Rolland and Heidi Baker £7.99 Stop trying to live in your own strength and learn total dependence on Jesus. Jesus was tested in the wilderness before He was launched into His ministry. He had fasted for 40 days and was physically weak, but passed the test and emerged in the power of the Spirit. This 40-day devotional will take you on a journey to a place of greater dependence on Jesus. You will learn• Simple, childlike freedom and obedience • To trust His leading •and so much more
John Lennox £2.99 How belief in a loving and sovereign God helps us to make sense of and cope with the coronavirus outbreak.In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it, but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.
Leroy Logan £14.99 Gives a behind the scenes look at the workings of the Met Police. A founder members of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust, Leroy has first-hand experience of race relations in Britain. He relates how his strong Christian faith helped him persevere in an often hostile work environment. Offering encouragement to other black officers to stay and work to change the culture within the police, Leroy’s passion for good policing, & concern for young people shines through
£9.99 Every day is a fairly crazy mixture of laughter and tears. St George’s Crypt is a charity for homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds. Published to mark its 90th year, Entertaining Saints tells the story of the Crypt through the lives of those to whom it gives safety, shelter, sustenance and community. The chaplain, like many of his colleagues, first came to the Crypt as a client. Every day we meet some of the most damaged, hurting – and interesting – people, who often show great courage.
£9.99 As we get older, some of us grow more frenetic in our anxiety to demonstrate that the force is still with us. Others withdraw, often quite abruptly. What is God’s view of ageing? The Bible has much to say, and many stories to tell, about those who did great things, those who did ordinary things well, those who prayed, those who used their gifts, those who suffered, those who went right to the end – and those who, in later years, got it absolutely wrong.
£12.99 Commended as essential reading by reviewers, this insightful guide shows how Black theology makes a difference to Christian thought and practice. Full of Bible studies and practical exercises, here is a stimulating resource that encourages a new awareness of ourselves and others. This timely new edition includes a new afterword on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the difference it is making in the struggle for a society where we are all equally accepted and respected as God's children
Does the Bible really condemn same-sex relationships? David Runcorn outlines how someone can support same-sex relationships on the basis of the Bible, not in spite of it.The Church, in every time and place, finds itself working out the shock and surprise of God’s unfolding ways – often scandalized by where holiness, goodness and the life of God are to be found. Covering sexual abstinence and celibacy, sexuality and the sacred, he leads us to one powerful conclusion: love means love.
John Pritchard £12.99 In this warm and compassionate handbook John Pritchard offers an easy-to-navigate source of advice on how to respond to the needs of others. It draws on his extensive experience, and his companion volume The Life and Work of a Priest, which has become a classic. Laid out in an accessible A-Z format, the Handbook for Christian Ministry is for both lay and ordained Christians wanting to make the most of the ministries God has called them into.
£16.99 Following on from his bestselling The Invisible Church, Steve Aisthorpe finds inspiration for his new book in the ecological concept of rewilding, an approach to the environment that allows nature to break free from the dulling effects of strategic control and bring wonder back into our lives.Applying this thinking to the Church,he imagines what might happen if we put less faith in our plans, which inevitably depend on our own capabilities and resources, and allow the Spirit to lead us.
Theology, says Brian McLaren, is at its best when it is in conversation with the wild world that flourishes beyond our walls and outside our windows and cities. McLaren follows his love of nature all the way to the Galapagos Islands. There, he pays close attention to the flora and fauna around him but also to what is happening within him, how the natural world awakens his soul in a way that organized religion cannot. The result is a sparkling and engrossing theology which refuses to stay indoors
Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. This timely and important book integrates the highest levels of biblical scholarship with theological and pastoral concerns to consider how we use scripture when dealing with mental health issues.Chapters include: Paula Gooder on Healing and wholeness Joanna Collicutt on the madness of Jesus John Swinton on the Bible in pastoral care Walter Brueggemann on Psalms and lament
24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you're wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.' Clare Balding Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin? The book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles from some of our most important thinkers, writers and activists
Jonny Baker & Cathy Ross Leading missional thinkers Cathy Ross and Jonny Baker invite us into a vision of church, mission and society which takes John V. Taylor's ideas seriously, seeking to imagine what Taylor's insights might mean for these three areas in our contemporary context. The result is a clarion call to the church to take bigger risks and dream bigger dreams.
What are we supposed to think about the coronavirus crisis? There are various responses: ‘This is a sign of the End,’ It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.’: ‘This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change; ‘It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization...'Tom Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he invites you to consider a different way of seeing and responding
Andrew Graystone is an everyday activist who believes in the power of tiny acts to change the world. He's the person whose image went viral when, after the mass shooting in the Christchurch mosque, he stood outside the mosque in Manchester with a cardboard sign saying 'I'll watch while you pray'.Faith, Hope and Mischief tells funny, prophetic and powerful stories of tiny acts of rebellion Andrew has carried out, alongside arresting reflections on what it means to live in faith & hope
£19.99 Institutional Racism and the Church of England. Through conversation with clergy, lay people and campaigners in the Church of England, the author issues a stark warning to the church, while sticking plaster remedies abound what is needed is a wholesale change in structure and mind-set he argues. Unflinching in its critique of the church, Ghost Ship explores the harrowing stories of institutional racism experienced then and now, within the Church of England.
