- 2017 Bestsellers
The top releases from 2017, as chosen by our customers!
|1||What Is the Bible?
To discover how the Bible is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we think, we need to see the humanity behind the Scriptures. What’s the story that’s unfolding? What moved people to record these words? In asking questions, we go beyond the one dimensional ‘is it true?’ to reveal the Bible’s authentic transformative power. Rob addresses the concerns of the Bible's ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies, and recaptures Scripture's importance in shaping and inspiring our lives.
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|2||More Than Words
Hannah's artwork, interweaving Bible verses and images, has inspired thousands through posters, greeting cards and art journals. She paints pictures that help us understand scripture and reflect on God's word in a fresh way. In this book, Hannah has chosen 24 of her favourite pieces and tells the story behind each. As she draws out key verses and their meaning and offers questions to reflect on, you'll gain new insight and understanding as you journey further towards the heart of God.
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|3||A Nun's Story
Shirley lived in a world of wealth and status, and was due to marry the man she loved. But all this changed in a single moment when she decided to trade it all to become a nun. Despite years of great difficulty, her faith never faltered. Now 85, she looks back on an incredible life of love, loss and belief. This is a heart-warming story of taking a leap of faith and finding a meaning in life. Her momentous life will touch and inspire, whilst reminding us that it's perhaps better to accept that not everything in the world is yet explained.
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Scholar and theologian, Rowan Williams, has a gift for speaking and writing about essentials of the Christian faith. In this book he writes with profound perception about the life of holiness to which we are called. The range of Williams' frame of reference is astonishing - he brings poets and theologians to his aid, he writes about the Rule of St Benedict, the Bible, Icons, contemplation, St Teresa of Avila and even R. D. Laing. He concludes with two chapters on the injunction `Know Thyself' in a Christian context. Throughout, Williams points out that holiness is a state of being - it is he writes `completely undemonstrative and lacking any system of expertise. It can never be dissected and analysed.'
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|5||Fleeing Isis, Finding Jesus
In Iraq ISIS is on the move. So is Jesus. ISIS rages, slaughtering Christians by the thousands and enslaving women and children as the world looks on in terror. Is this the beginning of the end? Could the church in the Middle East ever hope to survive? How could God let such horrors happen? Pastor Charles Morris shares the story of working among refugees and discovering the truth that doesn't get reported by the media. In the shadow of ISIS he found God was miraculously at work.
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|6||Anxious for Nothing
Do uncertainty and stress keep you in knots? Is worry a constant companion? Could you use some calm? You're not alone. Delve into Philippians 4:6-7, perhaps the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus". Find freedom walking through Scripture and key concepts of celebration, asking for help, worry and calm. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.
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A collection of Lewis's essays against 'the new morality'. Published shortly after his death, aiming to make available some of his writings which were not at that time publicly accessible, and to counter the prevailing new morality of the sixties, Christian Reflections gives a robust defence of the Christian Gospel. Now, fifty years later, when Christian communities are struggling to come to terms with a shifting morality, this book will be a comforting reminder of the never-changing truths of the faith. As ever, Lewis's clear and eloquent mind gives plenty of food for thought, especially as he aims his intellectual ammunition at the modern myths still so prevalent in our post-modern culture.
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|8||I Thought There Would Be Cake
Katherine Welby Roberts
With empathy, humour and authenticity, Katharine - daughter of Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby - explores some of the everyday issues we face. Each chapter draws on personal experience and features an original illustration, focusing on topics like: responsibilities; boundaries; identity; comparison; affirmation; conflict; social media; value; and regret. Candid but powerfully reassuring, this book reminds us that we're made in the image of God, our true source of confidence, comfort and joy through all aspects of life.
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|9||Spiritual & Religious
'I'm spiritual, not religious.' It's a phrase often used to explain why, although they don't go to church, people believe in some kind of purpose. But what does this 'spirituality' consist of? Often people are simply reverting to forms of paganism that are similar to those that confronted the early Christians. Wright traces the parallels between the worldviews of the 1st and 21st centuries, showing how understanding the New Testament in its original pagan context can help you live and communicate the Gospel more effectively amidst the plethora of spiritual pathways seen today.
