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2019 ISSUE 3 | REAL LIFE. REAL FAITH. | RECOMMENDED CHRISTIAN RESOURCES

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In Not Forsaken, Pastor Louie Giglio invites us to understand the character of God in a lifechanging way: as a perfect Father who wants you to live under the waterfall of His blessing. You see, God is not the bigger version of your earthly dad, He’s the perfect version of your earthly dad. And He’s inviting you to walk in freedom as His loved son or daughter. Louie Giglio points us to a God is not absent or ambivalent, but is available and affectionate, ready to shower us with his approval and love.

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Recover renewed intimacy with God From Charlie Cleverly, best-selling author, speaker and Vicar of St Aldates Church in Oxford, The Discipline of Intimacy is for anyone seeking to develop their relationship with God, particularly where once-passionate hearts may have lost their spark. With accompanying videos online from Charlie plus questions for discussion and reflection at the end of each chapter.

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fiction on We feature a range of inspiring biographies and the latest in Christian faith while pages 4-7 – ideal for those lazy summer days. A great way to feed your being gripped by a stirring true story or a heart-warming fictional tale. as we In our contemporary culture we are faced with opposition and questions excellent seek to live for Christ in today’s world. Across pages 8-9 we have some times books to help with questions of faith and living as a Christian in uncertain e up-to-dat brought Stott, John late the from – including some timeless wisdom Chester. Tim of help for us with the not only do To help you grow closer in your relationship with our heavenly father, feature, but cover front our as – Forsaken Not – title we have the latest Louie Giglio and some (p.7), Man Godly a of Disciplines & (p.2) Intimacy of Discipline The books like Bible basics to help us grapple with the word of God on p.10. Finally, there are some great new DVDs that bring Bible stories to life document an unlikely conversion story (below). Thanks for continuing to support your local Christian bookshop.

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Book extract: Defying Jihad “Shoot her!” one of the young men in the crowd shouts. Soon others join in, adding in cries of “Kafir!”—branding me an infidel. But the noise around me means nothing to me. Something far more powerful is happening within. It happens in an instant. Suddenly I am filled with an otherworldly kind of courage.

“Yes!” I shout. “Kill me!” My voice is loud, louder than I ever remember it being. And it is strong, too. As new as this voice is, I know it’s mine. This is me speaking, from the deepest part of me.

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£8.99 Defying Jihad Esther Ahmad & Craig Borlase The dramatic true story of a woman who volunteered to kill infidels – and then faced death for becoming one. Defying Jihad is the true story of a girl growing up under radical Islamic rule, trained to believe her ultimate purpose was to serve Allah by dying as a jihadist. But two nights before she was to leave forever, she had a dream . . . one that would change the course of her destiny. Against all odds, Esther became a follower of Jesus—even though leaving Islam meant her death sentence. An amazing story of a woman prepared to surrender all for Jesus—and whose life transformed from terror to overwhelming love. RRP: £12.99 9781496425898

“If you want to shoot me, then do it,” I say, looking straight at the boy with the half beard. “But do not do it here. Take me to the main junction and let the whole city know. I want everyone in Pakistan to hear that today I am giving my life to Jesus Christ.” Everything slows down as I look around me. In that moment, I see more clearly than I ever have in my life. I can see the blindness in the men shouting their hatred at me. I sense the fear and the pain in the women with their veils, hiding behind walls and windows. I know that not too long ago, I was like them. I was wounded and lost, a lone sheep that had strayed too far and had lost all hope of reaching safety.

But not now. Now I am ready. My struggle is over. I am ready to die. I close my eyes and exhale a silent prayer of thanks. Soon it will be over. Soon I will be . . . “Wait.” My father’s voice cuts through the noise of the crowd. My prayer turns to stone, and my blood becomes lead. I open my eyes. He’s standing close to me—so close that I can smell the faintest hint of his cologne. If I wanted to, I could reach out and touch him.

I cannot remember the last time we were this close. I cannot remember ever being this close. He is looking behind me, but I am staring at him, studying his face. From this close, the familiar seems strange and foreign. From this close, nothing about my father is the way I remembered. He looks old. Weary.

“Wait,” he says again. For the first time I can remember in all my twenty-one years, his eyes lock onto mine. The look he gives me is not the look of a father. It is not a look of love or kindness or care. My father stares at me through the eyes of a

man who feels nothing for what sees. “I have a better idea,” he says. He blinks twice and turns away. I do not know what he is planning, but I know what he is thinking. He sees me differently now. He sees me as his jihad. Somehow, I will have to pay.

