Monday, 7 September 2009

Way Of Life Calendar 2010


We continue to produce our Way of Life Gospel Calender, printed on high-quality paper with delightful scenes.

  • A4 size, ideal for hanging in kitchen or office and very acceptable for gospel outreach
  • We also provide an overprinting service for your personal details and we can wrap your calendars individually
  • Bulk purchase price only 19p per calendar (minimum 200). This calendar sells individually for 50p
  • Overprinting cost £85.00 (we can print your personal details, times of meetings, etc., on the inside front cover)
  • Minimum quantity for overprinting 500
  • Each page can be personalised for an additional cost of £45.00
  • Order cut-off date 30.09.09
  • Postage charged at cost

We can provide a sample calendar upon request.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Iran - Behind the Headlines

We have all seen the news this week from Iran and wondered what life would be like for believers there. A powerful new documentary dvd A Cry From Iran: the untold story of Iranian christian martyrs gives an account of christian martyrs and converts in Iran; stories which will not make headline news in the west. This is one documentary you must watch and show to everyone you know. It is rare that a programme has as much impact, or wins as many film festival awards as this one has. Two brothers, a murdered father and an untold story of pain and forgiveness are the inspiration behind this award winning documentary on the secret death of a prominent evangelical pastor in Iran, Haik Hovsepian. The film reveals the harrowing saga of Iranian Christian Martyrs and Christian converts who became victims of their beliefs and paid the ultimate price...It is the powerful interviews, hidden-camera footage, first hand accounts and film style reinactments that put this documentary on the same level as any dramatic movie. We strongly recomend this documentary as one of the best you will watch.
Further reading:
The Apocalypse of Ahmadinejad by prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock is a well-researched expose of the world's most dangerous man. The author unveils the insidious agenda behind this radical Shiite’s regime.

Iran, the Coming Crisis by the same author exposes Iran ’s past, present, and future with striking clarity. Find maps, charts, and answers to your every question inside.

Inside the Revolution by New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East. It includes never-before-seen profiles of the Radicals, the Reformers and the Revivalists. It explains the implications of each movement and the importance of each leader, not only through the lenses of politics and economics but through the third lens of Scripture as well.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Summer Highlights 2009


Our 2009 summer catalogue is out now. If you do not receive a copy, you can sign up to our mailing list here.
A Lifetime of Wisdom, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on the forty years since a diving accident left her paralysed for life. "Was it a fair exchange, my freedom and no wheelchair for the rubies of wisdom I've been given? Absolutely. In this I have learned at the feet of the Lord Jesus, embracing the way God heals us, even when we rage at Him in anger, fear and despair."

Tell Me The Story. Paul Davis has written the authorised biography of George Beverly Shea, who has sung to more than 220 million people during a lifetime of faithful witness in gospel song.

The A.W. Tozer Collection. A boxed set containing ten of Tozer's classic works including The Knowledge of the Holy and The Pursuit of God. Also released this month are two books by James L. Snyder, In Pursuit of God, a biography of Tozer, and The Christ Centred Church, previously unpublished material from Tozer's archives.

No Lang Tae Go, a brand new album from The Low Country Boys, Ulster-Scots, old-time hillbilly gospel music.

Has Science Buried God? DVD Following their historical God Delusion debate, John Lennox and Richard Dawkins debate once again before a live audience in the auspicious Oxford Museum of Natural History. Also available on dvd is a debate at the Edinburgh Festival between John Lennox and Christopher Hitchens, Can Atheism Save Europe?

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Keith & Kristyn Getty

Keith & Kristyn Getty have recorded a new album Awakening The Dawn, releasing on the 19th of June.

Awaken The Dawn is a new collection of hymns and songs with a distinctly Irish flavor and shaped as a service of worship, this album takes you on a lyrical journey of grace and hope for all the nations.

Keith Getty renowned as songwriter. He has co-writen numerous praise and worship songs such as 'In Christ Alone' with Stuart Townend. Together with this wife Kristyn, they have recorded two albums, In Christ Alone and this new release Awakening The Dawn

Track List:

1. Hear, O Israel
2. Come, People of the Risen King
3. Creation Sings the Father's Song
4. Communion Hymn (Behold the Lamb)
5. By Faith
6. Compassion Hymn (There is an Everlasting Kindness)
7. All around the World
8. Every Promise
9. Still, My Soul, Be Still
10. When Trials Come
11. Benediction (May the Peace of God)
12. Reading: Psalm 57
13. What Grace Is Mine

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Janette Oke

Janette Oke pioneered inspirational fiction, and her first novel, Love Comes Softly, has sold over one million copies. The bestselling author of over 70 books— which have sold nearly 26 million copies has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective. A bestselling author in his own right, Davis Bunn was elated to work with Oke again. Now, from this dynamic team, and after a seven year gap, comes the sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity, The Centurion's Wife.

Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in first-century Palestine, Leah, a Jewess, is also engulfed in her own turmoil: an arranged marriage to an ambitious Roman soldier, Alban.
Head of the garrison near Galilee, Alban has been assigned by Pilate to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah’s mistress, the governor’s wife, secretly commissions Leah to also discover what really has become of this man whose death—and missing body—is causing such furor.
Offering a fresh and unique perspective on the life of Christ, The Centurion’s Wife is an epic tale of danger, betrayal, and a love that crosses irreconcilable heritages, touching the inmost places in the human heart.
The Centurion's Wife is part of our Fiction for a Fiver promotion, offering the latest in Christian fiction for only £5.00

Saturday, 7 March 2009

1859 A Year To Remember

Just now, as I sit down to write this post, the BBC is airing a program entitled Darwin's Dangerous Idea, analyzing the consequences for society of the theory of evolution. It is only one of a series of programs (the Darwin Season) commemorating, indeed celebrating, this the 150 anniversary of the publication of Darwin's book On The Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of his birth. On the desk beside me is a copy of National Geographic magazine with a cover and several articles about Darwin and evolution.


So, as it feels like the whole world is celebrating Darwin and the year 1850, believers too have much cause to celebrate this seminal year. It is, of course, the year of the great awakening known as the 1859 Revival. During the winter of 1857-1858, a few young men gathered around a peat fire in an old schoolhouse, and, with their Bibles in their hands, waited upon God. Dr. Paisley, in his book on the '59 revival says of them, "their prayers brought down unquenchable fire from heaven which set all Ulster ablaze for God, and warmed with saving rays at least 100,000 souls."
These two powerful events each have left a powerful and lasting legacy for our society today. One has left our nation bereft of moral direction, out of control and powerless; the other filled our province with churches and fellowships and left a heritage of faithful gospel preaching, evangelistic zeal and a body of missionary work much greater than any other country of its size. One left poor, deluded man to a life without God and an eternity without hope; the other freed men to live life as it should be lived with eternity in the presence of Christ at its end.
To celebrate the 1859 revival, two books have recently been published:

The 1859 Revival by Dr. Ian Paisley
First published in 1959, this history of the revival has just been reprinted, given a clear account of this great work of God.

A hardback, illustrated history of the revival and related awakenings in Ulster.


Suggested reading for more on the creation/evolution debate:

And God Said by Farid Abou Rahme
Creation's Story by Robert W. Cargill
God's Undertaker by John C. Lennox

John Nelson Derby, Prophetic Pioneer


Highland Books have published a new biography of J.N.D. by Marion Field, called John Nelson Darby: Prophetic Pioneer. It is an honest, readable account of the remarkable life of a man who possessed breathtaking intelligence, boundless energy, intense piety and a penetrating understanding of the word of God.

It is at once a travelogue, biography, and a history of dispensational theology. It also contains an analysis of Darby's influence today, not only in our theology and church gatherings, but also, possibly, even in US foreign policy towards the state of Israel.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Christ For Me


Local Tenor Edwin Brown has just released a fantastic debut album of new worship songs, called Christ For Me. Each song has strong biblical content and stirring, sweeping melodies. We have been playing this album in-store constantly since we received a sample copy. The album itself arrived yesterday! I have listed the tracks here to give you a feel for the content:
1 Let Your Mantle Cover Me
2 All That I Am
3 Christ For Me
4 Just The Very Thought Of Thee
5 It's The Power
6 The Greatest Love
7 Wonderful Grace
8 Christ The Saviour Reigns
9 I Will Glory In My Redeemer
10 See The Lamb Of God
That's all for now,
Ricky.

First Blog Entry

Welcome to our new AEB Blog. This is our first adventure in the world of blogging.

We are an independant, family-run Christian bookshop in Newtownards, Co. Down, N. Ireland; established 1967. We have an established website, http://www.ardsbookshop.com/, and a publishing division, Crimond House Publications.

We shall endevour to use this blog to provide our subscribers with news from Ards Evangelical Bookshop, as well as general news from the world of Christian retail. We also hope to provide new product information and product reviews.

Happy blogging.
On behalf of the AEB team,
Ricky.