New Titles in February
What does Scripture say about giving and generosity? Does it offer rules, focus on need, or make us feel guilty? The answers are both surprising and life-giving, and ones we somehow often miss.This inspirational study will make you think again about giving and generosity. It not only challenges our answers, but makes us ask different questions, and offers a new and generous answer to the question of giving.
Many businesses seek to do no harm. But what might it mean for business to seek to do good, alongside being effective as a business? And is it possible for those running a business to seek the values of the kingdom in the way the business is run? This fascinating study offers a framework for doing just that—meshing the values of the kingdom with a way of doing business well. It includes some fascinating examples of real businesses putting this into practice.
Conversation with a recently bereaved person can be challenging. What you say or do may be intended with love but can be hurtful for one who is suffering. This booklet is by someone with parish experience and who personally knows the pain of bereavement. It offers practical advice for friends and parish visitors to avoid pitfalls in seeking to help those who have experienced profound loss.
What is the relationship between a teacher’s personal beliefs and the way that religious education is taught in the classroom? Should teachers seek to be ‘objective’—or is this either desirable or possible? This important and careful study explores the issues and the options. It includes case studies and questions for reflection, and so can be used by groups and individuals to engage in this vital issue.
Thriving, effective youth workers are absolute jewels. But burnout in ministry is all too common. This booklet by three experts in the field is packed with wisdom and sound advice to help youth ministers ensure that they are taking simple, practical steps to grow and stay healthy while serving others.
This booklet tells the inspiring story of a cafê ministry that began years ago after a church in Norwich experienced catastrophic damage to its building. It addresses the theological and practical basis for what today is a thriving ministry at St Stephen’s, Norwich, and offers wise advice to congregations wondering about an attractive kind of outreach they could consider.
John Stott would never have called it 'mentoring', but, throughout his life, he instinctively drew alongside younger men and women from across the world, gently pastoring them within the context of a warm, genuine and healthy "Paul-Timothy" friendship. Why aren't these intergenerational friendships more common in the Church today? In Transforming Friendship, John Wyatt acknowledges that recent serious scandals and suspicion prevalent in our culture have made people more cautious
A nurturing collection of practices to help an emerging generation of Christians reconnect to their faith, find inner healing and build spiritual community - from Glennon Doyle's 'favourite faith writer' and the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Feminist and editor of A Rhythm of Prayer. It's hard to leave a faith that has raised us. Maybe even harder to stay. But what can feel impossible is living in the tension. Living with a faith that evolves.
accessible, comprehensive and friendly: a simple book about complex things, one which just about anyone could read and find helpful.
How the gospel equips Christians to live confidently for Christ in an increasingly secular culture, facing the challenges of the future with confidence. We are living in a time of rapid cultural change, when Christian views are often seen as outdated and even dangerous. This can leave us feeling anxious about how to live out what we believe and uncertain about the future of the church.
Many women have limited opportunities for using their God-given talents in a church setting. In contrast, their male counterparts have a clearer pathway to serve and receive training for ministry. She Needs intends to open up the discussion between women and their church leaders to explore the benefits of women using their unique skills to enrich the church and its community.
In Jesus and the Powers Tom Wright and Michael F. Bird join forces to address the pressing question: How can Christians engage with the turbulent politics of our times while remaining true to the teaching and example of Jesus? With wisdom and clarity, Wright and Bird present a compelling case for Christians to embody a counter-cultural witness that upholds the biblical ideals of justice, mercy and truth while vigorously opposing oppressive political schemes based on autocracy and nationalism.
Do less. Connect more. This beautiful 40-day devotional for the Lenten and Easter season offers biblical reflections and full-color springtime photography to take you from burnout to burning a little brighter as you celebrate new life, fresh starts, and everyday redemptions. It's a distracted world out there. Maybe you find yourself scrolling more than savoring, texting more than resting, and rushing instead of taking a deep breath.
Transformation will only happen if we refuse to be seduced by false idols like success, money, fame and security - to be the church we were called to be. We need to take ownership of the problems around us and work with people who are suffering in order to find solutions and offer lasting change. Here, Patrick travels the globe to find examples. The common element is that Christ is offering hope. Be inspired afresh, that when it comes to what Jesus can do there really is no ceiling to hope