Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Our online reading club is racing through its current book 'The Bruised Reed' by Richard Sibbes.  In chapter 7 'Help for the Weak', Sibbes has encouragements for us to pray...
A Christian complains he cannot pray. 'Oh, I am troubled with so many distracting thoughts, and never more than now!' But has he put into your heart a desire to pray? Then he will hear the desires of his own Spirit in you. God can pick sense out of a confused prayer.  These desires cry louder in his ears than your sins. 'Oh, but is it possible', thinks the misgiving heart, 'that so holy a God should accept such a prayer?' Yes, he will accept that which is his own, and pardon that which is ours.  There is never a holy sigh, never a tear we shed, which is lost.  By prayer we learn to pray.

If you fancy joining the club (ladies only), please let me know.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Bible Animals

Bible Animals is just in from the Banner of Truth. In the same series as Bible Numbers and a Bible Alphabet, this is another activity book with a difference!  Alongside unique illustrations are pages to colour and stories to read.  The stories are not just a simple re-telling of well known Bible events but dig deeper into important Bible truths. For example a hungry lion is not only used to illustrate the story of Daniel in the lion's den but also to open up the subject of prayer. This is a lovely activity book to work through with your child (approx 5yrs).

Saturday, 12 January 2013

30 years!

January 1983 was the year the Christian Bookshop first opened.  It was an extension of a mail-order book ministry that had started many years before.  Norman Roe founded the bookshop and is still an active partner in the business 30 years later although the day to day running of the shop has been passed on to Jeremy (his son) and myself.  There have been many changes, but the doctrinal emphasis of the ministry remains the same. This month we are offering 30% off all Gospel Mission books (while stocks last) in celebration of our 30 years.

Have a read of our January Bulletin and if you would like to receive our monthly bulletin each month so that you don't miss out on our 30% off offers throughout the year, just send me an email .