Resource Center

Resource Center

Resource Center Director: Renda Brinson
Located at Union Presbyterian Seminary
5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC in Room C203

RESOURCE CENTER HOURS:

We are open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for students and members of the Presbytery to have access to our Resource Center and Library. We will also work with you to get the resources you may need.

If you have questions, please feel free to call Renda Brinson (704-458-0366) to help you decide how we may help you. Contact Renda Brinson, Director of the Presbytery of Charlotte Resource Center at rendab1234@gmail.com if you wish to have items pulled for you to pick up.

Visit our website:  www.librarything.com/catalog/CharlotteCRC

New materials will be pictured first, the most recent are in the order of recent purchases. If you ever have any issues with the website, please let me know and I will be glad to help you. We are still working to get electronic check-out – a large project but in our plans. We hope that you will be able in the future to know whether a book is checked out and reserve online.


PRESBYTERY READING GROUP
Questions? Contact Renda Brinson at 704-458-0366
or
rendab1234@gmail.com

PRESBYTERY READING GROUP SCHEDULE
 Make a plan to join our reading and discussion Book Group now!
All meetings are at 10:00 am in the  Resource Center.

Our Presbytery Reading Group is a group of avid readers who like to stretch their genres of books, leading us to read fiction and non-fiction. Our discussions are insightful as we share the strengths and weaknesses of characters and plot, what pulled us in or turned us out. The group decides the books to be read and we try to keep a list three months out so you may read ahead when time permits. We invite you to join us each month or just for a particular book that lifts your interest. May all of you have a Christmas full of blessings, laughter and joy as we celebrate with friends and family. See you in 2024!

OUR JANUARY READ
Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10:00 am

An Odd Cross to Bear by Anne Blue Wills
With this biography we come back to our Charlotte area history. Ruth Bell Graham’s legacy is closely associated with that of her husband, whose career placed her in the public eye throughout her life. But, while it’s true that her identity was significantly shaped by her role in supporting Billy Graham’s ministry, Ruth carried a strong sense of her own agency and was widely influential in her own right, especially in the image she projected of conservative evangelical womanhood—defined by a faith that was deep, private, and nonpolitical.

Beginning prior to Ruth and Billy’s meeting at Wheaton College, Anne Blue Wills chronicles the many formative experiences of Ruth’s life—especially the first decade of her childhood living in a community of American medical missionaries in China. Throughout the biography, Wills focuses not on Ruth’s role in Billy’s life, but on her own interests, ambitions, and fears—as a devoted mother of five, as the fastidious manager of a household, as a devout and well-read Christian, and as a beloved writer and poet. 


OUR FEBRUARY READ
Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 am

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.