After more than twenty years battling pancreatitis – one of the most painful disorders known to humankind – involving more than a hundred hospital admissions, more than thirty operations, several near-death encounters, the trauma of transplant surgery and the constant expectation of death, Eric Gaudion shares how he reconciled his faith and his condition.
Meet Matthew Gold: wealthy, successful and secure – but totally alone.
Afflicted from childhood by a crippling stammer, words have been his greatest problem. But, as his talent as a writer of detective fiction emerges, words become his greatest passion...
Is a full and abundant life possible if your childhood has been shattered by abuse? One-in-five of us experience severe abuse in some form as children,* often leading to devastating emotional and mental health problems in adulthood. Giles D Lascelle, an abuse survivor, ordained minister and psychotherapist, examines...
When Graham Jones returns to Zimbabwe to recapture his idyllic Rhodesian childhood, a chance encounter leads him to him to meet a one-time child slave called Astonishment. Now dedicated to helping society’s most vulnerable, Astonishment grew up...
It’s 1950: a mysterious stranger shows up at Marlene Roberts' Canterbury home, turning her teenage world upside down. The exotic ‘Mutti’, a German Jew and Holocaust survivor, is the mother she never knew she had.
Years earlier, Mutti had sent the infant Marlene to England for safety but now...
Mystery has always surrounded twelve-year-old Juniper’s beloved great-grandma, June. Born in rural Wales, or so everyone thought, how did she come to live in California? How did she meet Juniper’s great-grandpa? And why, despite her age, does she never mention World War 2?
Christmas is fast approaching when psychologist Dr Mike Lewis is presented with the most unlikely client – twenty-two-year-old Adelle Merchant. Dressed all in blue, she could be like any other young woman. Except it’s not just her clothes – her hair, her home, everything she eats or drinks has to be blue...
When Hugh Stowell Brown, aged just twenty-three, arrived in Liverpool to preach at Myrtle Street Baptist, no one could guess his impact on the church and the city. He had barely preached a sermon before and had been a Baptist only a matter of months, but for the next forty years...
On 12thDecember 1999, middle-aged social worker Diane Bell was stunned by a dream from God that would transform countless lives. Called to offer family-based care to street kids in Nepal, cancer, devastating earthquakes and lurid child trafficking allegations were among challenges...
When young, expat businessman Jack Troughton’s girlfriend tells him about the Bible she found on a Cheltenham bench, his life is turned upside down. Challenged by Celia’s faith, and brought face-to-face with terrifying Estonian sex-traffickers when tragedy strikes, his response impacts countless lives and threatens all he holds most dear.
What does a Spirit-led unity movement look like? This is the remarkable story of what happened when the churches of Barking and Dagenham were inspired to come together to serve their borough. Fuelled by prayer, and committed to overcoming the challenges of...
Come and See walks us through John’s Gospel from beginning to end. Spread across fifty-two concise and accessible chapters that match the fifty-two weeks of the year, this perceptive commentary helps us see Jesus through John’s contemporary eyes and challenges us to say ‘yes’ to Jesus’ invitation to follow Him today.
What is it like to seek asylum in Europe? What welcome is given and what difficulties faced? No Longer Strangers tells the story from the inside...
‘Run, run, as fast as you can!’ – the cry rings out in Tiago’s ears as he flees his abusive step-father and the only home he has ever known.
Something has happened to disturb the cheery routine of Kilfinan, a bustling port on the Scottish coast. Anonymous poetic entries in the local newspaper hint at hidden treasure in the area – and the key to solving their mystery seems to lie in passages from the Bible. Attracting interest from all quarters, each poem impacts the life of a different reader, speaking to them in ways they could not expect.
Do you long to share what Jesus is really like, but struggle to know how? Do you feel like a weak link when it comes to evangelism? And do you wonder what a peg and a pumice stone could have to do with it all? Then this is a book for you!
Fascist populists, callous sex-traffickers and violent anti-austerity riots – these were not what Pastor Jude Kilburn had expected to face when he moved to Albania.
But when vulnerable 19-year-old Alban disappears...
