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Bethlehem's RoadRay Simpson

The coming of Jesus changed our world forever. During the season of Advent, we best prepare for the arrival of Jesus, the Coming One, by keeping our hearts and minds open and making room for him. Yet we allow things to get in the way.

In this collection of 40 daily reflections for Advent, author Ray Simpson first outlines the roadblocks, such as materialism and clutter, that need to be cleared away so that we are ready for Jesus’ arrival. Next, he identifies the signposts – prophecies, intuitions, stirrings – that help us to travel in the direction of what or who is coming. With these signposts clear, he then explores how we should prepare ourselves for the arrival of Jesus. And finally, Ray considers glimpses of glory – fresh expressions of the Light of the World.

This meditative and enlightening approach to journeying through Advent will be an invaluable accompaniment to your own preparation for the arrival of Jesus.

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Help! I'm a New Mum!Pam Pointer The arrival of a baby takes you by surprise. However much you plan and prepare, the reality can be startling. Suddenly you have responsibility for a new little life. Help! I'm a New Mum! is a book of honest shouts and whispers to God about all things baby – from labour to love, from panic to peace, from smells to smiles.
The prayers are not always polite but they’re real and will prove a good companion for any new mum.

‘Pam’s empathetic approach gives these prayers a healthy dose of realism, understanding and wisdom.’ Nicky Edwards Mum of two daughters.

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Help! I'm a New Dad!David Gatward

Fatherhood is a wondrous, insane, frustrating, bonkers, frightening, messy, upsetting, terrifying, all-consuming, life-affirming, blessing. Help! I’m a New Dad! is a collection of prayers from those first few months of welcoming a new life into the world. Honest, real, filled with laughter and tiredness, frustration and joy, the end result is the same: sharing what it is to be a dad with our own heavenly father.

‘David’s prayers are refreshingly honest, real and life-giving. This book helps to give you a framework to cry out your joy, pain, doubt and unknowing to God.’

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Product Id : 16779
Exploring Emotional HealthLiz Edge
On average, three children in every class at school are affected
by a mental health issue
Did you know ...

• It is estimated that half of all mental health problems manifest before
the age of 14 years old

• Child and adolescent mental health services are turning away approximately 25% of children referred to them for treatment

• Only 0.7% of the NHS budget is spent on children’s mental health

• 2 in 5 young carers have a mental health problem

• 1 in 12 young people self-harm

Youth leaders recognise that issues around emotional health are growing and research shows that young people want to talk about it!

In her debut book, Exploring Emotional Health, author Liz Edge provides key information and six ready-to-go workshops covering: self-esteem; anxiety; depression; self-harm; and identifying and coping with emotions, to enable even the busiest of youth leaders to provide effective support in building resilient young people.

Liz says: “This book was born out of identifying personally and professionally the need to support youth leaders and young people in exploring emotional health and faith. Each workshop is the start of an ongoing conversation that we must engage with in our practice.”

Liz Edge is a professionally qualified youth work practitioner, holding a first-class degree in Youth Work and Ministry. She has worked with young people across a wide range of Christian and other settings and now delivers innovative youth work through education, training and intervention.
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Intercessions For A Hurting WorldNick Fawcett

In a hurting world that needs praying for more than ever, Nick Fawcett provides a new collection of a hundred jargon-free prayers to meet that need.

Avoiding religious jargon and using instead, language that speaks to all, he provides an invaluable resource for those leading intercessions in public worship, so that they may pray meaningfully, thoughtfully and confidently.

Intercessions for a Hurting World doesn’t simply remind us of matters we sometimes ignore or forget, it also brings home the reality of human need and prompts us into action.

As Nick says: ‘. . . we need to pray in the modern-day vernacular and, as far as possible, in words that speak to non-believers as much as believers. We need to include rather than exclude, to welcome in rather than shut out.’

