What is prayer? How does it work? And does it even help at all? These are questions that Johannes Hartl has spent his life exploring, finding answers through encounter, experience and often through travel – a journey of discovery that has taken Hartl into the very heart of prayer, and the very heart of God. Join him on this exciting adventure and catch fire for a life of prayer yourself.
Married life is full of trials and bliss, no matter what season of marriage you are in. With practical tips, sayings to read while waiting for the kettle to boil and hilarious cartoons to make you laugh, whether you are newlywed, or reaching your golden anniversary this book is here to help your marriage thrive. So grab a coffee, turn the page, and if you forget everything else about building a great marriage, remember this…
In this inspiring and highly practical book, Johannes Hartl explores 12 simple ways he has learnt to pray – indeed, 12 steps that have transformed his life – an adventure into truly knowing the God of the universe. Simply Pray is an invitation into the biggest challenge and the loveliest secret – the adventure that will change your life also.
With brilliant storytelling and deep theological insight, Mark Greene explores Jesus’ familiar yet greatest instruction – love God, love others – as a simple but liberating framework for putting relationships back at the heart of all things. A life-changing challenge to consider love as a dynamic foundation for our workplaces, society, and global community… because putting relationships first transforms everything.
Following on from her first book exploring the Aaronic blessing from the book of Numbers, this encouraging devotional from Kate Patterson offers the opportunity to see God afresh through that shining blessing – a God who loves us and whose heart is to bless his people, through his people. An ideal gift for those who long to be blessed that they might be a blessing to others.
Drawing on his own experience as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, minister and lecturer Tim Hein offers his expertise, practical guidance, and empathy. For those who have suffered sexual abuse and those in a position to help them, this is a rich resource filled with sober truths and the hope of Christ.
Ultimately, true leadership is not about persuading others to serve your dream – it is about seeing others released into the dreams, the gifting and calling that the Lord has placed on their lives. This deceptively profound, honest and practical book gives challenge for younger leaders, encouragement for mid-life leaders, and refreshment for the mature leaders – and what may be some of the most significant lessons of their leadership life.
When young pastor and 24-7 Prayer leader Alain Emerson lost his twenty-three-year-old wife to cancer, his once firm faith seemed to crumble. In this profound exploration of loss, Alain retraces his journey through the stages of grief, choosing to lean into the pain and to face God with his disappointment. He emerges with a stronger and deeper faith, and a sense of having seen God’s face – the one who ultimately restores our joy.
Kate Patterson explores the Aaronic blessing from the book of Numbers, phrase by shining phrase, and invites us to join her in discovering the fullness of God’s blessing, in whatever situation we find ourselves.
Communications technologies open up endless possibilities. Yet there is a downside – hours wasted on unproductive online activity, as well as more sinister implications, such as loss of privacy and anonymity. Either we will master technology, or it will master us.
Guy Brandon unpacks the practical and spiritual significance of our technological choices and encourages us to use communications technologies in a way that aligns with our faith and our calling.
Katharine Hill explores the impact of the digital world on teenagers and younger children, giving practical advice on screen time, social media, and consumer culture as well as cyberbullying, grooming and pornography.
For parents who not only want to ‘cope’ with bringing up children in the world of digital technology but to be on the front foot.
Every night for seven years, Brian and Tracy Heasley walked and prayed through Ibiza’s streets, chatting to clubbers, caring for those in danger, helping them home, befriending bar owners and prostitutes. Their remarkable story will inspire you to persist in prayer, giving practical and creative ways to show God’s love in your own community.
From first angelic role in the nativity play to first love, from broken hearts and best friendships to school bullies, life as a parent is an emotional roller coaster. Amid the chaos of finding swimming goggles and refereeing sibling squabbles, many of us long for help.
Here is help! Wisdom in bite-sized chapters, sayings to commit to memory, cartoons to bring a smile. So put the kettle on, and if you forget everything else, remember this…
From his unique vantage point at the epicentre of the EU referendum earthquake, Phil Anderson explores the underlying causes of the mass dissatisfaction that brought us to here, and offers positive, constructive answers: a clearsighted vision for what a post-Brexit Britain could look like. From unemployment to immigration, council estates to banking, local communities to the global environment, he takes a long, hard look at what creates the conditions for people and communities to flourish and why we’re just not feeling it as a nation. The answers combine radical political ideas with grassroots Essex reality; because if the solutions don’t work for White Van Man then they probably won’t work at all.
From food banks to debt counselling, soup vans to street pastors, the church is doing an amazing job treating the victims of a flawed system. But it’s never going to be enough – unless we also get involved in the decision-making process. God cares deeply about the heart of our state, as well as the state of our hearts. Because, as Bart Simpson once famously discovered, the vote is won – and history is made, and the kingdom advanced – by those who show up.
Stand is a call to discipleship. A call to really live. To live out your Christian life, standing on the truth of who God is and who you are in him, standing on the reality of what he’s done. Standing firm in battle. Standing up for others. Being prepared to stand out.
Encouragement, practical advice and survival strategies to help you to fight back against life-changing illness, reclaim your life, live well and serve effectively. As Emily’s lovely gentle humour is enlivened by David McNeill’s brilliant cartoons, you will find fresh ways to view your situation and be cheered to learn you are not alone.
A beautiful, original and compelling invitation into the drama, wonder and mystery of the Christmas story. Graced by gorgeous illustrations, the fresh directness of Mark Greene’s poems powerfully connects the ancient world with our own. Adventure makes an exquisite gift for Christmas, an enriching companion for Advent and a source of inspiration in any season.
In this lovely light-hearted collection of quotes and sayings, Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill capture the pressure points, the highs and lows of domestic trials and bliss and remind us to make the very most of the time we have with the most important person in the world.
This hilarious, engaging little book is packed full with great ideas to help any really really busy parent find that extra minute, to enjoy their kids and to make the very most of every precious moment.
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.
A refreshingly clear and profound discussion of a character trait with which many of us struggle. RT Kendall explains that God does not call us to suppress all ambition, and that our God-given drives can even motivate us to do his will. But our efforts and goals must become God-oriented, so that a love for the glory of God eclipses all.
RT Kendall points us to the wisdom and true strength that lies in humility, leaving room for us to be lifted up, even honoured, by the one whose opinion matters most of all. He points us to Jesus, who gave the perfect example of a powerful life lived without conceit, smugness or arrogance.
A lovely gift book to accompany the award-winning album ‘Drowning in the Shallow’. Heart-breaking photography and luxurious artwork illustrate the stories behind, beyond and between the songs and combine to steer your head, heart and life away from a comfortable shallowness to the deeper adventure. Also available as an enhanced ebook.