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Hodder & Stoughton

Henry VIII and the men who made him

Tracy Borman
Authors:
Tracy Borman

'An outstanding work of historical artistry, a brilliantly woven and pacy story of the men who surrounded, influenced and sometimes plagued Henry VIII.' Alison WeirHenry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges...Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit. Often trusting and easily led by his male attendants and advisers during the early years of his reign, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose favour could be suddenly withdrawn, as many of his later servants found to their cost. His cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, but the tenderness that he displayed towards those he trusted proves that he was never the one-dimensional monster that he is often portrayed as. In this fascinating and often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.

Hodder & Stoughton

Journey into God's Heart

Jennifer Rees Larcombe
Authors:
Jennifer Rees Larcombe

Even Jennifer herself has in the light of severe recent tragedies found herself gaining a new understanding of all she has been through. This book looks back at the traumas and insecurities of her childhood, the joys and trials of family life through the most testing of circumstances, the confusion caused by her life-threatening illness and subsequent miracle healing, the pain of bereavement and - the most recent chapter that no-one foresaw - divorce from her husband Tony.Journey Into God's Heart is an epic saga of a unique woman's journey through the fire. An adventure that lasts a lifetime, a path strewn with heart-testing challenges.Written as compellingly as a novel, it presents a completely new perspective on the story told in Jennifer's previous autobiographical books Beyond Healing and Unexpected Healing. Her journey unfolds against the backdrop of the momentous changes undergone by the evangelical and charismatic church in the mid and late twentieth century.

Sceptre

Now is the Time

Melvyn Bragg
Authors:
Melvyn Bragg

In this gripping novel, Melvyn Bragg brings an extraordinary episode in English history to fresh, urgent life.At the end of May 1381, the fourteen-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian poll tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful, admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign.Within two weeks, the unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people invaded London, led by a former soldier, Walter Tyler, and the radical preacher John Ball, demanding freedom, equality and the complete uprooting of the Church and state. They believed they were rescuing the King from his corrupt ministers, and that England had to be saved. And for three intense, violent days, it looked as if they would sweep all before them.Now is the Time depicts the events of the Peasants' Revolt on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying its central figures and telling an archetypal tale of an epic struggle between the powerful and the apparently powerless.

Hodder & Stoughton

We Make the Road by Walking

Brian D. McLaren
Authors:
Brian D. McLaren

For over a decade, author and activist Brian McLaren has been challenging Christian leaders to explore what he calls a new kind of Christianity. In WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING, McLaren offers a basic orientation on what it means to be a new kind of Christian, and how it might look to be alive in the way of Christ.WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING comes in the form of 52+ sermons, each one easily read aloud in ten to twelve minutes. Working with the framework of the church year, they provide a Genesis-to-Revelation overview of the Bible that can be used (together with a wide array of accompanying resources) in a variety of ways: a year of church services, a year of weekly dinner-dialogue gatherings, a year of classes or online interactions, a series of retreats, or simply a rich reading experience.

Hodder & Stoughton

A Year's Journey With God

Jennifer Rees Larcombe
Authors:
Jennifer Rees Larcombe

Jennifer Rees Larcombe is well known for the calm grace she brings to even the hardest things, and her books celebrate God's goodness and care in the midst of tough times, as well as when all goes well. In this book she helps us to see how God is with us in good times and bad, drawing on many of the insights her own experiences have given her. Taking inspiration from key events and Christian festivals throughout the year, she has put together daily devotions to inspire grace and faith.This is a beautiful book, helping us to explore our faith with new eyes and a strengthened sense of God's love and care.

FaithWords

Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed

Jay Bakker
Authors:
Jay Bakker

God is white, male, conservative, and whatever else I want him to be. NOT.God has been exiled from His own creation. Not just by sin, but by religion.Early Judeo-Christian religion painted God as a 'mysterious' and 'unknowable' cosmic being requiring a powerful priesthood to act as 'mediators' between mortal and divine.Jay Bakker sets the record straight. God is not some conservative male 'cosmic cop' policing his wayward creation, and He has never been 'separate' from us as we've been led to believe. Jesus' redeeming presence on earth was proof that the 'mystery' surrounding God is an illusion: God was and always has been present, purposeful, and active in our world.Grappling with what it means to truly 'doubt' and 'have faith', Bakker unpacks and even debunks crucial myths that many Christians accept as fact. He asks the questions no one else dares, such as 'Is God a Hypocrite?' and 'Is God a Good Christian?' He also reevaluates the startling truth about vital issues like divorce, death, Biblical traditions, the influence of tribal dynamics, and even the authenticity of certain parts of the Bible. Our relationship with the divine will never be the same.Insightful and raw, brutally honest but full of grace, this is Jay Bakker at the top of his game.