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The Bumper Book of Resources: Instant Youth Group (Volume 8)Various Imagine if you had in one place material from some of the most well-respected writers for young people!

Anyone who works with young people knows how difficult it is to come up with something fresh and exciting that will keep them interested. And in today’s increasingly busy world, time is shorter than ever.

Now imagine if there was a book that you could just dip into to help you with prayers, services, sermon ideas and illustrative material, both for general and all-age worship, that covers the major festivals of the Christian year ...

Well here it is! The Bumper Book of Resources: Instant Youth Group!

Topics covered include:

Weekends away, All-age worship, Getting teenagers to talk, Club sessions, Ice breakers, Quizzes, Sessions for 9-14 year olds, Sessions for 11-16 year olds, The Church Year, Prayers, Dramas

Contributors include: David Adam; Tony Bower; Philip Eley; Nick Fawcett; Michael Forster; David Gatward; Phil Green; Nick Harding; Rob Hurd; Ray Jackson; Susan Sayers; Tim Storey, and Pete Townsend.
Product Id : 16740
Beastly Bible Stories Colouring Book - Old TestamentClaire Benton-Evans So you think the Bible is boring? THINK AGAIN!

All you need are these books and some colouring pens and you’re good to go!

These lively cartoons, from the Beastly Bible Stories series, are the perfect way to explore the Bible and to have fun. The Old Testament features cartoons covering 51 stories from Genesis to the prophets. The New testament features 51 stories from the Gospels to Revelation.

From the weird, wonderful, gory and glorious Old Testament, to the miraculous mayhem of the death-defying New Testament, these books will prove to be a lifesaver, particularly when you’ve got 10 minutes spare and children crawling up the walls!

Children will love bringing the stories to life in every gory detail!
Product Id : 16741
Beastly Bible Stories Colouring Book - New TestamentClaire Benton-Evans So you think the Bible is boring? THINK AGAIN!

All you need are these books and some colouring pens and you’re good to go!

These lively cartoons, from the Beastly Bible Stories series, are the perfect way to explore the Bible and to have fun. The Old Testament features cartoons covering 51 stories from Genesis to the prophets. The New testament features 51 stories from the Gospels to Revelation.

From the weird, wonderful, gory and glorious Old Testament, to the miraculous mayhem of the death-defying New Testament, these books will prove to be a lifesaver, particularly when you’ve got 10 minutes spare and children crawling up the walls!

Children will love bringing the stories to life in every gory detail!
Product Id : 16682
Big QuestionsPete Townsend A resource to help young people look at issues, examine the evidence and, with the help of the Bible, gain a better understanding of what’s involved and hopefully to draw their own conclusions about the following Big Questions: Does God exist? Is creation random or is there a hint of design? Is climate change for real? Why do we have the rich and the poor? Why is there suffering in the world? Is there life after death? Who was Jesus? What is the purpose of questioning? For individuals or as a resource for young people’s groups.
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The Challenge Of The Lord’s PrayerJohn Cox You’ve said the Lord’s Prayer so often that you know it off by heart. But does it still challenge you? Can you truly stand up to the demands of this most holy and beloved of prayers?

In his new book, The Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer, author John Cox forces us to face the prayer of Jesus head on and not to pray it lightly. He provides valuable insights into its meaning and relevance today, raising important questions to challenge those who have the courage to pray this ancient prayer with a true and living faith.

As John says: “We sometimes think that prayer is all about asking, but in asking for things for ourselves, our very asking challenges us about what we are doing - in relation to God and in relation to others.”

John Cox was ordained priest in the Anglican Church in 1968 and has worked as curate and rector of an inner-city ex-slum parish in Birmingham, as well as being Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Post-ordination training. Having retired twice, he now spends his time writing, playing golf and enjoying river cruises.

The Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer insists that we put God first in our praying and demands that, as we ask God for forgiveness, we consider the needs of others and how we, in turn, forgive them. And it calls us to stand up to the evil in our world today.

