Related to: 'The Shack: Reflections for Every Day of the Year'

14th June 2013

Mulholland Newsletter

Here at Mulholland, we're busy gearing up for the publication of a very exciting book indeed. Lexicon is the new novel from Max Barry, the author of cult hit Jennifer Government, and has been described by SciFi Now as "highly entertaining and engrossing". It follows Emily Ruff as she enters into an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will, as well as Wil Parke who doesn't know why he's immune to their powers, only that he has to run from them. You can read tor.com's review of Lexicon here: Say the Magic Word: Lexicon by Max Barry As you can imagine, the power of words is the main theme of Lexicon, and this is illustrated brilliantly by intriguing excerpts scattered throughout the book. You can read a selection of them on Facebook, in handy picture form that are perfect for sharing. Words Are Weapons on Facebook To see if she's good enough to become a Poet, Emily is asked a series of strange questions. We'd love to see how you'd answer them, so take a look at the link below. Could you become a Poet? on Facebook Lexicon publishes in hardback on the 20th June and we are going to be shouting about it for all of next week. An excerpt will be available on the Mulholland Uncovered Facebook page on Monday, so we hope you check it out!

Hodder & Stoughton

Vanishing Grace

Philip Yancey
Authors:
Philip Yancey

'Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?' This is a question that Philip Yancey has been asking all his life - for himself, as a pilgrim; for others, as a journalist. The question is more relevant now than ever: in the UK Christianity continues to decline, even as it is increasingly thought to be linked with intolerant, fundamentalist attitudes.Yet while identification with traditional forms of Christian religion is dropping, indicators show that interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, 'What's so good about the "good news?"'Yancey's lifelong writing career has always focused on the search for honest faith that makes a visible difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace? he issued a benchmark call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behaviour as they are in asserting their beliefs.People inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace, Yancey points out. Perhaps what the church seemed to lack in its heyday is now, in its increasingly marginalised stance, exactly what it needs to recover in order to thrive. Grace can bridge the gap across the movement away from Christianity, inviting outsiders as well as insiders the chance to take a deep second look at why it matters and what could reignite its appeal to future generations.How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world of such wrenching need? Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News is a milestone book for all those who are striving to make sense of their faith and live it out amid the changing landscape of our day. Philip explores how Christians may have contributed to hostility toward them by presenting the gospel in ways that come across as strident and judgemental. Then he explores what kind of news is good to a culture that thinks it has rejected the Christian version. And finally, he offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics - through pilgrims, activists, and artists rather than through preachers, evangelists, and apologists.

FaithWords

Knowing God Intimately (Revised)

Joyce Meyer
Authors:
Joyce Meyer

If you are looking for God, or if you are a believer who feels something is missing, Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, wants to show you how to achieve the profound joy that comes from a truly intimate relationship with God.Using Scripture and powerful real-life examples, Joyce reveals practical ways that you can increase your level of intimacy with God. She does this by offering a clear picture of four levels of spiritual commitment. At each level-from acknowledging God's presence to letting His love completely transform your life-Joyce shows you how to move, step by step, closer to God and receive His blessings. What relationship are you ready for? How far can you go in seeking God? What amazing accomplishments can you complete with God's help? In KNOWING GOD INTIMATELY, Joyce Meyer gives you the keys to finding your unique relationship with God. He is waiting for you; the choices are yours. Will you open the door?

Hodder & Stoughton

Faith on the Streets: Christians in action through the Street Pastors movement

Les Isaac, Rosalind Davies
Authors:
Les Isaac, Rosalind Davies

12,000 trained volunteers12 years280 towns 9 countries100,000 pairs of flip-flops - these are the numbers that are bringing about change, town by town, to the face of the UK... and more and more countries around the world. Since 2003, Street Pastors have been a fixture of the night-time high street: friendly faces and a reassuring presence, defusing tension and helping people get home safely.These are the Street Pastors: caring; listening; helping. And this is the church in action - taking its faith on the streets.

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Hidden in Christ

James Bryan Smith
Authors:
James Bryan Smith

'I noticed that single words from Colossians 3 began to bounce around in my mind, forming a new understanding of the gospel, and a new awareness of who I am, and who my brothers and sisters in Christ are.'Memorising a passage and studying it in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. James Bryan Smith has found Colossians 3:1-17 to be a rich resource for understanding what it means to have our lives hidden in Christ.Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase in this rich passage. You'll also find a simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion.