Is your life dominated by the pressures of the past or the future? Then it’s time to begin a journey into living differently.
This timely, inspirational and motivational book encourages us to stop living in the past, and learn to live ‘in the now’, trusting our anxiety and future to God.
Every year, thousands of people are released from prison and back into the community. Many of these are believers in Christ, just like you and me.
So how can we, the Church, support these brothers and sisters as they seek to transition back into society? How can we help them move forward with their faith?
Heidi Baumgartner’s ‘Jesus moment’ came when she received the gift of salvation and instant freedom from an addictive relationship – a dramatic encounter with grace that perfectly prepared her to take God’s love to the women of Soho’s red-light district...
With many churches locked into congregational models and brand building, Are We Brave Enough? asks Christians to consider doing 5 things that could change the landscape of local church communities, and help Christians become more effective in transforming the world.
When Sandra Michie considers her life, the presence of a gracious heavenly Father lovingly planning all is overwhelming. Every joy and every trial has been perfectly sewn together into a beautiful patchwork of grace.
Have we forgotten that food and faith belong together?
From Genesis to Revelation, God provides for His people to eat. Regardless of age or ethnicity, gender or class, we all know...
This is a book for the curious and open-minded, for people of all faiths and none. It is bursting with richness and diversity, vulnerability and exploration, colour and fragility, treasure and beauty.
‘It is strange that we can spend a lifetime sitting through church services and actually not really pray. I had spent years doing just that.’
Introducing: one young mum, one vicar, two small boys and a call – maybe! – to pioneer a church for young people who don’t do church in Devon.
When the caretaker of St Peter’s finds that the church has been broken into early on the Saturday morning after Christmas, and that the elderly intruder is still in the building and kneeling at the communion rail, no-one is quite sure what to do.
How can immigrant and refugee churches move from cultural preservation to cross-cultural mission?
As Hirpo Kumbi, an experienced church-planter and cross-cultural missionary...
‘Where on earth am I?' asked Ella, persuading herself it was perfectly normal to have a conversation with a rabbit!
On the eve of her 13th birthday, Ella is thrilled to find herself back in the enchanted...
Will I be 'raptured'? Will there be an 'antichrist'? What might heaven be like? And did someone mention a 'Millennium'??
When Lorraine Gibbard became a Christian, she could not imagine the tumultuous journey awaiting her.
A sudden onset of mental illness...
God and science – you can't really believe in both, right!?
Or can you??
Is God Really Legit? asks the tough questions and gives you the info you need to decide.
All over the world, God is calling His Church to rise up, take her rightful place and fulfil her glorious destiny. But time is short!
Motherless nineteen-year-old Ava has always believed brilliant botanist, Theo Gage to be her father. But when a chance discovery reveals she is not his daughter, her world falls apart.
Porn is everywhere – but does it have a cost? Does Jesus offer something better? How can young men respond?
David Sourbook thought he'd been saved. He thought his problems were behind him. A new life had opened up before him, with a new lady friend, a new faith and a new circle of friends.
But was it really that simple?
Meet Becky Hudson.
Loving wife to Dave, devoted mother to Jennifer (9), Adam (5) and Ellie (2) – and queen of self-doubt.
If only she tried harder, Becky reasons, she could be a 'proper' Christian and mother!
Mentoring... it's discipleship with a kick!
As a mentor with more than 20 years' experience, Paul Wilcox is well placed to explore the construction process that is involved in making disciples...
Living with a violent stepdad, and bullied at school, thirteen-year-old Oliver Carrick has a difficult and lonely life. But Oliver has a secret; for at night he is swept away in mysterious dreams of a strange, yet somehow familiar, house.
'It was like the pictures I'd seen of the battlefields of the First World War. No life, no growth ...A vision of hell.'
What can Abbie see that no one else can? Is the charming Will Chambers all he seems? And will anyone believe her?
'I can't go on!' - 'Life's not fair!' - 'If only...' ...cries as common today as in Capernaum 2000 years ago!
Life Lines imagines the stories of four desperate people who reached out to Jesus in the Gospels: An abused woman, a troubled teen...
