January to June 2011
Best of 2010 from Authentic Seriously Funny Adrian Plass 978-1-85078-869-0 £8.99
Son of Hamas Mosab Hassan Yousef 978-1-85078-878-2 £8.99
A little while ago, concerned that the next time they got together, one of them would be in a coffin, Jeff Lucas and Adrian Plass decided to start exchanging letters and this book is the result.
Mosab Yousef, son of a founding member of Hamas makes his new-found faith public, risking everything to expose the secrets of the extremist Islamic organisation and revealing the double life he lived.
NCV ICB 978-0-85009-901-0 £16.99 HB
Biblefresh 978-1-86024-802-3 £4.99
The ICB stands alone as the only translation of the original Bible text - from the Greek and Hebrew language - specifically for children.
This book is jam-packed with inspiring stories, thoughtful articles and creative suggestions to help engage every one of us with the word of God.
From drugs, alcohol, violence and immoral relationships they have been able, not only to overcome and endure the harshness of their lives, but to dedicate their time to telling people about Jesus.
Passion Tony Anthony 978-1-86024-804-7 £9.99 Passion aims to inspire, to challenge and to offer solid practical help on how all Christians can share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Taming the Tiger Tony Anthony 978-1-86024-481-0 £6.99
Song of the Nightingale Helen Berhane 978-1-85078-864-5 £7.99
The Word of the Wives Abby Guinness 978-1-85078-872-0 £7.99
A real life testimony that reads like a blockbusting thriller. CBC Book of the Year 2005 and winner of the biography category in the UK Christian Book Awards 2006.
The inspirational and challenging true story of one woman’s faith, so strong it could not be broken even in the face of imprisonment and torture.
The unheard women of the Bible speak out in this imaginative collection of twenty-five monologues, setting the story straight from their unique perspectives.
YHWH: The Flood The Fish and The Giant G.P. Taylor with P. Parker 978-1-86024-800-9 £6.99 Twenty Old Testament stories re-told by G.P. Taylor and Paula Parker in partnership with Walk Through the Bible Ministries.
With God on the Streets Robin Oake 978-1-85078-877-5 £8.99 Asked whether the murder of his son, Stephen, a member of the Special Branch in Manchester, affected his view of policing as a great vocation, Robin Oake urges us to judge for ourselves as he shares his life story.
Tough Talk Millie Murray 978-1-86024-378-3 £8.99
Silences and Nonsenses Adrian Plass 978-1-85078-876-8 £10.99
Sacred Cows Make Great BBQs Dave Gilpin 978-1-86024-758-3 £7.99
Adrian Plass has been delighting readers with his poetry for over twenty-five years, and Silences and Nonsenses finally brings it all together in one volume.
Gilpin describes a Sacred Cow as a ‘universally accepted truth, with no arguments or disagreements’. Giplin tries to go against these truths to help turn you into a champion of Jesus.
The Pursuit of God A. W. Tozer 978-1-85078-595-8 £4.99 During a train trip to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, the words coming to him as fast as he could put them down. When the train pulled into the station the rough draft was finished.
Just 10 Study Guide J.John 978-1-86024-761-3 £3.99 A study guide to accompany the popular J.John series on the 10 commandments.
Contents Dear friends
Authentic Catalogue January – June 2011 Authentic
Wishing you a blessed New Year! We are proud to present our 2011 catalogue – full of great new products and inspiring stories from Authentic and Paternoster. We have recently moved into new premises (please note our new address) and look forward to continuing to equip the church and her people on their journey of faith and growth in Jesus Christ. We trust you will find our new catalogue a useful resource. In Christ Sarah Gallagher Marketing Co-ordinator P.S. Hot of the press we are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of some old vegetable-shaped friends…that’s right, this year we will be welcoming Junior Asparagus, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and other Veggie Tales characters back into Authentic stock.