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Inspirational biographies In Her Words Patricia St John

Palau: A Life on Fire Luis Palau

Patricia St John was a SAVE £3 master storyteller and her books continue to captivate readers even today, but her personal story is no less exciting than one of her fictional tales. It is full of adventure, larger-thanlife characters and exotic destinations. But this isn’t some unimaginable far-flung lifestyle – central to her story is the work of God in her life and in the lives of those she met.

One of the world’s most influential religious leaders, Luis Palau, shares his legacy message and spiritual SAVE £3 memoir for the first time. Tracing his faith journey from humble beginnings on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to sharing the good news with millions and counselling world leaders, Luis’ life is filled with adventure, risk, and faith. A very personal book with never-before-told stories and a 16-page photo insert.

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This is her story, told in her own words and in her characteristically engaging and gripping style. Discover the inspiration behind Patricia’s classic tales and be challenged by her commitment to service, her desire to make Jesus known and her willingness to follow God wherever He leads.

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This collection of guiding principles from one of the most respected evangelists of our day will spark in you a fiery faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. RRP: £12.99 | 9780310355601

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Rebuilding the Ruins Samara Levy In 2014 God called Samara Levy three times over 8 months to “start collecting” aid to send to Syria. Samara was a stay at home mum with two young boys with no SAVE £4 experience whatsoever. It started with a vision to fill one lorry of aid, but four years later she has just loaded her 101st container, has sent 11 ambulances to Syria, set up a charity and distributed aid to more than 350,000 people in the Middle East.

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This book tells the story not only of how this work developed from nothing, but also of Samara’s own internal journey: what she has learnt about stepping out in faith and listening to God, and of how he uses the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary. RRP: £16.99 | 9781529390773

When God Becomes Real Brian Johnson Panic snuck up on Brian Johnson while he was out with his son, and it clung to him on his frenzied drive home. Feeling almost outside of himself, his family called 911. He SAVE £2 was spiralling into darkness. Waiting for the ambulance to arrive, unsure of what was happening, he gathered his family around him, asked his children to pray for him, then said, “This is when God becomes real.”

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Worship Pastor Brian Johnson shares his vulnerable story of overcoming panic and anxiety through the power of living hope. Through it, discover how you might find God, even in the darkest hour. RRP: £11.99 | 9781947165571

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Late summer reading Two Weeks Karen Kingsbury

Overcomer Chris Fabry

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive new story about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life.

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news.

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Tender and deeply moving, Two Weeks is a story about love, faith, and what it really means to be a family. RRP: £16.99 | 9781476707433

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Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year. Based on the new blockbuster movie Overcomer from the Kendrick Brothers. RRP: £11.99 | 9781496438621

‘She went looking for answers and love found her instead’ “Luminous and penetrating”

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Men and women of faith The Man You’re Made to Be Martin Saunders

Disciplines of a Godly Man R. Kent Hughes

What makes a man? The answer used to be easy. You chopped wood, you wrestled bears, and never showed an ounce of emotion. Today, thankfully, we’ve started leaving some of those ill-fitting gender stereotypes behind. But what replaces them?

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Drawing on personal stories – mainly about the sorts of mistakes you don’t have to make – and pointing at a role model who provides a much better blueprint for growing up well as a man, this is an entertaining, easy-to-read way to ask the biggest questions: who am I, and why on earth am I here? RRP: £9.99 | 9780281082209

With biblical wisdom, memorable illustrations, and engaging study questions, this practical guide will empower men to take seriously the call to godliness and direct their energy toward the things that matter most. RRP: £13.50 | 9781433561306

ries for women of fait o t s g n i r i r p s h In Stretched Emma Rutland Emma’s story is one of fear and loss, hope and strength, reality and acceptance and, ultimately, the victory of living an unexpected life with a faithful God. Real, raw and candid, Stretched will encourage anyone struggling with baby loss or parenting challenges. RRP: £9.99 | 9781788930390

Seasons of Womanhood & Joyful in Hope Omnibus Jean Gibson

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A powerful collection of modern day stories of women living out their faith. In this omnibus edition, Jean Gibson presents two contemporary collections of inspiring stories from women who have faced the reality of life and proved the sufficiency of God’s power in many different circumstances. RRP: £9.99 | 9781788930932

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Contemporary Christian living Strange Days Mark Sayers

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Impossible Commands Jonty Allcock

What in the world is going on? These days the world has everyone spinning. Weekly terrorist attacks. The refugee crisis. Transgender bathrooms. A perpetually uncertain economy. The list goes on. It’s enough to make us crazy… or want to put our heads in the sand. But we can’t, because these are our times, and we must face them. Mark Sayers is a gifted cultural analysist who combines his biblical knowledge, curious mind, and pastoral heart to offer a guide to the times. Strange Days will help Christians slow down, get their bearings, and follow God with wisdom and tact in this wild world.

