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Praying the Bible with Luther

Praying the Bible with Luther

A simple approach to everyday prayer Michael Parsons Published 21 July 2017 £7.99

Praying biblically and with intent. There is a need in today's church to relate scripture and prayer in such a way as to enable us to speak God's words after him. This book takes a simple lectio divina approach developed in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther and offers practical guidance to pray in this way. Beginning each time of prayer with a Bible passage, Luther would meditate on it with four 'strands' in mind: teaching, thanksgiving, repentance and supplication. Then he would pray, having his thoughts shaped by his reading, praying God's words after him, confident of God's grace. Praying the Bible with Luther explains this method, demonstrates it and encourages readers to follow his example, helping us to turn scripture into prayer and to pray it into our own lives today.

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Pilgrim Journeys

Pilgrim Journeys

Pilgrimage for walkers and armchair travellers Sally Welch Published 21 July 2017 £7.99

In Pilgrim Journeys, experienced pilgrim and writer Sally Welch explores the less-travelled pilgrim routes of the UK and beyond, through the eyes of the pilgrims who walk them. Each chapter explores a different aspect of pilgrimage, offering reflections and indicating some of the spiritual lessons to be learned that may be practised at home. This absorbing book shows how insights gained on the journey can be incorporated into the spiritual life of every day, bringing new ways of relationship with God and with our fellow Christians, offering support and encouragement as we face the joys and challenges of life.

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Walking with Biblical Women of Courage

Walking with Biblical Women of Courage

imaginative studies for Bible meditation Fiona Stratta Published 21 July 2017 £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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Welcome to the Lord's Table Activity Book - new edition

Welcome to the Lord's Table Activity Book - new edition

Margaret Withers Published 21 July 2017 £3.99

Every page in this book has been designed to help you mark a very important journey. Step by step it will help you to learn all about belonging to God's family. So it's about you and God. You can fill in the pages by yourself or with the help of a grown-up. If you are using this activity book as part of your church's Welcome to the Lord's Table programme, you will have the opportunity to offer it at your first Holy Communion as a sign that you belong to God and are part of his family.

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Welcome to the Lord's Table Course Book - new edition

Welcome to the Lord's Table Course Book - new edition

A practical programme for children on Holy Communion Margaret Withers Published 21 July 2017 £12.99

Welcome to the Lord's Table is a fully revised edition of a highly successful programme, used in many churches and denominations throughout the UK. Rewritten for a new generation, it has been brought up to date, fully reflecting changes in both church process and church culture over recent years. New illustrations and new content will enhance the book's appeal and usefulness.

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Church from the Inside

Church from the Inside

Welcome, news sheets, magazines and stories Laura Treneer Published 21 July 2017 £3.99

An essential guide to effective church communications. Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource provides practical ideas so that people are warmly welcomed with clear and relevant communication. Ideal for church teams who want to reach their communities effectively, and a perfect gift for church leaders and volunteers who are short on time but need fast relevant advice. Whether you're looking for a crash course, a brief refresher or a reference toolkit, you'll find what you need. Advice you can read and apply, from people you can trust.

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Church from the Outside

Church from the Outside

Displays, noticeboards, invitations and PR Laura Treneer Published 21 July 2017 £3.99

Combining missional vision with practical advice, this resource helps you see your church with the eyes of your neighbours and create visual communications to reach them. Ideal for church teams who want to reach their communities effectively, and a perfect gift for church leaders and volunteers who are short on time but need fast relevant advice. Whether you're looking for a crash course, a brief refresher or a reference toolkit, you'll find just what you need. Advice you can read and apply, from people you can trust.

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Come Let Us Age!

Come Let Us Age!

An invitation to grow old boldly Wanda Nash Published 21 July 2017 £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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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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Upcoming Messy Church titles

Get Messy! September - December 2017

Get Messy! September - December 2017

Session material, news, stories and inspiration for the Messy Church community The Messy Church Team Published 01 July 2017 £4.40

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 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 September - December 2017

New Daylight September - December 2017

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

New Daylight Deluxe Edition September - December 2017

Sustaining your daily journey with the Bible Edited by Sally Welch Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

Day by Day with God September - December 2017

Rooting women's lives in the Bible Edited by Ali Herbert Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

Guidelines September - December 2017

Bible study for today's ministry and mission Commissioned by David Spriggs, Edited by Lisa Cherrett Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

Quiet Spaces September - December 2017

A creative response to God's love Edited by Sally Smith Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

The Upper Room September - December 2017

Where the world meets to pray UK Editor Susan Hibbins Published 01 July 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 September - December 2017

Bible reflections for Older People September - December 2017

Edited by Tricia Williams Published 01 July 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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