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Book Lovers Find a New Home!

23 Jun

Book-aid in NigeriaAt the weekend I visited a used bookstore and came away with:

  • Richard Sibbes: Complete Works (vol 1)
  • Charles Spurgeon: New Park Street Pulpit (vol 4)
  • Augustine of Hippo: Confessions
  • Sinclair Ferguson: Man Overboard
  • Sinclair Feguson: Christian Life
  • Louis Berkhof: Systematic Theology

Guess how much it cost me?

£10.

Book Aid in the UK

“Where is this shop?” you ask. The one I visited was in Barnard Castle (County Durham), but there are also shops in London, Ranskill (Nottinghamshire) and Templepatrick (County Antrim).

On the ground floor of the Barnard Castle store there were a couple of Bibles and Banner of Truth books and then the rest was a find it yourself A-Z by Author’s Name treasure trove. Not all the books were of as good stock as the ones I bought, but you can find many gems (many out of print). My friend found a signed copy of an Elisabeth Eliot book strangely enough!

When I went they were selling all the Banner of Truth volumes they had half price at Barnard Castle, so well worth a day trip.

Book Aid across the world

Whilst I was basking in the amazing deals I was getting, the lady who ran the bookstall informed me it was a charity. Christians in this country donate their used books to Book Aid and the large percentage are sent to areas across to areas where Christian literature is hard to come by (i.e India, Cameroon, Ghana) and are sold at affordable prices to pastors, laymen or seminaries.

The profits taken from sales in the UK go to help fund shipping etc. of these books overseas.

What an incredible ministry! It gives poor students like me quality Christian books and helps support ministries abroad. Pray for the ministry and support them by either giving your used Christian books or going and buying some more for your collection.

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New Word Alive

11 Apr

ThisBible week I have been at New Word Alive, a conference for Evangelicals in the UK. Speakers included John Piper, D.A. Carson and Terry Virgo.

The week was a great success and the teaching was fantastic. Over the coming days I will put up my notes and some thoughts on application. I hope what we were taught challenges you too.

Whilst you’re waiting visit Adrian Warnock’s blog, which has a lot of content on New Word Alive and points you to other sites blogging the event.

QCCU Evangelistic Talks

19 Mar

May I draw you’re attention to a website: http://www.sermoncloud.com/qccu/. It contains talks from Why God Week, a week of talks that my Christian Union put on for people who aren’t Christians. If you’re not a Christian these talks may be a great place to start.

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