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Take Note

FREE Magazine 2014/4

Recommended Christian resources to help you learn & grow!

The search for PEACE this Christmas! Rediscover everyday the PEACE that passes all understanding! The bestselling One Year Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance its 365 daily readings. Each reading in The NLT One Year Illustrated Bible includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, plus a fresh image, making your year-long journey through the entire Bible an unforgettable one!

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Dearly Beloved I know there are many storms in your life right now - let me be your ANCHOR. I can feel how exhausted and run-down you are - let me be your HIDING PLACE. I have heard your cries of despair over illness & loss - let me be your COMFORT. I fully understand all your concerns, fears and anxiety - let me be your PEACE. I know you feel like you have nothing left to give - let me be your STRENGTH. Remember no matter what you are going through - I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.

Yours Eternally, Jesus

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Living the Psalms

Experience the Impossible

Good News for Weary Women by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Subtitled ‘Encouragement for the Daily Grind’, this book offers 26 weeks of reading the Psalms then living them. Plenty of goodness and deep thinking in this book as it points to the wonderful thoughts expressed in selected Psalms. Where better to find help to lighten the trials of life that we all have?

In seventy-nine concise chapters, each with a thought, explanation, prayer and confession, this book is easily accessible when time is limited. Let Experience the Impossible breathe new life into 1 Corinthians 13 and the meaning of faith, hope and love.

This book really is good news: God isn’t blessing me because I’m good. He’s using me because He is good and His Son died in my place. We don’t need to learn secret steps, try harder and harder... ‘It is finished’, we are forgiven, loved and already counted perfect. This book will change how you think and live.

Penny Rivett, CLC Bookshop, Ipswich

Ashleigh Tewkesbury & Diane Langley, CLC Bookshop, Stockport

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God Our Refuge: An excerpt from The Quiet Place (Sept. 11th) by Nancy Leigh DeMoss ISBN: 9780802458469

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge - Psalm 46:11 (NKJV) Psalm 46, like so many others, speaks of seasons and situations that could just as easily be pulled from our present-day headlines or personal journals. I mean we’ve all experienced times in life when it seemed as though major regions of our world were literally “giving way” (see verse 2). We’ve seen natural disasters either up close or on television, watching the furious “roar and foam” of the earth’s destructive waters (verse 3). And each day’s news provides us visual evidence of the “nations” boiling over in violent “rage” (verse 6). In eleven short verses, the psalmist uses this kind of language we can relate to, to paint for us the very real fears and feelings of helplessness that can overwhelm us. And yet even with so many graphic ways of describing grave troubles the centrality of God is at the heart of this song—the psalmist refers to Him specifically by name no fewer than eleven times in these same eleven verses. Five times he speaks of Him as Elohim-the powerfully transcendent One, supreme above every storm and struggle. Another time he identifies Him as Elyon—the Most High. He is Yahweh, a name reflecting God’s covenant

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The One Year God with Us Devotional (Leatherlike)

Choose Life: 365 Readings for Radical Disciples (PB)

Perfect Peace Devotional

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by Simon Guillebaud

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Every Day with Jesus (HB) by Selwyn Hughes

Previously titled The One Year Wonder of the Cross Devotional, this book will help you share with the earliest believers, in 365 reflections on Acts, Revelation and the NT, what it meant to them to experience ‘God With Us’.

No time for God? Make time! Why not get out of bed or off the couch and onto your knees? It may lead to revival. Choose Life gives you 365 daily doses of challenge and encouragement. Blessed are the radicals!

Let Selwyn Hughes help you start or end your day in a state of peace. With readings from Genesis to Revelation you will learn about letting ‘the peace of Christ rule in your hearts’. This makes an ideal gift for a friend, or for yourself.

Brother Andrew, Open Doors

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Give away a Bible this Christmas!

Let the Truth set them free!

“So if the Son has set you free... you will be free indeed!” John 8:36 (ESV) I Will Give You Rest: NLT Bible Softcover

ISBN: 9781414397504

Tyndale has partnered with The Salvation Army to create the I Will Give You Rest Bible. The NLT is uniquely suited to speak to the hearts of families in need and to those living on the margins. Why not prayerfully consider giving one of these Bibles to someone in need this Christmas?

