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Contents 3 . . . . . . Monarch New Releases 12 . . . . . . Monarch Best-sellers 13 . . . . . . Lion New Releases 21 . . . . . . Lion Best-sellers 22 . . . . . . Index by Title 23 . . . . . . Index by Author

Monarch New Releases

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Matthew ISBN: 978-1-85424-988-3 Acts ISBN: 978-1-85424-989-0 Revelation ISBN: 978-1-85424-990-6 Price: $14.99 each Binding: Paperback Release date: November 30, 2010 Trim: 5 x 7.75 Pages: 272 each Category: RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / New Testament Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

A powerful new devotional commentary series designed to inform and inspire
Straight to the Heart of Matthew
60 Bite-Sized Insights 60 Bite-Sized Insights 60 Bite-Sized Insights Phil Moore

Straight to the Heart of Acts Straight to the Heart of Revelation

About the Author
Phil Moore leads a thriving church in Wimbledon, London. He also serves as a Bible teacher and evangelist within the Newfrontiers family of churches. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1995, Phil spent time on the mission field and then in the business world. He spent four years working twice through the Bible in the original languages, and has now delivered an accessible series of devotional commentaries which convey timeless truths in a fresh and contemporary manner.

Here are the first three volumes in a series of devotional commentaries for those who appreciate the insights and sound research found in commentaries but find scholarly writing dry and lacking in personal application. The Straight to the Heart series does not cover the whole text, but focuses on key sections which communicate the main themes of each book. Although the tone is light, the text is full of useful application and backed by substantial scholarship. Its clear, thoughtprovoking insights will feed both mind and soul. The Straight to the Heart Commentary series will total 25 volumes covering both the Old and New Testaments, the next two volumes will cover Genesis and 1 & 2 Corinthians.

“Phil Moore has served us magnificently . . . He writes so relevantly and with such submission to biblical revelation.”

—Terry Virgo, Newfrontiers

ISBN 978-1-85424-988-3

“Most commentaries are dull. These are alive. Most commentaries are for scholars. These are for you!”

—Canon Michael Green, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

9 781854 249883

ISBN 978-1-85424-989-0

“Outstanding: biblical and passionate, clear and well-illustrated, simple and profound. God’s Word comes to life as you read [Moore’s commentaries], and the wonder of God shines through every page.” Features and Benefits

—Andrew Wilson, author of Incomparable

9 781854 249890

ISBN 978-1-85424-990-6

9 781854 249906

• Series: Straight to the Heart Commentary • Short, informative, inspiring chapters, approximately 4 pages each, are ideal as a daily devotional • Backed by solid scholarship and pastoral experience • The series will cover selected passages from all the books of the Old and New Testaments and together will provide an overview of the whole Bible

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ISBN: 978-0-85721-008-1 Price: $14.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: November 30, 2010 Trim: 5 x 7.75 Pages: 224 Category: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

A funny, inspirational account of Bible translation in the Amazon
Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak
Davey & Marie Jank

The Rebirth of an Amazon Tribe

About the Authors
Davey Jank is Canadian but was raised in the Amazonian jungle by missionary parents. After studying linguistics he responded to an invitation by the Wilo tribe. Marie Jank hails from Miami. After studying journalism she worked in public relations before training as a teacher. From March 2010 through March 2011, they will be traveling around the United States on furlough.

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God’s Golden Acre 978-0-8254-6085-2 $15.99

When Davey Jank started a new life as a missionary among a remote tribe in the Amazon jungle, he entered a world most of us will never encounter: a world where witchcraft and shamanism are the trade of the powerful; where fear drives a timid and isolated society to acts of desperation and the brink of despair; where God’s Word has not been heard. Davey and his wife, Marie—and the others who later join in the mission—struggle to decipher and learn the unwritten language of the tribe. It takes years of comical and tragic misunderstandings, correction, and painstaking effort. Years in which the Wilo people, sometimes patiently and sometimes not so patiently, wait to learn what “God’s Talk” says. Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak is Davey and Marie’s honest and inspiring account of their more than ten years among the Wilos. Their modern-day miracle is sure to revitalize the reader’s desire to spread God’s word to every corner of the world.