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Still Valued and BlessedPatrick Coghlan What exactly is old age? Grey hair? A pension? A state of mind? Whatever it is, and however it is defined, one thing is for sure: God wants our lives to continue to be valued and blessed.

In his new book, Still Valued and Blessed, author Patrick Coghlan encourages everyone entering and journeying through old age to do so with a positive attitude and to live a spiritually fruitful and fulfilling life.

As Patrick says: “I am sure that God doesn’t want us to stop living fulfilling lives - filled with joy and hope - just because we have reached a certain age. We still have spiritual needs to be met, callings to fulfil, and new things to learn!”

Patrick Coghlan is a Baptist Minister and chaplain for a care trust. He has considerable experience of working with people of most age groups, in the context of providing ministry and care. His first book was published in 2001 and he has since written a variety of Christian resources for different age groups, and some family novels.

Still Valued and Blessed is a personal resource written predominantly for older people and those approaching this time of life. This much-needed guide aims to help us all approach, enter and journey through old age positively and to discover a new wealth of spiritual fruitfulness, with joy and hope. It examines biblical teaching about God’s purpose for our whole lives, encouraging us to be challenged by new experiences and opportunities, and to learn from those older characters in the Bible who served God in truly amazing ways.
Product Id : 16627
The Scandal Of Christian DisunionNicholas King There is nothing new about divisions in the Church, and all of us could tell stories of Christians faced with interdenominational tensions. The fact remains that the Church has, especially today, an absolute duty to proclaim the gospel; but we always need to check that it is indeed the gospel that we are trying to preach. For we are fallible and sinful and we can get it wrong.

The first chapter of Nicholas King’s book considers the scandal of Christian disunion, and in particular the mystery whereby perfectly good people seem content to live with the scandal. Then he looks at each of the 27 documents that constitute the New Testament and demonstrates that the writers were well aware of the possibility of divisions in the Church and that they had a way of coping with the divisions, by keeping their eyes on God and on Jesus.

The final part of the book considers one particular issue that divides Christians of the Roman Catholic Church from other Christians, namely the role given to Mary the mother of Jesus, and in particular to the two teachings about her Immaculate Conception and her Assumption, and whether the Catholic position represents an unbridgeable gap for Christians from other traditions.
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Let Us Worship The LordJohn Cox This compendium of prayers, reflections, Bible-based monologues, sermon ideas and full services is a valuable resource for those who devise and lead worship. As well as more general material, the focus is on the two great festivals of Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.

The book contains over 300 prayers, with opening prayers, confessions, intercessions and blessings set out for the Christian Year and specific topics.

The material is drawn from books already published by our popular author, John Cox and is brought together here to assist those looking for background information, ideas for sermons, prayers and talks as they prepare to lead congregations in their worship.

The reflections will both stimulate and encourage them in their own spiritual journey.
Product Id : 16633
Revelations of Glory David Adam

Saints are not set apart as perfect or sinless, for they have the same weaknesses as all humans, but they are who God has called them to be and in being themselves, they reveal God’s glory. Saints are people who work in common union with God and he is seen at work in their lives. This book is to introduce you to some of the people who are heroes of the Church and are revelations of God’s glory. We share a common union with them, for we have the same Creator and Redeemer and the same Spirit of God: in God we are one with them.

Each celebration of a saint follows the same format: a short introduction to the saint’s life, the Scripture readings for the saint’s day, which are taken mainly from the Common Worship Lectionary, an opening prayer, intercessions, the peace and a blessing.

Together with its companion volume Icons of Glory, this book will encourage you to explore the common union to which we all belong and to discover God’s call to you, which is unique. This is a call to be a fellow worker with God and to reveal his glory in your life.


