More than books
Christian Book Nook
The thought became action when the Christian Book Nook opened in the vacant building owned by St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Wynyard. It was the 1st of March 2008. A large collection of books had been accumulated from the local churches and community in the Wynyard area. They were all donated and it was decided to sell them by donation.
There were so many books that seven boxes have since been sent to South Africa through Library Aid Abroad. These books went to various churches, a prison, an old-age home and a needy school in Johannesburg. From money received from book sales, $500 went to the cost of shipping.
By August 2009 the vacant building was leased and the Book Nook moved into the meeting room of the Anglican Parish Centre. Money went to supporting the chaplain at the Table Cape Primary School. This diverse collection of books covering the thoughts of Christians over more than the past thousand years comes from closing Anglican churches, retired clergy, a bishop and many different denominations. The subject range is vast.
The purpose of the Book Nook is to move no-longer-read Christian books from their shelf and share them with other readers.
How many hundreds of years cumulatively have been spent in the writing of these books?
How many Holy Spirit-inspired writers have unselfishly given their time to share their faith and experiences down through the centuries?
Two hundred books from this library have been placed online. These can be accessed by going to www.librarything.com/catalog/christianbooknook and then emailing email@example.com
Together there are over two thousand books in the Book Nook. It is open from 10 am until 4 pm on Fridays in the Parish Centre, St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Dodgin Street, Wynyard. Donations are still welcome. It is a place where unwanted books are given value and books are still going to Library Aid Abroad.
Now, it’s not just the books
People come in to enjoy the company and conversation of other Christians over coffee or lunch, and to share their faith, ideas and experiences. They bring their prayer needs and relax in the peaceful atmosphere and possibly even discover a book.
All to the Glory of God.