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The Axe and the Tree How bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe Stephen Griffiths

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9780857217899
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17th February 2017
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A powerful account of British missionaries, Peter and Brenda Griffiths, who played a critical role in the development of the Elim church in the aftermath of the Vumba massacre. Peter and Brenda Griffiths, Stephen's parents, and their team had set up a superb secondary school, only for guerrillas to slaughter almost all the staff. After their funerals Peter maintained that forgiveness for the attackers was the Christian thing to do. This is an inspiring story of Peter and Brenda's courage, sacrifice, and faithfulness in God, who despite the atrocities, continues to build His church in Zimbabwe.

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John Wyclif G. R. Evans

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22nd June 2007
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The name of John Wyclif is surrounded by mythology. The ideas associated with his name had a huge influence and their effects were felt in the sequence of events which eventually led to the Reformation. This major biography offers fresh insights into Wyclif the man, his preoccupations and his achievements. The author follows Wyclif through his childhood and university days at Oxford to his life as a writer, preacher and lecturer, and - in his later years - a campaigner against the abuse of power and privilege. She looks at what other people have said about Wyclif, his exile in his parish and the significant contributions he made towards the publication of the Bible in English and the road to Reformation.
GR Evans lectures in history in the University of Cambridge. Her books include works on Anselm, Augustine, Gregory the Great and Bernard of Clairvaux.

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Thomas Merton A life in letters William H Shannon, Christine M Bochen

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9780745953748
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22nd May 2009
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. A Trappist monk, peace and civil rights activist, and widely-praised literary figure, he was also one of the most prolific and provocative letter writers of the twentieth century. His letters (those written both by him and to him), archived at the Thomas Merton Studies Center in Kentucky, number more than ten thousand. For Merton, letters were not just a vehicle for exchanging information, but his primary means for initiating, maintaining, and deepening relationships. Letter-writing was a personal act of self-revelation and communication. His letters offer a unique lens through which we relive the spiritual and social upheavals of the twentieth century, while offering wisdom that is still relevant for our world today.

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My Journey So Far

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9780745970172
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15th September 2016
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Andrew White is something of a legend: a man of great charm and energy, whose personal suffering has not deflected him from his important ministry of reconciliation. Andrew grew up in London, the son of strongly religious parents: by the age of five he could repeat the five points of Calvinism. As a child and young man he was frequently ill, but his considerable intelligence meant that his studies did not suffer. He set his heart on becoming an anaesthetist, an ambition he achieved, only to be redirected by God to Anglican ministry. Since ordination he has had a considerable role in the work of reconciliation, both between Christian and Jew and between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim. Often in danger, and always in pain, he has nevertheless been able to mediate between opposing extremes. A man of God, he is trusted by those who trust very few.

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The Thomas the Tank Engine Man The life of Reverend W Awdry

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19th February 2016
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The Reverend W. Awdry was a devoted pastor and family man, who adored trains. He started to tell stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, in order to entertain his son Christopher. Those stories have gone on to entertain generations of children around the world. Awdry was a man of courage, who believed that you should live by certain rules. He built his imaginary world on the island of Sodor on these rules, and showed how those who transgressed them would always be 'punished, but never scrapped', as he said. A convinced pacifist, he was thrown out of one curacy and denied another during the Second World War, because of his beliefs. Never afraid to fight for what he thought was right, he argued with his publishers and his illustrators, demanding the best for his favourite creations - the trains and their friends.

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God's Golden Acre The inspirational story of one woman's fight for some of the world's most vulnerable AIDS orpans Dale le Vack

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20th May 2005
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In KwaZulu-Natal Heather Reynolds and her husband Patrick have established a community care centre for orphaned and abandoned children, where children find sanctuary from abuse, poverty, and starvation. The very sick die with dignity; but for those who survive Heather provides love, security, education, hope and a future. She has set up football leagues and a touring theatre and dance troupe. Braving local indifference and facing down opposition from neighbours and gang leaders, she has attracted dozens of volunteers to assist in her rescue mission. A one-woman force of nature, she has enlisted the support of such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey and Jude Law. Where did such courage and vision come from? This is Heather's own astonishing story.
Dale le Vack is an international broadcast journalist and television producer with over four decades experience in the UK print and electronic media. He was on the staff of the BBC and a producer/director at Thames Television. He now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon where he works as a journalist.

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Martin Luther King Jr History maker Richard Reddie

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9780745952826
Published:
21st October 2011
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Martin Luther King's public life lasted only 13 years - yet in that time, he changed the USA's attitude to civil rights forever and continues to inspire human rights movements today. Richard Reddie has written the first book on King since Barack Obama became US president and considers whether Obama is the fulfilment of "King's dream". Reddie seamlessly melds King's religious, social, political and racial ideas in ways that are understandable, yet sophisticated; and captures his legacy and impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Reddie uses copious photographs throughout to chronicle the great man's life and times. As the first Black Brit to write a book on Martin Luther King, he brings a fresh new perspective.
Contents Chapter 1: In the Beginning Chapter 2: Dreaming Alive Chapter 3: Changing Times Chapter 4: The Times They are a-Changing Chapter 5: I Have a Dream Chapter 6: Eyes on the Prize Chapter 7: Keep on Keeping on Chapter 8: I May Not Get There with You Chapter 9: Dreams to Remember
Richard Reddie is an author and researcher. He has written for a number of Christian and secular publications, including Focus, Christianity, the Weekly Gleaner and The Voice. He has also been a popular speaker at Black History Month events.

