At St Gabriel’s, we love to read books!
Books can help us ..
– learn and understand more about the bible
– be inspired by stories about people
– be encouraged to pray
– grow as Christian disciples
– understand some of the issues in today’s world
There are many excellent Christian books available – and on this page we want to share with you some of the books we are reading at the moment.
'Fruitfulness on the Frontline' by Mark Greene
Our ‘frontline’ is defined as where we spend most of our time. We all have a life ‘on the frontline’ in the world – and it’s significant to God. But can we see how God can work in and through us? Can we imagine what God might do in and through us on our daily frontlines?
Mark Greene writes for Christians who want to make a difference where they are day by day. If you want yourself and your church to grow in fruitfulness this book is for you.
The book is a companion to the DVD course, Life on the Frontline, as well as to a second DVD course Fruitfulness on the Frontline.
'You'll Get Through This' by Max Lucado
We fear we won't make it through. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. We wonder: Will this grey sky ever brighten? Will this load ever lighten?
In’ You'll Get Through This’, Max Lucado reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph - tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed - but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20 - what Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.
'Single-Minded' by Kate Wharton
We live in a couples culture, where a partner is often assumed; where the expectation is that unmarried people will be sexually active even if not in a committed relationship. But what about those who, because of their faith, choose to remain celibate until they marry? Kate Wharton tackles directly and compassionately the questions that this choice throws up - issues of identity, finance (it is cheaper to live together than alone); sexual pressure (staying pure, in thought as well as deed); friendship (including being friends with the opposite sex) and calling. What challenges face those who, through divorce or death, are single again? This positive, honest book will be a source of wisdom for anyone who is single, whether or not they expect to remain so.
'The Lion's World' by Rowan Williams
A compelling account of CS Lewis' Narnia novels, unlocking their Christian symbolism and exploring the moral and spiritual wisdom that Lewis intended to convey. Full of insights into the thought world of Lewis, drawing on his life, his beliefs and themes in his other works - both fiction and non-fiction. Rowan Williams answers contemporary critics of Lewis (such as Philip Pullman) over charges of sexism, violence and racial stereotyping. Containing specially commissioned illustrations, this is an arresting, illuminating and joyful book for believers and non-believers alike.
The bookstall in St Gabriel's is open each Sunday after worship.