Building Up a Pro-Life Library

forbidden-griefOne way to influence people you will never meet is to get pro-life books into your library. This involves a fairly small time commitment on your part, but has the potential to reach many people you will never meet on this side of Heaven.

Buy It Yourself—Or Ask Your Librarian To

Some libraries may have boxes on their homepage where you can suggest books they should buy. Or maybe they have a suggestion box you can slip a note in next time you go.

You may want to talk to your library about their donation policy before you buy the book yourself, since you’ll want to make sure it gets on the shelf.

You may also want to think about making a donation to your church’s library, since they probably can’t afford to keep up with all the latest books—and if the person in charge isn’t pro-life, they probably won’t make these books available.

I think you’ll want to choose books that will be persuasive for “undecided” or “pro-choice” people. It should be something people will want to pick up and read and that won’t alienate them.

My Favorites

One book I found to be excellent—but available in almost no libraries—is Victims and Victors edited by David Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie. This book breaks open the lie that abortion is necessary in cases of rape and incest, which (unfortunately) too many otherwise pro-life people accept as true. Every person should read this book.

Another excellent and persuasive read is Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke and David Reardon. It documents the pain that follows the “choice” to abort.

What About You?

What books would you like to see in your library? Let us know if you’re successful at getting them on the shelf!

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