Found 12 resource(s) in 'Book Reviews', for December 2018.
Reviews for Christmas (all) 2018The Visual Christmas Story My First Christmas Activity Book And the Star Shone Brightly Bible Puzzles for Fun Really Useful Guides: Colossians and Philemon Follow the Star Christian Music – a global history (revised and expanded) The Last Journey – reflections for the time of grieving God’s Biker – motorcycles and misfits My Country Wept... (1296 words)
The Visual Christmas StoryBy Ian Long, BRF, £6.99 This is the Christmas story told as a visual expression, or in ‘blob style’. It can be enjoyed by readers and non-readers alike, but is particularly helpful for those who find reading difficult. The Bible text appears opposite colourful verse-by-verse illustrations that encourage engagement with the story. It will be... (104 words)
My First Christmas Activity Bookby Bethan James, Authentic, £3.99 You can help your children to prepare for Christmas with this fun-packed puzzle book. The story of Christmas is introduced at the beginning of the book, and then it is explored through fun activity pages, so the child is able to engage with the story. (49 words)
And the Star Shone Brightlyby Sally Ann Wright, Authentic, £4.99 Mary had a baby boy in a stable in Bethlehem on that first Christmas day. His mother loved Him, angels sang for Him and the stars shone brightly when Jesus was born. Now Christmas is celebrated all over the world because Jesus was born on that very first Christmas... (80 words)
Bible Puzzles for Funby Tony Spiller, BRF, £8.99 This collection would make a good stocking-filler. It is packed full of biblical brain-teasers – clever crosswords, tantalising anagrams, word searches, mazes and magic squares. The puzzles have been compiled to show how people worked, lived and died in the Middle East over 2,000 years ago. All the clues are... (107 words)
Really Useful Guides: Colossians and Philemonby Derek Tidball, BRF, £5.99 This is the first New Testament title in a very useful new series of short, accessible guides to books of the Bible. Each Really Useful Guide focuses on a specific biblical book, bringing it to life for the reader, enabling them to understand its meaning and apply its truth in... (97 words)
Follow the Starby various authors, CHP, £1.50 single, see website for multiple orders Follow the Star is a pocket-sized booklet inviting you to travel in the footsteps of the Wise Men this Christmas to meet Jesus. It contains 14 daily reflections, one for each day from Christmas Eve throughout the 12 days of Christmas, ending with the Epiphany... (123 words)
Christian Music – a global history (revised and expanded)By Tim Dowley, SPCK, £14.99 Hillsong’s celebrity-filled services have recently brought attention to the denomination’s contemporary style of worship, with Christian thought and practice having a resurgence in Hip Hop and Grime, with rappers such as Stormzy and Chance the Rapper drawing upon gospel roots. But what is the musical legacy that led us here?... (146 words)
The Last Journey – reflections for the time of grievingby John Bell, SPCK, £14.99 The need to express grief, to sing our sorrow, is as old as humanity. The book of Psalms, side by side with expressions of deepest praise, contains cries of unfathomable despair. Both are not only acceptable to God, but essential for our mental and spiritual health. In The Last Journey, John... (95 words)
God’s Biker – motorcycles and misfitsby Sean Stillman, SPCK, £11.99 ‘Zac’s Place’ is a church in Swansea. It is a small chaotic community of Jesus followers where the most fragile of life’s walking wounded try to work out their faith, because they quite simply wouldn’t fit anywhere else. It’s also the spiritual home for the local chapter of the motorcycle... (142 words)
My Country Weptby Jessica Jess Komanapalli, Authentic, £9.99 This autumn saw the 25th anniversary of the outbreak of the Burundian civil war. This is one man’s amazing story of how God protected and provided for him in the midst of the Burundian civil war and brought him to a place of grace, forgiveness and restoration. Theodore Mbazumutima... (130 words)
The Season of Singing Has Comeby Shaadia Firoz, Authentic, £9.99 Russian born Shaadia Firoz grew up in a Muslim family, afraid of her drunken and abusive father. Finding fame as a singer did little to fill her sense of emptiness, and a desperate search to fill this longing had her looking for love in all the wrong places. But everything... (101 words)
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