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Easter EncountersTony Bower
For Primary and Secondary Schools


Let’s go back nearly 2,000 years, to a big city in the back-water province of Palestine. Many people back in the city of Jerusalem were about to have an encounter with a man they would never, ever forget. Even though Pilate washed his hands of an innocent man, how could he ever forget his conversation about truth with the ‘king of the Jews’? A Soldier would always remember the words of the man on the cross. But, that’s not all. This man died and was buried. Three days later... people... encountered... the same man..... Alive. Surely, that was an encounter that they would never forget. And this man’s name is Jesus.

This book is a collection of scripts, poems prayers and dramatic readings all about these ground-breaking encounters. They are written by Tony Bower, who is the head of YoYo (York Schools and Youth Trust), which is a Christian charity that brings the Christian faith alive.

These scripts, poems, prayers and dramatic readings can be used in schools and churches, for lessons, assemblies and services to impact and inspire.
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Follow Me!Ali Campbell

Follow Me is a collection of 40 lively devotions looking at the disciple Peter. Ali Campbell considers the highs and lows of Peter's life and his relationship with Jesus, and how we can relate to Peter today.

Each devotion begins with a Gospel reading, followed by a reflection, then a question or two or suggestion for the reader to think about.

As Ali Campbell says: ‘Jesus loves YOU. Warts and all. Jesus wants you to follow him, with all that you are. So, as we journey with Jesus – bring the whole of yourself along. Let’s see how he can transform us and shape our lives for the journey – just like he did with Peter.’

Ali Campbell is a Youth and Children’s Ministry Consultant and runs ‘The Resource’, a website aimed to equip, support and encourage, train and develop those working with children and young people.

Click here to view ‘The Resource’ website.
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The Possibility of DifferenceMarcus Green In this book, Marcus Green makes three startling honest confessions. His first, that he is an Anglican, his second that he is an evangelist, and finally, his third, that he is gay. It is these seemingly uncompromising and conflicting contrasts that make the basis for this striking, perhaps controversial but absolutely necessary book on attitudes towards homosexuality in the Christian faith.

Rational yet fiercely passionate, Marcus tackles some of the scripture that is often used to condemn homosexuality as a sin and opens it up to the reader as what it really is, the word of God’s love. Addressing the conservative but contemporary orthodoxy that is expected of the Christian community, Marcus explores the alienation that the ‘party line’ has on gay Christians and questions the impact that this has on the wider Christian community.

As Marcus says ‘it’s good to talk. It’s vital to challenge places where talking feels forbidden.’
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Happy and BlessedJohn Cox The Beatitudes are some of the best known of Jesus teachings. But too often they are thought to be a matter of simple common sense.

Popular author John Cox, brings his open and accessible approach to the challenging nature of these short sayings revealing them as among the most radical of what Jesus had to say.

This five week course for individual or group study, explores the context of ideas in the Beatitudes, the insights that differing translations bring to them, and how they continue to challenge us in our world today including our attitude to possessions, to loss and forgiveness, to judgement and salvation.

Ideal for all of us during Lent.
Product Id : 17142
The Puzzle Of Pastoral careAlison Moore The Puzzle Of Pastoral care is for anyone who is responsible for, interested in or practising pastoral care: lay or ordained; in full time or part time ministry; paid or voluntary. Anyone being trained in pastoral care or responsible for training others. The issues raised are relevant to churches of all denominations.

Pastoral care in churches is a puzzle. Why is it rarely talked about seriously? How has it come to be either taken for granted or sidelined as less important than ‘mission’ and ‘church growth’? And why is pastoral care so difficult to do well? It is clearly at the heart of the Christian life, yet in many churches, pastoral care is surprisingly inadequate, and where it does work well, it is often mysteriously difficult to replicate elsewhere.

This book aims to help churches work on better pastoral care provision. It takes a down-to-earth approach in a brief and accessible format. While addressing what makes for good, thoughtful, high-quality pastoral care, it also looks at what can get in the way, the hitches and glitches and challenges. Each short section includes illustrative stories, ending with suggested Bible passages and prayers. It could be used by a group or dipped into by individuals.
Product Id : 17144
Healing Prayer After TraumaPatrick Coghlan Healing Prayer After Trauma explores the possible profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual impact that a traumatic event, be it recent or historical, can have on a person. Providing the reader with encapsulating snippets of the experiences of his younger self, Patrick Coghlan immerses himself in the text and invites the reader to join him on his spiritual journey of healing.

