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On the Shelf for December 2020

On the Shelf for December 2020

Hello dear friends from the Betty Barrick Library staff members.

Many months have passed since the Library was open and I know you are ready to return the books you checked out in March and find some other interesting and entertaining ones.

Well you can now do so as the Library is available for your use Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

So, check your home bookshelves for any books that need to be returned and come see us! That will be a big help to us as we need to do quite a bit of work to get the Library back in order and restock the shelves and Used Book Carts outside of the Library.

We do have new books that will be on the shelves soon. A list of the most recent additions will be posted by the “New Books” bookcase.

Don’t forget we have a large selection of Devotionals, Reference books, Bibles, books on Christian Living, Histo- ry and Biographies, Fiction books and series, and many DVDs. If you have never visited our Library, please stop by and spend some time perusing the shelves.


I just finished an intriguing new book that I could not put down called

The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings

The Baggage Handler by David RawlingsYou meet three individuals who, after a flight, each take the wrong suitcase. The first is Gillian, a self-loathing mother of three boys who is visiting her “perfect” sister for a family wedding. Next is David, a stressed out and overworked businessman trying to save his job. Last is Michael, a young man who wants to be an artist but is trying out for a college sport’s scholarship to please his father.

The airline directs each one to a different room in a mysterious white building in a deserted area where they meet The Baggage Handler. He shows there is more in their baggage than what they have packed and this excess is weighing them down physically, mentally and emotionally. Through his probing questions and their own self reflections, they discover the baggage must be dealt with before they can leave.

You will find parts of each story that you feel just fits you. It leaves you thinking. The forward of the book is perfect: “What weighs us down is not our baggage but the decision to keep carrying it.” Our lives would be so much better if we decided to give our “baggage” to the One who can handle it.

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