ERIC Number: ED314058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Bible in Church and Synagogue Libraries. CSLA Guide No. 16.
Gentz, William H.
The first chapter of this guide, which is intended to help congregational librarians find ways to use the Bible in their programs, provides background on the books and themes of the Bible. Various versions of the English Bible are discussed in the second chapter, and suggestions for studying the Bible and a Bible reading plan are offered in the third. Library tools for Bible study--concordances, dictionaries, commentaries, books about the Bible, and other resources--are described in the fourth chapter, and the fifth covers Bible societies and organizations as well as Bible study opportunities. The final chapter suggests several ways to promote use of the Bible: (1) supplementary materials; (2) exhibits and displays; (3) National Bible Week; (4) Bible materials for distribution; (5) non-book materials for the library; (6) planting a Biblical garden; and (7) Bibles for the reading-impaired. The guide concludes with quotations on the Bible from three prominent religious leaders. (MES)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Library Collections, Library Services, Religious Education, Religious Libraries
Church and Synagogue Library Association, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97219.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.
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