the crunch of autumn leaves comes an indulgence like no other. An
overcast days calls for a cozy blanket, a cup of tea and a good
book. What is it about the pages of a book that can take us to another
place and another time in a matter of minutes? No matter how busy
my schedule may be my nightstand overflows with books that provide
a different perspective on life.
Historical fiction took me to sixteenth century France or the settlements
in Alaska by whalers. A non-fiction book about the capture of missionaries
a couple of years ago gave me a new appreciation for everything
from deodorant to freedom. Spiritual encouragement comes from a
wide range of authors whom I admire. Then I take an escape into
the intimate town of Mitford through Jan Karon's series.
you're like me, however, reading can sometimes be a physical, or
even cognitive, struggle. That's why I was thrilled to discover
Tape Ministries NW. They are a non-profit library of Christian books
on tape loaned free of charge to people who are blind, visually
impaired or have other disabilities that make it difficult to read
(including people who are dyslexic or have difficulty holding books
or turning pages). Their library includes over 1000 titles, including
Christian fiction, non-fiction, missionary stories, books on Christian
living, and much more. I quickly found great titles, including books
by Joni Eareckson Tada, sermons by Charles Stanley and the book
Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend. Even Jan Karon's series so you
can escape with me to Mitford this winter.
All of their services-including postage-are free! And they want
to spread the word, so be sure to share this with your church librarian,
parish nurse, or counselor.
To sign up for books, call 206-243-7377, or visit www.tapeministries.org.
Catalogs are available in large print or audio format. Happy snuggling!
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