We can all hear words spoken, but how many of us can hear the heart?
Listening celebrates the transformative power of listening at depth to another. Drawing on many years’ experience as a psychotherapist...
Was she a friend or was she an angel?
He couldn't tell!
David Sourbook is a callous man. Locked inside his sneering heart, Christmas jollities and festive cheer leave him cold...
A quiet reformation is gathering momentum across the UK and the world...
Church leaders from across the denominational spectrum are coming together in friendship and prayer...
When sixteen-year-old Lydia is voted Belle of the Ball, it is the best day of her life - but it soon becomes the worst!
Jaded Clinical Psychologist Dr Mike Lewis is on the edge. Separated from his wife, Ella, and deeply wounded by the death of their child, the future is bleak. But when he is assigned the case of mute asylum seeker 'Johnny Two', things begin to change.
How we leave this life will be our final word to those we love – yet how many of us will be ready?
In Time to Live, Ann Clifford explores the issues around facing death with faith.
An inspirational account of mess, meals and miracles!
When Chris Lane and his friends planted a church on an inner-city estate notorious for crime and deprivation...
What kind of leader is needed in a multicultural, multiethnic age?
What is cultural intelligence and why is it essential to the future growth of the church?
'Forgive and forget' is the mantra. But what if the path to true peace were 'forgive and remember'?
This is the radical and liberating truth shared by two authors who...
Where does your treasure lie? What is it that makes you come alive? Is it the latest boxset or tabloid headline, your sport's team's performance or a friend's new baby? All valid passions, but is there something better?
As Western awareness of spirituality increases, Peter Mockford believes deliverance ministry will be critical to the church's mission and future success.
Where can a man find grace when he no longer believes?
Ray Young, an experienced Christian leader, has been married for almost thirty years. But his once vibrant faith, like his marriage, is steadily fading...
The threat of contagion...
the promise of a cure...
but all is not as it seems.
Using Soulsight, Silas learns the terrible cost...
'Lucy, I've had the weirdest dream! What could it mean?'
Six years have passed since Lucy's magical dream adventures...
How did a middle-class Northern Irishman settle in inner-city Manchester and co-found a community response to gun and gang crime? What does putting out the bins in a multi-ethnic, terraced street have to do with mission? Why is 'where' as important as 'what' for Christian service, and what is The Question Not Being Asked?
When Dame Emily sold Seascape House, her beloved Elizabethan mansion on the Sussex coast, to pork sausage magnate James Wedderburn, she could never have imagined the events that would follow.
Jenny Drake has never forgotten what she saw on that Devon beach. Just a small girl at the time, those frightening events have overshadowed her life ever since.
All four gospels tell of Jesus being crucified between two thieves, but only St Luke's gospel records the final words of these other men. Why does he include these exchanges?
'Tell her she's no longer my daughter!'
Amanda and her dad had never been close – but now he was forsaking her completely.
It's annoying when we mess up.
And it's infuriating when someone else does.
But it's tragic when the mess-up could have been avoided.
Brilliant scientific researcher Tilda Moss wakes up in hospital unable to speak or move and with no recollection of what happened to her.
In April 1994, ten-year-old Beatrice Smith came face to face with the horrors of the Rwandan genocide as crazed machete-wielding killers burst into her family’s home, lusting for blood.
The Virgin Eye inspires us to see the world anew through the innocent eyes of a child, so as to become more aware of God's presence in everyday life and encounters. Offering insights into contemplative prayer...
Bruce, Ernie and all the snails of Viuela are loving life in their paradise garden. But one awful day Ernie wakes up to discover that Bruce and all the snails have gone! Local chefs have kidnapped them – to cook them in a giant snail paella! But before Ernie and his grandpa, Manuel, can do anything they get caught by terrifying thug slugs!
Fitter... faster... stronger... perfection... success!
This is all Silas knows... until he meets new girl, Zoe.
What is she hiding beneath the surface, and what does she know about the mysterious Community?
"[God] loves the foreigner residing among you' (Deuteronomy 10:18)
Refugee Stories is a collection of first-hand accounts by individuals forced to flee their countries and seek refuge in Britain.