4. God’s Dangerous Book 5. Hope for Easter 6. Secrets to Imitating God & Strengthen Yourself in the Lord 7. When Heaven Invades Earth & The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind 8. More Than a Carpenter 8. Answers to Tough Questions 9. My Seventh Monsoon 10. God’s Pursuit of Man 10. Faith Beyond Reason 10. The Price of Neglect 11. Jesus is Victor 11. We Travel an Appointed Way 11. Who Put Jesus on the Cross? 11. Tozer Box Set 2 12. Lucy’s Rainbow 12. Through My Eyes 13. Passion and Purity 13. Beyond the Gold 14. This Page Left Blank? 14. Living the Dream 23. Yorkshire Pudding DVD 23. The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven DVD
Paternoster 16. The Ethics of Evangelism 16. The Naked Anabaptist 17. Jesus, Salvation and the Jewish People 17. Theological Interpretation of Scripture 18. F.F. Bruce 18. The King of God’s Kingdom 19. Reading the Bible After Christendom 19. In Christ In Colossae 19. Exorcism and Deliverance 20. A Prophet Like Moses? 20. Created in Christ Jesus for Good Works 20. The Characterization of God in Acts 21. W. E. Sangster 21. Wesley as a Pastoral Theologian 21. The Lord’s Watchman 22. The Narnia Code DVD 22. The Narnia Code
Authentic Kids 24. God Knows All About Me 25. Carry-Me Jonah and the Big Fish 25. Carry-Me Noah and the Ark 26. My Pretty Pink Bible Bag 26. My Pretty Pink Prayer Bag 27. Fridge Art Bible 27. A Child’s First Bible 28. Teen Talk 28. Teen Talk — Girl Talk 28. Teen Talk — Guy Talk
God’s Dangerous Book The Surprising History of the World’s Most Radical Book
Nick Page The dramatic story of the history of the Bible and its effects on those who encountered it. Uniquely presented, this history of the Bible draws together story and scholarship with lively accounts of the people, powers and incidents involved in bringing the Bible, in the language of the people, to the English. Informative, thought-provoking and very readable, this is a book that will help you discover the story behind the world’s bestseller. It tells how the Bible was created, how it became a bestselling book and the effects it had on those who encountered it. Through a discussion of democracy and literacy, learning and communication this book shows how the Bible is, above all, about freedom and why Ghandi described God’s book as ‘containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces.’ NICK PAGE is a writer and speaker based in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. He is the author of more than sixty books for both children and adults, including The Bible Book, which has sold 70,000 copies and The Street Bible, with sales of over 45,000 copies. KEY POINTS • Brings alive the fascinating history of the English-language Bible • Nick Page’s writing is renowned for its clear, engaging style and wealth of scholarship
ISBN // 978-1-85078-901-7 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 256 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Biblical Studies/ History & Culture B04 RIGHTS // World
MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms • A6 postcards — 5028981036424 • A3 posters — 5028981036431 TARGET AUDIENCE • Those interested in the history of how the Bible was created.
Family 978-1-85078-768-6 £8.99
Celebrations 978-1-85078-746-4 £8.99
Reality Bytes 978-1-85078-618-4 £8.99
HOPE for Easter Hope Make the most of Easter and Lent with great study materials for small groups, plus loads of great mission ideas for reaching your village, town or city. Packed with everything you and your church need to make the most of the opportunities to reach your community this Easter! Including: • More than 20 fantastic new mission ideas that can be done by individuals, small groups, churches; and groups of churches working together across villages, towns and cities! Includes mission ideas specifically for young people. • Small group studies from Church Army to help people engage with Easter in a fresh way, providing inspiration and vision for mission. Plus free videos to download telling the Easter story. • Youth group materials from Soul Action to help young people explore the themes of Easter and understand God’s heart for mission.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-822-1 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 210 mm x 148 mm PB PAGES // 96 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Church Ministry/Evangelism E22 RIGHTS // World
HOPE is all about bringing change to communities across the UK through churches uniting and demonstrating the love of God in their words and in their actions. KEY POINTS • Hope has re-formed with a major emphasis on uniting churches in the UK. For the first time they now have the involvement of many of the UK’s leading black churches as their associate members • This will be the first in a number of resources they will be promoting over the next 5 years with a significant marketing campaign MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms
Hope for the Future 978-1-86024-572-5 £4.99
TARGET AUDIENCE • Church Leaders/Small Groups 5
Secrets to Imitating God & Strengthen Yourself in the Lord Bill Johnson Two of Bill Johnson’s bestselling books in one volume. A call to serve, Secrets to Imitating God encourages you to use your God-given gifts to transform yourself, your community, even your nation. In Strengthen Yourself in the Lord Bill Johnson shows, through both Scripture and personal experience, how to be strong when facing difficulties at home, work or within your family. BILL JOHNSON is a senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California. KEY POINTS • Bill Johnson speaks to millions through TV, radio and at conferences around the world, including the UK and Australia • Omnibus edition of two international bestsellers
not final cover ISBN // 978-1-85078-953-6 PRICE // £11.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 376pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02 RIGHTS // World excluding North America. UK non-exclusive
MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms TARGET AUDIENCE • Christian Markets • Bill Johnson viewers, listeners and readers
When Heaven Invades Earth & The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind Bill Johnson Two of Bill Johnson’s bestselling books in one volume. When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles, teaches you how to rediscover your true identity and experience miracles every day. In The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind, Bill Johnson argues that moving in the spiritual realm should be as much a part of our daily routine as prayer, worship and reading Scripture. BILL JOHNSON is a senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California. KEY POINTS • Bill Johnson speaks to millions through TV, radio and at conferences around the world, including the UK and Australia • Omnibus edition of two international bestsellers
not final cover ISBN // 978-1-85078-952-9 PRICE // £11.99 FORMAT // 216 x 140 mm PB PAGES // 376 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02 RIGHTS // World excluding North America. UK non-exclusive
MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms TARGET AUDIENCE • Christian Markets • Bill Johnson viewers, listeners and readers
More Than a Carpenter Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a sceptic turned believer and is ideal for giving to people who have questions about the claims of Christ. The inspirational classic More than a Carpenter is now updated for a new generation with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Josh McDowell is joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus.
ISBN // 978-1-85078-846-1 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 176 mm x 110 mm PB PAGES // 192pp SUBJECT // An Examination of the Evidence about Jesus C02 RIGHTS // Exclusive UK
KEY POINTS • Over 15 million copies in print in 85 languages • Introduced countless people to the real Jesus • New content addresses questions raised by today’s popular atheist writers
Answers to Tough Questions Josh McDowell & Don Stewart Considered answers to the top 65 questions asked about Christianity. Josh McDowell and Don Stewart provide clear and persuasive answers to 65 difficult questions sceptics often ask of the Christian faith. Answers to Tough Questions will strengthen the faith of the believer and help to answer the inquiries of the sceptic.