FaithWords

Selling Water by the River

Shane Hipps
Authors:
Shane Hipps
FaithWords

Saying it Well

Charles R. Swindoll
Authors:
Charles R. Swindoll

SAYING IT WELL is a practical and readable book on becoming an effective and persuasive speaker, teacher and conversationalist. While most books on mastering the art of speaking take a very similar approach, mainly presenting philosophy, technique, and the how-to-do-it, SAYING IT WELL makes it personal and keeps it realistic.Swindoll lays out the foundational principles of communication, from preparing a speech, organizing thoughts, filtering out the superfluous and focusing on the important. He schools us in how to overcome fears, grab the listener's attention, deliver in a convincing manner ... and how and when to stop.This is a book for professional speakers and pastors as well as anyone who is called on from time to time to deliver a verbal presentation. With humorous stories and inventive, practical tips, one of America's premier communicators shows the reader how to speak with authority in every situation.

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Practice of the Presence of God (Hodder Classics)

Brother Lawrence
Authors:
Brother Lawrence

There is not in the world a way of life more sweet, nor more delightful than continual converse with God. Those only who practise it, and savour it, can understand it.It was as a lay monk in a monastery kitchen that Brother Lawrence discovered the delight of a continual awareness of God's presence. Despite his modest position, Brother Lawrence's deep joy in his relationship with God led him to counsel numerous people in society, and after his death his wisdom was distilled into the volume THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD. An enduring spiritual classic, it remains an inspiring invitation to all who long for more of God's presence in their lives.This new edition includes an introduction by the translator that sets Brother Lawrence in the context of his time, and a foreword by Jennifer Rees Larcombe.

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Talking About Prayer

Damaris Trust
Authors:
Damaris Trust

TALKING ABOUT ... is a revolutionary new DVD resource for clergy, youth workers, small group leaders, evangelists and all Christian communicators.Each DVD in the series is packed with short films fusing images, music, discussion and words from the Bible on a particular aspect of the Christian life. These films serve as the perfect introduction to a sermon, small group or one-to-one discussion.On TALKING ABOUT PRAYER, the thoughts of respected Christian leaders and writers such as R. T. KENDALL, JENNIFER REES LARCOMBE and BETH REDMAN are included on films introducing the following topics:What is prayer?The whys and the howsWhat happens when we pray?When God is silentPraying for and with other peopleEach of these topics contains five short films that can be shown either individually or as part of a weekly series.TALKING ABOUT ... DVDs are a resource for Christian communicators designed to introduce themes and lead into more in-depth discussion. They are not designed to replace sermons or talks.Bonus Extras:This DVD also contains all the other latest films produced by innovative production studio SOURCETALK, including the topical CULTUREWATCH videos and evangelistic POLLARD ON FILM series.

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Turning Point

Jennifer Rees Larcombe
Authors:
Jennifer Rees Larcombe
Hodder & Stoughton

Total Forgiveness

R.T. Kendall
Authors:
R.T. Kendall
Hodder & Stoughton

Look No Hands!

Helena Rogers, Brian Gault
Authors:
Helena Rogers, Brian Gault

Brian Gault is one of the 450 survivors of the 'miracle-drug' Thalidomide's exposure to the British market in the mid-twentieth century. To the shock of his parents, he was born with no arms.Otherwise physically and mentally fit and able, Brian has struggled throughout his life to overcome the restrictions society has tried to place on him, beginning with the cumbersome prosthetic arms of his childhood, which he had to sabotage to escape wearing them!Brian's story is lively, funny, challenging and moving and centres around his call to Christian faith.With a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada.

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GOLD by Chris Cleave

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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

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THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers

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BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

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UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, by Bernardine Bishop

Read the first chapter of Bernardine Bishop's new book, UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, published by John Murray in January 2013.

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RIVER OF SMOKE, by Amitav Ghosh

Read the first chapter of Amitav Ghosh's RIVER OF SMOKE, the second book of his Ibis trilogy.

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THE GREAT LOVER by Jill Dawson

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