Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas 2011

Dear All,

Just a little note to thank you for your custom through another year.

Christmas has come on us very fast and among all the hussle and bustle it's good to take time to remember the One who the Bible calls "God's Indescribable Gift." All that God offers us is through this One, His only begotten Son.

"Who can add to Christmas?
The perfect motive is that God so loved the World.
The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son.
The only requirement is to believe in Him.
The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life."
- Corrie Ten Boom


"The Cross always stands near the manger."
- Amy Carmichael.


"This is Christmas -
THE REAL MEANING OF IT.
God loving, searching, giving Himself -
TO US.
Man's needing, receving, giving Himself -
TO GOD
This is the meaning of Christmas -
THE WONDER AND GLORY OF IT"
- Ruth Bell Graham

Just a reminder of our opening hours this season:
Christmas Eve - Closing at 4.30pm
Monday 26th - Closed
Tuesday 27th - Closed
Wednesday 28th - 10.00am-4.00pm.
Saturday 31st - Closing at 4.30pm
Monday 2nd Jan. - Closed
All other days are normal hours

We wish all our customers every blessing for Christmas and 2012.

Yours on behalf of the AEB team,
Ricky.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Book of the Week: A Great Door and Effectual

A collection of missionary stories from around the world. Learn from great men and women of faith:

John Knox, John Wesley, Samuel Marsden, David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor, Mary Slessor

When the apostle Paul surveyed the harvest fields white and ready to harvest, he declared that "a great door and effectual is opened unto me." From then till now, countless individuals have gone through that door, each encountering their own "many adversaries."

In this book you will also read about:
* The pioneer missionary to New Zealand who stood between two warring tribes while they performed the Haka.
* The galley slave who had an audience with the queen.
* The natives who carried the remains of a beloved missionary for nine months so that he could be buried in his homeland.
* The missionary who when on furlough, was introduced as "our illustrious guest" replied, "I am the little servant of an illustrious master."
* The girl who was willing to travel ten hours up river by canoe to take the gospel to a native Chief.
"The cause for which Knox had suffered and toiled did not die when he passed away. His bold and fearless advocacy of the truth had an abiding influence in the hearts of many of God's people, and gave them courage to confess Christ, and to testify to the mighty power of the grace of God. Strong evils and stout adversaries require qualities such as John Knox possessed in a pre-eminent degree. His austerity, hardness, and perseverance were all required in the warfare that brings no pain to the conquered, and which is after all to be won by righteousness, meekness, and joy in the Holy Ghost." - from the story of John Knox.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Book of the Week: Christ As Seen In The Offerings

by R.F. Kingscote.

Why study the offerings? "I have so much to study: the Gospels, the epistles!" If you miss the offerings you'll miss plumbing more fully the depths and riches of the person and work of Christ.

This little, easy-to-read series of studies on the Levitical Offerings pulsate with devotion to Christ. Your interest will be drawn immediately to the author's engaging style and your heart will be warmed as the full meaning of what Christ means, first to God and then to His people, is unfurled.

"My intention is to take up, in a simple way, as the Lord may help me, some of the offerings mentioned in the book of Leviticus; because they set forth, in a special manner, the person and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ; and also, we may add, the blessings which have become ours through what He has done." - the author.

The Crimond Classics series are timeless volumes reprinted for a new generation. Each one has been painstakingly retypeset for a fresh, modern look. We trust they will prove to be of value for today's reader.
Author Biography
Robert F. Kingscote (1811-1893) was a captain in the Royal Lancers, but left the army following his conversion. Born of the old Kingscote family of Gloucestershire, he was a great friend of the Duke of Cambridge, cousin to Queen Victoria. He was the author of numerous pamphlets, but was most famous for a series of addresses on "the offerings," given at Park Street, London. He took part in the funeral service of J.N. Darby.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Book of the Week: The Crises of the Christ

by G. Campbell Morgan.