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|10||Only Love Today
Rachel Macy Stafford
Millions find hope, challenge and inspiration through Stafford's poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog. Only Love Today brings these and many new, original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons. Whatever season you're in, find hope and encouragement to address meet it with strength and vision for a new and more connected way forward. This is a timeless book of inspiration to live for what really matters.
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Music & DVDs
|1||The Shack DVD
The long awaited blockbuster adaptation of bestselling novel, The Shack! 10 years ago, Wm. Paul Young's The Shack took the world by storm, selling over a million copies in its first year. Now the outstanding cinematic experience is out on DVD! The Shack tells the story of a father who spirals into a deep depression after his daughter is killed, causing him to question his beliefs. Facing crisis, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the forest, the shack where his daughter died - the letter is signed by God. This film is a spiritual and personal journey of discovering who God really is.
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|2||Glory Song CD
The highly anticipated new album from international worship leader, Matt Redman, is here! Writing about the heart behind it, Redman says: "My aim from the beginning was to bring a bit more of a 'gospel' sound... Recently I’ve been inspired by worship leaders like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, but also so aware of how little our various streams of the church seem to proactively reach out and work and worship with each other." Collaborating with gospel choirs and worship leaders around the world, this is a brand new sound from Matt. With hits such as You Never Let Go, 10,000 Reasons and Blessed Be Your Name Matt Redman's new album will impact church afresh.
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|3||In Christ Alone CD
The Keswick Convention is well known for excellent declarations of praise in the form of stirring and faith-building hymns. This 2 disc release selects 30 favourites that will bless and encourage including In Christ Alone, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Amazing Grace, O For A Thousand Tongues and To God Be The Glory. Timeless true classics.
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|4||The World's Favourite Hymns CD
50 of the best-loved hymns sung the world over, is the latest release from the bestselling World's Favourite series. Containing hymns that cross the nations and span the generations, this 3 disc collection showcases what the world's churches are singing today including modern classics such as In Christ Alone, How Great Thou Art and Before the Throne of God Above.
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|5||Do You Believe? DVD
Comes with FREE small cross - while stocks last!
A dozen different people, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross - even if they don't believe it yet. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fuelled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This is a stirring new film from the creators of God's Not Dead & God's Not Dead 2. More than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?.
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Reprinting March 2018
Updated 3D artwork gives this firm favourite a new lease of life, with a more modern and vibrant feel. First created to tell favourite Bible stories in language children could easily understand, The Beginner's Bible has become a treasured bestseller playing a pivotal role in the spiritual development of a generation of children, with over five million sold worldwide. With vibrant art and easy to read text, more than 90 favourite Bible stories come to life, making this a perfect starting point for children.
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|2||Amplified Study Bible
Grasp the full meaning behind the original Greek and Hebrew texts with the first-of-its-kind Amplified Study Bible featuring verse-by-verse notes alongside the newly updated Amplified text. The Amplified translation was created to give enhanced understanding of the rich nuances of the original Bible languages. Includes 5000+ study notes; 330 practical theological notes; book introductions; translators' footnotes; a topical index; and full-colour maps.
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|3||NIV Journalling Bible - Illustrated by Hannah Dunnett
Perfect for those who love to reflect and journal creatively in God's presence. This single-column Bible has extra-wide margins allowing plenty of room beside Scriptures for your notes, thoughts and drawings, bringing a new depth and imagination to your quiet times, with 32 pages of Hannah Dunnett's beautiful illustrations to inspire you. Includes shortcuts to key stories, events and people; references; 8.5pt print text; two ribbon markers; an elastic strap closure; and a reading plan.
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|4||Good News Bible - Catholic Edition
Part of the new 2017 GNB range!
Extra features have been written especially to help you find your way around the Bible: *All-new book introductions *How to find Bible references *Suggested ways to begin reading *100 famous stories *An overview of the biblical story in 40 key passages *Where to find help in the Bible Other helps include: *Sidebar navigation, listing the preceding or following books in the margin of every page *New maps *Word list with simple definitions This edition has an imprimatur from the Catholic Church.
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|5||ERV Authentic Youth Bible - Purple
More colours available!
