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HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE NEW TITLES ADDED TO OUR SHELVES IN AUGUST
TOMBSTONES AND BANANA TREES
by Medad Birungi
"My story changed beyond all recognition. Everything that was made ugly by pain and anger was turned to beauty by one simple, revolutionary thing; forgiveness."
Tombstones And Banana Trees is the story of Medad Birungi. Medad's body is scarred with the abuses of a haunting childhood--poverty, rejection, abandonment. Growing up with a violent father in Uganda in the 1960s, Medad faced physical and emotional pain that few of us can imagine. Yet today he speaks of forgiveness that all of us can experience.
Once a boy who begged to die by the side of the road, once a teenager angry enough to kill, once a man broken and searching, today Medad is a testimony to God's transforming power.
Reverend Medad Birungi is now a Bible teacher, university lecturer, pastor and the founder of World Shine Ministries, an organisation that seeks to evangelise, disciple and intercede in prayer in Uganda and all around the world. Medad is married with five children and lives in Uganda.
by Denise George
This story is based on an experience earlier in Denise George's life. Some names, dates and other things have been changed to make it more readable and the whole has been edited down to a slim book that can be read in an evening - hopefully by as many people as possible. Much more than ‘fiction', which is why it is in the Biography category.
Denise and her husband moved from the affluent south to the impoverished city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, where Timothy became pastor at the local Baptist church, to earn some money while he studied at Harvard Divinity School. At first Denise hated everything about the place. She had never before known that such poverty stricken people lived in her comfortable America. As she came to terms with her neighbours, finding there were those with hearts of gold among the seeming dregs of humanity, and those who protected their property despite the needs of those around them, she became more closely involved with all their lives than she could originally have believed possible.
Johnny Cornflakes barged his way into her life early on, and his presence is there throughout the story even when he cannot be found. Thank you Christian Focus for bringing this to a wider readership: I was so taken with it I looked up Chelsea on the web, to read its history.
by Les Isaac
Street Pastors tells the story of a small group of faith-filled Christians who took to the crime-ridden streets of Brixton. Les Isaac was behind this initiative, which helps with binge drinking, loneliness, gang culture, knife and gun crime, violence and fear.
Les Isaac shares his compelling story in Street Pastors. There is a hallmark partnership between local government, police and churches. Les Isaac also points out the benefits for Christian mission and unity. The idea of Street Pastors has now inspired over 125 teams to serve their communities all over Britain, involving more than three thousand Christians.
Les Isaac is the founder of the Street Pastors initiative. He has worked as a church leader for over twenty years, always seeking to engage with the same hard-to-reach communities that he came from. He has also authored Dreadlocks and Relevant Church and the director of Ascensions Trust, which administrates the Street Pastors scheme. The problem of gun and knife crime, binge drinking, gang culture, loneliness, violence and fear has spread far beyond Brixton into many towns and cities throughout our land. Street Pastors is initiated by Christians but is a partnership between local government, police and churches.
‘Street Pastors' is a registered trademark and this enables Ascension Trust www.streetpastors.co.uk to keep a firm hold on each group that is set up, making sure that they adhere to a common policy while giving them all the help and support they need. Christians do not flaunt their faith, but minister with Christian love and understanding and only talk about their faith or pray with people when invited to do so. This makes working with other secular agencies possible and acceptable to the authorities.Several thousand Christians are now involved throughout our land and many people have been helped and potential violent incidents defused because of their presence.
THE GRACE OUTPOURING
by Roy Goodwin and Dave Roberts
In The Grace Outpouring a captivating account is given of the unexpected unfolding of the holy spirit upon a Welsh Hillside community.
The story of The Grace Outpouring will challenge and encourage you. In keeping with a pattern throughout history of God using marginal people from obscure places, this story follows the rhythms of life in a Christian retreat centre. A couple who thought they were opting for a quiet life when they arrived in the sleepy Welsh hamlet were amazed by the power of God as He moved in their lives. The Grace Outpouring not only tells a story of revival but also gives a moving account of lives touched by God.