This volume is a series of studies on the person of Christ, written when the author was just forty years of age. Reading it many years later he said "I wouldn't change a word of it." You will gain more insight into the character and work of "the second Man", "the Lord out of heaven," through seven key events in Christ's life, His:


* Birth
* Baptism
* Temptation
* Transfiguration
* Crucifixion
* Resurrection
* Ascension

"These (crises) … contain the whole story of that work by which redemption has been wrought for the race. Each of them ushered in a new order of things in the work of Christ, crowning that of the past, and creating the force for that which was to come. All these lie between two facts, which must be considered. The first is that of the ruin of the race, which created the necessity for the work of the Christ. The second is that of the redemption of the race, which issues from the work of the Christ. A preliminary section of this volume will be devoted to the ruin which called for Christ, and a final section to the statement of that redemption which constitutes His answer to the call. Thus with reverence, and a deep sense of its transcendent wonder, let the great subject be approached." - from the introduction

Morgan's classic work on seven key events in the life of Christ: His birth, baptism, temptation, trasfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.

"Whenever you find a book by Morgan, buy it and study it." - Warren W. Wiersbe.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Book of the Week: I Want You To Do Something

the amazing life and great ministry of Dr. Bill Woods.

Our world is in desperate need of authentic and selfless role models. We need genuine and living illustrations in real flesh and blood, men and women of biblical faith and Christ-like service, examples we can follow. Such present day heroes and heroines inspire us to do better in our service for Christ, dig deeper in our study of God's Word, stand taller in our witness for the Saviour and climb higher in the realms of faith.

The biography of Dr. Bill Woods gives us such a role model. Born, reared and educated in Belfast, Bill went to Brazil's Amazon as a missionary, became overwhelmed with the suffering of thousands and dedicated to his life to relieve that suffering. En route to reach his goals Bill also suffered and paid a great price of loneliness which his dedication demanded. His work has been acclaimed by medical and civil authorities both in Latin America and the United Kingdom. This book will touch and inspire you and at times will make you laugh or cry.

Buy now.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Book of the Week: Miracle In The Mine

On October 13, 2010, millions of television viewers on five continents literally stopped everything to watch the amazing rescue of 33 men trapped underground in the mine of San José de Copiapó in northern Chile. What had seemed at first a hopeless tragedy later became a triumph of human effort, courage, perseverance, and expertise. For 17 excruciating days no one knew whether any of the miners had survived the collapse of the mine shaft, nor were the surviving miners aware of any rescue attempts. They spent a total of 69 days trapped underground. And it was there, in that frightening cavern, that one man took on the responsibility of encouraging the others and use the tragedy as an opportunity to share his faith. Miracle in the Mine is the story of José Henríquez. The testimony of a man who was no stranger to danger even before he found himself trapped 2,300 feet under the earth in the San José mine. A man who has unequivocally demonstrated his integrity, courage, and moral strength both before, during, and after the mining accident, and who is now using this experience to inspire the world.

Monday, 31 October 2011

A Heart for Freedom

The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace—which she had sought in turn through academic achievement, romantic love, political activism, and career success—was never satisfied until she had an unexpected encounter with a formerly forbidden faith. Her newfound passion for God led to her life’s greatest mission: Fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Book of the Week: Prayer, Prasie & Promises

by Warren Wiersbe.

The Psalms have always held a special place in worship. From expressions of joy and thanksgiving to heart-wrenching pleas for mercy and strength, these poetic verses have been the basis of Christian worship for millennia.

You can experience the riches of the Psalms every day with Prayer, Praise & Promises. In this classic book, Warren W. Wiersbe plumbs the depths of the Psalms and adds personal devotions and reflections you will want to savor all year long.

If, like the saints of old, you yearn to make the Psalms a part of your daily expression of love and gratitude to God, this book is the place to start.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Book of the Week: What The Bible Teaches - Daniel to Micah

DANIEL by J. R. Baker. The book of Daniel is unique in giving more detail of the “times of the Gentiles” than any other book in the Old Testament.
HOSEA by J. M. Flanigan. Hosea has a message of appeals and promises, denunciations and threatenings, all mingled together in love.
JOEL by D. Gilliland. While others saw the locusts and their devastating effects; Joel sensed the Lord.
AMOS by J. Hay. The prophet was selected by God to be His spokesman to a prosperous nation guilty of a multitude of social evils.
OBADIAH by P. Harding. The Edomites had a superior air about them and pride would be Edom’s downfall.
JONAH by J. M. Flanigan. There are interesting foreshadowings of Christ, and signs to Israel, as explained by the Lord Jesus.
MICAH by J. M. Flanigan. In Micah’s prophecy there is much of God’s holiness and His denunciations of sin as well as glimpses of glory.
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Monday, 10 October 2011

Book of the Week: Unto the Hills

The classic 365-day devotional from Billy Graham, now back in print.

