Monday, 21 June 2010

Book of the Week: Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze
by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman

In book two of this fiction series based on the best-selling non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage, readers meet the blended family of Derek and Kim Finley. Kim has a set of twins—one boy and one girl—from her first marriage; Luke has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and Lydia is acting out as a result of the attention now being showered on Luke. To complicate matters, Derek's overbearing mother comes to live with them. With all that's going on in their lives, Kim and Derek's communication begins to break down and their marriage slowly moves into winter. Although the second book will focus on Kim and Derek, readers will also encounter all their favorite characters—Patsy Pringle, Pete Roberts, Steve and Brenda, Esther and Charlie—as well as some new ones, like the proprietor of the new sandwich shop that's moved in next to Patsy's beauty parlor.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Book of the Week: Letters to a New Believer

Letters to a New Believer
by David J. Newell

In Apirl 2007, as a result of reading the Bible over a number of years, a young man was led by the grace of God to place his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

These letters were written and posted for a week by week to provide him with a little encouragement during his first steps along the pathway of Christian obedience.

They are published now in the hope that they may be of benefit to a wider readership. Although some personal references have been removed, the original informality of the letters has been retained.

There are fifty-two letters in this volume, covering a wide variety of subjects relevant to the Christian life, including the following:

Assurance, The Three Tenses of Salvation, Baptism, Prayer, The Local Church, The Holy Spirit, Assembly Fellowship, Money Matters and Choosing a Life Partner.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Book of the Week: The Popular Dictionary of Bible Prophecy

The Popular Dictionary of Bible Prophecy
by Ron Rhodes.

This wonderfully easy-to-use tool explains every prophetic term in the Bible clearly and concisely. Definitions are arranged from A to Z so readers can quickly and easily find any word or phrase that is important for understanding Bible prophecy.

Many entries include relevant Bible verses as well as helpful insights from the original languages (Hebrew or Greek) and from archaeology and history. Readers will discover how terms work together to build a systematic end-times theology. Where various interpretations are possible, a generous explanation of the different viewpoints is followed by the author’s reasons for holding his view.

The wide variety of topics includes references to…

* books of the Bible (Isaiah, Eschatology of)
* words included in prophetic Scriptures (abomination of desolation)
* theological words not included in Scripture (amillennialism)
* people (Abrahamic covenant)
* places (Babylon)
* events (rapture)

Perfect for Bible readers of all levels.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

New Arrivals 02.06.10

New Arrivals this week:

What's In The Bible, a new series of fun Bible teaching dvds for kids, from the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer. Two titles so far:
In The Beginning
Let My People Go

New Music:

Woman After God's Own Heart cd by Lynda Randle.

Knowing You Jesus cd, the very best of Graham Kendrick

All I Have Needed cd by Leah Mari

New Books:

Billy Graham: His Life and Influence by David Aikman. "I've read many Billy Grahm biographies, but this one is by far my favourite." - from the forward by Joel C. Rosenberg.

Lessons From San Quentin by Bill Dallas. "Valuable insights drawn from a compelling story of redemption and hope." - Lee Strobel.

Not God's Type by Holly Ordway. A radical academic finds a radical faith.

Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor. New historical fiction. "This is the kind of book you can curl up with on a rainy day and forget all your troubles. I highly recommend it." - Bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall.

New Children's Books:

"Time To Eternity" - a new series of riveting biography collections for 13+. Two titles so far:
Afterwards I Knew, Stories from the First and Second World Wars.
The Merciful Eye, Stories from the Middle Ages.

Two new titles in the "Little Lights" series, illustrated biographies for 4-7 year olds:
What Should I Do?, the story of Martin Luther.
What Is The Truth?, the story of John Calvin.

New Bible:
The Case For Christ Study Bible NIV. Compiled by renowned apologist Lee Strobel, this Bible features notes and helps investigating the evidence for belief.

All these titles are in stock now.

The Case for Christ Study Bible

Using a journalist’s precision in gathering and presenting evidence, The NIV Case for Christ Study Bible is an engaging, informative resource that motivates seekers and skeptics, as well as long-time Christians, to investigate for themselves the Bible’s most compelling claims: the existence of a compassionate God and the promise of eternal life through His Son, Jesus.

Have you ever heard Scripture’s truths but wondered where to find those truths in the Scriptures? Or have you ever wondered where to find evidence for belief in God in the Bible? You’re not alone. Millions of people have asked these same questions, including Lee Strobel – an atheist who engaged in a thorough search for the truth to decide for himself if Jesus was who he claimed to be.

Drawn from Lee’s own experiences as a former atheist and featuring his journalistic style from his days as an investigative reporter with the Chicago Tribune, the notes and articles throughout The Case for Christ Study Bible are designed to motivate you to investigate the Bible’s claims for yourself. Whether you are a Christian seeking encouragement in your faith and knowledge about who God is or a seeker or skeptic searching for answers, you will benefit from Lee’s own extensive search for the truth. Some of the excellent study notes found in this Bible include: The Case for Christ Articles Over 220 The Case for Christ notes explore Jesus’ claims and deity and demonstrate that he is the Messiah.

Lee Strobel, with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and a spiritual skeptic until 1981. His books include four Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Christian Book of the Year (coauthored with Garry Poole). He and his wife live in California.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Book of the Week: The Journals of Jim Elliot

The Journals of Jim Elliot
by Elisabeth Elliot

Jim Elliot was a missionary...and then a martyr at the hands of the Auca Indians to whom he was witnessing. At the age of 29, he left behind a young wife, a baby daughter, and an incredible legacy of faith.

Jim's volumes of personal journals, written over many years, reveal the inner struggles and victories that he experienced before his untimely death. In The Journals of Jim Elliot, you'll come to know this intelligent and articulate man who yearns to know God's plan for his life, details his fascinating missions work, and reveals his love for Elisabeth-first as a single man, then as a happily married one.

Edited by his widow, Jim's personal yet universal musings about faith, love, and work will show you how to apply the Bible to the situations you face every day. They will inspire you to lead a life of obedience, regardless of the cost, and delight you with an amazing story of courage and determination.