Holiday reading

Looking for some light reading for the beach or that long journey? Here are a couple of suggestions:

Encounters on a Bus

Yu never know who you'll meet on a bus. In Encounters on a Bus the lives of 20 diverse characters funnel through the same half-hour bus journey. It's a collection of short stories that builds up like a jigsaw. They deal with the differing perspectives with which we view people, how people meet but don't meet and how chance encounters can be life changing.This is a secular book with only a minimal Christian content, but it could also be a discussion starter. Click the link to see more details and order a copy from the lulu.com website.

152pp, 108mm x 174mm), price £9.00 plus postage.

Also available as a PDF ebook.

Poppies and Forget-me-nots

Poppies and Forget-me-nots

The citizens of Oakdale hail the Revd James Wortley as a prophet when he appears to predict the outbreak of the First World War but some turn against him when he takes a pacifist stand.  Two decades later, when the outbreak of another war is threatening, a young Welsh trainee teacher, Heulwen Hughes, embarks on a search to find her real father – and discovers more than she expected. I have always been fascinated by the First World War since listening, as a young pastor, to the harrowing stories of men in my congregation who were involved in the carnage. If I had been a church minister at the time, how would I have  guided my congregation, how would I have comforted the familes of the men who werre kiled and maimed – and how would I have coped with the added pressures that wartime brought? And have we learned the lessons?

 

Click this link to see more details and to purchase your copy.

236pp.  £10.99 plus postage

 


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Parables
My attempt to imitate Jesus' favourite genre.

The Last Bauble on the Tree
When the decorations are taken down, Belinda the bauble hides away and is taken with the tree to the recycling centre …

Touching Heaven
The stunning Cornish landscapes of the Helford River and the Lizard Peninsula inspire this engaging story of love and loyalty set in the fifth century.

Jesus and the Brood of Vipers
Why did the most godly people on earth turn against Jesus? This fascinating study traces the deteriorating relationship between Jesus and the Pharisees and presents a disturbing challenge to present-day Christianity.

Wisdom for Worship
Advice for worship leaders

Articles by Mike Jobling
Links to some of Mike Jobling's articles.

The Heart of Christmas
Series of Christmas Meditations

Encounters on a Bus
Collection of short stories

First Things First
The first 11 chapters of Genesis

Poppies and Forget-me-nots
The citizens of Oakdale hail the Revd James Wortley as a prophet when he appears to predict the outbreak of the First World War but some turn against him when he takes a pacifist stand. Two decades later, when the outbreak of another war is threatening, a young Welsh trainee teacher, Heulwen Hughes, embarks on a search to find her real father – and discovers more than she expected.

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