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This week's newsletter features reviews on titles such as, Chameleon, A Boy & A Quest by J A Myhre, as well as, Doubting Toward Faith by Bobby Conwat.

These reviews, together with write-ups on other interesting titles such as, Then Sing My Soul by Philip Percival takes us to the Bible to rediscover what it is that God has revealed about singing for his people, and encourages us to recapture the fullness of his design.

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Title :

Faith Begins At Home

Author :

Mark Holmen

Category : Family

Format : Softcover
Price: $17.50*
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Not so long ago, faith was integral in most American homes and it was passed from one generation to the next. Sadly, many today practice 1 hour drop-off Christianity. Whose footsteps will their children follow? Let Holmen's practical wisdom, real-life stories, activities, and take-away "Makeover Keys" keep Christ at the center of your family. Includes small-group questions.

Faith Begins @ Home Family - $12.50

Click Here to see more titles by Mark Holmen.

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Title :

Then Sing My Soul

 

Author :

Philip Percival

Category : Worship

Format : Softcover

Price: $20.00*
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On its own, singing can never satisfy those desires that only true worship can. However, singing is the language of our affections. And it is used by God to plant the word of Christ in the hearts of those who long to be touched, filled and changed by his perfect love. In Then Sings My Soul, Philip Percival takes us to the Bible to rediscover what it is that God has revealed about singing for his people, and encourages us to recapture the fullness of his design. He also provides plenty of practical advice about leading music in your church. Whether you are a pastor, a musician or just someone who takes music seriously, we hope this book equips you to reignite a passion for singing together in response to God's amazing redemption of his people.

The topic of singing in the church has been the source of confusion and conflict for centuries. How refreshing to read a book that addresses the topic head on, without fanfare or emotional reaction, applying biblical principles to our practice of congregational song. If you thought worship was just about singing, this book will give you a more robust, multi-faceted, and dare I say, biblical, perspective. While most helpful for musicians, Then Sings My Soul will benefit any Christian who wants to sing God's praises in a more Christ-exalting, Scripturally driven, church-strengthening way.

Bob Kauflin Director of Sovereign Grace Music, USA All the reasons why Philip is such an outstanding Director of Music are combined in this book to produce an excellent resource for church musicians, pastors and the whole people of God. Here is deep biblical reflection on the theology if worship and singing, clearly expressed and practically applied to congregational life. May God use it to help his church engage more deeply with him, through the word in song, in heart and mind, for our spiritual good and his glory. 

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Title :

Reasonable Belief

Author : William Greenway

Category : Theology

Format : Softcover
Price: $44.00*
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"Insofar as the essence of this philosophical spirituality is continuous with the essence of Christian spirituality, I am able to specify how . . . we can be utterly confident that it is wholly reasonable and good to affirm, give thanks for, live, and testify to faith in God."

While it's clear that a lot of people believe in God, whether they should is a matter of loud debate. Since the Enlightenment, and especially in the last 150 years, a consensus has been building in Western philosophy that belief in a transcendent order―and especially in a supreme being―is unreasonable and should be abandoned. The result of this trend has been to delegitimize religious belief, to claim that those who believe do so against scientific evidence and rational thought.

In this confident and sensitive book, William Greenway carefully guides the reader through the developments in Western intellectual life that have led us to assume that belief is irrational. He starts by demonstrating that, along with belief in God, modern definitions of human rationality have also rejected free will and moral agency. He then questions the Cartesian assumption that it is our ability to think that makes us most human and most real. Instead, Greenway explains, it is our capacity to be grasped by the lives and needs of others that forms the heart of who we are.

 

From that vantage point we can see that faith is not a choice we make in spite of evidence to the contrary; it is, rather, wholly rational and in keeping with that which makes us most human. Every person who either has faith or is contemplating faith can be assured that belief in God is both reasonable and good. Greenway embraces both contemporary philosophy and science, inviting readers into a more confident experience of their faith.

