The Christian Book Store of Lumberton is closing at the end of the year. Russ and Debbie Williams, owners of the North Carolina store, say they believed it was time for them to step aside “and see if there is anyone else who may feel God leading them to this ministry.” They added: “We have always considered our store to be more than just a business and have desired it to be a place of encouragement and prayer. We are very appreciative of our loyal customers and will miss the many friends we have made over the years.”