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Books Change Lives – Living With Depression? by Elaine Brown

Living With Depression by Elaine BrownAs a publisher of Christian books, one of our greatest joys is to hear stories of how lives have been impacted through our books. We hope you’ll be as encouraged as we were by what follows below:

So, there I was, walking back home after meeting with a very dear friend and I walked past the Christian book shop, and debated in my head for a while whether I should go in. I had always meant to but just never got around to it, but for this moment it seemed like it was everything I wanted to do. And so my divine appointment began. Man I love divine appointments! When God just blesses you and is like, out there just to look after you personally (obviously it’s not all about me, but sometimes I feel like God is looking out for everyone but me, and so when these things happen it reminds me that he does in fact love me too.) The first thing I saw when I walked in was a book called “living with depression?” on sale for 50p! I knew instantly that I was meant to read this book. This woman knows exactly my feelings and it is making me cry constantly but is also giving me assurance.

You can Sarah’s full blog post on her Some Thoughts… Blog.

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Books Change Lives – Morning and Evening: Daily Readings by C. H. Spurgeon

Morning and Evening by C. H. SpurgeonIt is amazing how God provides for his people – and one of the most important means of provision is his word. A humble book on a bedside cabinet; a well-known verse of scripture learned in a Sunday school classroom; a thought for the day on a kitchen calendar… they can all be used by God to comfort and strengthen just when we need it most.

This last Christmas there was a family in Perthshire, Scotland struggling with the final illness of a much loved mother. The Christian fellowship and support they had was wonderful. When the time came for the funeral, stories were shared about their mother’s faith and love. Sometimes when words couldn’t cut it a hug was all that was required. And then life went back to normal… if that’s ever possible. One morning, as the grieving widower opened his Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon a verse of scripture was there waiting for him. For the first time in four decades he was about to leave on a business trip without the loving support of his wife. The question that often skulks around after bereavement had been raising its head again, ‘Why? Why her?’ And then this is what he read, written by another believer over a hundred years ago, spoken by Christ two thousand years ago.

“Many times Jesus and his people pull against one another in prayer. You bend your knee in prayer and say, “Father, I will that thy saints be with me where I am”; Christ says, “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am”. Thus the disciple is at cross purposes with his Lord. The soul cannot be in both places; the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too. Now, which pleader shall win the day? If you had your choice; if the King should step from his throne and say, ‘Here are two supplicants praying in opposition to one another, which shall be answered?’ Oh! I am sure, though it were agony, you would start from your feet, and say, ‘Jesus, not my will, but thine be done.’ … Lord thou shalt have them. By faith we let them go.

Knowing that we would be encouraged to hear how he had been strengthened this man emailed us at Christian Focus Publications to tell us how one of our books had helped him, and how God’s word again had been there, ready and prepared for just the right moment.

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Books Change Lives – The Deep Black Pond At No. 12 by Catherine Mackenzie

Deep Black Pond At No. 12: Tammy and Jake Learn About Health and Sickness by Catherine MacKenzieAs a publisher of Christian books, one of our greatest joys is to hear stories of how lives have been impacted through our books. We hope you’ll be as encouraged as we were by what follows below:

Two children sat down on the settee one evening, a book between them, a sister and her little brother. The girl liked to read, the boy liked to have stories read to him. The Deep Dark Pond at Number 12 was about some children who lived at Canterbury place and what God taught them about Health and Sickness. The little boy understood that your soul needed care as well as your body. When his sister read the bit about how sin was a like the mud at the bottom of a dirty old pond – and how it was only Jesus who could wash that sin away the boy knew he had do something. After they had finished the story the little boy said, ‘I think I would like to be a Christian too.’ His sister told him to go through to his room and pray to God about it. So that’s what he did and it is because of the word of God and its power that he is saved from sin today.

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Books Change Lives – Around the Wicket Gate by C. H. Spurgeon

Around the Wicket Gate Help for those who only know About Christ by C. H. SpurgeonAs a publisher of Christian books, one of our greatest joys is to hear stories of how lives have been impacted through our books. We hope you’ll be as encouraged as we were by what follows below:

A copy of Around the Wicket Gate by C. H. Spurgeon was on the book table, a woman came by, picked it up and smiled. ‘I gave a copy of that book to my friend and something amazing happened.’
‘What was that?’ she was asked.
‘My friend read the book and then gave it to someone else and that person was saved.’
‘That’s amazing. What a wonderful story,’ was the response.
She nodded and replied, ‘Yes, it’s even more amazing because she died not that long after. That book arrived just in time.’

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