No matter your place in life, this classic collection of devotional readings is designed to bring you daily to that special place of renewal—to help you pause and gaze "unto the hills" for help and inspiration.

Each of the 365 daily readings in this inspiring collection offers a carefully chosen passage of scripture, a brief, thoughtful message from Dr. Graham, and a heartfelt prayer composed especially for this book. Distilled from a lifetime of study and ministry, these devotionals supply daily food for thought about living fruitfully and joyfully in an often fretful world.

Simple, direct, encouraging yet challenging, this book offers itself as a heartening companion for your daily walk in the valley. This collection is a gentle but constant reminder that we can find help for all our needs as long as we remember to look up . . . unto the hills but especially unto the Lord.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Book of the Week: Lion of Babylon

a novel by Davis Bunn.
Marc Royce has been a State Department agent involved in covert operations--that is, until personal issues lead to his dismissal.
When Alex Baird goes missing in war-torn Baghdad, State comes calling again. Alex is a CIA agent--and a close friend of Royce. Three others have also dropped out of sight--a nurse, an aid worker, a wealthy young Iraqi. Are these cases linked? Rumors circulate about a kidnapping conspiracy, yet both American and local officials refuse to pursue it.
Blocked at every turn, Royce eventually unearths a trail of secret encounters between sworn enemies. What he discovers could transform the course of rivalry and reconciliation throughout the Mideast. As the human and political drama escalates, can one man summon the courage to make a difference?

Monday, 26 September 2011

Book of the Week: Growing Up Amish

Growing Up Amish

One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, in this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a vivid portrait of Amish life—from his childhood days on the family farm, his Rumspringa rite of passage at age 16, to his ultimate decision to leave the Amish Church for good at age 26. Growing Up Amish is the true story of one man’s quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming yet poignant coming of age story set amidst the backdrop of one of the most enigmatic cultures in America today—the Old Order Amish.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Book of the Week: Gunning For God

by John Lennox.

Since the twin towers crashed to the ground on 9/11 there has been no end to claims that religion 'is dangerous', 'kills' , or 'poisons everything'. And if religion is the problem with the world, say the New Atheists, the answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer in the field - the French philosopher Michel Onfray - John Lennox points out some of the fallacies in the New Atheist approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the very obstinate foolishness they criticise in dogmatic religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some debilitating punches. However, it also puts forward new ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give Dawkins' best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Book of the Week: Bible - The Story of the King James Version

* Marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Version, this accessible yet authoritative history, explains why and how the Authorised Version came into being
* Brings to life the controversies surrounding later revisions, helping the reader to understand why and when new editions were issued
* Investigates the varied reception of the King James Version across the world, particularly looking at its enduring popularity in America
* Lavishly illustrated with reproductions from early editions of the King James Bible and portraits of key players in its history
* Appendices contain short biographies of the translators and a guide to the 74 page preliminaries of the 1611 edition

This is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating and complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, of who the translators were, and of how the translation was accomplished. The story does not end with the printing of that first edition, but introduces the subsequent generations who edited and interacted with the text. The present text of the King James Version differs in thousands of small details from the original edition. Campbell traces the textual history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769.
Attitudes to the King James Version have shifted through time and territory, ranging from adulation to deprecation and attracting the attention of a wide variety of adherents. It is more widely read in America today than in any other country, and its particular history in there is given due attention. Generously illustrated with reproductions taken from early editions, this volume helps to explain the enduring popularity of the King James Version throughout the world today.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Book of the Week: Healing Hearts

by Beth Wiseman

Three hope-filled stories about second chances, trusting your heart, and the power of forgiveness.

Healing Hearts—Empty-nesters Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman have no children under their roof for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman leaves to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina never expected him to be gone a year. Now that he's back, will they be able to move beyond this estrangement and rekindle the fire of the love they once shared?

