Christian Life

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

A selection of our Christian Life resources:

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.

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A Franciscan Way of Life

A Franciscan Way of Life

Brother Ramon's quest for holiness Arthur Howells £8.99

Be inspired by one man's unflinching faith in God. This is the first biography of Brother Ramon. It tells of his life's pilgrimage, his quest for holiness as a Franciscan friar, his inner journey of discovery and transformation, his love of God and his influence on others. The selection from his writings which concludes the book illustrates his spiritual journey. It will be an inspiration to readers to live lives fully for Jesus Christ.

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Inside Fatherhood

Inside Fatherhood

Today's fathers tell their stories David Atkinson with reflections by Mark Chester £6.99

As Father's Day turns 80 in 2018, it's a good time for fathers to ask these questions; to reflect on their beliefs and values; to reconsider their understanding of this important role; and for the church to revisit its missional dialogue with men.

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The Freedom of Years

The Freedom of Years

Ageing in perspective Harriet and Donald Mowat £8.99

This positive, affirming book explores and reviews the meaning and purpose of our lives. As Christians, ageing gives us the opportunity to deepen and even transform our spiritual lives. The Freedom of Years helps those who want to undertake the journey by examining the ageing task, the inevitable changes and the possibilities of joy along the way. Read this book, see the potential and seek to age in the light of your Christian faith.

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The Mirror That Speaks Back

The Mirror That Speaks Back

Looking at, listening to, and reflecting your worth in Jesus Anne Le Tissier £7.99

Learn how to engage with God's word, to trust it, to walk in its truth, to see in Jesus your self-esteem.

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God Among the Ruins

God Among the Ruins

Trust and transformation in difficult times Mags Duggan £7.99

It takes courage to hope; to stand in our confusion and grief and still to believe that 'God is not helpless among the ruins'. Guided by Habakkuk and his prophetic landmarks, we are drawn on a reflective journey through the tangled landscape of bewildered faith, through places of wrestling and waiting, and on into the growth space of deepened trust and transformation. As you read, discover for yourself the value and practice of honest prayer, of surrender, of silence and listening, and of irresistible hoping.

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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!

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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.

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Vibrant Christianity in Multifaith Britain

Vibrant Christianity in Multi-Faith Britain is an accessible and thought-provoking approach that encourages readers to think seriously about how we live out our faith in an increasingly multi-faith society.

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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.

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Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word

Biblical literacy and Christian discipleship Peter M. Phillips £7.99

Engaging the Word sets out what we mean by biblical literacy and what it looks like in contemporary Western culture, exploring the benefits of biblical literacy for Christian disciples, and focusing on the benefits for Christian leaders as local theologians and preachers. A series of practical explorations of the role of the Bible will help us reach up to God, reach in to develop our own identity in Christ, and to reach out to others

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Seasoned by Seasons

Seasoned by Seasons

Flourishing in life's experiences Michael Mitton £7.99

Like the seasons themselves, our lives are variable and can change in a moment. In Seasoned by Seasons, Michael Mitton acknowledges this and offers Bible reflections for the variety of life's seasons: spring, the season of emerging new life; summer, the season of fruitfulness; autumn, the season of letting go; winter, the season of discovering light in the dark. What can we learn, and how can we be encouraged in each season of our lives? This book will empower you to discover for yourself the truths and messages of scripture, and might well transform the way you view life's changes.

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Christmas Through the Keyhole

Christmas Through the Keyhole

Luke's glimpses of Advent Derek Tidball £6.99

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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.

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