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The Bumper Book of Resources: All-Age Worship (Volume 7)Various This Bumper Book (together with its companion volumes) draws together material from a wide range of sources and a number of top authors to create an invaluable resource for anyone seeking help with prayers, services, sermon ideas and illustrative material both for general and all-age worship, that covers the major festivals of the Christian year.
Product Id : 16516
Beastly Bible Stories - Book 8Claire Benton-Evans
Turning the world upside down

So you think the Bible is boring?

THINK AGAIN!

12 lively-told and illustrated New Testament stories, also including a Beastly bonus story! ‘full of the blood, guts and miraculous mayhem that other children’s Bible stories are afraid to mention.
WARNING!
This book contains wildfire, a deadly sermon and a ten-headed monster!’

Are YOU brave enough for BEASTLY BIBLE STORIES?
Product Id : 16607
Credible WitnessesJohn Parr John’s Gospel includes a broad spectrum of witnesses to Jesus, whose wide-ranging responses and stories are an attempt to persuade audiences of their points of view on Jesus, which range from positive to negative. The evangelist wants his readers to become more confident in their faith, hence his desire to tell a credible story (or series of stories) about Jesus.

Credible Witnesses follows John’s lead by allowing many of his characters to speak about Jesus by telling their stories. This involves imagination and even conjecture at times. In each of the chapters of this book, a character’s testimony is illuminated with some background information, before going on to show how John uses the testimony as part of the witness of his Gospel as a whole. Each chapter ends with some reflections that help to draw John’s Gospel into the present.
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Experiencing God In Unexpected PlacesPatrick Coghlan Aimed at a variety of readerships, Experiencing God in Unexpected Places is for those who want to know more about the meaning and significance of the Beatitudes, and to gain a greater understanding of the nature of joy and blessing.

The book will also help people who are coming to terms with difficult times, and all those who struggle to understand how we can experience God, his joy and blessing, even in the more negative situations in life – sometimes more so.

Patrick Coghlan examines how we are able to deal with the more negative experiences often faced in life; to have a deeper joy, to receive more of God’s blessing, and to experience the Triune God (God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit) in new and significant ways eternally. Also, how we can appreciate more fully all the joy and blessings that God showers upon us on a daily basis; though not everyone attributes them to God.

Each Beatitude is divided into two halves, which are looked at in alternate chapters. The first half is the challenge of the Beatitude, and the second half is the blessing of the Beatitude. The Appendix at the end of the resource invites and assists the reader to go on a physical journey of prayer, based on the Beatitudes.
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No Body But YoursPaul Cox Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world. St Teresa of Avila.

As Christians, we are all challenged by Jesus’ final commission to his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. It has clearly not yet been accomplished and this is the springboard for Paul Cox’s thought-provoking course of Lent reflections in No Body But Yours. Through six sessions, each of which can be followed either as a personal reflection for Lent, or as a group, the sentiments expressed in the prayer by St Teresa of Avila are examined in detail.

No Body but Yours is an essential aid for Lent, encouraging us to reflect not just upon how we live our faith, but how this faith is proclaimed and perhaps more importantly, how we can be Christ to and for others.

Calling on us all to take more seriously, and with greater personal engagement, the task Jesus has set us, Paul Cox encourages us to examine how we can be more Christlike, both in our own lives and in relation to others. It is a wonderful and daunting challenge, and one which, by our baptism into a life with Jesus, we agree to take up.
Product Id : 16508
Leading For A ChangePaul Canon Harris 'Leading for a Change' offers practical advice and insights, and explores issues such as:

*Why the leader needs to be a navigator and interpreter.
*How growth and success can knock you off-track.
*How to apply insights from business in the church and other voluntary settings.
*What happens when leaders spend more time managing than leading.
*How we learn from mistakes
*How to pace change.
*How to communicate change honestly.
*What makes change too costly.
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The Bumper Book of Resources: Lent, including Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Mothering Sunday (Volume 6)Various This Bumper Book, together with its companion volumes, draws together material from a wide range of sources and a number of top authors to create an invaluable resource for anyone seeking help with prayers, services, sermon ideas and illustrative material, both for general and all-age worship, that covers the major festivals of the Christian year.
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Worship for Lent and EasterAnnie Heppenstall ‘There is a city with a river of life, a radiant place, a place where God resides, a city of peace, where all can live in harmony, where all, from all directions, can come and live in peace.’

