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Book News and Reviews

Book News and Reviews

New books, and book reviews from customers and staff

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Take Note Offers This Month

Posted on June 11, 2021 at 12:35 AM


All of the Take Note books are at least £1 off and some are as much as £5 off. Some would make great Father's Day gifts too. There are also Music CDs and DVDs.


The books pictured are only available until the end of June.

Take Note

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 8:20 AM

We are really pleased to be taking part in the Take Note promotion from Kingsway CLC — an excellent selection of Christian books, CDs, and DVDs all with great reductions.

The books include titles by C.S. Lewis, R.C. Sproul, and R.T. Kendall, as well as the entire New Testament for Everyone translated by Tom Wright. You could also choose to listen to Let there be wonder by Matt Redman, or watch the recent release Unplanned: the story of Abby Johnson, one of the most famous pro-life speakers in America.

Lent 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 8:20 AM

If you are looking for a book for private or group study during Lent this year, then call in to browse our selection.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 26th February 2020

Who are we to judge?

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:25 AM

Who are we to Judge? Empathy and Discernment in a critical age by Fraser Dyer (Published by SPCK Publishing)


This book is about how we as Christians have fallen into the trap of judging others while forgetting the commandment to love one another. Judging others is a blockage to love and forgiveness because it requires us to focus on the differences between us rather than the shared joy of accepting each other just as God created us, unique and special to him who first loved us.

The book is split into 3 sections. Part 1 focuses on 'Understanding Judgementalism' and explores why we find it so easy to judge others and the motives that drive this behaviour. Part 2 explores what Jesus says about judgement and how far we have strayed from his teaching. Part 3 encourages discernment and the importance of humility, curiosity and empathy to build understanding of others.

The book is both challenging and encouraging and will help you explore your own attitudes towards judging of others and give you insight into different thinking. Some things you'll think 'that's obvious' others will be 'ah ha' moments and others you'll scratch your head and think 'I'm not sure i agree' - an easy book to read that will get you thinking - it may even change the way you engage with others who aren't like you.

Colin Moulds

Bible Reading Notes for the New Year

Posted on January 3, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Happy New Year! If you are looking for some inspiration and encouragement in your Bible reading during 2020, then do call in to look at our range of Bible reading notes.

We have titles that are published every 2 or 3 months, as well as reading notes for the whole year. We can also set up a regular order for you.

Books for Advent

Posted on November 21, 2019 at 5:10 AM

Are you looking for a study or inspirational book for this Advent?

We have a wide selection of titles, including

  • Wake up to Advent by John Sentamu (the Archbishop of York's Advent Book 2019)
  • Repeat the Sounding Joy by Christopher Ash
  • Journey to Christmas in the Cover to Cover series, written by a team from 24-7 Prayer.
Advent begins on 1st December 2019


That's a Good Question!

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM

We all have lots of questions about God, faith, and the Bible, and some of the best come from our children… "Who made God?", "Does God sleep?", "If God hears our prayers, why don't I get what I ask for?", and "Will my dog go to heaven?". Canon J. John gives clear, honest, and straightforward answers to all these and more in his new book That's a Good Question!

J. John has a refreshing down-to-earth style, and the writing and illustrations make this an ideal book for any inquisitive youngster. Those of us who are older will recognize the questions he considers as questions we deal with ourselves, either when other people ask us about our faith, or when we are thinking through our faith by ourselves.

Don't let the fact that this is aimed at a younger readership fool you that the answers are simplistic, though: presented in a way that is simple to follow, yes; but simplistic, no. I particularly liked J. John's answer to the question "Who made God?", for instance. I won't spoil it for you, but he very neatly illustrates the notion of a category mistake without, of course, using those words!

In summary, if you have a young reader you know who is interested in Christianity, I would heartily recommend this book. In fact, buy two copies, then you can read one, too!

John Wilson

The Badly Behaved Bible

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Now available in stock: The Badly Behaved Bible by Nick Page.

In his own easy-to-read style, Nick Page looks at how the Bible refuses to be the book we might want it to be, and challenges us to rediscover Bible reading as a way of meeting God.

We also have several of Nick Page's earlier books in stock, including Revelation Road, A Nearly Infallible History of the Reformation, and Simply the Bible.

Book Sale!

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:05 AM

Don't miss our April and May book sale: a wide range of titles past and present all reduced by up to 50%!

World Book Day

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Celebrate World Book Day with us! Here is a taste of the range of books we have available…