New In September
By John-Francis Friendship ISBN: 9781786221803 Price: £12.99 The Mystery of Faith draws on the depths and riches of the Christian tradition to explore key beliefs and spiritual practices from a catholic perspective, as they have been understood and handed down through the Christian centuries. This heritage has nourished generations of Christians and this book opens it out to those who may be new to the faith or enquiring, or who wish to know their faith better.
By Michael Mayne ISBN: 9781786221322 Price: £16.99 The noted preacher and spiritual writer Michael Mayne wrote extensively about Anglicanism's distinctive theology and ethos, and how it could help the church speak to contemporary society. This collection of his unpublished writings and lectures offers a vintage distillation of his wisdom and pastoral understanding that remains extraordinarily relevant.
By Samuel Wells ISBN: 9781786221773 Price: £14.99 Samuel Wells is giving the prestigious Chalmers Lectures in Autumn 2019. This book comprises his six talks. It shares the vision of the church as imagined by HeartEdge, the growing network of churches established by St Martin-in-the-Fields, with its fourfold focus for renewing the mission activity of the church: commerce, culture, congregation and compassion.
By Andrew Graystone ISBN: 9781786221599 Price: £12.99 Almost without noticing it happen, we have found ourselves shopping, communicating, playing and even worshiping online. The most profound effect of technology has been the transformation of culture. Andrew Graystone aims to help Christians who want to think through their own engagement in digital culture, who want to better understand how the world is changing and how they can respond.
By Folco Terzani ISBN: 9780008325992 Price: £12.99 This spiritual fable intends to make us reflect on our own life, the things we put our security in, the values we live by, the dreams we have set aside as wishful thinking. It makes us look at the community around us, the connections we have.
By Amy Scott Robinson ISBN: 9780857467898 Price: £8.99 As we look towards celebrating the incarnation at Christmas, we consider how God chose to express himself, in a moment in history, as a tiny baby. But what other images describe God in the Bible, and what can we learn about his character through them? How does an invisible God reveal himself to us in scripture and in Jesus? Amy Scott Robinson answers this question with imagination and a close reading of the text.
By Richard Frost ISBN: 9780857468130 Price: £9.99 To discover the Rule of St Benedict is to encounter something that is at once inspiring, supporting, reassuring, challenging. Let this book be an introduction to the writing of a man who will change your life.
By Anita Cleverly ISBN: 9780830778539 Price: £9.99 Deep Night, Bright Morning reminds readers that nobody goes entirely untouched by hurt, grief or pain. Through sharing personal stories of her own and others, as well as scripture and meditation, Anita Cleverly guides people towards the light and love of Christ and His calling on their lives.
By David Platt ISBN: 9781788931007 Price: £9.99 In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?"
By Phillip Hunter ISBN: 9781945529146 Price: £9.99 The Bible is rich with God’s promises for your life! This book will guide your group to dig deeper in study and experience His promises. You will be challenged to read Scripture with a fresh approach and will learn a new way to encounter the Bible so that you may grow to spiritual maturity.
ISBN: 0738597263729 Price: £9.99 Maranatha! Music presents Heart of Worship – Tremble, the newest release in their popular Heart of Worship series. This collection features 12 of today’s TOP songs that will cause the listener to contemplate and celebrate the undeserved grace and awe-inspiring nature of the true God. This mix of live and studio recordings in keys and arrangements that are easy to sing are designed to inspire awe and thankfulness in worshipers’ hearts.
By Chris Wright and John Stott ISBN: 9781783599363 Price: £7.99 25 Bible meditations based on Scripture verses and teaching nuggets from John Stott, with commentary and prayers from Christopher Wright. Accessible and bite-sized, fresh and exciting, each meditation deepens our appreciation of the timeless spiritual truths of Advent and Christmas.
