Key New Titles in April
Muddy Church An introductory guide. Using A Missional Framework: How To Discern A Missional Approach In Different Contexts. What Does Liturgy Have To Do With Doctrine?
Deep-rooted Discipleship: How To Increase Our Dependency Upon God Unforced Rhythms Of Grace: Rest, Recovery And Flourishing In Ministry Post-truth And The False Self: Finding Identity In God Through Centering Prayer
A Fresh Look At Church School Inspection: Examining The 2023 Siams Framework On Truth Decay Middle Leadership In Education: Care, Carefulness And Being ‘caute’ In The Middle
Understanding The Eucharistic Prayer Re-visioning Confirmation For Mission And Discipleship Teaching 2 Peter: Growing In Grace And Knowledge
A beautifully illustrated Children’s book about having faith. Aimed at children of 2-6yrs old
A beautiful book ideal for a gift, Birthdays, Christenings, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Thanksgiving Ceremonies, and any special occasion. A wild, colourful, fun filled adventure through jungles, outer space and across swirling oceans. Then dive right in and also discover that there is nowhere God's love cannot go.
A beautiful illustrated Children’s book about Hope, aimed at children of 4-8yrs old. Have you ever heard of a little town called hope? Join Sadness, Anger, Fear and Joy as they move into this magical town, explore their emotions and discover how Hope can give them power and purpose. So why not pay a visit, and climb that grassy slope, For everyone is welcome, in the little town called Hope.
Once the darling of conservative Catholicism and evangelicalism, the outspoken broadcaster and journalist Michael Coren had what he terms as a profound conversion and began embracing the issues he had previously judged. It cost him his lucrative broadcasting career and made him the target of vitriol, but he found freedom in the radical and progressive nature of the gospel and is today its champion. In The Rebel Christ he explores what Jesus said about the pressing issues of his and our day.
Struggling with God gets right to the heart of a great predicament for many Christians. When it feels as if our struggles are overwhelming - and our capacity for faith and hope and love is diminished - how is it possible to maintain, never mind nourish, our relationship with God? The truth, as this deeply compassionate volume reminds us, is that Jesus came alongside people wrestling with mental health problems. Many familiar conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and more severe ones
In the face of suffering, hard places or death, Goff Hope encourages us to hope in the gospel and the goodness of God. Hope is fundamental for human wellbeing but it is in short supply in our world. We can quickly be robbed of hope by illness, personal tragedy or by the sheer oppressive nature of news headlines. Drawing on his own personal experiences, including the tragedy of losing his daughter and his own battle with cancer, Goff shares how holding on to the Christian hope
From the author of Miles to Go before I Sleep comes I, Julian, the account of a medieval woman who dares to tell her own story, battling grief, plague, the church and societal expectations to do so. Compelled by the powerful visions she had when close to death, Julian finds a way to live a life of freedom – as an anchoress, bricked up in a small room on the side of a church – and to write of what she has seen, to be the first book to be written by a woman in English.
No one asks for restless moments. No one wants to feel irritated, unsettled, or stuck. When pressed into restless seasons in our relationships, work, or faith, we feel the hum: You can't go back, but you can't stay here. But what if restlessness is normal, healthy, and even holy? What if spiritual questions are not problems to be solved but invitations of the soul? And what if spiritual maturity inspires restlessness rather than inoculating us against it?
There are no simple answers to life’s challenges, so how do we integrate our most testing experiences into our faith in a way which strengthens rather than undermines it? When we are at our weakest, when we feel we most need God and yet have no idea how to talk to him, it is the Psalms which leap to our rescue. With the psalmists as our guides, we learn to draw closer to God, to hear his voice in fresh ways, and to identify what it is that troubles us.
Twelve sessions for Messy Churches to do outdoors, created by a Messy Church Goes Wild writer team, enhanced by additions from scientists, and piloted in urban and rural Messy Churches. Session titles: Wild and wilderness!, Wet and wild!, Wild and rocky!, Wild and weedy!, Wild woods!, Wild weather!, Wild on the wing!, Wild and wiggly!, Wild safari!, Wild me!, Wild on the move!, Wild life!
“Am I the only one who sees this—am I just imagining things? Is something wrong with me . . . or could this be abuse?” Maybe you don’t know for sure: all you know is something feels off when you think about a certain relationship or interaction with an institution or organization. You feel alone and confused—but calling it “abuse” feels extreme and unsettling, a label for what happens to other people but not you. Yet you can’t shake the feeling: something’s not right.
