June/July Picks

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June/July Picks

Post by Aslan_HQ on Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:35 pm

Our Top Picks For June/July:

With each month of our '12 Book Challenge' we thought we'd round up some great titles released these past few weeks as well as some of the team's favourites as our recommendations for that month's reads, or to inspire your pick for next month!
Don't know what the '12 Book Challenge' is? Click HERE for more info and to find out how to get started!


Fiction:

Knowing Anna – Sarah Meyrick
When musician Anna Greene dies at the age of 42, her family struggle with grief and loss. But Anna left a last request: that those who love her should walk the Pilgrims' Way to Canterbury in her memory; a hundred-mile journey that will change their lives for ever...

Island Magic – Elizabeth Goudge
Elizabeth Goudge’s books have been a firm favourite with our customers for many years. Island Magic is a delightful reprinting of Goudge’s first novel from 1934, set in the Channel Islands during the late 1800s. It’s a story of one family’s struggle to connect with one another, heal from past hurts, and press forward together.

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation – James Runcie
Sidney is realising the life of a full-time priest (and part-time detective) is not easy. So when
a bewitching divorcee asks him to help locate her missing son, he hopes it will be an open
and shut case. The last thing he expects is to be dragged into the mysterious workings of a
sinister cult, or to find himself tangled up in another murder investigation. Part of the Granchester Mysteries series seen on TV!



Life & Practice:

How Then Shall We Live – Samuel Wells
The world constantly throws up new challenges about what it means to be Christian and to live a distinctively Christian lifestyle. Sam Wells helps you engage with a variety of pressing issues from extremism & migration, to ecology, social media and sexual identities, and brings some of the biggest contemporary political, social and moral challenges into the light of Christian hope and wisdom.

Naked Prayers – Mara Measor
Sometimes we feel as though we’re not ‘good’ at praying, Mara fights the notion of 'bad prayers' by suggesting that prayer is simply about getting naked before God, without pretence. This is a series of authentic prayers through words and doodles that get back to the heart of natural and honest prayer.  

Remembering God’s Mercy – Dawn Eden
Do you ever get stuck in a cycle of remembering painful times, breaking free from the emotions that brings, only to end up back in that place a while later? Dawn Eden draws on the methods of the Saints’ personal approaches to life to bring a new model for inner healing, freedom, and wholeness.

The Little Book Of Prayer Experiments – Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
This is a book we’ve been talking a lot about on this forum. Follow THIS link to find the part of the forum dedicated to the experiments in this book.

Transformed by the Love of the Father – Liz Babbs
A workbook that helps you deepen your understanding of God's unconditional love and acceptance. By bestselling author Liz Babbs, this book is ideal for personal use as well as a group activity to explore the relationship between people and God as ‘Father’.


Theology:

Visual Theology – Tim Challies and Josh Byers
We live in a visual age with a focus on what information can be obtained at a glance. This exciting new book brings timeless, historic, biblical truth in a fresh and vibrant way that that will capture your interest and ignite your imagination. Visual Theology is a collection of beautifully presented graphics, charts and visual representations of the Bible to help readers take in the truth of God’s word and understand the Bible in a new way. Ideal for personal use and as a preaching resource.

Born Bad – James Boyce
'Original sin is the Western world's creation story.' According to doctrine, humans are born
bad and saved only by God's grace. James Boyce, shows how this idea has shaped Western views on human nature, contributing to feelings of guilt and inadequacy in popular culture. Trace a fascinating journey from Adam and Eve to Richard Dawkins in the story of a controversial idea and its remarkable influence.



True Stories & Biography:

Jail Bird – Sharon Grenham-Thompson
Written with passion and understanding, Jail Bird explores how it's possible to reach out to those vilified in the press and by society, and recognise the humanity in those who commit crimes. Sharon is an Anglican minister and former prison chaplain in the UK, where she was responsible for running a multi-faith team, working with some of society’s most challenging people.

What Is God Doing In Israel? – Julia Fisher
Fourteen true stories showing what God is doing in Israel despite political and religious turmoil. Reconciliation is at the heart of each story, though reconciliation in the context of the Middle East is fraught with danger and seemingly impossible challenges.

Hiding In The Light – Rifqa Bary
Rifqa grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents’ orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. Rifqa’s story is one of our bestselling biography / True Story titles.



That's it for our June/July Picks.
We'll be posting a new list each month, so keep an eye on this topic for more picks!
Still not sure what you want to read for your next book in the 12 Book Challenge? Why not have a look through the reviews on this forum, or visit www.aslanchristianbooks.com to find over 50,000 titles to choose from!
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