Psalm 131

Because God proves to be faithful to us, let us offer to him the sacrifice of our faithfulness

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Sunday, June 16, 2019
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A Necessary Change in a Valuable Ministry

Bring the books and the parchments (2 Timothy 4:13).

Over the past few years, God has used “Reader’s Reviews” to keep us informed of important books that followers of Christ should read. Entries have covered a variety of books, from best-seller contemporaries to ancient classics. I am thankful for the able and devoted editorial leadership of Emily Lo Gibson in the early years that has continued, more recently, with Dori Perrucci. But, as Dori explains below, the time has come to close down new entries to Reader’s Reviews, making only past reviews available.

Reading is critically important in the life of our congregation. Without the written words of Scripture to guide us, we would find it difficult to navigate the nearly constant messages clamoring for our attention.  

“Reader’s Review,” which began appearing weekly with the redesign of our new website, was an especially relevant tool in helping us do that at Stone Hill. This weekly book review covered a wide range of books, both those focusing on Christian faith as well as those addressing current social and cultural issues. Over the past few years, that focus played a valuable role in expanding awareness about several ministries at Stone Hill, connecting members, Princeton University students, and visitors on key topics from social justice to mental health to international outreach.

But at this stage in our growth, other ministries are demanding more of our attention and resources. “Reader’s Review” will be still available by searching the archive, however, should you want to catch up on some reading!

[Pastor Matt again] I’ve heard it said that any book is a “new” book if you haven’t read it! So with that in mind, let me recommend that you check out the following entries to Reader’s Reviews, available by using the search function on our website, :

· The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers.

· Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper.

· The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

· Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?, by Ian Hutchinson.

· Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian, by Sarah C. Williams.