The book carries stories and work based parables and revisits key principles from the early church /Ekklesia where God’s kingdom came to the marketplace, the workplace and local communities. His Kingdom, My Business inspires us to expect more. To see situations and colleagues with Jesus eyes, and experience His blessings. God is sending His people out to bless our workplaces, schools, communities and cities. Every Christian in the workplace has a key role to play.
From the first moment that he proclaims the Kingdom of God, Jesus appeals to our imagination. He makes that appeal through the parables of the kingdom, the paradoxes of the gospel, the enigmatic and beautiful signs he gave in his miracles and in those moments when the heavens open and the ordinary is transfigured, seen in an utterly new light. In this book Guite revisits and expands on the insights he gave in his Laing Lectures at Regent College.
Messy Church Goes Wild is the movement within Messy Church which aims to encourage Messy Churches to meet God outdoors, love the natural world, experience a sense of awe and wonder there and be more eco-aware in all we do, both inside and out, as gathered and dispersed church, for the good of the planet.
In Grief Notes Tony Horsfall charts the first year of his grief journey since the death of his wife from cancer. Month by month he tells the unfolding story of walking with and through loss, weaving this together with biblical teaching on grief and insights gained from grief counselling. With a poignant mix of honesty and humour, Tony shares the challenges of rebuilding his life and reflects on how he has seen God meet his needs as he wrestled with grieving in a time of lockdown and pandemic.
Do you want to raise anti-racist children? Do you long to learn but are too scared of saying or doing the wrong thing? But before we start talking to our children, we must start chatting honestly with one another. With warmth and approachability, the authors provide a history of race and explore white privilege, unconscious bias and systematic racism. They offer practical tips, ideas and activities to help you to educate, empower and raise anti-racist children today.
Having been thrust into crisis and confusion, the Church is entering a season of change. Together, we need to restore, renew and rebuild. Nehemiah shows us how. We need to restore our hearts, asking God to break our hearts for what breaks his. We need to renew our focus, allowing God to give us vision for the full ministry of Jesus. And we need to rebuild our world, looking out to the community around us through six insightful Bible studies.
The Church is entering a season of change. Together, we need to restore, renew and rebuild to create a more hopeful, faith-filled future – and the book of Nehemiah shows us how. With contributions from Debra Green and Paul Weston, Cris Rogers explores how we can learn from Nehemiah’s story and restore our hearts, our focus and our world so that the Church can thrive as we join in with God’s heart for restoring all things.
In Navigating a World of Grace, Graham Tomlin offers his own invigorating vision of a generous orthodoxy that is rooted in the creeds’ description of a God who is, by nature, the essence of generous grace. Looking at the history of the church, he explores how orthodoxy can enrich and enhance our perception of the world. Rather than restricting us, it liberates us to be generous in our expressions of faith.
Packed full of surprising insights and helpful advice, Invisible Divides will change the way you see church life. Essential reading for anyone concerned with the class divide within the church, it will challenge you to look at the ways in which we inadvertently exclude, alienate and offend people who aren’t like us, and equip you to start working towards making church a more open, inclusive space for everyone.
British Evangelical Theologians of the Twentieth Century is a thorough introduction to twelve of the keenest and most influential minds in British evangelical thought. It will leave you with an appreciation of each man’s contribution to English-speaking evangelicalism, as well as helping you to engage critically with their theology and understand how their work is relevant to the development and discussion of British evangelical theology today.
How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional. By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, SACRED REST gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary.
In his work on three continents, Floyd McClung met many people who suffer from emotional scars and fears. Over and over again, the discovery of God as Father—perfectly reliable, unlike any human parent—has brought freedom and healing. A classic introduction to God’s love, written for those in need and for those who wish to share that love with others.
When God-in-the-flesh showed up twenty centuries ago in Palestine, the religious PhDs rejected him and the prostitutes and social outcasts flocked to him. Why? Because the open welcome of divine grace that Jesus offers, open to anyone who would simply leave their moral resume at home, is not predictable. It is not safe. It is subversive... In this book, Dane Ortlund reflects on this subversive grace as it uniquely emerges in each of the four Gospel accounts.
From the Heart brings together a rich selection of articles by Rob Parsons, mostly written for his monthly column in Premier Christianity magazine where he shared his thoughts about some of the things that matter to him most. As far as possible, they have been kept exactly as they were when he wrote them.
The resurrection of Jesus is at the heart of the Christian faith, bringing God's power - which will some day heal and renew the world - into our lives now. That power is here only partially, but substantially; and this gives Christians a realistic, but irrepressible, hope. It is a hope for change in our lives and in our society; a hope that changes Christians in every way, shaping every aspect of our lives.