Never shying away from his own anxieties, Patrick portrays an honest narrative of his struggles and his ongoing journey to find comfort and acceptance in prayer and reflection.

Through carefully chosen prayer, he invites the reader to open a dialogue with God and encourages them to listen to his reply. It is a striking reminder that we are never truly alone.
Product Id : 17139
Pastoral Challenges and ConcernsBrendan Geary and Others
A Christian Handbook for Leaders


Pastoral Challenges and Concerns deals with issues of abuse, addiction and difficult behaviour and is a timely revision and expansion of The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour, which was published by Kevin Mayhew nine years ago.

Each subject is treated by an expert using language that is immediately understood by the non-expert reader. This new edition has enabled the authors and editors to bring their contributions right up-to-date, where appropriate with research that has taken place since the first edition.

Pastoral Challenges and Concerns is for everyone involved in pastoral, managerial, educational and professional work, including clergy, teachers, youth workers, doctors and other health practitioners.
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Exploring the Sunday Gospel Patricia Ainge Exploring the Sunday Gospel offers an accessible resource for churches and parents alike as it aims to bring the Sunday Gospel to life through the use of simplified texts, explanations and activities. Helping young children connect and engage with the church year and its significance, it also encourages them to think about how the Sunday Gospel stories are special and how they relate to modern life. The book provides material for the three cycles, A, B and C, that is followed by the Catholic church on a Sunday and ensures that the materials given are suitable and interesting for a younger audience.

Not only a popular author, Patricia Ainge spent twenty-five years working in Catholic schools, both as a teacher and as a deputy head. With her understanding of the difficulties faced by teachers and catechist leaders, Patricia provides a comprehensive and exciting manual on teaching the Sunday Gospel to preschool age children.
Product Id : 17137
Happy TalkJohn Cox
An exploration of what it means to be happy and blessed


We constantly seek happiness and a sense of blessing. In his latest book, popular author John Cox takes a look at how we can be happier and what makes us unhappy. He explores the ideas of religious leaders and philosophers, and what the Bible has to say on the subject.

Special attention is given to Jesus’ radical views found in the Beatitudes.

Don’t chase happiness – accept it as a gift.
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Wild AdventRachel Summers
Discovering God Through Creation


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Colour Make & Doodle - Nativity ModelSarah Kidd Colour, Make & Doodle Nativity Model is a fun and engaging way to teach and remember the Nativity story. Children aged 4 - 11 will love Sarah Kidd’s lively designs. Here is everything they will need to make their own Nativity model, with full, step-by-step instructions and detailed, colour photos to show how the finished model should look. Sarah’s ingenious and inventive recycling of household materials wherever possible combines with the use of products readily available from local craft shops.

Colour, Make & Doodle a Nativity Model and do your bit for the planet! Transform your recyclables into this impressive 3D Nativity scene, where the roll-on deodorant takes centre stage! A fantastic project for the classroom, Messy Church or at home with the family. Hours of creative fun for Key Stage 2 children, designed to develop and enrich their knowledge of the birth of Jesus.
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Michael Forster's Instant Nativity Michael Forster
An inclusive play for the whole school


Instant Nativity offers a great opportunity to include children who might be easily left out – if they are not good at memorising lines, or perhaps overshadowed as they are given walk-on parts while others do the higher-profile roles. In this script, every actor is in a walk-on part, so there is no difference!
Product Id : 17077
In A World Of Tears And SorrowNick Fawcett
100 Intercessory poems to guide Prayer and inspire reflection.

