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I am pleased to present a selection of book suggestions for your summer reading.

Joni and Ken. (An untold Love Story) by Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada

This is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love… in sickness and in health. Did Ken realise what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As they fight for their marriage and find their way through the mazes of depression and pain, they learn to wrap their lives around their rock - Jesus.

Ref 9906 (Zondervan) RRP 9.99 ASLAN Price 8.99

Surprised by Hope by Tom Wright

Former Bishop and author Tom Wright (or N.T.Wright as he is known on his more academic writings) is one of the foremost Christian thinkers writing today. In Surprised by Hope Tom takes on the common view that we will, upon death, leave this world and enter into heaven as disembodied spirits. He argues with passion and force for the traditional orthodox idea of the resurrection of the body and renewal of the earth as our ultimate destination. Tom maintains that if God intends to renew the whole creation - and if this has already begun in Jesus’s resurrection - the Church cannot stop at ‘saving souls’, but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God’s kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life.

Ref 7882 (SPCK) RRP 12.99 ASLAN Price 9.99

A Call To Serve, The Inside Story of Pope Francis by Stefan Von Kempis and Philip F Lawler

An illuminating profile of the new pope penned by two Vatican experts and accompanied by over 150 colour photos. Pope Francis loves the tango, was trained as a chemist, and in his youth had a regular girlfriend whom he planned to marry. For a pope, Francis has an unusual life story. Drawing on conversations, interviews, inside information and the Pope’s own writings and talks, A Call To Serve offers behind-the-scenes reportage, personal reflections, and a wealth of insights into the life and character of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Ref 9799 (SPCK) RRP 12.99 ASLAN Price 10.99

Help, Thanks, Wow, the Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about faith and prayer. In ‘Help, Thanks, Wow’ she has distilled everything she has learnt about prayer into these simple, transformative truths. These three prayers - asking for assistance, appreciating the good we witness, and feeling awe at the world - will get you through tough times, everyday struggles and the hard work of ordinary life. Insightful and honest, this is a book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.

Ref 9153 (Hodder and Stoughton) RRP 12.99 ASLAN Price 10.99

The Barnabas Book of Bible Questions

Why did Peter jump out of the boat? Why was the tomb empty? Children aged 7 to 11 can find out the answers to all these questions and more in this beautifully illustrated book. The straightforward question-and-answer text moves through the Bible chronologically, introducing favourite stories and helping children learn more about God.

Ref 9179 (Barnabas) RRP 7.99 ASLAN Price 6.99

All suggestions taken from the July 2013 edition of Aslan Christian Books (over 500,000 titles available). Telephone 08453 679 676 www.aslanchristianbooks.com or I can order for you.

Happy reading everyone.

Lynn Winter


Summer Edition 2013

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