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Home by Another Route

Home by Another Route

Reimagining today's church Paul Bradbury £7.99

Paul Bradbury believes that a movement of the Holy Spirit is beginning to renew and reform today's church - a church marginalised and 'in exile'. Following on from Stepping into Grace, Bradbury takes the prophet's powerful image of dry skeletal human remains coming to life through the miraculous work of the Spirit of God to encourage and inspire the contemporary church to seek renewal through the Spirit. This is a compelling and prophetic book - a must-read for today's church.

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Faithful Grandparents

Faithful Grandparents

Hope and love through the generations Anita Cleverly £9.99

Grandparents can be a vital link between a lived-out gospel and the faith of a younger generation. It takes courage and wisdom, humour and prayer, but the task of passing on the faith appears more significant now than ever before. A visionary book about the privileges and challenges of being a grandparent today; a book which brings soul food to the thriving as well as the hungry, the weary and the disappointed.

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Restoring the Woven Cord

Restoring the Woven Cord

Strands of Celtic Christianity for the church today Michael Mitton £9.99

When they discover Celtic spirituality, many Christians feel that in some sense they have come home. As they begin to explore the people and places significant in the early centuries of Christianity in the British Isles, they find an expression of faith that weaves together strands of being and belonging, worship and witness in a unique and powerful way.

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The Word's Out

The Word's Out

Principles and strategies for effective evangelism today David Male, Paul Weston £9.99

This book aims to reform, re-imagine and renew a theology, vision and practice for evangelism. An invaluable resource for church leaders, its approach is both theologically rigorous and also powerfully practical, with the focus on redefining a genuine biblical evangelism. What does it mean to be an 'evangelist' now? If it isn't your primary gifting, how can you facilitate it in your church? And how can we connect not just with those on the fringes but those who are way outside?

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The Contemplative Response

The Contemplative Response

Leadership and ministry in a distracted culture Ian Cowley £8.99

The true self finds peace in resting in the love of God, in the peace which Jesus promises. Jesus says to each of us in ministry, 'As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide, rest, dwell, in my love' (John 15:9). This book will seek to show what this might mean for those in Christian ministry in the 21st century.

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80 Reflective Prayer Ideas

80 Reflective Prayer Ideas

A creative resource for church and group use Claire Daniel £9.99

Prayer remains a vital part of the Christian's discipleship. Following the success of the author's 80 Creative Prayer Ideas, this ready-to-use resource book contains 80 further ideas on setting up reflective and creative prayer stations or responses. Claire Daniel shows us how to pray with our whole being - our senses as well as our voice, our hearts as much as our minds. Tried and tested, these ideas will enhance the praying of small groups, churches or individuals.

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Prayer in the Making

Prayer in the Making

Trying it, talking it, sustaining it Lyndall Bywater £8.99

Books on prayer can so often make us feel challenged but guilty. Not this one! Prayer in the Making is a book for everyone wanting to pray more confidently. Because we are all different, we need to find the prayer life that fits with who God made us to be. Lyndall Bywater explores twelve different types of prayer, helping us to find the ones which best suit us and our lifestyles. She certainly challenges us, but leaves us ready to talk confidently with God.

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Celtic Lent

Celtic Lent

40 days of devotions to Easter David Cole £8.99

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At Home in Lent

At Home in Lent

An exploration of Lent through 46 objects Gordon Giles Currently out of stock £8.99

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Praying the Way

Praying the Way

with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Terry Hinks £10.99

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What ARE They Doing Down There?

What ARE They Doing Down There?

A God's-eye view of the world, or what's left of it Paul Kerensa £7.99

Via jokes, quips, observations and short thoughts, comedian and writer Paul Kerensa shines a light on the bits of everyday life we probably wish we'd forgotten, or been glad no one was looking - except, well, God.

