AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Karen Palmer

Karen, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I’ve always loved writing and, throughout my life, especially during momentous times (good and bad) have found it helpful to get my thoughts out on paper. In my late teens and early twenties I occasionally felt ‘pregnant with poem’ and had to grab paper and pen, sit down and work at rearranging words until they expressed exactly what I was feeling at the time. Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Ben Mears

Ben, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I began writing around twenty-five years ago when I was composing far more songs than our band needed (I was in a band called Gethsemane Rose, at the time). To see song after song shelved became a frustration. I was also inspired around that time by several books I had read. These were Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness and its sequel, Piercing the Darkness, and the Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters. Read More »

Sample Chapter! A Sock Full of Bones

Of all the cases that linger in my mind from those early years it is, perhaps, this one that looms largest. I was still studying my trade, one demanding trial by fire or, to put it another way, learning on the job. My father taught me what he could, of course, before passing over, but there is simply no substitute for experience, whatever your elders say… Read More »

Sample Chapters! Jennifer

I once stumbled upon a television talk show where the host was whipping up the audience to argue among themselves about which was the most painful loss – that of a spouse, a parent or a child. It seemed callous and pointless. The fact is, none of us can truly compare our grief journey with anyone else’s. Nicholas Wolterstorff, writer and theologian, has used the word ‘inscape’1 to describe the internal landscape of each bereavement… Read More »

NEW BOOK! Love and hope amidst child loss

A poignant true story of child loss
How love can burst in at your lowest point
God’s love for the damaged and broken
Light and peace in the most difficult of circumstances
Provides insight into what is helpful
A testimony to God’s faithfulness Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Henry Pradella

Henry, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
This is my first book, though I have written Bible Study notes for our parish Small Groups at Rainham, which underpinned a lot of our teaching there. I didn’t initially set out to write a book. My creativity is normally expressed in writing songs or painting canvases. So the idea came unexpectedly one day when I was sat down by the river in Rainham, spending time with God.. Read More »

Sample Chapters! All Saints?

One 
It was Christmas Eve afternoon, just one more sleep until Christmas. The weather was mild and the sky shone a clear pale blue over the Staffordshire village of Oxley. Sophie Ashton negotiated the potholes of the church drive, accompanied by Henry, aged two and a half, in his smart outfit, new shoes polished. Sophie was feeling remarkably relaxed… Read More »

Sample Chapters! I AM Relational

1
My Life Has Purpose and Meaning
Whether you know it or not, God has a purpose for your life that is greater than you could possibly think or imagine.
I want to begin by telling you a personal story. I was brought up in London in a Polish family… Read More »

NEW BOOK! What trusts would you break?

Thought-provoking contemporary novel
Temptation versus trust
How deep desires can shape choices
Covers singleness, infidelity, infertility and adoption
Portrays ups and downs of vicarage life Read More »