Saturday, 23 February 2019

Helen Roseveare

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Dr Helen Roseveare died in 2016, but 'Living Words - A Legacy of Quotes' has only just been published and contains quotes from each of her four books in the 'Living...' series. If you don't know anything of Helen Roseveare have a read of our review of Living Sacrifice from this series. Helen was a medical missionary in the Congo during the 50's & 60's and has much to say on the subject of the ups and downs of daily Christian Living. As an introductory offer, when you buy 'Living Words' you will receive a copy of her smaller books 'Enough' and 'Count it all Joy'. These are both real gems. Have a read of our blog review of Enough to get an overview (although please note that the blog post was written in 2011 so the free damaged copy on offer is no longer available!).

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Marjorie Bowen

Marjorie Bowen is one of the lesser known authors that Inheritance Publications have reprinted. Her historical fiction focuses on two major characters, Oliver Cromwell and William of Orange (in the 'William and Mary Trilogy'). It is a contribution quite different from other authors I have read on these men. Her style of writing is very dramatic - perhaps psychological is the word. There is lots of intense dialogue and careful description, and she stages some fascinating interviews between Cromwell and King Charles I, showing the contrast between them, and yet, surprisingly, the similarity also. She doesn't major on military themes, she indulges her imagination rather around some of the historical details and she doesn't fully grasp the nature of the personal faith of these men - these are some negatives. Hence it would be wise to read other biographies as well to achieve balance, but this is a point that is equally true of most authors. However, for emotionally engaging books, far removed from dry and dusty history, Marjorie Bowen provides some very fine reading for teenagers upwards.

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Monday, 7 January 2019

New Opening Times and our New Year Offer

We're making changes to our opening times this year.  We will now be closed on Wednesdays, but don't worry, the ansaphone is always on and of course the website is available 24/7!

To kick off 2019 we have a brilliant offer on all Inheritance Publications. Inheritance are particularly well known for their range of sound reformed historical fiction but we do also stock some of their non-fiction titles too. Have a look here... Inheritance Publications. If you want to take advantage of our offer use the code INH25 at the checkout to get your 25% discount.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year

Today marks 36 years since this shop first opened its doors! We are thankful that the Lord has seen fit to continue this small business as a Christian witness both in our local town and worldwide. We step out into 2019 praying that we will be given the strength and wisdom to carry on this faithful witness and that the Lord would bless it to the spiritual profit of many.
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Monday, 24 December 2018

Season's Greetings

Thank you all for your custom during 2018.  As a small independent bookshop we appreciate each and every customer.  We are taking a break over the Christmas season to recharge, but will look forward to serving you again throughout 2019, God willing.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Therefore I Have Hope

How would you respond if the worst thing you could ever imagine happened? Or are you already living through your worst fears? This book is written by Cameron Cole, a father whose son died suddenly at the age of 3 years. He and his family were immediately plunged into their worst fear. How do you respond to the death of your nearest and dearest? Here Cole writes about the Biblical truths that sustained him throughout this time and continue to form his 'narrative of hope'. Although written from a perspective of bereavement, there is much here to feed the soul of any suffering believer. It is a book full of hope, a hope that can only be truly found in Christ, and this is where Cole directs our attention.  His own story is used to illustrate but not overshadow the Biblical lessons.  He is honest about his failings and open about the lessons learnt. He writes of grace given only as needed, of a desperate clinging to the basic gospel truths, of a faltering faith that cries out in doubt and confusion to a long-suffering and loving God. But he also speaks of the great comforts found in the Scriptures, the peace found in a total dependence on a sovereign God, the empathy found in the God-Man Jesus Christ, and the very real presence of a God who has promised to never forsake his people.
Helpfully, Cole is also very practical about difficult situations that can arise with friends, colleagues and the Church family during suffering times.  He writes of bitterness and sin, but also of service and joy.
My only word of caution is regarding the final chapter on heaven - there is perhaps too much imagination used over the unrevealed details of this glorious place. Regardless of this, there is much in this book to comfort a world-weary soul. The honesty is raw and hard to read at times, but powerful in its testimony to the sustaining grace of our omnipotent God.
Therefore I have hope by Cameron Cole, published by Crossway, £10.99

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Is it too early to talk Christmas?

So, dare we mention Christmas? We hate to do it too early, but seeing that we have boxes and boxes of Christmas cards and 2019 calendars clogging up our workspace we feel bound to suggest that perhaps now might be the time to start thinking about it! It would really help us move around the office & shop more easily 😉.

So here we have it - all the Christmas cards are listed on our website here...
Christmas Cards

All the 2019 calendars and Diaries are listed here...
Calendars & Diaries

And we even have some gorgeous handmade crafts that would make perfect presents (as well as the 1000's of book choices of course!)
Handmade Crafts & Cards

Enjoy browsing the site and if you have any queries, please get in touch.