A Change of Heart—Leah is a writer in a community that does not encourage such fruitless endeavors. She lacks the skills necessary to be a good Amish fraa—cooking, cleaning, quilting, and gardening. Aaron is aware of Leah's short-comings, but his heart is captured by this spirited young woman. Will Leah's role as an Amish wife and mother force her to set aside her creative life—or will Aaron make an offer she never dreamed was possible?

A Choice to Forgive—Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel, who disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel's brother, to whom she had been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life. Is there enough forgiveness in her heart to overlook the past and move into a future that could fulfill her dreams?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Book of the Week: NCV Youth Bible

A revised edition with new original content but it keeps the popular Purple cover design.
The NCV Youth Bible, the bestselling Bible for teens in the UK is back.

The anglised edition of the Youth Bible was first released in 1993, and it is perfect for teenagers getting to grips with the word of God.

The NCV text is easy to read, understandable and provides an invaluable resource for 21st Century young Christians.

In addition to the NCV text, the Youth Bible also provides over 470 real life stories (called Life Files) relating the Bible to today's youngsters, plus hundreds of background Bible facts (called Sidelights), helpful introductions to each book (called Book Openers) and more than 50 Maps and diagrams to help teens as they read.

The Youth Bible also contains a Bible dictionary and a topical concordance.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Book of the Week: Love Finds A Home

Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you three historical stories of finding room for love. Glenna Moore is desperate after she watches her gambling father jump hurriedly from the back of a moving train. Will a young reverend bring stability and love back into her life? Judith King’s life as a new schoolteacher takes an unexpected turn when a widowed father begins to captivate her thoughts. Will she muster enough courage to seek his love? Bev Winters’s job is an answer to prayer until her boss complicates her widowed life. Will her pride allow love after loss?

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Shunning DVD & other new releases



A brand new Amish feature film dvd is being released in September. Based on the bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis which was written from the author's own familyexperience.

All her life Katie Lapp has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come at a price too dear to pay? Why would Katie’s mother, a plain and simple Amish-woman who embraces the old ways, hide a beautiful satin baby dress in the attic? The staggering answers come on the
eve of Katie’s wedding to widower, Bishop John Beiler, with the arrival of a beautiful “Englisher” woman who has been searching for her, throwing Katie’s life - present and future - into confusion.

The Shunning DVD rrp £13.99 our price £11.99

Other recent releases include:

Cyber Meltdown by Ron Rhodes. This compelling resource provides the truth behind the technology and its likely role in God’s plan for the future. rrp £8.99 our price £7.99

Behold Your God. New from Precious Seed Publications. A series of articles on the godhead. £4.50

Who Is The Antichrist by Mark Hitchcock.
Bestselling Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock looks to the one source readers can trust—the Bible—and answers the questions everyone is asking. rrp £8.99 our price £7.99

Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler.
A vivid portrait of Amish life. rrp £9.99 our price £8.99

Don't forget all these products are post free in the U.K.

Crimond House Publications

We thought it was time to bring you up to date with what's been happening at Crimond House Publications, our publishing imprint. We've had a busy summer typesetting and proofreading and have several exciting reprints coming to the market this autumn in our Crimond Classics range.

The Crises of the Christ is G. Campbell Morgan's magnus opus. John Phillips called it "the author's best work." It takes a look at the key points in the life of Christ: His birth, baptism, temptation, trasfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Warren Wiersbe said, "Whenever you find a book by Morgan, buy it and study it."

We have two reprints from David Baron. Baron (1857-1926) was a converted Jew and always had a heart of the Lord's earthly people and the land of Israel. We are reprinting The Servant of Jehovah, his commmentary on Isaiah 53, and Rays of Messiah's Glory, a portrait of Christ from the old testament.

Christ As Seen In The Offerings
is R.F. Kingscote's
devotional study on the person of Christ in the Levitical offerings, based on notes taken on lectures delivered.

Finally, we are releasing a comilation of missionary stories from around the world, A Great Door and Effectual, featuring
great men and women of faith, such as John Knox, William Tyndale, Mary Slessor, David Livingstone, John Wesley and others.

