RECOMMENDED READING FROM THIS YEARS SUMMER CONVENTION SPEAKERS

We are delighted that once again Keith Jones have agreed to organise a bookshop for both the Summer and Men's Conventions. From the many titles they will have on offer,  the ones below have been selected written by this years speakers Tim Chester, Alasdair Paine and Rico Tice

REDISCOVERING JOY – Tim Chester

The title, Rediscovered Joy, derives from Galatians 4:15 (NLT).The Galatians had lost the joy of God’s blessing because they had departed from the truths of the gospel.

The Reformation– and the book – is an invitation to rediscover the joy of the gospel. More pastoral than Why the Reformation Still Matters,the book could be the antidote to burnout.

BIBLE MATTERS – Tim Chester
 
Of course the Bible matters. It is God's word to us. It shows is how to please him. But how can we access its message. Tim Chester creates a sense of expectation so that reading the Bible becomes a Spirit-filled experience as we listen to the God of the universe speaking. The Bible is a living word where we encounter God. The Bible is a personal letter, medicine, a battle cry, a love story. And so, so much more.
This book will enthuse you, even in those times when the experience of reading the Bible feels like hard work. The God of the universe is speaking to us intimately and personally today.


WHY THE REFORMATION STILL MATTERS – Michael Reeves & Tim Chester

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther posted his ninety–five theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg. More than any other event, this has the best claim to be the starting gun that set the Reformation in motion.

Five hundred years later, the Reformation still has important things to say. In this clear, incisive and accessible survey, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester show how the Reformation helps us answer questions like: How do we know what’s true? Can we truly know God? How does God speak? What’s wrong with us? How can we be saved? Who am I?

That many people today find the Reformation strange and remote exposes our preoccupation with this material world and this momentary life. If there is a world beyond this world, and a life beyond this life, then it doesn’t seem to matter very much to us.
At its heart, the Reformation was a dispute about how we know God and how we can be right with him. At stake was our eternal future – and it still is.

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WILL YOU BE MY FACEBOOK FRIEND? – Tim Chester

In just a few years, Facebook has gone from nothing to a major feature of modern life. There are over 500 million users, half of whom use it on any given day. 

There is much that is good about this…social networking brings many benefits…but what about the dangers? Image, identity, idolatry and self–promotion are just some of the challenges that social networking can present.

Dr Tim Chester looks at these issues pastorally and biblically, in his usual clear and candid manner. He asks pertinent questions to help us tackle them head on.
 

 

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THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF EVERYTHING – Alasdair Paine 


Alasdair Paine writes in his introduction, “Genesis was not given to satisfy our speculation but to bring us urgent truths about God, our world and ourselves.”

This book was written to bring out the beginnings recorded in Genesis – where we came from, what went wrong, and the first promise of the Saviour to come.

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HONEST EVANGELISM – Rico Tice

Hostility and hunger—that’s the response to the message of Jesus. The first is painful, the second is wonderful, and Rico Tice is honest about both.
Short, clear, realistic and humorous, this book will challenge you to be honest in your conversations about Jesus, help you to know how to talk about him, and thrill you that God can and will use ordinary people to change eternal destinies
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CAPTURING GOD – Rico Tice

Imagine being offered one photograph that captured the essence of God—an image that revealed everything you need to know about everything that matters. And imagine if this picture of God would shock you… shake you… and change you forever.
Would you look at it?

Rico Tice takes readers to the cross in all its shock, inviting readers to see God as they have never seen him before.

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