In this new work, comprising two classics (Fearfully & Wonderfully Made & In His Image) edited together and updated, renowned surgeon Dr Paul Brand and award-winning writer Philip Yancey take us on a tour of wonder through the human body.Illustrated with stories from Dr Brand's ground-breaking career as a hand surgeon who changed the lives of leprosy sufferers by transforming medical treatment protocols, this lively narrative paints an unforgettable portrait of the incredible unity of the body.
Joyce Meyer £9.99 In this fresh approach to the subject of spiritual warfare, Meyer focuses not only on the nature and strategies of the enemy, but also on the power and love of God, who always defeats the enemy and leads you to triumph. No matter how difficult your challenges are, if you have God with you, you have all you need to win every battle.
Science, Faith and Doubt. Alister McGrath £14.99 In what he anticipates will be his final book, respected scientist and theologian Professor Alister McGrath shares the story of a life spent in pursuit of truth: first through the discipline of science, then in tandem with the Christian faith he found as a young man. In Through a Glass Darkly Professor McGrath shares at length and for the first time how exactly he moved from atheism to faith while studying natural sciences at Oxford University.
Revolution Joe Osman £12.99 Traidcraft was a true pioneer of the Fair Trade movement and has played a major role in changing the landscape of ethical shopping. This book charts the history of Traidcraft up to its 40th anniversary in 2019. The story is told through the eyes of one of its longest serving members, Joe Osman, who joined Traidcraft in its early days. The book features stories and anecdotes covering his extensive experience of travelling and putting fair trade into practice.
£8.99 There are many ways of following Christ – each footprint is unique. One of these is the Franciscan Way. Helen Julian CSF explores the distinctive features of their spirituality and shows how these practices can be applied to, and become part of, our daily lives. Through stories of care for creation, social justice, mission, preaching, contemplative spirituality and simple living, discover your own pathway today.
9781784984366 £8.99 Renowned evangelist Becky Pippert draws on decades of conversations about Christianity to call and equip ordinary Christians to share Jesus through their ordinary day-to-day conversations. She shows that by leaning on our extraordinary God, such conversations can, and often do, have extraordinary results. They will transform hearts, society, and the world! Weaving Bible teaching with compelling stories, Stay Salt is the next generation "Out of the Saltshaker
Off God. Parenting can be the best or worst of times. There is no formal training for parenthood. There are no clear benchmarks of success and yet it demands all our resources, skills and attention. Parenting has no blueprint. This book is the merging of the author's deep convictions of parenting with examples of both "When it worked" and "When it did not work". He has also elicited the help of his sons to write their perspectives
Barnadette Meaden A Bible Study book for individuals or groups, which explores how the Bible today can help us to view illness and disability in a way which helps people thrive, and points the way to making society a better environment where everybody is treated with respect and justice. What are the challenges facing carers in today s world, and should it be seen as a gift? What is meant by terms such as strength in weakness and the authority of suffering ?
Larry Warner 9780857469779 £12.99 This book is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, to help you to embark on a life-transforming journey toward Christlikeness. This is not a book about the methods or techniques of Christian formation but one that enables you to come before God through the gospel narratives in order to encounter Jesus afresh. If you hunger for something deeper, this book is for you Originally published in 2011.
9780857468765 £8.99 Many sincere followers of Jesus are secretly disappointed, dissatisfied and quietly desperate for more than they are currently experiencing. That more is found as we respond to the invitations of Jesus, which hold out to us the hope of dynamic change, of a truly vibrant, transformed life – a better song to sing. Each chapter explores one specific invitation, drawing out its possible implications for our lives, and suggests a spiritual practice or reflection to help us.
9780857465924 £8.99 Using the metaphor of pilgrimage, Sally Welch walks alongside us as leader and guide, but also fellow traveller, to explore how we can understand this biblical principle and make it our own.This book is divided into sections of a journey, beginning with the preparations necessary before setting out, exploring the obstacles which might be put in our path and sharing ways in which the journey can be made easier and more productive.
Peace is a person, and He is near. When the world around us is shaken and we’re unsure of what lies ahead, we can find peace in the unchanging goodness and nearness of God. Ed Cash & Bethel Music have teamed up to create ‘Peace’ as a gift to our globe for times of healing and refreshment. The album features well-known songs, “King of My Heart,” “No Longer Slaves,” “Raise A Hallelujah,” and “Reckless Love” Has the intention of creating a peaceful space for listeners to experience God’s presence
£11.99 A practical tool for individual, churches, and small groups, and incorporating discussion questions and accompanying videos, A Call to Act demonstrates that, in order to engage with poverty and need, we must re-evaluate our own attitudes and adopt a poverty-busting lifestyle. There are undoubted challenges to embracing a life of simplicity but these are broken down into ideas for action.
of Norwich by Emma Pennington £9.99 This book seeks to bring to a popular readership a devotional engagement with Julian’s work.Each chapter centres on one aspect or image from Julian’s Revelation, which seeks to make the events of the Passion present to the reader’s imagination. The commentary incorporates reflection, the biblical narrative and Julian’s subsequent teachings to create a meditation that enables the reader to linger on the wonder of the cross, ending with a prayer & thought.