Up in the hills behind Fishguard in the south west corner of Wales nestles a remarkable centre of Christian blessing, or rather Blessing - it deserves a capital B to describe it. Roy Goodwin tells how he and his wife came to this isolated place only to become involved with all the area around and then worldwide as God led them on a journey of developing the centre, Ffald-y-Brenin, becoming a house of prayer in a way that was beyond their understanding when they started life there. As Roy Goodwin tells the stories of the many people who found there way to the centre and the things that happened to them, you will read on and on learning about the setting up of' local houses of prayer' and the development of the Caleb Prayer becoming an international phenomenon.
If you want to know more see www.ffald-y-brenin.org and www.thecalebinitiative.org
by Francis Chan
Erasing Hell isn't a book about who is saying what about Heaven and Hell, it isn't a book about impersonal theological issues or about arguments, doctrine or one person being right and another being wrong - so what is this book by acclaimed author and speaker Francis Chan about?
Well for Francis and his co-author Preston Sprinkle, Erasing Hell is a book about what God says, a book about people who God loves and all about the character of God. The books aim is to immerse you in the truth of scripture as you journey with the authors to find not only the truth, but also the courage to live that truth out in everyday life. Chan and Sprinkle like so many other people ask the questions, How could a loving god send people to hell? And will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? They like so many acknowledge that sometimes we just don't want to believe that a hell exists - but in Erasing Hell, they address the deepest questions you have about our eternal destiny because, as they write, "We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue."
Francis Chan started Cornerstone Community Church in 1994, since then the Church has established eight additional church plants with Francis as senior pastor until 2010. He also started and taught (until 2010) at Eternity Bible College. Chan's previous books Crazy Love and Forgotten God have both been bestsellers around the world.
CONSPIRACY OF THE INSIGNIFICANT
by Patrick Regan
Patrick Regan grew up in a nice, quiet, middle-class Christian family. So he got something of a culture shock when he spent two weeks doing a mission in London at the age of 16. Having met people from violent backgrounds and living in cardboard boxes with no food, no money and no security, Patrick prayed a life-changing prayer: that he would see things the way God sees them.
Soon Patrick was back in London working in schools in some of the most socially deprived areas, Patrick and his growing team slowly but surely earned the right to share the gospel. When the tide of violence began to rise, Patrick was there to provide the Christian presence so desperately needed.
This book tells the story of a journey that took Patrick everywhere from the roughest estates in London to Jamaica's Trenchtown and to poverty stricken villages in Ghana. Through it all he learnt that bringing the kingdom of God to a place can mean anything from helping a child to read to negotiating between gang leaders.
MATTHEW HENRY STUDY BIBLE. KING JAMES VERSIONMATTHEW HENRY STUDY BIBLE KJV
This hardback Bible has the classic King James Version masterfully united with a favourite Bible commentator in an attractive format. This is the best from the old world, as both originated in the 1600's. Its value to the Bible reader is that it is void of contemporary thought. This sets it apart from many of today's more popular materials.
This hard cover volume is easy to hold and carry around. Each page has an orderly displayed layout, with quality introductions, helps and a thumb index! The font for the commentary may be a bit small but still remains easily readable. Each verse in the commentary starts indented, with chapter, verse number and the targeted scripture verse in bold font, which cleanly separates it from the commentary on the verse before, being more of commentary bible than a study bible.
No-nonsense and enduringly clear is Matthew Henry's offerings for our following Christ today, with Hendrickson worthy of strong commendation for the excellent market production they have achieved in this regard.
ONE MINUTE PRAYERS FOR MEN
As men fulfill their commitments, care for their family, and seek their life's purpose they face a multitude of demands and expectations. In the presence of God they will find respite and strength. This collection of prayers and Scriptures encourages men to:
These themed, brief prayers draw men to the feet of Jesus where wisdom, direction, and guidance are offered. The format is ideal for businessmen, travelers, and men ready to develop the discipline of prayer.
