Related to: 'A Gospel of Hope'

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

Interrupting Silence

Walter Brueggemann
Authors:
Walter Brueggemann

Silence is a complex matter. It can refer to awe before unutterable holiness, but it can also refer to the coercion where some voices are silenced in the interest of control by the dominant voices. It is the latter silence that Walter Brueggemann explores, urging us to speak up in situations of injustice.Interrupting Silence illustrates that the Bible is filled with stories where marginalized people break repressive silence and speak against it. Examining how maintaining silence allows the powerful to keep control, Brueggemann motivates readers to consider situations in their lives where they need to either interrupt silence or be part of the problem, convincing us that God is active and wanting us to act for justice.

Hodder & Stoughton

Wounded by God's People

Anne Graham Lotz
Authors:
Anne Graham Lotz
Teach Yourself

Kant: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Robert Wicks
Authors:
Robert Wicks

Written by Robert Wicks, a recognised Kant specialist who teaches at the University of Auckland, Kant: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on Freud and psychoanalysis - explaining and contextualising Kant's theories, which have been among the most influential in Philosophy. The book starts by introducing Kant and his way of thinking and arguing, before looking at how Kant answered three key questions: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? In doing so, Professor Wicks introduces the reader to all of Kant's key work, including The Critique of Pure Reason.Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps- Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

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.'

Hodder & Stoughton

Fear No Evil

David Watson
Authors:
David Watson
FaithWords

Snake Oil

Rev. Becca Stevens
Authors:
Rev. Becca Stevens

Hodder Paperbacks

I Believe in Preaching

John Stott
Authors:
John Stott

Is preaching dead - or at least dying? In a digital age, where congregations have unprecedented access to resources, do we still need sermons?John Stott's I BELIEVE IN PREACHING has been essential reading for ministers, students and lay preachers for over three decades. Its message is as relevant today as ever.'I do believe in preaching. . . I believe that nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the Church or to lead its members into maturity in Christ than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching.' John StottThis edition also contains a brand new introduction form the original series editor Michael Green.

Hodder Paperbacks

Christian Basics

John Stott
Authors:
John Stott
Hodder & Stoughton

Stitches

Anne Lamott
Authors:
Anne Lamott

What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one another and to what's sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott's profound follow-up to her New York Times-bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.It's in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humour and humanity.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Utter Relief of Holiness

John Eldredge
Authors:
John Eldredge
Hodder & Stoughton

Plato: All That Matters

Ieuan Williams
Authors:
Ieuan Williams

In Plato: All That Matters, Ieuan Williams argues that no one can study philosophy or politics without an awareness of Plato, whose work has reverberated through 2500 years of philosophy and history. Dr Ieuan Williams explains both what Plato thought, and why this continues to matter today. In the ten years of research which have led up to this book, Dr Williams has assessed the relevance of Plato to everything from the philosophy of education to media theory. This important book shows how Plato remains as relevant today as he has ever been.This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to Plato - and what matters most about his work.

Hodder & Stoughton

Buddhism: All That Matters

Pascale Engelmajer
Authors:
Pascale Engelmajer
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

NIV Journalling Plum Soft-tone Bible with Clasp

New International Version
Authors:
New International Version

The trend for journaling and colouring in has been tremendously popular in the USA. Hodder Faith are bringing it to a British audience with this beautiful wide-margin NIV Journalling Bible. Bound in intricately patterned soft-tone leather, this specially designed journalling Bible has high quality paper and extra wide ruled margins for note taking and referencing. The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.This Bible also features: - Clear, readable 7.25pt text- Easy-to-read layout - Shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - Reading plan- Book by book overview - Quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations.This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

Hodder & Stoughton

Power Evangelism

Kevin Springer, John Wimber
Authors:
Kevin Springer, John Wimber
Hodder & Stoughton

Preaching and Preachers

Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Authors:
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Hodder & Stoughton

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

Fools. Rebels. Ignorant peasants.That's how the Roman world saw the first Christians. Led by fishermen, tax collectors and renegade Pharisees, the first Christians shunned power and welcomed the poor and uneducated. Roman commentators mocked their upside-down values, but the apostle Paul - himself a Roman citizen, and a Pharisee to boot, affirmed that 'God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.'Its followers were persecuted and its leaders killed, yet this ragged collection of lowly tradesmen, women, slaves - and a smattering of turncoat high-born Jews - created a movement that changed the world. How did this happen? How did the kingdom of fools conquer the mighty empire that was Rome?In this fascinating new biography of the early church, Nick Page sets the biblical accounts alongside the latest historical and archaeological research, exploring how the early Christians lived and worshipped - and just why the Romans found this new branch of the Jewish faith so difficult to comprehend.KINGDOM OF FOOLS is a fresh, challenging, accessible portrait of a movement so radical, so dangerous, so thrillingly different that it outlasted the empire that tried to destroy it and went on to become the driving force of our cultural development - and claims more followers today than ever before in history.

Hodder & Stoughton

High Heels and Holiness

Jo Saxton, Sally Breen
Authors:
Jo Saxton, Sally Breen
Hodder & Stoughton

An Open Book - My Autobiography

Darren Clarke
Authors:
Darren Clarke