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  • Pre-order God B.C.: God’s Grace in the Old Testament - product image

    Pre-order now! God B.C.: God’s Grace in the Old Testament

    by Anthony Phillips

    Paperback £10.99 £8.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-83-7

    A clear and profound introduction to the spiritual world of the Old Testament, enabling us to see how the whole Bible reveals the character of our humanity as well as that of God’s divinity.

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

    Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God

    by Graham Turner

    Paperback £8.99 £7.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 9781910519806

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

    The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

    by Anthony Jennings and Clive Aslet (foreword)

    Hardback £34.99 £29.99
    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 Inside Story on Alternative Collects

GUEST BLOG: Graham Turner reveals the story behind his radical new prayers, which will both challenge and nourish. The most important things in life are often messy and require our attention. Sadly, we do not always give these the time they deserve. I find that prayer is just like this; it a mess…

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Rectories: a story waiting to be told

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Jennings tells the story behind his “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator). More than ten years ago now my wife waved a copy of the Historic Houses Association magazine at me, tapping a small advert for someone to take over as Director of Save Our Pars…

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A trip to the beautiful countryside (in central London...)

BOOK LAUNCH: Join us at Church House Bookshop for a trip to the countryside as we launch The Old Rectory by Anthony Jennings. 6 June 2018 at Church House Bookshop, Westminster31 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BN RSVP to bookshop@chbookshop.co.uk or 020 7799 4064.

Added about 3 weeks ago.

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