Previous Crimond House publications:
The Watchers on the Longships
The Two Version Bible
Genesis in the Light of the New Testament
Cannibalism Conquered
City on the Seven Hills

Monday, 1 August 2011

Book of the Week: The Incomparable Christ

by John Stott.

There are many ideas of Jesus on the overcrowded shelves of the world's religious markets. Can we ever know which is the true likeness? In a masterly survey, John Stott examines the New Testament witness to Christ, the church's portrayal of Christ, and the influence of Christ on individuals. Finally he turns to the book of Revelation to ask what Jesus Christ should mean to us today.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Book of the Week: Learning

by Karen Kingsbury.

Learning, book two in The Bailey Flanigan series, picks up where Leaving ended. Bailey Flanigan and Cody Coleman are not only separated by physical distance, they are also faced with great emotional distance. Bailey grows closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York, while Cody coaches a small high school football team … on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody’s past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury’s popular Baxter family.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Book of the Week: F F Bruce: A Life

by Tim Grass.
Evangelicals have often wrestled with two problems: the relation between academic theology and church life, and the quest for recognition of their status as credible interpreters of the Bible. Frederick Fyvie Bruce (1910—1990) was one of the most influential British biblical scholars of the twentieth century, and his career offers valuable insights into these issues, as well as shedding light on the ways in which Evangelicalism was changing from the 1950s onwards.
This biography integrates discussion of his family life, his activity as a member of the Open Brethren, and his academic career. Tim Grass argues that Bruce, like his father, was always something of an evangelist at heart.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Book of the Week: Does God Believe In Atheists

by John Blanchard.

Now including an Appendix - ‘Dealing with Dawkins'

This award-winning title traces the development of atheistic and agnostic thinking over the past 2,500 years and shows how thinkers like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Neitzsche, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertrand Russell and others have shaped many people's thinking today.

It also pinpoints the flaws in Darwinian evolutionism and in claims made for it by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others, explains why secular humanism self-destructs, reveals why here is no conflict between science and belief in God, exposes fatal errors in nine world religions and fourteen major cults and shows why the existence of evil and suffering is no reason to deny God's existence.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Book of the Week: The Judgment

Rose Kauffman is engaged to Silas Good, a well-liked Amish fellow, so why does she still pine for Nick Franco, the former foster son of the bishop? Especially now that Nick has left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion after the death of the bishop's biological son? Will Rose marry Silas, even while struggling with romantic feelings for Nick? Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, has returned to live at her parents' farm with her young daughter. Hen and her modern husband, Brandon, are separated by mutual agreement, although he is threatening to sue for custody of their daughter if Hen does not return soon. Will the judge rule in Brandon's favor? Is there any way Hen can reestablish her place among the People without sacrificing her marriage?
The Rose Trilogy #2

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Book of the Week: Alleged Discrepencies of the Bible

In Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible, John Haley directly addresses questions surrounding common misunderstandings of Scripture. This book is essential for your personal library because it explains questionable passages, helps answer skeptics' questions, and contains valuable resource material. Haley lifts the mystery surrounding the supposed contradictions in the Bible and sheds new light on confusing passages. As you study God's Word and see His purposes unfold in your life, you will experience a new power and love for living!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Book of the Week: The Power of the Blood of Christ

In this classic exploration of the Scriptures, Andrew Murray leads the reader to a complete understanding of the significance and reality of the power of the shed blood of Christ. Astounding results can take place in your life once you have learned about the power of the blood of Jesus and how to use it in coping with life's difficult situations. This mighty weapon of spiritual warfare holds the secret to a victorious life.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Book of the Week: Hearts Aglow

by Tracie Peterson.

Will love remain elusive for the matchmaker?

Life in Perkinsville, Texas, holds great promise for Deborah Vandermark. Content in the embrace of her family, she pursues her medical studies under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Clayton and delights in the growing affection between them. Yet when tragedy casts a shadow over life in this logging town, Deborah is unprepared for the difficulties that follow.

When a letter from his family sets Christopher in a tailspin, Deborah's carefully laid plans falter. And the arrival of Jake Wythe only adds to her growing uncertainty. As she struggles against the forces of the past and the Texas land itself, will Deborah be forced to turn her back on the love taking root in her heart?

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Book of the Week: The Cross of Christ

The universal symbol of the Christian faith is neither a crib nor a manger, but a gruesome cross. Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die.