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ISBN // 978-1-85078-913-0 PRICE // £6.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 192 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Theology/Apologetics C02 RIGHTS // Exclusive in Europe
KEY POINTS • Lists the common questions raised by sceptics • Fast access to intelligent but not patronising answers
MARKETING • Author interview online • Featured on various websites TARGET AUDIENCE • Christians looking for help in sharing their faith • Youth workers searching for disussion starters www.authenticmedia.co.uk
My Seventh Monsoon A Himalayan Journey of Faith & Mission
Naomi Reed A Himalayan journey of faith and mission. ‘The seventh monsoon was the hardest of them all. I sat on the back porch of our Himalayan home and stared as the rain streamed down all around me. I had never felt so hemmed in – by the constant rain, by the effects of the civil war and by the demands of home-school. As I sat there and listened to the pounding on our tin roof, I wondered whether I would make it through. I wondered whether I would cope with another 120 days of rain. And in doing so, I began to long for another season . . .’ From the view point of her seventh monsoon, Naomi Reed takes time to look back on the seasons of her life. As she does so, she shares with us her journey of faith and mission and reveals poignant truths about God and the way he works his purposes in our lives through seasons. NAOMI REED is an award-winning author who grew up in Sydney and studied physiotherapy alongside her husband Darren. They spent six years serving in Nepal with the International Nepal Fellowship and during that time Naomi began to write. The four resulting books have become Australian bestsellers. The family are now based in the Blue Mountains, Australia. ISBN // 978-1-86024-828-3 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 208 pp SUBJECT // Missionary Autobiography F06 RIGHTS // UK, EU, Australia
KEY POINTS • Runner-up Christian Book of the Year 2008, in Australia • Beautifully written • Bestseller in Australia MARKETING • Sample copies to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Sample chapter online TARGET AUDIENCE • Fans of missionary autobiograpies • Women • Anyone considering working as a missionary
God’s Pursuit of Man — A.W. Tozer Tozer’s profound ‘prequel’ to The Pursuit of God. Previously published as The Divine Conquest and the Pursuit of Man, this new title better describes Tozer’s original intention for this book. Although written two years after the publication of The Pursuit of God, Tozer’s God’s Pursuit of Man speaks fervently of God’s desire for man to be saved and the action he takes as he ‘invades’ the human soul. ISBN // 978-1-85078-051-9 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 112 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
Faith Beyond Reason — A.W. Tozer Do you believe God will move heaven and earth for you if you trust him? Faith Beyond Reason will leave you with a new and empowering sense of what your faith means while subtly revealing the power of God in your life. In this treasure of spiritual insights about faith, Tozer takes an in-depth look at the gospel of John and asks us to examine our faith and what it stands on. In his typical straightforward style, Tozer explores the things that are beyond human understanding, things that are only possible with God. ISBN // 978-1-85078-025-0 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 144 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
The Price of Neglect — A.W. Tozer Tozer examines the price of following trends instead of God’s word. What about secularism, carnal worship and lifestyles identical with those of the world? Are these things the price that has been paid for following trends instead of God’s Word? Insightful writing. ISBN // 978-1-85078-200-1 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 136 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
TARGET AUDIENCE • Fans of this much-loved author • Those looking to deepen their spiritual life
Jesus is Victor — A.W. Tozer Tozer looks at the underlying spiritual lessons in the book of Revelation. Instead of trying to interpret the events of Revelation, Tozer looks at the underlying spiritual lessons such as the basic truth that Jesus is victor and that the central message of prophecy is repentance. ISBN // 978-1-85078-899-7 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 152 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
We Travel an Appointed Way — A.W. Tozer Making spiritual progress. There is no such thing as an accident with God. Learning to discern and identify his ways while cultivating an obedient walk with him will instil a faith based on certainty, not chance. ISBN // 978-1-85078-116-5 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 112 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
Who Put Jesus on the Cross? — A.W. Tozer Who was ultimately responsible for sentencing Jesus to death on the cross? In Who Put Jesus on the Cross? A.W. Tozer examines some of the most difficult questions of the Christian faith. His indictment of lacklustre belief forms the cornerstone of his appeal as he asks the reader what it really costs to be a Christian. ISBN // 978-1-85078-202-5 PRICE // £4.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 186 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
Tozer Box Set 2 This series features six of Tozer’s classic works, as relevant and powerful today as ever. ISBN // 978-1-85078-919-2 PRICE // £27.99 FORMAT // Box Set SUBJECT // Religion/ Christian Life/Spiritual Growth E02
RIGHTS • Exclusive UK and AUS • Non-exclusive rest of the world (excluding North America, India, Philippians. www.authenticmedia.co.uk
Lucy’s Rainbow A Journey of Hope
Judy Hopkins The spiritual and emotional journey of a mother of two young children, following the death of her husband. Lucy’s Rainbow is the powerful, heart-wrenching story of a young family torn apart by cancer. In this inspiring personal account, Judy Hopkins penetrates the depths of human suffering, depicting for us as honestly as possible a grief which is finally beyond words.
