Books for going deeper

Looking for something more? The books below will help you to enrich your knowledge and love of God.

Also, have a look at the Commentaries section.

Living Differently to Make a Difference

Living Differently to Make a Difference

The beatitudes and countercultural lifestyle Will Donaldson £8.99

Few would doubt that we live in a wounded and broken world. But God has sent a Saviour, Jesus Christ, who calls us, in the beatitudes, to live an authentic, countercultural lifestyle. By being different we can make a difference, becoming the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Through living the beatitudes, we could make the world a better place.

More info Add to basket
Faith in the Making

Faith in the Making

Praying it, talking it and living it Lyndall Bywater £7.99

If 'faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see' what does that look like in practice today? In a world that is largely unsure and uncertain, how do we gain our confidence? Faith in the Making recognises the problem and seeks the answer in the list of faithful heroes found in Hebrews 11. This accessible, devotional resource will inspire individuals and groups to live more confidently for God in today's world. Heroic faith is far more attainable than we often think!

More info Add to basket
Towards Jerusalem

Towards Jerusalem

A pilgrim's regress and progress to God's Holy City Steve Brady £7.99

God has an agenda for cities. Steve Brady is convinced of it. The Bible is full of significant cities and the biblical story is full of imagery of cities-culminating in God's 'holy city', birthed in and through his people. Towards Jerusalem is a unique Lent book, a call to live for a vision bigger than ourselves, marching to a different drumbeat towards 'Zion', God's New Jerusalem and all that this means in transformative terms for today's Christian believer.

More info Add to basket
Paul and his Friends in Leadership

Paul and his Friends in Leadership

How they changed the world Paul Barnett £7.99

The more we understand biblical characters like the apostle Paul in their specific situations and in their own time, the more we will be able to apply biblical principles to today's church, its leaders and its mission-transforming and enriching the way we do church today. Paul and His Friends in Leadership examines the apostle Paul's critical relationships with key people, illustrating his humanity, faith, confidence in God and his leadership qualities. This novel approach, by an expert in the New Testament, will encourage us to reflect on leadership in the church today and help us to see how crucial authentic relationships are to our contemporary mission.

More info Add to basket
Followers of the Way

Followers of the Way

ancient discipleship for modern Christians Simon Reed £7.99

One of the most pressing issues in today's church is encouraging people to become true and effective disciples of Jesus Christ. If, in simple terms, discipleship is about connecting more deeply with God and connecting God with the whole of life, Simon Reed argues, we're looking at a lifelong process for which we require long-term skills rather than short-term courses. The Celtic and Desert Christians, drawing on Old and New Testament practices, taught and modelled how to do this through the practice of living by a Way of Life. By drawing together today's need for disciples and Celtic Christianity, Followers of the Way inspires authentic Christian discipleship for the contemporary world.

More info Add to basket
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.

More info Add to basket
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.

More info Add to basket
The Living Cross

The Living Cross

Exploring God's gift of forgiveness and new life Amy Boucher Pye £8.99

A Lent book to explore the freeing, life-changing nature of forgiveness.As we move from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, daily reflections and prayers help us to experience the living power of the cross of Christ through biblical and modern-day stories of wrongdoing and forgiveness. Our journey through Lent will deepen our response to God's love and, as we allow the Holy Spirit to do his work, we will see spiritual transformation in our lives today.

More info Add to basket
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.

More info Add to basket
Confidence in the Living God

Confidence in the Living God

David and Goliath revisited Andrew Watson £7.99

How can we build and maintain confident faith in God in a world where faith is increasingly seen as marginal, embarrassing or even dangerous?

More info Add to basket
Believe in Miracles

Believe in Miracles

A spiritual journey of positive change Carmel Thomason £8.99

This practical book takes readers on a six-week journey into a world of possibility and miracles. Focusing on small practical steps, the book presents a series of short exercises to enable lasting changes leading to a more prayerful, contented and connected life. By looking for the good and focusing on actions to take now, the reader learns to view their daily circumstances, their relationship with God, and their relationships with others differently - bringing a bit of heaven to Earth by recognising the many miracles open to us every day.

More info Add to basket
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 Currently out of stock £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.

More info
A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues

A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues

Martin Hodson, Margot Hodson £9.99

Environmental sustainability is a major issue in society today. While Christian response was generally slow in the 1980s and 90s, concern has grown rapidly in the 21st century across the Church. In this book two environmental experts consider eight of the key contemporary issues, offering eco-tip to enable a response as well as Bible-based reflections. Among the issues covered are climate change, food, development, and population - and the relationship is explored between environmental problems and issues relating to world development.

More info Add to basket
Peter's Preaching

Peter's Preaching

The message of Mark's Gospel Jeremy Duff £9.99

Peter's Preaching brings to life for contemporary readers the content and meaning of Mark's Gospel. As the earliest of the Gospels, Mark is arguably the foundational text of Christianity, summarising the core of Jesus' teaching. Vivid, immediate and provoking, it is in essence the preaching of Peter, Jesus' closest disciple, calling men and women to a more radical discipleship. Each of the eight main chapters of Jeremy Duff's book explores a key theme from Mark, covering every verse in the Gospel while also showing how the text connects as a whole.

More info Add to basket
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.

More info Add to basket
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.

More info Add to basket

Messy Church resources
St Aidans Way of Mission