Wednesday, 11 May 2016 Pam Rhodes And Jennifer Rees Larcombe To Launch Christian Resources Exhibition 2016

Lion Hudson are delighted to announce that much loved television presenter Pam Rhodes and popular author and speaker Jennifer Rees Larcombe will be launching the Christian Resources Exhibition 2016 in style next week. CRE 2016, which runs from 17-20 May at Excel London, will also be hosting the inaugural London Christian Book Fair which will feature book signings, seminars and workshops by authors and publishers. More details can be found at http://www.creonline.co.uk/visitors/international/london-christian-book-fair.

Pam Rhodes - whose latest book ‘Then Sings My Soul’ is a joyful celebration of some of her favourite hymns and their stories – will be officially opening CRE 2016 at 11.30am on Tuesday 17 May and speaking about her books at The London Christian Book Fair at 3pm. Pam has also written a number of novels for Lion Fiction – 4 titles in the popular Dunbridge Chronicles series and ‘With Hearts and Hymns and Voices’ – as well as another celebration of favourite hymns, ‘Love So Amazing’.

Jennifer Rees Larcombe – who recently published ‘God Moments’ and ‘God Moments for Dark Days’, two beautiful hardback devotional collections – is the keynote speaker at CRE on Tuesday 17 May, where she will be speaking at 2pm as well as talking at The London Christian Book Fair at 4pm.

** To request a review copy of Jennifer and/or Pam’s books or to discuss author interviews or articles, please contact Rhoda Hardie (rhodah@lionhudson.com / tel. 01865 302742). **

Other Lion Hudson authors speaking at CRE 2016 and/or The London Christian Book Fair include:
  • Justyn Rees Larcombe, author of Tails I Lose and the forthcoming One Day At A Time – Justyn lost three quarters of a million pounds in 3 years, as well as his home, his job and his family, due to a gambling addiction. He now spends much of this time speaking at events to share his story and raise the awareness of gambling addiction, and has been interviewed widely about his experiences including The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, You magazine, ITV Lorraine and Radio 5.
  • Beth Moran, author of ‘Making Marian’, ‘I Hope You Dance’ and the forthcoming ‘The Name I Call Myself’ – Beth is an acclaimed novelist of witty, contemporary women’s fiction and also helps to run www.freerangechicks.net, a Christian women’s network set up to encourage and support women in the UK as well as raise money and awareness for girls’ education in Malawi.
  • Bob Hartman, performance storyteller and author of many books including ‘The Lion Storyteller Bible’, ‘Telling the Gospel’, ‘Bible Baddies’ and ‘The Wolf Who Cried Boy’ – Bob was once described as being to storytelling what Beckham is to football – ‘no one can bend a story like him!’ He will be performing some of his Biblical retellings as well as sharing tips for bringing the Bible to life for all ages.
  • Siku, award-winning comic book illustrator and part of the creative team behind ‘The Lion Comic Hero Bible’ – Siku is an internationally acclaimed artist who is also shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Sermon of the Year’ award, the winner of which will be announced at CRE on Friday. He will be talking about his ground-breaking work on the newly published ‘Lion Comic Hero Bible’ which gives the Bible the superhero treatment. There will also be artwork from ‘The Lion Comic Hero Bible’ on display throughout CRE.
  • Manoj Raithatha, author of ‘Filthy Rich – ‘Filthy Rich’ tells Manoj’s personal story of ruthless ambition and a high flying property career – until the 2008 financial crisis devastated his business and his son fell seriously ill. Manoj was forced to re-evaluate his life and start again, beginning with a commitment to Christ.
  • Tony Collins, author of ‘Taking My God for a Walk’ – former Commissioning Editor for Monarch Books, Tony retired last year and has been busy penning his first book, an account of his physical and spiritual journey in September 2013 when he walked the 490 miles of the famous Camino, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Ruth Bancewicz, author of ‘God in the Lab’ – Ruth is based at the Faraday Institute. She will be encouraging delegates at CRE to step past the usual debates about science and faith, and instead celebrate creation, appreciate its intricacies and fruitfulness, and learn how science can hint at questions of meaning and purpose that go beyond science.
  • Louise Morse, author of ‘Dementia: Pathways to Hope’ and other books about dementia – Louise works for Pilgrims Friend Society. She will be talking about five major themes in Dementia: Pathways to Hope, her new book, that gives hope to people with dementia, to relatives and friends who care, and to churches who want to help.
  • Bishop Graham Tomlin, author of ‘Luther and his World’ and ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is the Bishop of Kensington. He will be exploring how Martin Luther‘s theology has continued to resonate with many people, long after his death in 1546.
  • Michael Harvey, author of ‘Unlocking the growth’ and ‘Creating a culture of invitation in your church’ –How welcoming can our church be, if we are not inviting? Drawing on his work with Back to Church Sunday, Michael discusses observations, ideas and practical suggestions for working to establish a culture of invitation.
  • Jess Regnart, from Freedom in Christ ministries – Jess will be talking about discipling the millennial generation, based on a completely new 10-week Freedom in Christ course. Varied, punchy and concise, ‘Disciple’ enables new and young Christians to follow Jesus with conviction and passion.

** For more information about any of the authors and books mentioned above, to request review copies or to discuss author interviews and articles,
please contact Rhoda Hardie at rhodah@lionhudson.com / tel. 01865 302742. **