CBBC star Gemma Hunt's 1st children’s book a mixed-race retelling of the stories of Jesus. A GoodFriend, stars a mixed-race family & aims to give Jesus a face which isn’t the “stereotypical, blonde-haired and blue-eyed Jesus so many of us grew up with”.
101 Great Big Questions about God & Science £9.99 Action Bible Heroes & Villains £11.99 A Child's First Bedtime Prayers £10.99
We may be aware that theology is the study of the nature of God and of religious belief. But why should that matter to us? What’s the point of theology? In this wonderfully accessible book, renowned Christian theologian Alister McGrath explores just why theology is so important and what it can bring to our lives. Drawing on insights from his own experience of coming to Christianity from atheism, this exhilarating and enlightening volume reveals how theology offers a gateway to discovery.
Hope Virgo opens up about her own journey with mental health and illness. With powerful honesty, she relates her experiences from being sexually abused in her youth group when she was just 13 and admitted to a mental health hospital with a failing heart at 17, to feeling like she was ready to end it all at 28 – when a new hope found her after a stranger told her about Jesus. Raw and relatable, this is more than a memoir, as Hope draws on her own story to offer advice and guidance.
Provides church leaders and Christian thinkers with the theological framework and pastoral strategies needed to build churches where everyone can hear the Spirit’s voice for themselves. After experiencing the transforming power of hearing God’s voice in her own life, Revd Dr Tania Harris set out to unlock the questions Christians have debated for centuries: How does God speak? How do you know it’s God? and What difference does it make to the church?
Welby writes about Reconciliation as seeking to disagree well. It relates to both religious and secular communities, from the household to the international. Conflict is widespread. With the after-effects of Covid, changes in science and technology, inequality, and increasingly polarized political and social strife, moves towards reconciliation are more necessary than ever.
With fascinating personal stories, Cahusac explores the different ways we can encounter God’s voice, and encourages the reader to be open to God speaking in any situation – whether that’s in the supermarket checkout queuing to buy bread, or at a football match, or driving around a roundabout that you’ve driven around countless times before.
The Christian faith is not only about belief and practices, it is also about the kind of people that we become. Yet some of the biggest barriers to our transformation come from our toxic self-narratives. These narratives shape the way we see ourselves and the way we interact in the world. God designed us with a deep longing in our souls to be wanted, loved, alive, and connected to God. Healing our souls requires revelation as well as knowing what God thinks about us.
First 30 Days of Walking with Jesus is exactly what it sounds like - a simple and accessible guide that offers 30 days of Bible readings and devotions, along with practical advice, motivation, and additional guides, for anyone starting or restarting their Christian walk. Featuring Bible verses for many of life’s questions, it will guide you through various Christian living from worship and loving your neighbour to fear and vulnerability.
In a season of loss and change, Wren Crawford and her great-aunt, Katherine Rhodes, share the journey as companions in sorrow and hope. As Katherine prepares to retire as the director of the New Hope Retreat Center, she faces both personal and professional challenges--especially after the arrival of the board's candidate to replace her. Not only must she confront more unresolved grief from her past, but she's invited to embrace painful and unsettling insights about her own blind spots.
Autism affects not only the autistic person, but also everyone with whom they come into contact. Families can face a long and often bewildering journey from the moment they notice the first possible signs of autism. As the father of an autistic child himself, Cavan Wood combines real-life stories with clear information to help parents better understand autism and support their child through diagnosis and the social contexts they will encounter through life.
100 Bible Films is the indispensable guide to this wide and varied output, providing an authoritative but accessible history of biblical adaptations through one hundred of the most interesting and significant biblical films. Richly illustrated with film stills, this book depicts how such films have undertaken a complex negotiation between art, commerce, entertainment and religion.
In this innovative and accessible book, Bible college lecturer and experienced pastor Alan Wilson explores nine striking leadership lessons from Moses’ remarkable life. Whether you are just entering into leadership and wondering where it may take you, or are well travelled and wondering how to finish well, The Crucible of Leadership’s foundational insights and vital questions will mature your relationship with God and give you wisdom for the journey ahead.
