Wednesday, 20 June 2012

International Short Story Day

There seems to be a 'day' for pretty much everything now, but I thought I should make the most of International Short Story Day today to highlight some great Christian short stories! 
I read these two books quite a while back but I was gripped by them.  Each book focuses on a different historical age & the short stories are all very different, some are spine tinglers, some are weepies, some cliff hangers, but all have a message to tell about eternal truths learnt & trusted.  Geoff Thomas writes a great recommendation...
"Christine Farenhorst writes short stories with a pace, characterization, dialogue and subtlety that is quite outstanding.  She is a true writer and restores a delight in the gift of reading.  Children can read these stories, but I think they might have to tear them from the hands of their parents."
To which I say 'hear, hear!'
'Afterwards I Knew - Stories from the first and second world wars' and 'The Merciful Eye - stories from the Middle Ages' are both in our 11+ age category, and both cost £5.99

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

More eBooks

Slowly but surely our eBook catalogue is growing.  We are being selective in our choice of eBooks to reflect our particular niche of Free Grace writings (as with our hard copy books) .  We are working hard with some of the best publishers to supply their eBooks & are happy to announce that we are now an official eBook supplier of Gospel Standard Publications.  These eBooks are being loaded to our website as they become available, and the first batch is now ready for download (including the recently reviewed Bible Doctrines Simply Explained).  Please check our eBook catalogue for full availability.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

We're not slacking - honest!

Big apologies for the lack of posts lately.  I won't list reasons, but suffice to say, 24hrs each day doesn't seem to be enough at the moment!

I took at least 4 books with me when I was on Jury service a few weeks back having been assured by many people that Jury service involves a lot of sitting around.  I did get through a few chapters of 'Keeping the Heart' by John Flavel (new reprint by Christian Focus) and was finding it very good, but then was kept too busy in court to get it finished.

We have an influx of new books too. Jeremy thrust into my hand today a new Crossway title 'A Woman's Wisdom - How the book of Proverbs speaks to everything' by Lydia Brownback.  It has a promising start in the first part 'What, exactly, is wisdom?' as Brownback explains that 'real wisdom is found only in Christ. Wisdom is the realization that he is everything.' This is a book I am planning to finish - one day!

I should also mention a new publisher that we have recently started stocking. Corner Pillar Press have published a few titles, mostly works by women - Susannah Spurgeon, Sarah Edwards, Ann Judson - names that are familiar to us because of their better known husbands.  Have a look at the titles on our site for more info.  Ann Judson is another book I have started & so far it is an incredible read - to think of the things these missionary wives had to cope with.  They were tough women indeed!

Now, here's to some proper reading over the Jubilee weekend... (or is that wishful thinking?)