- define success on god's terms
- acknowledge their talents and strengths
- seek god's leading for all relationships
- achieve a life of integrity and fulfillment
- witness god's purpose in every situation
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SPEAKING IN TONGUES
by Ron Phillips
Many people have questions about how the Holy Spirit can work in their lives-especially when it comes to speaking in tongues.
In An Essential Guide to Speaking in Tongues, Ron Phillips explains the gift of tongues and unfolds fresh revelation and comprehensive biblical support for the practice along with powerful illustrations from his own life.
As a Spirit-filled Southern Baptist pastor, Phillips brings a welcome balance to the topic, helping you to understand that speaking in tongues is a blessing of God that gives you the ability to boldly approach God's throne with the Holy Spirit's power and language.
Discover how speaking in tongues can become an essential part of the life of every believer...including you!
BESIDE THE EMPTY CRADLE
Beside the Empty Cradle is for couples who cannot find a solution to their infertility and do not find adoption an option for them.In Beside the Empty Cradle, the author shares her own personal experience with infertility and the emotional pain she and other couples experience from the loss of hope and their grief for the child they will never have.
by Pamela Sonnenmoser
Combining stories, practical information, Scripture, and insight from her husband, Pamela brings readers full circle as she becomes content beside the empty cradle and looks
forward to the plan God has for her marriage and her life.
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
by James Ford
What happens when a man loves a woman? His marriage lasts for a lifetime!
Drawing on the story of Jacob and Rachel, Ford encourages you to love your wife by living according to God's Word. Discover how to meet your spouse's spiritual, emotional, and social needs and celebrate the God-given differences between you. Each short section concludes with
Think about it and Live by it questions and reflections.
We also stock When a Woman Loves a Man at £7.99
A LINEAGE OF GRACE
A Lineage of Grace by well-loved Christian fiction writer Francine Rivers contains a compilation of the five books in the best-selling Linage of Grace series.
by Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers tells the amazing Biblical stories of the five women who God chose - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Through the book the stories make the Bible more understandable, accessible and interesting to women.
Each of the five women in the book was faced with challenges and each took personal risks to fulfill their calling from God. The destiny of each women was to play a role in the salvation of the world and the Linage of Jesus Christ.
We also have b y the same author Redeeming Love and Sons of Encouragement £10.99
LET GOD CHANGE YOUR LIFE
by Greg Laurie
Are you a laborer in the harvest? The complainers are many. The observers are many. The spectators are many. The critics are many. But the laborers are few. We need laborers in the harvest. Will you become one?
Greg Laurie, Let God Change Your Life ,Evangelist Greg Laurie calls all Christians back to radical New Testament living in his latest offering, Let God Change Your Life. The blueprint is simple: get to know Jesus, follow His plan for discipleship, and use it to tell others what you know. Laurie drills down in three parts: How to Know God and how it will change your life when you do Discipleship the traits, the cost, and the how to Making Him Known sharing the gospel and making disciples All Christians, not just pastors, evangelists, or missionaries have a part to play; Let God Change Your Life.
We also have this title as an Audio CD Book at £9.99
THE CONFIDENT WOMAN
by Joyce Meyer
There is a wonderful plan for your life. You can hold your head up high and be filled with confidence about yourself and your future. You can be bold and step out to do new things - even things no man or woman has done before. You have what it takes!'
THE CONFIDENT WOMAN will enable you to live with purpose and fulfil your true potential.
Joyce Meyer's Number One New York Times bestselling book:
· Gives you the keys to living a life of confidence and independence
· Shows why you can live without fear
· Helps you overcome the barriers of the world's false expectations and the emotional damage of abuse
· Identifies the 'Seven Secrets of a Confident Woman'
Joyce writes with the benefit of over three decades ministering to women. The message in this book is based on her personal journey from insecurity and self-hatred - caused by childhood abuse - to a life characterised by inspiring confidence and realising her full potential.
