Time: Counting the Days

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Human beings like to carve our world into bite sized manageable bits: Years, seasons, months, weeks, and days. The first part of this bibliography, tracking time, looks at the ways we do that. The second is a list of devotional calendars and almanacs; these are a type of publication that allows the reader to consider a verse from the Bible or a historical fact for each day of the year. Or choose a knitting project for each month, or a household chore for each season. Be creative and pick a new way to track time with books from our collection!

Tracking Time

Adult

APOLLO’S FIRE: A DAY ON EARTH IN NATURE AND IMAGINATION by Michael Sims (DB 66861)
BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING: THE SCIENCE OF MARKING TIME, FROM STONEHENGE TO ATOMIC CLOCKS by Chad Orzel (DB 113502)
CALENDAR: HUMANITY’S EPIC STRUGGLE TO DETERMINE A TRUE AND ACCURATE YEAR by David Ewing Duncan (DB 48474)
HISTORY OF TIME: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION by Leofranc Holford-Strevens
(DB 86447)
KEEPING WATCH: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN TIME by Michael O’Malley (DB 38333)
QUESTIONING THE MILLENNIUM: A RATIONALIST’S GUIDE TO A PRECISELY ARBITRARY COUNTDOWN by Stephen Jay Gould (DB 46057)
SEVEN DAYS FROM SUNDAY by Thomas Galt (BT 02305)
SPRING FORWARD: THE ANNUAL MADNESS OF DAYLIGHT SAVING by Michael Downing (DB 60538)

Juvenile

CALENDAR by Patricia K. Kummer (DB 63593) Grades 5-8
RIDDLE OF TIME by Thelma Harrington Bell (BR 00431) Grades 6-9
SECOND, A MINUTE, A WEEK WITH DAYS IN IT: A BOOK ABOUT TIME by Brian P. Cleary (DBC 06717, BRC 01809) Grades Kindergarten-3
TIME BOOK: A BRIEF HISTORY FROM LUNAR CALENDARS TO ATOMIC CLOCKS by Martin Jenkins (DB 69885) Grades 3-6

General Calendars

Adult

AMERICAN MINUTE: NOTABLE EVENTS OF AMERICAN SIGNIFICANCE REMEMBERED ON THE DATE THEY OCCURRED (DB 87449)
AMERICAN PATRIOT’S ALMANAC by William J. Bennett (DB 68700)
CHESAPEAKE ALMANAC: FOLLOWING THE BAY THROUGH THE SEASONS by John Page Williams (DBC 12242)
COLORADO WEATHER ALMANAC by Mike P. Nelson (DBC 02906)
DAILY STOIC: 366 MEDITATIONS ON WISDOM, PERSEVERANCE, AND THE ART OF LIVING by Ryan Holiday (DBC 13081)
ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN’S KNITTER’S ALMANAC: PROJECTS FOR EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR by Elizabeth Zimmermann (BR 18547)
I HATE TO COOK ALMANACK by Peg Bracken (DB 10831)
NEW YORK TIMES HOME REPAIR ALMANAC: A SEASON-BY-SEASON GUIDE FOR MAINTAINING YOUR HOME by Edward R. Lipinsky (DB 54745)
READER’S BOOK OF DAYS: TRUE TALES FROM THE LIVES AND WORKS OF WRITERS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR by Tom Nissley (DB 77901)
YEAR AND A DAY OF EVERYTHING WITCHCRAFT: 366 WAYS TO WITCHIFY YOUR LIFE by Deborah Blake (DB109940, BR 24424)

Juvenile

CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE: A BOOK OF MONTHS by Maurice Sendak (DB 55651) Grades Kindergarten-3
DAYS TO CELEBRATE: A FULL YEAR OF POETRY, PEOPLE, HOLIDAYS, HISTORY, FASCINATING FACTS, AND MORE by Lee Bennett Hopkins (DB 60093, BR 15962) Grades 4-7

Devotional Calendars

En español

CONMIGO DIA TRAS DIA: MOMENTOS PARA LA REFLEXION por Pope John Paul II
(DB 56985)
MEDITACIONES PARA MUJERES QUE HACEN DEMASIADO por Anne Wilson Schaef (DB 79962)
MOMENTOS DE QUIETUD CON DIOS DEVOCIONARIO: 365 INSPIRACIONES DIARIAS por Joyce Meyer (DB 102859)
TRESCIENTOS SESENTA Y CINCO SANTOS: SU GUIA DIARIA DE MEDITACION por Woodeene Koenig-Bricker (DB 65973)
YO DECLARO: TREINTA Y UNA PROMESAS PARA PROCLAMAR SOBRE SU VIDA por Joel Osteen (DB 76974)