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Parenting Children for a Life of Faith Omnibus Edition

Parenting Children for a Life of Faith Omnibus Edition

Helping children meet and know God Rachel Turner £12.99

How can we help children meet and know God? Parenting Children for a Life of Faith provides inspiration and wisdom for nurturing children into the reality of God's presence and love, equipping them to access him themselves and encouraging them to grow in a two-way relationship with him that will last a lifetime. This volume is a fully updated compilation of titles previously published as Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose and Parenting Children for a Life of Confidence.

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Really Useful Guides: Psalms

Really Useful Guides: Psalms

Simon Stocks, Derek Tidball £6.99

Each Useful Guide will focus on a specific biblical book, making it come to life for the contemporary reader, enabling them to understand the message and to apply its truth to today's circumstances. Though not a commentary, it will give valuable insight into the book's message. Though not an introduction, it will summarise the important aspects of the book to aid reading and application.

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Really Useful Guides: Colossians and Philemon

Really Useful Guides: Colossians and Philemon

Simon Stocks, Derek Tidball £5.99

Each Useful Guide will focus on a specific biblical book, making it come to life for the contemporary reader, enabling them to understand the message and to apply its truth to today's circumstances. Though not a commentary, it will give valuable insight into the book's message. Though not an introduction, it will summarise the important aspects of the book to aid reading and application.

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Lent with New Daylight

Lent with New Daylight

Rediscovering who we are as God's people Sally Welch £2.99

This resource provides Lent material at an affordable price, using material by four well-loved contributors from the January 2019 issue of New Daylight alongside specially written questions for group discussion. It encourages groups and individuals, whether existing readers of New Daylight or those who are new to using Bible reading notes, to share their experience and reflect together on the Lent journey as a church community.

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Bible Puzzles for Fun

Bible Puzzles for Fun

Tony Spiller £8.99

84 puzzles - crosswords, anagrams, word searches, mazes, spirals and others - will make you puzzle over the Bible. This book will increase your biblical knowledge and will give you hours of fun. Be ready for some surprises on the way!

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The Visual Christmas Story

The Visual Christmas Story

The Christmas story as you've never seen it before! Ian Long £6.99

Colourful, creative and engaging, this picture book is the ideal Christmas gift for children and families who want to share the Christmas story. Using the Blob style of illustration popularised in the Blob Tree publications, The Visual Christmas Story opens the Bible for readers and non-readers alike, of all ages and abilities, and is suitable for use at home, church or school. The Bible text appears opposite verse-by-verse illustrations that encourage emotional and intuitive engagement with the narrative. Includes the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of Jesus.

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Postcards of Hope

Postcards of Hope

Words and pictures to breathe life into your heart Ellie Hart £8.99

A collection of pictures with short reflections aimed at helping the reader hear from God. For the tired and weary and those who want to have God breathe new life into their relationship with him. A sequel to Postcards from Heaven.

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The Prince of Peace in a World of Wars

The Prince of Peace in a World of Wars

Applying the message of God's love to a needy world David Kerrigan £8.99

The BRF Advent book for 2018. David Kerrigan sees the coming of Jesus at Christmas as central to the divine plan to bring peace to the world. Through daily reflection on biblical texts and mission stories, he locates God at the centre of our mission and encourages us to restore the peace, joy and hope that come from accompanying Jesus. The biblical title 'Prince of Peace' leaves us in no doubt that God's purpose in Jesus Christ is to bring peace - universal peace, both with God and with our neighbours. But have we really understood what this peace might look like, especially in a world of wars and suffering?

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Celtic Advent

Celtic Advent

40 days of devotions to Christmas David Cole Currently out of stock £8.99

This inspirational book takes the reader through Advent to the celebration of Christmas through the eyes and beliefs of Celtic Christianity. Starting in November and reflecting on Jesus' coming at his birth as well as into our lives by the Holy Spirit and at the world's end, the author offers a unique approach to the season to help you gain a new sense of wonder in the birth of Jesus, the Saviour of the world.

