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ISBN: 9781788155366 Price: £9.99 In this edition of the Times of Refreshing series, Ruth Gregg guides us through the winter months with a daily devotional. Journey with Ruth as she shares scripture and personal revelations that will deepen your quiet time with the Lord. From December to February, each day Ruth offers a fresh and insightful look at Bible passages, asks challenging questions and offers thought-provoking reflections.
ISBN: 9781788156905 Price: £7.99 Join Anna Jensen and her family as they travel to seek out and experience the odd and unexpected of God’s creation. Often taking the less beaten paths, they encounter an elephant raised by a herd of buffalo, a community of birds in nests two meters high, a coffee tree growing where it should not exist, and much more. In each place, Anna senses the still, small voice of God, revealing aspects of his glory and character which challenge and equip us.
By Sheila Jacobs ISBN: 9780232534108 Price: £6.99 Following her successful Advent course To Live Again, based on It’s a Wonderful Life, Sheila Jacobs has written a brand new course to be studied by individuals or groups as a companion to the 1951 classic movie A Christmas Carol (titled Scrooge in the UK), starring Alastair Sim.
By Adrian Chatfield & Nigel Rooms ISBN: 9781786221568 Price: £18.99 Spiritual direction is a burgeoning ministry in today's church where the emphasis is on joining in with what God is already doing in the world - an approach that presupposes spiritual discernment. This guide explores spiritual direction from biblical and theological perspectives and aims both to inform teaching and equip practitioners with greater reflective skills.
Edited by Steven Croft ISBN: 9781786221681 Price: £14.99 Beginning in New Testament times, there is a time-honoured tradition of forming new Christians in the essentials of faith: catechesis. This volume aims to uncover the riches of this tradition for all who teach and preach the faith today, and well as animate it: St Augustine wrote that joy should be the prime characteristic of those who teach the faith.
ISBN: 9781945529283 Price £7.99 Forty days of devotionals written by women who want to discover how to live a life that impacts those around them. Can be used by individuals or in small-group studies. Whatever your gifts, passions, or stage of life, you can make a mark on people around you. Don’t wait for what will be. Instead, begin now. God wants to use you in your everyday life to bless others.
ISBN: 0602577863448 Price: £9.99 SOZO Playlists: Top Christian Hits features a collection of all the best songs of the year from today’s top artists. With over 2 million fans across streaming services, SOZO Playlists is a trusted brand and market-leader specializing in expertly curated playlist collections safe for the whole family.
By Glynnis Whitwer ISBN: 9780800736026 Price: £4.99 Ever just wish the world would stop for a day so you could catch up? No matter how much we accomplish in a day, we nearly always feel a little guilt over what we didn't do. It's time to take back your schedule! Ready to tame that to-do list? This book shows you how.
ISBN: 9780281082148 Price: £9.99 Communication lies at the heart of every healthy community; the church is no exception. This colourful, engaging and practical book will help leaders and members alike be more mindful of how they ‘communicate church’ both inside and outside of it within our dynamic and ever-changing digital culture.
ISBN: 9780281079179 Price: £12.99 This book celebrates the tradition of English Anglican ordained pastoral ministry; it also affirms the value of vicars’ ministry and way of life, and the great gift they have for relating to our communities and churches. The ‘vicar’ (parish priest, pastor, minister) still leads people – those who ‘come to church’ and those who don’t – in prayer and praise, cares for them in their sufferings and rejoices with them in their joys.
ISBN: 9781848679993 Price: £7.99 Wild Worship is for families and churches that want to use creative ways to connect with God outdoors. Part of our Wild Worship series that includes the bestselling Wild Advent and Wild Lent, this book is perfect for families that have children in forest schools or groups that just love getting closer to nature while doing life together.
By Burley, Milson & Styles ISBN: 9781527103832 Price: £4.99 With the Bible at the centre of every service, Nathan Burley, Julian Milson and Nigel Style give helpful foundations and suggestions for how to include everyone in the church family in the message, before going through a large number of worked examples.
ISBN: 9781845503604 Price: £7.99 This study of Psalm 119 is the first in a series that studies the culture of preaching and teaching, and highlights the place of joy in God’s word as the centre of our experience of faith. Editors David Jackman and Robin Sydserff hope that this book will stimulate Bible delight in teachers and hearers of God’s Word.
ISBN: 9781786221650 Price: £16.99 Attentiveness - to scripture, to God's people, to time and place and, most importantly, to God - lies at the heart of preaching, both for those who speak and for those who listen. The sermon can gather all present into an encounter with the divine and an experience of God's grace that can transform lives. But preaching happens in a world overloaded with information, and where attention is constantly under pressure.
ISBN: 9781789590326 Price: £12.99 The book will help those who engage in ministry to understand what is pastoral care; what are the key features and qualities of those who provide it; and how those who offer it can remain resilient. The book tackles some of the taboo subjects around death and dying and shows listening to those we encounter as well as reflection on Jesus' own death and dying can enable good pastoral care to take place.
