Found 12 resource(s) in 'Book Reviews', for December 2019.
Reviews (all) for December 2019Wake Up to Advent! – The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book, 2019 By John Sentamu, SPCK, £9.99 ‘This is the hour of crisis: it is high time for you to wake out of sleep, for deliverance is nearer to us now than it was when first we believed.’ St Paul’s encouraging words to the Christians... (1051 words)
Wake Up to Advent! – The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book, 2019By John Sentamu, SPCK, £9.99 ‘This is the hour of crisis: it is high time for you to wake out of sleep, for deliverance is nearer to us now than it was when first we believed.’ St Paul’s encouraging words to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop of York’s Advent book for... (109 words)
Image of the Invisible: Daily Bible Readings from Advent to EpiphanyBy Amy Scott Robinson, BRF, £8.99 As we look towards celebrating the incarnation at Christmas, we consider how God chose to express Himself, in a moment in history, as a tiny baby. But what other images describe God in the Bible, and what can we learn about His character through them? How does an invisible... (83 words)
Love Life Live AdventBy Paula Gooder & Peter Babington, CHP, £2.99 Following the popularity of Love Life Live Advent for Kids, this edition for Adults and Youth offers a prayer activity for every day of December up to Christmas Day, designed to enrich your understanding of the season of waiting and preparation. Each activity is accompanied by a... (100 words)
Follow the Star 2019 – 12 Days of Christmas WonderBy Mina Munns, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, CHP, £1.50 Follow the Star returns for 2019 with 12 brand-new reflections for the Christmas period. Each day includes a reflection, a short Bible passage, a simple prayer and a challenge to reflect or act differently. Wherever you are on your own journey, Follow the Star will... (108 words)
In the Bleak Midwinter – Advent and Christmas with Christina RossettiBy Rachel Mann, Canterbury Press, £12.99 Best known for her poems-turned-carols In the Bleak Midwinter and Love Came Down at Christmas, Rossetti’s rich and wondrous faith provides an inspiring seasonal companion. For each day from Advent Sunday to the Epiphany, Rachel Mann selects a poem and reflects on it, drawing on Rossetti’s many other writings... (102 words)
Hark! The Biography of ChristmasBy Paul Kerensa, Monarch, £7.99 In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask… Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Nicholas the first to use an automatic door? Which classic Christmas crooners were inspired by a Hollywood heatwave? And did King Herod... (85 words)
A Better Ambition – Confessions of a Faithful LiberalBy Tim Farron, SPCK, £9.99 Writing with warmth, humour and compelling honesty, Tim Farron charts his rise to the leadership of the Liberal Democrats – from his childhood in Preston to his central role during the Conservative–Lib Dem coalition of 2010–15. Farron speaks openly about his role as Party President and the intense experience of... (135 words)
The Jesus Way – Learning to Live the Christian LifeBy Peter Walker, Lion Hudson, £15.99 This book teaches the basics of the Christian faith, looking first at what Jesus Himself taught, and then at what His apostles had to say. It is for anyone who wants to follow Jesus, but who would like to be reminded of the way. In short clear steps, Dr... (91 words)
The Newborn KingBy Sarah J Dodd & Raffaella Ligi, Lion Children, £5.99 A new king is born! His name is Jesus. Share the gladness of Mary, the joy of the shepherds, and the journey of the wise men. An engaging retelling for children of the first Christmas, with bright and appealing pictures that bring the wonderful scenes... (56 words)
The Lion Nativity Colouring BookBy Antonia Jackson and Felicity French, Lion Children, £4.99 Join the colouring craze and add a splash of colour to the story of Christmas with these beautiful and intricate black and white line drawings, just waiting for your creative input! Follow the Nativity scene by scene until you have a stunning masterpiece – your own... (57 words)
Jesus is BornBy Sophie Piper & Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Lion Children, £6.99 The emotion and detail in Anne Yvonne Gilbert’s exquisite illustrations will make this picture book of the first Christmas stand out in the memory. The retelling follows the traditional sequence of episodes and echoes the language of the Gospels themselves. (49 words)
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