We have had positive experiences with the following. Click on the graphic to be taken to their site. The books are all written by Colin Smith, one of our members. They are available from Bookshops, Amazon or direct from Colin.
Traidcraft (Fight poverty through trade).
We support the Fair Trade movement by having a small Traidcraft stall in a corner at the back of our church. Fairly traded goods can also be ordered through their catalogue. Please support them. www.traidcraft.co.uk/
Methodist Insurance Company
We are happy to recommend the Methodist Insurance plc through whom we insure our church. They also do home insurance etc. https://www.methodistinsurance.co.uk/
Methodist publishing has a range of useful material, not all of which is specifically Methodist - worth a look.https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/
Open Bible Trust.
The Open Bible Trust is a non-denominational publisher of Bible study resources. They are well written and reasonably priced. See also their videos on You Tube, and their website at http://www.obt.org.uk/
Eden is a one stop shop for Christian resources. We have found them as giving good service at reasonable prices.
Aslan is similar to Eden but with an emphasis on books.
Chapter and Verse.
If you are in our area then Chapter and Verse is a small independent ecumenical resource centre in nearby Buxton. More details from its website. http://chapterandverse.org.uk/index.php
“Exploring Growing with God”
This short book forms an excellent basis for a group or individual to explore spiritual growth. It is on sale at £3.95.
“This Cold House”
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press this book shows how we can create a pleasant environment in our homes, whilst being kind to the earth. Colin describes it as “popular” rather than “hard” science. Now available at £2.00
“Defuddling the Bible.”
Recently (Dec. 2017) published by the Open Bible trust, this book gives an insight into some of the causes of confusion, when reading the Bible. It also shows how many of these can easily be cleared up, and faith reinforced as a consequence. £4.50
“Ponder this – Articles on the writings of Saint Augustine”
This is the latest publication by our church member, Colin Smith. Short one line quotations from Augustine's works are used as a stimulus for thought and application today. Each article is c500 words in length making it a short and interesting read. Published by the Open Bible Trust it is available from Amazon.
£4.55 for the paperback edition or £3.05 for the Kindle version.