A good book supplements the feeding we get from the Scriptures. We see truths worked out and applied. We get help in understanding ourselves and others. We are stretched to comprehend other perspectives and assess them in the light of Scriptures.
- Campus Lit Companion, IVP 1988
The FES Library, housed at the FES office, has a collection of English and Chinese books that cater to the needs of student and graduate ministry. Some of the subjects in the collection include:
Membership to the FES Library is free for all CF students and Associate Staff (ASWs). GCF members, CF Alumni may apply for membership at a fee of $15 per annum.
To find out more about loan procedures and other relevant matters, please refer to the Library Rules.
Reading is like any good human activity; we must find the overall place it is to play in our lives and then make specific judgments accordingly. It is indeed possible that some will read very little but the Bible and will do so to the glory of God. Still, I imagine the opposite will be more the rule; that those who read little other than the Bible do so to the detriment of themselves and to the diminishing of the radiant glory of God who is the fount of all knowledge and truth.
- James Sire, How to Read Slowly
The library ministry includes encouraging students of our affiliated Christian Fellowships (CFs) to set up booktables at their CF events. Books for the booktable may be consigned from Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST). FES has a ministry arrangement with BGST whereby students from FES-affiliated CFs enjoy discounts when they purchase books from BGST. A list of titles in stock at BGST is available at BGST’s Book Corner webpage.
To find out more about the procedures for setting up booktables, contact your CF staffworker.