Simon Ponsonby


A fourth generation preacher, Simon Ponsonby came to personal faith in his late teens. He worked as a butcher, then became an evangelist and church planter, before preparing for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol, where he gained his BA & MLitt in Theology. After serving a curacy in Bradford, he became Oxford Pastorate Chaplain in 1998. Simon took up the position of Pastor of Theology at St Aldates https://staldates.org.uk in 2005, a role that combines teaching, travelling and writing.

In all his ministry, Simon is passionate about combining Word with Spirit. His books include More (David C Cook, 2004/2009), And the Lamb Wins: Why the end of the world is really good news (David C Cook, 2008), The Pursuit of the Holy: A divine invitation (David C Cook, 2010), Loving Mercy: How to serve a tender-hearted saviour (Monarch, 2012) and God is for us (Monarch, 2013).

 

God Inside Out: an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit

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Marshalling the prolific references in Scripture, the metaphors, the multiplicity of terms, types and titles and the many insights from church fathers, reformers and more recent theologians, in God Inside Out, Simon Ponsonby presents us with a dynamic and accessible picture of the Holy Spirit as God with us, working in and through us, shaping us into the character of Christ and equipping us for the adventure of serving others.

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Simon Ponsonby’s books include More (David C Cook, 2004/2009), And the Lamb Wins: Why the end of the world is really good news (David C Cook, 2008), The Pursuit of the Holy: A divine invitation (David C Cook, 2010), Loving Mercy: How to serve a tender-hearted saviour (Monarch, 2012) and God is for us (Monarch, 2013). Here is more on them:

More

Simon believes that the hunger we feel is a desire for more of the Holy Spirit in our lives. But we’ve become so accustomed to living in the shallow waters of Christianity that we’ve forgotten the depth of that promised power, and the depth of the love that gave this power to us. In More, Simon invites you to explore with him the deep waters of God’s love. Both biblical and practical, what he says has the power to inspire in you a new love and a new understanding of everything we’ve been given in Christ. Are you ready? This journey may not be comfortable or easy, but it will bring you more joy and more of God than you can even imagine.

 

And the Lamb Wins: Why the end of the world is really good news

Pastor Simon takes an eye-opening look at what the future holds. Cutting through today’s cultural din, Simon examines provocative topics including:

  • Biblical indicators of the end times
  • The return of Jesus Christ
  • The tribulation and the rapture
  • Israel’s place in the future
  • The true role of the antichrist

Simon examines each event through the lens of solid scripture, and shares how we can realistically and positively react to these revelations in our daily life. Most of all, we’ll find that whatever the future has in store, our hope lies beyond this world. Because no matter the end, the lamb wins.

 

The Pursuit of the Holy: A divine invitation

Is holiness an achievable goal for sinful human beings? That’s the ultimate focus of this thoughtful, thorough, and accessible study of what it means to be holy. Drawing on the Bible and Christian thinkers through the ages, Simon affirms that because of God’s gracious love and desire for communion with us, he has made it possible for us not only to pursue holiness, but to achieve it. While we can never count on attaining moral perfection in this life, we need not settle for less than increasing victory over sin. And as more and more Christians choose to partner with God in the ongoing process of sanctification, we set the stage for revival.

 

Loving Mercy: How to serve a tender-hearted saviour

For years Simon has been absorbed by the quest for a truly Spirit-filled life and has realised that the truly Spirit-filled life is one that has a heart for the marginalised – looking outward rather than inward. Justice, he writes, is ‘God’s delight’. The more we become Christ-like, the more we will focus our hearts and minds on spreading justice in every practical way. Salvation and social transformation are inextricably linked. Jesus was a leper lover: who today is marginalised? Jesus had time and space for the poor: where does our responsibility lie? Jesus called for justice: how do we intercede? We speak warmly of ‘grace’ but grace in action is expressed as justice. This is a passionate, luminous book, filled with interesting and revealing stories and cogent argument.

 

God is for us

Simon Ponsonby presents 52 weekly chapters focused around the book of Romans, bringing Paul’s greatest letter to life. Blending careful theological and historical detail with illuminating application, this work is somewhat more substantial than most devotionals.

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