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The Recovery of Joy

The Recovery of Joy

finding the path from rootlessness to returning home Naomi Starkey Published 22 September 2017 £6.99

This book weaves story and Bible reflection to trace a journey that begins in rootlessness and despair and takes a wanderer across the sea to a series of islands. These islands are the setting for a series of events and encounters through which emerge a progression from that initial rootlessness, through healing, to a rediscovery of the joy of feeling at the centre of God's loving purpose for our lives.

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Christmas through the Keyhole

Christmas through the Keyhole

Luke's glimpses of Advent Derek Tidball Published 22 September 2017 £6.99

This book looks at four songs sung around the birth of Jesus as recorded in Luke's Gospel: Mary's song (the Magnificat) in Luke 1:46-55; Zechariah's song (the Benedictus) in Luke 1:67-79; the angels' song (the Gloria) in Luke 2:14; and Simeon's song (the Nunc Dimittis) in Luke 2:29-32. It offers a fresh approach to the Christmas story with a focus on Jesus as the fulfilment of Old Testament promises and patterns.

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Followers of the Way

Followers of the Way

ancient discipleship for modern Christians Simon Reed Published 22 September 2017 £7.99

What discipleship means and how we help people to become true disciples is one of the most pressing issues in today's church. In simple terms discipleship is about connecting more deeply with God and connecting God with the whole of life, a life-long process for which we require long-term skills rather than just 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.

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Writes of the Church

Writes of the Church

Gripes and grumbles of people in the pews Gary Alderson Published 22 September 2017 £6.99

What would a church magazine letters page look like if the locals just wrote what they thought - and what does it tell us about how we think of our church? In Writes of the Church the locals bicker, complain, and wonder; the vicar is overworked and occasionally lets them know they're pushing him over the edge. But through it all we learn something valuable about ourselves.

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The God of My Life

The God of My Life

A devotional colouring book Michael Parsons Published 22 September 2017 £8.99

Doodling and colouring help many of us to be present in the moment, giving us more focus and aiding concentration. This unique book offers the chance to colour whilst reflecting on a psalm and so to concentrate unhurriedly on our relationship with the Lord. Many will find this book a helpful resource for a special kind of devotional time.

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Family Question Time

Family Question Time

Check out the adventure! Lucy Moore Published 22 September 2017 £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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Seasoned by Seasons

Seasoned by Seasons

Flourishing in life's experiences Michael Mitton Published 20 October 2017 £7.99

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Paul and his Friends in Leadership

Paul and his Friends in Leadership

How they changed the world Paul Barnett Published 20 October 2017 £7.99

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Jesus Through the Old Testament

Jesus Through the Old Testament

Transform your Bible understanding Graeme Goldsworthy Published 20 October 2017 £7.99

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Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word

Peter M. Phillips Published 20 October 2017 £7.99

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Towards Jerusalem

Towards Jerusalem

A pilgrim's regress and progress to God's Holy City Steve Brady Published 17 November 2017 £7.99

Cities in all their diversity. Many are places of anonymity, violence and feelings of god forsakenness. But Steve Brady is convinced that God has an agenda for cities; 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 to 'Zion', God's New Jerusalem and all that that means in transformative terms for today's Christian believer.

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Facing Midlife

Facing Midlife

Tony Horsfall Published 17 November 2017 £3.99

A book of undated biblical reflections, Facing Midlife is a unique devotional guide to one of the most spiritually important transitions in life. Midlife brings with it both difficulty and opportunity but the Scriptures show us how to handle these challenges wisely so that in the second half of life we reach our full potential and find our unique God-given vocation. In Facing Midlife Tony Horsfall shows that God is involved in the midlife transition, using it to shape and form us into the likeness of Christ, and to prepare us for the exciting calling he still has for us. Rather than to be avoided or ignored, the midlife transition is one to be embraced confidently in the knowledge that God is at work in all the circumstances of our lives.

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Living the Prayer

Living the Prayer

The Everyday Challenge of the Lord's Prayer Trystan Owain Hughes Published 17 November 2017 £7.99

Living the Prayer, a fresh perspective on the Lord's Prayer, rooted in the Bible as well as in contemporary culture, explores how this prayer can radically challenge and transform our daily lives. Contained in the prayer's seventy words is a fresh and innovative way of viewing, and acting in, the world that is as relevant now as it was 2000 years ago. The author shows that this revolutionary prayer demands that we don't remain on our knees, but, rather, that we work towards making God's topsy-turvy, downside-up kingdom an everyday reality, a reality contradicting today's prevailing worldviews that all too often champion competition, success, wealth, materialism and consumerism.

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Family Question Time

Family Question Time

Check out the adventure! Lucy Moore Published 22 September 2017 £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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Upcoming Dated Bible Reading Notes

New Daylight January - April 2018

New Daylight January - April 2018

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch Published 01 November 2017 £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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New Daylight Deluxe Edition January - April 2018

New Daylight Deluxe Edition January - April 2018

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch Published 01 November 2017 £5.65

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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Day by Day with God January - April 2018

Day by Day with God January - April 2018

Rooting women's lives in the Bible Edited by Ali Herbert Published 01 November 2017 £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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Guidelines January - April 2018

Guidelines January - April 2018

Bible study for today's ministry and mission Commissioned by David Spriggs, Edited by Lisa Cherrett Published 01 November 2017 £4.40

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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Quiet Spaces January - April 2018

Quiet Spaces January - April 2018

A creative response to God's love Edited by Sally Smith Published 01 November 2017 £4.40

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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The Upper Room January - April 2018

The Upper Room January - April 2018

Where the world meets to pray UK Editor Susan Hibbins Published 01 November 2017 £4.40

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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Bible reflections for Older People January - April 2018

Bible reflections for Older People January - April 2018

Edited by Eley McAinsh Published 01 November 2017 £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 Church resources
Postcards from Heaven