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than seventy inspirational books, including THE CONFIDENT WOMAN, I DARE YOU, the entire BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND family of books, her first venture into fiction with THE PENNY, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programmes are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.
We also have the companion gift book devotional at £11.99
by R Kelly
Just one of a series of delightful large format Bible story books by this author. These colorful books are wonderful for reading aloud or for reading age 7 years and up.
Choose from titles including Jesus Walks on Water, Joseph the Dreamer, The Sermon on the Mount, Parting the Red Sea and many more. The stories all include relevant Bible references to introduce young ones to the scriptures.
The perfect gift that will last.
ON FIRE CD
by Peter Furler
Good on Peter Furler for the way he left Newsboys two years ago. Sensing God's call to simplify, he's back already-on his terms-with this solo record, On Fire. Indeed, there's nothing about On Fire that longtime listeners wouldn't expect. Peter's last few records with newsboys blended vertical lyrics, straight-ahead electric guitars, and pulsating electronic rhythms. You'll hear combinations of those elements on the bursting "I'm Alive" (along with a contagious melody), joyfully thumping "Glory to the King," and pleasing praise-driven rocker "Matter of Faith."
Furler's go-to writing partner Steve Taylor is also aboard for five tunes, most recognizable when the words get odd. Frenetically paced "All in Your Head" says "God's holding the door for you / If you need a prompt He's draining the swamp." "Faster and Louder," with group singing and a whistling hook comparable to newsboys' classic "Breakfast," suggests "Instead of singing sedatives cut ‘em like a set o' shivs / sharp and pointed to the soul, this is why we rock and roll."
Those are fun moments-Taylor even sings with his Some Other Band on the funky "Closer"-but they don't necessarily gel with on fire's overriding corporate worship sensibility. "Never Ending Love Song and the Scripture-meets-auto-tune dance track "Psalm 23" manage to bridge the extremes.
Marked by a stirring piano riff and all-around vibe reminiscent of U2's "Beautiful Day," the best selection may be first single "Reach" (co-written by Me In Motion's Seth Mosley, who also helped write newsboys' recent hit "Born Again"). Closing number "Greater Is He" is similarly epic, a sort of Passion-does-Springsteen arrangement with guest appearances from Peter's pastor father Bill Furler and fellow former newsboy Phil Joel.
Regardless of any confusion a person might have sorting out this talented solo artist from his former group, the fact remains that Christian music fans now get two solid acts where there was just one. That's something to get fired up about.
SOUL SURVIVOR WORSHIP REMIX CD
Soul Survivor is all about keeping worship relevant to each generation, it is essential in an age of quick changes, to take the worship songs of today and give them a remix twist to help them relate to younger and more alternative worshippers.
Formerly titled Soul Survivor Remixed, this is a great addition to the series, it continues to take powerful songs and blend them with dance beats and a healthy dose of electronica, whilst keeping the vocals as they were originally released. The seven tracks include ‘Not Ashamed' (Ben Cantelon) and ‘Jesus Saves' (by Tim Hughes).
1. Never Stop Singing, 2. Found In You, 3. Jesus Saves, 4. Beautiful, 5. Not Ashamed, 6. Saviour Of The World, 7. Hosanna
FOLLOW YOU DVD
by Hillsong Kids
Follow You is the fifth live album from Hillsong Kids and now you can experience twice the fun with this new DVD! The DVD has all of the 13 super songs from the CD, but now you can watch them instead of just listening to them!
Each song has a recorded video performance of the artist singing their much loved track. These music videos will have every child laughing, dancing and singing as they are encouraged to become more devoted to Jesus. The DVD brings children straight into the action of the songs and makes them feel like they are there with the Hillsong Kids performers.
