Are we more merciful than God? | The Good Book Blog

Is it still love without justice?

"Faith is not a step into the dark, it's a step into the light" — Terry Virgo, Life Tastes Better

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Calling all parents and children's workers!

What classic Bible stories would you like to see turned into illustrated children's books?

5 things to pray for a (royal) wedding | The Good Book Blog

Today Prince Henry of Wales will marry Meghan Markle at a ceremony at Windsor Castle—and as Christians, what better thing to do than pray for them?

5 Things to Pray for Your Heart by Rachel Jones launched this week, have you got your copy yet?

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Friday Quiz: Weddings in the Bible | The Good Book Blog

It's official, we've got Royal Wedding fever. What do you know about weddings and marriage in the Bible? Let us know your scores!

The 2 reasons why you don’t pray for yourself (and why that needs to change) | The Good Book Blog

It's often easier to look at the needs of others than to turn inwards and consider the needs of our own hearts.

Chat with the author

Do you find prayer hard? Do your prayers sometimes look like shopping lists or desperate pleas to get through the day? We know ours do.

We had a chat with Rachel Jones, author of the award-winning 5 Things to Pray series. The latest in the series, 5 Things to Pray for Your Heart is out this week! Go and get yourself a copy: http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/5-things-to-pray-for-your-heart

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"God saw your need for salvation and he met it" — Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Heart

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The Art of Rest

Too stressed to be blessed? Take our quiz to find out.

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When depression makes church so hard | The Good Book Blog

"She probably thought I was very rude. G sat next to me on Easter Sunday morning, smiled and asked how I was. But I just nodded my head and looked away. She didn’t try again."

4 ways we can make the church a safe-space for people with mental illness | The Good Book Blog

Author of Down, Not Out, Chris Cipollone shares essential advice for helping people with depression and anxiety in their silent struggle.

"As Christians, we can confidently claim that in mental illness everything's not lost" — Chris Cipollone, Down Not Out

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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The Art of Rest

Are you Rested or Stressted? Take our quiz and find out

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The weirdest conversation I've had in the gym | The Good Book Blog

To celebrate the launch Terry Virgo’s new evangelistic resource, Life Tastes Better, we’re sharing a series of surprising evangelistic encounters in everyday situations. This is the first; it’s about our Creative Director, Tim, having a run in with a Sikh in a sauna…

Learning How to Rest Can Save You From Self-Destruction

"I’ve been down the path of serial accomplishment and its end is restless ruin."

Check out Adam Mabry, author of The Art of Rest, blogging over on RELEVANT Magazine

A Hidden Epidemic God Hates

Spiritual abuse. What is it? Have you encountered it?

Author of Sipping Saltwater, Steve Hoppe identifies 15 signs that spiritual abuse may be happening in a household near you.

Friday Quiz: U, V, W, X, Y & Z | The Good Book Blog

Today's quiz is a round-up of the last 6 letters of the alphabet. Let us know your scores and also comment with any new quiz series ideas!

"This little jewel of a book made my heart sing." Clare Heath-Whyte, speaker and author

The Art of Rest is out now! You can get a copy here: http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/the-art-of-rest

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Encounters: A Sikh in a Sauna | The Good Book Blog

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Life Tastes Better by Terry Virgo, TGBC staff are sharing stories of their often surprising, sometimes uncomfortable, everyday evangelistic encounters. Today, Tim gets a sweat on chatting to a Sikh in a sauna...

"My life is going to be richer and better because I read this book.Yours will be too." — Steve Brown, New York Times bestselling author

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The Art of Rest

Too stressed to be blessed? Take our quiz to find out.

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Have you entered our giveaway yet?

To celebrate the launch of Terry Virgo's new book Life Tastes Better we're giving away a set of 50 for you and your church.

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The Art of Rest

We live in a world that has forgotten how to rest. But God calls us to real spiritual refreshment in him and the refusal to stop and rest is a refusal to accept the way he created us.

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Discover the secret to real spiritual refreshment with The Art of Rest by Adam Mabry—out now!

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The 3 Enemies of Rest | The Good Book Blog

The refusal to stop and rest is a refusal to accept the way God created us.

The Art of Rest

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Stop Bowing to the God of Busyness

I believe the gospel, and I’ve received grace upon grace. So why do I—and so many other Western Christians—keep falling into the trap of doing more?

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"God gave us regular times to stop in order for us to remember that God is God and we are not" — Adam Mabry, The Art of Rest

How are you resting this Bank Holiday Monday?

