9780232533996 £9.99 Acclaimed poet theologian Nicola Slee reflects on and wrestles with questions of how to practice the scriptural principle of Sabbath in a church and world that have become compulsively driven, competitive and workaholic, obsessively activist and outcome-oriented. Slee’s rich and inspiring exploration is rooted in her own poetry and that of Wendell Berry, in particular his profound Sabbath poems.
9780232533989 £9.99 In a divided world, Life in Community is a book of absolute importance, showing that life in community can be testing but ultimately a source of love and liberation. This new presentation will open up its message to new readers, young and old, and from all backgrounds.
By Henri J.M. Nouwen 9780232520781 £10.99 Henri Nouwen's meditation on Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son is a classic of Christian literature. Probing and personal, this book will inspire and guide each time it is read.
9780281078622 £9.99 In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’ last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understanding has been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the centre.
9780745955513 £7.99 Within the frenetic and frenzied culture of the West today, Brian Draper asks how can we simply live?
9781848258785 £12.99 Whether you are already exploring new directions in life, or just waking up to the idea that there is something more for you to discover, this book will help you understand your desires and longings, and recognise where you may find meaning, purpose and fulfilment.
David Newman 9781789590203 £12.99 Reflecting on his own faith journey and nearly 40 years of ministry in the Church of England, David Newman offers ways of thinking about and experiencing faith which equips individuals in their growth as people and as Christians, and encourages understanding between those with different theological outlooks in the church.
9780281078158 £9.99 Internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God - circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend - the Trinity.
9780281068913 £10.99 Drawing on the wisdom from time-honoured myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and a variety of sacred religious texts, the author explores the two halves of lie and attempts to to show that those who have fallen, failed or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up."
9780281079919 £9.99 Just This is a collection of brief and evocative meditations and practices. It invites us to cultivate the gift of waking up to the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness. With his signature blend of contemplation, theology and pastoral sensitivity, Fr Richard Rohr creates a spaciousness for the soul to grow into a kind of seeing - one that goes far beyond mere looking because it also includes recognising and, thus, appreciating.
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9781529374926 £13.99 This down-to-earth introduction to prayer will guide you deeper in your relationship with God - making you more centred, more aware of God's voice, more likely to see breakthroughs and more able to make sense of your unanswered prayers, too. It's full of honest, hard-won wisdom interspersed with real-life stories - some humorous, others moving - to equip and inspire your prayer life.
9780008123024 £20.00 The first in a two-volume collection of liturgies, prayers and meditations from the Northumbria Community, inspired by ancient Celtic Christianity, but reaching out to bring inspiration and comfort to all today who seek to be still and to find spiritual truth. This is a rich treasury that is loved and trusted by individuals, ministers, families, groups and communities across the world.
9781848670648 £4.99 Daily Prayer provides traditional prayers and a short form of daily prayer, followed by suggested prayers for morning, evening and night.
Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove 9780310335061 £9.99 Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps today's diverse church pray together across denominations. With sensitivity to the particulars of various liturgical prayer traditions, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition.
Stephen Cottrell 9780715142097 £7.99 In "Hit the Ground Kneeling" Stephen Cottrell takes common statements about leadership and challenges them in the light of the Christian faith and Christian perspectives on leadership.
Rachel Jones 9781784980306 £2.99 This book will help you pray for your fellowship by providing five simple suggestions for each area, drawn straight from the bible.
John Pritchard 9780281078219 £9.99 This book offers 'starter' ideas to help those who lead intercessions in public worship and small groups, and aims to open the reader's imagination to enrich their own style of praying.
9780281074105 £9.99 This compact liturgy provides alternative services and prayers for many occasions. It includes: Prayers before Worship; Early Morning Prayer; Morning Prayer; Evening Prayer; Night Prayer; A Service of Marriage; In Praise of Creation; A Funeral Service; A Service of Healing; Prayers of Intercession; A Celtic Calendar of the Lives of the Saints; Selected Psalms, and an Historical Overview.
Miranda Threlfall-Holmes 9780281075683 £9.99 Lots of new ways to engage in prayer and connect with God including: - Praying with your whole body - Colouring the Bible - The Lord's Prayer - Labyrinth - Breathing Meditation - Pearls of life - Examen - Prayer walking
9780281068012 £9.99 Through looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer, Tom Wright offers a really fresh and helpful way of looking at Jesus. Phrase by phrase, he demonstrates how understanding the prayer in its original setting can be the starting point for a rekindling of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer. This small masterpiece of a book contains a great deal to stimulate and refresh both the mind and the heart - and to show that, properly understood, they belong together.
General Christian Life
9780715142400 £9.99 Whether you are a new Christian just setting out on the journey of faith, or a seasoned pilgrim in need of some refreshment, How to Live will inspire you and renew your vision for living as one of Christ's followers.