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Recently published Barnabas for Children titles

Comfort in the Darkness

Comfort in the Darkness

Helping children draw close to God through biblical stories of night-time and sleep Rachel Turner £7.99

Sleep, dreams and the night can be mysterious and sometimes troubling. Children can be afraid of the dark, have nightmares and night terrors, sleepwalk, or have insomnia. How do we deal with their concerns and fears and help them to draw close to God at night? This collection of Bible story retellings exploring God's character and promises will enable parents to help children grow in peace, confidence and understanding of who God is.

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Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry

Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry

children's group activities for ten key occasions through the year Ann Diaz £11.99

Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry provides engaging material for ten special events through the year. Each section offers a reflective time, craft, game, snack, drama and community outreach idea, and Easter and Christmas include extra activities to inspire, inform and celebrate. Whatever your form of children's ministry, Seasonal Specials is an essential all-purpose, year-round resource to help children develop in their faith.

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The Big Book of Bible Crafts

The Big Book of Bible Crafts

Laurie Copley £11.99

If only you knew that every craft you planned for your children's ministry would be a winner... Now you can be certain of success with over 100 tried-and-tested crafts, submitted by children's workers like you, and used with real kids in real churches. Structured into three sections of crafts for younger and older primary ages and for all ages together, The Big Book of Bible Crafts is a lifesaver for Sunday school, midweek groups and holiday clubs.

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God's Story for Under 5s

God's Story for Under 5s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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God's Story for 5-7s

God's Story for 5-7s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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God's Story for 7-11s

God's Story for 7-11s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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Recently published Barnabas in Schools titles

Collective Worship for Primary Schools

Collective Worship for Primary Schools

50 easy-to-use Bible-based outlines for teaching essential life skills Helen Jaeger £7.99

Collective Worship with 4-11s is a practical resource for those leading Collective Worship in primary school, whether teachers or church personnel with links to their local school. It contains 50 ten-minute outlines, each based on a key theme and including an interactive game, a thought for the day, a Bible story and a reflection time.

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10-Minute Assemblies for 4-11s

10-Minute Assemblies for 4-11s

50 ready-to-use assemblies exploring values from a Christian perspective Rebecca Parkinson £9.99

Straightforward and easy to use with minimal preparation, this resource is an essential tool for 4 - 11s for teachers or church visitors leading Collective Worship in school assemblies.

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Recently published Messy Church titles:

Get Messy! January - April 2019 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! January - April 2019 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.50

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! January - April 2019

Get Messy! January - April 2019

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.50

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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Family Prayer Time

Family Prayer Time

Lucy Moore £2.50

Family Prayer Time is designed to encourage and guide families into a habit of prayer, individually and together. Written in an interactive, user-friendly and jargon-free style, it offers simple prayers and addresses key questions such as 'Why should I pray?', 'Where should I pray?', 'How do I pray?' and 'What do I pray?'

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Family Jesus Time

Family Jesus Time

Going on the faith adventure Lucy Moore £1.99

Love God... Love your neighbour... Love yourself. The gospel is good news for messy people, young and old, and this resource is designed for those who are ready to make it their own. Written in an interactive, user-friendly and jargon-free style, it helps individuals and families alike to take the next steps in their Christian journey.

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Family Question Time

Family Question Time

Going on the faith adventure Lucy Moore £1.99

Based on the idea of the gospel being good news for messy people, young and old, Family Question Time is designed to help families talk about the basics of the Christian faith. Written in an interactive, user-friendly and jargon-free style, it offers information alongside encouragement to ask big questions, and contains suggestions about how to express a commitment to God.

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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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Messy Church Does Science

Messy Church Does Science

David Gregory £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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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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Easter Family Time

Easter Family Time

Lucy Moore £1.99

An affirming Easter gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over Easter. This minibook aims to transfer the core values of Messy Church to the home and family context, encouraging families to talk together, be creative, be hospitable, be Christ-centred and celebratory, and including activities for all ages.

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Christmas Family Time

Christmas Family Time

Lucy Moore £1.99

An affirming Christmas gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over the Christmas holiday period. This minibook aims to transfer the core values of Messy Church to the home and family context, encouraging families to talk together, be creative, be hospitable, be Christ-centred and celebratory, and including activities for all ages.

