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New Daylight September - December 2017

New Daylight September - December 2017

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch £4.40

New Daylight offers four months of daily Bible reading and reflection for everybody who wants to go deeper with God. It is ideal for those looking for a fresh approach to regular Bible study, and offers a talented team of contributors who present a Bible passage (text included), helpful comment and a prayer or thought for the day ahead.

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Day by Day with God September - December 2017

Day by Day with God September - December 2017

Rooting women's lives in the Bible Edited by Ali Herbert £4.40

Day by Day with God are Bible reading notes specifically written for women. All the contributors are women and write from a woman's perspective. The entries for each day contain a suggested Bible reading, with the key verse written out in full, a helpful comment that engages heart and mind and a short reflection or prayer. The regular team of contributors are all excellent writers. Whatever your current situation in life, you will be inspired and encouraged by these notes.

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Messy Church Does Science

Messy Church Does Science

David Gregory Currently out of stock £9.99

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Messy Church Does Science (PDF Download)

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Messy Parables

Messy Parables

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Messy Parables (PDF Download)

Messy Parables (PDF Download)

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Musings of a Clergy Child

Musings of a Clergy Child

Growing into a faith of my own Nell Goddard £7.99

Vicarage life can be exciting, hilarious, scary, surreal and delightful... and that's just one day! Nell Goddard writes honestly and openly about the ins and outs of growing up in a Christian home, from her experience as the daughter of two vicars. With hilarious anecdotes, tough lessons and spiritual reflections from wrestling with faith, this book charts what it's like to live in the goldfish bowl of a vicarage, grow up in the shadow of your parents, lose your faith and find it again. With both rewritten blog posts and brand new material, this collection of tips, letters and musings will appeal not just to clergy children and their parents, but also to teenagers growing up in Christian homes, and to those who want to know what it's like to live a life of ministry you never really asked for.

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Journey to the Centre of the Soul

Journey to the Centre of the Soul

A handbook for explorers Andrew D Mayes £8.99

This unique and ground-breaking book is a summons to a subterranean spiritual adventure, an odyssey of the soul. If you let it, it will invigorate and inspire a search for something deeper in the spiritual life, and will link you with trusted spiritual guides to support you as you progress in a journey of discovery. Journey to the Centre of the Soul mines the rich seams of Christian spirituality, risks the depths, faces the darkness and make astonishing, transformative discoveries.

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Ten Minute Summer Activity Book

Ten Minute Summer Activity Book

Bethan James, Heather Stuart £3.99

This busy activity book will provide hours of creative fun. The story of the life of Jesus is combined with on-the-page activities, perfect as a summer holiday book for rainy days or travelling on holidays.

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Rules for Reverends

Rules for Reverends

Jeremy Fletcher £6.99

Clergy inhabit a fantastic, pressurised, privileged, frustrating and humbling role. They get to join in the highest and lowest points of people's lives, often on the same day. They have experiences. If they are very skilled they learn from them as well as laugh about them. This book is for to clergy like me, and anyone who does anything like the job of a parish priest. You might just recognise a few things, and you'll probably be able to think of some more. And it's for everyone we work with, minister among, share with, pray for and meet with. Normal people. If you're not quite sure what your ministers do all day, what they think about things, why they wear strange clothes, or what they really want to do with their congregation at the end of a busy Sunday, then Rules for Reverends will give you a clue.

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80 Creative Prayer Ideas

80 Creative Prayer Ideas

A resource for church and group use Claire Daniel £8.99

Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life but people often struggle with actually getting on and doing it. This book offers 80 imaginative and creative ideas for setting up 'prayer stations', practical ways of praying that involve the senses - touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing, rather than simply reflecting, as we bring our hopes, fears, dreams and doubts to God.

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Thinking of You

Thinking of You

a resource for the spiritual care of people with dementia Joanna Collicutt £9.99

This book approaches dementia from a number of angles: biological, psychological, sociological, and theological. After an introduction explaining the multifaceted nature of this set of conditions, some possible theological responses are offered to such questions as: what is the nature of human identity? How can someone with severely impaired cognition have a full spiritual life? The book's final two sections are predominantly practical, addressing the spiritual care of the affected individual and how to help churches support affected individuals and their carers. This final section includes resources for ministry in residential care homes.

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Facing Death

Facing Death

Rachel Boulding £3.99

This book of 18 undated reflections draws comfort and encouragement from the Bible and from the author's own experience for those going through life-limiting illness and for their family and carers. With moving vulnerability and without denying the difficult reality of the situation, Rachel Boulding suggests a way to confront terminal illness with faith and hope in a loving God.

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Messy Prayer

Messy Prayer

Developing the prayer life of your Messy Church Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Equipping your Messy team to pray and encourage others to do so, both within and outside the Messy Church context.

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

Bursting with ideas to draw people of all ages together and help them experience Christian community outside of Sunday worship

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Messy Church 2

Messy Church 2

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

A further fifteen units of fun, food, crafts and mess, with a year's worth of material that your Messy Church will love.

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Heaven's Morning

Heaven's Morning

Rethinking the destination David Winter £7.99

David Winter's accessible book explores the biblical teaching on what happens after death and considers what difference this can make to our lives here and now. He also shows how we can present what we believe about eternity as a source of hope to our sceptical, anxious world.

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Spiritual Growth in a Time of Change

Spiritual Growth in a Time of Change

Following God in midlife Tony Horsfall £7.99

Midlife - our 40s and 50s - can be some of the most important years of our lives in spiritual terms. They are also times of change, which can include turbulent emotional transition as we face up to a range of challenging personal issues. Tony Horsfall not only addresses a number of such issues - from facing up to the past to renegotiating relationships - but explores how to navigate a spiritual journey through these years, leading to deeper faith and a closer walk with God.