ISBN // 978-1-85078-954-3 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 208 pp
TARGET AUDIENCE • The bereaved and those who have known, counselled or shared in the grief of someone who has lost their partner • Also those who enjoy a good biography with a spiritual insight
SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/ Death, Grief, Bereavement E18 RIGHTS // World
Through My Eyes A Husband’s Diary of Faith, Hope, Love and Loss
Stephen Hackney The diary of a father and pastor dealing with his wife’s terminal illness and a discourse on the major issues raised, including the mystery of suffering and understanding the role of prayer.
ISBN // 978-1-85078-955-0 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 100 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/ Death, Grief, Bereavement E18 RIGHTS // World
This is a diary kept during the 5 years of his wife’s illness and records how they handled their lives in the light of it. It depicts a personal search for an authentic faith when all around appears to be crumbling. The epilogue examines in further detail some of the chief concerns raised by their journey. TARGET AUDIENCE • The bereaved and those who have known, counselled or shared in the grief of someone who has lost their partner • Also those who enjoy a good biography with a spiritual insight
Passion and Purity Learning to Bring Your Life Under Christ’s Control
Elisabeth Elliot Very few books on dating have stood the test of time like Passion and Purity. Its much-needed message remains strong and hopeful in an age when doing whatever ‘feels right’ is common practice.
ISBN // 978-1-85078-932-1 PRICE // £6.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 170 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/ Relationships E24 RIGHTS // World (excluding USA & Canada
Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus Christ. Passion and Purity covers dating issues such as: how to know which person is the right one to marry; loving passionately while remaining sexually pure; the man’s and woman’s role in relationships; putting God’s desires ahead of personal desires; how far is too far, physically. TARGET AUDIENCE • Anyone who has loved or been loved
Beyond The Gold What Every Church Needs to Know About Sports Ministry
Bryan Mason A guide to developing church sport and recreation ministries. Especially relevant to churches who want to run sport programmes ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-811-5 PRICE // £7.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 208 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Church Life/ Evangelism E22 RIGHTS // World
Bryan Mason contends that sport is as vital a part of the church programme as say youth work or women’s ministry. Indeed, by its all encompassing nature, it reaches out to every age group. Sport is an ideal atmosphere for making friends and sharing the difference Jesus Christ makes in your life. This book provides vital information and ideas for churches wishing to make mission a central goal as 2012 approaches. TARGET AUDIENCE • Church leaders • Church evangelism co-ordinators
This Page Left Blank? Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life
Andrew Swift A look at dreams, how we can pursue them and what dreams God has for us. This practical guide encourages a proactive approach to seeing dreams become reality. From spending time with God, to asking the right questions; from building character to becoming more disciplined, Swift’s down-to-earth style strikes a balance between thinking big and getting things done. ISBN // 978-1-85078-895-9 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 160 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Living/Christian Life E10 RIGHTS // World
TARGET AUDIENCE • Those who want to seize their destiny and bring their God-given dreams to fruition
Living the Dream Lessons from the Life of Joseph
Dave Smith Looks at the story of Joseph at five different levels to help you transform your life whatever stage of life you may be in. God has a wonderful plan for your life and he wants you to live it! That is the life-changing message of this study of Joseph. Dave Smith has taught on ‘Lessons from the life of Joseph’ in many forums – from large celebration gatherings, to smaller conferences for church leaders, to Bible studies for Christian MPs and workers in Parliament. ISBN // 978-1-85078-933-8 PRICE // £7.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 144 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Living/Spiritual Growth E10 RIGHTS // World
The story of Joseph is particularly helpful because it shows us the progression of God’s dealings in a person’s life and therefore has the power to speak to us through all the seasons of our life. TARGET AUDIENCE • Those who are looking for an in-depth study on Joseph • Those who want to fulfil their potential in Christ www.authenticmedia.co.uk
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The Ethics of Evangelism A Philosophical Defence of Proselytizing and Persuasion
Elmer Thiessen This is a brief and accessible examination of the ethics of evangelism in a post-Christian culture. Thiessen discusses the immoral practices and attitudes that are sometimes associated with evangelism and then turns his insightful attention to a better way of approaching the subject.
ISBN // 978-1-84227-724-9 PRICE // £10.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 304 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Evangelism/ Ethics E22 RIGHTS // World (excluding North America)
Should we try to bring people to Christ or not? In a multi-cultural world evangelism is often under attack, with those seeking to evangelise sometimes being branded arrogant, ignorant, hypocritical and meddlesome. Against such a backdrop this unique book asks what sort of evangelism is ethical in a liberal, post-Christian society. TARGET AUDIENCE • Students and scholars of cross-cultural relations • Anyone interested in evangelism – both its practice and its theory • Evangelistic organisations
The Naked Anabaptist The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith
Stuart Murray Stuart Murray examines the Anabaptist movement and shows how they seek to follow Jesus’ way. They do so particularly in areas of community, discipleship, justice, and peace. Why are Christians from many traditions discovering Anabaptism? What are they finding inspirational and challenging in the Anabaptist vision?