9781848258235 £12.99 In a time where many have become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to share bread and wine, struggle with scripture, and tell the truth about their real lives. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.
9780830776580 £9.99 If God had it His way, what would our churches look like? In his most powerful book yet, Pastor Francis Chan digs deep into biblical truths, reflections on his own failures and dreams, and stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world.
9781473604834 £10.99 Overscheduled? Exhausted? Overwhelmed? This book identifies the core issues that drive this kind of living and offers action steps to help you live a better way.
9781444745368 £9.99 Paradoxology makes a bold new claim: that the paradoxes that seem like they ought to undermine belief are actually the heart of our vibrant faith, and that it is only by continually wrestling with them - rather than trying to pin them down or push them away - that we can really move forward, individually and together.
9780007461219 £8.99 The book brings together C.S. Lewis's legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to `explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times'.
9780007461240 £8.99 This profound narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian.
9781782598053 £7.99 From his many years in Christian leadership, Jeff has learnt a fair few lessons - from the profound to the painful, from the embarrassing to the hilarious. Hindsight can teach us a lot, but Jeff hopes that you will benefit from some of the things he wishes he had known a little earlier on his journey.
Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft 9780781414999 £9.99 The authors explore: How to live a Spirit-filled life that is consistent with Scripture; How to use the gifts of the Spirit as everyday tools; Practical ideas for prayer; Why sometimes healing doesn't happen; Ways to show dependence upon the Holy Spirit. "Everyday Supernatural" is an engaging, biblically based invitation to make supernatural power a part of everyday life.
Dave Tomlinson 9781444703832 £9.99 In this handbook to Christianity for people who describe themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious, Dave sketches out some key practices for how to be a 'bad' Christian, including how to talk to God without worrying about prayer, how to read the Bible without turning off your brain, and how to think with your soul rather than trying to follow rules.
Theology and Ethics
By John Lennox ISBN: 9781784984113 Price: £7.99 Oxford Maths Professor and Christian believer Prof. John Lennox offers a fresh way of thinking about science and Christianity that dispels the common misconceptions about both. He reveals that not only are they not opposed, but they can and must mix to give us a fuller understanding of the universe and the meaning of our existence.
ISBN: 9781472946089 Price: £12.99 Apart from being a scholar and theologian, Rowan Williams has also demonstrated a rare gift for speaking and writing plainly and clearly about essentials of the Christian faith. In the chapters of this book he writes with profound perception about the life of holiness to which we are called.
By Ben Lindsay ISBN: 9780281080175 Price: £9.99 Ben Lindsay offers eye-opening insights into the black religious experience, challenging the status quo in white majority churches. Filled with examples from real-life stories, including his own, and insightful questions, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of race relations in the Church in the UK and shows us how we can work together to create a truly inclusive church community.
Kenneth E Bailey 9780281059751 £14.99 This book reveals Jesus in the light of his historical and cultural setting. It examines the life and ministry of Jesus with special attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women and Jesus' parables.
9780281062348 £9.99 Paula Gooder demonstrates that heaven is not a vague future hope but the presence of the God who made Heaven and Earth. Believing in heaven involves us in God's passionate commitment to earth. The book and explores all the major strands of belief about life after death, including the role of paradise, and what happens between death and resurrection.
9780281079940 £9.99 In exploring Christian discipleship, Alister McGrath encourages us to move beyond a superficial grasp of our faith to discover its depth and riches. He sees discipleship as a process of growth in wisdom: we absorb a Christian vision of reality, allow it to percolate in our minds and then inform how we see things, think about them and act.
9780281071715 £7.99 This book is an invitation to everyone to think through the essentials of the faith and how to live it, making it an ideal gift for anyone at the start of their spiritual journey or thinking about confirmation.
9780281076628 £8.99 A fresh look at the meaning Christian discipleship written in a highly accessible level, for people of all ages and backgrounds. Designed for use by individuals or groups, with questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter. this book is ideal for anyone near the start of their spiritual journey or wanting to be refreshed and reinvigorated in the Christian life.
9780281079759 £9.99 What is consciousness? Is the mind a machine? What makes us persons? How can we find the path to human maturity? These are among the fundamental questions that Rowan Williams helps us to think about in this deeply engaging exploration of what it means to be human.
9780281076642 £8.99 Full of illuminating theological insights, and with questions for discussion or personal reflection at the end of each chapter, God With Us is the perfect book for all those who want to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the heart of the gospel.
