First Presbyterian Church Library

Welcome!

The First Presbyterian Church Library has hundreds of books, DVDs, and other resources to help you and your family grow in your Christian faith. We have materials for adults, for men and women, for children, for teens, and for Seniors. We have fiction books spanning every genre, theology books that delve into life’s deepest questions, books on prayer and discipleship, and many commentaries and other resources that will help you dig deeper into the Bible. We also have a collection of classic and contemporary videos and audio resources, including dramas and comedies as well as non-fiction documentaries. We have a small bookstore where you can buy new books recommended by Pastor Eric and books tied our current focus as a church. 
 

Location and Hours

We are located in Fellowship Hall, and we are open for use before and after the church services on Sundays. If you haven’t visited us yet, or if you haven’t visited us recently, drop by! We’ve been adding, pruning, and re-organizing our resources, and we’ve even started an online catalog.
 

How to Check Out a Book

Checking out a book or DVD is simple and quick! Just fill out the date, your name, and your phone or email on the library card attached to the book or DVD you want to check out. Then drop the card in the basket on the desk in the center of the library. Library materials can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time.

Online Resources

Check out our Resource
page for links to online books, Bible study helps, videos, and more.
 

Online Catalog     

Search our online catalog. Find all of our materials catalogued here.
 

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Questions?

 

Book Request?

Is there a resource you want us to add? Submit a request!
 

Library News and Updates

By Request: New Library Items You Suggested!

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In addition to our multitude of new books about prayer, the FPC Library has several new books and DVDs requested recently by congregation members. They include:
 
  • Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization by Os Guinness
  • Living in Christ’s Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God by Dallas Willard
  • Twelfth Prophecy and Eleventh Guest (AD Chronicles) by Brock and Bodie Thoene
  • The War Room DVD
  • Miracles from Heaven DVD
 
If you have more suggestions or requests, you can email them to fpclibrary@fpctacoma.org. We can’t guarantee we will be able to fill them, but we will certainly consider them and see what we can do.


New Resources on Prayer in the FPC Library

 
One of our key focuses at FPC this year is PRAYER, and to provide more resources on the practice of prayer, we asked Pastor Eric, our elders, and our Prayer Coordinator to come up with suggestions of their favorite prayer resources. We now have most of the books they recommended in the church library, and the books will be part of the table display for the next several weeks. So stop by and check out one or more of the books below!
 

Prayer Books

  • Greg Pruett, Extreme Prayer
  • C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcom, Chiefly on Prayer
  • John White, Daring to Draw Near
  • Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer
  • Bill Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Richard Foster, Devotional Classics
  • Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
  • Timothy Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
  • Matthew Henry, A Method for Prayer
  • Alvin VanderGriend, Love to Pray
  • Charles Spurgeon, The Power of Prayer in Believers
  • Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach, Practicing His Presence
  • Dallas Willard, Hearing God
  • Rosalind Rinker, Prayer: Conversing with God
  • Hallesby, Prayer
  • Rosalind Goforth,How I Know God Answers Prayer
  • O. Fraser, The Prayer of Faith
  • E.M. Bounds,The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds


FPC Library: Finding Normal

Looking for a fun night at the movies? One of the new DVD arrivals this fall in the FPC library is the romantic comedy
Finding Normal, about what happens to big-city doctor Lisa Leland (Candice Cameron Bure) who gets stuck in a rural North Carolina town after getting one ticket too many. Confronted with a choice between jail or community service, Leland has her world turned upside down and finds out that there is a lot more to life than she could have ever imagined.
 



Library Corner: Explore the Story of Ben-Hur

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During the past summer, the new Hollywood remake of the story of Ben Hur was in the news. But do you know the fascinating story behind the original novel? After meeting one of the most prominent atheists of the day, novelist Lew Wallace realized he really knew less about the Christian story than the atheist did. So he set about researching and writing a novel that would retell the story of Christ and his message of forgiveness and redemption. You can get a hard copy of the novel in our church library, or you can download the Kindle version for free. Or you can borrow from our library a brand new Blu-ray copy of the 1959 film version starring Charlton Heston. One of the classic Hollywood epics, the 1959 widescreen film won 11 Academy Awards!