ISBN // 978-1-84227-725-6 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 115 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Anabaptism/ Christian Life E02 RIGHTS // World (excluding North America)
The Naked Anabaptist is a straightforward introduction to Anabaptism. Written out of the British and Irish context, it explains why Christians here, and in other nations adjusting to the realities of post-Christendom, are turning to the Anabaptist tradition for resources. TARGET AUDIENCE • Those interested in getting back to biblical basics of the faith and practice • Church groups and home groups • Anyone interested in contemporary Anabaptism and emerging church www.authenticmedia.co.uk
Jesus, Salvation and the Jewish People The Uniqueness of Jesus and Jewish Evangelism
Edited by David Parker This book tackles an area that few have tackled before. With honesty and integrity the contributors examine facets of the church’s mission to the Jewish people, from the nascent church of the New Testament through the failing church of the Second World War to the present.
ISBN // 978-1-84227-669-3 PRICE // £19.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 312 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Ministry/Missions/Jewish-Christian relations C12 RIGHTS // World
This book contains a series of essays exploring the controversial issue of Christian Mission to Jewish people. Chapters include ‘The Uniqueness of Christ for Salvation’, ‘Salvation in Early Christianity and Early Judaism’, ‘John’s Gospel and Jewish Monotheism’, ‘Martin Luther and the Jewish People’, ‘The Early Pietistic Movement and Jewish Evangelism’. TARGET AUDIENCE • Students and scholars of Jewish-Christian relations • Those interested in mission to the Jewish people • Anyone concerned with evangelism
Theological Interpretation of Scripture A Short Introduction
Stephen E. Fowl Stephen Fowl addresses the question of how we read the Bible and encourages us to see that that reading is part of our communal enjoyment of God himself. He outlines the ways theologians have opened up the Scriptures and suggests that today the sermon itself should be centralised as a way of reading Scripture.
ISBN // 978-1-84227-686-0 PRICE // £7.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 92 pp SUBJECT // Bible/Hermeneutics/ Criticism/Theology B26 RIGHTS // United Kingdom
Christians have been interpreting Scripture with an aim of deepening their life with God and each other from the very beginning of the church. The past twenty years or so have witnessed an explosion of scholarly writing devoted to the theological interpretation of Scripture. Stephen Fowl has written an ideal companion for guests at the ‘large and somewhat chaotic party’, introducing them to important people, texts, and issues. TARGET AUDIENCE • Students and scholars of the Bible and biblical interpretation • Pastors and those interested in biblical interpretation and application 17
F.F. Bruce A Private Person... A Fearless Scholar
Tim Grass Grass outlines the life of F. F. Bruce – one of the most significant Evangelical scholars of the 20th century. He does so with originality, insight and a grasp of the implications for the church today.
ISBN // 978-1-84227-737-9 PRICE // £14.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 276 pp SUBJECT // Church History/ Biography/Evangelicalism F02 RIGHTS // World
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. TARGET AUDIENCE • New Testament students and scholars • Those interested in twentieth-century Evangelicalism
The King of God’s Kingdom A Solution to the Puzzle of Jesus
David Seccombe The King of God’s Kingdom is an examination of the 3 vital ministry years of Jesus in an attempt to uncover their coherence and the vision which drove him forward, ultimately to death. A proper understanding of his preaching of the Kingdom of God provides the answer.
ISBN // 978-1-84227-075-2 PRICE // £14.99 FORMAT // 198 mm x 130 mm PB PAGES // 672 pp SUBJECT // Religion/New Testament/Gospels C20 RIGHTS // World
The thesis that unfolds in this study is that Jesus did indeed announce the breaking in of a concrete new age of restoration for Israel (and the world). Enjoyment of it, however, was always conditional on acceptance of him. The kingdom’s authority and power were, paradoxically, established by Jesus’ death, at the very moment of its rejection and apparent defeat. The kingdom lives and grows hidden and often unrecognised in the world. It awaits its ultimate unveiling. TARGET AUDIENCE • Pastors • Those who want to understand the ministry of Jesus www.authenticmedia.co.uk
Reading the Bible After Christendom Lloyd Pietersen
Reading the Bible After Christendom Lloyd Pietersen
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The book gives a critical overview of the Christendom model and a thorough examination of the Anabaptist subversion of that model, showing that Jesus should be central to any reading of scripture. TARGET AUDIENCE • Those interested in understanding how to read the Bible in today’s world • Church groups and home groups • Anyone interested in contemporary Anabaptism and emerging church ISBN // 978-1-84227-735-5 PRICE // £10.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 248 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Anabaptism/Christain Life/Bible B05 RIGHTS // World (excluding North America)
In Christ, In Colossae Sociological Perspectives on Colossians
Derek J. Tidball In this book Derek Tidball takes the reader through a number of sociological models and engages with Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.
