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Fiction for Summer 2018

Posted on 12 July, 2018 at 8:05

We have lots of Christian fiction now in stock.

Don't miss African Heartbeat by Jim Harries: the story of a British missionary in Africa.


And if that doesn't suit, we have plenty more to choose from!


New books for Summer 2018

Posted on 5 July, 2018 at 5:10

If you're looking for some Summer reading to entertain you, or broaden your faith, then have a look at some of these new books.

Amazing Love by Corrie Ten Boom is a compilation of true stories of radical forgiveness like her own.

Let me tell you a story by Rob Parsons collects some of...

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The Way of the White Horse

Posted on 21 June, 2018 at 7:15

Now in stock: The Way of the White Horse by local author Peter Challis.

This is the second volume in Peter's science fiction Alien Gospels series, which began with The Return of the Nephilim.

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Posted on 7 June, 2018 at 6:05

I have recently been very moved by reading Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi.

This is a very personal account of the author's own upbringing in a devout Muslim family, the friendships that he formed with Christians while a student, and his search for truth among the claims of Islam and the ...

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Paradoxology

Posted on 5 April, 2018 at 4:05

I have recently been reading Paradoxology by Krish Kandiah.

Like, I suspect, most Christians, I have often been puzzled when reading the Bible. How can a God of love ask Abraham to sacrifice his son? Or why is God sometimes so present people hear His voice, but sometimes apparently distant or even absent? In Paradoxology, Kandiah arg...

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Book Sale

Posted on 11 January, 2018 at 5:00

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 3 November, 2017 at 9:15

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 Afghanistan. It ends with her re-election l...

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A Christmas present for a young reader?

Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 11:40

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’s suitable for. It seemed a good idea to ...

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New books for Autumn 2017

Posted on 5 October, 2017 at 5:55

Call in to get your copies of these recent titles.

  • Paul Kerensa was recently at Shush in Wantage, making people’s sides ache. His new book Hark! The biography of Christ...

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The Lost World of Genesis One

Posted on 21 September, 2017 at 5:55
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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