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New Life - 2020 Edition

by John Phillips

This 28 page A6 booklet explains the New Life that Jesus offers, which brings us into a relationship with God. It is written especially for those who are living with guilt and shame and find it difficult to believe that God loves them despite their past.

Time with God

by Barbara J Parsons & John Phillips

Life can be tough for Christians who are serious about living a godly life in obedience to the Bible’s teaching. Living as a committed follower of Jesus can be especially tough for those serving a prison sentence.

Time With God has been written specifically for Christians in prison. It uses the Bible to provide hope and encouragement to help believers to be sustained, and to grow, in their faith. It will also be helpful to those exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus: they will find answers to many of their questions.

Making Sense of Forgiveness

by John Phillips

The book explains what it really means to forgive and includes many stories of how victims of serious crimes have been able to forgive. It also suggests how we should seek forgiveness ourselves when we have hurt others.

And most importantly, through reference to the Bible, it explains how our greatest need can be met – our need of God’s forgiveness.

Truth Unlocked

by Paul Adams & John Phillips

Truth Unlocked consists of 16 Bible studies which have been written primarily for Christians; for those who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and have chosen to live according to what the Bible teaches.

It will be of most benefit to new Christians to help them understand the essential truths revealed by God in the Bible.

We cannot live godly lives unless we understand Biblical truth and apply it as the foundation for our lives.

  • Ideal for both new and experienced Christians
  • Suitable for individual or group study
  • A brilliant tool to learn discipleship
  • A superb resource for church leaders

Inner Struggles

by John Phillips

Life is a mixture of happiness and pain; of laughter and tears; of celebration and grief; of soaring and crawling.

For some, life brings more joy than sorrow; for others, life is hard with only rare moments of real joy. For us all, there are times when we struggle.

This little book uses verses from the Bible as a means of offering hope and comfort to those who recognise their need of God's help in their struggles.

Prayers From Inside

by John Phillips

Prayers from Inside is a collection of short prayers in plain language for men and women in prison.

The prayers are supplemented by relevant Scripture passages and by an explanation of what it means to be a Christian.

29 Bible Sketches

by Barbara Parsons

29 easy to use, free to copy, Bible-based drama sketches. For Churches, Youth Groups, School Assemblies and Street Theatre.

Truth Direct

by Paul Adams

The Truth Direct course focuses on what God has revealed in the Bible. The workbook has 16 studies, each covers an essential area of Biblical truth.

Truth Direct will help you to understand the Bible, and relate properly to God and others. Using this knowledge brings wisdom - without it, it is easy to go ‘off track’.

  • ideal for new and experienced Christians
  • suitable for individual or group study
  • a brilliant tool to learn discipleship
  • a superb resource for pastors

Learning in community

Lots of people have completed this course on their own.

It is also valuable to do the course in parallel with someone else - or with a group. Find a regular time to meet to compare notes, encourage each other with what you are learning, and pray together!

Adapted from 'Directions' by Norman Warren
by kind permission of Kingsway Communications

CrossCheck

by Paul Adams

CrossCheck is an easy way to explore how anyone can find real friendship with God in 6 helpful steps.

Features of CrossCheck:

  • It's clear and straightforward
  • It takes you through the Christian message step-by-step
  • It explains how anyone can come to know God through Jesus

CrossCheck is a broadband, audio-visual presentation. Please make sure your speakers are turned on!

Click here to see CrossCheck in action (in a new window).

Travelling with Jonah

by Rick Creighton

Travelling with Jonah is a book which explores the intriguing story of this reluctant prophet. Jonah is best known for his encounter with ‘the whale’, but there is a lot more to the book than a big fish.

In fact, it’s unlike any of the other prophets in the Bible. We only have eight words of actual prophecy in the whole book. The book isn’t normal prophecy - it’s a story. It’s a story about the prophet himself, and it also has a lot to show us about God and his purpose for this world. In doing so, it holds up a mirror for us ourselves.

It will show us things that are thought-provoking and encouraging - as well as things that are challenging and perhaps uncomfortably close to home.

Each chapter finishes with discussion questions. You can use these for individual reflection, but they can also form the basis for a group discussion and study of Jonah.

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