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Ebooks on Sale Through April 26 – May 3, 2017

Check out our current selection of eBooks on sale April 26 – May 3, 2017. This week we are featuring three titles from our children’s imprint, CF4K – Because you are never too young to know Jesus!  

How to be a Bible Beauty by Catherine Mackenzie  Sale Price: $2.99/£1.99

How to Be a Bible Princess by Catherine MacKenzie  Sale Price: $2.99/£1.99

How to be a Bible Warrior by Catherine MacKenzie  Sale Price: $2.99/£1.99

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Easter Resources from CF4K

CF4K provides some excellent resources for Easter. We’ve picked out 3 titles today which are great for sharing the Easter story with children, click on the covers to find out more.


 

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It’s World Book Day today!

CLC Bookshops and Eden are celebrating World book Day with this selection of fantastic children’s and adult books from Christian Focus, available for ONLY £1 EACH!
John Knox: Fearless Faith by Steven J. Lawson

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“…Take a deep breath as you turn the first page; this story may leave you breathless; but you will almost certainly feel spiritually fitter by the end!”

Sinclair B. Ferguson

John Knox is one of the most colourful figures in church history and his impact is still felt around the world. The real story of Knox surpasses the best fiction novels. Five hundred years after his death, Steven Lawson seeks in this book to ignite our faith for Jesus through Knox’s story. If you think of Knox as the dull Presbyterian, prepare to think again. Let this seminal figure in the history of the Scottish Reformation inspire you to stand firm in your faith and let God impact your spiritual life.


 

A Christian's Pocket Guide to Loving The Old Testament by Alec Motyer

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“…If the world is still here in a hundred years’ time, these thrilling pages will still be looked upon as a treasure trove among God’s faithful people.”

Richard Bewes

Many of us know and love the stories and characters of the Old Testament such as Joseph, Moses and Jonah. But how do we view its importance in relation to New Testament teaching and our 21st century experiences? This accessible yet powerful addition to the Pocket Guide series draw together the threads of Scripture to help us understand the power of God’s word when viewed in its completeness.


 

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Would you like to make a difference? These ten boys grew up to do just that – but first they had to change the church. How did God change them?

Features: Augustine, John Knox, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Hugh Latimer, Jan Hus, Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale, Thomas Chalmers, Lord Shaftesbury.


 

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Would you like to make a difference? These ten girls grew up to do just that.

Features: Katherine Luther, Bethan Lloyd-Jones, Sabina Wurmbrand, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Edith Schaeffer, Ruth Bell Graham, Monica of Thagaste, Susannah Spurgeon, Maria Taylor.


 

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Ebooks on Sale Through February 22 – March 1, 2017

Trail-Blazers

“An excellent series … great reading for kids and adults alike.”

Tim Challies, Blogger at www.challies.com 

Below is our current selection of eBooks on sale February 22 – March 1 2017. This week we are featuring three titles from the highly collectable Trailblazers series. These are exciting biographies for tweens and teens – but – adults will also love reading about these amazing Christian role models from down through history.

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Creation Sings with Carine Mackenzie

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  • Learn about the Creation story
  • Hear how God speaks to us
  • Beautiful colour illustrations throughout
  • For 8-12 Year Olds

Listen as the heavens declare the glory of God. Watch as the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) And Learn from the one true God, as his work shows you who he is and what he is like. Powerful, Creative, Just, Merciful. Creation sings about him! God’s work declares God’s truth! In Creation Sings, see how each day of Creation links in to Old and New Testament stories that teach us more about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – the Creator.

Inside Creation Sings

About the Author: 

Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. Carine’s 150th book 365 Great Bible Stories was released in July 2011. She has sales of several million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

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Where to Buy:

Creation Sings: How God’s Work Declares God’s Truth is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Christmas with CF4K

Our children’s imprint, CF4K, provides a range of resources which are ideal for sharing the wonders of Christmas with your kids. Here is just a selection, perfect as presents, gifts or as a resource for leaders :


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It’s the countdown to Christmas. There are 25 days to go until we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In this book there are puzzles and codes, activities and crafts to help you remember the real reason for Christmas – the fact that God sent his Son to the world so that people could become God’s friends once more.

Look out for the full colour pull out advent calendar! Something you can use each day as you go through the book and as you count the days until the big day itself.


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What parent, Sunday School teacher or Pastor would not want a Christ-centered, Biblically faithful and understandable story written for children that is also well illustrated and well written? Now we have one which will not only benefit our children but will be loved and devoured by the adults who read it to them.

Harry L. Reeder, Pastor of Preaching & Leadership, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama


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“I remember your first Christmas. We said, ‘You’re here at last. We had waited for you for sooo long. On the very first Christmas another baby was born. The world had been waiting for Jesus, God’s Son, for many years.”

A family revisits Christmases gone by while also remembering the very Christmas and the child that God sent to save the world. Make your own memories by reading this book with a child.


Where to Buy:

Our Christmas selection is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Ulrich Zwingli – The Shepherd Warrior

Our guest post for today comes from William Boekestein, author of one of our latest titles in the popular CF4K Trailblazers series. The Trailblazers series, geared for tweens through to teens, feature some of the great Christian men and women from across history in these exciting biographies. 

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In front of me sat a few dozen prisoners including men who were serving life sentences for murder. One of the men in the room was in his seventies. Others were in their twenties. The men had lived hard lives. They had caused deep pain and experienced crushing disappointment.