In this magisterial and best-selling book, John Stott explains the significance of Christ’s cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement.

John Stott’s modern classic is as sharp and pertinent as ever it was. It combines an excellent biblical exposition, and a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief, with a searching call to the church to live under the cross.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Book of the Week: The Scent of Water

Join author Naomi Zacharias in traveling to different parts of the world, meeting people who have endured injustice and broken dreams. Read and gain a new awareness of global issues and the resilience of the human spirit while finding the adventure designed specifically for you by God! Description: Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story … and to find her calling. The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn’t have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Book of the Week: Morning and Evening

Make the most of your mornings and evenings with Spurgeon’s classic devotional—presented here in your choice of elegant bonded leather bindings and Scripture translations. Enjoy the original edition with Spurgeon’s classic prose accompanied by the beautiful language of the King James Version of the Bible. Or select the gently updated edition which combines a contemporary language text revision with the fresh, meaningful prose of the New International Version. No matter which you choose, you’ll appreciate Spurgeon’s insight and wise counsel—and his love for and knowledge of the Word of God. Meditating on two portions of Scripture each day—732 in all—with applications relevant for contemporary Christians, Spurgeon’s characteristic comments hit home with a wit and style rarely found in other writings. These unabridged editions of his beloved devotional feature gold-gilded page edges, a ribbon marker, and illuminated first letters on each reading. A concise text index lets you discover what Spurgeon had to say on nearly every biblical topic. And a topical index helps you find his thoughts and wisdom on specific issues you’re dealing with right now. Morning and Evening is a welcome gift for any occasion—and Spurgeon’s reflections bring a special richness to personal time with the Lord, too!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Book of the Week: Max On Life

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin’ Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter. Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions – parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships – as well as to the profound: Is God really listening? A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing. Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favourite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Book of the Week: And the Band Played On

When Titanic collided with an iceberg at 23:40 on April 14th, the eight members of the band had already retired for the evening. Still, they put on overcoats and mufflers came out to play in the lounge. When most of the First Class passengers had taken to their lifeboats, the musicians simply moved to the deck and continued to play, calming the passengers as the ship sank. One second class passenger said: “Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea. The music they played served alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recalled on the scrolls of undying fame.” Survivors’ accounts differ about whether their final tune was “L’Automme” or “Nearer My God To Thee.” What has never been disputed is the courage of these musicians who deliberately sacrificed the possibility of escape in order to produce a mood of tranquillity at a time of extreme anxiety. But who were they? What journeys brought them to this deck on this icy ocean? Had any of them previously displayed signs of great courage? Who did they leave behind? Historian and biographer Steve Turner delves into the lives of these brave men, revealing eight unique portraits of bravery.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Book of the Week: A Severe Mercy

by Sheldon Vanauken.

C. S. Lewis was their mentor and friend. When tragedy struck, he became a guide, a comforter of piercing insight and compassion. His letters are carefully preserved and reproduced in this moving account of the extraordinary love between Sheldon Vanauken and Jean Davis. This beautiful account bears witness, not just to the relationship between Van and Davy, but to the understanding which grew between the two men who both had to suffer the severe pain of loss.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Transetto Bible - A new way to read the Scriptures

Its not often that we have the privilege of introducing an entirely unique product, but the Transetto Text Bible is not only a new Bible but a unique new book concept.

These smart, ultra-modern books are very compact, but nevertheless clear and easy to read. They adopt a clever combination of lightweight paper and an innovative binding style to fit a large amount of reading matter into a small, supremely portable and easy-to-handle format.

This revolutionary new publishing concept originates from, and is patented by, Jongbloed BV, a foremost Bible printer and one of Europe’s leading innovators in printing. We used them in 2008 to print our Two Version Bible.
The Cambridge KJV Transetto Bible is the first book to be published in this format in the UK. The book no longer has a conventional left and right page. The format is landscape, with the text rotated crosswise through 90°, but when the book is open the two pages on view form a single portrait-format ‘page’ for reading. The Bible text is set in two columns, and is read downwards across both open pages in the spread.