LGBTQI people in the church have spent a long time being told what God expects of them and how they should behave. This book seeks to find a better way to do theology – not about, but with and of LGBTQI people – taking insights from the sciences and personal narratives as it seeks to answer the question: ‘What does human flourishing look like?’
With an ecospiritual lens on biblical narratives and a fresh look at a community larger than our own species, Church of the Wild uncovers the wild roots of faith and helps us deepen our commitment to a suffering earth by falling in love with it--and calling it church. Through mystical encounters with wild deer, whispers from a scrubby oak tree, wordless conversation with a cougar, and more, Loorz helps us connect to a love that literally holds the world together.
In this 5 session course Dr Grey explores how each of us is called to discover that God is completely inclusive. He does not apportion his welcome or love according to our prejudices or preferences. God Has No Favourites, because God favours everyone. Every single human being, whatever age, sex, class, race or religion is in God's image. Jesus has identified himself personally with each one of us, God's love and the power of the Holy Spirit is for everyone, no caveats.
Church Representation Rules is a vital tool for all those involved in parochial, diocesan and national Church governance. This 2022 edition incorporates the contents of the four Amendment Resolutions (2019-2022) passed since the 2020 edition was published. The Rules aim to simplify local church governance and enable parishes to adapt the rules to best serve ministry and mission in their contexts.
In The Life We're Looking For, bestselling author and cultural critic Andy Crouch reveals how we traded lives of rich relationship for a world of impersonal power - and how each of us can fight back. From the generosity of early Christians to the efforts of entrepreneurs working to create more humane technology, Crouch shows how we can restore true community and put people first in a world dominated by money, power and devices.
The Monastic Heart carries the weight and wisdom of the Benedictine spiritual tradition into the twenty-first century. Sister Joan draws deeply from Saint Benedict, a young man who sought moral integrity in the face of an empire in the sixth century, not by conquering or overpowering the empire, but by simply living an ordinary life extraordinarily well. This same monastic mindset can help us grow in wisdom, equanimity and strength of soul as we seek restoration and renewal.
How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers is packed full of real life stories, teaching, fun facts, activities and inspiration to get creative and confident in prayer. With insights and ideas from CBBC presenter and author Gemma Hunt, children's workers and children from around the country, this is the go-to guide for prayer for a new generation.
In Priesthood for all Believers, Fr Simon Cuff argues that a radical focus on the particularity of vocation and intentionality of living out vocation are central tools in the Church's tool box to stop clericalism in its tracks. Some attempts to be less clericalist by doing away with certain forms of ministry can, he suggests, encourage clericalism. One of the best ways to overcome clericalism is a more intentional focus on particular ministries and the particular ministry of the ordained.
he ESV Psalms Photography Edition seeks to capture the beauty of this beloved book of the Bible by featuring the text of each psalm alongside captivating original photography of the landscape in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
So many of us struggle to create space in our daily routines for time with God. In Quiet, Naomi Vacaro offers hope and a unique solution for creating (and maintaining) a quiet-time habit.
Chris Lane shares his reflections on how God meets with us in desert and wilderness experiences, using personal stories and biblical narratives to bring a message of hope.
Next Steps to Following Jesus is a flexible and engaging resource that helps children and families at all stages of faith to walk through the Bible and explore the life of Jesus together.. As well as reading about the extraordinary life of Jesus, you can enjoy adventures along four different pathways that bring the life of Jesus into the life of your family. You can choose one pathway or try them all. • The THINK, FEEL, GET ACTIVE, CREATE pathway
What will heaven be like? Answering this question for kids can be challenging, especially as it’s hard to get past the myths. This beautifully illustrated, biblically faithful storybook by Joni Eareckson Tada excites children with this truth—that when Jesus comes back to this world, he will bring heaven with him! There will be a new creation where we’ll have new hearts and a new body, living in a new city. And best of all, we’ll be with Jesus, forever! It will be better than we can ever imagine
@hillsongunited is committed to creating a musical expression that speaks to the timeless message of the work of Christ, awakening us to the truth of who He is. It was birthed in the heart of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Australia. New in to us their latest offering.