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Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission

Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission

by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

<p><strong>HOW DOES THE CHURCH REACH THE UNCHURCHED?</strong></p> <p>We live in an increasingly post-Christian culture. More and more we find ourselves on the margins as less and less people have any intention of ever attending church. What used to work doesn’t work anymore and we need to adapt.</p> <p>Helping us t… Read more…

Good News to the Poor: Social Involvement and the Gospel

Good News to the Poor: Social Involvement and the Gospel

by Tim Chester

<p>Help them or tell them? Be like Jesus or talk about Jesus? Social action or gospel proclamation? It seems the two are often pitted against each other, as if they are mutually exclusive. But the New Testament paints a different picture where both aspects are valued. In this plea for a renewed understanding of the Christian calling, Chester argues tha… Read more…

Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community

Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community

by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

<p>'Church is not a meeting you attend or a place you enter,' write pastors Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. 'It's an identity that is ours in Christ. An identity that shapes the whole of life so that life and mission become 'total church.'' With that as their premise, they emphasize two overarching principles to govern the pra… Read more…

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table

by Tim Chester

<p>Meals have always been important across societies and cultures, a time for friends and families to come together. An important part of relationships, meals are vital to our social health. Author Tim Chester sums it up: “Food connects.” </p><p>Chester argues that meals are also deeply theological—an important part of Christian fell… Read more…

You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions

You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions

by Tim Chester

<p>It's about heart change, not behavior change. That's the conviction of Tim Chester as he seeks to help everyday Christians 'connect the truth about God with our Monday-morning struggles.' This interactive book, laid out in workbook fashion, is for newer Christians struggling with sin and for more mature Christians who have plateaued … Read more…

Why the Reformation Still Matters

Why the Reformation Still Matters

by Tim Chester and Michael Reeves

Does the Reformation still matter? In 1517, a German monk nailed a poster to the door of a church, disputing key doctrines taught by the Roman Catholic Church in that day. This moment set in motion a movement that changed the entire trajectory of church history. But do the Reformers still have something to teach us? In this accessible primer, Michael Reeves … Read more…