TARGET AUDIENCE • New Testament students and scholars • Pastors and missional practitioners • Anyone interested in understanding Paul’s letter to the Colossians ISBN // 978-1-84227-736-2 PRICE // £12.99 FORMAT // 216 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 224 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Sociology/New Testament B03 RIGHTS // World
Exorcism and Deliverance Multi-Disciplinary Studies
Edited by William K. Kay & Robin Parry
A significant examination of exorcism and deliverance from a range of disciplines focuses on an important but often neglected area of the church’s mission to the world. TARGET AUDIENCE • Scholars and students interested in a biblical worldview • Those interested in exorcism then and today ISBN // 978-1-84227-680-8 PRICE // £14.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 300 pp SUBJECT // Christian Theology/Angelology & Demonology E08 RIGHTS // World
A Prophet Like Moses? A Narrative-Theological Reading of the Elijah Cycle
In evaluating Elijah as a prophet after the Mosaic paradigm, the author proposes a radically different schema for interpreting what is one of the most dramatic and difficult texts in the Old Testament. TARGET AUDIENCE • Old Testament scholars and students • Pastors and other practitioners involved in OT teaching ISBN // 978-1-84227-533-7 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 230 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Biblical Studies/Old Testament B02 RIGHTS // World
Created in Christ Jesus for Good Works The Integration of Soteriology & Ethics in Ephesians
Ester Petrenko This study shows how ethical behaviour flows naturally from theological premise; or that the imperative is a natural consequence of the indicative in the letter to the Ephesians.
TARGET AUDIENCE • New Testament scholars and students • Undergraduates • Pastors and others interested in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians ISBN // 978-1-84227-727-0 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 230 pp SUBJECT // Biblical Studies/Pauline Exegesis/Theology/Ethics C14 RIGHTS // World
The Characterization of God in Acts The Indirect Portrayal of an Invisible Character
Ling Cheng Ling Cheng offers a rounded picture of the missional God who implicitly fills the pages of the Book of Acts through the work of his nascent church.
TARGET AUDIENCE • New Testament scholars and students • Pastors and practitioners involved in mission • Those interested in Acts, the early church and mission ISBN // 978-1-84227-628-0 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 320 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Biblical Studies/Jesus, the Gospels & Acts B03 RIGHTS // World
W.E. Sangster A Critical Analysis of the Doctrines of Sanctification & Perfection in the Thought of W.E. Sangster
Andrew Cheatle FEBRUARY 2011
Cheatle examines the life & thought of W.E. Sangster over against the theology of John Wesley, demonstrating his independence from the founder of Methodism. TARGET AUDIENCE • Those interested in understanding how to read the Bible in today’s world • Church groups and home groups ISBN // 978-1-84227-216-9 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 230 pp SUBJECT // Methodism/Sangster/Holiness G02 RIGHTS // World (excluding North America)
Wesley as a Pastoral Theologian David B. McEwan This book examines Wesley’s life and demonstrates that he was a theologian concerned with humanity’s relationship with God.
TARGET AUDIENCE • Students & scholars of Church history, particularly 18th century • Students and scholars of the Methodist Church
ISBN // 978-1-8422-7762-1 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 230 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Theology/History G02 RIGHTS // World
The Lord’s Watchman Edward Irving
Tim Grass This is the first book on Irving for many years to show how his theology and pastoral practice were intricately linked, and how they developed over time.
TARGET AUDIENCE • Students and scholars of Church history, particularly 19th century • Those interested in the history and writing of Edward Irving • Anyone interested in the forerunners of the Charismatic movement ISBN // 978-1-84227-426-2 PRICE // £24.99 FORMAT // 229 mm x 152 mm PB PAGES // 380 pp SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Church/History G02 RIGHTS // World
The Narnia Code DVD This acclaimed BBC documentary examines claims that C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles contain a hidden meaning. C.S. Lewis wrote the Narnia Chronicles over 50 years ago, yet they are more popular today than ever. When they were first published, many citics thought them a little more than childish scribbling, replete with random characters and unexplained events. Even Lewis’s good friend J.R.R. Tolkien thought them confused and misconceived. Other scholars believed there was something more, something hidden beneath the stories. Although many tried, none could find this secret key to Narnia — until now. ISBN // 9323078014917 PRICE // £9.99 FORMAT // DVD SUBJECT // Documentary V04 RIGHTS // UK, AUS, NZ
Dr Michael Ward, a young academic and expert in all things Lewisian, claims he has found the answers at last: he has discovered the ‘Narnia Code’. Using dramatisations of Lewis’s early life and career, the programme travels the world, from the Mid-West of modern America to the battlefields of the First World War, meeting experts, testing evidence and uncovering questions and ideas that still challenge readers today. KEY POINTS • Many C.S. Lewis fans • Hidden meanings and codes are very popular MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Authentic catalogue and Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms
The Narnia Code C.S. Lewis & the Secret of the Seven Heavens Available NOW ISBN // 978-1-84227-722-5 PRICE // £8.99 FORMAT // 261 mm x 140 mm PB PAGES // 244 pp SUBJECT // Religion/General/C.S. Lewis C14 RIGHTS // World (excluding North America)
Michael Ward Ward reveals that the key to understanding the Chronicles of Narnia is the way that C.S. Lewis organises his stories around the seven medieval planets that suggest the nature of God and aspects of the Christian life. TARGET AUDIENCE • C.S. Lewis fans and all who love the world of Narnia • People intrigued by hidden meaning and codes
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven Alex and Kevin Malarkey A documentary recounting the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey.
