The Bookshop @ St. Stephen's
Are you Christmas shopping? Here are some gift ideas.
Olive oil from the Middle East
Thistle Farms products
Anglican prayer beads
And, of course, books! Fiction, devotional and theological classics, children's books, books by visiting speakers, books used in the Sunday Forum, and more.
Coming to St. Stephen's: Kathleen Dowling Singh (January 24, 2015)
Join others at St. Stephen's in reading Kathleen Singh's book, The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older. Kathleen Singh will be conducting a workshop at St. Stephen's in January 2015 intended for those who have ever had spiritual aspirations: to inspire, encourage and offer practical suggestions as to how we might ripen spiritually while living our aging years. For more information and to register, click here.
Being Christian, written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is an exploration of four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. The Rev. Gary Jones spoke on this book in a recent series during the Sunday Forum.
The Story is now available in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's. This condensed version of the Bible allows you to cover the entire Biblical narrative in very doable weekly readings. From January to May, Sunday Forums will cover the sweep of the entire Old Testament as presented in this book. (We'll read the New Testament in the fall.)
The Bookshop @ St. Stephen's
Have you visited our Bookshop lately? Located right in St. Stephen's parish office, this store is a natural outgrowth of growing demand by our parishioners and visitors. Originally stocking works by visiting authors, we are continually expanding our selection and now offer books recommended by clergy and staff, Advent, Lenten, and Easter selections, and books for various groups and classes. We have flourishing poetry and fiction sections as well. In addition to books, the store offers St. Stephen’s Blend coffee, olive oil from the Middle East, icons, greeting cards and prayer beads. Staff members in the office can help you with your purchases during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the shop is open anytime the church is open. A selection of items from the bookshop is also available in the Large Fellowship Hall on Sundays.
Two St. Stephen's CD's are available in the bookshop, both for $15 per copy (or buy a set for $25). "An Unexpected Christmas" is the 2010 release by the Virginia Girls Choir and Ana Hernandez. "Sanctuary" is the 2012 CD by St. Stephen's Compline choir; read more here.
For more information about the bookshop, call Martha-Lynn Corner at 804.288.2867.
Gary Jones recommends several books each time he teaches an Inquirers Class for those who are new to the Episcopal Church, or those who are interested in learning more about it. These include:
Those Episkopols by Dennis Maynard
The Episcopal Handbook
A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Peculiar Way of Life by the Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff
A Dictionary for Episcopalians by John N. Wall
Praying Our Days: A Guide and Companion by Frank Griswold
This is just a partial list of what's available in the bookshop! We're open year-round, whenever the church is open.