Resources

Resources

This page contains information about and links to resources that may be useful to you.

MRMC
Library

 

 

 

MRMC Lending Library

We have a small library with reference books, Mennonite and Evangelical History, Youth and Adult Fiction and Children's Books.

Checking out books is done on the honour system.  Use the check-out cards provided in the book.  There is no fixed borrow time limit, you may hold a book for as long as you need it, but please return books when you are done with them.

Click on the picture to go to the online catalog of the books available.

The Family of Jesus
By: Karen Kingsbury

The Family of Jesus offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored in Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible. 
Excerpt from Book promotional description.

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry
by: Steve Heinrichs

How can North Americans come to terms with the lamentable clash between indigenous and settler cultures, faiths, and attitudes toward creation? Showcasing a variety of voices-both traditional and Christian, native and non-native-Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry offers up alternative histories, radical theologies, and poetic, life-giving memories that can unsettle our souls and work toward reconciliation.

Reading
suggestions

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Patterson

This book won the Newberry Medal for best children’s book in 1978, but like all good stories, it is a ‘story for all ages.’ ‘Bridge’ tells the story of two children who are outsiders: Jess, a twelve year old who is ignored by his parents, but who dreams of being the fastest runner in his school and who is also a gifted artist. Leslie is the new girl in town with two hippie parents who don’t even own a TV. Jess and Leslie become fast friends united by their imaginative tree house kingdom of Terebithia. Patterson wrote this novel, inspired in part by her son David whose best friend was struck by lightning.
Note: Disney made a very fine movie of this story, except…they ruin the last five minutes with a typical Disney schmaltzy ending. Viewer be warned!

Make a List - Marilyn McEntyre

Okay, really Garth, is this a serious book? Absolutely!! McEntyre, a poet and essayist has written about how a simple practice – the making of lists – can become a spiritual practice. ‘From the ancient Biblical book of Numbers to the latest clickbait listicle, list writing is a routine practice of human experience. But what if our lists did more than just remind us to buy milk and take out the trash? What if the practice of list-making could help us discover who we truly are and even point us to our deepest joys, hopes, and desires?’ (From the jacket description).

To offer one example: As you sit and reflect on your day, make a list of what gives you joy. Her list includes: “Conversation with the one I love; early morning sunlight; music of the flute and fiddle; the teaching that comes in dreams; stories, popcorn, and candlelight.” List making can become a spiritual practice as we reflect on and give thanks for those moments of profound joy that come into our lives as gifts and promise.
Though I cannot offer any guarantees, I am certain that this book will delight, surprise and possibly inspire you.
HAPPY READING!

Caleb’s Crossing Geraldine Brooks 

This is a fine and sensitive novel about the intersection of Puritan and Native culture in 17th century United States. Bethia Mayfield, a young girl growing up in the settlement of Great Harbour, befriends a young Wampanoag boy, Caleb, son of a chieftan. The two forge a friendship that draws them into each other’s world. Though formal education is closed to women of that era, Bethia’s thirst for learning leaves its stamp on the young man. Caleb will become (historically true) the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665.

Mennonite
Resources

Mennonite Church Canada
Resources

Click the link below for congregational resources at the Mennonite Church Canada website Resources page.

MC Canada Resources

Menno Media
Congregational Resources

Congregational resources such as curriculum, VBS, and other study materials help equip the church to experience and share the gospel of Jesus Christ from an Anabaptist perspective. 
To go to the Menno Media Resources webpage click the button below: 

MennoMedia Resources

Mennonite Church 
Saskatchewan
Resources

Click the link below for congregational resources at the Mennonite Church Saskatchewan website Resources page.

MC Sask Resources

Canadian Mennonite
Magazine

The below link will take you to the Canadian Mennonite Magazine home page.

Canadian Mennonite