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We believe it is important to provide the university community with resources to connect their faith to their areas of interest, and to address other questions they may be wrestling with. Our library, publications, and Facebook & Twitter accounts are main ways in which we strive to engage our university & larger Lawrence community in a conversation together.


We have a dedicated space at the Oread Center for books on vocation, Christian living, commentaries, magazine & audio subscriptions, and more. Stop on by to check out a book or browse our collection online.


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OC Staff's Top 10 Books to Read During the University Years

The Fabric of Faithfulness (Garber)

Far as the Curse is Found (Williams)

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Book by Book (Fee and Stuart)

Just Do Something (DeYoung)

Desiring God (Piper)

The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness (Opitz)

The Cross of Christ (Stott)

Respectable Sins (Bridges)

Fully Alive (Crabb)

The Reason for God (Keller)

Download the full list of books we heartily recommend.

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