Saturday, May 04, 2019

More #reviews from the desk of the Unicorn Tree Bookshop Boss in Lincoln Central Market! First from @authentic_media the cute sewn fabric whale on the front of 'My first Bible Stories' makes this boardbook great as a gift or for everyday play! Next two books from @HodderFaith and both great for individual reading or as group studies. First off is 'Interrupting Silence' by @WaltBrueggemann and ai cannot recommend this book enough, it really is a book for our times but firmly rooted in the bible and stresses eloquently how we cannot stay silent in the face of injustice and wrong and must Speak Out! Short, easy to read, but oh so very deep! Read it... And then discuss it in a group. Next 'Faitheism' by @krishk which is subtitled 'why Christians and Atheists have more in common than you think' which doesn't sum up the openness and willingness to engage that's in these pages. This is not a book about proselytising but about really talking, sharing and coming together where we are. Another one that begs to be shared in a group setting. Next from @brfonline is 'Resilience in Life and Faith' by Tony Horsfall & Debbie Hawker. An absolute fantastic blending of Bible characters and the psychology of resilience, demonstrating what it is, why we need it, and how we can develop it. It covers many situations, and is again is great for own use and group.... And it would work in lots of groups too! Finally but not least... 'Every Tribe - stories of diverse saints serving a diverse world' from @SPCKPublishing is just a beautiful book. A series of diverse saints chosen by a diversity of people that highlight how little we know about saints and how sad that is, because when we truly understand them as they are we then see what it really is to be a Saint... To reach beyond ourselves to the other that really isn't. Read this book and be amazed by the diversity of faith there really is, and the joy of difference that is at the heart of grace. These and other great books are available from Unicorn Tree Books in Lincoln Central Market, & other Independent Bookshops... Please buy from a local Bookshop because without you there's no us. http://bit.ly/1TEBPlr #books #book


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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Ohh a bumper crop of books that have come across the desk of the Unicorn Tree Bookshop Boss recently from @hodderbooks First off if I have to pick an absolute fave amongst these it's going to have to be 'A Gospel of Hope' by Walter Brueggemann... Why? Because its bite size pieces of deep, rational, and articulate theology across a breadth of ideas and topics! Yes you can read it like a book, or you can treat it like a pick and mix selection box of a book that you flick open and read a small passage and digest it at leisure... Its also good for fillers for a parish newletter, or a starter for a sermon. Lots of value in this lovely book. Next up the Paperback edition of 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Faith' by Peter Stanford... Another one that covers a multitude of subjects on the theme of faith, but from a lot of diverse people being they are taken from the archives of Stanfordvs interviewing career. Another one that's good to read, but could be also used as small group discussion material or sermon fodder. Then Pete Greg's 'How To Pray' is another great book for individuals or group work! A very accessible tour through the different forms and aspects of prayer with helps, exercises and further resources... But what I think really raised the bar with this book for me are the short 'hero of prayer' biographies at the end of every section.. Yes very nice addition to a helpful and easy to grasp book on praying. Last read of the bunch for me is Joyce Meyer and 'Living A Life You Love'. This is true Meyer with her down to earth, chatty, personable style coming through as she works through how we can get to the point of letting go of our stressors and just enjoying the life we live... And that the Holy Spirit wants to gift to us. Good 'Don't forget' sections and little highlight boxes make it an easy read one that Meyer fans will love and others in stressful lives might find helpful too. These and many more good books like them can be found on the shelves of Unicorn Tree Books in Lincoln Central Market, and in other good Independent or Christian street based bookshops... So please do support them :) http://bit.ly/1TEBPlr #books #book #reviews


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