Resources

GOD: Is He Out There?

If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what has he got to do with me? If all this true, now what? Mez McConnell brings to us this excellent resources for pastors and group leaders, to guide people through the many questions and challenges people face. This is the first of ten new titles to feature in the IX Marks Urban series.

WAR: Why Did Life Just Get Harder?

All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what we know we should. God feels distant and we feel dirty. The second book in the First  Steps of Discipleship series tackles the fundamental, day-to-day difficulties experienced by every Christian, and looks at the question War: Why Did Life Just Get Harder?

VOICES: Who Do I Listen To?

Life is so confusing! There are a myriad of voices clambering for our attention – which one is ‘the right one’? Decisions – rather than being biblical, or good, or even passable – often feel like a stab in the dark, hoping for the best. This third title in the First Steps of Discipleship series looks at the wisdom offered in the book of Proverbs. God has not left us to navigate life as best we can alone – guidance is waiting if we only take the time to look.

Preparing for Baptism

Being baptised as a believer is a very significant event. So it is vital that the meaning of baptism is clearly understood and the kind of life that baptism commits us to is properly appreciated. This personal diary is designed to help those preparing for baptism to approach their baptism with understanding and commitment.

Is There Anybody Out There?

Since the publication of ‘A child called “it”’ by Dave Pelzer there hasn’t been a story like this. But this is not just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood and the ravages on a life it produces. The difference is that Mez not only escaped from his ‘trial by parent’ but he discovered a hope that has transformed his life. He in turn has helped others find hope in their lives. Mez’s life involved abuse, violence, drugs, thieving and prison – but you don’t have to fall as far as him in order to climb out of the traps in your life.

What’s the Point of Life?

You might think that this is just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood but the difference is that Mez discovered a hope that transformed his life. Although his story at times may sicken you, his first brushes with church and Christianity will make you laugh out loud! Mez still suffers from his experiences but you’ll be amazed at how far you can be restored from such a beginning.

Church In Hard Places

This book offers biblical guidelines and practical strategies for reaching those on the margins of our society with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The authors—both pastors with years of experience ministering among the poor—set forth helpful “dos” and “don’ts” related to serving in the midst of less–affluent communities. Emphasizing the priority of the gospel as well as the importance of addressing issues of social justice, this volume will help pastors and other church leaders mobilize their people to plant churches and make an impact in “hard places”.