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Product Id : 17221
Lift Off! - Leadership Skills For 7-12 Year OldsPaul Cannon Harris and Heather Torrens A brief guide to help young people who are given leadership roles.

Ideal for children of junior school age.

This informative, interactive and accessible guide is packed with advice, scenarios and practical toolkits on communication, running meetings and conflict resolution.

An essential training resource for schools and organisations, and an ideal gift for proud parents and grandparents to buy.
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3 - Minute Prayers Before I SleepNicky Edwards This series of prayers gives children a way of processing their day and ending it positively with God.

Ideal for children of junior school age.

Enables children to end each day with Jesus, telling him about their life and being reassured of his presence and love as they go to sleep, looking forward to whatever tomorrow brings.
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3 - Minute Prayers For Coffee BreaksPam Pointer Gives people a positive experience of the presence of God during their drinks break.

Suitable for anyone who pauses for a cuppa during the day.

Invites you to take a drinks break, relax your shoulders, and reconnect with God. Drink your drink, and drink up what God has to communicate to you.

Each daily piece invites you to Read, Pray and Think. It only takes a few minutes, then you’ll return to your tasks refreshed and renewed, having paused to ponder.
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3 - Minute Prayers For The MorningGaynor Cobb Invites you to spend a few minutes of calm and then feel energised for the day ahead.

Each piece is a two-page spread, beginning with a Bible quote which is followed by a short reflection. This is finished off with a short prayer and questions or thoughts for the reader to ponder.

The ideal way to begin your day with God.

Gaynor Cobb has spent many years as a teacher and Christian writer. Her first book, Teaching Christian Citizenship, was published by Kevin Mayhew after one of her projects won a Kent SACRE award. Gaynor has written prayers for both schools and churches.
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3 - Minute Prayers For GrandparentsPam Pointer Gives grandparents the opportunity to chat with God about the joys and challenges of having grandchildren.

Invites grandparents to pray for their grandchildren throughout their lives.

Each daily piece encourages you to Read, Pray and Think for a few minutes as you bring the youngsters to Father God.
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3 - Minute Prayers For The WeekendDavid Gatward A collection of short prayers to help you prepare for the weekend.

Topics include: going to the tip; work-weary; family gatherings; needing a rest; children's birthday parties; the weather; holiday traffic; Sunday lunch; time to pray, and many more.

The perfect way to gather your thoughts before God and before the weekend hits.
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3 - Minute Prayers For The EveningLinda Ottewell Written in the same reflective and inspiring style as Linda Ottewell’s first book, Deep Calls to Deep, and promises to be a great blessing to all those who seek a closer walk with our wonderful God.

Each piece is a two-page spread, beginning with a Bible quote which is followed by a short reflection. This is then rounded off with questions or suggestions for the reader to ponder and a brief concluding prayer.

Loosely based on the Ignatian Spirituality Examen method of reviewing the day, and each of the 40 meditative pieces in this collection is positive, encouraging and thought-provoking.
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Christ The King - Icon Of LoveRaymond Tomkinson For many centuries Christians have found the symbol of the cross to be a source of inspiration. Reflections in this book explore the less well-known cross which depicts Christ reigning as king of heaven and earth.

Known as the Christus Rex, this depiction is rich in symbolism and tells much more of the story of Jesus’ life, suffering, death, rising and triumphant return to heaven than any other form of the cross.

The message of the Christus Rex is explored; each chapter focusing on one of a number of traditional and contemporary theological and spiritual insights.

Christ The King - Icon Of Love would be suitable for individuals but also for groups meeting regularly. At the end of each chapter, there are suggestions for discussions and for prayer and a verse of a specially written hymn.
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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.
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HannahClaire Benton-Evans
A month in the presence of the mother of Samuel

Hannah might seem to us impossibly remote: a woman in a desert town who lived three thousand years ago and as many miles away; a second wife who longed for a son and then - extraordinarily - gave him away. Like a reality

TV show’s all-seeing camera, the Bible connects us intimately with Hannah, showing us her tears and the tensions at home. It captures every word of this faithful woman’s spontaneous song of praise.

The 30 meditations in this book encourage you to spend a month in Hannah’s company Each day links an aspect of Hannah’s story with a Bible reading, which is accompanied by a short reflection and a prayer.

It is said that we can’t really know a person until we have walked a mile in their shoes: why not spend a month walking in Hannah’s faithful footsteps, to see where she and God might lead you?
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MiriamPam Pointer
A month in the presence of God's prophet

30 meditations - a daily reading for a month- plus a postscript, on the life of Miriam as found in the Bible.

An introduction for each section leads into a Bible reading, followed by a short comment, some questions or a thought to ponder, and then a prayer Does Miriam merit a whole book of thoughts about her when the references to her in the Bible are minimal?

