Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

Summer Reading Recommendations

As you’ll see from the notices, I’ve updated the recommendations on our online bookstore. (click on the ‘about us’ tab on the wesbite then click on ‘partners’ and select But because it’s nice to look at a book before you buy it – I’ll have 6 in church on Sunday and over the next few weeks for you to look at: all at discounted prices!  They are 4 biographies, a great kids’ book + one for our next sermon series. 

An Open Door by Maud Kells: (£10) a fabulous biography of a modern-day missionary to the Congo.  Well written, easy to read and inspiring.

Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry: (£9) Jackie is a gifted poet, as her writing shows.  This fabulous book tells the story of how God broke in to her life and turned her heart towards him.  It’s the best bio I’ve read this year!

In Her Words by Patricia St John: (£8) The author wrote many much-loved Christian books for children, and Judy read this on holiday.  She said “I was inspired and moved by her life story. The book recounts her early life as a nurse, her time as a missionary in Morocco and how she came to write.”

A Prophet with Honor by William Martin: (£12) I’m only part of the way through this book, but it’s a comprehensive and well-written biography of Billy Graham- perhaps the greatest evangelist the world has ever known.

Everyone a Child Should Know by Clare Heath-Whyte: (£5) This book gives 52 short biographies of men and women from across the ages who have followed Jesus – so there’s one for every week of the year! It’s a great way to inspire our own children to follow Christ wherever he calls them.

A Better Story by Glynn Harrison: (£7) This book is an excellent one to read alongside our coming series on issues of gender, marriage and sexuality.  His claim is that God’s plan for human flourishing is far better than anything the world has to offer.  Read the book, listen to the talks, and be equipped and encouraged to stand firm on the Scriptures in our confusing age!

If you forget to sign up… drop me an email and I’ll get one ordered for you…