Mission of the Olivet Lutheran Church Library:
“To provide resources that encourage spiritual growth, explore the Christian Faith, educate, and entertain”
Olivet Library News March/April 2019
The Olivet Library has added several recently published books by local and regional authors
No Ordinary Life: Awakenings in the Final Days of Apartheid. Moorhead native Mary Ann Byron.
Nonfiction. Set in the early 1990s, the author relates her and her husband’s experiences living in South
Africa during turbulent times as potential civil war looms.
Foreign Threat. Detroit Lakes surgeon Mitchell Goldstein. Fiction. A surgery resident embarks on a
mysterious adventure that endangers his life.
Redirecting: Discovering Hope in the Unexpected. Susan Vitalis (daughter of Pastor Dale Vitalis, former
Olivet pastor.) Nonfiction. Memoir of author’s life as a doctor in Africa and her reaction to an unexpected
turn in her life that leads her to a new vocation.
Virgil Wander. MSUM graduate Leif Enger. Fiction. Portrait of residents in a small Minnesota town who
together try to revive their once thriving community.
Gutenberg to the Internet in the Flash of a Prairie Lifetime. Fargo businessman Howard Barlow .
Memoir about growing up in South Dakota in the 40’s along with his experiences as a newspaper printer
in the 50’s and 60’s.
Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal. Matt Valan (Messiah Lutheran pastor who formerly served at Olivet)
Nonfiction. A family’s experiences with mental health issues.
Murder at Pelican Lake. Marjorie Mathison Hance (Pelican Lake summer resident). Fiction. A
teenager is abducted and Carley, the protagonist, realizes this vacation community might have darker secrets than she ever knew.
Love without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions. Concordia College theology
professor Jacqueline Bussie. Part memoir, part how to-guide on how to love others. Challenges readers
to answer God’s call to practice a love so vast it excludes no one..
Library volunteers have created a display of “Recommended Books” that they enjoyed reading. Stop in, see what was selected, and check out titles to read. We encourage all Olivet members to let us know their recommendations and we will add them to our display.