Key New titles July 2020
Beki Rogers 9781789741797 £4.99 In the book of Acts, we see the church unleashed on society to make God’s kingdom known. Thousands came to faith, signs and wonders inspired awe, and the church was radically united together for God’s work. But we also see the tensions of the early church – struggles over belief and holiness, leadership and unity. 2000 years later, how can we learn from Acts to be the church unleashed? These seven studies explore different aspects of the church seen in Acts.
9780809154777 £8.95 Meditations on the Stations of the Cross Besides being a meditation on the way of the cross, this book reminds the reader that in Jesus, our God has revealed his complete, personal, and total love for each person that he has created.
£14.99 9781786221261 We live in a world that prizes gratification of desire. But what if this pressure to satisfy our wants instead makes us settle for lesser imitations? What if the problem with desire is not that we want what we can’t have, but that we don’t want it enough? What if desire itself - the gap between wanting and having - is the key to living well? Holiness and Desire explores these questions and the challenges they pose to modern living.
9780334057529 £21.99 Christianity in the UK today is faced with growing cultural and religious diversity. Christian migrants bring with them new ways of doing theology, new styles of worship, and new expressions of the faith. Increased levels of migration mean that the Church needs to reconsider what a `mission-shaped church' looks like. Multicultural Kingdom explores some of the causes and implications of ethnic diversity on the British Christian landscape.
9781587433962 £13.99 We can improve our character by listening to and obeying God---as well as by reading and studying great authors. Prior introduces courage via Huckleberry Finn; justice in A Tale of Two Cities; faith as portrayed in Silence; chastity as seen in Ethan Frome; patience in Persuasion; and so on. Discover what virtues look like and where vice leads.
Ian Parkinson 9780334058748 £19.99 Designed as core reading for leadership modules currently taught by the author across a large number of training contexts in the UK, this book is an indispensable text for those taking undergraduate or postgraduate-level qualifications in Christian leadership as well as those in other less formal leadership training contexts. Foreword by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
£12.99 9780830848560 What is God saying to you today? The Bible is a book about God and his relationship to people throughout history. But it's also a book about you. This Morning with God is a guide to help you dive deep into the text of Scripture and reflect on its implications for your life. With fifty-two weeks of six daily readings, you can start at the beginning of any week and read through all four Gospels and the Psalms in one year.
£9.99 9780281079438 Paperback edition of this testimony. This is Sean's personal story of a transformed faith alongside the broken, the story of the church he started and the European-wide growth of an unlikely bunch of biker missionaries. The thread that will run through it is the 'greater righteousness' that Christ was looking for - what can happen when our concern for the perfect performance is stripped bare and replaced with poverty of spirit.
Christian History Tim Challies £12.99 9780310329046 33 fascinating objects. 1 amazing story. Join author and pastor Tim Challies as he embarks on a three-year journey spanning multiple continents and some of the most unusual places in the world. Tim introduces you to thirty-three carefully selected objects that help you understand the long and complicated history of Christianity in a unique and creative way.
9780830845965 Holselaw "I guess I believe that God loves me. But does he like me?" We all know what it's like to feel overlooked, disconnected, and ashamed. We might believe in God's love in the abstract, but we often live our lives without experiencing it in any deep or lasting way. Pastors Cyd and Geoff Holsclaw understand this--indeed, they've felt it themselves, they explain from the story of Scripture that God not only likes us and wants to be with us, he also wants to work through us.
Andrew Root 9781540961396 What is youth ministry actually for? And does it have a future? Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology, went on a one-year journey to answer these questions. In this book, Root weaves together an innovative first-person fictional narrative to diagnose the challenges facing the church today and to offer a new vision for youth ministry in the 21st century. Informed by interviews conducted with parents.
9781786222374 £12.99 Psalm Prayers is a devotional companion to the Psalms and a practical resource for creating prayers for public worship. It is particularly helpful for those who lead services of Evensong from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, where the reading of the psalms and extemporary prayer are integral parts of the service. Stephen Cherry introduces each of the 150 Psalms and lays out its central theme before offering a prayer in response.
£7.99 Matthew. D Kim 9780830853472 One of the central tasks of pastoral ministry is preaching the Word of God. Yet those who are called to ministry may feel unprepared, unable, or unwilling to step into this role. Moreover, the discipline of homiletics sometimes gets lost amid the exegetical questions, theological debates, and denominational disputes that overwhelm our attention. In this brief introduction to preaching, Matthew Kim helps to prepare those called to preach the Word.
£12.99 9780830845774 An award-winning novelist, James provides a sensitive, intimate memoir of what it's like to have a son on heroin: the turmoil, the anguish of living with an addict, and the heartbreak of loving him back to recovery. On a deeper level, it's a poignant portrait of human waywardness and the God who never gives up on seeking the lost.
Francis Schaeffer 9780830848553 For over fifty years The God Who Is There has been a landmark work that has changed the way the church sees the world. Francis Schaeffer's first book presents a wide-ranging analysis of the intellectual and cultural climate of the second half of the twentieth century, from philosophy to art to liberal theology. Arguing that Christians must constantly engage the questions being asked by their own—and the next—generation.
the Spirit Jack Deere 9780310108115 £12.99 Deere explains why God is still giving gifts of the Spirit, tells documented stories of contemporary miracles, reveals how people discover their spiritual gifts, and demonstrates how those gifts can be used in the church today. Nearly completely rewritten, this new edition offers continued proof on the practical matters of experiencing and using spiritual gifts, includes many new stories of God's power.
9780830845927 £14.99 The book of 1 Peter tells us suffering is both a guarantee and comparatively brief; we shouldn't be surprised when it comes to us. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it. God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life. Suffering can make us bitter or better. Rediscover living hope, present joy, and a glorious future.
9781400210473 £14.99 Want to live a life of courage and openness? This guide to the Psalms show how one book offers inspiration for all of life A powerful journey that offers guidance and encouragement The creator of the groundbreaking film The Psalms, featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson, shows how the Psalms enable us to find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith. "A book you will want to read and read again." -- Eugene Peterson
9780785235170 Mario Escobar A Novel. From international bestselling author Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War. This inspiring novel, now available for the first time in English, demonstrates the power of family and the endurance of the human spirit—even through the darkest moments of human history
9780310358145 £9.99 In Dangerous Prayers, New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel helps you find the courage to dig yourself out of a spiritual rut and spark a new fire by praying three bold, specific prayers. Unlock your greatest potential and tackle your greatest fears by praying stronger, more passionate prayers - prayers that move the heart of God.