities Presbyterian Church Library Blog," which will catalog the titles on our shelves. It is a work in progress, as the current titles are being added on an on–going basis until our entire collection has been catalogued. Then, as new titles are added to our collection by the session and our generous donors, new entries will be posted to keep us all updated on our growing wealth of biblical, theological, historical and family–oriented literature.

The benefit of cataloging our library in a blog is that it gives our church a user–friendly place to comment, ask questions of our librarian or elders and discuss the fascinating things our book selections are teaching us. Each month, a featured title will be selected and recommended for your consideration. It is the hope of this librarian, the session and deacons that members and friends like you will utilize this resource to its fullest potential and cultivate your love for solid Reformed books.

The following images of our collection link to corresponding blog posts at mcopclibrary.com which describe the contents of each work, introduce you to their authors, and provide space for your comments, questions and discussions. Read the About page for more on how it works, and how to get the most out of it. In the sidebar on the right-hand side of the blog are forms to subscribe by email to get a notification in your inbox every time a book is posted, or you may follow the posts and/or comments by following one or both of MCOPC Library's RSS feeds.

September Spotlight!

Reformation Sketches
Reformation Sketches

Church of Christ: A Treatise on the Nature, Powers, Ordinances, Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church
Church of Christ

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
Age of Opportunity

Apostasy from the Gospel
Apostasy from the Gospel

Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World
Ashamed of the Gospel

John Calvin (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
John Calvin (Christian Biographies)

God With Us: Knowing the Mystery of Who Jesus Is
God With Us

Big Book of Questions and Answers: A Family Devotional Guide to the Christian Faith
Big Book of Questions and Answers

A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times
A Case for Amillennialism

Charismatic Chaos
Charismatic Chaos

Children of the Living God: Delighting in the Father's Love
Children of the Living God

Chosen by God
Chosen by God

The Christ of the Covenants
The Christ of the Covenants

Christian Apologetics
Christian Apologetics

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction
The Christian Life

Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer
Grief Undone

Christianity and Liberalism
Christianity and Liberalism

The Church (Contours of Christian Theology)
The Church

Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace

Daniel (Geneva Series of Commentaries)
Daniel

Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?
Dispensationalism

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

The Meaning and Mode of Baptism
The Meaning and Mode of Baptism

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Discovering God’s Will
Discovering God’s Will

Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification
Faith Alone

Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton
Filling up the Afflictions of Christ

For a Testimony: The Story of Bruce F. Hunt Imprisoned for the Gospel of Christ
For a Testimony

Genesis (Geneva Series of Commentaries)
Genesis

The Glorious Body of Christ: A Scriptural Appreciation of the One Holy Church
The Glorious Body of Christ

God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology
God of Promise

God’s Word in Servant-Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on the Doctrine of Scripture
God's Word in Servant-Form

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Gospel of Matthew, 2 Volumes (Boice Expositional Commentary)
Gospel of Matthew

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
Here I Stand

Habakkuk, Zephaniah & Haggai (Geneva Series of Commentaries)
Habakkuk, Zephaniah & Haggai

A Heart for God
A Heart for God

Here We Stand! A Call from Confessing Evangelicals for a Modern Reformation
Here We Stand!

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit

Hosea (Geneva Series of Commentaries)
Hosea

Institutes of the Christian Religion (Battles Translation) (2 Volumes)
Institutes of the Christian Religion

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century
Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century

Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview
Kingdom Prologue

Lectures on Calvinism
Lectures on Calvinism

Lest We Forget: A Personal Reflection on the Formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Lest We Forget

On Christian Liberty
On Christian Liberty

In the Beginning: Foundations of Creation Theology
In the Beginning

Overcoming the World: Grace to Win the Daily Battle
Overcoming the World

The Presbyterian Conflict
The Presbyterian Conflict

Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace

Redemption Accomplished and Applied
Redemption Accomplished & Applied

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology
Resurrection and Redemption

Perspectives on Pentecost: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Perspectives on Pentecost

The Sufficiency of Scripture
The Sufficiency of Scripture

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
Three Views on the Millennium & Beyond

Thy Word is Truth: Some Thoughts on the Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration
Thy Word is Truth

Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory (Preaching the Word)
Exodus: Saved for God's Glory

Grace Transforming
Grace Transforming

The Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition
The Doctrines of Grace

