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Solitude - Terry Waite £9.99
After enduring nearly 5 years of solitary confinement, Terry Waite discovered he was drawn to finding out more about the power of solitude in the lives of other people. In this book he reflects on his encounters with people who have experienced solitude in very different ways. We can learn how solitude shapes the human soul and how it can be a force for good in our own lives if we can learn to use it well.
The Prayer Experiment Notebook - Miranda Threlfall-Holmes and Mina Munns £7.99
This is a fantastic book written by 2 adults, but with lots of feedback from young experimenters. Suitable for approximate age 8-12, it is designed to get young people praying in many different, creative ways. There are 20 different experiments to try, either individually or in a group, and there is space to write about the experience. To add to the already popular 'The Little Book of Prayer Experiments' and 'The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook'.
Bob Hartman's Astounding All-Age Bible Readings Bob Hartman £9.99
This is a fantastically fresh collection of Scripture retellings which fit in with all the special festivals in the Church Year in line with the Lectionary. Each script invites active engagement and hopes to enable the participants to understand passages of scripture with fresh eyes.
Staying in the Boat Jeff Lucas £7.99
In his many years in Christian Leadership, Jeff Lucas has learnt a great many lessons, which he wishes to share with us. He hopes that looking back in hindsight on the things he wished he’d learnt earlier on in his ministry may be of benefit to others. All written in his characteristically humorous way.
Newsongs for the Church CD 2018 Spring Harvest £12.99
This CD comprises of 12 superb worship songs which maintain the quality that Spring Harvest Newsongs is known for. The songs are written by a variety of leading songwriters and are a great resource for churches, music groups and individuals.
Be the Hands and Feet - Nick Vujicic £9.99
Nick Vujicic is one of the world’s foremost evangelists who has overcome severe physical disabilities. In this book he shares never-before-told stories about his life’s journey, including spiritual challenges and a near-death experience. He details examples of ways he has shared his faith with others, and then offers innovative ways for you to help others walk in faith too.
Reimagining Britain - Foundations for Hope by Justin Welby £16.99
The Archbishop of Canterbury sets out a radical vision for 21st Century Britain. Drawing on Britain’s history and its Christian tradition, he seeks to identify this country's foundational values and explore areas in which those values may be translated into action. When so many are immobilised by political turmoil, this book builds on our past to offer hope for the future.
Hear my Heart - What I would Say to You by Billy Graham £9.99
This book has been printed following Billy Graham's recent death, and contains a compilation of articles that span his ministry from 1955 to the present day. It highlights his Biblical conviction, his wisdom, his reasons and regrets behind some of his decisions and his passion. It also contains stirring tributes about Billy by those who knew him the best; his family, friends and fellow ministers.
Intercessions Resource Book by John Pritchard £9.99
John Pritchard provides us with another wonderful collection of material to help those who lead intercessions in public worship and small groups, aiming to open the imagination and enrich the reader's own style of praying. It offers prayers covering each of the 12 months, major festivals and their seasons, special days and many different themes.
Paul - A Biography by Tom Wright £19.99
This eagerly awaited and widely acclaimed title from Tom Wright not only brings Paul to life but also places that life in the complex and overlapping communities within the Roman empire. In it, he traces Paul’s career from zealous persecutor of the fledgling church, through his journeys as the world’s greatest missionary theologian, to his likely death as a Christian martyr at the hands of Nero.
God Among the Ruins by Mags Duggan £7.99
This book tackles trust and transformation in difficult times guided by Habakkuk and his prophetic landmarks. It encourages us to stand in our confusion and grief and to still believe that God is not helpless among the ruins. The author takes us though the tangled landscape of bewildered faith, through places of wrestling and waiting, and on into the growth space of deepened trust and transformation.
Faith in the Making by Lyndall Bywater £7.99
It would be fair to say that our world today is largely unsure and uncertain. This book looks at how we use faith to gain our confidence to navigate through and live more confidently for God in our everyday lives. The author uses the faithful heroes found in Hebrews 11 to seek the answers.
Being Human by Rowan Williams £9.99
Rowan Williams provides us with a rich and thought-provoking meditation on the themes of consciousness, language, relationship, speech, silence and what it is to be a person. It explores what consciousness is, whether the mind is purely a machine, what makes each of us a person and asks the question of how can we find the path to human maturity.
The Landscape of Faith by Alister McGrath £16.99
In this book, one of the world’s leading theologians offers a vibrant guide to the deep truths that shape a living faith through an investigation into the Creeds, which the author regards as maps to the landscape of faith. He hopes that the reader may also grasp the treasure to which the Creeds point: the living God who is the ground of our existence, Jesus Christ who journeys with us and the Holy Spirit who offers us reassurance and affirmation on the way.
Songs of the Spirit – Megan Daffern £9.99
A beautifully written book containing thoughtful translations and meditations on the Psalms. The author helps the reader to look at the Psalms in a way that will transform them and lead them into a deeper relationship with God.
