Posted in September 2012

Indescribable

Indescribable

Dan Balsdon, manager of SACREdplace, St Austell, reviews Louie Giglio’s “Indescribable” DVD: Indescribable! I don’t think there could be a better title. We all gaze into the night sky on a clear night and stand in awe of what we can see, so far away. This DVD doesn’t just extend that awe, but also brings home the vastness of creation and highlights our significance in God’s world… Continue reading

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News Roundup: CLC’s Take Note trials in other shops; Dernier Publishing News; eBooks for Indies; and more…

News Roundup: CLC’s Take Note trials in other shops; Dernier Publishing News; eBooks for Indies; and more…

A ROUNDUP of news & views from the Christian booktrade. This time around: CLC’s instore magazine, Take Note, trials in other shops; Dernier Publishing’s latest newsletter; eBooks for Indies as Kobo strikes a deal with the Booksellers Association; Mark Stibbe’s “Opening the Father’s Presents” placed on hold by Authentic; A bright and shiny new Website for Alban Books; and good news for children’s writers & publishers: parents & kids prefer print over ebooks… Continue reading

SPCK v/s SSG: And so it ends?

SPCK v/s SSG: And so it ends?

THE END, it seems, has finally come in the long-running legal dispute between SPCK and the Brewer brothers/St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust. In a statement issued on Friday 14th Sept 2012 — just short of six years since SPCK announced that fatally flawed decision to hand their bookshops over to SSG in October 2006 … Continue reading

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

Chloe Lynch reviews Ali Martin and Liza Hoeksma’s “Heart to Heart: Eight ways to understand and heal your vital connection to God” – Our heart is the very core of who we are. Because of this, Scripture tells us to guard our hearts above all else. But how can we do this in the context of twenty-first century life? How can we understand what state our hearts are in right now and how can we bring ourselves to an attitude of honesty before God about the need for our hearts to be transformed and renewed? You’ll find some answers in this great new book… Continue reading

Bookshop News Roundup: The much-later-than-planned Friday Edition

Bookshop News Roundup: The much-later-than-planned Friday Edition

IT’S ANOTHER MIXED BAG of news in this much-later-than-planned roundup, which begins with some exciting events and developments in Birmingham, Huddersfield and Market Harborough, but unfortunately ends on two very sad notes: the forthcoming closure of Plymouth’s Christian Literature Centre (aka The Upper Room Bookshop) and the death of Ali Charlesworth, former manager of Scunthorpe’s … Continue reading