Revd Dr Alan Bartlett MA PhD
Given the failings of the institutional church, it is hardly surprising that some view Christianity with cynicism. This book seeks to regain a more positive and humane Christianity. The institutional church has much to be ashamed of in its history whether it be corruption, deceit, suppression of ideas, direct persecution, racism, patriarchy, abuse or anti-Semitism. The church can also be accused of a less-than-healthy attitude towards our physical nature, our sexuality and enjoyment of material pleasures. Given the discrepancy between what the church seems to stand for and how the gospels portray the life of Jesus, it is hardly surprising that many people regard Christianity with a certain amount of cynicism. Here, Alan Bartlett seeks to regain a sense of humane Christianity, which is marked by a fundamental shift from a negative to a positive conception of this world and from a negative to a positive motivation for the Christian life.
Darton Longman and Todd Ltd 2004
Dr Richard Briggs MA MA PhD
Living for God
is a series of studies for those who want to take discipleship seriously, and would like to look further into the basics of Christian life and faith. Designed as a cross between a study guide and a theological resource, Richard and Melody Briggs' new book explores twenty-four aspects of Christian discipleship under the broad headings of God, scripture, and Christian life. Written in an easily accessible style, with resources recommended for further reading, it is a great tool for church study groups and individual study.
One God Among Many?
(Grove Biblical Series B42), Grove Books 2006
Light to Live By: How to Interpret the Bible
Scripture Union, 2005
Reading the Bible Wisely
Gender and the New Testament (Grove Biblical Series B21)
Grove Books, 2001
Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation
Continuum International Publishing Group - T and T Clark, 2001
It's Been a Quiet Week in the Global Village
Be an Expert in Interpreting the Bible
Scripture Union, 1998
Revd Helen Thorp BA MA MATR
When the Church Says No
Facing not being selected for church office - whether that is for ordained ministry, recognised office or informal leadershi responsibility - is like journeying through a strange country, and even the Bible does not easily unfold like a map to guide us. Drawing on many years' experience in working with people on this journey, Helen Thorp engages with the experience and with the hard but profound biblical material on rejection. She offers wise advice and pastoral tools for those accompanying others on the road.
Grove Books Ltd, 2004
The Revd Dr David Wilkinson
The Message of Creation
This is a journey through the Bible, which is an exploratory walk rather than a motorway dash. The large number and diversity of biblical passages dealing with the theme of creation underlines its central importance to the biblical message. As a theologian (whose focus is the Bible) and as an eminent astrophysicist (whose subject is the visible universe) David Wilkinson is well placed to try to capture some of the richness of the biblical portrayal of creation. The key to this portrait, believes David Wilkinson, is to see Father, Son, and Spirit in the beginning, the sustaining, and the new beginning of creation, giving life and love in a generosity beyond our imaginings.
InterVarsity Press, Downers, Grove, Illinois ISBN: 0830824057
The Difference It Makes: An Exploration and Celebration of Living in the
With J. Newton, A. Reddie, J. Sutch Pickard
The Cumbria District of the Methodist Church 2002
Creation: The Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series
Leicester, IVP 2002
God, Time and Stephen Hawking
Monarch, Crowborough 2001
A Holiness of the Heart
Monarch, Crowborough 2000
The Power of the Force: The Spirituality of the Star Wars Films
Lion, Oxford 2000
A New Start: Hopes and Dreams for the new Millennium,
With R. Frost
Hodder & Stoughton, London 1999
Alone in the Universe? The X-Files, Aliens and God.
Monarch, Crowborough 1997
Beyond the Fringes: Secular Britain Today - A Challenge to the
With M.D. Atkins, K.G. Howcroft, S.E. Mosedale, N.G. Richardson
The Methodist Church Home Mission Division, London 1996
Thinking Clearly about God and Science
With R. Frost
Monarch, Crowborough 1996
God, the Big Bang and Stephen Hawking
Monarch, Tunbridge Wells, 1993
In the beginning God?
Home Mission Division of the Methodist Church, London. 1991