Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Save the Date...

It was July 2016 that we first welcomed Douglas Bond to our shop when he signed books and gave an incredibly informative Writing Workshop.  We are thrilled to announce that he has agreed to call in again on Saturday 29th June (along with his tour group!). He has written even more books since July 2016, most recently The Resistance, so it will be a great opportunity to get signed copies of his latest books. Douglas is a fascinating and knowledgeable speaker and will be planning a lecture for us on Celtic Christianity which ties in with his popular book The Hand of Vengeance (our personal family read-aloud favourite). If you are able to get to us on Saturday 29th June you will not regret it!

See all books by Douglas Bond... (he has written much more than his popular Historical Fiction books)

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Helen Roseveare

Have you seen our latest offer?
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!).

Click here to take up this offer on our website.

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.

Our current offer of 25% off all Inheritance Publications ends 31st January 2019 - don't miss out!

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