Hodder & Stoughton

Encounters With Jesus

Timothy Keller
Authors:
Timothy Keller

What is my purpose in life? Who am I meant to be? How can I live a successful life? Why is there so much wrong with our world today? Am I part of the problem? What can I do to help change that? These are the big, seemingly unanswerable questions that everyone must ask and then answer in life. In Encounters With Jesus, New York Times-bestselling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller explores Jesus' answers to life's biggest questions by showing what happened to those who met Jesus personally.Jesus changed the lives of nearly every person he met in the Gospels. These were powerful experiences that can have a profound effect on us today and help explain not only different aspects of Christianity, but the deep questions of life itself. Timothy Keller highlights ten of these encounters, including his meeting a sceptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even Satan himself, and proves how invaluable the lessons from these encounters are for contemporary readers.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Bad Christian's Manifesto

Dave Tomlinson
Authors:
Dave Tomlinson
Hodder Paperbacks

Discipleship

David Watson
Authors:
David Watson

Christians in the West', claims David Watson, 'have largely neglected what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The vast majority of western Christians are church-members, pew-fillers, hymn-singers, sermon-tasters, Bible-readers, even born-again believers or Spirit-filled charismatics, but not true disciples of Jesus.''The call to discipleship is a call to God's promised glory. This is not a day in which to play religious games. Time is running out fast.'

FaithWords

Snake Oil

Rev. Becca Stevens
Authors:
Rev. Becca Stevens

Hodder Paperbacks

I Believe in Preaching

John Stott
Authors:
John Stott
Hodder Paperbacks

Christian Basics

John Stott
Authors:
John Stott
Hodder & Stoughton

Stitches

Anne Lamott
Authors:
Anne Lamott
Hodder & Stoughton

The Utter Relief of Holiness

John Eldredge
Authors:
John Eldredge

Do you want to feel whole - but too often, feel pulled in different directions? Do you want to be holy - but think it's beyond you? We tend to associate holiness with striving and restriction - but what if a holy life were really about being set free from all our burdens? In THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, John Eldredge teaches that, rather than being a daunting or distant ideal, holiness is in fact an expression of the healing of our humanity. Eldredge believes that we can be set free from all that plagues us - the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, or habitual sins - to find the genuine goodness that is available to us in Jesus Christ.Wise, gentle and rooted in the Bible, THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS guides the reader along the paths God leads us to make us whole and holy - by his love.

Hodder & Stoughton

Cross Roads Reflections

Wm Paul Young
Authors:
Wm Paul Young

The powerful story found in Cross Roads inspired and encouraged readers around the world. Now, CROSS ROADS REFLECTIONS provides an opportunity for you to revisit Tony and his redemption journey in a fresh and unique way.This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from Cross Roads along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author, Wm. Paul Young, who also wrote the phenomenal bestseller, The Shack. It is designed to inspire, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year.

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.

Hodder & Stoughton

Power Evangelism

Kevin Springer, John Wimber
Authors:
Kevin Springer, John Wimber

We are living in a time when God is powerfully refreshing, renewing, healing and equipping his Church through his Spirit. Now, more than ever, we need to know how Christians can become more effective in evangelism. How can we see the Spirit of God work in power?This edition of POWER EVANGELISM, part of the Hodder Contemporary Classics series, distils the wisdom and experience of John Wimber and those who ministered with him, providing an invaluable tool for Christian growth and witness. It also includes a study guide suitable for individuals or groups.

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Totally Forgiving God

R.T. Kendall
Authors:
R.T. Kendall

It's one of the most difficult questions that Christians face, and a problem that keeps many away from faith: why does a good God allow bad things to happen? And how do we keep on trusting him when they do? Having written bestselling books on how to forgive both others and ourselves, much-loved author R. T. Kendall now tackles our need to forgive God for all the times we feel he's let us down. Written with courage, humour and above all kindness, this book is an encouragement to all who've grappled with life's deepest mysteries.

Hodder & Stoughton

Kingdom of Fools

Nick Page
Authors:
Nick Page
FaithWords

Cross Roads Audio Book

Wm Paul Young
Authors:
Wm Paul Young
Hodder & Stoughton

Cross Roads

Wm Paul Young
Authors:
Wm Paul Young
Hodder Windblown

The Shack

Wm Paul Young
Authors:
Wm Paul Young

With 18 million copies sold worldwide, THE SHACK is an international bestseller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering.Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his better judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever.THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, 'Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?' Mack's experiences when he faces up to his darkest nightmares will astound you, and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.This is the kind of book you'll want to tell everyone about. Millions have discovered it already - now it's your turn.