Key New Titles In February 2020
Kate Thompson 9780862096366 £29.99 Here is an all-embracing, child-centred liturgical programme which faithfully follows the Lectionary. The inspirational teaching ideas are the result of Katie Thompson’s long experience within her own parish, during which the material was tested and refined. Photocopiable worksheets accompany the liturgy and there are 165 in total.
PABLO MARTINEZ, 9781999662134 £4.99 A critical book for anyone in ministry who wants to run the race well, and keep running to the end. Martinez is a psychiatrist who has helped many people in ministry. Questions included for personal reflection or for group discussion. “This book is a gem. It could be a lifesaver for someone in Christian ministry. I trust it will bring a welcome restoration for any who have lost their joy in the heat of the battle, or simply become worn down.”
A Global Commentary 9780334058878 £9.99 Designed as the official commentary resource for the Lambeth 2020 Conference, and structured around the themes of the conference, the book offers a unique range of perspectives on an oft-overlooked epistle. With contributions from an impressive range of contributors including Paula Gooder, Paul Swarup, Emma Ineson, Craig Keener and Kwok Pui Lan, it will provide an important resource for anyone studying, teaching, or preaching from the letter.
Mesu Andrews 9780735291881 £8.99 As a child, Shulle is brought from a small village to tutor the young prince. Then his father dies suddenly, and 12-year-old Manasseh assumes the throne---and marries her! Then Assyria's crown prince starts twisting the young king's mind toward cruelty, and Queen Meshullemeth begins a long and harrowing journey toward the Yahweh she's never known.
Terra Mattson 9781434712622 £11.99 The stakes have never been higher as daughters of every age are navigating a world of hyper-sexualization, social media hangover, extreme loneliness, and a flood of confusing messages. Whether readers desire to know more of who they are created to be or are raising daughters who are just beginning their own journeys, Courageous leads women and those they love through transformation.
Richard Harries 9780281083824 £14.99 Over the centuries some of the world's greatest painters have explored and expressed their faith in God thro' their art. Here, Richard Harries invites you to reflect with him on thirty such artists, and to see how their paintings illuminate important aspects of Christian faith and teaching. With masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo, Titian & Caravaggio & modern works this book presents the essentials of the faith in a way that will move both the head & heart.
Knowing and Loving the Son of Man N.T Wright, Rowan Williams, Malcolm Guite et al 9780334058281 £30.00 The title 'the Son of Man' evokes the different aspects of the whole Christ Contributors to this collection explore some of the many registers of the mystery of Christ, both historically and thematically.
9780334058847 £19.99 Shame is a much misunderstood and often misdiagnosed problem that can cause significant issues in the church as in wider society. Indeed, there have been times when the church has even been the cause of shame. How, then, do we create a less shaming church?
9781789512410 £9.99 Jeff interweaves the story of his early years, becoming a Christian and being called to ministry with the biblical account of Jesus meeting with the disciples on the beach at Galilee after His resurrection. In his unique insightful way, Jeff reflects on elements of that encounter that readers might not have considered before.
9781783599387 £9.99 Who am I and do I really matter? This is a heartfelt cry today, articulated in different ways, often even among professing Christians. Paul Mallard shows us what the Bible teaches us about our identity as human beings and, more specifically, as Christians. We look at our relationship with God, with the church, with our family and in the workplace. The starting point is the NT book of Ephesians, which is far more relevant than we might think
9780281081882 £9.99 What is my calling? It's a question wrestled with in every stage of life but perhaps felt most acutely by the twenty-something population. As Christians we might know that life to the full is experienced when we respond recklessly and wholeheartedly to the call of God. But how do we know what that is? And how do we pursue it once we do? This book tells the story of Rich Wilson and the growth Fusion, a movement that serves over 2200 churches across Europe in reaching students
9780281083374 £9.99 Why do some people seem to throw themselves into every opportunity, bouncing back from every setback? Is this irrepressible spirit just for the hyper-motivated? How do the rest of us live courageously, relate authentically and develop resilience? Popular speaker and author Cathy Madavan deploys her trademark humour and down-to-earth wisdom to identify twelve ways we can become irrepressible.
9780281083275 £9.99 Bringing together stories from all different walks of life - Pentecostal to Methodist, single mums to adopters, RAF chaplains to disability advisors and everything in-between - Jules maps the highs and lows ministry mums may face as they seek to 'break the mould' and challenge the 'shoulds' and stereotypes that surround both roles. From identity and expectations to prayer and prosecco, this book will inform, entertain and ultimately encourage women.
9780281084463 £9.99 Christians of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are getting involved, through prayer and protest, in the worldwide movement to tackle climate change and find more sustainable ways of living.As well as short essays on the biblical and theological basis for Christian action against climate change, here are moving personal stories of people engaged in non-violent protest, along with some powerful sermons, prayers, liturgies and other resources.
Lucy Moore 9780857467607 £4.99 Where do you start with reading the Bible? Here's the perfect gift for Messy Church families and others new to Bible reading - a booklet of 50 bite-sized Bible passages, selected to cover the wide span of the Bible story across Old and New Testaments, with a reflection on each passage by Messy Church founder Lucy Moore. Written in a user-friendly and jargon-free style.
Ray Simpson 9781848672222 £16.99 I am the way, the truth and the life’ Jesus did not call people to join an organisation, but to follow a way of life. Under the guidance of Ray Simpson, renowned for his expertise in Celtic spirituality, this daily prayer book is structured according to the way of life adopted by the Community of Aidan and Hilda. Along with a short Bible reading and reflection, each day includes a step to enable readers to move away from what is destructive towards what is life
9781789511451 £9.99 From his experience of both attending and leading churches, Sim Dendy asks some of the obvious questions about church, just in case there’s something we could be doing differently. The local church should be God’s great hope for the world – have we somehow made it complicated? How have we come so far from the model we see in the book of Acts? '
M. Adams Parker & K Sonderegger 9780802876645 £14.99 An ancient practice strengthens our awareness of God's healing presence. Praying the Stations of the Cross offers a life-transforming spiritual practice. Grounded in Scripture, the Stations remind readers of the overarching power of God's love for all people and our steadfast hope for redemption, a sure and true comfort in the face of pain and sorrow.
Woman Holly Beers 9780830824847 £12.99 In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where the apostle Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a thriving Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one courageous woman—and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her..
SAVORING THE GOODNESS OF GOD 9780830845842 £12.99 Wine is a wonderful, lavish, and mysterious gift from God. Gisela Kreglinger, the daughter of a vintner and trained as theologian, invites us to discover wine as part of a more full-bodied Christian spirituality.
9781640604643 £7.99 A GUIDE FOR CHRISTIANS TO PRAY THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
9781786222343 £12.99 Wrestling the word Gathering up Grace After the deaths of her brother, father and mother, the poet and writer felt that her world and faith had fallen apart. Lifelines is the fruit of what followed. These searingly honest yet hopeful poems reflect on the mystery at the heart of Christian faith
Beth & David Booram 9780830846634 £12.99 How can I more clearly recognize God's nearness and initiative in my life? As spiritual directors, Beth and David Booram have guided many people into deeper awareness of this living, present God at work within their lives. In this book they will help you learn to recognize God in and around you, reflect on your experience, and respond faithfully to God's presence and action in your life.
Philip Eley 9781838580483 £9.99 What does the bible say about mental health? For anyone seeking to understand mental health This biblical perspective helps you offer support or find hope You'll have the words to make a change, and the faith that change will come