The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville

Books make very pleasing and interesting gifts. Here are a few choices to give or to put on your list.

The Animals’ Christmas

This softly illustrated story gently weaves a retelling of the Nativity into Isaiah’s Peaceable Kingdom prophecy, of when all creation will lie down in peace together because of the first Christmas night. A beautiful way to share the Christmas story and its message of love. ISBN 9780745962498 Lion Children’s Books 5.99

The First Christmas Pop Up

Inspirational gift book helping toddlers and early readers discover the story of the very first Christmas. Vibrantly illustrated in life-like detail, the final turn of the page reveals an amazing 3D pop-up of the Nativity Scene. The storybook you’ll want to leave open throughout the Christmas season! ISBN 9781859858264 Candle Books 6.99

KJV Devotional Bible

Featuring over 400 devotions, quotes and selections that have been carefully chosen to reflect the impact that the powerful language of the King James Version has had on writers over the span of four centuries, the Hendrickson KJV Devotional Bible is the first of its kind. ISBN 9781598567359 Hendrickson Publishers 19.99

Simply Jesus. Who he was, what he did, why it matters by Tom Wright.

Modern, critical, biblical scholarship often points out how the church’s teachings about Jesus have become encrusted with tradition so that it is hard to see what the core documents - the New Testament - really says about him. So how should the Church present the story and identity of Jesus? ISBN 9780281064793 SPCK 9.99

The Philosopher and the Gospels, Jesus Through the Lens of Philosophy by Keith Ward.

Keith Ward argues that the Gospels as passed down to us by centuries of Church teaching can seem an over-literal and spiritually superficial interpretation. But by scrutinising them through the lens of contemporary philosophy, we can discover a more wondrous and profound teaching. ISBN 9780745955629 Lion Hudson 10.99

Is God for Real? Signposts and stories for people who wonder by Chris Leonard.

Is God for Real? is the question many struggle with. So Chris Leonard spoke to people from all kinds of backgrounds and asked them to explain how their relationship with God works out in practice, during crises, but mainly in normal, everyday life. ISBN 9780281062058 SPCK 9.99

All suggestions taken from The Christian Marketplace magazine and are available from J Source Christian Bookshop at 69-73 Meridian Centre, Havant (tel. 02392498998) or from the Church Bookstall.

Happy Christmas reading everyone.

Lynn Winter


Christmas Edition 2011

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