Many people today are living with mental health issues. How do we recognise symptoms? What can we do to help? Does it help to have 'faith'?
Stephen Critchlow is a Christian psychiatrist...
Today's postmodern world is dominated by fear and a desperate search for wisdom and spirituality.
How should the church respond to the opportunities this presents? As disciples of the Wakeful One, how do we...
Wild adventure and tranquil rest, fearful doubt and inspired hope – the walk of faith truly is the journey of a lifetime!
Was she awake or asleep?
It seemed so real, she couldn't be sure...
Lucy is a tenacious girl with a big imagination – but even she couldn't have dreamed this up!
Thirteen-year-old Kenya's life is about to change forever!
Caring Kenya lives with her cantankerous mother and grumpy stepfather, unaware of the incredible destiny...
High-flying financier Vincent Stevens has lost everything in the economic crash – smart London flat, trophy girlfriend, champagne lifestyle – and is forced to return...
God promises that if we persevere through testing we will become mature and complete.
Chizor's story is a hope-giving testament to this.
Chizor Akisanya is a much-loved community leader, wife and mother...
The true story of a successful Hindu priest whose world was changed by an unexpected encounter with the love of Jesus Christ.
How do our views of God impact the way we do mission?
Does our outreach reflect the full nature of the Trinity?
Informed by the work of leading thinkers...
Do you ever yearn to be free? Do you ever feel as if you're hiding your true self? Do you long to throw off the covers and live life in glorious fullness?
What would it be like to have a deeper sense of motivation and purpose? Sadly, many people don't know who they are, what they are good at or what they want to do. But it does not have to be that way! The truth is there is a God-given reservoir of world-changing energy in everyone waiting to be released. When you find it, you will never be the same again. Your enjoyment of life, inspiration, creativity and productivity all step up to an entirely new level.
What is the Black Majority Church? How heterogeneous is the movement? What opportunities are there for partnership with the wider church?
For most people their only encounter with the ministry of exorcism is through sensational books and films, but when the need for it arises in real life it is important that it is conducted confidently and competently. However, the opportunity for training in this field is limited. Ken Gardiner is an Anglican priest with more than 30 years of experience of ministry in this area. In The Reluctant Exorcist he shares what he has learned for the benefit of those who find themselves involved in setting people free from the influence of the occult.
Are the Jewish people still part of God's plan? Does the land of Israel figure in Christ's return? Has Jesus' second coming slipped off the church's radar?
As Alfie's first birthday draws near, his mother, Sophie, and her family are forced to confront a past they have been trying to shut away for years. Revisiting painful memories, grief threatens to destroy relationships as Sophie and her daughter, Katie, wrestle with guilt, and Simon, their loving husband and father, can only look on in despair.
How can we lead in a way that releases the potential so often constrained by traditional leadership structures? Both within and outside the church there is new thinking that is transforming the way organisations are structured and led, allowing an explosion of innovation and creativity.
How often have you seen someone sleeping on the streets and wondered, 'What can I do that will really help this person? Can I make a difference?'
Twenty-first-century scientist Frank Scanlon and a sixteenth-century monk are thrown together by a series of horrific events. Their lives become inextricably bound up with the enigmatic Hrault - a man with exceptional fighting skills and even more deadly persuasive powers. Hrault seeks power beyond anything else, and uses evil as a practical tool to achieve his ultimate goal.
'I knew it was time to finally hang up my dancing shoes when, while preparing for the show Chicago the only costume that fitted me had the name Ronnie Barker written inside it!'
What does it mean to be an evangelical today? How do we define what evangelicals believe, and what implications does this have for the church's mission in the twenty-first century?
A breathtaking vision of the heart of God and humankind's unbroken relationship with Him in the Garden of Eden.
When Eve rejects the serpent's temptation, all of creation breathes a sigh of relief, but years later...
For the church to be relevant to a culturally and ethnically diverse Britain it cannot be separated along these lines. There is a prophetic call on Christians to partner together and see God’s heart to unite all nations. By planting multi-ethnic churches and forming multicultural partnerships, God’s kingdom of people from every culture and nation will begin to emerge and impact our divided society.
