behind the scenes



noun: commentary; plural noun: commentaries
an expression of opinions or offering of explanations ; explanations about an event or situation.
“an editorial commentary”
  • a descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
    synonyms: narration, description, account, report, review
  • a set of explanatory or critical notes on a text.
    “a commentary on the Old Testament”
    synonyms: explanation, elucidation, interpretation, exegesis, analysis


Old & New Testament Commentaries are calling a new shelf home — they can be found in the back classroom area of the library by the yearbooks. They are also available to borrow for 3 Day Loans, instead of being Reference use in library only. So, if you’re working on a research paper, stop on by!

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first comes love … then comes marriage …

Have you ever wondered what happened with Christy and Todd after their wedding in the Christy and Todd, the college years series? Now we’ll know! Robin Jones Gunn has started a new series called Christy & Todd: The Married Years and book one will be hitting our shelves sometime next fall!

While you’re waiting, why don’t you check out some other series by Robin Jones Gunn such as: The Christy Miller Series, The Sierra Jensen Series, Christy and Todd the College Years, The Glenbrooke Series, or The Katie Weldon Series. Characters from one series are often included in another, so you’re never sure when your favorite characters will pop up — my vote is to read them all!

cultural insights

understandingSaturday, June 4 @ 10am

@ the HOUSE OF JAMES Coffeehouse ($10 suggested admission)

Join JOE AMARAL, author of “Understanding Jesus : Cultural Insights into the Words and Deeds of Christ”.

“Joe Amaral brings an immediacy and authenticity to his subject matter. In Understanding Jesus, the curtain is drawn back on a way of life that existed during the reign of the Caesars, illuminating truths that affect the way we live today, more than two thousand years later.”

coming soon . . .


For many grads, the reality of “How To Stay Christian In College” is a question they might already be asking. Or perhaps you have a friend in College or University that is questioning their beliefs? Come check out this new book by J. Budziszewski.

Summary: A guide for Christians in college that provides encouragement for newcomers dealing with such issues as homesickness; describes myths related to love and sex, politics, and the search for knowledge; and explains how to cope with campus social life, religious life, and the classroom.