Rooted in theological insight and thoroughly practical, this book will explore what domestic abuse is, why it is perpetrated and the impact it has on children and adults. Filled with case studies, including Natalie's own story of abuse, the book will offer a valuable insight into various abusive behavioral traits and provide some pointers as to how we can address it, both as individuals and as a church community.
Soon after Jesus began his public ministry, he called his first “disciples”. He would teach and train them and then, after his death and resurrection, commission and empower them to go to the “nations” to make more “followers” of himself. Peter Morden explores the foundations, the resources, and the practice of discipleship, from a range of Old and New Testament texts, giving a well-rounded and satisfying picture of Christian discipleship.
What is shame and where does it come from? How can we break free and help others held in its vice-like grip? And what is the gospel when shame is the problem? Shame, humiliation and stigma are all around us. This book helps Christians to introduce 'shame thinking' into their own lives and it shows how God's freedom can release anyone suffering from the debilitating grip of shame.
Alfie and Alia, two of the smallest angels, listened carefully. What were the big angels whispering about? Alia made a plan. 'Let’s fly down to Earth and find out!' Join Alfie and Alia as they discover the Easter story, and meet many furry friends along the way!
As we spend 30 days in 1 Thessalonians with Alec Motyer, we hear the timeless encouragement to "keep on keeping on." Paul writes to the new believers to explain misunderstandings about the second coming, to urge the Christians to live well in community, and to give further instructions about godly living, all the while encouraging them to press on in holiness in spite of opposition.
This book includes clear, engaging and practical wisdom for young people on ways to keep their Christian faith alive after the highs of a spiritual retreat or convention. In 16 ½ Way to Upgrade Your Faith youth pastor Bob Wallington instructs you on how you can make your faith come alive once you're back into the regular routine of school, homework and church on Sundays.
As we spend 30 days in 2 Timothy with Michael Baughen, we focus on Paul's final words. He uses his farewell message to urge Timothy to maintain his focus on the fundamentals of the faith. This intensely personal letter allows us to hear Paul's last words and ask ourselves about the legacy that we will one day leave to others.
If Christians still believe they have have good news in the sphere of sexual ethics, then two big tasks lie ahead. Our first priority is to work out what has gone so badly wrong. And then we must offer a better story, one that fires the imagination with such force that people will say, 'I want that to be true.' This book offers a confident, biblically rooted moral vision which needs to be shared with prayer and courage.
The inspiring story of Rich Wilson, Team Leader at Fusion and the growth of the incredible student church movement he serves.
This compact liturgy provides alternative services and prayers for many occasions. It includes: Prayers before Worship; Early Morning Prayer; Morning Prayer; Evening Prayer; Night Prayer; A Service of Marriage; In Praise of Creation; A Funeral Service; A Service of Healing; Prayers of Intercession; A Celtic Calendar of the Lives of the Saints; Selected Psalms, and an Historical Overview.