Any book in this unique format weighs a fraction of its standard book equivalent – and of an electronic reader too. The combination of thin India paper and unique binding allows the books to open flat or be easily held in one hand. They fit comfortably into the smallest of handbags or pockets and will be ideal for reading on the move – any time, anywhere.

  • First Bibles in English in this innovative format
  • Easy to hold, easy to read
  • Fits comfortably into a pocket
  • Much clearer print size than conventional printing
  • India Paper
  • Black-Letter text
  • Sewn Binding
  • Robust, flexi-hardcover binding.

You simply have to see these Bibles to believe them. Look at the actual print size and then imagine the size of the Bible, just 4.5 X 3 inches.

In stock now, only £15.99. U.K. post free. Three colours:
Blue
Green
Purple

Monday, 4 April 2011

Book of the Week: War and Grace

by Don Stephens.

Here is a fascinating insight into the influence of the gospel on the lives of people who lived through the World Wars of the last century and the events that led up to it.

Read about
• the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor
• the German pastor who was prepared to suffer imprisonment and death for the sake of his faith
• the British general given the task of defending Malta against invasion by Hitler and Mussolini
• the American airman who was converted while a prisoner of the Japanese and who later returned to Japan as a missionary
• the Jewish girl who came to know Christ as her Saviour while in hiding from the Nazis
• the American chaplain who witnessed to leading Nazi war criminals on trial at Nuremberg, and
• the British secret agent who was the inspiration for ‘Q’ in the James Bond 007 stories.

What did these people, and the others whose lives are told in this book, have in common? During the turbulent events of those momentous years, God was at work in their lives. He brought these thirteen people to trust, know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore to give themselves to the service of others.

‘Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. It is a collection of remarkable stories told by a master storyteller… A book like this cannot leave you unaffected. If you are already a Christian it will strengthen your belief in the sovereignty of God and in the transforming power of his gospel. It will also challenge you about the depth and consistency of your commitment to Christ. If you are not yet a Christian this book will remind you that it is God himself who takes the initiative in every conversion, that he never turns away anyone who wants him, and that he supernaturally sustains us in our life of discipleship’

From the foreword by Stuart Olyott

Monday, 28 March 2011

Book of the Week: John Stott: A Portrait by His Friends

An art gallery of very personal 'portraits' of John Stott by friends and colleagues from around the globe, from 'Wumby Dumby', the special uncle and godfather, to the Revd Dr John Stott, international Christian statesman.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Book of the Week: Leaving

by Karen Kingsbury.

The book you’ve been waiting for from New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury … Leaving is the first volume in a new series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.

Description: The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City.

She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.

Bailey Flanigan Series book 1

Monday, 14 March 2011

Book of the Week: A Visual Guide to Bible Events

A Visual Guide to Bible Events reveals the fascinating connections between Bible events and Bible locations from Genesis to Revelation. This beautiful, full-color book includes more than 500 photographs and maps to bring the ancient world to life. The engaging writing style makes this resource perfect for anyone--student, scholar, pastor, or layperson--who wants to understand Bible events in a deeper way.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Book of the Week: Come of Age

by Angus Buchan.

Angus Buchan has shot to international attention in the wake of the book and film FAITH LIKE POTATOES. He has filled the largest stadia in South Africa to capacity; he has spoken to large gatherings in Britain and Australia. But behind the scenes remains a South African farmer, still working with his sons to run the family farm, still seeking to remain obedient to God's voice. He has found a particular ministry to men, holding many rallies specifically for men and proving capable of communicating with ordinary blokes who would never get closer to a church than the car park. He has also continued with his work as an international evangelist, travelling out from his base in South Africa to run rallies in rural communities and to work with local leaders. The underlying theme of this book and of Angus's life: celebrating the God who changes lives.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Book of the Week: The Unshakable Truth

by Josh McDowell.

The ultimate handbook on relevant Christian faith. Know what you believe, why you believe it and how to pass it on.

From one of the most trusted names in Christian apologetics, Josh McDowell promises real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics. McDowell, along with his son, Sean, draws on a lifetime of work to create this comprehensive handbook on what Christians believe, why they believe it, how it is relevant to life, and how they can pass it on to the next generation.