The Fate of Kings by Mark Stibbe and G.P.Taylor £8.99
This spy thriller set in 1793 tells of Thomas Pryce, the new vicar of Deal, who travels to France amid terror attacks only to discover a plot that threatens to topple the British monarchy. A gripping read.
Unbelievable? By Justin Brierley £9.99
Seeking to re-open the debate on faith between Christians and atheists and sceptics, Justin Brierley began to invite non-believers on to Premier Radio to air arguments for and against the Christian Faith. Reflecting on conversations with people such as Richard Dawkins, Derren Brown and many more, Justin explains why he still finds Christianity the most compelling explanation for life, the universe and everything.
More Than Words - Hannah Dunnett £12.99
This book contains many of Hannah’s beautiful pieces of artwork which interweave Bible verses with images. Hannah has chosen 24 of her favourites and tells us the story of each one. She draws out the key verses and meanings and offers questions and journaling space for personal prayer and reflection. This book would make a beautiful gift.
Hidden Wings By Margaret Silf £12.99
Using the example of a caterpillar entering the devastating, world-altering stage of the chrysalis, before emerging - transformed - as a butterfly, Margaret Silf helps us to see that these times of chaos could in fact be an opportunity for profound spiritual transformation.
Come, Let Us Age! By Wanda Nash £6.99
Wanda Nash, in her late 70’s reflects on growing old with faith and a positive spirit. This book is full of her own insights and experiences, including her reflections on her encounter with terminal cancer. She demonstrates a profound sense of the value and purposefulness of ‘old age’ as a Christian.
A Nearly Infallible History of the Reformation By Nick Page £16.99
This promises to be the complete and utter history of the Reformation; informative, funny and up to 100% true. Along the way we meet the heroes and villains, the saints and sinners, the winners and Luthers, the bad Popes and the ever worse Popes, the good, the bad, and the Zwingli!
Knowing God By J. John £3.99
A beautifully illustrated, theologically sound explanation of the Christian Faith for children. Most suitable for ages 5-8. It really is very well-written and a firm favourite with the Cornerstone team. Excellent value too!
Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby £9.99
In his first full-length book the Archbishop of Canterbury looks at the subject of money and materialism. Reflecting on the impact of our own attitudes and the pressures that surround us, this book encourages us to use Lent as a time of learning to trust in the abundance and grace of God.
Hope When It Hurts - Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton £11.99
This really does deliver what it promises. Hope. We all face times of trouble and walk alongside others in theirs. The two authors open up their hearts and share their own stories and experiences, and in doing so impart the message that God wants to give us hope - not just beyond our hurts, but also in them. They write this book in the thick of their own suffering, demonstrating courage and faith in the Biblical principles that enable them to persevere and grow. As well as honest, personal accounts it contains sound Scripture reflections and there is also space for journaling.
Simply Stories of Jesus - Dorothy Wigan £6.99
The Author reflects on events from the ministry of Jesus in a different way - from the perspective of those whose lives were transformed through their encounters with Him. You will find yourself in awe at the deep compassion, gentleness and love of the Messiah and will be encouraged to approach Him with a renewed expectation of His goodness towards you. This is a thin, readable, approachable book which is also very powerful and encouraging.
Jumble Sales of the Apocalypse - Simon Jenkins £9.99
This is a witty and perceptive book which addresses some of the Church’s peculiarities in a really comical way. He tackles some of the often neglected theological questions in an accessible, joyful manner through his observations and accompanying cartoons. Steve Tomkins writes that 'Jenkins has a collector’s eye for those special moments when religion crosses the line from heart-warming to toe-curling.'
All Together – Steve and Bekah Legg £7.99
This is a down-to-earth and accessible 12-week family devotional which has a short Bible passage, a thought to consider, questions to spark conversation and a simple prayer for every day. There is also a suggestion every weekend of something to try and do all together as a family. It is designed to offer encouragement to our families to share the big things and the small things with each other, to talk about God and also the everyday things of life.
God Is Stranger - Krish Kandiah £13.99
In this book the author faces up to the danger of God becoming over familiar and forgettable to us. He brings Bible stories to life, illustrating them with personal experience and social relevance, and each time God turns up - strange, dangerous, but always good. We are encouraged to lean in to passages of Scripture that challenge our perception of what it looks like when God shows up. We may find ourselves going beyond what we have been comfortable with concerning God’s character and enter the terrain of what might be uncomfortable.
Why the Reformation still matters - Michael Reeves and Tim Chester - Price £9.99
Reeves and Chester invite the reader on a journey of reflection as they ponder whether the influence of the reformation has been diminished, to ask the demands of culture and modern sensibilities have watered down the legacy of Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and others. At times they suggest we have reverted to a pre-Reformation view and issue a call to the Church to reclaim the ground won by the architects of Protestantism.