ISBN: 9780802876584 Price: £14.99 When Poets Pray contains thoughtful meditations by Marilyn McEntyre on choice poems/prayers and poems about prayer. Her beautifully written reflections are contemplative exercises, not scholarly analyses, meant more as invitation than instruction. Here McEntyre shares gifts that she herself has received from poets who pray, or who reflect on prayer, believing that they have other gifts to offer readers seeking spiritual companionship along our pilgrim way.
ISBN: 9780310101307 Price: £8.99 In Hizen Province, Father Joaquim Martinez has been quietly tending to the life of his village – but his faith is about to be tested. When the country’s military dictator – the Shogun – outlaws Martinez’s religion, his and the villagers’ lives are thrown into turmoil.
ISBN: 9781529374988 Price: £12.99 Theologian Krish Kandiah had been a missionary, a youth worker and a pastor – but for all his Christian qualifications, he found himself lost in his relationship with God. That was until he rediscovered his Christian faith through a simple secret: he was adopted by God. Interweaving his personal story with theological insight, Krish shows us how the doctrine of adoption helps us to understand everything; it gives us purpose and power, perspective and peace.
By Christopher Ash ISBN: 9781784983789 Price: £6.99 In this Advent journey through Luke 1 – 2, Christopher Ash brings these familiar passages to life with fresh insight, colour and depth.
By Tracy Williamson ISBN: 9781908393906 Price: £8.99 Do you feel like your life is a barren wilderness at the moment? At times, areas of our lives can become like a wilderness. Grief, bereavement, loss of hope, testing, anger, rejection and pain all play their part. But God loves to come alongside us during such times, to transform our desert experience and renew our joy. This 40-day devotional journeys into the desert areas of our lives and into God’s wonderful promises and love.
ISBN: 9781912726141 Price: £8.99 Is a full and abundant life possible if your childhood has been shattered by abuse? One-in-five of us experience severe abuse in some form as children,* often leading to devastating emotional and mental health problems in adulthood. Giles D Lascelle, an abuse survivor, ordained minister and psychotherapist, examines the issues and shows how it is possible to break through to a place of freedom, peace and joy.
ISBN: 9781788930253 Price: £9.99 Calling cards are personalised cards, which were left in homes to announce that someone had visited. They were a sign that someone had been there and wanted to spend time with them. Emily Owen explores the idea that God has always been leaving personalised calling cards to his followers to remind them of his presence.
ISBN: 9781912863181 Price: £10.99 Multiplanting describes the journey Colin, and his team at Christ Church, have been on to fulfil a vision of multiplying church congregations across one region of northern England.
ISBN: 9780525652830 Price: £14.99 Preserving a family legacy can feel like a daunting task, but this new keepsake journal makes it easy for grandparents to capture memories, wisdom, and stories in one beautiful package. Being a grandparent is an incredibly rewarding experience. Dear Grandchild, This Is Me--designed for any grandmother or grandfather to complete--will allow grandparents to collect these priceless memories in one heartfelt keepsake.
ISBN: 9780825446108 Price: £9.99 Can science and Christianity be compatible? While secular thought often portrays religion as the enemy of science, the truth is that many of the world's greatest scientific discoveries were made by persons of faith, seeking to honor God and His creation.
ISBN: 0829619188622 Price: £11.99 One of CCM’s most dynamic talents, Unspoken returns with their first new album in three years, Reason. Band members Chad Mattson, Ariel Munoz, and Alan Pelno poured their personal stories and vulnerabilities into this new batch of songs, all of which pointed to a central message: “Every song on the album has the idea that God’s love is the reason."
By Albert Haase ISBN: 9780830846573 Price: £9.99 Why don't I see any progress? What am I doing wrong? Do you ever feel like you are walking in spiritual circles? While we might think it would be different for a Franciscan priest, Father Albert Haase shares the same struggles. And yet he also affirms that we are all called to be ordinary mystics, who, in the words of his own spiritual director, are "ordinary Christians who do what we are all called to do: respond to grace."
