Welcome to The Corner

Come visit our Bookstore & Café Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We’re also open on Sundays mornings before and after services and open late on Wednesdays ’til 7:00 pm.

Find great gifts, great books and great music for you, your family and your friends – all at a great price, with proceeds going towards supporting Calvary Church ministry.

At the Corner You Will Find:

Hand-picked inventory – We carry only the best, Biblically-sound materials in keeping with Calvary’s core beliefs. All inventory items have been chosen only by Calvary Church Pastoral Staff.

Knowledgeable staff – Tired of dealing with bookstore staff that doesn’t know their inventory? Come in and ask us, we’d love to show you books which have helped others.

Special orders are always welcome – Just stop by the bookstore or give us a call, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, we’ll be glad to make a special order for you.

If you have questions or to place an order, call us at (714) 973-4800 ext. 159 or email RHarris@calvarylife.org 

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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.