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God's Word for You (GWFY) — Exodus

God's Word for You (GWFY) — Exodus

by Tim Chester

"The book of Exodus is key to understanding Jesus. It is an exciting story, a historical story and - as it points us to and inspires us to worship Jesus, it is our story." Join Tim Chester as he opens up the book of Exodus, helping you get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today. This foun… Read more…

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God's Word for You (GWFY) — 1 Samuel

God's Word for You (GWFY) — 1 Samuel

by Tim Chester

"As we read the book of 1 Samuel, we see Jesus Christ with fresh colour and texture. And we see what it means for his people to follow him as King in an age that worships personal freedom." Join Dr. Tim Chester as he opens up the book of 1 Samuel, helping you get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transforms our hearts an… Read more…

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God's Word for You (GWFY) — 2 Samuel

God's Word for You (GWFY) — 2 Samuel

by Tim Chester

"In 2 Samuel faithful David shows us the victory of Jesus. When David is faithless, we feel our need for David's greater Son. And when David is weak, we see the suffering of Jesus, the Good shepherd." Join Dr. Tim Chester as he opens up the book of 2 Samuel, helping you to get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transf… Read more…

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God's Word for You (GWFY) — Titus

God's Word for You (GWFY) — Titus

by Tim Chester

The overriding passion of believers in the early church was to keep the gospel central for life, growth, and mission. Reading Titus in our time will inspire and equip us to make sure our lives and churches do the same." Join Dr. Tim Chester as he opens up the book of Titus, helping you get to grips with this short, powerful letter, sho… Read more…

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God's Word for You (GWFY) — Revelation

God's Word for You (GWFY) — Revelation

by Tim Chester

"Many find Revlation intimidating or just plain confusing. But there's no need to be scared, and every reason to be excited, as it moves our imagination and helps us see the world from heaven's perspective." Join Tim Chester as he opens up the book of Revelation, helping you get to grips with its meaning and showing how it … Read more…

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Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today

Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today

by Tim Chester

Have you lost your joy? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Does your Christian life feel routine and performance oriented, driven by duty and obligation?The letter of Galatians was written to Christians who had lost their joy— confronted with false messages about rules and regulations they needed to follow. Similar false messages provoked the st… Read more…

Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission

Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission

by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

HOW DOES THE CHURCH REACH THE UNCHURCHED?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.Helping us to see the way forward, this book offers practical ideas and personal stories f… 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

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 that faithfu… 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

"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 practice of … 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

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.” Chester argues that meals are also deeply theological—an important part of Christian fellowship and mission. He obser… 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

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 in their … 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…