At SMSV, a big part of our culture is staying educated. One way we encourage our community to grow spiritually and mentally is through our Book Table. The way it works is that the Book Table displays a variety of books in a multitude of genres and for different age groups. Upon selecting a book(s) you are interested in, feel free to pick it up and donate whatever is within your means to donate – there is no minimum or maximum.

With our new online platform, it’s even easier. You can submit a Book Request form below, and someone from the Book Ministry Team will be in contact with you on how you can pick up your book(s). Once you pick up your book, you can simply donate online using one of our many different ways here.


The Great Lent is divided into seven weeks, each commencing with a significant event on Sunday. The Church has selected these Sunday readings specifically so that we might benefit on our journey through the fifty-five day period of fasting, giving us strength and reassurance when we need it most. Ea...Book Details
Author : Arsanie Sawiers
Great Lent for Teens
Ever wondered why during the Holy Lent that we read particular Gospel readings? Or why the Coptic Orthodox church fasts more than 40 days? What should the lent fasting mean to me personally? The Great Lent and Me, by Fr Bishoy Kamel, takes you on a week-by-week journey of each Sunday Gospel read ...Book Details
Author : Fr. Bishoy Kamel
Great Lent and Me
Holy Week for Teens highlights the most crucial and important events of Holy Week. It is a simple yet detailed description of the day-by-day and night-by-night events that took place during the final week of Christ’s life, giving relevant contemplations and practical applications that suites teena...Book Details
Author : Meena Awad
Holy Week For Teens
On the first anniversary of the departure of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, we would like to present to you a collection of books written by His Holiness which contains His contemplations on Holy Week. This book is made up of five different booklets that His Holiness published in different years. This book...Book Details
Author : H.H Pope Shenouda III
Holy Week Contemplations
In the wilderness, when Moses the prophet observed the thorn bush unharmed by the flames of fire, he said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn” (Ex 3:3) and God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your...Book Details
Author : Fr Manasseh Youhanna
The Crucified Jesus
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The media says one thing, boys say another, and friends seem obsessed with whatever is newest and coolest. As a result, girls too often hand their decisions over to those least qualified to make them. Into the breach steps Elizabeth George, bestselling author and beloved Bible teacher. With w...Book Details
Author : Elizabeth George
A Girl’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices
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You will experience peace, order, and joy when you follow God's guidelines for every area of your life, and best of all, you will become a woman after His heart! Elizabeth George shares God's Word and woman-to-woman practical wisdom on how you can pursue God's priorities by... ...Book Details
Author : Elizabeth George
A woman after God’s own heart
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Bestselling author Elizabeth George follows her popular teen books (more than 400,000 copies sold), including A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices, by reaching out to tweens, ages 8 to 12, in A Girl After God’s Own Heart. Upbeat and positive, Elizabeth provides biblical truths ...Book Details
Author : Elizabeth George
A Girl After God’s Own Heart – A Tween Adventure With Jesus
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The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each da...Book Details
Author : Henri J.M Nouwen
Advent and Christmas
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We've all had "aha!" moments in our lives, times when a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. According to pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman, we can experience this same kind of "aha!" in our spiritual lives. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, Idleman draws on Scri...Book Details
Author : Kyle Idleman
Aha – Awakening.Honesty.Action
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The essays collected in this book deal with a wide variety of subjects God and man in Orthodox theological perspective, the Bible, ecumenism, the Eastern Rite, children in the Church, the American religious mentality, witness and service in Christian life but they all have the same theme. They w...Book Details
Author : Thomas Hopko
All the Fullness of God
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Christians who want to take the next step in their faith walk need look no further. It's time to ante up and go all in with God. The Gospel costs nothing. You can't earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift, which is compliments of God's grace. It doesn't cost anything, but...Book Details
Author : Mark Batterson
All In
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When it comes to the big questions about God--Is he real? Why are Christians so unlike Jesus? Does he really care about me?--Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don't pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some o...Book Details
Author : Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz
Answering The Toughest Questions About God And The Bible
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This book has established itself as a modern spiritual classic for Orthodox as well as other Christians. It is written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who have never prayed before and has been read and loved by persons at all levels of spiritual development. To order this book, fill ...Book Details
