Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading Christian theologians, tells of his discovery of Christianity while a student at Oxford University and takes readers on a panoramic tour of the landscape of the Christian faith. Using the great themes of the creeds as a map, McGrath shares his delight in exploring their meaning, significance, and continuing importance.
Perfect for fans of Diary of a Disciple and Wimpy Kid, bestselling author Bob Hartman links up best-loved Bible tales to show the bigger story of God.
This interactive and accessible book of "prayer experiments" encourages readers to try out different approaches to prayer and to record their experiences. The prayer experiments include praying with your whole body, colouring the Bible, the Lord's Prayer, labyrinth, breathing meditation, praying with beads, and making a prayer den.
St. John of the Cross was a Carmelite friar and mystic who lived in Spain in the second half of the sixteenth century. He helped Teresa of Avila with her reform of the Carmelite Order and was imprisoned for political reasons. He wrote this beautiful poem on the love between the soul and God while in prison in Toledo. This consists of the poem and a commentary.
This riveting reassessment of the voyage of the Mayflower explores the background and motives of those who sailed in her, taking us closer to the real reasons behind the epic journey.
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.
The Old Testament books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes are often referred to as the wisdom books of the Bible. The theme of wisdom, however, is not limited to these books: it actually pervades much of the Bible. Dan Estes explores wisdom in key passages in Scripture.
Building on his own experiences as a priest and an entrepreneur, Michael Volland argues that the concept of entrepreneurship offers churches a helpful lens through which to view Christian ministry and mission, and an understanding and approach to ministry that is well fitted for the mission task in a rapidly changing world.
This book contains wisdom from eight women, distilled for a wider audience. It will be an honest friend to the minister's wife, whether experienced or starting out. It will help you to look honestly at the privileges and problems of the manse and the rectory, and will free you up to become the best you can be.
Messy is okay, even in a world gone mad with perfectionism. In this book Amanda Robbie draws on her own life experience to show that it's okay to do things imperfectly, and even fail. This book will lift the burden of guilt and free you to enjoy serving God, imperfectly by this world's standards, but in a way that pleases our heavenly Father.