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The Mountford library offers a broad range of religious and spiritual books and audiovisual materials. Books may be borrowed for up to three weeks and renewed if not requested by another reader. To become more informed about our Indigenous neighbours, check out some of our great Indigenous books.
Gay and transgender books for teens have been added to the youth section now housed in the Nursery. They can be borrowed without signing cards and with no due dates. More teen books are also available in the Library.
A collection of books related to social justice issues like climate change, peace and the environment are shelved in a bookcase in the hallway outside the Library. Feel free to borrow and return them without signing cards or due dates. We welcome donations of other current social justice books you would like to share.
Financial donations and bequests for new books are gratefully accepted. The Library does not accept book donations at this time.
A book display related to your church programs can be provided for special events. Send your requests to the church office and they will be forwarded to the library committee.
Little Book of Contemplative Photography: Seeing with Wonder, Respect and Humility
by Howard J. Zehr. Call no.: 770 Z44
Restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr is also an accomplished photographer. He begins his latest book with a confession--"I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to renew myself while I gain a new view of the creation and the creator."
With this book, Zehr makes a gift to anyone who would like to couple photography with seeing and thinking more deeply. In each chapter he offers a Purpose, a Problem, and an Activity with a camera in order to "practice mindfulness."
You'll not need a fancy camera, but if you have one it won't hurt. Zehr's chapter-by-chapter exercises are aimed at heightening visual awareness and imagination--all while doing good and working for justice.
Book Reviews 2017
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, By Arthur Manuel. 2015.
Library call no.: 971.00497 M294
Unsettling Canada is built on the unique collaboration between Arthur Manuel, one of the most forceful advocates for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada, and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson, one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in the country.
Together they bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Canada’s most glaring piece of unfinished business: the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space. The story is told through Arthur’s voice but he traces both of their struggles against the colonialist and often racist structures that have been erected to keep Indigenous peoples in their place in Canada. In the final chapters and in the Grand Chief’s afterword, they not only set out a plan for a new sustainable indigenous economy, but lay out a roadmap for getting there.
[Adapted from the book cover]
Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World.
By Willam P. Brown. 2015. Call no.: 220.6 B881
All too often Scripture is read only to find answers to life’s perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But William Brown argues that if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder.
In this book Brown helps readers develop an orientation toward the biblical text that embraces wonder. He explores reading strategies and offers fresh readings of seventeen Old and New Testament passages, identifying what he finds most central and evocative in the unfolding biblical drama. The Bible invites its readers to linger in wide-eyed wonder, Brown says -- and his Sacred Sense shows readers how to do just that. [From book cover]