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    Why less means more - Cathy Madavan

    2023-08-31T10:01:00Z

    Sometimes the title of a book or the chapter headings alone grab your attention. As a reader, you instinctively know: This book will do you good. Cathy Madavan does not disappoint with her latest title. Less complexity, more clarity. Less pace, more space. Less random, more rhythm. ...

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    Transforming Love - Amy Boucher Pye

    2023-08-31T10:00:00Z

    Martha and Mary are often used to represent action or contemplation, while their brother, Lazarus, appears in one of Jesus’ most spectacular miracles. But by reducing the family to stereotypes, we miss so much argues Amy Boucher Pye in Transforming Love, which sees her bring a new ...

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    Strange new world - Carl R Trueman

    2023-08-31T09:59:00Z

    The world’s values have changed rapidly in the past decade. Critics have attributed such changes to the decline in Christian belief, or an upsurge in Marxist thinking of oppressor vs oppressed. But Carl Trueman’s work shows that it’s a lot more complicated than that. He defines the ...

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    Summer reading guide: 18 books to add to your list

    2023-07-25T12:52:00Z

    The Premier Christianity team (and friends!) pick their favourite books to get you through your holidays

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    The Ultimate guide to the Bible - Joseph M Holden

    2023-07-03T13:42:00Z

    The principle of representing the Bible’s wealth of information in graphic form is a noble one. But it’s already been done. The Infographic Bible: Visualising the drama of God’s word (William Collins) was rightly hailed as “innovative” when it was released in 2018. It’s one of the ...

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    The Final Lap - John Wyatt

    2023-07-03T13:41:00Z

    This little book helpfully explores the three major transitions we face as we grow older – from working life to retirement; from independence to being dependent on others; and from living to dying. It is well-written and readable, with many useful insights. With only 61 pages of ...

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    Timothy Keller - Collin Hansen

    2023-07-03T13:41:00Z

    The late Timothy Keller was a masterful preacher and an inspiration to Western Christians who desire to winsomely share their faith in an increasingly sceptical and sometimes hostile culture. But rather than focus on Dr Keller’s life story, The Gospel Coalition editor Collin Hansen has written a ...

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    Created to Dream - Rick Warren

    2023-07-03T13:40:00Z

    Created to Dream is Rick Warren’s first book in ten years. Fans of The Purpose Driven Life will be pleased to see the pastor retaining his accessible and down-to-earth approach to theology. This book is full of Warren’s hard-won wisdom when it comes to achieving the goals ...

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    Unconventional - Sharon Dickens

    2023-06-05T13:45:00Z

    When Sharon Dickens was asked to set up a women’s ministry in her church in Glasgow, she looked for resources to help her. She found many that outlined good theological foundations, but nothing practical. After a decade of trial, error, growth and setbacks, she wrote the resource ...

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    Talking about death: a pastoral guide by Sue Walker

    2023-06-05T13:44:00Z

    Despite the title, this is not just a book for those in pastoral ministry. All of us have to face tough questions about death, and this offering from hospice chaplain Sue Walker will help. “Christians don’t need to avoid death-talk and can confidently face death head on”, ...

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    On getting out of bed - Alan Noble

    2023-06-05T13:40:00Z

    Suffering is normal. Many of us will experience some form of mental health struggle during our lives. Depending on your own unique situation, medicine, counsellors and/or friends may help. However, when it comes to deciding to get out of bed each morning, no one else can make ...

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    Forgive - Timothy Keller

    2023-06-05T13:39:00Z

    The latest book from prolific teacher and pastor Timothy Keller, Forgive is as good a book on the topic of forgiveness as you could hope to find. Full of cultural references and solid biblical exposition, Keller deftly explains why the need to forgive is so essential ...

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    Broken by love - Val Jeal MBE

    2023-05-02T11:04:00Z

    Val Jeal was 50 when her work with homeless men in Bristol began. Over the next 20 years, her reach extended to sex workers, drug users and their families. Starting from a place of vulnerability and inexperience, Val makes herself available to God who shapes her into ...

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    By bread alone - Kendall Vanderslice

    2023-05-02T10:56:00Z

    Professional baker and practical theologian Kendall Vanderslice unpacks an everyday truth: that “our spiritual lives are deeply connected to bread – the bread we break with family and friends, and the Bread that is Christ’s body”. Vanderslice argues that no food is more spiritually significant than bread, ...

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    Lennon, Dylan, Alice, and Jesus - Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill

    2023-05-02T10:55:00Z

    Greg Laurie’s enjoyable book hurtles along like a train, travelling from the gospel roots of rock and roll and terminating at Justin Bieber. The church background of the “million dollar quartet” of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis sets the scene. Laurie then investigates ...

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    I, Julian - Claire Gilbert

    2023-05-02T10:53:00Z

    Julian of Norwich’s 15th-century classic, Revelations of Divine Love, is widely regarded as the earliest manuscript written in English by a woman. But beyond that text, little is known about the remarkable woman who lived as an anchoress (or hermit) bricked into a small cell on the ...

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    Enough - Dr Kathrine McAleese

    2023-03-27T12:33:00Z

    Dr Kathrine McAleese’s book is a word in season for those of us who are suspicious of the latest self-help guru, but nonetheless want to hit the pause button and take stock of where we’re at in life, with a view to making some big changes. While ...

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    Why do I do what I don’t want to do? - JP Pokluda

    2023-03-27T12:31:00Z

    Jonathan Pokluda is a seasoned author and church leader from Texas, USA. His third book takes its name from Romans 7 and is split into two parts. The first examines standard sins such as lust and pride, while part two looks at the modern vices that particularly ...

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    Heartbreak, hope and holy moments - Kate Canty

    2023-03-27T12:30:00Z

    This overview of prison chaplaincy offers a wide variety of stories. While the scope is impressive, it sometimes feels like a collection of anecdotes, upended onto the page. As a former prison chaplain, Canty’s experiences are familiar. But it is not clear who this book is ...

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    The Church who hears God’s voice - Tanya Harris

    2023-03-27T12:28:00Z

    It is a rare to find an academic and prophet with a down-to-earth approach. It is even rarer to have them write an in-depth, yet accessible book about hearing God’s voice today. Tania Harris weaves a fascinating narrative, highlighting key points in history where the pendulum ...