ISBN: 9781472971326 Price: £12.99 Sister Mary David Totah was a nun of the Benedictine contemplative community of St Cecilia's Abbey on the Isle of Wight. American by birth, she was educated at Loyola University, the University of Virginia and Christ Church, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career, she entered religious life in 1985. For 22 years until her early death from cancer she guided the young nuns of her abbey with enthusiasm, wisdom and wit.
ISBN: 9780281083558 Price: £12.99 At one of the lowest points in his life, Henri Nouwen gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawing on those talks, this new book reveals the deep turmoil and sometimes chaotic inner life of a man who has become an icon of compassion and vulnerability – for Christians and non-Christians alike.
ISBN: 9780281078929 Price: £12.99 'Love set you going’. The opening words of Sylvia Plath’s poem for her newborn daughter are true of each one of us. Love is fundamental to our being, our growth, our development and our happiness. Love enables us to make meaning of our lives in the world, and it gives us hope for what lies beyond. It is completely humdrum and ordinary – yet mysterious beyond words. Beginning in the body, it points us to eternity.
By Patrick Mitchel ISBN: 9781783595914 Price: £12.99 Love – such a deceptively simple and popular little word. Mitchel's exposition explores love in the Old Testament; how the love of God is supremely revealed in the mission and death of Jesus Christ; love in the life and teaching of Jesus; and the church's calling to be a community of love. He helps us to grasp afresh the breadth, depth, scope, and radically counter-cultural nature of the Bible's teaching on love.
ISBN: 9780281079209 Price: £9.99 Throughout his long and distinguished career, Sir Anthony Kenny has encountered some of the most notable and influential leaders of the post-war world. In these brilliantly vivid vignettes Kenny offers telling and often unexpected insights into the achievements, flaws and foibles of sixty public figures - past and present - each of whom has contributed in decisive ways to our political, spiritual and cultural heritage.
By Derek Wilson ISBN: 9780281079124 Price: £19.99 In Mayflower Pilgrims Derek Wilson strips away the over-painting from the icon in order to discover who the Pilgrim 'Fathers' (a term not invented until 1840) were, and to explain them against the background of the age in which they lived. He does this by exploring a series of probing questions, each of which narrows the focus until the travelers on the storm-tossed Mayflower stand before us clearly delineated.
By Sharon Garlough Brown ISBN: 9780830846580 Price: £12.99 Wren Crawford is a social worker who finds herself overwhelmed with the troubles of the world. Her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression are starting to overcome her. She finds solace in art, spiritual formation, and pastoral care along with traditional therapeutic interventions. But a complicated relationship from her past also threatens to undo her progress.
BY Carol Petley ISBN: 9780281083237 Price: £12.99 In the hugely popular ‘Q & A’ style, this devotional journal enables you to reflect on your spiritual journey over a period of five years. Approachable and encouraging, it offers a brief Scripture reading and a question for each day. There are verses from every book of the Bible, and questions on topics such as praise, faith, prayer, worry, creation and forgiveness.
ISBN: 9781789511499 Price: £7.99 The Code is a 12-step code for men to live out their faith in Jesus Christ. It's a no-nonsense guide outlining the call to love God and others, serve wholeheartedly and never, ever give up. Men are challenged to live uncompromised lives that bring change to themselves and the world around them. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of Christian Vision for Men (CVM), this is a revised and updated special edition.
ISBN: 9781789741148 Price: £16.99 This is a portrait of the Revd Dr. Michael Green who died in January 2019 (aged 88). Michael was a leading evangelist and theologian, who wrote over 50 books, and spoke at thousands of evangelistic events over a long and respected career. The book will tell the story of his life and ministry through the recollections of his family, friends and colleagues. It will seek to inspire and educate a new generation of evangelists.
By Dee Brestin ISBN: 9780735291805 Price: £12.99 Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us.
