Group study

BRF group study material is suitable for Bible study groups or reading groups. Material is based on themes or specific Bible passages and can be used by new or established Christians.

Most of our Advent books and Lent books also contain group study material which can be used as the basis for discussion groups.

40 Days with the Celtic Saints

40 Days with the Celtic Saints

Devotional readings for a time of preparation David Cole £7.99

The life stories of the Celtic saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.

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Called by God

Called by God

exploring our identity in Christ Derek Tidball £7.99

The book will examine twelve key New Testament texts which speak of the Christian's calling. In days when much is spoken about vocation, this draws us back to see how the Bible speaks about the nature of Christian vocation. Each chapter will end with reflections and discussion material.

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Encountering the Risen Christ

Encountering the Risen Christ

From Easter to Pentecost: the message of the resurrection and how it can change us Mark Bradford £7.99

Encountering the Risen Christ reflects on the main characters in the post - resurrection accounts and shows how we too can encounter Jesus Christ in a life - transforming way. The seven chapters plus discussion material can be used across the seven weeks from Easter to Pentecost in individual reflection or group study, or at any time of year.

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Walking with Old Testament Women

Walking with Old Testament Women

Imaginative studies for Bible meditations Fiona Stratta £7.99

The world of the Old Testament can seem remote, yet a meditative approach to reading it can be an excellent way of bringing the characters closer to home. Walking with Old Testament Women follows the same imaginative, Ignatian-style approach as the author's well-received first book, Walking with Gospel Women. Considering around 20 women characters, some familiar, some anonymous, we explore what their experiences can teach us today. Suitable for both group and individual use, it is also an excellent resource for refreshing Bible understanding for those who feel they know the stories well.

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Deep calls to Deep

Deep calls to Deep

Spiritual formation in the hard places of life Tony Horsfall £7.99

The Psalms offer honest insights into the reality of life with God, reflecting every human emotion and situation. Through looking at some of the Psalms written 'from the depths' we can understand more fully the way God works to shape our characters and form the life of Christ within us during difficult times in life. This will enable us not only to make sense of our own history with God, but also help us to get to know God here and now, and prepare us for what may lie ahead.

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Journalling the Bible

Journalling the Bible

40 writing exercises Corin Child £7.99

The spiritual discipline of journaling has become increasingly popular in recent years and this book shows how it can fruitfully overlap with creative writing to provide an original way of engaging with the Bible. Journalling the Bible offers forty writing/journaling exercises that have been tested in workshops around the country, providing an imaginative resource for individual and group work and a refreshingly different way to become better acquainted with Scripture.

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Learning with Foundations21: Jesus

Learning with Foundations21: Jesus

A seven-week course of study material for individuals and groups Claire Musters £4.99

This study resource provides seven weeks of material for group or individual use. Each week includes an overview session with shorter follow-up sessions through the week, encouraging continuity between one meeting and the next, with questions and activities differentiated for different learning styles, and links to the Foundations21 website for those wishing to explore further.

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Learning with Foundations21: Prayer

Learning with Foundations21: Prayer

A seven-week course of study material for individuals and groups Claire Musters £4.99

This study resource provides seven weeks of material for group or individual use. Each week includes an overview session with shorter follow-up sessions through the week, encouraging continuity between one meeting and the next, with questions and activities differentiated for different learning styles, and links to the Foundations21 website for those wishing to explore further.

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A Good Childhood

A Good Childhood

Valuing children in today's society Liz Baddaley £7.99

What is it like to be a child in the UK today? How does this match up to God's plan for childhood? What are our responsibilities towards the children growing up in our communities? his resource is designed to help you to explore society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. Supported by online resources including contemporary images and video interviews, it examines evidence from The Children's Society's Good Childhood Inquiry from the Bible's perspective through a series of seven studies for individuals and church groups. Each session focuses on a key theme of the research: values; inequality; family; well-being; friendship; lifestyle; and learning.

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Servant Ministry

Servant Ministry

A portrait of Christ and a pattern for his followers Tony Horsfall £7.99

Servanthood is something to which all believers are called, not just those in full-time ministry, and so understanding what servanthood means is vital for the health and well-being of local churches. Every member needs to appreciate their role as a servant of God. Servant Ministry offers a practical exposition of the first 'Servant Song' based in Isaiah (42:1-9). Writing from many years of Christian teaching and mentoring, Tony Horsfall applies insights drawn from the Isaiah passage to topics such as the motivation for service and the call to serve; valid expressions of servanthood and the link between evangelism and social action; character formation and what it means to be a servant; how to keep going over the long haul in the harsh realities of ministry; the importance of listening to God on a daily basis and also over a whole lifetime.

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The Recovery of Love

The Recovery of Love

Walking the way to wholeness Naomi Starkey £6.99

Some people like to be taken on mystery tours; others prefer to have a clear idea of where they are going, how long it will take, and where they will stop for lunch. This book is, in some ways, a bit of a mystery tour, exploring aspects of faith and truth through storytelling, reflection on Bible passages and quotations from other writers. At the heart of the narrative is the meaning of love: on the one hand, our hunger for it and often weary search to find it, and on the other hand God's breathtaking love for us.

