Faith Reads: A Selective Guide To Christian Nonfiction : A Selective Guide To Christian Nonfiction

by David Rainey
Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction  : A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction


ISBN: 1591588472
Published: ABC-CLIO , 30.07.2008

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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

David Rainey is Senior Bibliographer at the State Library of Louisiana. Besides doing reference work, he is responsible for collection development in the Dewey 200s (Christianity). He is a reviewer for Christian Library Journal and also administers a small resource center that he started at his church. His background includes work at public, academic, and special libraries.