With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship
With Reverence and Awe

God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied

God, Adam, and You

The True Bounds of Christian Freedom
The True Bounds of Christian Freedom

The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament

The Unfolding Mystery

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Shepherding a Child's Heart
Shepherding a Child's Heart

The Valley of Vision
The Valley of Vision

Calvinism: A History
Calvinism: A History

Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism
Seeking a Better Country

The Westminster Confession: A Commentary
The Westminster Confession

When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty
When God Weeps

Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D’Albret (Chosen Daughters)
Wings Like a Dove

A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell (Chosen Daughters)
A Cup of Cold Water

Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata (Chosen Daughters)
Weight of a Flame

Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana Von Stolberg (Chosen Daughters)
Dr. Oma

Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson (Chosen Daughters)
Against the Tide

Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie that Binds Evangelicals Together
Getting the Gospel Right

The Holiness of God
The Holiness of God

Walking with Jesus through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures
Walking with Jesus through His Word

Now, That's a Good Question!: Answers to More Than 300 Challenging Questions about Life and Faith
Now, That's a Good Question!

Biblical Theology
Biblical Theology

Saved From What?
Saved From What?

The Spirit of Revival: Discovering the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards
The Spirit of Revival

Heresies: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church
Heresies

The Creedal Imperative
The Creedal Imperative

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer from Depression
Spurgeon's Sorrows

The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics
The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom (Theologians on the Christian Life)
Luther on the Christian Life

The Spreading Flame: The Rise and Progress of Christianity from Its First Beginnings to the Conversion of the English
The Spreading Flame

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series (Anthology CD)
B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series

The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New
The Ology

The Christian View of Man
The Christian View of Man

God Transcendent
God Transcendent

The Mortification of Sin (Abridged)
The Mortification of Sin (Abridged)

Keeping the Heart: How to maintain your love for God
Keeping the Heart

Religious Affections (Classics of Faith & Devotion)
Religious Affections

The Church of God as an Essential Element of the Gospel
The Church of God

A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel
A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel

For a Testimony: The Story of Bruce F. Hunt Imprisoned for the Gospel of Christ
For a Testimony

Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Anselm of Canterbury

John Knox (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
John Knox

John Knox and the Reformation
John Knox and the Reformation

The Thunder: A Novel on John Knox
The Thunder: A Novel on John Knox

Ignatius of Antioch: The Man Who Faced Lions (Heroes of the Faith)
Ignatius of Antioch

Irenaeus of Lyons: The Man Who Wrote Books (Heroes of the Faith)
Irenaeus of Lyons

Polycarp of Smyrna: The Man Whose Faith Lasted (Heroes of the Faith)
Polycarp of Smyrna

The Incarnation in the Gospels (Reformed Expository Commentary)
The Incarnation in the Gospels

Hammer of the Huguenots (Heroes and History Series)
Hammer of the Huguenots

Sketches from Church History
Sketches from Church History

In Defense of the Eschaton: Essays in Reformed Apologetics
In Defense of the Eschaton

The Battle Belongs to the Lord:The Power of Scripture for Defending Our Faith
The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Knowing God
Knowing God

Inspiration and Authority of the Bible
Inspiration and Authority of the Bible

The Coming of the Kingdom
The Coming of the Kingdom

Foundations of the Christian Faith
Foundations of the Christian Faith

The Last Days According to Jesus
The Last Days According to Jesus

Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook
Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook

Charles Hodge (Bitesize Biographies)
Charles Hodge

Christ the Lord: The Reformation and Lordship Salvation
Christ the Lord

J. Gresham Machen: A Silhouette
J. Gresham Machen

Joshua: No Falling Words (Focus on the Bible)
Joshua: No Falling Words

Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God
Keep in Step with the Spirit

An Introduction to Systematic Theology
An Introduction to Systematic Theology

Paul's Two-Age Construction and Apologetics
Paul's Two-Age Construction

The Radical Book For Kids: Exploring The Roots And Shoots Of Faith
The Radical Book For Kids

Thy Word is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to Today
Thy Word is Still Truth

Grow in Grace
Grow in Grace

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day

Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification
Faith Alone

Luther in Love
Luther in Love

God's Glory Alone (The 5 Solas Series)
God's Glory Alone

The Bondage of the Will
The Bondage of the Will


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