eyewitness

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Many people would say that's the sound of a church service on any typical Sunday morning. Deadly boring... soapy platitudes... hypocritical denunciations... prudish warnings against anything real and deeply pleasurable... ranks of drowsy worshipers putting in their mandatory time in "God's house" before being released once more to life outside the dim stained glass, behind which they comfortably deposit most of their religion until the next weekend.

If that's Christianity, who wants it?

On the contrary, Christianity is a face-to-face reunion with God. Visit our "Eyewitnesses" section to read how Jesus Christ is wonderfully alive and busy in the world today, bringing people to life. As people believe in him and open their hearts and lives to him, they find that he is undeniably real, powerful, and good. Our earnest hope is that you also will become an eyewitness of his majesty.

Library

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Welcome to the New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church library database! Here you can search or browse our current library holdings by author or title (by subject coming soon). We have over one thousand titles available, including books and multimedia such as audio CDs, DVDs, VHS, and cassette tapes. This database will be updated periodically as more titles are added to the collection, so be sure to check back.

Shelves are labeled in the library, and hopefully you will be able to find the resource you are looking for. DVDs are shelved in with books by subject, but cassette tapes, audio CDs, and videotapes are shelved together in the last couple of bookshelves.

The Children’s Resources are in the standalone bookshelf near the window.

Borrowing Procedures
• Resources are to be signed out and in by the borrower.
• Borrowers should be age 10 or older. Parents should sign out materials for those under 10 years of age.
• Books and resources should be returned within 2-3 weeks.

Acquisitions / Donations Policy
We welcome donations of books and other items to the New Life church library. All acquisitions and donations will be approved by the librarian and a member of either the Session or Christian Education Committee before being placed in the library. Decisions will be made based on, but not limited to, the following guidelines:

• Does the item agree with New Life and OPC doctrines and traditional creeds such as the Westminster Confession? Otherwise, is the item supportive of evangelical principles and not in conflict with these church doctrines? Since this is the library of New Life, a congregation of the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church), books written by authors who share our Reformed view of the Scriptures are preferred. We respect the viewpoint of Christians from other theological perspectives, but the church library will primarily reflect the distinctives of our Reformed convictions. However, some books may be deemed sufficiently valuable to include in the library, even though they do not, in all points, express our church’s doctrine or practice.
• Does the item have value for the spiritual edification of church members?
• Is the item of a high moral quality?
• Does the item have specific usefulness for members of the church?
• Does the item have high literary and technical quality?
• Is the physical condition of the item acceptable?

All materials donated to the library become permanent additions to the collection. Donated materials that are not approved shall be disposed of by the library committee in any manner deemed appropriate.

If your web browser has a pdf plug-in, you may browse the databases from within your browser. Or you can download the pdfs to your hard drive.

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