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  • Pre-order Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God - product image

    Pre-order now! Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God

    by Graham Turner

    Paperback £8.99 £7.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-80-6

    These radical prayers break the mould of the “collect” prayers that are so familiar to millions of Christians worldwide. They are the result of the author’s struggle with the blandness and predictability of so many of the church’s traditional prayers. Useful for both personal and liturgical devotion, these prayers will both challenge and nourish.

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  • Cross Purposes: Reflections for Good Friday - product image

    Cross Purposes: Reflections for Good Friday

    by Kevin Carey

    Paperback £12.99 £10.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-908381-11-8

    A collection of thought-provoking reflections inviting us to contemplate the events of Good Friday in new ways. The reflections are diverse, from Peter’s clumsy fear to the Seven Last Words.

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  • Mission From Below: Growing a Kingdom Community - product image

    Mission From Below: Growing a Kingdom Community

    by Dr Janet Hodgson and Stephen Conway (foreword)

    Paperback £12.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-77-6

    A radical and controversial challenge to the top-down leadership models that are so widespread in the church, instead making the case for a new model of people-driven servant leadership, guided by the Holy Spirit towards kingdom growth rather than church growth.

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  • Pre-order The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage - product image

    Pre-order now! The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

    by Anthony Jennings and Clive Aslet (foreword)

    Hardback £34.99 £29.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-51-6

    A “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator) that will “give great pleasure” (Country Life). The Old Rectory examines the history of the English parsonage through the centuries, and their many and varied styles of architecture. Explore the lives of famous inhabitants and discover the scandals of neglect.

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  • A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now

    by Paula Clifford

    Paperback £11.99 £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-37-0

    Why has the end of time exercised such strong fascination over the human imagination? In this entertaining and thorough exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford reaches some thoughtful and surprising conclusions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.

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  • Sacred Ibis: The Ornithology of Canon Henry Baker Tristram, DD, FRS - product image

    Sacred Ibis: The Ornithology of Canon Henry Baker Tristram, DD, FRS

    by W. G. Hale

    Hardback (with colour plates) £55.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-13-4

    The ornithological exploits of a remarkable Victorian priest and explorer, Canon Henry Baker Tristram. As a founding member of the BOU, his nickname was “Sacred Ibis”.

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  • The Paradise Tree: Personal Prayer through Poetry - product image

    The Paradise Tree: Personal Prayer through Poetry

    by John Davey

    Paperback £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-64-6

    A beautiful devotional companion about the experience of God and giving expression to our inner spirituality. Creatively mixing poetry, prose and scripture, this book will challenge preconceptions about the nature of God, heaven, hell, intercessory prayer, and the relevance of human existence within the vastness of an unfathomable universe.

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  • Hope in Dark Places: Poems about Depression and the Christian - product image

    Hope in Dark Places: Poems about Depression and the Christian

    by David Grieve

    Paperback £7.99 £6.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-67-7

    Raw and deeply moving poetry about living with depression as a Christian.

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  • The Summer of ’39 - product image

    The Summer of ’39

    by David Lowther ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £6.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-70-7

    A tale of spies, terrorists and blossoming young love—an epic adventure set in the final months of peace before WWII. Britain is under attack on two fronts. The IRA is mounting a bombing campaign on the mainland, and agents of the German Secret Service are collecting vital information to help them if war breaks out.

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The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER: Traditional English rectories and vicarages have been neglected by the Church in the post-war years, but have become highly desirable to property buyers, and are now cherished by their new private owners. They combine many coveted qualities: their fine architecture, their a…

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Easter: The Most Extraordinary Celebration of All

GUEST BLOG: How should we celebrate Easter? Marcus Paul explores the difficulties faced by Christians in properly observing this feast in today's world. Marcus is the author of The Evil That Men Do: Faith, Injustice and the Church, which has been selected as our Book of the Month for April 2…

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April Book of the Month: The Evil That Men Do

We are delighted to announce that Marcus Paul’s The Evil That Men Do: Faith, Injustice and the Church has been chosen as our inaugural Book of the Month. The Evil That Men Do is a refreshingly frank treatment of the Church’s past failings, which fills a gap in our understanding of wha…

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