In this book of prayers with a difference, Nick Fawcett offers 100 poetic intercessions that speak in a way other prayers cannot quite capture. Encouraging further reflection, they leave the issues and concerns covered fresh in the mind long after the words have first been read or heard, helping to challenge, move and inspire.
Product Id : 17078
Moments Of GraceGerald O' Collins
Daily inspiration from Isaiah to Revelation

Moments of Grace reflects on biblical passages from Isaiah to the Book of Revelation, bringing out the Spirit-filled light and power that the inspired Scriptures embody. The reflections vary in length, use clear and accessible language and appropriate images and stories. Gerald O’Collins lets the biblical texts come alive for the readers, leading them gently into deep reflection and prayer. Once again, the author shows himself to be not only an outstanding theologian but also a great spiritual guide.

Gerald O’Collins has written or co-written over seventy published books, authored hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, and lectured at many colleges and universities around the world.
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In A World Of Tears And Sorrow - eBookNick Fawcett
100 Intercessory poems to guide Prayer and inspire reflection.

In this book of prayers with a difference, Nick Fawcett offers 100 poetic intercessions that speak in a way other prayers cannot quite capture. Encouraging further reflection, they leave the issues and concerns covered fresh in the mind long after the words have first been read or heard, helping to challenge, move and inspire.
Product Id : 17134
Young Person's Quick Guide to Leadership - eBookPaul Canon Harris An essential resource for schools, uniformed organisations and sports clubs

Every year thousands of young people are appointed as head boys and girls, prefects and team captains. Much is expected of them but often with little or no training. This informative, interactive and accessible guide is packed with advice, scenarios and practical toolkits on communication, running meetings and conflict resolution. It is an essential training resource for schools and organisations, and an ideal gift for proud parents and grandparents to buy.
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101 Creative Prayer IdeasEleanor King

Marble-run prayers, milkshake prayers, paper boat prayers and teapot prayers – there’s something for everyone in this fun, thought-provoking and creative book. With a focus on peace, respect, care for others, and the world around us.

The prayer ideas are grouped into five themes:

• Saying thank you
• Sorry prayers
• Prayers for others
• Prayers for ourselves
• Things to remind us to pray

The activities will be loved by children from 3-11, and many of them will also be appreciated by teens and adults who want to reflect and draw closer to God in an accessible, practical and creative way.


Endorsements:


Not sure how to help children to be prayerful? Whether it's a child at home or a group at church, this book has a wealth of creative ideas to get them involved and get them thinking. (And it might just do the same for us adults!)

Revd Phyllis Owen, Associate Priest, Parish of Southend

I love the way in which Eleanor provides a range of practical, imaginative, child-friendly activities which will connect children to God through play.

Syrie Cox, CEO Southend YMCA

It’s full of fun, fresh and practical ways to help children to pray. I will definitely use them in my classroom!

Rachael Marshall, Church Primary School Teacher

Product Id : 17073
Bob Hartman's Astounding All-Age Bible Readings For Holidays and Holy DaysBob Hartman Each year they come round: readings for Advent, Christmas, Harvest, Easter and every other holy day. And the question is, ‘How do I make them fresh? How do I help my church hear with new ears the readings they have heard a hundred times before?’

This collection of scripture retellings is meant to do just that, with passages relating to holidays and holy days from Years A, B and C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

There are 42 readings in all, complete with interactive devices and specific suggestions designed to invite your people directly into the Bible passage, to engage with it, and see it with fresh eyes.

The enclosed CD-Rom will help if you need extra text copies or want to project the words on-screen for all the congregation to see.
Product Id : 17075
Young Person's Quick Guide to LeadershipPaul Canon Harris An essential resource for schools, uniformed organisations and sports clubs

Every year thousands of young people are appointed as head boys and girls, prefects and team captains. Much is expected of them but often with little or no training. This informative, interactive and accessible guide is packed with advice, scenarios and practical toolkits on communication, running meetings and conflict resolution. It is an essential training resource for schools and organisations, and an ideal gift for proud parents and grandparents to buy.
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Deep Calls to DeepLinda Ottewell Modern-day life may bear no resemblance to the experiences of the Psalmists, yet basic human nature and emotions don’t change. We can easily identify with the range of feelings expressed, as the Psalmists poured out their hearts to God in sincere, earnest prayer, praise and worship. God has much to say to us through the Psalms and their timeless poetry gives us a language to express ourselves to God in return.

In this inspiring meditative collection, Linda Ottewell has chosen an extract from a Psalm as a springboard for her thoughts and ideas, which are presented as a short reflection and then rounded off with a prayer or poem, a verse or two from Scripture, or part of a well-loved hymn.