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God's Belongers

God's Belongers

How people engage with God today and how the church can help David Walker £7.99

This book transforms thinking about church membership by replacing the division between 'members' and 'non-members' with a four-fold model of belonging. Based in extensive practical research, David Walker shows how 'belonging' can encompass a far wider group of people than those who attend weekly services. He examines belonging through relationship, through place and through events, as well as the traditional belonging through activities. He goes on to explore the opportunities for mission that emerge as a result - while also acknowledging the challenges posed for issues such as church financing.

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Being Messy, Being Church

Being Messy, Being Church

Exploring the direction of travel for today's church Ian Paul £9.99

A series of essays by different contributors exploring what Messy Church brings to the wider church, how these different forms of church community can coexist, and what this might mean for the future of the church. Questions addressed include: What will church look like in 20 years' time? How can Messy Church help Christians unite a passion for mission with a heart for ministry? What can Messy Church and Sunday Church learn from each other?

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The Contemplative Minister

The Contemplative Minister

Learning to lead from the still centre Ian Cowley £8.99

Church ministry has changed almost beyond recognition over recent decades, with ever greater responsibilities and less and less time. This book assesses the stresses and pressures of the job and shows how to find a way to be a 'contemplative minister', prioritising a relationship with God and leading others into that relationship. Drawing on experience of developing and leading in-service training programmes on the subject, Ian Cowley gives practical advice on nurturing faith and spirituality amid the hectic life that is ministry today.

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Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders

Reflections on leadership, life and Jesus James Lawrence £8.99

This book faces the challenge of raising up new leaders and helping existing leaders to mature, using the model for growing leaders at the heart of the Arrow Leadership Programme, a ministry of the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS). It comprehensively surveys leadership skills and styles, discerning our personal calling, avoiding the 'red zone' of stress, developing character, and living as part of the community of God's people.

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Working from a place of rest

Working from a place of rest

Jesus and the key to sustaining ministry Tony Horsfall £6.99

Exhausted? Burnt out? Tired? In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the vital principle of 'working from a place of rest

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The Church and Boys

The Church and Boys

Making the connection Nick Harding £8.99

Why are men and boys so under-represented in churches? Why do churches find it so difficult to cater for boys? What would help boys in church grow into mature men of faith? This uniquely inspiring book by Nick Harding spells out the problem and encourages churches to see this in missional terms. The main part of the book includes resources, suggestions and ideas to help boys connect better with the church, with the Bible, and with the Christian faith.

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Messy Hospitality

Messy Hospitality

Changing communities through fun, food, friendship and faith Lucy Moore £9.99

In Messy Hospitality Lucy Moore demonstrates how hospitality can be practised in Messy Church and other church contexts to promote mission and faith formation, addressing the theology of hospitality and how it can be expressed at the welcome table, the activity table, the Lord's Table, the meal table, and in the home.

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Get Messy! May - August 2017

Get Messy! May - August 2017

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.40

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Get Messy! May - August 2017 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! May - August 2017 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.40

Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Bible reflections for Older People May - August 2017

Bible reflections for Older People May - August 2017

Edited by Tricia Williams £4.99

Written by older people for older people, these reflections are designed to bring hope, assurance and sustenance, reminding the reader of the presence and love of God. In each issue are 40 Bible reflections and prayer suggestions to use and revisit as often as is needed. In the central section, Debbie Thrower of BRF's The Gift of Years ministry offers interviews and ideas to encourage and inspire.

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Messy Togetherness

Messy Togetherness

Being intergenerational in Messy Church Martyn Payne £8.99

'Intergenerational' is not something that churches do, but it's something that they become. In Messy Togetherness Martyn Payne looks at Messy Church as an intergenerational expression of church and the benefits of this to the church community.

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Postcards from Heaven

Postcards from Heaven

Words and pictures to help you hear from God Ellie Hart Currently out of stock £7.99

Change is described as being one of the signs of life - but that does not make it any easier to navigate, especially if the change touches on our deepest securities. Postcards from Heaven presents 'postcard-size' reflections on a series of themes linked to change, offering guidance and insight for all those going through such a season in their lives. Not only words but also original artwork offer a creative way of connecting our faith with our experiences and of drawing us closer to God

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My First Bible

My First Bible

Leena Lane £7.99

A treasury of favourite Bible stories known and loved by generations of children, retold for children of today. Gillian Chapman's bold and colourful illustrations bring the world of the Bible to life.

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The Barnabas Children's Bible

The Barnabas Children's Bible

Rhona Davies, Illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski £12.99

A beautiful hardback Bible for 7-11s, The Barnabas Children's Bible retells Bible passages in chronological rather than biblical order, presenting a continuous thread from Genesis to Revelation.

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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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Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

50 activity ideas for the adventurous Pete Maidment, Barry Brand £7.99

Explosive fun for everyone! Pete Maidment and Barry Brand offer 50 new activities for Messy Church sessions. Featuring Big stuff, Construction, Science, Arty and Edible crafts, this book provides inspiration for creating a Messy Church that everyone will love to be part of.

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Parenting Children for a Life of Faith

Parenting Children for a Life of Faith

Helping children meet and know God Rachel Turner £7.99

Nurturing children in the Christian faith is a privilege given to all of us whose prime job it is to raise children. God's desire is that our parenting should guide each child to meet and know him, and to live with him every day through to eternity.

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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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