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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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Book Sale

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 5:00 AM

Book Sale now on! Some books half price or less, some 2017 release, some classic, some fiction, some non-fiction and lots of NIV bibles.

Come and have a look through, but hurry: sale ends 17th March!

I Married a Soldier

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 9:15 AM

John Durant, Vicar of the Vale Benefice, writes…

I have been reading the book I Married a Soldier by Brenda Hale, which was published this summer by LION.

It tells us of Brenda’s experiences, both as an army wife and then as an army widow after her husband Captain Mark Hale died in Afgha...

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A Christmas present for a young reader?

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Claire Wong, The Runaway (Lion Fiction, 2017, ISBN 1782642420)

We wanted to give our 13-year old granddaughter something for her baptism. Her mum suggested a book and so we browsed in Cornerstone, and we found this debut novel published by Lion. And we bought it. I couldn’t find what age, if any, it...

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New books for Autumn 2017

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 5:55 AM

Call in to get your copies of these recent titles.

  • Pau...

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The Lost World of Genesis One

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 5:55 AM
The first chapter of Genesis too often causes controversy among Christians. Some of us read it as allegory, some of us hold to a strict 6-day creation; all of us want to take the text seriously as part of God's revelation of Himself.

In The Lost World of Genesis One, John H. Walton presents a way of reading this ancient text based on its context in the ancient world, and ...
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Just Where You Stand: book signing

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Just Where You Stand by Sandra Marie Lewis follows the ladies of three generations of her family starting just down the road from Cornerstone in 1840s’ Abingdon and finishing in 1990s’ Toronto. It deals with their Baptist roots and deep questions of faith among other things.

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Unpopular Culture

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 6:05 AM

"Money is the key to happiness… Work hard, play hard… Look out for number one… But what if there was another way to live?"

"Can I encourage you all today to pick up a copy and read Guvna B's book just published "Unpopular Culture" and then hand it to a young person in your ...

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Big Questions

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:25 AM

Do you have any big questions? We probably have a good book that can help you answer them!

Titles include "Why read the Bible?", "Why go to church?", and "Who was Jesus?" and prices start at £3.99.

Behind the Smiles

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:15 AM

What a refreshing book! I don’t know what I was expecting. I suppose it was some improbable tales of missionaries bringing light to the benighted pagans, a string of evangelistic triumphs against all the odds. But not at all. This is an entirely believable down-to-earth account of one family serving the local Thai church, well written and easy to read.

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Children's Easter Books

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Our range of children's books for Easter 2017 is now in stock


Most of our Easter titles are on a 3 for 2 special offer, so call in now to browse and buy.