An anglicized Youth Bible in a new translation (ERV) packed full of features that will help young people connect with the Word of God and enable them to understand the big picture of the Bible. The vision for the Bible is to give teens something meatier to chew on, to get them to ask and answer questions about what a story is saying, for them to engage with the text and get some sense of understanding of where we are at in the Bible narrative, the point of the passage and what this might mean for their relationship with God, others and the world. A popular choice for school leavers and youth groups. Features include: * 164 pages of additional Bible study material * 24 colour topic based inserts covering subjects such as relationships, peer pressure and trusting God * 275 'Insights' help explain the meaning and context of key passages.
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|1||The Shack (New Edition)
Wm. Paul Young
With 18 million copies sold worldwide, The Shack is an international bestseller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering. Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his better judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever. THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, 'Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?'
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|2||Realms of Glory
Life in the fictional Diocese of Lindchester ebbs and flows in polar opposites; bake-offs and foodbanks; steadfast hope and theological despair. Everything in a precarious balance. Will local church life lose the beauty of Anglicanism under its new management? Who will be the next bishop? Is love in the air? Journey through the highs and lows of church life in the final volume of The Lindchester Chronicles.
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|3||Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
The eagerly anticipated 5th instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series, now a major ITV drama. Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is beginning to think that the life of a full-time priest (and part-time detective) is not easy. So when a bewitching divorcee in a mink coat interrupts Sidney's family lunch asking him to help locate her missing son, he hopes it will be an open and shut case. The last thing he expects is to be dragged into the mysterious workings of a sinister cult, or to find himself tangled up in another murder investigation. But, as always, the village of Grantchester is not as peaceful as it seems. From the theft of an heirloom to an ominous case of blackmail, Sidney is once again rushed off his feet.
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A story of perseverance and second chances from Amish fiction's #1 author! Mandy hasn't seen her family in 5yrs when she hears that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's popular Amish B&B. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked; her Amish twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What's more, the inheritance comes with a catch: the inn will only truly be hers if she runs it for a full year. Mandy accepts, even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind and facing hurts she isn't yet ready to forgive.
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Fifty people squashed into a stinking public air-raid shelter all night - babies screaming, old ladies crying, no beds, not even a light to see by. When the all-clear siren sounds, people disperse to home and work. But one man remains. He's Paul Ramsey, a young teacher, and he's dead - stabbed through the heart. DI Jago quickly establishes that the victim was a pacifist, desperate to avoid military service. Why, then, was he carrying a loaded revolver in his pocket? Did he have enemies? Was he intent on harming someone - or even himself? Jago discovers that Paul isn't the only pacifist whose convictions have been challenged. For some, anger and violence lie just below the surface. And despite Ramsey's moral stance, it seems there were dark shadows in his life. In fact, more than one person might have had a motive for murder...
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Life's a big and sometimes scary adventure. Like all adventures it's good to have someone with you and this beautifully illustrated book walks with children on a clear path to meet God, learn about Him and, most importantly, come to be His friend. Written by bestselling author and speaker J John, this new children's book is ideal for ages 7+.
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|2||Found: Psalm 23
From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God's Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.
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|3||My Little Christening Gift Books
Reprinting: due 15th March
The My Little Christening Gift Books set includes three books in a slipcase. My Little Christening Bible (64 pp.) includes the best-known stories from the Old and New Testaments re-told in a child-friendly style by Sally Ann Wright, author of The Children's Bible. My Little Christening Prayers (48 pp.) includes a selection of familiar and classic prayers. The 32-page baby record book includes space to note all the milestones of a child's life and will be treasured by families for years to come. All the books feature Frank Endersby's charming illustrations.
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|4||Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science
Discover the wonders of the universe with the Creator. It's impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light and speaks things into existence - from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal. Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with science, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God's creativity with an in-depth look at space, the earth, animals, and our minds and bodies. Each devotion features fascinating facts, activities, and prayer. Help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God.
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|5||Diary of a Disciple - Peter and Paul's Story
Sheep falling from the sky, bald heads, fiery heads and wrinkly noses, boys falling out of windows, people throwing rocks, storms and shipwrecks, prisons and fish biscuits?! How could all of this be part of just one story? Well. Dr Luke has a story to tell - a story about a man called Peter and a man called Paul. It's a totally epic tale, a stunning super-saga, a page-turning, jaw-dropping dazzler of a yarn - and it's all here, in one book, just waiting for you to get stuck in... Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul's story is a contemporary retelling of the book of Acts. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, the Diary of a Disciple series offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.
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