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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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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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Recently published Dated Bible Reading Notes:

The Upper Room September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

The Upper Room September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

Where the world meets to pray UK Editor Susan Hibbins £4.50

The Upper Room is a unique publication which has a worldwide readership of some three million, with over 70 different editions in 40 languages. Unlike most Bible Reading Notes, the readings and reflections in The Upper Room are written exclusively by the readers themselves who seek to share the insights of their faith with others. Each day's reading contains a Bible passage to read (you will need to use a Bible), a reflection on the passage and prayer followed by a Thought for the Day and a suggested Prayer Focus for the day. There is also a set of small group questions provided each week to fuel discussions within your house group, with a prayer partner or just with friends in church.

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The Upper Room September - December 2018

The Upper Room September - December 2018

Where the world meets to pray UK Editor Susan Hibbins £4.50

The Upper Room is a unique publication which has a worldwide readership of some three million, with over 70 different editions in 40 languages. Unlike most Bible Reading Notes, the readings and reflections in The Upper Room are written exclusively by the readers themselves who seek to share the insights of their faith with others. Each day's reading contains a Bible passage to read (you will need to use a Bible), a reflection on the passage and prayer followed by a Thought for the Day and a suggested Prayer Focus for the day. There is also a set of small group questions provided each week to fuel discussions within your house group, with a prayer partner or just with friends in church.

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Quiet Spaces September - December 2018

Quiet Spaces September - December 2018

A creative response to God's love Edited by Sally Smith £4.50

Quiet Spaces is BRF's prayer and spirituality journal. Published three times a year, each edition journeys through up to nine themes drawn from the Bible, spiritual writers, the natural world, the lives of Christians from across the centuries or from Christian spiritual traditions. Each theme is explored in twelve prayerful ways using creative activities, your personal faith experience, poetry, liturgy, reflection, imagining and meditation, helping you into a heart encounter with God. Ideal both for those who have discovered the benefits of reflection, meditation and contemplation and are looking for a resource to guide their periods of quiet and for people coming to reflection and meditation for the first time.

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New Daylight September - December 2018

New Daylight September - December 2018

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch £4.50

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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New Daylight Deluxe Edition September - December 2018

New Daylight Deluxe Edition September - December 2018

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch £5.75

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. The deluxe edition of New Daylight is published in large print and with quality paper.

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Guidelines September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

Guidelines September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

Bible study for today's ministry and mission Commissioned by David Spriggs £4.50

Guidelines is a unique Bible reading resource that offers four months of in-depth study written by leading scholars. Contributors are drawn from around the world, as well as the UK, and represent a stimulating and thought-provoking breadth of Christian tradition. Instead of the usual dated daily readings, Guidelines provides weekly units, broken into at least six sections, plus an introduction giving context for the passage and a final section of points for thought and prayer. On any day you can read as many or as few sections as you wish, to fit in with work or home routine. As well as a copy of Guidelines, you will need a Bible. Each contributor also suggests books for further study.

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Guidelines September - December 2018

Guidelines September - December 2018

Bible study for today's ministry and mission Commissioned by David Spriggs £4.50

Guidelines is a unique Bible reading resource that offers four months of in-depth study written by leading scholars. Contributors are drawn from around the world, as well as the UK, and represent a stimulating and thought-provoking breadth of Christian tradition. Instead of the usual dated daily readings, Guidelines provides weekly units, broken into at least six sections, plus an introduction giving context for the passage and a final section of points for thought and prayer. On any day you can read as many or as few sections as you wish, to fit in with work or home routine. As well as a copy of Guidelines, you will need a Bible. Each contributor also suggests books for further study.

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Get Messy! September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

Get Messy! September - December 2018 (PDF Download)

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.50

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! September - December 2018

Get Messy! September - December 2018

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team £4.50

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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Day by Day with God September - December 2018

Day by Day with God September - December 2018

Rooting women's lives in the Bible Edited by Ali Herbert £4.50

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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Bible Reflections for Older People September - December 2018

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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