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“Rejoice always.” “Don’t be afraid.” “Give cheerfully.” What do we do when God’s commands sound impossible? Most of us find opt-outs and excuses, or pretend we’re doing better than we are. There is a better way. What if obedience could be a life-giving joy rather than a job, a delight instead of duty?

John Stott’s The Contemporary Christian series with Tim Chester In this exciting series, pastor Tim Chester has updated Stott’s classic book The Contemporary Christian for a new generation of readers to engage with. This new serial format guides readers through Stott’s work with additions and questions from Chester that allows readers to think through each aspect and lesson.

In this book, Jonty shows us that by facing up to the impossible commands of Jesus, we come to the end of our own will and determination, and end up at Jesus’ feet. We find ourselves in the hands of a God who can do all things. Where we fail to obey, there is grace. Where we succeed in obeying, there we find the miracle of the Spirit active within us.

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Questions of faith Richard Dawkins, C. S. Lewis and the Meaning of Life Alister McGrath

Faith is for Weak People Ray Comfort

Alister McGrath has written to great acclaim on both Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis. Here he brings these SAVE £2 two intriguing and well-known writers into a conversation. They could hardly have more different perspectives! Engaging with their views is a brilliant way of sharpening up our own thinking on the meaning of life.

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Apologist and evangelist Ray Comfort shows you how to answer twenty objections to Christianity, including: • What physical proof is there that God even exists?

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• Why does a “loving” God threaten eternal torture for not believing in him? • If there’s an all-powerful God, why is the world so out of control? Be ready with an answer--not so you can be right, but so you can help bring people from darkness into light. RRP: £12.99 | 9780801093982

A CONVERSATION

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The people featured in each of these short books met and talked with Jesus. You can find a record of their encounters in John’s gospel. These conversations all address big questions that people are still asking today, about Hope, Doubt, Religion, Suffering, Relationships and Truth. Easy to read and free from ‘church jargon’. SAVE £3

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Bible basics The Badly Behaved Bible Nick Page

Remaking a Broken World Christopher Ash

In his honest and accessible style, Nick Page urges us to re-discover a fresh look at the Bible as the scriptural bedrock of the Christian faith, SAVE £4 to learn how we can undo unhelpful ways of reading it and demystifying its purpose and scope. Alongside helpful analysis and practical advice Nick helps us rediscover the Bible as Holy Ground, as a place where we meet and encounter God.

This revised and updated edition of Christopher Ash’s Bible overview takes readers through the big sweep of Scripture, following the theme of scattering and gathering God’s people. It shows how the local church is at the heart of the Bible story and at the centre of God’s plan for remaking a broken world.

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A Biblical Cinderella story. The Book of Ruth is a triumphant love story in the face of adversity. Choosing to leave her homeland of Moab, Ruth follows her mother in law Naomi to Israel after the death of her husband and marries a man named Boaz, who is of the Royal House of Judah. This chain of seemingly unrelated events, sets the stage for the future kings of the nation of Israel, and the glorious coming of the Messiah.

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One woman’s crusade to prevent the genocide of her people. When Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new Queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia she finds herself at the heart of an historic battle.

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SOUL FUEL A DAILY DEVOTIONAL FROM

BEAR GRYLLS Bestselling author Bear Grylls is known for his extreme adventures. In many ways, he’s the archetypal alpha male: athletic, fearless and strong. However, Bear says that any strength he does have comes in the quiet moments at the start of his day, when he is on his own, taking time to be still before God. In Soul Fuel, his first which discusses his faith, Bear tells a short story each day, shares a Bible quote and provides a motivational message. The book is organised into twelve sets of 30 readings, with each section focusing on a particular theme, such as hope, courage, risk, faith, and more. RRP: £14.99 | 9781529387063

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