Annie Heppenstall – a professed Franciscan tertiary drawn to expressions of Earth Spirituality and of the Feminine Divine, and the bestselling author of The Book of Uncommon Prayer – provides in Worship for Lent and Easter a truly rich and remarkable weekly liturgy, the underlying theme throughout being that of place and inclusivity.

Beginning with Ash Wednesday’s location in the wilderness of Christ’s temptation, then moving through the desert and onto village, city, family home, temple, execution site, and finally garden, Annie’s biblically rich, comprehensive and creative new liturgy includes Celtic Christian options throughout, reflective and informative introductions for worship leaders, and provision for children.

Written with a deep respect of tradition, yet also with a vivid awareness of contemporary concerns, Worship for Lent and Easter will engage all who yearn for fresh inspiration, energy and insight into this most holy of Christian seasons.
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Abiding GraceRupert Bristow
Prayers for Later in Life

The later years of life are as filled with blessings and challenges as those which come before. In Abiding Grace, Rupert Bristow provides a moving and heartfelt storehouse of prayers that enable the reader to reflect and meditate on them.

Beginning as it should with celebration, Abiding Grace reminds us that there is much indeed to rejoice in, be that the simple joys of laughter, retirement, and even keeping fit! Rupert then gently guides the reader through the anxieties and worries that are an inescapable part of growing old. Regrets and mistakes are brought before God and through his grace we are released from our past.

From birthdays and anniversaries, friends, family and wisdom, through to the time when we all face death, Abiding Grace is a rich and much needed aid for anyone turning to prayer in later life. Indeed, as Rupert writes, it is through God’s saving grace and an awareness of his presence in our lives, ‘that we can all seek to make the seamless transition from life to death without fear or regret, but in confidence and trust.’
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Harmony in WorshipStephen Mitchell & Roger Green Here is an excellent resource for all those interested in the part music can play in worship. At its very best music can enhance so many aspects of worship – from joyous praise to quiet contemplation.

When all is in harmony, all is well, but relationships play an important part and sometimes are ‘off key’. Not only does the book offer suggestions and questions to stimulate those responsible for worship but it also suggests ways to help ensure ministers, organists and worship leaders all sing from the same song sheet.

Contents include chapters on hymns, choirs, organists, the changing face of music in church and instruments. The authors, a well-respected organist and a recently retired clergyman with a music degree, have produced a valuable book to provoke discussion and encourage the part music plays in worship.
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Jesus' WomenJoy Tetley In all four Gospel accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus, women feature strongly. They have a vital role in his family background and are among his closest friends and followers. They frequently make significant appearances in his one-off encounters. Some are named, many are not, but each has her own part to play in opening up the truth of God. Each of these women points us to Jesus, who is God with us. And Jesus himself uses female characters and imagery to get across the meaning of his life and mission.

These women matter, therefore. In this book, Joy Tetley reflects on each one of them, convinced that they still have much to say, even in this day and age, and to both men and women. Whether they speak verbally or non-verbally, their voices still need to be heard, for they bring messages of hope, encouragement and challenge. They can help us to be confident in God and bold in God’s presence. And as they were their own women, so they can encourage us to come into our own, in relationship with the God who ever seeks to raise us to our full potential.

It is the author’s contention that however many times we turn to look at these women, there will always be something more to discover and take to heart. It is a privilege still to be able to meet them through the imprint they have left on Scripture and we should, indeed, thank God for them.
Product Id : 16407
What Do You Think?Compiled & Edited By John Cox Poetry arouses feelings, sparks imagination, prompts arguments, shapes attitudes and keeps us alert to new possibilities. It is there to make us think.

