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How well do you and your friends or family know the people, the places, and the events in the Bible? These 1,000 questions are a fun way to find out what you know and discover additional information about who, what, where and when in the Bible. 10 sections with 10 quizzes each with 10 questions can be dipped into or used to organise a fun quiz for families, students, or children's church groups. A companion quiz book to the Candle reference series for ages 7+ years
Timeless, powerful Bible stories from the Old and New Testament are faithfully retold in this Children's Bible from the Friends and Heroes collection. Bible stories are full of truths about God's relationship with people, and how lives are changed by showing courage, faith, and hope as they trust and are guided by God. Discover the great stories of faithful followers such as Abraham, Moses, David, Daniel and Esther, and the prophets Elijah and Elisha, the life and teachings of Jesus, and more
Share God's love and the beauty and power of Bible verses with little ones. This heartwarming picture book introduces young children to the reassuring messages found in Bible verses. Each of the three Bible verses are woven into a lyrical narrative with key repetitive phrases and applied to young children's daily lives. The Bible verses are based on: You are a Child of God Memory verse: "See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!"
The world is in crisis. In the wake of a global pandemic, the climate emergency is already wreaking havoc. We are hampered by division between and within nations. The delusional pursuit of self-interest renders a concerted response difficult. That is why the clarion call to "live for love" now resounds with increasing urgency. Confident in God's eternal love, we are set free from self-promotion to live the lives we are being given.
Why care for the weak and vulnerable if survival is all that matters? Why are people so concerned with fashions and the labels on clothes? Isn't religion just a matter of being conditioned by your parents? How do we explain the Big Bang? What is love? Philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy has collected 54 of the best questions about life asked by his young daughters Petra and Thora, attempted to answer them himself and gathered additional answers from leading figures in a variety of fields
Transform your prayer life with 365 days of inspiration and guidance. Struggling with your prayer life? Your daily devotions stuck in a bit of rut? Or are you simply looking for new ways in which to deepen your relationship with God? Either way, this is the resource for you: a book covering every day of the year, including extra material for Christian seasons not automatically covered. Here you will find material on a host of themes that speaks both to you and for you
With verses from the Bible as the starting point, Gaynor Cobb reflects on the worldwide message of love and friendship sent by Jesus Christ through his disciples. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 16 for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, this collection of Bible verses, powerful prayers and carefully curated reflections aims to motivate the reader to consider new ways to support individuals and communities as we strive for friendship and peace.
We are created in God's image and have the potential to live a full and joyful life. So, as we head into adulthood, why does it all feel so overwhelming? We doubt our abilities, question our beliefs, worry about our image, and fear making mistakes. No one understands us and the world becomes a lonely, confusing labyrinth. Spoken through voices of love, wisdom, and encouragement, this book guides us through the pitfalls of the teen years and shares stories of young people
This Lenten course calls us to join Mark in his account of Jesus' journey from his baptism in the start of his mission in Galilee, and to reflect on our own journeys of faith. Drawing upon Jesus' experience in his journey, we are invited to consider questions of what affirms us, who we are, the demons that afflict us and the angels that support us, and finally, our understanding of the gospel we share by word and action.
A Lent activity book for the whole family Includes 40 days of reflective, fun & accessible prayer activities You'll find ways to connect with God and as a family With 40 stand-alone sections, one for each day of Lent, this book provides an opportunity to think and reflect and to take time to receive from God, noticing the blessings and the beauty in the ordinary things around us. There are plenty of ideas for positive practical actions, creative activities and ways to connect with God
Forty Days of Praying and Pondering Through Lent... In these reflections for Lent, Barbara Glasson leads us through forty days focusing on the theme of water: its power, potential, terror and gentleness, providing a deep well of daily prayer and meditation. Covering issues both domestic and international, Barbara seeks to centre our Lenten reflections on the water that both gives us life and which challenges us to live for justice.
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death — the Gettys’ first major collection of new hymns released in seven years. Showcasing ten new songs centered around the focus track “Rejoice” with Rend Collective, this album is a joy-filled celebration of the eternal hope and confidence we find in Christ.
This is the inspirational story of Amelia Jacob, one of the UK’s first female priests – and the very first from Pakistan. The Priest from Pakistan is refreshingly candid about the challenges of family life, the immigrant experience and ministering as a woman in a man’s world. For anyone considering how they might serve the Lord, Amelia’s story is encouragement that there are no limits with God!
Maranatha! Music presents the newest addition to its successful series - Top 25 Praise Songs: Way Maker. The latest release in this signature brand features the most popular praise and worship songs sung in the church today. These are the top songs recorded in arrangements and keys that are easy to sing! 2 CD set.
The most devastating experience of God's people in the Old Testament was the exile. But rather than destroying them, it resulted in them emerging from it with a fresh understanding of God and committed to new ways of worshipping him. For many churches and individual Christians, the Covid pandemic has also been a form of exile. How far have we emerged with fresh understanding of our faith, new ways of being and doing church, a reinvigorated commitment to the mission task?
Dr. Sharon Dirckx blends argument, science and first-person narrative in this unique book, weaving answers to real questions with compassion and empathy, while also acknowledging the element of mystery we will always live with while on earth.
This collection of prayers by noted Hebrew Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann can be used in both public worship and private devotion. These prayers run the gamut from particular days in the church year to special moments in the lives of worshiping communities to events playing out on the world stage. In all cases, the prayers spur us toward acts of justice and peacemaking and call on God to heal and restore God’s hurting and broken people.
There is no better season to renew one’s relationship with God than Easter, the most joyful days of the church’s year. Rejoice with these inspiring reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just a few minutes each day, the insightful meditations of Rejoice and Be Glad can help you embrace, live, and share the good news of the great paschal mystery.
Prayerfully journey through Lent with fresh and meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just a few minutes each day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance.
This landmark volume from an influential group of Anglican theologians and practitioners explores a phenomenon that is bubbling up in today's church: the renewal of vowed religious life in both traditional and emerging forms. Justin Welby describes this movement as essential to the renewal of the entire church, and Rowan Williams argues that it is vital for the health of the nation. The Vowed Life asks why such a movement is taking place now and considers its prophetic dimensions and the gifts
Young people are often called the next generation, implying that they can be leaders tomorrow, but as someone who works with young people, Andy Monks believes they are the now generation which can lead and have influence today