ISBN: 0792755620021 Price: £9.99 Traditional hymns featuring piano & violin. A multi-talented keyboard pianist and composer, Phillip Keveren is featured on artist releases such as Steve Green, Travis Cottrell, Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
By Eugene H. Peterson ISBN: 9780830846627 Price: £14.99 We all long to live life at its best—to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence—to run with the horses instead of shuffling along with the crowd?
In the Same Direction By Eugene H. Peterson ISBN: 9780830846610 Price: £14.99 Since Eugene Peterson first wrote this spiritual formation classic nearly 40 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. As a society, we are still obsessed with the immediate; new technologies have only intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same-a long obedience in the same direction.
By Andrew Hartropp ISBN: 9781783597642 Price: £12.99 Christ’s radical call to his followers includes the call to let him drive our economic and business life. This means letting God’s justice rule all our economic relationships: treating people rightly; a constant seeking of justice for, especially, the poor and needy; working so that all participate in God’s blessings, including material blessings.
A Practical Theology of Disability By Hathaway and Kishekwa ISBN: 9781783686131 Price: £10.99 Without a basic understanding of common disabilities, how can churches equip those with a disability and encourage greater inclusion in church and community life? This comprehensive guide to disability and the church will give theology students, pastors and church leaders the introduction they need to effectively minister in their churches and communities.
ISBN: 9781783686209 Price: £9.99 It pleases the Father, Son and Spirit that the Son, Jesus Christ, be the centre of our worship, have the name above all names, and be first above all things. Everyone has a relationship with him – whether bearing his image but being estranged from him or knowing Christ as Lord and Saviour. In this book, John Stott draws our attention to how the New Testament speaks of Jesus Christ.
ISBN: 9781781919644 Price: £6.99 Sometimes when we most need to read and pray, for example when illness strikes, and energy is low and concentration is a struggle, we feel least able to do so. David Short compiled this little book of brief morning and evening meditations for times like these. When we are facing an uncertain future, pain, or depression, and can’t find peace, Christ is our Rock and God our Comfort, guarding our hearts and minds.
By Ally Barrett ISBN: 9781786221711 Price: £14.99 The all-age talk is a task guaranteed to give preachers sleepless nights! Very few people feel they have a gift for it, and most lack confidence. This reflective and practical guide addresses these concerns, and aims to build a sure theological understanding, develop skills and grow confidence.
ISBN: 9780715209776 Price: £16.99 As the Church of Scotland approaches its sixth year as a partner in Fresh Expressions, Seeing Afresh tells the story of eight very different church communities that have emerged in that time and asks what can be learned from them and how their examples can inspire other churches to engage more imaginatively in mission.
ISBN: 9781529318630 Price: £12.99 Beards have had cultural and religious significance for thousands of years. A fascinating story is to be told of the religious significance of beards from the ancient civilisations to today.
on the Single-Parent Journey By Kat Seney-Williams ISBN: 9780745980584 Price: £9.99 This is a book that comes alongside the reader as a travel guide and walks through the journey via a step-by-step approach. Walking the Single Parent Journey offers the reader a chance for self-discovery, of coming to terms with the pains and effects of the past in order to boldly face the challenges that lie ahead.
ISBN: 9781683701811 Price: £9.99 When Catherine Marshall's husband, Peter, died unexpectedly, the sudden loss was overwhelming. Overnight, she became a single mother and young widow of a nationally beloved preacher. Catherine recalls how she clung tightly to a loving God while grappling with grief and loneliness. Thrust into an unfamiliar world of financial concerns, job hunting, and single parenting, she held fast to her tenacious faith.
ISBN: 9780857219442 Price: £9.99 You are out of your minds!" That was the reaction of many when they heard. Klaus and Martina John were planning to build a modern hospital for the Peruvian Indios - without any capital, income, or loans. But the resulting story of Diospi Suyana has become a thriller full of miracles and examples of divine providence.
By Richard Rohr ISBN: 9780281083213 Price: £9.99 What do we do with the Bible? Does this ancient, sometimes violent and contradictory text have anything to teach us today? Selective use of Scripture – by preachers and politicians alike – has been employed to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia . . . the list goes on. Still, we believe the Bible has something important to say. How can we read it in a contemplative and intelligent way?
Twenty Lives that Illuminate the Christian Way. ISBN: 9780281082957 Price: £12.99 Starting in the first century with St Paul and ending in the twentieth with St Oscar Romero, Rowan Williams invites you to reflect with him on the lives and legacies of twenty great Christians – saints, martyrs, poets, theologians and social reformers.
ISBN: 9780281080342 Price: £10.99 Zhejiang, a prosperous province in east China, is home to the highest percentage of Christians in China. Paul Hattaway describes how God established His kingdom there, using a one-legged Scotsman to bring the gospel to the large city of Wenzhou, which today contains so many churches it has earned the nickname 'the Jerusalem of China'.
ISBN: 9781910674574 Price: £16.99 Sarah stands on the brink, arms open wide as if to let the wind carry her away. She’s come to the high cliffs to be alone, to face the truth about her life, to work out what to do. And someone else is seeking answers up here where the seabirds soar – a man known only as the Keeper, living in an old lighthouse right on the cusp of a four-hundred-foot drop. He is all too aware that sometimes love takes you to the edge...