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ESV Economy Bible GREAT VALUE!

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This is a good value tool for outreach and giving away, in a clear English translation. The helps section at the front is particularly useful for life situations or needs. Lindsay Leney, Living Word, Bognor Regis

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NLT Large Print Slimline Center Column Ref. Compact Bible: TuTone Leatherlike

NKJV Large Print Compact Ref. Bible

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This Bible is ideal for carrying in your bag and reading on the train or bus, plus it has a fairly large print for such a compact Bible. The wonderful leatherlike looks just like real leather and would be a great gift, especially for the men in your family!

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We are often asked for a compact Bible with large print that doesn’t cost too much; this one ticks all the boxes. It also includes additional study helps and end of verse references, words of Christ in red, ribbon and maps all set in a beautiful leather-touch cover.

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Your purchases from this magazine enable your local bookshop to help CLC support Christian literature ministries in over 50 countries around the world.


Reading Congregations Read together, explore together, grow together

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Surprised by Scripture by Tom Wright

ISBN: 9780281069859

Reading this book was helpful as it made me look at various subjects with a fresh outlook and discover how many assumptions that I had previously made. Even if you do not always agree with his conclusions, why not allow Tom Wright to challenge you afresh by what Scripture says?

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KNOW HOPE KNOW PEACE

“An amazing book which will help you follow our amazing saviour.” R. T. Kendall

~ Previous minister of Westminster Chapel, London

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We are all either looking for, or glad to have found, hope. Hope brings zest to life. Hope gives strength to face situations that seem overwhelming. Hope helps people leave behind a negative past and capture the purpose for which they were made. Hope renews, it revitalizes, it remakes; it can even make people feel reborn.

This book is all about finding the hope which matters above everything else. Millions before you, over thousands of years, have walked this path and found meaning and purpose to life. A life with purpose is a life with vision, and a life with vision has hope. Real hope is found not in a place, or a plan, but in a person: Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. Tope Koleoso is the lead pastor of Jubilee Church, London. Tope is also involved in planting and supporting other churches internationally. Adrian Warnock serves on Jubilee’s leadership team, and is also author of Raised With Christ. He is a medical doctor, currently working in clinical research. Adrian blogs at adrianwarnock.com. www.christianfocus.com


No matter the struggles you face - God is with you! Here are some biographies we hope will encourage and inspire you.

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by Justyn Rees Larcombe ISBN: 9780745956473

by Irene Gleeson & N. Partridge ISBN: 9781780780474

Heart of a Lioness

The Amazing Technicolour Pyjama Therapy by Emily Ackerman

Honest and engaging account of the effects of a gambling addiction. This story will keep you interested till the end, whether or not you have been affected by gambling.

This is a great book for those going through life-altering illness; designed for the sufferer, but good for their carers too. “It’s about fighting back, reclaiming your life and finding ways to live well and serve effectively.”

Brenda Sleath, Vine Trust, Andover

“Irene’s journey is one of obedience, sacrifice and unwavering faith.” Let this book challenge and inspire you to find your ‘mission’ and to reinforce the notion that no matter what - it’s never too late to follow His plan & purpose for your life.

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Son of Hamas

Dispatches from the Front by Tim Keesee ISBN: 9781433540691

by Maryam Rostampour ISBN: 9781414371214

Mosab, raised a radical Muslim, was groomed to become a future leader of Hamas, a deadly terrorist group. Instead, he had an amazing life transformation, concluding that Hamas was evil, Islam and terrorist activity were wrong, and that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. Couldn’t put this book down.

Across the world incredible things are happening: the Gospel is on the move, Christians are testifying. In this must read book, visit China, Pakistan, and Egypt, hearing stories of faith in difficult places.

Reading this book has strengthened my faith because I could see God’s power and love working in and through the lives of Maryiam and Marziyeh, and also because my own prayers were answered! I prayed for them when they were in prison and now I rejoice in their victory. Highly recommended!

by Mosab Hassan Yousef ISBN: 9781850789857

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Dan Balsden, SACREdplace, St. Austell’s, Cornwall

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Captive in Iran

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The challenge of

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Growing Up Social

Will you be my Facebook friend? by Tim Chester

Social Media Guide for Ministry by Nils Smith

Want to better communicate as a family? Let this book instruct you on how to: - Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world. - Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time. - Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference .

In a society where social media plays such a big role, this little book helps us stand back and consider the possible benefits and dangers of life online. It challenges us to consider whether our use of social media reflects God’s priorities for His people.

Are you wondering if it really is important to have a ‘social media’ presence for your ministry? Which platform would be best? How to set necessary boundaries? Let this little guidebook get you started with short but encouraging testimonies along the way!

Kate Hayes, CLC Bookshop, Stockport

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by Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane ISBN: 9780802411235

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Let’s make ‘Family Time’ a priority!

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40 Days 40 Bites

Bake through the Bible

The Barnabas Family Bible

A great idea; ideal for families to share for learning and prayer. Facts and prayers for 40 countries alternate with 40 themes, all very attractively presented. This is a very useful tool, and I look forward to the next one!

The must-have book for all those that love cooking and baking with their children. Some great recipes and ideas with added scripture for flavour!

Paul Taylor, The Triangle Café & Bookshop, Farnborough

Melanie Carroll, Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln

For families who love to spend time reading the Bible together—this one is for you! Here are 110 Bible stories with visual aids, prayer ideas, questions, activities and, finally, vital tips and links to other resources that will help your child’s faith to grow. Lucinda Sparrow,

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Family Fun!

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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CHRISTMAS TREE!

The Christmas Promise

ISBN: 9781910307113 by Allison Mitchell & Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

Alby’s Amazing Book

ISBN: 9781910307106 Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

I’m so excited about this new range of books for children aged three to seven. Intelligently written, they’re full of Bible truths, fun to read aloud and illustrated with Catalina Echeverri’s cool and quirky pictures.

In The Christmas Promise, you’ll discover how God kept His promise to send us a forever King like no other.

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Topz Secret Diaries: Christmas Countdown

by Alexa Tewkesbury ISBN: 9781782591443

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Join the whole Topz gang in their countdown to the most important birthday of all! Alexa Tewkesbury just keeps on writing good Topz stories. In this latest book, read diary entries for all the gang members and lots of Bible verses as they organise a party for those who might be on their own at Christmas. Penny Rivett, CLC Bookshop, Ipswich

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Best-Loved Christmas Stories

6 Complete Arch Books in 1 Padded Hardback ISBN: 9780758646613

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As you read Alby’s Amazing Book,you’llgoonadventures with an inquisitive squirrel and find out what makes the Bible so special.

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The Lion Storyteller Bible

by Bob Hartman ISBN: 9780745964331

One of the best resources I have found for vivid retelling of Bible Stories. Ideal for bedtime and also interactive story telling in Sunday School. It also includes four audio CDs so children can listen and follow along. SAVE

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Christmas Mini Board Books

4 Book Boxed Set by Bethan James & Honor Ayres ISBN: 9781860249334

I really enjoyed this ‘6-in-1’ book, with the stories about Jesus’ birth, His parents, the wise men and shepherds who visited Him. The images are very, very colourful and the text rhymes. My 3-yearold sister enjoyed it too, and she asked me to reread it to her many times.

This boxed set of mini boardbooks tells the complete Christmas story in four separate books. Each is written by Bethan James (a new favourite SAVE children’s author of mine!) £1 and beautifully illustrated by Honor Ayres. It’s a lovely collection for storytime with parents and grandparents.

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EXPLORE HOW YOUR FAITH CAN STAND UP TO LIFE’S DAILY BATTLES In Faith on the Frontline, members of the Armed Forces share their personal experiences of living life on the military frontline. Their inspirational stories encourage us to explore how we too can find faith in God during the battles on our own spiritual frontlines.

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This book features: • 100 undated readings to either read daily or to dip into when time allows • Bible verses, prayers and moments for reflection • 20 ‘Notes from the Front’, recalling real-life examples of physical and spiritual battles ‘This book signposts the way to life – a life in the service of others, and a life in the service of Christ.’ General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARMED FORCES’ CHRISTIAN UNION

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