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J. R. R. Tolkien The Making of a Legend Colin Duriez

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9780745955148
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19th October 2012
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Long before the successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R. Tolkien's creations, imagination, and characters had captured the attention of millions of readers. But who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Middle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life, for many years: orphaned and poor, his guardian forbad him to communicate with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he went through the horrors of the First World War. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent over fifty years working on the languages, history, peoples and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J.R.R. Tolkien became a legend by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations. This delightful and accessible biography brings him to life. Colin Duriez has appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works, The Tolkien Encyclopedia and a number of other tomes relating to Tolkien.
Colin Duriez is an expert on C.S. Lewis, his writings and also his wider circle. He is also the author of the popular biography C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (both published by Lion Hudson). He has also written widely on other aspects of Lewis, Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings, and has contributed to conferences, lectures, DVDs and documentaries on these subjects.

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C S Lewis A biography of friendship Colin Duriez

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9780745955872
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19th April 2013
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An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him.' You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, populariser of faith - and creator of Narnia. He lost his mother early in life, and became estranged from his father, much to his regret. Throughout his life, key relationships mattered deeply to him, from his early days in the north of Ireland and his schooldays in England, as still a teenager in the trenches of World War One, and then later in Oxford. The friendships he cultivated throughout his life proved to be vital, influencing his thoughts, his beliefs and his writings. What did Arthur Greeves, a life-long friend from his adolescence, bring to him? How did J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other members of the now famous Inklings, shape him? Why, in his early twenties, did he move in with a single mother twice his age, Janie Moore, and live with her for so many years until her death? And why did he choose to marry so late? What of the relationship with his alcoholic and gifted brother, who eventually joined his unusual household? In this sparkling new biography, which draws on material not previously published, Colin Duriez brings C.S. Lewis and his friendships to life.
Colin Duriez is an expert on C.S. Lewis, his writings and also his wider circle. He is also the author of the popular biography C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (both published by Lion Hudson). He has also written widely on other aspects of Lewis, Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings, and has contributed to conferences, lectures, DVDs and documentaries on these subjects.

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Shouting into the Silence One man's fight for the world's forgotten Danny Smith

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9780745956008
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23rd August 2013
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Torture, sexual abuse, cruelty - children and adults are in danger all over the world, often because no-one is prepared to speak on their behalf. Occasional voices do cry out - and, for quarter of a century, one of the strongest has been that of Danny Smith. In 1981, he set out to free seven people, trapped in Cold War Moscow, but he didn't stop there. From the sleazy streets of the Philippines, via the jungles of Burma and the dying rooms of China, to the heat of Uganda, Danny has uncovered sexual abuse, poverty, persecution, trafficking, and child sacrifice. He has worked tirelessly alongside undercover reporters for the BBC, ITV, and other international media outlets; campaigned to change laws in the UK and elsewhere; and rescued children from a lifetime of prostitution in India. Allies in his battles have included George and Olivia Harrison, Billy Connolly, journalists, politicians, world leaders, and thousands of ordinary people who believed him when he said that something could be done. This is Danny Smith's story of over twenty-five years of making a noise.
DANNY SMITH is the co-founder of Jubilee Campaign, a registered charity that combines effective lobbying with transformational charitable action for Children at Risk worldwide. Jubilee Campaign was awarded consultative status at the UN and helped to set up the All Party Parliamentary Group on Street Children in 1992 and served as its secretariat for over a decade.

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The Oxford Inklings Lewis, Tolkien and their circle Colin Duriez

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9780745956343
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16th December 2014
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The Oxford Inklings tells the story of the friendships, mutual influence, and common purpose of the Inklings - the literary circle which congregated around C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Meeting in pubs or Lewis's college rooms, they included an influential array of literary figures. They were, claimed poet and novelist John Wain, bent on 'the task of redirecting the whole current of contemporary art and life'. Tolkien and Lewis expert Colin Duriez unpacks the Inklings' origins, relationships, and the nature of their collaboration. He shows how they influenced, encouraged, and moulded each other. Duriez also covers the less celebrated Inklings, neglected, he claims, for too long. What did they owe - and offer - to the more acknowledged names? What brought them together? And what, eventually, drove them apart from their initial focus upon each other's writings?
Colin Duriez is an expert on C.S. Lewis, his writings and also his wider circle. He is also the author of the popular biography C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (both published by Lion Hudson). He has also written widely on other aspects of Lewis, Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings, and has contributed to conferences, lectures, DVDs and documentaries on these subjects.

