Writing from their own experience and that of others share the realities of caring for vulnerable children, explore the theology of adoption and radical hospitality, and explain how the Church id uniquely placed to find a home for every child who needs one. The real-life stories offer a glimpse of both the joys and the challenges that adoption and fostering can offer to all involved.
£10.99 How can we be happily married to one person for the whole of our lives? How do we resolve conflict? How can we discover and rediscover sexual intimacy? Covers topics such as: - Effective communication - Parents and in-laws - Conflict and forgiveness - Sex and expressions of love
The DIY Guide Gary Chapman 12 Tools for Improving Your Home Life. In it, you'll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family's culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages(R). Each chapter teaches you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember.
Rachel Turner £9.99 When spiritual leadership is the day job, how does it affect family dynamics? How do we spiritually parent our children while also needing to lead the church? How do we balance the many hats we wear? How do we live in a goldfish bowl and yet enable our children to flourish? How do we parent for faith without giving in to the pressure to perform for our congregations? Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the issues and builds a set of simple tools and approaches
£9.99 Break free from the deception of misconstrued masculinity and discover the power, love, and self-control it takes to cry like a man. As the founder of one of the country's most esteemed youth organizations, Wilson has decades of experience strengthening the physical, mental, and emotional spirit of boys and men. In this gripping, message-driven memoir, Wilson shares his story of discovering what it means to "be a man" in a world that considers male emotions taboo.
THE SIXTY MINUTE FATHER sets goals to help every father ensure that he doesn't miss out on the greatest opportunity of his life. His advice includes: Put dates in your diary that are important for your children; talk to your baby as if she understands every word; if you have to be away write your children a letter; tell them how you spend your day. This is a book for fathers that every mother will want to read! Also in the series 60 minute marriage.
£7.99 In this book Nathan Blackaby and others explore some of the characteristics of fatherhood and how the Bible shapes and guides men into the journey of fatherhood. He asks questions about how we can be fathers with a strong Christian faith in: Fostering. Adoption. Blended Families. Raising Toddlers. Equipping Teenagers. Talking to Children about Sex. Grandparenting. Limited Access. Rites of Passage. Part of Christian Vision for Men
What happens when two become three? When sleep is a myth? When friends used to see you – but now see your baby? Is your identity lost in motherhood? Does your brain still work?This book helps you make wise decisions over their children. It addresses the challenges of parenthood Anne uses examples from her own struggle, together with biblical insights and other people's experiences, to help you know you are not alone.
£8.99 A Guide to Supporting Sexual Abuse Survivors.What is sexual abuse? How can I help survivors? Who are predators and how do they groom victims? How does trauma affect survivors? What happens when someone doesn't remember the details of their abuse? How does abuse wound the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of people who have been abused? When and how should authorities be contacted? How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse? What are the warning signs of abuse? and more.
LGBTQI people in the church have spent a long time being told what God expects of them and how they should behave. From prohibitions on who they might love or marry, to erasure and denial, the theological record is one in which LGBTQI people are far too often objectified and their lives seen as the property of others. 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.
In Embodied, Sprinkle helps us understand and engage in the conversation about transgender identities, drawing on Scripture, real-life stories and careful research.
If the Church is ever tempted to think that it knows the meaning of grace, it need only look at its reception of queer black bodies and it will see a very different story. Delivering a vital, heartfelt and often painful message that black, queer, Christian lives matter, this book seeks to remind the Church of those who find themselves outside its fellowship yet who directly suffer from the perpetual ecclesial terrorism of the Christian community through its speech and its silence.
A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. Bennett describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.
Living in Love and Faith sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another. It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.
£9.99 Story of Vicky Beeching an evangelical worship leader who came out as gay,lost so much through that decision but gained a whole lot more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace.
£11.99 What was God thinking when He ENGENDERED or created male and female? What does that have to do with gender roles? And is that purpose still relevant today? Patsy Cameneti boldly explores God's thoughts and creative intention for humankind. Stripping away cultural and traditional thinking, she examines raw truths from God's Word about gender, sexuality, marriage, and family that deliver practical insights into your everyday life
Marcus Green. This is a measured, compassionate plea for a more humane argument about sexuality in the church - a model of debate which avoids polarising language and insistent emotion while drawing on deep personal and spiritual resources.
Mandy Ford £9.99 Discussion of gender equality, sexuality and other key issues in modern society, from the Church of England's perspective. Presents the history, biblical readings and forms of reasoning on these issues to get the reader to think about their own ethical viewpoint of God, gender, sex and marriage.
As a young Christian man, Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he'd been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality
What is the future for relationships between men and women? What will singleness and marriage look like? Relatable hopes to provide answers and start conversations. Exploring science, sociology, history, theology, and the many, many messages circulating in society and church culture about men, women and relationships
£9.99 A book written to help predominantly men who are believers but who struggle with sexual impurity. However Coming Out Gold is primarily about us, realizing the eternal and significant value we have in God. It is also a message to churches and leaders across the world to better equip themselves with mercy, grace encouragement and restoration for the endless stream of emotionally hurting people that have become bound by this epidemic
£6.99 Jeffrey John Drawing on many years' personal and pastoral experience, Jeffrey John explores the meaning and context of the mentions of homosexuality in the Bible and also considers the moral arguments, before offering guidance to same-sex couples on forming a lasting, covenanted, monogamous relationship.
A resource to help people understand and/or welcome transgender people into their congregations. The book has the following aims: to provide a theological and biblical framework by which ministers and congregations can begin to appreciate transgender people's perspectives; to provide a series of insights that inform the pastoral care of transgender people, their families and friends; to provide resources in the form of liturgies and Bible studies exploring the needs of gender variant people.
of same sex relationships Karen Keen £13.99 Keen derives from Scripture itself a principled and consistent way of applying biblical teaching to this difficult topic. She helpfully casts biblical insights in the context of how the church has responded to gays and lesbians throughout history. Her even-handed re-evaluation will appeal to both traditionalist and progressive church leaders and parishioners, students of ethics and biblical studies, and gay and lesbian people
£12.99 Does the Bible really condemn same-sex relationships? In his compassionate, cogent book, David Runcorn outlines how someone can support same-sex relationships on the basis of the Bible, not in spite of it. Runcorn’s insightful and moving reflections show how speaking in gospel friendship will help to dispel anxiety and division.Covering sexual abstinence and celibacy, sexuality and the sacred, he leads us to one powerful conclusion: love means love.
£14.99 We live in a world that prizes gratification of desire. But what if this pressure to satisfy our wants instead makes us settle for lesser imitations? What if the problem with desire is not that we want what we can’t have, but that we don’t want it enough? What if desire itself - the gap between wanting and having - is the key to living well? Jessica Martin considers what a distinctive holiness might look like within the distorting pressures of our highly sexualized modern culture.
Ruth Hunt A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you're wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.' Clare Balding Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin? The book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles from some of our most important thinkers, writers and activists
£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.