Author : Anthony Bloom
Beginning To Pray
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When we say of Christ "begotten not created," we are talking about two births of the Lord Jesus: the eternal birth from the Father before all ages and the birth in time from the Virgin in the fullness of time. This book is an attempt to explain these two births as well as some difficult verses o...Book Details
Author : Bishop Moussa
Begotten Not Created
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In this rare, previously unpublished interview Henri Nouwen, one of the most deeply loved spiritual teachers of recent times, reflects on themes that were central to his life and thought. Beloved records a treasured conversation that took place in the summer of 1992 at a retreat center in Eng...Book Details
Author : Henri J.M. Nouwen with Philip Roderick
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When Donald Zolan painted sweet angels and gave them wings to light upon these pages, he declared that Christmas is in the air! He made them bright with the light of heaven and sparkling with the joy of holiness. They beckon the reader to come and discover the truth and beauty of Christmas. Ther...Book Details
Author : Donald Zolan
Christmas Blessings
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In the winter of 2019, at the dawn of a new decade and the height of an economic global boom, COVID-19 emerged from Wuhan, China and ravaged the entire globe within the matter of 100 days. In addition to world governments being brought to their knees, faith communities were forced to quickly res...Book Details
Author : Rev. Michael Sorial
Church Life In A Coronavirus World
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God Calling presents the wisdom of Christianity in a daily devotional full of the time-tested words of counsel, comfort, encouragement, and wisdom that have inspired countless believers throughout the years. “What man calls conversion is often only the discovery of the Great Friend. What...Book Details
Author : A.J Russel
God Calling
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Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus'' message of peace—for today and every day. Jesus Calli...Book Details
Author : Sarah Young
Jesus Calling
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Do you need a lifeline in your discouragement and hurts? Are you longing for a close, intimate relationship with the Lord? If you said yes, Jesus TodayTM by Sarah Young is the devotional you need. Jesus TodayTM, the sequel to the bestselling devotional Jesus Calling, is written as if Jesus H...Book Details
Author : Sarah Young
Jesus Today
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From marketing maven to angel of the garbage district—the inspiring authorized biography of Maggie Gobran, the “Mother Teresa of Egypt.” Since 1997, Maggie Gobran and her organization Stephen’s Children have been changing lives in Cairo’s notorious zabala, or garbage slums. Her innov...Book Details
Author : Marty Makary & Ellen Vaughn
Mama Maggie
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Take a step-by-step journey through key moments in Jesus’ life with this compilation that weaves events, emotions, and thoughts into a moving depiction of the life of Christ. Moments with the Savior allows you to: Travel with Jesus and His disciples...Book Details
Author : Ken Gire
Moments with the Savior
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Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires us all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in t...Book Details
Author : Lucinda Vardey
Mother Teresa – A Simple Path
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In this book, Mother Teresa’s relationship with God and her commitment to those she served—the poorest of the poor—is powerfully explored in her own words. Taken largely from her private lessons to her sisters, published here for the first time, Where There Is Love, There Is God unveils ...Book Details
Author : Brian Kolodiejchuk
Mother Teresa – Where There Is Love, There Is God
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The Nativity and Me is a book characterising the transformative aspects of the journey from the Annunciation to the Epiphany. While contemplating on the events of the Nativity of Christ, Fr Bishoy Kamel helps the reader relate these events to our everyday events. In this book Fr Bishoy Kamel...Book Details
Author : Fr. Bishoy Kamel
Nativity & Me
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Not a Fan has called more than 1 million readers to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple - moving from fan to follower in their relationship with God. How about you: Are you a fan or a follower? Go ahead, think honestly about your relationship with God . . . but don't an...Book Details
Author : Kyle Idleman
Not a Fan
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On the Incarnation, a new translation and introduction by John Behr, Preface by C.S. Lewis By any standard, this is a classic of Christian theology. Composed by St. Athanasius in the fourth century, it expounds with simplicity the theological vision defended at the councils of Nicaea and Constan...Book Details
Author : St Athanasius of Alexandria
On the Incarnation
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St Athanasius' On the Incarnation is arguably one of his most famous writings utilized throughout Orthodox theological discussions worldwide. Yet many find it complex and overwhelming. On The Incarnation for Teens is an easy-to-read, instructional book which simplifies the deep theologica...Book Details
Author : Aidan Mclachlan
On the Incarnation For Teens
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Sacred Pathways reveals nine distinct spiritual temperaments--and their strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies--to help you improve your spiritual life and deepen your personal walk with God. It's time to strip away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and discover a path of wo...Book Details
