Saturday, 28 April 2012

Reflections on the New Focus Conference 2012

I've only just caught my breath after last weekend's conference.  Sales were very good, and it was particularly thrilling to have such enthusiastic and discerning purchasers.  Our choice selection of secondhand books went down well - something to bear in mind for future events.  I just don't know of another conference in the UK where, for instance, Gill's 'Cause of God and Truth' and 'Body of Divinity' would sell.  Shame on us!  There seems to have been some shameful propaganda aimed against the conference as well, with people being warned against attending.  But the folk of Beds and Herts who stayed away missed some good gospel ministry.  I thought Allan Jellett, pastor of the host - Knebworth Grace Church was excellent.  You can hear him on  Don Fortner was just, well, Don... 
The hospitality with a hot dinner included was fantastic.  And so a long Saturday, up at 5am and back at midnight, was well rewarded with satisfaction both in body and soul.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Ship of Dreams

Anyone who is glued to all the reports in the media of the sinking of the Titanic will be interested to know about this little book. Titanic the Ship of Dreams is a fascinating account of the minister John Harper and his concern for the souls of the doomed on that terrible day 100 years ago. Intended for children (10+ ish) this is written in the style of a fictionalised biography but is an easy and interesting read for any adult too.
We had fun at our recent children's activity morning making models of the Titanic, those that weren't taken home are now displayed in our childrens corner of the shop...
Have a look at our facebook page to see what else we got up to at our Activity Morning.