Christian Life

Christian Life contains books for your daily Christian life, whatever situation you might be in.

A selection of our Christian Life resources:

Walking with Biblical Women of Courage

Walking with Biblical Women of Courage

imaginative studies for Bible meditation Fiona Stratta £7.99

We're all called to everyday courage: the ability to persevere in suffering, resilience in the face of disappointment and loss, strength to take on difficult roles. Walking with Biblical Women of Courage is an encouraging and empowering collection of meditative monologues told from the perspectives of women from both the Old and New Testaments. The monologues are followed by questions designed for either individual or group exploration and reflection.

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Come Let Us Age!

Come Let Us Age!

An invitation to grow old boldly Wanda Nash £6.99

In this unique book, Wanda Nash, a well-established writer on spirituality in her late seventies, reflects on growing old with faith and a positive spirit. This compelling invitation to grow old boldly - full of her own experiences and insights - includes Wanda's reflection on her encounter later in life with terminal cancer, and her thoughts on coping with the daily challenges of living a Christian life in her illness and in ageing. Demonstrating a profound sense of the value and purposefulness of 'old age', the author's indomitable spirit is matched only by her fresh vision of the love of God in Jesus Christ.

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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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Experiencing Christ's Love

Experiencing Christ's Love

Establishing a life of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection John Twisleton £6.99

In Experiencing Christ's Love, well-known writer John Twisleton reminds us of Jesus' gracious challenge to love God with heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbour and ourselves. Against the backdrop of the message of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, the author delivers a wake-up call to the basic Christian patterns of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection. These, he claims, serve to take God's hand in ours, leading us into his divine possibilities.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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A Prayer Journey into Parenthood

A Prayer Journey into Parenthood

Claire Daniel £9.99

Pregnancy and new parenthood are some of the most exciting and challenging times of life, and this book forms a gentle devotional guide for that journey. Providing undated Bible reflections and prayers, plus space for personal journaling, it makes an attractive gift for an expectant mother and also an easy-to-use resource for couples to use together as they prepare for parenthood.

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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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Quiet Spaces Prayer Journal

Quiet Spaces Prayer Journal

Olivia Warbuton £9.99

The Quiet Spaces Prayer Journal will help you to develop and maintain a life of creative prayer. With space to write, quotations drawn from Christian tradition and BRF's Quiet Spaces publication to aid reflection, this is ideal to buy for yourself or as a gift for anyone wanting to deepen their prayer life

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Could this be God?

Could this be God?

Bumping into God in the everyday Brian Harris £8.99

In a series of pithy, poignant and profound short readings, this book explores the intersection of faith and life. Spotting parables in the everyday, it equips readers to explore whether they might be bumping into God without realising it. Heartening and often funny, it applies biblical truth in a way that both fascinates and liberates.

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Heaven's Morning

Heaven's Morning

Rethinking the destination David Winter £7.99

The Bible - especially the New Testament - has plenty to say about resurrection and heaven, but many Christians struggle to make sense of what it actually means in practice. David Winter's accessible book explores the biblical teaching on what happens after death and considers what difference this can make to our lives day by day. The author 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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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?

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God's Daughters

God's Daughters

Loved, held, accepted, enough Hannah Fytche £6.99

In today's competitive, fast-paced world, everyone is under pressure to be better or at least 'good enough'. The pressures are particularly acute on young people and this book uniquely presents the perspective of a young woman in her late teens, speaking to her own age group. She offers Bible-linked reflections on a range of relevant issues, from exam stresses and family relationships to being a 'good enough' Christian - and goes on to consider the difference that a thought-through, grace-filled Christian faith can make.

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Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose

Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose

Empowering children to become who they are called to be Rachel Turner £8.99

'Too long we have stood apart as a church and looked at children and teens and said, "We love you, we value you, but we don't need you." ' Our churches have the power to establish a community of purpose that all people participate in. We can be the place where children feel most powerful, most seen, most discipled and most released. We can be the church that God designed. Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose is a practical and tested handbook exploring the possibilities for helping children to discover their specific gifts for what God is calling them to be, and how parents might partner with churches to enable children to discover their true identity and purpose in life and walk alongside them on the journey.

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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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Blind Spots in the Bible

Blind Spots in the Bible

Puzzles and paradoxes that we tend to avoid Adrian Plass £7.99

Adrian Plass approaches 40 'blind spots' in the Bible with honest comment and quirky insights. Not all 'blind spots' are obscure passages; many are familiar places that can trip us up.

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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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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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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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St Aidans Way of Mission
Bible Reflections for Older People - January 2016