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Title :

Igniting The Heart

 

Author :

Kate Bruce

Category : Sermon & Preaching

Format : Softcover

Price: $47.50*
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It has been said that the day of the sermon is over. Kate Bruce argues that the day of the poorly conceived, ill prepared, dull, disconnected, boring, irrelevant, authoritarian, yawn-inducing, patronizing, pontificating, pointless and badly delivered sermon, is indeed over. Imagination can help to engage the hearer in a sermon which seeks to evoke rather than to inform. 

Imagination frames how we see the world and ourselves in it. As such it has a vital role in how preachers see the preaching task itself, which in turn affects how we go about the task. 

A theology of imagination is presented to demonstrate the central importance of imagination in the life of faith. Allied to this is an analysis of the sacramental nature of preaching and the role of imagination in enabling the 'aha, now I get it' moment of sacramental 'seeing-as'. Connected to enabling new seeing, preaching in the lyrical voice is defined and discussed along with the importance of preachers shaping sermons for the ear. 

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Title :

Doubting Toward Faith

Author :

Bobby Conway

Category : Chrstian Living

Format :Softcover

Price: $22.00*
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Contrary to popular belief, doubt is not the opposite of faith. Rather, doubts call for an important decision--will you give in to unbelief, or will you continue the journey toward faith?

Doubt can lead to confusion, hopelessness, and despair. But as this eye-opening book demonstrates, doubts can also deepen your dependence on God, develop your sense of empathy for others, and motivate you to find satisfying answers to life's biggest questions. Here you'll find practical ways to use your doubts to build your faith, such as...

  • letting your doubts drive you to Jesus
  • finding a safe community where you can doubt out loud and find support
  • using a journal to clarify your doubts and the answers you find

No one can eliminate all doubt this side of heaven. So for now, discover how to use your doubts to keep you headed in the right direction--toward faith.

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Title :

Faithful Presence - Working Together For The Common Good

 

Author :

Hilary Russell

Category : Mission

Format : Softcover

Price: $31.00
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Together for the Common Good (T4CG) is a national initiative that encourages people of goodwill, especially from different Christian traditions, to work together for the common good across political and belief traditions. Its growing network comprises people of all Christian denominations, along with other faith traditions and secular allies, and includes on-the-ground social action practitioners, clergy, lay people, political thinkers, academics, theologians, commentators and policy makers.

The project is guided by an independent, ecumenical steering group inspired by the partnership between Bishop David Sheppard, Archbishop Derek Worlock and Free Church leaders in Liverpool a generation ago. In A Faithful Presence: working together for the common good
, Hilary Russell, a founder member of T4CG, explores how faith-based collaboration works best for the common good. 

This is a short accessible book, written in non-technical language, designed to be of interest to practitioners, clergy and lay, especially those who create, manage and implement social justice initiatives. It contains lots of illustrative examples of the ways in which churches are working together for the common good to strengthen civil society, through social action, service provision, community building, prayer and advocacy. 

As well as making use of her other experience, Hilary draws on the findings of T4CG's 12 month research process, which explored these issues through interviews, case study stories
, opinion piecesand delegate input at T4CG's inaugural conference.

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Title :

Chameleon, A Boy & A Quest

Author :

J A Myhre

Category : Children Novel

Format : Softcover

Price: $23.50*
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The Adventure of a Lifetime

Ten-year-old Mu, orphaned as a toddler, has lived his entire life in the heart of Africa. For as long as he can remember, he has served in the household of a great-uncle where he is unloved and ignored. In his drudgery-filled life, Mu has little hope of happiness and little hope that anything will ever change. But one day everything does change. On his way to draw water one morning, Mu is astonished when a chameleon greets him by name and announces that they will embark on a quest together.

And what a quest it turns out to be! Mu faces danger and finds unexpected allies as they journey through an everchanging landscape. Through his adventure, Mu learns many things about himself. Along with Mu, you will walk through Africa, encountering good and evil. Read carefully and you just may find out who you are too.

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Other Updates From SKS Books!
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