ISBN: 9781414386881 Price: £11.99 When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes.
By McDowell & Wallace ISBN: 9781434712288 Price: £9.99 In So the Next Generation Will Know, McDowell and Wallace provide strategies and practical tactics from their own personal experiences to help parents, youth leaders, and Christian teachers train the next generation with the truth of the Christian worldview.
By Robert Morris ISBN: 9781945529542 Price: £7.99 The Holy Spirit can be misinterpreted as confusing, controversial, and weird. People often see the Holy Spirit as an “it” and don’t believe Him to be a person who can be understood and welcomed. The Holy Spirit wants to have a relationship with you. He has committed Himself to be your teacher, comforter, and guide.
ISBN: 9781788930710 Price: £9.99 Raw, honest and personal thoughts to comfort you on the journey through grief. Grief can often feel like a gnawing homesickness for a place where you used to live, but can never return to. Richard Littledale has written a series of short, candid thoughts and reflections from his own experience of widowhood that will resonate and bring comfort and understanding to anyone experiencing bereavement.
ISBN: 9780830780655 Price: £9.99 In Equal, Katia Adams argues that the Church has, too often, misrepresented the heart of Jesus to release and empower both women and men. With sensitivity to both sides of the argument, Katia draws on the wisdom of Scripture, theology and the Holy Spirit.
ISBN: 0738597263224 Price: £9.99 Top 15 Gospel Praise Songs – Oh Give Thanks boasts 15 of the most popular gospel praise songs being sung in churches across the country this year, produced with Gospel music stylings by two-time Stellar Award-winning artist and producer Phillip Carter.
By Christopher J. H. Wright ISBN: 9780830852253 Price: £9.99 Some people find the Old Testament to be confusing, out of date, and essentially replaced by the New Testament. They are missing out. The Old Testament offers us a grand narrative that reveals God's work, God's purposes, and God's wisdom. Wright fits the pieces together and shows us the coherent whole. Using seven key sentences drawn straight from the Old Testament, he connects the dots and points us toward Jesus.
By Hudson & Campbell ISBN: 9780764232862 Price: £9.99 Most of us are familiar with the exciting adventures of David and Goliath, Noah, or Daniel in the lions' den, but we don't always understand how they fit together. We lack context, and so we sometimes miss the point. The Most Important Stories of the Bible will give you a working knowledge of the key events in Scripture and how they flow into one big story. The book's 75 stories are compact, easy to read, and enjoyable.
ISBN: 9780310353997 Price: £11.99 Kim Walker Smith's passionate performance of "How He Loves" helped transform Jesus Culture into a global worship movement. Brave Surrender is the story of how Kim journeyed from a place of shame and fear to stages around the world where she boldly proclaims the unconditional love of God. Through her own story, Kim inspires us to experience true freedom and healing with Jesus.
By John Van Sloten ISBN: 9781473670679 Price: £9.99 A farmer, a nurse and an astronaut walk into a church... They each bring with them their own exhaustions and exasperations, their own uncertainty about whether and how their work matters to God. Good news: all work matters to God, because all work reflects some aspect of the character of God. God created the world so that it runs best when it mirrors him, and we ourselves find the most fulfilment when we recognize God behind our labour.
By Robert Morris ISBN: 9780997429848 Price: £6.99 Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? In this series based on Pastor Robert Morris's bestselling book, The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living, you'll be encouraged and challenged to change the way you think about generosity and living a full, blessed life.
ISBN: 9781945529726 Price: £8.99 Jesus listens to ordinary people. He’s waiting for you. Connecting with Jesus may feel intimidating. You think you don’t know enough to talk face-to face with Him? Jesus wants to talk directly with YOU. Right now. Wherever you are. The red-letter words in the book of John are an invitation to start the conversation. Be open and trust Jesus with the real you.
ISBN: 0000768726228 Price: £9.99 Soul Survivor has been the training ground for several significant worship leaders including Matt Redman, Tim Hughes & Beth Croft. The latest of these is Tom Smith, who was featured on last year's Soul Survivor live album ‘Standing On The Edge’ and previous album ‘The Promise’. This summer sees the release of Tom's first full album for Integrity Music 'Everyday'.
By Carol Berry ISBN: 9780830846511 Price: £16.99 At the request of Henri Nouwen's literary estate, she has written this book, which includes unpublished material recorded from Nouwen's lectures. As an art educator, Berry is uniquely situated to develop Nouwen's work on van Gogh and to add her own research. She fills in background on the much misunderstood spiritual context of van Gogh's work, and reinterprets van Gogh's art (presented here in full color) in light of Nouwen's lectures.
...You Would Read By Christopher Ash ISBN: 9781784983635 Price: £5.99 Former seasoned pastor, Christopher Ash, urges church members to think about pastors not just in terms of what they do – how they lead and pray and preach and teach and so on – but what about who they are. He encourages us to remember that pastors are people and to pray for them as they serve us.