The Unshakable Truth is uniquely positioned in the way it presents apologetics relationally, focusing on how right believing affects not only believers but also the people they encounter.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Book of the Week: The Lord's Prayer

by R.T. Kendall

[The Lord's Prayer] R.T. Kendall walks through the Lord`s Prayer, perhaps the best-known passage in the Bible, dwelling on inspirational sections, bringing out hidden truths and challenging the reader to get right with God - classic R.T.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Book of the Week: KJV Scofield Study Bible

This easy-to-carry edition of the renowned Old Scofield® Study Bible offers a wealth of study materials at a fantastic price. Featuring a traditional type setting cherished by many long-time Scofield readers, the Classic Edition , whose notes date from 1917, is the best cross-reference study Bible ever published. Among its many features are book introductions and outlines, unique subject chain reference system, comprehensive indexes, chronologies, a concordance and authoritative, full color Oxford Bible Maps, Oxford Dictionary of Proper Names.

1632 pages; 9 pt. type; 8-1/4 x 5-1/2;

King James Version, Black Bonded Leather.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Forthcoming Titles - Exciting Pre-Order Offers

We have loads of exciting new books coming over the next few months and have hand-picked just three of them to tell you about now. For each of them, we have a pre-release offer if you order now.

F.F. Bruce: A Life
by Tim Grass.

Pre Order: Available April 2011
Evangelicals have often wrestled with two problems: the relation between academic theology and church life, and the quest for recognition of their status as credible interpreters of the Bible. Frederick Fyvie Bruce (1910—1990) was one of the most influential British biblical scholars of the twentieth century, and his career offers valuable insights into these issues, as well as shedding light on the ways in which Evangelicalism was changing from the 1950s onwards.
This biography integrates discussion of his family life, his activity as a member of the Open Brethren, and his academic career. Tim Grass argues that Bruce, like his father, was always something of an evangelist at heart.
RRP £14.99 Our Price £12.99

Max On Life
by Max Lucado

Pre Order: Available May 2011
In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin’ Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter. Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions – parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships – as well as to the profound: Is God really listening? A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing. Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favourite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.
RRP £9.99 Our Price £7.99

Leaving
Karen Kingsbury

Pre Order: Available March 2011
The book you’ve been waiting for from New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury … Leaving is the first volume in a new series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.

Description: The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City.

She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.

RRP £9.99 Our Price £7.99

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

KJB: The Book That Changed The World DVD

Celebrating 400 years of the King James Version

This year sees the 400th anniversary of the beloved King James (Authorized) Version, the world's bestselling book and the Bible which has stood the test of time. Several publishers have come up with some beautiful Bibles and interesting books to mark the occasion and we have pulled together the best of them for you.

About the DVD:
The extraordinary story behind the most extraordinary of books. Acclaimed actor John Rhys-Davis (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) leads us back into a darker time to discover this fascinating tale of saints and sinners, power and passion. The greatest translation of Holy Scripture emerged into a world and culture that would never be quite the same again.
90min Drama-documentary.


Available now


Monday, 31 January 2011

Book of the Week: Operation World

Operation World is the definitive global prayer handbook that will help focus your heart and life towards God’s passion for His glory. With over 1 million copies of past versions being sold, this all new 7th edition has been completely updated and revised by Jason Mandryk and again covers the entire populated world. Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary reaping the benefits of intercession, or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to be a vital part in fulfilling God’s passion for the nations.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Book of the Week: 50 People Every Christian Should Know

by Warren Wiersbe.

Learning from the spiritual giants of the faith. When our faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Learn about C.H. Spurgeon, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards and many more.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Book of the Week: God Knows Your Name

by Catherine Campbell.

The idea that God is interested in us as individuals is an unfamiliar concept to many, while rejection has become a fact of life.This book encourages the reader to embrace the truth of a personal God; one with whom we do not need to struggle to gain recognition, who intervenes and acts on our behalf. A God who knows our name! Each of the eight chapters contains two sections, dealing with situations of rejection. Each tells the story of an individual from the Bible narrative, explaining how God stepped in to change their situation, thus revealing how important they were to Him. The second, connecting story, tells of a present day individual in similar circumstances and how God also positively intervened in their lives. These are true stories, using carefully researched material for authenticity and accuracy. The stories are told with remarkable power and conviction.