It’s a book to dip into when you have a few minutes. You’ll find a variety of themes, including upbeat praise and worship, crying out to God for help in times of trouble, admitting doubts and fears, expressing an intense longing for God, and confessing sins.

Our prayers should be vibrant and lead us into the very heart of God. Here are reflections to encourage and edify, to help you draw nearer to God and go deeper with him.

Margaret Rizza writes:

These beautiful reflections on the Psalms draw us right into the heart of Scripture, giving helpful insights into our ordinary, everyday lives. Deep Calls to Deep is a book which will inspire and awaken us to new horizons and this will reflect the way we go about dealing with the very ordinary things which we encounter every day of our lives. The thoughts and reflections after the extracts of the chosen Psalms are very helpful and constructive, allowing us to see anew some of the very difficult things arising from a culture which poses many things which need much reflection.

This is a book of great depth and will be a great blessing and resource to many people seeking a closer relationship with our Creator God.
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eBook - Bob Hartman's Astounding All-Age Bible Readings For Holidays and Holy Days Bob Hartman Each year they come round: readings for Advent, Christmas, Harvest, Easter and every other holy day. And the question is, ‘How do I make them fresh? How do I help my church hear with new ears the readings they have heard a hundred times before?’

This collection of scripture retellings is meant to do just that, with passages relating to holidays and holy days from Years A, B and C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

There are 42 readings in all, complete with interactive devices and specific suggestions designed to invite your people directly into the Bible passage, to engage with it, and see it with fresh eyes.

The downloadable link included will help if you need extra text copies or want to project the words on-screen for all the congregation to see.
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We All ShareMina Munns If you have ever wondered how you can help the very youngest children in our churches to connect with the story of Holy Communion, then We All Share is what you have been looking for! Children under 5 have an amazing capacity for worship and connection with God, yet they are often one of the most overlooked groups within our congregations. We All Share explores how children from the tiniest babies can participate in the themes and actions of one of our most important Christian rites. With easy-to-use ideas and a wealth of real-life stories of how churches and families are helping children to join in, this is an invaluable resource for churches, children’s ministry leaders and parents.

We All Share contains:
• Ideas for use within a crèche setting
• Session plans for children’s church
• Practical ideas for use in a church service
• Resources for the home
• Book and website recommendations
• Real-life stories of under 5s connecting with Communion
• Printable and downloadable sheets

Mina Munns is an Anglican priest in Nottingham with a passion for children’s ministry and for helping children to connect with God.
Product Id : 17067
Looking Through Jesus - eBookAlan Bartlett In 47 daily Lenten reflections on readings from Luke’s Gospel, beginning on Ash Wednesday, Alan Bartlett examines how we see Jesus.

As we say in the creeds, Jesus was both truly God and truly human but, Alan Bartlett argues, Jesus remains a bit baffling and so remains distant. However, if we are prepared to spend time with the Jesus presented to us in the Gospels, looking slowly and honestly, then we will meet him, experience his deep humanity and move through that to see God in him and so meet God in him.
Product Id : 16907
Kevin Mayhew - Lent & Easter Church Supplies Reminder Mailer

Kevin Mayhew - Lent & Easter Church Supplies Reminder Mailer - 2018- Information correct at time of printing January 2018

Click the image to the right to view the full digital version of our mailer! 

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Wild LentRachel Summers

Discovering God Through Creation


Wild Lent will change how we all experience and think about Lent. How? Simple! Instead of a nice cosy room, coffee, biscuits and lots of discussion about the meaning of Lent, you’ll be wrapping up warm and heading off into the wilds! It’s time to get up close and personal with creation and make a shadow clock, have a sunrise breakfast walk, go on a giant egg hunt, hug a tree, walk barefoot . . . and share God’s creation with others.

