The Bookshop @ St. Stephen's
This collection of short stories, selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, captures the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages and shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Original woodcuts beautifully illustrate each story.
Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
Though Easter (like Christmas) is often trivialized by the culture at large, it is still the high point of the religious calendar for millions of people around the world. Gathered from the wealth of twenty centuries, the Lent and Easter readings in Bread and Wine are ecumenical in scope, and represent the best classic and contemporary Christian writers.
Walk with Jesus: Stations of the Cross, Henri Nouwen
This book of meditations from Henri Nouwen follows the traditional Stations of the Cross through the passion and suffering of the world’s poor. The drawings of Sister Helen David further enrich the reader’s journey.
Lent is a time to renew classic disciplines of prayer and reflection, as well as ancient practices such as fasting and Bible study. Here are some suggested readings all available for purchase in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's
Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton
Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent, Richard Rohr
Gifts from Within: Women’s Meditations for Lent, Women of Brigid's Place
This book is designed to provide fresh ideas for families observing Lent together including Scripture reflections, recipes, craft ideas, and more.
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.