When 12-year-old Taifen Kollay’s mum suddenly drops dead in front of him, all hope seems lost. In fulfilment of an ancient blood bargain, the dark lord Zacotan has claimed her life.
This Kids' Workbook is based on the children's novel, Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer, the inspiring and humorous tale about a lovable and adventurous Spanish snail who goes in search of his dreams. Packaged as a comprehension and guided reading workbook, this resource will guide children through some of the challenges they will face and will enable them to develop some of the skills they will need when reaching for their dreams. At the same time, they will be working on curriculum-based literacy skills.
Lydia's quiet expat life in Cambodia is dramatically turned upside down by the sudden arrival of Song, a young & vulnerable Vietnamese girl, and the flattering romantic attentions of a handsome, dashing local man.
The 'failed' asylum seeker.
Confused. Bewildered. Hungry. Cold. Scared.
Or Illegal. Criminal. Guilty. Cheating. Dangerous.
Which is it?
Simon Jones is a man whose calling is to help us learn to share in God's rest, even in the midst of chaotic city life – he is what one might call an 'urban monk'! In a series of 21 profound and often playful reflections, he invites us to journey with him into the loving heart of God and the rest He offers.
'Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.' (Romans 12:2)
In this second edition of A Book of Sparks, Shaun Lambert...
Everyone longs for love. Who could possibly be against it? Love seems uncontroversial: the modern-day equivalent of 'motherhood and apple pie'.
Geoffrey Crees is a retired Anglican vicar with a whimsical sense of humour and witty writing style.
In these 20 enchanting and quirky short stories...
Threatened by an ancient evil, the forest city of Arborinium's last hope is a long-prophesied warrior from another realm.
This anthology comprises carefully crafted poems that chronicle the writer's experience of bereavement following the loss of his wife Mandy. Together with him, we journey through the seasons of the soul...
The post-apocalyptic Land of Ge is ruled by a cruel despot with dark and mysterious powers. He is prepared to ravage the land and even sacrifice his own daughter, Mimne, to stay in power.
Turning the Tables on Mission documents the experiences of contemporary missionaries from the global south coming to the UK. Their candid, personal accounts challenge many stereotypes and form a rich resource for collective learning as we seek to grow a shared identity as the people of God in what is an increasingly complex and diverse society.
Jerry Marshall believes in setting at least one audacious goal every year. Recent goals include attempting to save the government £50 billion, and setting up a call centre in Bethlehem to create jobs unaffected by border closures. He's a serial entrepreneur and a sailing fanatic, has fought with Pete Waterman on breakfast TV and once won a unicycling race.
Every one of us is born with great potential. Our life experiences, personality and self-opinions shape who we become, and what we do with that potential. Some seem to effortlessly soar, while others are left grounded and feeling distinctly "less than ordinary".
Page Three model, serially unfaithful, heroin addict.
Loving mother, honourable wife, daughter of God.
Two lives. One woman. One God.
Ken Gardiner has a passion for Jesus Christ and a passion for truth. Drawing on his rich life experiences of God and his deep biblical knowledge, Ken invites us to re-examine the essence of the Christian faith.
Ernie Gonzales is a small, ordinary snail with a big, extraordinary dream!
An inspiring story of courage and strength in the face of adversity.
As a young, dedicated medical student, Antoinette Anthony-Pillai's future was mapped out. But when a routine operation...
This heart-warming story tells of two energetic kittens, their friend Amber, and her Special Friend, who looks after them all. This is a lovely book for children, and for adults to read to children. Its delightful illustrations will transport you to a world where cats get their paws into everything!
Cathy Wield is uniquely qualified to write on the subject of mental illness as both a doctor and also a patient, who has experience of both instantaneous miraculous healing, and gradual recovery from severe depression. This is her testimony to ongoing healing and maturity during the process of learning to live with serious illness, and of a God who is with us regardless of our physical or mental state.
If it's business that shapes the world, then how can we use it to shape the world for good and for God?