English

ACTS OF FAITH: DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR by Iyanla Vanzant
(DB 38262, BR 09565)
BACK PORCH FAITH: WEEKLY MEDITATIONS by Paul Prather (DBC 24523)
BOOK OF DAYS: REFLECTIONS INSPIRED BY THE LITURGICAL YEAR by Bertha Catherine Madott (DBG 02203)
BOOK OF MYSTERIES by Jonathan Cahn (DB 87066)
BREAKFAST WITH BILLY GRAHAM: 120 DAILY READINGS by Billy Graham (LB 09465)
CHRISTIAN MYSTICS: 365 READINGS AND MEDITATIONS by Matthew Fox
(DBC 27433)
CLOSER TO GOD EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING by Joyce Meyer (LB 08373)
DAILY DEVOTIONS INSPIRED BY NINETY MINUTES IN HEAVEN: NINETY READINGS FOR HOPE AND HEALING by Don Piper (DBC 02402)
DAILY READINGS FROM YOUR BEST LIFE NOW: NINETY DEVOTIONS FOR LIVING AT YOUR FULL POTENTIAL by Joel Osteen (DB 63057, BR 16436)
DAILY REFLECTIONS by Helen Steiner Rice (DB 34978; BR 08872)
DAILY REFLECTIONS: A BOOK OF REFLECTIONS BY A.A. MEMBERS FOR A.A. MEMBERS (BRC 00374)
EACH NEW DAY by Corrie Ten Boom (LB 02205)
EXPERIENCING GOD DAY-BY-DAY: THE DEVOTIONAL AND JOURNAL by Henry T. Blackaby (DB 115874, BR 25255)
FATHER OF LOVE: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, SELECTIONS by Janette Oke (DB 34103)
FINISHING TOUCH by Charles R. Swindoll (DB 40559)
GLIMPSES OF GRACE: DAILY THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS by Madeleine L’Engle (DBC 27534)
GOD CALLING (DB 51750, BR 05153)
LIVING WATER: DAILY READINGS WITH ST. TERESA OF AVILA by St. Teresa of Avila (DBG 01490)
LOVE OUT LOUD: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR LOVE GOD, LOVING YOURSELF, AND LOVING OTHERS by Joyce Meyer (LB 07001)
MEDITATIONS FOR WOMEN WHO DO TOO MUCH by Anne Wilson Schaef
(DB 33368, BR 08625)
MISSION POSSIBLE ONE-YEAR-DEVOTIONAL: 365 DAYS OF INSPIRATION FOR PURSUING YOUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE by Tim Tebow (DB 114878)
MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: GOLDEN BOOK OF OSWALD CHAMBERS, SELECTIONS FOR THE YEAR by Oswald Chambers (DB 19090)
OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING: 365 DAILY MEDITATIONS TO COMFORT THE WIDOWED by Jan Sheble (DBG 06574, BRG 00024)
ONE YEAR BOOK OF HYMNS (DBC 05122)
PAT BOONE DEVOTIONAL BOOK by Pat Boone (LB 02243)
REDEEMED: DEVOTIONS FOR THE LONGING SOUL by Will Graham (DB 94508)
SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: 365 DAYS TO A BALANCED AND JOYFUL LIFE by Sarah Ban Breathnach (LB 12958)
SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A DAYBOOK OF COMFORT AND JOY by Sarah Ban Breathnach (DB 42044)
SONGS OF JESUS: A YEAR OF DAILY DEVOTIONS IN THE PSALMS by Timothy Keller (DB 83058)
SPECTACLE OF GLORY: GOD’S LIGHT SHINING THROUGH ME EVERY DAY by Joni Eareckson Tada (DB 87637)
STREAMS IN THE DESERT by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman (DB 18624)
STREAMS IN THE DESERT, VOL.TWO: FROM THE FILES AND UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS OF MRS. CHARLES E. COWMAN by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman (DB 18917)
STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS TO MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY by Joyce Meyer (DB 114781)
THROUGH THE YEAR WITH FULTON SHEEN by Fulton J. Sheen (DB 28062)
TIME TO GET SERIOUS: DAILY DEVOTIONS TO KEEP YOU CLOSE TO GOD by Anthony T. Evans (DBC 18634)
UNTIL TODAY! DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND PEACE OF MIND by Iyanla Vanzant (DB 51659)
UNTO THE HILLS by Billy Graham (DB 26132, LB 09118)
WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?: DAILY REFLECTIONS ON THE BIBLE, THE SAINTS, AND THE ANSWER THAT IS CHRIST by Timothy Michael Dolan (DB 97304)

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