Author : Gary Thomas
Sacred Pathways
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You want to do hard things. But you don’t know where to start.   You are changing the world around you. But you are tired and burned out. You feel called to do the extraordinary for God. But you feel stuck in the ordinary. Do Hard Things inspired thousands of young people around t...Book Details
Author : Alex & Brett Harris with Elisa Standford
Start Here – Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are
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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has tran...Book Details
Author : Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages
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You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or...Book Details
Author : Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
The 5 Love Languages of Children
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On this day God made a revelation that history could not contain. The nativity, beloved, is the incarnation, and the meaning of the incarnation is that “God appeared in the flesh” (1 Tim 3:16). Now the appearance of God cannot be encompassed or contained in history, so the Gospel is here not...Book Details
Author : Father Matta El-Meskeen
The Birth of Christ is Our Life
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My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God.”— ~  Lee Strobel During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Scie...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case For A Creator
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Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.  In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case For Christ
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Did Jesus of Nazareth really rise from the dead? Of the many world religions, only one claims that its founder returned from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very cornerstone of Christianity. But a dead man coming back to life? In our sophisticated age, when myth has give...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case For Easter
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In The Case for Faith, bestselling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God--the eight "heart barriers" to faith: "Since evil and suffering exist, a lov...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case For Faith
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In The Case for Grace, bestselling author Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal case for God, focusing on God's transforming work in the lives of men and women today. In this book, you'll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You'll...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case for Grace
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Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he really? And how ...Book Details
The Case For Christmas
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The Case for the Resurrection, a ninety-six-page booklet from bestselling author Lee Strobel, provides new evidence that shines a fresh light on the Bible’s most important story—the resurrection. Whether you’re a pastor, layperson, student, parent, or grandparent … leading up to the East...Book Details
Author : Lee Strobel
The Case for the Resurrection
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Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including... ...Book Details
Author : Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying Wife
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A Christian classic on cultivating intimacy with God through life's everyday tasks. This enduring classic of devotion consists of the letters and recorded conversations of a simple seventeenth-century lay brother who, through the most ordinary of activities, was able to achieve a profound int...Book Details
Author : Brother Lawrence
The Practice of the Presence of God with Spiritual Maxims
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Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible's most overlooked heroes of the faith, burst...Book Details
Author : Bruce Wilkinson
The Prayer of Jabez
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Since its first publication, The Way of the Heart has helped millions of men and women cast off the anger and greed that trouble the world—and find love, compassion, and peace in the heart of God. Inspired by the ancient teachings of St. Anthony and the Desert Fathers,The Way of the Heart...Book Details
Author : Henri J.M Nouwen
The Way Of The Heart
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Putting Joy into Practice: Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church is an invitation to a life of joy. Phoebe Farag Mikhail explains what joy is and how to experience it through seven spiritual practices that cultivate our inner lives and connect us to our communities. These seven p...Book Details
Author : Phoebe Farag Mikhail
Putting Joy into Practice
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When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate 'a splendid three-day Pascha.' Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, ending with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in...Book Details
Author : Thomas Hopko
The Winter Pascha
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What does it mean to live God in your everyday life? It means knowing and following God's perfect plan for you as a young woman. Learn how to... grow close to God get along with your family and friends make the right kinds of choices become more like J...Book Details
Author : Elizabeth George
A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart


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