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Wake Up To Advent!

9780281083541 - John Sentamu - £9.99

St Paul's words of encouragement to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop of York's Advent book for 2019. Basing his reflections on the readings and prayers in the Book of Common Prayer, Archbishop Sentamu offers fresh spiritual food for the Advent journey - pressed down, shaken together and running over.

 

Freedom Is Coming

9780281082919 - Nick Baines - SPCK - £9.99

In Freedom is Coming Nick Baines invites you to think about what it meant for people in Isaiah's day to be living in exile, and how the prophet encouraged them to keep their faith alive despite the apparent hopelessness of their situation. At the same time, this book helps you to see the connections between Isaiah's time and ours, and how his vision of God's truth and justice spreading throughout the world can comfort, challenge and inspire God's people now, just as it did back then. Read this book and find out how you too can become a 'light to the nations' as, once again, we approach the celebration of Christ's birth and the new world that God has promised to bring into being.

 

Humbug And Happiness

9780232534108 - Sheila Jacobs - DLT - £6.99

Following her successful Advent course To Live Again, based on It’s a Wonderful Life, Sheila Jacobs has written a brand new course to be studied by individuals or groups as a companion to the 1951 classic movie A Christmas Carol (titled Scrooge in the UK), starring Alastair Sim. Using suggested clips from the film alongside Bible-based reflections, prayers and conversation points, Humbug and Happiness considers past, present and future through the expected Messiah, the Jesus of the first Christmas, and his promises for the future, as well as themes of forgiveness, living in the now, and trusting God.

 

Cover To Cover: Journey To Christmas

9781782599951 - 24/7 Prayer - CWR - £5.99

Over the course of 30 days, ‘Journey to Christmas’ this Advent with people caught up in the drama of Jesus’ birth. Read the stories of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Mary and Joseph, and the Shepherds and Angels. P.R.A.Y. each day by Pausing and Reflecting on scripture, Asking for what we and others need and Yielding to God's will. Authors include Pete Greig, Phil Togwell, Carla Harding and Jill Webber

 

 

Follow The Star (2019)

9781781401439 - Mina Munns - Church House - £1.50

By popular demand, Follow the Star returns for 2019 with 12 brand-new reflections for the Christmas period!

Follow the Star invites you to experience the wonder and excitement of the Wise Men’s journey as they travel towards Jesus. For each of the twelve days of Christmas it includes a reflection, a short Bible passage, a simple prayer and a challenge to reflect or act differently. Wherever you are on your own journey, Follow the Star will help you see your life afresh through the light of the Christmas star, a sign of God’s hope and promises.

 

Rejoice

9781783599363 - Chris Wright & John Stott - IVP - £7.99

25 Bible meditations based on Scripture verses and teaching nuggets from John Stott, with commentary and prayers from Christopher Wright. Accessible and bite-sized, fresh and exciting, each meditation deepens our appreciation of the timeless spiritual truths of Advent and Christmas.

 

Image Of The Invisible

9780857467898 - Amy Scott Robinson - BRF - £8.99

As we look towards celebrating the incarnation at Christmas, we consider how God chose to express himself, in a moment in history, as a tiny baby. But what other images describe God in the Bible, and what can we learn about his character through them? How does an invisible God reveal himself to us in scripture and in Jesus? Amy Scott Robinson, a poet and storyteller, answers this question with imagination and a close reading of the text.

  

In The Bleak Midwinter

9781786221629 - Rachel Mann - Canterbury Press - £12.99

Framed by her most famous poems, `In the Bleak Midwinter' and `Love Came Down at Christmas', this daily devotional explores Advent and Christmas through the poetry of Christina Rossetti. As both a poet of the first order and a leading 19th century Anglo-Catholic, Rossetti's rich and wondrous faith provides an inspiring seasonal companion. For each day there is a poem with a reflection that draws on Rossetti's writings, such as her devotional journal and biblical commentary