Posted in October 2010

Wendy Rimmington appointed as new MD for Alban Books

CONGRATULATIONS TO WENDY RIMMINGTON, appointed as new MD of Alban Books with effect from November 1st 2010. Wendy’s appointment follows on from the sad death of former MD, Jane Grounsell, reported here last month. Wendy’s previous experience includes time with Chambers Harrap, the Penguin Group, the BBC and Christian Aid, as well as in the … Continue reading

What Would Jesus Steal?

THAT’S THE QUESTION being asked by Ben Myers after reports “from a reliable source” — but dismissed by one of his commenters as urban myth — of thefts of WWJD bracelets from “one of Australia’s big Christian bookstore chains”. It’s a good question: what would Jesus steal? A few lost souls from under the nose … Continue reading

Remembering Keith Jones

On behalf of Keith Jones Christian Bookshop, Colin Bailey, former manager, writes: Friends may be interested to know that Mr Keith Jones, the founder of Keith Jones Booksellers in Bournemouth, passed away recently, aged 97. His career in the Christian book trade began over 50 years ago as manager of the local branch of Pickering … Continue reading

Dead or Alive, Stanley Hauerwas wants to meet you!

THIS WEEKEND Stanley Hauerwas will be joining us here in the UK for the official launch of his book, Hannah’s Child (9780334043683, SCM Press, £19.99, released in April this year). It’s a hectic schedule including events at the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and King’s College, London, as well as a debate on Monday … Continue reading

Don’t be Scared of Theology!

Before leaving LST I had the privilege of meeting Derek Bigg, a former LST (or LBC, as it was in those days) student, who called in at the shop to supply me with stock of his book, In Pursuit of the Truth. It’s a book that has emerged out of a lifetime of faithful and … Continue reading

Pauline Books and Media on BBC Songs of Praise

CONGRATULATIONS to Pauline Books & Media on being featured on BBC Songs of Praise on Sunday 10th October. They appear approximately 21 minutes into the programme, introduced by Pam Rhodes, as part of the episode’s focus on St Paul. The programme also features the Rt Revd Tom Wright, former Bishop of Durham and, as most … Continue reading

STL’s Golden Ticket: And the first winner is…

CONGRATULATIONS to Christian Book Centre, Preston, on becoming the first winner of STL’s Golden Ticket:     Nigel from CBC Preston said: We were overwhelmed with the generous gift that the Gold Envelope represented for us as a business, we offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to STL for this gift. It is great that … Continue reading