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This week's #SaturdayStaffPick is 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke. It's recommended by Rachel who works in Customer Services:

"This is not a book that aims to condemn our smartphone usage but rather an inspection into how technology can and has already influenced how we live our lives. Tony Reinke makes it clear that although the book was written by him, it is also for him. He shares the struggles he faces when using his smartphone.

Within the 12 chapters, Reinke looks at various smartphone behaviours and the affect they have on relationships; both our relationships with one another and our relationships with God. Each chapter is clear and convicting with a range of sources that reveal the struggles we face in 2018.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a smartphone. This book is not going to instantly solve any struggles you may be facing, but it will you to look at the way you use your smartphone differently. Our phones give us an excellent opportunity for online ministry and this book helps us to endeavour to win attention for God online."

If you want to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, you can pick up a copy of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You here: https://bit.ly/2KBovzV

Friday Quiz: Timothy | The Good Book Blog

This week's Friday Quiz takes on Timothy—Paul's protégé. Have you got what it takes to be a Bible Genius this week?

Guest Post from Terry Virgo: Jesus Is Not Your Genie

Great article from Terry Virgo! Don't forget to enter our giveaway to win a set of 50 copies of Terry's new book for your church.

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"A wonderfully helpful book." Lily Strachan, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Down, Not Out is out now! Depression, anxiety and the difference Jesus makes. This book unpacks many aspects of depression and anxiety, and brings our gospel identity to bear on each one.

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"A book the church needs." Dr Andrew Nicholls, Director of Pastoral Care, Oak Hill College.

Down, Not Out is out now!

Depression, anxiety and the difference Jesus makes. Grab your copy at http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/down-not-out

God's Very Good Idea Colouring & Activity Book

Take a look at what the team have been up to recently... God's Very Good Idea Colouring and Activity Book landed in the office and we couldn't wait to try it out!

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Win 50 copies of Terry Virgo's new book for your church | The Good Book Blog

To celebrate the launch of Terry Virgo's new book Life Tastes Better we're giving away a set of 50 for you and your church.

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Down, Not Out by Chris Cipollone is out now!

Depression, anxiety and the difference Jesus makes.

This book unpacks many aspects of depression and anxiety, and brings our gospel identity to bear on each one.

Grab your copy now!

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Hope in the Midst of Depression and Anxiety

Just short of his 30th birthday, Chris Cipollone found himself unconscious on the floor of a psychiatric hospital. He truly believes that there is hope for those in the dark pits of anxiety and depression.

His new book, Down Not Out, is full of personal experience, reflection and helpful insight for those who suffer and those who care.

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Find answers to common misconceptions with this month's FREE EBOOK, Who On Earth is the Holy Spirit?

Many people have a grasp on God the Father and Jesus the Son, but struggle to understand quite how and where the Holy Spirit fits into the picture. Who exactly is he? And how does he work in our lives? This book cuts through the confusion and looks at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Download it now at: http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/free-ebook

Find answers to common misconceptions with this month's FREE EBOOK, Who On Earth is the Holy Spirit?

Many people have a grasp on God the Father and Jesus the Son, but struggle to understand quite how and where the Holy Spirit fits into the picture. Who exactly is he? And how does he work in our lives? This book cuts through the confusion and looks at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Download it now at: http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/free-ebook

Here’s what it's like being a church leader and depressed | The Good Book Blog

"I am a pastor who lives with depression. And nowhere in scripture am I disqualified for it. Quite the opposite; I think it has actually been a net gain. Let me tell you why."

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"The hope we have in Christ allows us to press on in all seasons" — Chris Cipollone, Down Not Out

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SPRING SALE ends soon! There's up to 50% off an incredible range of titles.

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Friday Quiz: Samson | The Good Book Blog

This week's quiz is on Samson. Have you got what it takes to be a Bible genius this week?

What's Coming Up in May | The Good Book Blog

Have you seen our super May releases?

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How can parents protect their children from porn?

Porn is becoming scarily available and widely accepted — it's hard to know how to protect our children from it. Vaughan Roberts offers his thoughts

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Where to look when your anxiety is crippling | The Good Book Blog

"When I fear the unknown in my life, I would be wise to remember the cross."

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Episode 599: Matt Chandler

Jump to 63:17 to hear Matt Chandler discussing why the decline of Christendom might not actually be a bad thing and how the Church could do a better job addressing race issues.

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"Old Testament laws concerning women, as we peer into them, show glimmers of grace-filled light" — Kathleen Nielson, Women and God

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