The activities in Wild Lent include:

  • Things to do when it’s sunny

  • Things to do when it’s raining

  • Things to do with others

  • Short and easy things to make and do

  • Even shorter and easier things to do

  • Things to do in the early morning

  • Things to do on the move

  • Rachel Summers is a Forest School Practitioner and runs Curious Wilds, which provides forest school sessions.
    Product Id : 17065
    Wild Lent - eBookRachel Summers

    Discovering God Through Creation


    Wild Lent will change how we all experience and think about Lent. How? Simple! Instead of a nice cosy room, coffee, biscuits and lots of discussion about the meaning of Lent, you’ll be wrapping up warm and heading off into the wilds! It’s time to get up close and personal with creation and make a shadow clock, have a sunrise breakfast walk, go on a giant egg hunt, hug a tree, walk barefoot . . . and share God’s creation with others.

    The activities in Wild Lent include:

  • Things to do when it’s sunny

  • Things to do when it’s raining

  • Things to do with others

  • Short and easy things to make and do

  • Even shorter and easier things to do

  • Things to do in the early morning

  • Things to do on the move

  • Rachel Summers is a Forest School Practitioner and runs Curious Wilds, which provides forest school sessions.
    Product Id : 16889
    Looking Through JesusAlan Bartlett In 47 daily Lenten reflections on readings from Luke’s Gospel, beginning on Ash Wednesday, Alan Bartlett examines how we see Jesus.

    As we say in the creeds, Jesus was both truly God and truly human but, Alan Bartlett argues, Jesus remains a bit baffling and so remains distant. However, if we are prepared to spend time with the Jesus presented to us in the Gospels, looking slowly and honestly, then we will meet him, experience his deep humanity and move through that to see God in him and so meet God in him.
    Product Id : 16885
    A Letter For LentPatrick Coghlan Based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, A Letter for Lent is an easy-to-follow, off-the-page, six-session group Bible study course. At the back there is also a short, personal Bible study for Monday to Friday of Holy Week, looking at the story of Onesimus in Paul’s letter to Philemon.

    Hung on a framework of letter writing, the author examines topics such as encouraging each other in our faith, getting to know God better, taking on God’s family likeness, and qualities which we should aspire to.

    The group course encourages all the members to participate in the discussion, including the sharing of personal testimony and life experience, and also in the prayer time. The application is both for the members of the group as individuals, but also collectively for the fellowships/congregations represented.

    The personal Bible study course focuses mainly on our personal spiritual journeys. It is more meditative than the group course and encourages a time to be still and quiet in God’s presence each day. On Good Friday the focus is on making a prayer response to the Bible study’s content and what God is saying to the reader through it.
    Product Id : 16890
    A Letter For Lent - eBookPatrick Coghlan Based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, A Letter for Lent is an easy-to-follow, off-the-page, six-session group Bible study course. At the back there is also a short, personal Bible study for Monday to Friday of Holy Week, looking at the story of Onesimus in Paul’s letter to Philemon.

    Hung on a framework of letter writing, the author examines topics such as encouraging each other in our faith, getting to know God better, taking on God’s family likeness, and qualities which we should aspire to.

    The group course encourages all the members to participate in the discussion, including the sharing of personal testimony and life experience, and also in the prayer time. The application is both for the members of the group as individuals, but also collectively for the fellowships/congregations represented.

    The personal Bible study course focuses mainly on our personal spiritual journeys. It is more meditative than the group course and encourages a time to be still and quiet in God’s presence each day. On Good Friday the focus is on making a prayer response to the Bible study’s content and what God is saying to the reader through it.
    Product Id : 16834
    Kevin Mayhew - One Family Hymns Old & New for all Ages Mailer

    Kevin Mayhew - One Family Hymns Old & New for all Ages Mailer - Information correct at time of printing September 2017


    Click on the image to the right to view our mailer in full

    Product Id : 16876
    Season The PreachingPaul Canon Harris Reheated sermons are about as palatable as reheated microwave meals: they fill you up but are ultimately unsatisfying and neither tasty nor nutritious. As we thrive on fresh food seasoned well, so also we grow in faith from sermons that present us with new insights into the Bible and challenge us with God’s truth.

    Drawing on over 30 years’ experience of preaching in settings as diverse as large Christian events and under a baobab tree in Africa, Paul Canon Harris provides sermon outlines and reflections on the gospel and other readings in the three-year lectionary cycle. He writes preacher to preacher, giving an outline, insight and illustrations for others to use in their own preparation.

