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And be sure of this:
I AM WITH YOU
ALWAYS, even to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:20 NLT
li f e P r om i s e s And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. —MATTHEW 28:20 (NLT)
Untangled: A Devotional Journey by Jen Baker
by Dorothy M. Stewart ISBN: 9780281069835
This twelve-week journal of readings about freedom will help many women to fully embrace the freedom that we have in Christ. It will encourage and be a great help in drawing you closer to God. Plenty of room to note down your thoughts and feelings.
Our family has been closely touched by dementia. We made up a rather inadequate response as we went along. If only we’d had this invaluable book of solace for carers, it might have felt more bearable in bleak and desolate times.
Karen Markwell, CLC Bookshop, Ipswich
Eddie Olliffe, CLC Wholesale
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Walking with Gospel Women: Interactive Bible Meditations by Fiona Stratta ISBN: 9780857460103
Brilliant series of meditations based on gospel women, well imagined and thoughtfully done to engage and draw one in deeper.
Melanie Carroll, Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln
Welcome to Take Note: We all go through difficult times where we are really challenged in our faith to remember that God is with us. We hope
that these personally selected products will help you to do just that. We also pray that 2014 be a year that draws you especially close to the Saviour, no matter what lies ahead. Lutes, Editor
Healing for Hurting Hearts: A Handbook for Counseling Children and Youth in Crisis. ISBN: 9781619580848
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
We began this project with the end in mind: to produce a practical, effective resource that would help workers and caregivers bring healing and hope to children. Our task was to provide new tools for the special people, working in many occupations, who are caregivers. In this handbook, various Christian authors offer practical advice and guidance to those working with troubled youth. Phyllis Kilbourn, Author
Of the 2.2 billion children in the world, 1.5 billion— two-thirds—are children at risk or in crisis. They are precious children who have been subjected to the traumatic experiences of neglect, abuse, abandonment and exploitation. Such trauma inflicts physical, emotional and spiritual wounds that, unaddressed, leave scars that last a lifetime. Healing their emotional pains can be more difficult than healing their physical wounds. In fact, long-term emotional wounding often prevents children from fulfilling their God-created purpose and destroys their ability to have meaningful and healthy relationships, even with the Saviour. With its practical and Biblically-centred instruction on counselling children and youth in crisis, Healing for Hurting Hearts equips leaders to guide the children they serve through the healing process in order to help them achieve lives that are more abundant. Reclaiming physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wholeness and, ultimately, hope for the future is within reach for these deeply wounded children. Above all, the strategies and methods outlined in Healing for Hurting Hearts are imbued with faith in the Healer who mends broken hearts.
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A life-saving encounter with two children leads Sam to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend … and begins her journey back towards God’s unconditional love. Code: 5060256820994
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Jesus: Seven Wonders of HIStory by David Pawson ISBN: 9780957529007
Based on the central parts of the Apostle’s Creed, Pawson discusses the background facts and the implications of believing them. Although he is sometimes controversial, my hope is that it will lead you to research those points further. Alan Middleton, CLC Wholesale
by Karl Martin ISBN: 9781910012031
Feel like you are just going through the motions? Be warned: reading this book will inspire, challenge, and if you let it... truly change your world. Susan Wallbridge, CLC Bookshop, Dundee
Scripture and the Authority of God by Tom Wright ISBN: 9780281071432
This, I believe, is Tom Wright at his best - probing, provocative, insightful, re-examining old questions and debates, inviting a fresh encounter with the Scriptures as a living, dynamic reality. Truly uncommon wisdom for all who read and love the Bible. John Adams, CLC Bookshop, Coventry
Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times Excerpt from Max Lucado’s book, You’ll Get Through This
he had a tremble to her, the inner tremble you could feel with just a hand on her shoulder. I saw her in a grocery store. Had not seen her in some months. I asked about her kids and husband, and when I did, her eyes watered, her chin quivered, and the story spilled out. He’d left her. After twenty years of marriage, three kids, and a dozen moves, gone. Traded her in for a younger model. She did her best to maintain her composure but couldn’t. The grocery store produce section became a sanctuary of sorts. Right there between the tomatoes and the heads of lettuce, she wept. We prayed. Then I said, “You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naive. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this.” Audacious of me, right? How dare I say such words? Where did I get the nerve to speak such a promise into tragedy? In a pit, actually. A deep, dark pit. So steep, the boy could not climb out. Had he been able to, his brothers would have shoved him back down. They were the ones who had thrown him in.
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So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colors that was on him. Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat a meal. (Gen. 37:23–25) Joseph didn’t see this assault coming. He didn’t climb out of bed that morning and think, I’d better dress in padded clothing because this is the day I get tossed into a hole. The attack caught him off guard. So did yours…. Joseph’s story got worse before it got better. Yet he never gave up. Bitterness never staked its claim. Anger never metastasized into hatred. His heart never hardened; his resolve never vanished. He not only survived; he thrived. Making The MessageInc., You’ll Global: Anything Used with permission from Thomas Nelson Publishers, Get Through This by you purchase from this magazine enables your local Max Lucado ©2013
bookshop to help CLC to support Christian literature ministries in over 50 countries around the world.