The Complete Story By Julian Wilson ISBN: 9781788931021 Price: £9.99 Few individuals have made such an impact on the world for the gospel as the Yorkshire-born plumber turned evangelist Smith Wigglesworth. Thousands came to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour, received divine healing and were delivered from demonic oppression and possession as a result of his ministry.
By Erwin Raphael McManus ISBN: 9781601429551 Price: £9.99 The Last Arrow is your roadmap to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. Discover the attributes of those who break the gravitational pull of mediocrity as cultural pioneer and thought leader Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream.
By the Rend Collective ISBN: 0602567764304 Price: £9.99 SPARKLE, POP, RAMPAGE is the first ever Children's album from Christian Music's fan favourites Rend Collective. This exciting album will feature the huge song My Lighthouse (well it had to didn't it!), alongside a whole load of new child friendly worship songs. Get ready to party!
ISBN: 9780281083589 Price: £19.99 Writing with warmth, humour and compelling honesty, Tim Farron charts his rise to the leadership of the Liberal Democrats from his childhood in Preston to his central role during the Conservative Lib Dem coalition of 2010 15. Farron speaks openly about his role as Party President and the intense experience of leading his party through the 2016 EU referendum and the snap general election of 2017.
ISBN: 5034741413213 Price: £12.99 For all his far-reaching fame, Sol Harkens, the world's most famous atheist, is a lonely soul and a lousy part-time dad. After a near death experience challenges his simplest assumptions about this world, Sol finds his purpose and re-imagines his life, in a film that will make you laugh and cry and want to stand up and cheer.
ISBN: 9781784983758 Price: £8.99 Hear the voices of women of color on the most important subject in any age—the word of God. It is a faithful exposition of Psalm 119 and incorporates each contributor’s cultural expression both within the teaching and as they bring the word of God to bear on their lives. You will be thrilled and encouraged by hearing God speak through his word as it is expounded by these faithful women teachers, and you will long for more.
By James K. A. Smith ISBN: 9781587434464 Price: £11.99 This is not a book about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's a book Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect.
ISBN: 9781912373918 Price: £3.99 This book invites readers to discover depths it's easy to miss in the nativity plays and carol concerts that feature prominently in over-full December diaries. You will be guided through Advent in 25 daily Bible readings and prayers, at times pausing for several days to peer intently into Luke's best-known narratives.
By Rachel Mann ISBN: 9781786221629 Price: £12.99 Framed by her most famous poems, `In the Bleak Midwinter' and `Love Came Down at Christmas', this daily devotional explores Advent and Christmas through the poetry of Christina Rossetti. As both a poet of the first order and a leading 19th century Anglo-Catholic, Rossetti's rich and wondrous faith provides an inspiring seasonal companion.
ISBN: 9780281083541 Price: £9.99 St Paul's encouraging words to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop of York's Advent book for 2019. With prayers and stimulating questions for reflection at the end of each daily meditation, here is fresh spiritual food for the Advent journey – pressed down, shaken together and running over.
ISBN: 9780281082919 Price: £9.99 In Freedom is Coming Nick Baines invites you to think about what it meant for people in Isaiah's day to be living in exile, and how the prophet encouraged them to keep their faith alive despite the apparent hopelessness of their situation. Read this book and find out how you too can become a 'light to the nations' as, once again, we approach the celebration of Christ's birth and the new world that God has promised to bring into being.
By Rt Revd Sarah Mullally ISBN: 9780281078318 Price: £0.99 A Good Advent, the first published work by the new Bishop of London Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, provides an inspiring and thought-provoking introduction to the Advent season. The booklet also includes details of how to download the accompanying free app which will provide a daily devotion throughout Advent.
By Katherine Forster ISBN: 9781433564055 Price: £10.99 The Bible is more than just an ancient religious document. It's a book filled with the actual words of the living God, meant to be read often and studied deeply that we might experience its life-changing power. If you're a teen who's tired of low expectations and weightless platitudes, this book will help you dig into the Bible and make the time you spend reading count for eternity.