TBC Library

Welcome to the Trinity Baptist College Library, home to one of the largest theological collections in Northeast Florida. The library houses a total collection of over 40,000 volumes, 130 periodicals, and 500 DVDs, available for check out.


The library’s mission is to provide students with the research materials necessary to attain their educational goals in an environment that is both pleasant, and conducive to effective study, while furthering the progress of knowledge and creativity for the students at Trinity Baptist College.


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04-06-12
The Blessings of Brokenness: Why God Allows Us to Go Through Hard Times by Dr. Charles Stanley
Broken. Blessed. How can those two words possibly go together? Considering just how shattering life's blows can be, can we honestly believe God will bring good out of our most heartbreaking crises? According to Dr. Charles Stanley, it is very difficult to discern the blessing in the midst of brokenness. Dr. Stanley asserts that certain circumstances in life hurt so intensely that we believe we may never heal. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or a lingering illness possess a wrenching pain, and the power to alter our life forever. But they also possess one thing more: the potential for discovering a richness in living we otherwise never would.

According to Dr. Stanley, after brokenness, we can experience God's greatest blessings. First, however, we must fully experience our brokenness and confront why God allows it. With gentle wisdom, Dr. Stanley shines light on the process of being broken. He reveals the ways we protest against it, and he gives us an inspiring look beyond the pain to the promise of blessing. Brokenness is what God uses to replace our self-life with his desires and intents for us. Its end is blessing far greater than we could ever discover apart from being broken. And a wholeness that comes as God himself reassembles us into someone more closely resembling Jesus Christ.

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Dr. John Lucy
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11-21-13
For a century, the Statists have steadfastly constructed a federal Leviathan, distorting and evading our constitutional system in pursuit of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central government. The result is an ongoing and growing assault on individual liberty....
10-30-13
"If I were to disappear, would anybody notice?" We've all asked that question at one time or another....
09-04-13
In so many ways, God is always reaching for us. Through circumstances in life, through hardships and joys, God is....
07-09-13
The 2013 Christian Writer's Market Guide is the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource...
06-07-13
In this humorous and perceptive exchange, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about....
05-20-13
If you love to read, then you know how expensive this "habit" can be...
04-04-13
The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere...
03-12-13
Jesus Calling, is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from Heaven for every day of the year.....
02-12-13
You can win the game of life. Have you ever wondered about the difference between those who win at love and life, and those who fail......?
01-08-13
Christians in the twenty first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God...
11-14-12
In Desire, John Eldredge writes, "There is a secret set within each of our hearts. It is the desire for life as it was meant to be".
10-09-12
I began reading this book as part of the requirements for a DMin course on leadership....
09-04-12
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?...
07-03-12
According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, 'Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God....
06-08-12
Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football...
05-07-12
Buckley is a wordsmith extraordinaire, his writing and speech peppered with arcane vocabulary....
04-06-12
Broken. Blessed. How can these two words possibly go together? Considering how shattering life's blows can be, can we honestly believe that God will bring good...
03-05-12
I have always had a love of American history. Even before I started studying Church History. I would love to hear the stories of George Washington, Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett....
02-01-12
My favorite book as a child was any Curious George book I could get my hands on. I found myself identifying with this little monkey in many ways....he was little - I was little, he was curious - I was curious, he got into trouble - I got into trouble (often)...
01-13-12
I recently read the biography of the Olympic class runner, and missionary to China, Eric Liddell, and it was terrific. Most people remember Eric as the subject of the 1981 film Chariots of Fire...
12-15-11
I acquired the taste for my all-time favorite book on a dare. When I was in seventh grade, my brother-in-law tossed me a copy of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities and told me I’d never get through the first chapter. That was a challenge I couldn’t resist...
~ Rachel Hozey
11-15-11
Hello, and welcome to a new feature on the Trinity Baptist College Library homepage. Each month in this space, we will highlight a book title selected by your professors. Each title selected will be significant in some way to the professor who chose it, and that professor will provide a brief description of how, and why that book made an impact on their lives...


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