Testimony, Biography, Fiction and Poetry
ISBN: 9781786221162 Price: £9.99 On a September morning, Bishop Stephen Cottrell said mass in his chapel, kissed his wife goodbye, stepped out of his front door and walked two miles to the nearest station. It was the start of a 700 kilometre pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This is a spiritual diary of that journey, comprising reflections, prayer poems and evocative images from the road and poetry which Stephen Cottrell has written for many years.
ISBN: 9780281073542 Price: £9.99 Most of us discover that we achieve an important new perspective on the whole of life when someone dies, and that accompanying the dying can be inspiring as well as exhausting. Our Last Awakening encourages us to retain this heightened awareness and insight, even when we find ourselves, once again, absorbed in the pressures of everyday life.
By David Wilbourne ISBN: 9781509829194 Price: £8.99 As the newly appointed Vicar of Helmsley, David was looking forward to working in this picturesque market town, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly the vicarage, which dated back to the twelfth century, was extremely cold and damp. And not all of his parishioners were impressed by his new-fangled ways.
A novel of Hild of Northumbria 9781782641544 £7.99 Caught between two worlds, Handmaid to the goddess Eostre, Hild's life is turned upside down with the royal court's conversion to Christianity......
9781473669727 £14.99 In this, her first work of fiction, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe's story - who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith - and in doing so opens up Paul's theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul's thinking, and the faith of the early church.
9781786220011 £12.99 The bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses forty poems from across the centuries that express the universal experience of loss and reflects on them in order to draw out the comfort, understanding and hope they offer.
9781848252745 £9.99 In Sounding the Seasons, Cambridge poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite transforms seventy lectionary readings into lucid, inspiring poems, for use in regular worship, seasonal services, meditative reading or on retreat.
Paula Hollingsworth 9780745968605 £9.99 Paula Hollingsworth explores Jane Austen's gentle but strong faith and the effect it had both on her life and her writing. Drawing on Jane’s life story, her letters, her friendships, her books and the characters portrayed, Paula shows the depth of Jane Austen’s spirituality.
The Splash of Words by Mark Oakley Mark Oakley explores the power of poetry to stir our settled ways of viewing the word and faith, shift our perceptions and even to transform who we are. Through some thirty selected poems, from the fourteenth century to the present day - to be read daily for a month, perhaps - The Splash of Words is a rich feast for those who already enjoy reading poetry and an infectiously enthusiastic introduction or those for whom poetry is an unknown country.
God and Churchill by Jonathan Sandys and Wallace Henley God and Churchill tells the remarkable story of how one man, armed with belief in his divine destiny, embarked on a course to save Christian civilization when Adolf Hitler and the forces of evil stood opposed. It traces the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of history's greatest leaders and offers hope for our own violent and troubled times.
Ministry and Evangelism
By Ian Cowley ISBN: 9780857466563 Price: £8.99 Following on from the success of The Contemplative Minister, Ian Cowley offers new insight and greater depth for church leaders in a distracted world. Cowley emphasises that the true self finds peace in resting in the love of God, and he encourages ministers to minister to themselves as well as to others, and to ensure that, in the peace that Jesus promises, their spiritual lives don't run dry amid the pressures of the job.
ISBN: 9780232533729 Price: £12.99 The first book written by Paul Bayes as Bishop of Liverpool offers a radical new vision of the Church as a table, built by Jesus the carpenter and stretching down every street and into every home. At this table, everyone sits, eats, worships, agrees and disagrees together, as equals.
ISBN: 9781783599929 Price: £9.99 Scattered and Gathered offers a clear vision of what it means to be the people of God, guides in reflecting on the shape and culture of church life, and then explores what that means for the leadership styles and expectations of those who have that responsibility. This is a book that will further develop the conversation about churches being communities that shape us for our scattered living.
ISBN: 9780281080854 Price: £9.99 The Bible tells us Jesus is for every tribe, language, people and nation - so why are all the saints in our stained-glass windows white? Every Tribe celebrates the true diversity of the saints, inspiring the church to become what it is meant to be: the rainbow people of God serving the diverse needs of a diverse world.
ISBN: 9780281083640 Price: £10.99 For twenty years, the Archbishops' College of Evangelists has affirmed and supported Anglican evangelists. This book, marking the College's twentieth anniversary relaunch, relaunches the College with a clear focus on identifying and training new evangelists.
Learning to live from the still centre 9780857463609 £8.99 This book is concerned with the central vocation of those who are called to the ordained ministry. A contemplative minister is someone who is called first of all to God and to his heart of love, so that the world may also know God and his love for all that he has made.
Mark Green Making a difference where you are. 9781783591251 £9.99 Whether you're a student or retired, at the gym or at work, at the school gate or in the supermarket, here is a fresh and original framework for fruitfulness which will open up a host of possibilities to make a difference for Christ among the people you naturally meet in the places you find yourself day by day.
