Sample Chapters: Filthy Rich


Selling Sand 

Filthy rich! That’s how rich I wanted to be. What was the point in being ‘just rich’, when you could aspire to own the stars! I’m not talking about a few nice motors on the front driveway. I’m talking the full monty: private jet, lush apartment in New York, mansion in the country, and enough staff to cater for my every whim. Oh, and a sushi chef for my refined palate and expensive tastes. I wanted it all… Read More »

NEW NOVEL: The Pilgrim

‘A masterpiece of historical fiction.’
Wendy H Jones, author and writing coach

The BBC’s recent series, Forgiveness: Stories from the Front Line, thoughtfully explores the power of forgiving. Perhaps surprisingly, the presenter concludes that self-forgiveness is the hardest kind, being so bound up with regret and shame, yet it has the power to transform our lives.

In her new historical novel, The Pilgrim, Joy Margetts sensitively tackles the subject of forgiveness, in particular self-forgiveness… Read More »

Sample Chapters: The Pilgrim

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Brampton Barre, Late summer 1202, England 

The sound of clanging swords echoed around the stone walls of the castle, punctuated by grunts and yells and, incongruously, laughter. Hal wandered up the path from the bailey below and paused, leaning on a gatepost, to watch his brother, Robert, and four others taking turns to spar with one another on a small, flat patch of ground at the foot of the motte. He grinned… Read More »

NEW BOOK: The Crucible of Leadership

‘An informed consideration of leadership, underpinned by the careful use of Scripture, wide reading and recent research.’
Rev Dr Derek Tidball, former Principal of the London School of Theology

In recent years, there has been a craze for all things ‘leadership’, with one fad after another promising dramatic change. But as headlines have proven in recent months, just what constitutes good leadership is very far from settled. So if the quick fixes don’t work, where can we turn to discover how we might lead well, in church or in the workplace, when our time comes? Read More »

Sample Chapters: The Crucible of Leadership


Wise Leaders Know That They Don’t Get There By Themselves 

‘By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict’
(Hebrews 11:23)

None of us gets to choose the time or circumstances of our birth… Read More »

NEW BOOK: Standing in the Storm

‘In the darkest part of my life, in the middle of the mess and suffering, Jesus was there, holding my hand and giving me the strength I needed to simply stand in the storm.’
One in two of us in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives – and all of us who are not will be close to someone who is. So when the diagnosis comes, when the storm strikes, where will we go to find strength and comfort?

In 2016, speaker and worship leader Matt McChlery and his wife faced just this question… Read More »

NEW NOVEL: Crazy About Horses

‘Isabel stands in the place of all young people as she comes face to face with wounds from her past, deep rejection issues and fears for her future. It is a great book for teenagers and has a “rooted in reality” message of hope that is so desperately needed today.’
Tracy Williamson, Author and Speaker, MBM Trust

Research from the Anti-Bullying Alliance reveals that one in four children report being bullied ‘a lot or always’. Such trauma can cause long-term damage to a child’s confidence and well-being. But one source of therapy… Read More »

Sample Chapters: Crazy About Horses

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February

Isabel waded through thick black mud as she approached the dilapidated wooden field gate. Each step she took rendered a loud squelching noise as she fought to keep possession of her favourite Wellington boots – the ones covered with multi-coloured polka dots, with a fluffy lining. A stale, earthy smell filled her nostrils as she struggled further to untie the knotted bailer twine that secured… Read More »

Sample Chapters: Standing in the Storm


Worst Fears Confirmed 

After a very long flight we finally touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport. Our South African holiday had come to an end and we were daring to be optimistic as to what God had in store for the next chapter of our lives. We felt rested and rejuvenated. Our grief was starting to be punctuated by healing and peace. The raw, open, emotional wound had started to scab over… Read More »

NEW BOOK: His Kingdom, My Business

‘Draws a wealth of wisdom from both Scripture and the world of business that moves us out of the confines of holy huddles to join God on His mission.’
Andy Frost, Director Share Jesus International

The average Brit can expect to spend 85,000 hours at work! And for many, the ‘daily grind’ is just that – a grind! So how can Christians make the most of their time at work: fulfil their calling, honour God and bless their colleagues? Read More »