From a homemade lectern in the front of the room I began to read—a story for children ages 8-14—about a man who lived and died 500 years ago.

Perhaps most of us in that prison room had misgivings when I started to story-tell. But as the chapter came to life the men seemed to lean into the story. Some fought back tears. Others seemed engrossed in thought.

These convicted men grasped that the hero “had the sentence of death” in himself (2 Cor. 1:9). He was heading for war. He had already said tearful goodbyes to his wife and small children. He steeled himself to use courageously what was left of his time on earth. His story touched theirs.

In the end, the protagonist struggled to stay alive amidst “blasting muskets, groaning men, screaming horses, mud-slurping boots tromping through the marsh, pain [and] loss of blood.” After echoing Jesus’ words, “They can kill the body, but not the soul,” he slumped over dead.

The story was over.

I closed the session in prayer, but only after a protracted pause. The only sound came from a few whirring box fans swirling the heavy heat around the room. Perhaps the pause should have been longer. Stories can be like Paul Simon’s visions that are planted in our brains and linger in the sound of silence.

But the story wasn’t really over. William Faulkner said, “The past is never deadIt’s not even past.” Whenever we hear a good story it mingles with our present experience. As the reader revives the story, the story revives the reader. It was for this reason that, when invited to speak to this group of several-dozen convicts, I chose to read a chapter from a juvenile biography. I chose this story because I wrote it. Maybe it is better say, it was a story that I was privileged to put my name on after it came alive to me. It had become a story that I wanted to see reborn into the imaginations of a group of men that needed a story.

The listeners were students in a reformed Bible seminary that holds classes within their penitentiary. While serving long sentences they are trying to live for Jesus and serve as restoring instruments in the hands of their heavenly Father. I was invited to speak to them about the life of reformer Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531). For the first half of the class—before closing with the story—I lectured. I told them facts, hopefully meaningful facts.

As a child, Ulrich Zwingli worked hard to sharpen his mind and fuel his imagination. As a young pastor, he labored tirelessly to promote biblical change in the churches of Switzerland, his beloved homeland. In the pulpit, he opened God’s word, showing Christ’s beauty to everyone who had ears to hear. As a churchman, Zwingli strove to strengthen the ties between reform-minded people, including Martin Luther. In the home, he fervently loved his wife and children. In broader Swiss society, he was both wildly popular and passionately hated. In Zwingli’s world people of unlike faith could not conceive of coexisting peacefully. Switzerland became divided, Catholics against Protestants. By the 1530s, Zwingli’s State of Zurich had become largely isolated from the rest of the mostly Catholic confederacy. In 1531, a sort of cold war flared into a heated civil conflict. Serving as a citizen-chaplain, Zwingli was killed on October 11.

These facts are important. But when facts are woven into a story they stop merely telling and begin showing. They help us feel and dream. They can bolster courage and strengthen hope. Stories can remind us that the strands of our lives are woven into a far grander tapestry than we sometimes realize.

Prisoners serving life sentences need facts. They need to be able to live and die standing on the granite-like facts of Jesus’ death and resurrection. But even these pivotal facts are told in a story, the greatest story. All redemptive stories are tributaries that swirl us into the roaring river of God’s grand plot.

Prisoners need stories. So do you. Maybe you need this one.

William Boekestein pastors Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His most recent book is Shepherd Warrior, a lively retelling of the life of Ulrich Zwingli.

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Where to Buy:

Ulrich Zwingli: Shepherd Warrior by William Boekestein is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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US New Releases – May 2016

Here are all of our May 2016 US new releases at a glance. Click any of the cover images below to learn more.

Christian Focus:

The Grand Design Your Days are Numbered Presbytopia

A Heart Set Free Why Jesus? God-Is He Out There?

Christian Heritage:

Checque Book of the Bank of Faith Journal

Christian Focus 4 Kids:

My 1st Books and More Big Bible Science

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New From Carine MacKenzie: The Promise: How God Told the World about Jesus

The Promise by Carine MackenzieAt the beginning of time a promise was made by God. He promised to save from sin by sending his Son, the Saviour. One after the other people heard the message and told the world about God’s plan to send a Saviour, God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The promise that was made in the Garden of Eden came true in the Garden tomb, when the Saviour who was sacrificed, crushed death and came back to life.

All through history God had told the world that this would happen – and it did!

The promise was kept.

About Carine Mackenzie:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. Carine’s 150th book 365 Great Bible Stories was released in July 2011. She has sales of several million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

For a full list of books by Carine Mackenzie, visit ChristianFocus.com.

Where to Buy:
The Promise: How God Told the World about Jesus  is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New from Danika Cooley: Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth

Wonderfully Made by Danika CooleyDanika Cooley’s new book Wonderfully Made is an excellent way to introduce a young child to the wonder of God’s creation – the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother’s womb, Danika takes us on a journey of discovery… the discovery of life.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”  Psalm 139:13



Additional Resources:

  • Press Release: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Danika CooleyAbout the Author:
Danika Cooley is a married mother of four, a grandmother, a blogger, a curriculum developer, and a writer. Danika’s three year Scripture survey for preschool to high school, Bible Road Trip, is used across the globe. You can connect with Danika and find great resources for discipling your children at ThinkingKidsBlog.org.

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