This collection of poems has been selected especially for use with children in schools. The poems cover a wide range of topics, including what we think about ourselves, friends, the environment, bullying and forgiveness.

Highly suitable for use in any setting, some of the poems have an explicit religious theme, presented in a way that invites reflection and careful thought.

This is an exciting resource of engaging and sometimes amusing poems that will help children to think about important issues. Brief commentaries and discussion questions are provided throughout to initiate discussion.

Contributing Authors:

Alison Carver
Ali Dee
Nick Fawcett
Michael Forster
Barry Hart
Val Hawthorne
Paul Keeble
Denis O’Gorman
Susan Sayers
Becky Silver
W. L. Wallace
Sarah Watts
Product Id : 16397
Wide As The Oceans High As The HeavensAnnie Heppenstall Here is a compilation of prayers from five of Annie Heppenstall’s previous books. Annie says, ‘Each one of my books celebrates the awe of this beautiful world we live in, but also acknowledges that life can be very challenging as we struggle with personal circumstances and questions of faith.’

In this book, you will find prayers

• celebrating the wonder of the natural world
• using inclusive and feminine imagery for God
• reinterpreting traditional Christian prayers,
• in inclusive language
• of time and season
• in the Celtic tradition
• for tree planting, place blessing and pet funerals
• to honour women’s stages of life from menarche to menopause
• seeking a way through loss, illness and anxiety
• seeking peace in difficult relationships, including within church communities
• expressing wonder at divine love and much more!

The index enables prayers to be traced to their original sources.
Product Id : 16204
The Old TestamentNicholas King
A new, cutting-edge translation of the Septuagint

Nicholas King is the first person for over 70 years to translate the Bible on his own, without the aid of a committee. His translation, described as amazing, dynamite, instantly accessible and unique, is from the Greek, complete with grammatical inaccuracies and idiomatic peculiarities. Many translations of the Bible opt for a uniform style; they iron out irregularities and try to amplify the text or produce easy-flowing reading or modern English.
Nicholas King’s fresh rendering of the Old Testament is not only innovative, but also illuminating; it will also strengthen the faith of readers. His translation is of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew text, because that was the Bible that the New Testament authors knew. His aim is to keep as close to the Greek as possible, frequently incorporating idiomatic or grammatical peculiarities.

This results in a translation which is exceptionally stimulating, sometimes startling; readers will find that it shakes off the dust which often settles on passages that have become tired from over familiarity or frequent quotation. Nicholas King’s translation is infused with raw power. Readers will gain new insights and find the Bible imbued with renewed meaning and vigour.

At the consecration of Libby Lane as the first female bishop in the Church of England, she was presented with a boxed presentation edition of Nicholas King’s Study Bible.
Product Id : 16396
Beastly Bible Stories - Book 7Claire Benton-Evans
Gory, Gory Hallelujah!

So you think the Bible is boring?

THINK AGAIN!

12 lively-told and illustrated New Testament stories full of the blood, guts and miraculous mayhem that other children’s Bible stories are afraid to mention.

WARNING!
This book contains false friends, Roman execution and a death-defying surprise.

Are YOU brave enough for BEASTLY BIBLE STORIES?
Product Id : 16337
The Teacher (Presentation)Nick Fawcett
A simple guide to daily life

Destined surely to become a modern-day spiritual classic, speaking to people of all faiths and none, this is a book you will want to return to again and again. Drawing on ancient wisdom literature and, specifically, the words of the Teacher, Nick Fawcett invites the reader to join him in a search for insight into the ups and downs, joys and sorrows, of daily life.

At once poetic and profound, The Teacher offers guidance on such diverse themes as love, revenge, relationships, loneliness, justice, wealth, and much more. Here is a timely resource for our troubled world, painting a picture of what life could be, should be, and perhaps, just possibly, one day might be.

Makes an ideal gift book