ERIC Number: ED343590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Basic Book List for Church Libraries. A CSLA Bibliography. Fourth Revised Edition.
Deitrick, Bernard E.
This annotated bibliography lists approximately 190 interdenominational books; books of interest to a single denomination are not included. The list was selectively compiled to provide a basic collection of religious books that will serve as resources in 21 subject areas. The material has been checked over and approved by representatives of several diverse denominations. Each entry provides a book's availability, price, and publisher, and a brief annotation. Information included in these entries was checked with "Books in Print" at the time of publication. Some of the titles are marked with an asterisk, which indicates that they are felt to offer particularly important contributions to church libraries, and it is suggested that these titles be considered first in situations where limited funds are available for acquisitions. Major categories listed are: (1) Library Resources; (2) Bible Versions; (3) Bible Study; (4) Christian Faith and Doctrine; (5) Christian Living; (6) Prayer and Devotional Life; (7) Devotional Classics; (8) The Nature of the Church; (9) Christian Education; (10) Church History; (11) World Religions; (12) Christian Ethics; (13) Marriage and Family Life; (14) Aging; (15) Death and Dying; (16) Religious Psychology; (17) Religious Sociology; (18) Holidays; (19) Biography; (20) Children's Books (pre-school to elementary); and (21) Intermediate to Youth. (MAB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Biblical Literature, Childrens Literature, Ethical Instruction, Family Life, Interfaith Relations, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Marriage, Religious Education, Religious Libraries, Resource Materials, Social Psychology, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.
Note: For the third revised edition, see ED 314 066.