News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: August 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

Alloway Library Closed Sept 2 for Labour Day

Alloway Library is closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 2nd.

We will re-open on Tuesday, September 3rd and welcome  students, staff and faculty into our newly renovated space as the Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons.

Core operating hours for Alloway Library during the fall term:

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:45 am – 11:00 pm
  • Friday – 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday – 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

For the hours of the Alloway Library, please visit:

New Titles Tuesday, August 27

In the past week 111 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

A letter to my congregation: an evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender in the company of Jesus /Ken Wilson.
The title shows how God has the author on a journey toward a rethinking homosexuality in the church today. In particular, this book asks Christians to rethink what God and scripture may be saying about what it means to be a good and decent person.

Anglican women novelists: Charlotte Brontë to P.D. James /edited by Judith Maltby and Alison Shell.
This collection of essays examines women novelists who were inspired to write fiction through their relationship with the Church of England. Topics covered include a range of literary genres, from life-writing and whodunnits through social comedy, children’s books and supernatural fiction.

Hardwired: finding the God you already know /James W. Miller.
Building on the biblical principle that God’s existence is plain in what He has made, this book makes the case for our natural lives giving us a language for God’s existence.

Just a sister away: a womanist vision of women’s relationships in the Bible /by Renita J. Weems.
This title probes beneath the surface to find out how the women of Scripture felt about themselves-by looking at how they treated other women. Believing that a common thread of sacred female experiences continues to bind centuries of women, this book offers the hope that “we are just a sister away from our healing.”

Midaq Alley /Naguib Mahfouz; translated by Trevor Le Gassick.
This novel brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s.Nobel Prize-winner Mahfouz’s talent for rich and luxurious storytelling been more evident than here, in his portrait of one small street as a microcosm of the world on the threshold of modernity.

The Niebuhr brothers for armchair theologians /Scott R. Paeth; illustrations by Ron Hill.
This title offers a compelling introduction to the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr–the two most important American theologians of the twentieth century.

Please don’t tell: what to do with the secrets people share /Emma J. Justes.
This title guides individuals on how to manage private information. This book examines both privileges and responsibilities in reporting, discerning the truth, and helping people bear the deep sins or temper the anger that threatens to overflow.

The poems of Queen Elizabeth I /edited by Leicester Bradner.
This title contains a curated collection of writings in verse of Queen Elizabeth I.

Worship ways for the people within your reach /Thomas G. Bandy, with Lucinda S. Holmes.
This book explains why people worship and guides leaders to design relevant worship services that address people’s sense of urgency. Learn to use lifestyle information in worship planning to design a service that truly reaches the people in your community.

New Titles Tuesday, August 20

In the past week 64 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

A brief history of infinity: the quest to think the unthinkable /Brian Clegg.
This book explores the infinite as a journey into the paradox. Examining latest theories on the physical reality, the author discusses the infinite in an accessible and stimulating read.

Asia’s unknown uprisings. Volume 1, South Korean social movements in the 20th century /George Katsiaficas.
This title provides detailed analysis of the major uprisings that have patterned South Korean politics and society.

Bad girls and boys go to hell (or not): engaging fundamentalist evangelicalism /Gloria Neufeld Redekop.
This title explores the author’s own personal journey as they engage a movement in which she was raised, conducting a careful study of the history of fundamentalist evangelicalism, the attachment to a literal-factual interpretation of the Bible, and an analysis of the experience of those who have left the movement.

Blue thunder: the truth about Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper /Bob Plamondon.
This book explores conservatism in Canada, in particular what this political party has done right and where they have missed the mark.

Chasing the dragon: a veteran journalist’s firsthand account of the 1949 Chinese Revolution /Roy Rowan.
The author recounts their personal experiences covering the fall of China through personal interviews and experiences.

Shakespeare on love and friendship /Allan Bloom.
This title examines William Shakespeare’s popularity through examining five of his plays through the eyes of other ancient and modern authors.

The concept of equity in Calvin’s ethics /Guenther H. Haas.
This title explores the concept of equity as the theme of central importance in Calvin’s social ethic. The author examines the influences on Calvin’s thinking before and after his conversion to Protestantism, with special attention paid to those influences that employed the concept of equity.

Witnesses to the Baptist heritage: thirty Baptists every Christian should know /edited by Michael E. Williams, Sr.
This title examines pivotal Baptist leaders and their contributions throughout history; highlighted leaders include Thomas Helwys, John Clarke, Benjamin Keach, Anne Dutton, Shubal Stearns, Isaac Backus, Dan Taylor, Andrew Fuller to name a few.

Library Closed for TWU Community Day – August 19

Alloway Library is closed for TWU Community Day on Monday, August 19th.

We will re-open on Tuesday, August 20th with limited services to the main floor as we complete finishing touches to our renovated space.

Alloway Library will continue to provide most of our usual services from our new Circulation Services office on the main floor. Please note that at present there is no access to computer workstations.

  • After hours, returns can be dropped off at the library’s After hours return slot at the building’s front entry.
  • Reference librarians will be available to assist you by phone, online chat, email or in-person, weekdays until 4:30 pm. You can also stop by the Circulation Services office to get in touch with a librarian who will meet you for a consultation.
  • Quiet and small group study space is available on the Lower and Upper Levels of Alloway Library.

Follow our social media pages and our Library Services page to keep up to date regarding when the main floor will be completed.

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