Matt Redman’s new album, Lamb of God, exists to remind the Church that there is both beauty and dread in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross through songs that resonate for the young and old. It honors the ancient and modern styles of worship music by connecting the sacredness of lyrics of old to current sensibilities - reflecting on the past and embracing the present. ‘Lamb of God’ invites listeners into a shared experience of salvation that embraces the whole spectrum of beauty and suffering
The lastest offering from Keith & Kristyn Getty - Sing! Christ Our Hope in Life and Death CD was recorded LIVE in Nashville at the Getty Music Worship Conference, 2022. Featuring a host of guest vocalists including Shane & Shane, Sarah McCracken, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Sovereign Grace Music, Blessing Offor and others
Two brothers are still young men, ambitious to make their marks on the world after the Great Plague of 1349, but they are driven apart, and master glazier Amalric is compelled to find a new and revolutionary vision for his craft. Now an old man, Amalric has a final journey to make. He sets out for York Minster to discover if his life’s labour has been in vain. Will Amalric find his pioneering ideas shunned or embraced? Will anyone be found to carry them on? And can the brothers be reconciled?
Andrew Atherstone leaves no stone unturned as he presents this fascinating history of Alpha. With exclusive access to original archives, he recounts the miraculous stories of HTB's early years, the first full account of Nicky Gumbel's conversion, and the strategic decisions that launched Alpha onto the global stage of Christian influence. With sharp historical analysis, he uncovers the story of Christian resurgence in our contemporary age
The Universe Provides follows the same format as Eddie Gilmore’s popular book Looking Ahead with Hope: an anthology of short anecdotal chapters describing his travels around Ireland, the United Kingdom and the world, and the heart-warming stories about the many people he has met. At the heart of all his stories about people are the connections that he sees between us all, the importance of community, and how we support and provide for each other.
In a culture that so easily glorifies romantic love over all others, it can be easy to over look one of the greatest gifts of all: friendship.When Jesus walked the earth, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were some of his closest friends. He loved them just as they were but equally empowered them to become so much more. Here, Amy Boucher Pye unpacks the dynamics of this remarkable friendship, inviting you to be transformed by the same love that shaped their lives.
God Save the King tells the story of our National Anthem and celebrates all things British. Delightful illustrations capture traditions old and new from around the country, including our unrivaled ability to queue! Packed with fun facts and the full text of the National Anthem it makes the perfect souvenir gift.
During the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Christian Church will take centre stage once again, as the established religion in England. But why does the Church have such prominence in state affairs, and should it keep this privileged position in 21st Century, multi-faith Britain? Defenders Of The Faith explores the powerful connection between religion and the British monarchy from its earliest times and into the future when the new Defender of the Faith is crowned.
The 1st book in the Antigone Kingsley series - perfect for girls aged 10+ going through the highs and lows of the teenage yrs”. Whilst Tig is not overtly living an active Christian life, she externally processes to a portrait of Jesus. Filled with: positive role models, healthy self-exploration, fruitful relationships, vulnerability, good humour and a Christian leaning world view. Tig is the imperfect, girl next door who learns to embrace who she is, solve problems and bring sparkle to the world
Reflections from the Church of England Estates Theology Project. The fruit of 2 yrs of 'deep listening' in 5 different estate neighbourhoods across England, it brings together local ministers and academic theologians to attend to the voices of estates residents. In areas and churches that have all too often been labelled 'needy', 'failing' and 'deprived', Finding the Treasure shines a spotlight on an abundance of wisdom and resourcefulness, faith, hope and love that can be found in our estates.
An honest and inspiring personal account of one woman’s journey through breast cancer and how faith in Jesus sustained her throughout. Leanne’s life was comfortable and fulfilled. Her faith was steady, nurtured from childhood. But then she was faced with the diagnosis every woman dreads. Leanne’s battle with breast cancer forced her to face some of her greatest fears and tested her faith in a way she had never experienced before.
Bible in Ten is for everyone who wants to be connected with all that is unexpected, beautiful and astonishing in the Bible. It tells the stories of success and failure, suffering and hope, home and exile, and a love that is stronger than death. Here are 67 short, sharp snapshots covering every corner of a book that people sometimes don’t know quite as well as they think they do. It’s a way into a volume that is often on the shelves but far less frequently taken off them.
Move from a transactional experience with God to a transformational friendship with Him through prayer. How can time with God be a source of peace in a loud and distracting world? In Beholding, spiritual director and poet Strahan Coleman invites readers to discover the joy of being with God, not just working for Him. As they inhabit the art of resting in God's presence, prayer becomes not only a place of seeking, but becoming.
Every church has its disagreements. But why do they so easily turn toxic? Loving disagreement is the problem – Christians have become too relaxed about the way disagreements destroy unity and undermine mission. Loving disagreement is also the solution – because if Christians can learn to love even their neighbour in Christ with whom they disagree, situations of conflict are transformed. Reflecting on his experiences first as a BBC religion correspondent and then as an ordained Anglican