God Uses Books to Transform People

Carey Bustard | January 13, 2016


Byron Borger, along with his wife, Beth, has owned and operated Hearts & Minds in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, for 33 years. Previously, Byron worked in campus ministry for the Coalition for Christian Outreach, where he helped to develop the Jubilee Conference on vocation and culture. Byron and Beth belong to First Presbyterian Church in York, Pennsylvania, and have three adult children.


How would you describe your work?

Since we own an independent bookstore in a small town, we spend a great deal of time learning about the best books—from the highest liturgical church traditions to the independent free-range Christian culture. My day is spent in retail, researching specialized areas, working on displays, ordering for a wide audience, and reviewing books for my BookNotesBlog. We also provide off-site book displays at author appearances, retreats, and conferences, like the Center for Faith and Work conference at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and the Christian in the Visual Arts conference.

We’re dedicated to helping people integrate their faith and work. Therefore, our store is somewhat laid out by vocational area. Convincing our customers that Christ’s lordship extends to all areas of life, including their work, can sometimes be an uphill


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