    Paul Canon Harris is an Anglican priest, writer and poet. He has trained and encouraged many younger preachers in the UK and abroad and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought and other radio stations. He is a Canon Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral.

    Season the Preaching is an invaluable resource for preachers, group leaders and students of the gospels.
    Product Id : 16788
    Beastly Bible Stories - Book 1 (Paperback)Claire Benton-Evans Gory, Gory Hallelujah!

    So you think the Bible is boring?

    Think again!

    You may know lots of friendly Bible tales about animals, angels and the baby Jesus - but that's only half of the story. This book is full of the blood, guts and miraculous mayhem that the other children's Bible stories are afraid to mention. Are you brave enough for Beastly Bible Stories?

    WARNING: This book contains man-eating bears, a killer tornado and God's secret weapons!

    Don't miss:
    1, 2, 3 & 4 - The Tremendous Old Testament
    5, 6, 7 & 8 - The Terrific New Testament
    Product Id : 16833
    Colour Make & Doodle Activity Pack - Nativity Scene Sarah Kidd Spend hours of fun colouring, cutting and assembling this wonderful 3D Nativity scene.

    Full instructions are included in this activity pack, along with a retelling of the Christmas story especially for young children.

    The completed model can be displayed in your home, church or school to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
    Product Id : 16815
    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.

    Click here to view the full contents

    Product Id : 16780
    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.’

    Product Id : 16745
    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 : 16678
    A People Of Peace - Full MusicText by Nick Fawcett, Music by Kevin Mayhew Kevin Mayhew and Nick Fawcett have produced a stunning and thought-provoking work on the horror of war and the hope we can all have, through a true and living faith in God, of a brighter tomorrow. Though inspired by the life of Harry Patch, the last known survivor of the First World War, who died in 2009, the creators of the piece have an outlook that is future-oriented and energising.

    The music, which mirrors carefully the deep meaning of the text, may be performed easily by a church or chapel choir, either on its own or as part of a longer service for peace. This is a work that will stay with both choir and congregation long after the words and music have ended.
    Product Id : 16676
    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.

    Click here to view contents

    Product Id : 16644
    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.
    Product Id : 16628
    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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    Product Id : 16626
    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 : 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.
    Product Id : 16569
    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.
    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.
    Product Id : 16514
    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 : 16513
    New Seasonal Hymns for Lent, Holy Week, Easter and PentecostVarious Here is a wonderful new collection of 39 hymns by fine writers that will stir and challenge congregations during this special season of the Church Year. Most of the hymns included have well-known, congregation-friendly tunes, lowered to make them easily singable. A few tunes have been used that are less familiar and these have all been recorded with full vocals on the accompanying CD.
    Product Id : 16512
    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.
    Product Id : 16515
    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.
    Product Id : 16509
    Kevin Mayhew - Books and CDs Catalogue - 2016

    Kevin Mayhew - Books and CDs Catalogue - 2016 - Exciting new and evergreen books and CDs, Advent and Christmas

    Information correct at the time of printing (AUGUST 2016).

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    Product Id : 16470
    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.’
    Product Id : 16402
    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.
    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 : 16408
    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 : 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 : 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
    Product Id : 16331
    Lord I've A Few QuestionsDavid Gatward
    A Lifetime's irrepressible prayers

    Don’t read this book if you know all the answers, have an awesome and perfect prayer life, and spend each and every day knowing exactly what is God’s purpose for you and your life.

    However, if you’re happier with questions, have the kind of prayer life that occasionally needs putting on life support, and find yourself often wondering what’s happening tomorrow, never mind next month or year, then why not read on?

    From life as a teenager, through college, then out into the wider world of work, marriage and children, this collection of old and new material, written by David Gatward, author of the bestselling Can We Talk, Lord?, spans the past 25 years of his life. It may not be filled with life-changing insights and earth-shattering wisdom, but it is real. And that, when it comes to it, is what God is actually really interested in: wherever you are, and whatever it is that you’re doing, your creator wants you to share with him what’s on your mind. So, what’s stopping you?
    Product Id : 16330
    The Bumper Book of Resources: Dying, Death & Funerals (Volume 5)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.