Follow You encourages children everywhere to join in and worship Jesus with passion. There are 3 episodes on the DVD, which all feature live worship songs, music videos, memory verses, interactive teaching and hilarious sketches.
Special features include:
•Accompaniment tracks that you can sing along with (full stereo and split tracks files for four songs),
•Learn the actions,
•Behind the scenes interview.
WITH HEARTS AS ONE DVD
by Hillsong United
Now, you can experience Hillsong United's 'With Hearts As One' on DVD. With Hearts As One is an exhilarating live worship DVD featuring recordings of songs from Hillsong United's world tour in 2006.
With Hearts As One DVD showcases performances from cities across the world, including Sao Paulo, Orlando, Shanghai, London, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and many more! The DVD features a multitude of United's most popular songs, including The Time Has Come, One Way, Mighty To Save and Saviour King. The DVD also includes 2 new, never-before-recorded bonus songs!
Experience I Heart Revolution for yourself by engaging yourself in the wonder of live concerts from across the world. With Hearts As One DVD will capture the true spirit of Hillsong in an energised and vibrant style.
GOD IS ABLE DVD
God Is Able DVD by Hillsong live presents a collection of their fresh, new live worship music that captures the heart of the Hillsong church.
by Hillsong Live
The DVD includes a whole host of the Hillsong worship team including - Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding and Darlene Zschech, Hillsong UNITED, and international teams from London, Stockholm and Cape Town.
This DVD also includes Bonus 1. The Scarlet Thread and Bonus 2. Hillsong International Leadership College Trailer
TRACK LISTING:1. Rise,,2. The Difference, 3. With Us, 4. Unending Love, 5. Alive In Us, 6. Narrow Road, 7. My Heart Is Overwhelmed, 8. Cry Of The Broken, 9. Awakening, 10. God In Everything, 11. You Are More, 12. The Lost Are Found, 13. God Is Available
14. Go, 15. Yours Forever
JESUS THE HERO DVD
by Andy Frost
Andy Frost UK Church leader and gifted communicator asks us to take a second look at who Jesus really is.
Through a series of short teaching DVDs: the hero,the headliner, the dreamer, the underdog, the revolutionary, the wildman and, finally, the wrestler, Andy explores the very nature of Jesus Christ. How well do we know Him? How closely do we follow Him? How boldly do we take on our mission?
Jesus: The Hero, is the first of this seven-part DVD series, Andy Frost opens our eyes to the Christ. Each film combines stunning footage to recreate key moments of Jesus' life with applicable, insightful teaching. This series provides a great opportunity for us all to get to know Jesus better, looking once more at the Easter story.
Do we realise the gigantic, historical and emotional implications of His death and His resurrection for us as we live today? Are we really living like access to God has been granted, like death has once and for all been conquered and the darkness irrevocably defeated? Do we know how much Jesus has done? Do we know Jesus the Hero?
John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.
RETHINKING RETIREMENT AUDIO BOOK CD
by John Piper
They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose - and will kill a person more quickly than old age?
John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse!" And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love - and to grow old with godly zeal.
John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. His many books include Stand (from which Rethinking Retirement has been extracted), Don't Waste Your Life and Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die.
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE AUDIO BOOK CD
by Jill Kelly
Is a whisper from the heart of Heaven,
A tender reminder, that when your heart is torn,
The unfailing grace and love of God holds you.
Press on dear friend
You are loved more than you know.
Jill Kelly knows the sorrow of loss. After burying her 8-year old son, Hunter, she spent countless days and nights expressing her grief to God in her tear-stained journals and watching Him turn that grief into peace. In this gift of comfort, Jill's prayers for those who journey through grief are accompanied by inspiring photographs of nature by award-winning, professional photographer Brody Wheeler. With a heart of compassion and deep empathy, Jill shares a message of hope for those who weep, those struggling to find words for their emotions, and for all who carry burdens they long to bring to God.
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