Bookstore

The Sherwood Oaks Christian Bookstore is your best resource for Christian books, Bibles, devotionals, small group curriculum, and Sunday sermons. We are a full-service bookstore open to the public and available as a resource to other churches within our community.

We’re located inside Door 2, adjacent to the reception area.

From the Blog

Recommended Life Group Studies & Resources
Jun 20, 2018

Looking for a new study for your life group? We recommend these to start:

Life Group Study Recommendations:

"Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman
"Forgotten God" by Francis Chan
"Ask it" by Andy Stanley
"Take it to the Limit" by Andy Stanley
"Phillipians" by Matt Chandler
"Work As Worship" Various speakers

The Bible Project videos on You Tube - various topic, books of the Bible and historical background information.

 

From the Blog

Room for Doubt Books
Jan 26, 2018

Are you looking for some great books to read as a part of our Room for Doubt series? The Bookstore has these books all on sale right now! 

   

From the Blog

Being God’s Ambassador (Bookstore Review)
Nov 06, 2017

Instead of your average how-to parenting book, Tripp challenges us to take a hard look in the mirror and to be honest with ourselves on how we parent our children. He focuses on us as parents and how we should be teaching our children God’s grace through our actions. Because these little ones are entrusted to us for a short time, we need to take advantage of all the God given teachable moments to lead them to relationship with the Creator.

Tripp uses Scripture to show us that when our children disobey us it is not a behavior problem but a heart problem. This also helps to remind parents that it is not up to us how our children turn out. We cannot change hearts, only God can. Our calling is to help direct them to God so he can begin his work in their lives. Through confession and God’s grace, our children can become who God needs them to be.

Instead of a how-to book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family looks at the big picture. This was so insightful and reminded me that even in the smallest of children, we are not dealing with behavior problems but with sinful heart problems. I am also reminded that I am more like my children than unlike them. I still need daily (or hourly) parenting from my Heavenly Father, just as my children need it from me. After reading this, I feel more impassioned to help my little boys understand why they do the things they do and to keep grace forefront in my mind when parenting them. God chose you, just like he chose me, to raise our kids. And our God does not make mistakes.

I’d love to know what you think about this book! Stop by the bookstore or leave a comment below to let me know.

From one parent to another,

Kali Smith, Sherwood Oaks Christian Bookstore

From the Blog

Whisper (Sherwood Oaks Bookstore Review)
Oct 30, 2017

Did you know you are imprinted by God, and you not only bear His image but you know his voice?

“It’s His voice that knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). It’s His voice that ordained all your days before one of them came to be. It’s His voice that began a good work and His voice that will carry it to completion (Phil 1:6). Whether you know it or not, God was the first voice in your life.” Mark Batterson

But is God the loudest voice in your life today?

In his new release, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God, Mark Batterson suggests that God is actively speaking to us using seven different love languages: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Listening doesn’t happen by default; it happens by design; and God often speaks loudest when we are silent---when we are proactively listening.  Batterson describes ways to unlock each of these languages until God’s voice is the loudest voice in our life.

Often the chronic noises in our life drown out the whispers of God. Our schedules get busy, our lives are too loud and we lose our sense of balance until we are oblivious to the Voice that guides, comforts, encourages and loves. Batterson suggests that our problems are often because of hearing problem; and when we fail to listen we run the risk of turning into human doings rather than human beings.

Whisper is a great book that will help you discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice---if you know how to listen.  You can purchase this book in the Sherwood Oaks Bookstore for 20% off. Just mention you read about it here!

Reading to grow,

Janet Wingard, Sherwood Oaks Christian Bookstore

From the Blog

Fighting for Faith and Family (Bookstore Book Review)
Oct 16, 2017

Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John

Heidi St. John, the writer behind The Busy Mom blog, has written an honest and insightful book on fighting for your family and faith in today’s world. Through personal stories and grounded biblical references, she ties the daily struggles of moms everywhere back to biblical principles and practical advice. The MomStrong concept is one that encompasses every mom at every stage, as they learn to see themselves through God’s eyes. Heidi’s relatable experiences provide valuable insights, and remind all moms that they are not alone in their struggles.

As a mother of seven, Heidi can relate to what so many moms are experiencing today. Everything from sleepless nights with an infant to transitioning from mom to grandma. Her openness reaches the heart of the reader as she shares relatable stories and wisdom that comes from being MomStrong. Raising children is a gift that God uses to teach all mothers unconditional love, and provides fresh insight into God’s amazing Love.

Heidi’s hands-on approach encourages women to meditate on transforming truths discussed in each chapter, with specific prayer point suggestions. She provides Scripture next to each prayer point for additional context, reminding MomStrong women that their strength comes through walking with God, through prayer and reading his Word.

I would love to talk to you personally about MomStrong.  This book is teeming with information that demands an immediate re-read just so you can soak up more. I have read it twice, myself! Heidi’s stories will have you laughing and nodding in agreement on one page and then her life lessons will have you devouring her words as fast as possible on another. Her insights provided shocking clarity to issues from how we view ourselves to keeping our lives drama free. She understands so much of what moms everywhere are going through because she’s been there. I would recommend this book to any mom in any stage.

From one mom to another,

Kali Smith

Sherwood Oak Christian Bookstore

 

Janet Wingard

Janet Wingard

Bookstore Manageroffice: 812.334.0206, x252
Julie McQueen

Julie McQueen

Bookstore Assistantoffice: 812.334.0206 x252


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