ISBN // 5060256820529 PRICE // £12.99 FORMAT // DVD RUNNING TIME // 50 minutes SUBJECT // Documentary V04 RIGHTS // UK Only
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his 6-year-old son, Alex, suffered a horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralysed Alex and, medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. ‘I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,’ a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share: of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious, of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself; of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a 6-year-old; and, most amazing of all . . . of meeting and talking to Jesus. TARGET AUDIENCE • Those who like amazing true-life stories • Fans of their book of the same title
Yorkshire Pudding Engaging Reflections on Life in the Church
Adrian Plass Short films from Adrian Plass providing disussion starters for small groups. A collection of short films that can act as thought starters for church services, group Bible studies or discussions on a wide range of topics. Vignettes from the inimitable mind and pen of Adrian Plass. Filmed entirely on location in the Yorkshire Dales, these short films are designed to get to the point in a humorous and heartfelt way. ISBN // 5060256820000 PRICE // £7.99 FORMAT // DVD SUBJECT // Teaching Topics/ Humour V04 RIGHTS // UK, AUS & NZ & the non-exclusive markets of the rest of the world, excluding North America
TARGET AUDIENCE • Adrian Plass fans of all ages • Nooma fans • Personal devotional market, small groups and churches
Because we know every child is different, our Authentic Kids range is diverse, relevant, engaging and, most importantly, fun!
God Knows All About Me Kate Toms & Claire Page A delightful board book that reinforces the message that God knows all about you and loves every bit of you. ‘From my head to my toes, from my knees to my nose, God knows all about me!’ He not only knows, but cares and loves every bit of us.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-695-1 PRICE // £4.99 PAGES // 26 pp FORMAT // Padded Board Book SUBJECT // Youth Children/ Children’s J02 RIGHTS // UK ONLY
This charming book, with beautiful, hand-stitched illustrations and rhyming text, presents this important message for young children in a delightful and entertaining way. Readers will love the illustrations that catch so well many moments from a young child’s life, from mischievous behaviour to lying awake at night. TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 1+
Carry-Me Jonah and the Big Fish Carry-Me Noah and the Ark Illustrated by Siobhan Harrison Written by Claire Page Beautiful illustrations and charming text help introduce children to these favourite Bible stories.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-833-7 PRICE // £4.99 PAGES // 10 pp FORMAT // 269 mm x 162 mm BB SUBJECT // Children’s Bible Stories J02 RIGHTS // UK & AUS
Jonah and the Big Fish and Noah and the Ark are wonderful new inspirational carry-me books for young children, exploring two well-known Bible stories. With touch and feel on every spread, charming illustrations and entertaining text, the books are the perfect introduction to these favourite Bible stories, and a delight for young children and parents to share together. A cut-through handle means children can carry the books with them wherever they go! KEY POINTS • Touch and feel areas help young readers to engage with the story • Perfect for young children and parents to share together • Suitable for children aged 1 upwards MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 1+
ISBN // 978-1-86024-834-4 PRICE // £4.99 PAGES // 10 pp FORMAT // 269 mm x 162 mm BB SUBJECT // Children’s Bible Stories J02 RIGHTS // UK & AUS
My Pretty Pink Bible Bag Illustrated by Lara Ede Written by Gabrielle Thompson Two fantastic new Pretty Pink books to help young children learn about the stories in the Bible and ways in which they can talk to God. My Pretty Pink Bible Bag is a fabulous, new inspirational Bible story book in the Pretty Pink range. Children will love reading and learning about Bible stories with this gorgeous book.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-830-6 PRICE // £5.99 PAGES // 20 pp FORMAT // 228 mm x 228 mm BB SUBJECT // Children’s Bible Stories J02 RIGHTS // UK & AUS
Each spread of My Pretty Pink Bible Bag uses simple, rhyming text and beautiful illustrations to explore a different Bible story and engage and inspire little minds.
My Pretty Pink Prayer Bag Illustrated by Lara Ede Written by Gabrielle Thompson A beautiful new inspirational book to engage little ones as they learn about how to pray and speak to God. Each spread of My Pretty Pink Prayer Bag uses simple, rhyming text and beautiful illustrations to explore how and why, where and when children can speak to God.
KEY POINTS • Simple, rhyming text and bright and lively illustrations will engage and entertain little ones. • A cut-through handle allows children to carry the book with them wherever they go.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-831-3 PRICE // £5.99 PAGES // 20 pp FORMAT // 228 mm x 228 mm BB SUBJECT // Children’s Bible Stories J02 RIGHTS // UK & AUS
MARKETING • Sample to key media • Featured on various websites • Profiled in Bulletin • Profiled through social media platforms TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 3+
Fridge Art Bible Chris Scollen An innovative new drawing and doodling book series designed to keep little artists busy for hours. Fridge Art Bible is an innovative colouring book designed to keep little artists busy for hours! The book includes fun and lively drawings of characters, scenes and stories from the Bible for children to complete and colour. Each picture also includes a Bible reference. ISBN // 978-1-86024-832-0 PRICE // £6.99 FORMAT // 279 mm x 216 mm PB Peel-off Poster Pad PAGES // 80 pp SUBJECT // Children’s Colouring Books J06 RIGHTS // UK & AUS
Each of the 80 pictures has a sticky back, so once children have completed their little masterpiece, they can easily peel it off the pad and stick it on the fridge, wall, or wherever they like. There is also a space on each page for them to sign their work, so that everyone will know who created it! TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 3+
A Child’s First Bible APRIL 2011
Sally Lloyd-Jones A colourful and delightfully illustrated first Bible.