In a well thought and argued case there is much to make the reader think. There is no need to understand the intricacies of Reformation theology but this analysis demands folk willing to reflect on the journey through the book in the hope of re-committing to the essentials of Protestant understanding
Holy Habits - Andrew Roberts - £ 9.99
If you can overcome Roberts’s fawning appreciation of some authors this is a gem of a book. There is much to commend in his attempt to evolve a biblical picture of holiness but the identification and contemplation of holy habits based on Acts 2:42-47 is really helpful along with exercises, further reading and some probing thoughts.

Roberts’ chapters are short and well-constructed and his approach should appeal to people from across the theological and church spectrums as he invites rather than dictates a journey. Great resources for use by study groups. This should prove firm foundations for new believers as well as encouraging those who have journeyed for a while to re-invest in the call to be holy.
Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey - Price: £11.99

"What's So Amazing about Grace?" by Philip Yancey was a publishing landmark and now, almost 20 years later, the author uses his journalistic skills to revisit the theme in an effort to discover whether Christians are now better able to share the gospel distinctive - grace.

Sadly and predictably his conclusions are not always positive, and the early chapters are full of anecdotal and statistical evidence of the judgemental and aggressive postures which Christians – especially evangelical Christians - are perceived as holding. Whilst many examples are drawn from the US experience, there is little for our comfort on this side of the Atlantic. “How can we be salt and yeast in a society which views us so negatively?” he wonders. Yet he goes on to describe how, throughout history, people of faith have exercised enormous influence for good - and shows how the opportunities still exist if we are alert enough to seize and use them.

And the model of course is Jesus, the master of the subversive method. In what was for me the most challenging yet exciting section of the book, Yancey outlines three kinds of "grace dispenser" - Christians of integrity who may still gain the respect of those outside the faith. These are pilgrims, who are travelling but do not claim to have arrived; activists, who seriously engage with the world's problems, and artists who seek to portray the human condition and God's response to it in ways which are creative. Such approaches, he argues, are more likely to gain faith an audience than the stereotypical apologist or evangelist. "Tell all the truth / but tell it slant" (Emily Dickinson).

Perhaps the biggest personal challenge from the book is the quotation from Hebrews which prefaces the whole work: "See to it that no-one misses the grace of God". I am not being held to account for the views of right wing US TV evangelists – but I am accountable if I in any way withold grace from another.

Review by Jim Hope (retired Cornerstone Bookshop manager)

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Stand Strong by Nick Vujucic - Price: £9.99
With no arms, no legs, and no defence, Nick Vujicic has been a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around. But he’s learned that he doesn’t have to play the bully’s game. In Stand Strong Nick gives you strategies for developing a 'bully defence system' so you can handle bullies of all kinds by building your strength from the inside out.
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