You are here:Home-Resources-Counsel of Chalcedon Magazine-2000 Issue 1-Building a Research Library: A Review

Building a Research Library: A Review

Every serious-minded Christian should endeavor to build a working research library, especially if he does not have an evangelical college or seminary nearby. If we as Christians are to challenge unbelief and promote the truth, we must be prepared to provide a clear-thinking and relevant answer to those who ask a reason for the hope that is within us. Christian novels and light-reading material are fine for relaxation, but a library stocked with research materials is essential for the knowledgeable Sunday school teacher, seminarian, pastor - and any other Christian desiring to promote the cause of Christ.

Too many evangelical bookstores are stocked with Jesus junk and trite literature, and too few evangelical homes have anything approaching a working library. For those of reformed persuasion, especially, this should not be the case.