ISBN // 978-1-86024-835-1 PRICE // £6.99 PAGES // 24 pp FORMAT // 226 mm x 206 mm PB SUBJECT // Children’s Bible Stories J02 RIGHTS // UK, Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, Brunei, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia
An introduction for children to God and the Bible. In this cheery book with picture cutouts, many of the most important stories from the Bible are adapted for young children. Moving on from Baby’s First Bible, these readers (or future readers) are ready to delve deeper into the message of the Bible. Featuring the same kid-friendly elements of the other titles in the First Bible collection, this version includes brief biblical parables with catchy titles: ‘The Floating Zoo!’ depicts Noah and his ark, ‘The Big Picnic’ tells of the loaves and the fish, and ‘God’s Wonderful Surprise!’ is about Jesus’ resurrection. Special thoughts, mini activities, and interactive questions invite families to discuss the meaning of the stories. TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 3+
Teen Talk Become a Teen With Passion and Purpose
Sharon Witt The Teen Talk series speaks directly to pre-teens and early teens in language they understand and deals with issues they face as they become teenagers. TARGET AUDIENCE • Ages 11 and over
ISBN // 978-1-86024-813-9 PRICE // £5.99 FORMAT // 210 mm x 148 mm PAGES // 176 pp SUBJECT // Youth Teaching and Guidance J14 RIGHTS // World
Teen Talk — Girl Talk Sharon Witt Being a teenage girl comes with its own set of issues. In this book you’ll discover everything you want and need to know about puberty, boys and growing up in today’s world. TARGET AUDIENCE • Girls aged 10+
ISBN // 978-1-86024-814-6 PRICE // £5.99 FORMAT // 210 mm x 148 mm PAGES // 176 pp SUBJECT // Youth Teaching and Guidance J14 RIGHTS // World
Teen Talk — Guy Talk Sharon Witt What is going on with my body!? Why do girls act in such strange ways? Why do I feel this way? In Teen Talk — Guy Talk, you’ll find the answers to many of your questions concerning your changing body and, of course, girls! TARGET AUDIENCE • Boys aged 10+
ISBN // 978-1-86024-815-3 PRICE // £5.99 FORMAT // 210 mm x 148 mm PAGES // 176 pp SUBJECT // Youth Teaching and Guidance J14 RIGHTS // World
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Sweetpea Beauty knows that what’s on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can’t see past her own reflection! Find out in this fairy “Veggie” tale about the real meaning of true beauty. More titles available soon.
Best of 2010 from Authentic The Knowledge of the Holy A.W. Tozer 978-1-85078-621-4 £4.99 Tozer shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.
Battles Christians Face Vaughan Roberts 978-1-85078-728-0 £6.99
The Ragamuffin Gospel Brennan Manning 978-1-85078-593-4 £4.99
Vaughan Roberts explores seven of the difficulties Christians may have to endure and positive ways to deal with them.
‘This is a zestful and accurate portrayal that tells us unmistakably that the gospel is good, dazzlingly good.’ - Eugene Peterson.
Once An Addict Barry Woodward 978-1-86024-602-9 £7.99
Breakout Stibbe & Williams 978-1-86024-596-1 £8.99
Best Mates Bob Hartman 978-1-90463-754-7 £6.99
The amazing true story of a former drug dealer and addict and his miraculous journey to faith.
Breakout is the story of one church’s rediscovery of a Spirit empowered, New Testament model of church.
The first in a brand new children’s fiction series by bestselling author and master storyteller Bob Hartman.
Me: Myself and God Claire Page 978-1-86024-757-6 £6.99
Looking Good Being Bad Adrian Plass 978-1-85078-898-0 £8.99
Prophetic Evangelism Mark Stibbe 978-1-86024-457-5 £8.99
Young girls will have fun using this interactive guide to get a whole new view of themselves. Complete with engaging questions and quizzes in a colourful format that’s cool enough to be a fashion accessory.
Adrian Plass humorously yet gently challenges the Churchman or woman in all of us as we treat the church as if it should be made in our own image.
In this compelling book, Mark Stibbe argues that God wants to use Christians to speak prophetically into the lives of unbelievers, waking them up to the fact that Jesus is alive.
Distinctives Vaughan Roberts 978-1-85078-331-2 £5.99
The Father You’ve Been Waiting For Mark Stibbe 978-1-86024-593-0 £6.99
In fresh and readable style, Vaughan Roberts issues a challenging call to Christians to live out their faith.
Losing Faith Andy Frost 978-1-85078-879-9 £7.99 There will always be people who lose faith. Yet God calls us and equips us to build faith in one another, to encourage each other to grow in Christ and build the kingdom.
Mark Stibbe takes a fresh look at the story of the prodigal son, looking particularly at the role of the perfect dad.
Godliness from Head to Toe Jonathan Lamb 978-1-85078-881-2 £6.99
Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation Adrian Plass 978-1-85078-723-5 £7.99
One of the biggest questions facing Christians today is, ‘How do I live wisely?’ Based on Bible reading given by Jonathan Lamb at the 2009 Keswick convention.
Adrian works through the alphabet, combining one-line definitions with more thoughtful pieces. A laugh-out-loud book on Christians and Christian culture.
Best Mates Too Bob Hartman 978-1-86024-805-4 £6.99 The second book in the award-winning Best Mates series, join Big Bart, Tommo and Pip (three of Jesus’ lesser known disciples) in their latest adventures.
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