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Walking with Gospel Women

Walking with Gospel Women

Interactive Bible meditations Fiona Stratta £7.99

Imaginative meditation can be a powerful way of attuning ourselves to God's presence, involving as it does the emotions as well as the mind. This book offers a refreshing and inspiring way into Bible study, using meditative monologues based around many of the women of the gospels. Through a time of guided reflection, we identify with the woman concerned and see what lessons emerge for today as we ponder her story.

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God's Church My Place

God's Church My Place

What it means to belong to a Christian community Steve Tilley £6.99

What does being involved in church mean in practical terms? Christian communities are full of people exercising ministries, doing useful work and, well, helping others. How do we find our place? God's Church, My Place is a book for people who want to serve God and need to work out the where, when and how of that. It covers important topics such as church structure, worship, prayers, serving and the precarious state of the coffee - and all done thoroughly biblically. It will not push you into leadership but value your membership.

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Jesus Name Above All Names

Jesus Name Above All Names

32 Bible studies on the person and work of Jesus Anne Le Tissier £8.99

This book offers straightforward, devotionally-based Bible study material on 32 names and titles ascribed to Jesus in Scripture. From 'Advocate' to 'Word of God', the studies consider what we can learn about who Jesus is and what he has done for us from these different names and titles. The material includes extended reflection on the theme, questions for response, prayers and suggestions for further Bible reading.

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

Finding intimacy with God in a busy life Tony Horsfall £7.99

Rhythms of Grace emerges from a personal exploration of contemplative spirituality. This book shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. It also provides essential insights about building a ministry that is both enjoyable and sustainable.

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Embracing Dusty Detours

Embracing Dusty Detours

A spiritual search for depth in desert places Lynne E. Chandler £6.99

This book takes you on a quest through the bustling chaos of Middle Eastern city life and the drama of a youth-led revolution to endless stretches of rolling desert sand, and Bible places from the top of Mount Sinai to the shores of Galilee. This quest, along life's dusty detours, is in search of oases of all kinds - people, places, and little glimpses of eternity.

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Whole Life Whole Bible

Whole Life Whole Bible

50 readings on living in the light of scripture Antony Billington, Margaret Killingray, Helen Parry £6.99

Whole Life Whole Bible is written from the conviction that God's word illuminates every part of existence, enabling us to see differently and live differently - from Monday to Sunday, in public as well as in private. A walk through the unfolding story of the Bible in 50 readings and reflections shows how our lives are bound up with, and shaped by, God's plan to restore a broken universe. That big story forms our minds, fuels our imaginations and fashions our daily life ad we live in God's world, in the light of God's word, wherever we are.

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A Fruitful Life

A Fruitful Life

Abiding in Christ as seen in John 15 Tony Horsfall £6.99

In A Fruitful Life we ponder the teaching of Jesus in John chapter 15, the famous 'vine' passage. He is preparing his disciples for his departure and describing how they can be effective witnesses in a hostile world. Just as his instructions revolutionised their lives, so a proper understanding of what he is saying can revolutionise our lives also.

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Meet Jesus

Meet Jesus

A call to adventure John Twisleton £7.99

To engage with Jesus expands the mind and heart. It challenges our view of the way the world is, where it is heading and what difference we could make to it. But in a world of competing philosophies, where does Jesus fit in? Meet Jesus is a lively and straightforward exploration of these and other questions, with the aim of engaging our reason, inspiring our faith and worship, deepening our fellowship and service, and bringing new depth to our witness to the world. Each chapter ends with some practical points for action and the book concludes with a section of discussion material for groups.

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The Way of the Desert

The Way of the Desert

Daily Bible Readings through Lent to Easter Andrew Watson £7.99

In the Bible the desert is a place of punishment and discipline, but also of blessing and love's reawakening. Both Jesus and the people of Israel before him spent time in the desert, learning what it meant to be chosen and loved and holy. Yet while the people of the Exodus frequently got it wrong, providing some cautionary tales for us to learn from, Jesus himself constantly got it right, offering a perfect model for us to follow. In The Way of the Desert Andrew Watson takes us on a Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, from the parting of the Red Sea to Israel's entry into the promised land.

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Shaping the Heart

Shaping the Heart

Reflections on spiritual formation and fruitfulness Pamela Evans £7.99

God created the human heart to be a worship-filled, holy place with himself in residence, a garden in which the fruit of the Spirit may grow. Shaping the Heart is a book for every Christian who wants their heart to become - through the healing and redemptive touch of heavenly grace and mercy - a place where God delights to dwell. A book to explore and reflect on together.

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The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

Christmas from Genesis to Jesus Steve Brady £7.99

The Bible presents the ultimate adventure - God's incredible, personal journey to the human race, which he loves with an amazing love, despite its repeated rejection of him. The story culminates in the coming of Jesus Christ, the incarnate God, in the events we celebrate every Christmas. This book of readings for Advent and Christmas shows how Jesus has come to take us home to God, no matter what our starting point.

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