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In secret rooms, children are for sale. Alex Becker leads his team on a raid of a known child trafficker only to discover the trafficker has escaped taking a seven-year-old girl and Alex’s wife captive. A dangerous story of struggle, life, hope and redemption.
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Why Jesus is Great David Robertson “David Robertson’s letters are engaging and insightful. In these chapters a portrait of Jesus emerges that is attractive and compelling. This book is useful no matter what your experience and where you stand on matters of faith.” Tim Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, New York ISBN 9781781912713 £8.99 £6.99
Towards A Deeper Experience of God’s Grace John Piper Grace is the heart of God to do you good when you deserve it least. But do we really know how deeply we don’t deserve it? Only God can reveal that to us. Piper believes that our experience of grace grows with our grasp of God’s gracious work. He invites us to come with him in this quest. ISBN 9781781912522 £5.99 £4.99
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If you change your style as often as you change your socks, the NLT Glipit Bible is for you. Change the look and feel of your Bible to match with this infinitely customisable Bible. Luke Hughes - Bunger, The Hub, Walsall
The NLT Text in one of the most fun covers ever - it’s like lego for your Bible cover! Excellent fun.
Melanie Carroll, Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln
Authentic Youth Bibles (ERV)
Red ISBN: 9781860248184 Teal ISBN: 9781860248191
This is an amazing Bible... and the great news is that it is an anglicised version of the ERV Bible. The language is clean and the text is supplemented by lots of extras that will make the Bible more readable to its teenage readers. Testimony: We had a delivery of ten copies of this Bible a couple of months ago and they were all bought by a Pastor of one of our local churches for his young people. He came back today to order another ten! This Bible that will give teenagers a desire to read the Word of God.
Each: £9.99 £14.99
Neil MacLennan, CLC Bookshop, Aberdeen
NLT The Wayfinding Bible (HB)
My new favourite Devotional Bible! Pick a route: Fly-over (50 readings), Direct (200 readings) or Scenic (400 readings) and buckle up for an adventure with God. There are even some great side trips you can take along the way to discover more. Unlike many devotional Bibles this one keeps the usual sequence of books but allows you to choose each year a different way to explore....just follow the signposts! Now: £19.99
Amanda Lutes, Take Note Editor
Making The Message Global: Anything you purchase from this magazine enables your local bookshop to help CLC to support Christian literature ministries in over 50 countries around the world.
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Baby’s First Bible/Prayers by Sally Ann Wright Bible: 9781853456831
These beautiful full colour illustrated board books contain some of the best loved Bible stories, and intimate prayers to help young children aged around three to connect with God and understand his truth. Luke Hughes - Bunger, The Hub, Walsall
My ABCs of God loves me
by Fiona Boon ISBN: 9781860248658 A fantastic rhyming book for little ones. Learning about God can be as simple as ABC! Dan Balsden, SACREdplace, St. Austell’s, Cornwall
Cecil the Lost Sheep & Dave the Donkey The Mystery of the Empty Tomb/ Missing Spots (Martin & Brake) & The Lost Sheep (Lycett & Stout) Tomb: 9781909611016
Spots: 9781906173890 Sheep: 9781909611078
Three Bible stories beautifully written and illustrated for all ages. They’ll be well-loved by parents and little ones alike. Amanda Lutes, Take Note Editor
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by Andrew McDonough
All of the Lost Sheep series are superb - creative, funny, great for children and adults. These two are among the best! Lucille Sparrow, CLC Bookshop, Cambridge
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Andy Robb produces fun and creative books re-telling Bible stories that are bound to intrigue children. ‘It wasn’t until I became a Christian myself that God’s Word sprang into life in a powerful way. Having come to understand that God (and the Bible) was far from boring, a passion was birthed in me to help children come to that realisation for themselves.
50 Wackiest Bible Stories
Discover what Jesus said about pearls and pigs, wolves pretending to be sheep and how to be a shining light. RRP: £5.99
NOW £4.99 ISBN: 9781853459832
‘It’s important to me that God isn’t misrepresented by watering things down to win children over. Instead I choose to package the fullness of God’s truth in as entertaining a way as possible, using facts, humour and fun illustrations.’
Professor Bumblebrain’s Bonkers Book on Jesus
Join Professor Bumblebrain as he explodes the myths and muddles surrounding Jesus’ life with fascinating facts and amazing anecdotes. RRP: £6.99
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Running on Empty
God’s Little Book of Easter 9781619580800
Words of hope, joy and new beginnings
A new edition in this bestselling series of gift books. All titles available now for just £3.99 (RRP £4.99) from participating bookshops until 30th April 2014 (while stocks last).
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Published on Jan 16, 2014
Welcome to Take Note: We all go through difficult times where we are really challenged in our faith to remember that God is with us. We ho...