Jerri Cooper
March 2017

Library Corner

Book Review & Library Facts

You can find Boxers to Bandits: Missionaries in China in the Lobby "Book Nook" for your reading pleasure. And, if you like this book about missionaries in China, you may also consider reading Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime, by Janet and Geoff Benge. 

Boxers to BanditsMissionaries in China, by Mary Graham Reid 

This book is an excellent read about what it was like to be a missionary in China from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The book follows the times and trials of Jimmy and Sophie Graham no relationship to Billy Graham) as they brought Christianity to the Chinese people. The book covers the period from 1889-1940. You will travel with the Grahams as they reach out to the people for Christ - during the Boxer Rebellion, and when warlords and bandits who roved the country back then were struggling for power. The Grahams endured hardships, beatings, and many other struggles as they strove to overcome the superstitions and beliefs of the Chinese during the early pioneering days of missionaries to China. You'll also discover how the Grahams were able to reach the Chinese people for Christ, as well as learn about baptisms and martyrdoms during their time of service. The Graham's granddaughter wrote this engaging story with Stephen Fortosis, an author and professor in Religious Studies. (Reviewed by Susan Goldsbury.)

Welcome to the Church Library!

Santa Clara First Baptist Church has a wonderful library in Rooms 19 and 20 on the playground side of the sanctuary. Many books, resources, and videos are available for checkout. Currently, there are 4,677 cataloged items in the collection:over 3,500 books, about 850 DVDs, over 100 audio books, and over 150 music CDs. Many of these have been donated. 

To use the library during the week, you can come to the church office and we will open the library for you between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

You can also use the library’s online catalog to search for an item.

Here’s how to use the online catalog to search for a book, DVD, CD or audio book in the SCFBC Library:

1. Go to the church website at At the bottom on the landing page under "RESOURCES" click on "Church Library." This will take you to the Library page.

Or, to reach the library's database from this page, click on this link Website

2. Click on the Click here! box in the lower left corner of the page.

3. When the next page appears, type the Title of the book you’re looking for in the empty box at the top of the page. You can also search by Author, subject (Christmas, sermons, grace, etc.), or other categories.

4. Click on the blue box with the magnifying glass icon.

Here’s how you can check out a book, DVD, CD or audio book in the SCFBC Library:

Visit the library from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Sunday after the worship service. After you choose the item you want, just complete the “Check Out” sheet notebook on the counter next to the Room 20 door.

Here’s how you can check out a book, DVD, CD or audio book in the SCFBC Lobby Book Nook :

Just choose the item(s) you want, and then complete the “Check Out” sheet notebook on the counter next to the books & DVDs.

Thank you for using the SCFBC library!