9780857464644 £9.99 This book investigates the theological basis for church planting and creating fresh expressions of church. Based on extensive research, senior church planting authority George Lings argues that the church has a divine calling and capacity to reproduce, albeit in ways that are intentionally non-identical. Using the doctrine of the Trinity, as well as key passages throughout scripture, he shows how such reproduction fulfils the mission of God.
9780857466518 £8.99 Many books on leadership and ministry are written from the point of view of success and strength. In Sustaining Leadership Paul Swann writes out of the raw experience of failure, getting to the heart of who we are as leaders rather than what we do. From this he offers both hope and practical resources for sustaining effective long-term ministry, looking at self-care, balance and healthy ministry, feasting on divine love, and more.
9781781400982 £3.99 Choosing to what to give our life can be complex and a difficult decision. Today we are often overwhelmed with choice. Life is for Giving will help you hear God's voice speaking through your history, your present reality, your identity and the community you are a part of, uncovering ways in which God is already shaping you, and opening you to hear his voice speaking directly to your heart.
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By Steve Chalke ISBN: 9780281079407 Price: £9.99 We have misunderstood Paul, badly. We have read his words through our own set of assumptions. We need to begin with Paul’s world view, to see things the way he saw them. ‘Over the centuries,’ writes Steve Chalke, ‘the Church has repeatedly failed to communicate, or even understand, the core of Paul’s message. Although Paul has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, he was the very opposite. He was the great includer.’
9780745980003 £20.00 This fascinating guide to the book that has intrigued and inspired millions of people for thousands of years comprises an authoritative yet accessible commentary on the Bible, book by book and chapter by chapter, alongside over 100 articles by leading scholars around the world on areas of special interest.
9781780780610 £7.99 Conrad Gempf loves St Paul. He thinks he's a genius. And with this book, he shows you why you should think so too. Yes, he admits that Paul was without doubt one of the most difficult people to work with in the history of the world. So he sympathizes with any doubts you may have, but asks that you just let him walk you through three of Paul's letters (really, two letters and a memorandum), in order to hear both sides of these conversations.
9780745968476 £8.99 For all who find the Bible a bit daunting, The Bible from Scratch could be just what’s needed. It offers a lightning sketch of the Bible using easy-to-follow graphics and explains clearly and simply the essential meaning of every Bible book. It provides helpful hints for understanding what each Biblical writer was aiming to get across to his readers. And it introduces all the famous people and events in the Bible story.
9780281075065 £14.99 The Tabloid Bible tells both well-known and obscure Bible stories as the newspapers and websites of the day might have covered them. Now in full colour.
9780007554614 £25.00 In this this pioneering book Karen Sawrey shows you the bible as you never seen it before, using powerful infographics, with data sourced by experts in their fields, to communicate the key biblical themes and narratives. The Info Graphic Bible focuses on the meta narrative, the key points of the major stories and themes, to give the reader insight into the bigger story and help you understand the complex or abstract themes in a relevant way.
By Oakley & Humphreys ISBN: 9780281081318 Price: £10.99 Drawing on a combination of extensive research, individual testimonies, and years of hands-on experience, Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse, and the best ways of countering it. Recovery is possible.
By Sheila Walsh ISBN: 9780801078019 Price: £8.99 When Sheila Walsh discovered "I'm not good enough and I'm good with that," everything started to change. We've all experienced that moment when we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Sheila wants you to face the pain head-on and then start again, from right where you are.
9781786221353 £16.99 Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For nearly two thousand years, this obsession has often turned destructive, inflicting pain, suffering, and guilt on countless people of all persuasions and backgrounds. In Shameless, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation. To make her case, she offers experiences from her own life and stories from her parishoners alongside biblical theology to explore what the church has taught, and the harm those teachings have caused.
9780718074227 £10.99 Because life is filled with problems, God's Word is filled with promises. In Unshakable Hope, Max Lucado unpacks a dozen of the Bible's most significant promises, equipping us to overcome difficult circumstances, experience lasting security, and make wise decisions.
9780857214300 £8.99 We live in a couples culture, where a partner, if not a spouse, is assumed; where the expectation is that unmarried people will be sexually active even if not in a committed relationship. But what about those who because of their faith, or their preferences, choose to remain celibate until they find Mr or Miss Right? Kate Wharton tackles directly and compassionately the questions that this choice throws up.
9781784982652 £4.99 What does the Bible say about same-sex relationships? How should Christians think about this divisive and heartfelt issue? And what of those who are caught in the crossfire: the brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction, but are committed to being faithful to the teaching of scripture and resisting it? In this revised, updated and extended book, the late John Stott lays out the biblical position on same-sex relationships with care, wisdom and compassion.