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 -
God loving, searching, giving Himself -
Man's needing, receving, giving Himself -
This is the meaning of Christmas -
- 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,

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.