. The Bible teaches us that God the creator put humans on the Earth to take care of it; to show love to all, and to care for the poor and vulnerable. This workbook shows how the Bible is relevant to environmentalism, and how we can all play our part in limiting the negative effects of climate change. Each of the twelve chapters looks at a particular Bible passage, connects it with climate action, poses questions and suggests practical steps that can be taken.
‘Generous orthodoxy’ is a phrase that describes a Christianity both broad and deep, rooted in the historic creeds and embracing different expressions of Christian faith. The Bond of Peace is a ground-breaking, creative and practical exploration of what generous orthodoxy really means, and how expressing it might bring about a sense of unity in the church that is badly needed in our fractured and polarised world.
Claud was just six years old when he first held a gun in his hands. Now, over twenty years later, he is returning to communities just like the one he grew up in, this time holding a Bible. Guns to God is the incredible autobiography of Claud Jackson, a young boy who became a drug dealer and professional criminal before giving his life to God through the Alpha Course and later being called to become a Christian minister.
Church leaders desperately need a better way of teaching people what it means to follow Jesus in a transformative way. In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero combines three decades of wisdom with hard lessons from his own ministry journey. He lays out what is required for church leaders to multiply deeply-changed people who are growing in relationship with God, themselves and others.
Leaders face two temptations 1) common in more culturally conservative churches, is simply to preach faithfully and assume that that alone is adequate Christian leadership; 2) common in more culturally contemporary churches, is to apply secular business wisdom, but uncritically. What if the gift of leadership was a clear outworking of biblical teaching? What if there is in the Bible a consistent pattern of human communities flourishing under the good rule of God's Word.
The latest in the 'Child should know series. Reading these stories will help young ones love stories of the Bible and may help adults fall in love again with God's Word. Previous books: Everything a Child Should Know About God, Everyone a Child Should Know and What Every Child Should Know About Prayer.
A Bible Study book for individuals or groups, which explores how the Bible today can help us better to understand our increasingly multi-cultural world and society, especially in light of those people fleeing war, poverty and oppression. What does the Bible have to say about xenophobia? How can we contribute to the rebuilding of a world of peace in our lives and local communities today? Welcoming the Stranger is part of the all new series, How the Bible can Help us Understand.
This is the remarkable story of Fountain of Life, a Church of England missionary congregation in rural Norfolk. From its pioneering conception thirty years ago to becoming a strategic resource church today, its long-time leader Stephen Mawditt reflects on the key values and spiritual principles that have brought it this far. It’s a story that will encourage you to see the kingdom come in your own life, and to re-dig the wells in your own church and community, whatever the setting.
Have you lost your sense of wonder? We are still yearning for wonder today, but maybe we are just looking for it in the wrong places. Steve Morris invites us to look again at the world and discover the wonder in the everyday. Understand why wonder can be a way of life rather than a fleeting feeling and learn how it has the potential to transform our lives, our churches and our communities.
Although science is almost ubiquitous in the modern world, for many Christians there is a gap between science and their faith. The authors of this book – a biology teacher and a pastor – explore a number of subjects such as creation, evolution, cosmology and pandemics, and show how science and faith can mutually enrich each other and can be incorporated, confidently and healthily, into a Christian worldview.
What happens when everything you thought you knew about your family turns out to be a lie? Joy and Felicity is the story of two very different sisters Now their mother is dying. And there are secrets buried deep in the past. Will the truth finally set them free? As the sisters meet at her bedside to say goodbye, they discover a bond that runs far deeper than either of them ever imagined.
On Retreat with Henri Nouwen provides a retreat experience for both individuals and churches seeking to renew their self-understanding and purpose. It offers connections to contemporary life, points for reflection, prayer pauses for contemplation and prompts for engaging in one's own spiritual quest, whatever shape it may take. The questions Nouwen wrestled with are the same that speak to our own hearts: Who am I? Who is God? How do I know God loves me? Where is God when suffering surrounds me?