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George Whitefield The First Transatlantic Revivalist Nigel D Scotland

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9780745980287
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21st June 2019
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George Whitefield proclaimed the Christian message to more people in history than anyone else, before or since, who spoke with an unaided voice. A preacher of revival almost from his childhood, when he prophesied his own destiny, he had a profound impact on the social, religious and political life of both Britain and America. He crossed the Atlantic thirteen times, and merged as a celebrity figure, whose message captivated both rich and poor alike. Whitefield heralded a new kind of revival that was both spiritually powerful and entertaining at the same time. He was also a man of contradictions. He loved the Anglican liturgy but would happily break canon law. He was a devoted Puritan yet he was also able to befriend those with more liberal morals, Above all, Whitefield was a driven man, and his overwhelming passion was to preach New Birth in Christ - the theme he was to speak on over a thousand times. He valued education, opposed slavery, cared for orphan children and changed the course of both British and American history.
Nigel Scotland is Field Chair in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Gloucestershire. His most recent publications include Sectarian Religion in Contemporary Britain (2000), Good and Proper Men: Lord Palmerston and the Bench of Bishops (2000), and Charismatics and the New Millennium (2000).

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Arthur's Garden Up the Garden Path, Down Memory Lane Pam Rhodes

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9780745980447
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19th April 2019
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"As I stand at my kitchen sink and look across at what we optimistically call our herb garden, to one side I see an old wooden sign on which are carved the words 'Arthur's Garden'. Arthur doesn't live here. My wonderful great-uncle died nearly thirty years ago having spent most of his long life in the Victorian terraced house in which his mother had brought up eleven children. The sign had stood in the garden there for decades, a gift to the man who'd always cherished that small patch of Kent, creating a riot of glorious colour which lit up the row of long, narrow strips that tumbled down to a line of back gates from which you could look across the lane to the local coal yard below." In Arthur's Garden, Pam Rhodes collates a heart-warming collection of songs and poems, advice and tit bits about the glorious, very ordinary, English garden - told through the life of her Uncle Arthur. This is a gardening book, with a story.
Pam Rhodes is known around the world as the presenter of BBC Television's Songs of Praise and her popular Hearts and Hymns programme on Premier Christian Radio. She describes herself as an 'anorak' in her fascination for hymns old and new, and her books on hymn-writers, like Love So Amazing, Then Sings My Soul and Hear My Song are essentials in many a church vestry! A natural storyteller with 25 varied books under her belt, Pam is perhaps best known for her novels packed with down-to-earth characters and situations that inspire and entertain.

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You, Me and Coffee Our lives, your journal... and so much to talk about Dianne Parsons

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9780745980577
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19th October 2018
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Enter the warmth of Dianne's front room to chat over coffee. She shares stories, thoughts, favourite quotes and memories as a child, wife, mother, and grandmother, and from thirty years working with the national charity, Care for the Family. The journal pages encourages you to share your stories, thoughts and even your dreams in response. Find encouragement, open and honest sharing of everyday ups and downs, friendship, inspiration, and understanding. So come on in, put your feet up, the fire's lit, and the coffee is brewing...
Dianne Parsons is a wife, mother and grandmother and often joins her husband, supporting Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. She is an inspiring speaker and CFF events, encouraging and strengthening hundreds of couples.
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The Weight of Mercy A novice pastor on the city streets Deb Richardson-Moore

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24th August 2012
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What kind of church nails its doors shut? 'That would be the Triune Mercy Center. 'And I am its pastor.' For 27 years Deb was a journalist in the Deep South. Then she retrained as a Baptist pastor, and accepted a post at the Triune Mercy Center, a run-down inner-city church where the homeless gathered. It was a shock. Gradually she learned whom she could trust - and whom she couldn't. Sometimes the best person to handle a situation was a drug addict. Sometimes Jesus had the face of a prostitute. All were fiercely welcomed into this bewildering church family. Full of color and incident, Deb's story is a testament to messy grace and the presence of the Spirit in the hard places of the world. "Deb Richardson-Moore is one of my 'most admired' people. I love her heart, her experience-learned wisdom, her honesty and her passion. You will praise God for the work He is doing at the Triune Mercy Center." - Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart 'At the Triune Center, Deb not only found Christ among 'the least of these', but she also experienced Christ drawing her into His grand drama of redemption. Here is a loving, realistic account of a life commandeered for the work of God's Kingdom.' - Will Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church and Professor of Christian Ministry, Duke University Divinity School 'Immensely moving and inspiring, reminding us of the power of grace.' - Patrick Regan OBE, Founder and CEO of XLP 'Causes you to see people in a way you never would have realised. Real, authentic and recommended reading.' - Roy Crowne, Executive Director, Hope
A former journalist, Deb is pastor of the Triune Mercy Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

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