Was she really of significance when she lived? Does her life have any relevance for today? Pam Pointer encourages the reader to open the Bible and find out.
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EstherLinda Ottewell How much do you know about Esther and why an Old Testament book bears her name? Who was she? When and where did she live? What did she achieve that is so memorable? What is the book of Esther about? Linda Ottewell looks at why Esther and her story are relevant and important today. To what extent can we identify with Esther and what can we learn from her? Esther has all the ingredients for a good story. It’s exciting, gripping, inspiring, full of drama and romance, intrigue and subterfuge, conflict, tension and danger. However, it is much more than simply a good story. Despite not being spoken of explicitly, God’s presence is felt throughout. The chapters clearly demonstrate God’s faithfulness, sovereignty, compassion, grace and mercy, and his loving care for his chosen people. This devotional contains 30 meditations – a daily reading for a month. A brief introduction for each section leads into a Bible reading, followed by a short reflection, with questions or a thought to ponder, and then a closing prayer.
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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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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.
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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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Sunday Sorted - Year CRachel Summers & Eleanor King Sunday Sorted is a resource for the whole church family and will be treasured by anyone involved in preparing and leading worship in church. Based on the Common Worship Lectionary, it ensures that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, will be exploring and praying through the same themes, ideas, and scriptures. As the family of God we all have things to learn from each other and this book will enable such conversations to happen.

There is something for everyone, for every Sunday of Church Year C, including:

Thoughts on the Readings: This pulls Sunday’s readings together, unpicking the common themes between them, and listening to how they speak into our context.

Discussion Starters: Some churches like to talk in a small group about the readings before the Sunday service. Others might use these discussion starters as part of a café church style sermon slot.

Intercessions: Offering up prayer on behalf of the worshipping church is an important job but one that often doesn’t come with much support or training. The intercessions here will support you in that role, giving you confidence as you make the prayers your own.

Children’s Prayer: Sometimes a shorter and simpler form of prayer is useful, either in a children’s group or in the main service to make sure prayer is more readily accessible for all.

Other Ideas!: Something to display, create, or do, that sets the scene for this Sunday and draws people of all ages into worship.

Children’s Corner: Most churches have a children’s corner, with books and soft toys. This provides suggestions for a simple activity to set out each Sunday, so that very young children and their parents or carers are able to join in the worship with the rest of the church community.

All-age Talk: A talk suitable for everyone doesn’t have to dumb down theological concepts or spiritual insight. These all-age talks allow everyone to understand the scriptures at a level they can understand.

Little Kids’ Sunday School and Big Kids’ Sunday School: Deliberately flexible on age grouping, these suggestions for children’s activities keep things playful and explorative, as research shows that children learn best through playing.

Colouring Page: Each Sunday there is a photocopiable/downloadable colouring sheet, inspired by the Lectionary readings for the day.
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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.
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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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The Possibility of DifferenceMarcus Green Marcus Green makes three startlingly honest confessions. His first, that he is an Anglican; his second, that he is an evangelical; and finally, his third, that he is gay. It is these uncompromising and at times conflicting standpoints that make the basis for this compelling, compassionate, perhaps controversial but absolutely crucial book on attitudes towards homosexuality in the Christian faith.

Rational yet fiercely passionate, Marcus starts by tackling some of the Scriptures that have been used to condemn gay people. He then looks beyond these texts to the bigger biblical story, taking the reader on a journey that reveals the Bible as a place of radical inclusion and love. Finally, addressing the conservative contemporary orthodoxy often expected of the Christian community, Marcus explores the alienation and division that the ‘party line’ has on Christians both gay and straight, and offers an alternative vision of hope.

Through every page, Marcus Green challenges us to embrace ‘the rather glorious possibilities of difference’, and thus to ‘become the fully equal children of God’.
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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 Sunday cycles, A, B, and C, as followed by the Catholic church and ensures that the materials given are suitable and interesting for a younger audience.

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.
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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 7 - 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.

IDEAL FOR AGES 7-11
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Wild AdventRachel Summers Following on from the phenomenal success of Wild Lent, Rachel Summers’ new book, Wild Advent will once again have us all venturing outside to encounter God in the wild! Wild Advent provides an outdoor activity for each day of the four weeks of Advent, progressing through the Carmelite themes for Advent of Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, and Birthing. So why not make Advent a little wilder by wrapping up warm and heading outside to create your own icicle, breathe like a baby dragon, make pebble pictures, do some sand art . . . and share God’s creation with others?

The activities in Wild Advent include:

• Things to do when it’s cold
• Things to do in the dark
• Things to do with others
• Short and easy things to make and do
• Even shorter things to do
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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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Footsteps to Bethlehem Bill Merrington Footsteps to Bethlehem is a series of 31 daily reflections for Advent, inviting you to journey towards Christmas on a pilgrimage of transformation.

Each day looks at the life of individual Bible characters, such as Mary and Joseph, Zechariah and Elizabeth, and reflects on how they coped with the major events in their lives. How did they respond when faced with the choice either to walk by faith, ever closer to God’s light or to retreat from his light and love?

The day’s reflection begins with a comment on the chosen reading, followed by an invitation to consider two or three questions prayerfully and examine your own experiences of the Christian walk. A short prayer rounds off each reflection.
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Michael Forster's Instant Nativity Michael Forster
A truly instant Nativity, for a totally stress-free Christmas performance

- No lines to learn, virtually no actions to perform
- Just two narrators directing the others on stage
- No performance licence required
- Free backing track CD
- Celebrates cultural diversity
- Encourages children who might struggle learning lines to take part
- Sets and props can be as simple or elaborate as you like
- 7 well-known carols - listed below

The Carols are:
O come, all ye faithful,
O little town of Bethlehem,
See him lying on a bed of straw,
See, amid the winter’s snow,
We three kings,
Silent night,
Hark, the herald-angels sing.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 : 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.
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.
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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.
Product Id : 17072
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


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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.