Giant Sidewalk Sale


The Corner Book Store is reducing our inventory! Hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and gift items GREATLY reduced (up 80% off!!!) Lots of items in the $3 and 2$ price range.
Fiction, Christian Living books, Bible Reference Books, Bible Study Books, Children’s Books, Gift books and on and on and on!!
Sale starts Monday morning at 8am June 18, 2012.
Sale ends Friday June 22.
Free brewed coffee all week!!!


William Tyndale: A True Hero

Last month I read David Teems new biography of William Tyndale. A easy well-written biography that tells the story of 16th century martyr William Tyndale (1492-1536) who was the first person to translate the Bible into English. (Technically John Wycliffe was first, over a hundred year earlier, but that was in Middle English and had a limited influence on Tyndale’s translation and our Bibles today). On the other hand, much in our Bibles today (and the English language!) come directly from William Tyndale: phrases like “the author and finisher of our faith” and “I am the way, the truth, and the life” or “In my father’s house are many mansions” “seek and ye shall find” “Let not your hearts not be troubled” and on and on and on. Scholars estimate that 90% of the New Testament and 50% of the Old Testament come from Tyndale’s translation. This is all the more amazing when you consider that Tyndale did all this while on the run for his life from the church!! David Teems does a good job of keeping things moving and easy to follow. It’s quite a story including Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther and the ruthless and psychotic (in his obsession with capturing and burning Tyndale) Thomas More. William Tyndale a true hero for all time and eternity. (Come in the store and mention this post and get 20% off this book!)

Read through the Bible in 2012

Read through the Bible in 2012! The Corner Bookstore’s Item of the Week for January 1-7 include all of our great resources to help you read through the entire Bible with multiple translation options in both the One Year style (reading a portion in the New Testament, Old Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs everyday) and Daily Bible style (reading the text in chronological order).

As the Item of the Week, 100% of the proceeds from any Bible in a Year books will help go to Wycliffe’s Operation Clean Water to bring others water and the Word. Learn more about this strategic global partnership – click here

Book of the Week – “I Still Believe” by Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp - I Still BelieveA leading artist on the contemporary Christian scene, Jeremy Camp has gained a sizable fan following. I Still Believe follows Jeremy’s life from growing up in Indiana and his struggles as a teen, to his love for his first wife Melissa and her untimely passing, to his growing music ministry and re-found hope and love in his wife Adrienne.

“We have choices when life hits us with tragedy or despair, crisis or loss. That’s the message of Jeremy Camp’s books, and it’s the reason you will find hope and healing by journeying through the pages of this story.”

–Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury,
from the Foreword

Purchase the Corner’s “Book of the Week” between 9/16 and 9/23 and 100% of the profit will go to Wycliffe’s Operation Clean Water. Read more about this new Calvary Reach Global Partnership – Click Here

this week’s new books!



Hell is Real (I Just Hate To Admit It) by Brian Jones (published by David C. Cook)
I know this doesn’t exactly sound like a fun book to read, but actually it very much was just that! I (Randy) couldn’t put it down. Jones keeps things interesting with some thoughtful and enlightening personal stories. Jones asks some very pointed questions worth asking like ‘If Hell is real, why don’t I believe it?’ This book is not a response to Rob Bell’s recent book and is not necessarily a defense of the doctrine of hell, but the book really shines when it comes to the closing chapters which are basically, ‘If hell is real, what should I do about it.’ Brian Jones shows some real insight at that point and shares some ideas worth considering. I think you will be happily surprised by his practical well reasoned hard-earned advice. Recommended. (Come in mentioned this post and get %15 off the retail price.)


Pastor Randy’s Recommended Reads

Great Somewhat Unknown Books
that Pastor Randy Highly Recommends

Book CoverA Severe Mercy
(1977), Sheldon Vanauken

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author’s marriage, the couple’s search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife’s untimely death.


Book CoverThe Gospel According To Job
(1994), Mike Mason

Through this devotional study, the reader discovers that it is all right to doubt, be confused, get angry–in short, to be completely human. From Job we learn that the mark of true faith is not happiness; rather that one’s deepest passions are being engaged by the enormity of God. And through Job, we learn the secret of the gospel: “mercy is the permission to be human.”
A Grace Disguised:
Book CoverHow the Soul Grows Through Loss

(1996, updated 2004), Gerald Sittser

Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it.

10 Books Every Christian Should Read


Book Cover1. The Pursuit of God (1948), A. W. Tozer

During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite. Essential.

Book Cover2. Mere Christianity
(1943), CS Lewis

In 1943 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. First heard as informal radio broadcasts, the lectures were then published as three books and subsequently combined as Mere Christianity. Total Classic.

Book Cover3. The Hiding Place
(1971), Corrie ten Boom w/John & Elizabeth Sherrill)

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courageous woman who listened and lived to pass it along — with joy and triumph!
Book Cover4. Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
(1980), Philip Yancey and Dr. Paul Brand

Best-selling writer Philip Yancey and renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Brand explore the human body. Join them in a remarkable journey through inner space — a spellbinding world of cells, systems, and chemistry that bears the impress of a still deeper, unseen reality. This Gold Medallion Award-winning book uncovers eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies, presenting captivating insights into the Body of Christ.
Book Cover5. The Pursuit Of Man
(1950), A. W. Tozer

Tozer’s profound meditations on God’s pursuit of us will draw you into deeper spiritual fellowship. From God’s continual presence in our lives to a daily, conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit, these powerful essays emphasize the essentials of walking with Christ.
Book Cover6. The Knowledge Of The Holy
(1961), A. W. Tozer

An Inspiring Classic on the Nature of God, The Knowledge of the Holy illuminates God’s attributes ‘from wisdom, to grace, to mercy’ and shows through prayerful and insightful discussion, how we can more fully recognize and appreciate each of these divine aspects. This book will be treasured by anyone committed to the Christian faith. It bears eloquent witness to God’s majesty and shows us new ways to experience and understand the wonder and the power of God’s spirit in our daily lives.
Book Cover7. Holiness
(1879), J. C. Ryle

Everyone knows that we are called upon to be holy, but what exactly does “holy” mean? and what does “holy” look like? With his trademark candor, J.C. Ryle strips away the gaudy ornamentation that many confuse for holiness, and systematically unfolds the true beauty of what it means to adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. Deep, rich, and penetrating, this timeless classic is quite simply profound.
Book Cover8. The Shaping of a Christian Family 
(1992), Elisabeth Elliot

Elliot tells the story of her childhood to share valuable insights on raising godly children. She talks candidly on parental expectations, emphasizes daily Bible reading and prayer, and shows the benefits of practicing such scriptural principles as trust, discipline, courtesy and teaching by example.

Book Cover9. Desiring God
(1987), John Piper

John Piper turns your heart toward the one true Object of human desire — God. He shows how fulfilling your duty to delight in Him can change your attitude toward worship, toward marriage, toward material goods, toward your very mission and purpose on earth! Join him on a journey from desperate desire to infinite delight!
Book Cover10. The Holiness Of God
(1985), R. C. Sproul

Sproul takes you on a journey into the awesome presence of God, and helps you wrestle with the tension that exists between God’s terrifying holiness and his inexplicable grace.