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Autumn 2023 issue

Book Corner

September has rolled around once more and so here is a varied selection to start off your autumn reading.

Pray BIG  by Alistair Begg

Many of us struggle with prayer whether it is for a season or for a lifetime. And when we do pray, we often don’t know what to say. To find the answers we need to discover how to pray as the apostle Paul did. Paul enjoyed prayer, and was excited about it. He expected his father in heaven to hear what he said, and to act in other people’s lives. He prayed and then was ‘watchful in it with thanksgiving’; ready to see how God would work. This book focuses on Paul’s prayer for his friends in Ephesus.


Calm Moments For Anxious Days: a 90-Day Devotional Journey by Max Lucado

Including a quick reference list of God’s promises, this 90 day devotional is ideal for seasons of stress, depression and anxiety Whether you are facing grief and trauma, questioning your value or purpose, fatigued by the everyday trials of life or wondering whether that cloud of fear will ever leave you, Calm Moments for Anxious Days brings you back to truth and hope.

REF; 6854  (THOMAS NELSON) (BBP £12.99) ASLAN £10.99

The Woman From Lydia by Angela Hunt

Widowed Euodia, known to her neighbours as ‘the Lydian woman’, seeks to make a fresh start by moving to the foreign city of Philippi.  She finds new purpose after meeting Paulos, apostle to the Gentiles, who opens her eyes to helping those in need, particularly women and those who have been enslaved.

 Retired Roman soldier Hector has settled in Philippi with dreams of a future filled with wealth and status, pooling his army earnings with Lucius, his fellow comrade-in-arms turned business partner. His hopes are dashed, however, when Paulos robs their youngest enslaved girl of her lucrative ability to foretell the future, rendering her worthless to Hector’s ambition.

Determined to find someone to restore the girl’s valuable ‘gift’, Hector is willing to travel to the ends of the earth to do so. Following close behind him, Euodia and her servants embark on a journey to rescue Sabina and to set her free forever.  

REF; 7132  (BAKER) (RRP £11.99) ASLAN £9.99

No Greater Love by Rebecca McLaughlin

Greater love has no one than this:  that he lay down his life for his friends – John 15:13.  Our culture idolizes romance and the love of parents for their children.  But Jesus said there was no greater love than sacrificial friendship love.  What’s more, He issued a command to His disciples that they live into this kind of love.  Christian friendship isn’t just a nice-to-have.  It’s vital.  But it is also dangerous.  Friends can pull us up when we’re knocked down, embrace us with their love, and spur us on to follow Jesus better.  But friends can also grind us to the ground, exploit, or invite us into sin.  In No Greater Love, Rebecca McLaughlin walks us through the highs and lows of friendship love – a love that’s been neglected and malnourished in our modern world.  She draws especially on Jesus in the Gospels and on Paul to show how powerful and precious Christian friendship is and how we can walk through the hurt, loss and disillusionment that comes from broken friendship trust.  Beginning with the words of Jesus on the night he was betrayed and abandoned, she points us to his battled-tested love as the unending source of our best love for one another.  Male or female, single or married, joyful or lamenting, lonely or embraced, we all need friendship love.   This book will help us give and receive it in a way that calls us back to Jesus’ commandment that we love each other just like He loves us.  

REF:  7196 (MOODY) (RRP £13.99) ASLAN £11.99

All titles taken from the September issue of Aslan Christian Books.  aslanchristianbooks.com or telephone number 0330 0272828 or I can order for you.  

Lynn Winter