The Greatest Person
If you have conducted an opinion on the entire population of the world, asking who is the greatest person who has ever lived, an overwhelming majority would surely choose Jesus Christ. He would be a long way ahead of his nearest rival. No other world figure commands such universal allegiance and respect.
The fact that we count the date from the time Jesus lived tells us a lot about the impact he made. The phenomenal growth of the church in the Developing World today is evidence that he continues to fascinate mankind and does so across every national and cultural divide. What is it about Jesus that captures the minds of so many?More Info...
The search for God
|Does life have a meaning? Does it matter what I do? Is there real evidence for God? Are the New Testament documents authentic? Why and how did Christianity spread so rapidly in the ancient world? And, most urgently, how should it be communicated today? In a culture that seeks to privatise and relativise truth in matters of belief, Peter May makes a robust case for the central role of persuasion in evangelism.More Info...|
Who made God?
Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, says Who made God? is 'written in a very lively style and conveys complex subjects in a palatable form.' Novelist Fay Weldon calls it 'thoughtful, readable, witty, wise'. The Principal of London Theological Seminary declares: 'Richard Dawkins has more than met his match.'|
A book by a distinguished scientist about the existence of God, with chapter headings like 'Steam engine to the stars' and 'The tidy pachyderm' has to be different. It is. Addressing profound questions of science, philosophy and faith with an amazing lightness of touch, Edgar Andrews exposes the pretensions of the 'new atheism', blending incisive arguments with gentle humour. However, his aim is not simply to rebut the aggressive atheism of our age but to provide a logically consistent and altogether more satisfying alternative. His fellow physicists dream of discovering a 'theory of everything' embracing every physical phenomenon in the cosmos. But can there be a theory of everything that also includes the realms of the heart, mind, conscience and spirit? Yes, indeed, as this book shows. It is the 'hypothesis of God', a concept that towers above the barren landscape of atheism and despair.More Info...
Know and Tell the Gospel
Rooted in the Bible, this book about personal evangelism clearly explains what the gospel is, why we are to evengelise, and how to do it. It's accessible for a wide audience and well structured, allowing the reader to look through individual sections or read it as a whole. The book is not just great at discussing the theology of evangelism and the sovereignty of God, but applying this in our lives as we evengelise one to one with our friends. Those who've done the 'Confident Christianty' course will recognise the 'God, Man, God' framework to help communicate the main points of the gospel.
Review by Gordon MacLeod, Southampton
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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
|Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. Then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down - the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. More Info...|
Good News to the Poor
How do we respond to the silent appeal in the dark eyes of the child in the charity catalogue, or the blanketed figure in the cold shop-doorway? Should we share the gospel with them, or a bowl of soup? |
Throughout history, men and women such as Wilberforce, Shaftesbury, Carey and Booth have recognised a call to help the needy. Others have argued that our first task is evangelism, that Christian should not meddle in politics, that social action is a distraction. Do we serve Christ through preaching his Word, or should we use words only when necessary?
Tim Chester argues passionately that evangelism and social action are inseparable as two arms of the church's mission. He presents a biblical case for truly evangelical social action that is shaped and inspired by the cause of the oppressed, and those involved in social action not to neglect the preaching of the Word.This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pages More Info...
If you want to have a powerful and meaningful prayer life, if you want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer – Operation World is for you. Join millions of praying people around the world using this book to inform, inspire and ignite their prayers.
When you hear a country mentioned in the news or in a conversation and you want to know more about it and what God is doing there – this book will help you. Engage your heart and mind in global prayer with this thoroughly researched, fully updated seventh edition. It is loaded with clear, concise, accurate information on peoples, languages, religions, denominations, spiritual trends and prayer needs – for every country in the world, from the largest to the smallest.
Operation World's easy-to-follow summaries of every nation include:
Timely challenges for prayer and specific answers to prayer
Updates on church growth, with a focus on evangelicals
Population, people group and language statistics
Charts and maps showing global religious and demographic trends
Explanations of major currents in economics, politics and societyMore Info...
Going Public With Your Faith
I have heard it said that there is one thing that Christians and non-Christians have in common: they both hate evangelism. At first it might seem a strange thing to say, but on reflection many of us will agree with this. Have you ever felt uncomfortable about how to witness, or felt that people are trying to get you involved in evangelistic efforts that make you cringe inwardly, but you daren't say anything for fear of being considered a second class Christian? If so, there is hope for you in this book.More Info...