“Your monthly letters are like chapters from a book I don’t want to put down. You make missions real to me in all their grub and glory.”

—Laura Hartman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“I have read your newsletter several times over the last two days. I love it. It is so refreshing to read such an honest, tell-it-like-it-is account of your experience. It was just such a breath of fresh air.” Features and Benefits

—Jennifer Watson, Owen Sound, ON

ISBN 978-0-85721-008-1

9 780857 210081

• Delightfully written with self-deprecating humor supporting a powerful spiritual narrative • Amazon and tribal stories occupy a particular niche in Christian public imagination ever since publication of Through Gates of Splendor • Vivid and eventful story filled with remarkable characters and nuggets of information—How do you learn a language that is rich and nuanced, but which has never been written down, which has no word for “no,” and not even a word for “word”?

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-863-3 Price: $13.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 5 x 7.75 Pages: 160 Category: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Evangelism Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

A book to help Christians share their faith effectively through the development of good listening and dialogue skills
Reasons for My Hope
Benno van den Toren Responding to Non-Christian Friends

About the Author
Dr. Benno van den Toren is Tutor in Doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has taught Christian doctrine since 1997, first in Africa and currently in England. He has lived in the Netherlands, the Central African Republic, Canada, and England. He shortly takes up a post as Extraordinary Professor of the Theology of Charismatic Renewal at the Free University in Amsterdam.

Related Titles
Questioning Evangelism 978-0-8254-3324-5 $13.99

Defending Your Faith 978-0-8254-3674-1 $14.99

Show Me How to Answer Tough Questions 978-0-8254-3879-0 $10.99

What do you say when a friend asks you a tough question? More importantly, how do you respond to them—to the questioner rather than the question? Reasons for My Hope provides model dialogues— imaginative encounters—that demonstrate both the opportunities and the challenges of sharing one’s faith. Many enthusiastic Christians tend to rely on stock answers without hearing the deeper resonances of the questions raised by non-Christians. If we can develop the sensitivity to hear different needs, experiences, and interests, and can learn to respond without offering textbook solutions, then a true dialogue can develop. “My aim is to help Christians to explain their faith to their non-Christian friends, family and acquaintances, and answer the questions that often arise,” explains Benno van den Toren. “This book focuses on understanding the questions and objections that are often raised in such conversations. Consequently, this book doesn’t aim to give instant answers . . . The main thing is not to have a battery of the right arguments and answers, but rather to develop the right attitude: a genuine interest in everyone we meet.”

An excellent and much needed contribution to Christian apologetics by an able theologian who has the common touch. Buy it. Read it. Lend it.”

—Canon Dr Michael Green, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Features and Benefits
• English translation of a book first published very successfully in the Netherlands, where it has been used particularly in the training of Alpha course leaders • Teaches a valuable life skill—the ability to maintain a good, constructive dialogue • Each chapter concludes with exercises and questions for personal reflection or group discussion • Detailed bibliography for each chapter provides guidance for those who want to delve deeper • Table of contents available on www.kregel.com

ISBN 978-1-85424-863-3

9 781854 248633

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-965-4 Price: $14.99 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 6.25 x 6.75 Pages: 160 Category: RELIGION / Spirituality Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

Finding God’s direction for your life

The Road of Blessing
Penelope Wilcock

Finding God’s Direction for Your Life

About the Author
Penelope Wilcock is the author of In Celebration of Simplicity, The Hawk and the Dove trilogy, and various other books including the classic Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People (to be reissued by Lion in 2011). She has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked in a hospice and as a school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in East Sussex, England.

Related Titles
Free to Be Yourself 978-0-8254-6189-7 $9.99

Learning to Let Go 978-0-7459-5398-4 $14.95

In Celebration of Simplicity 978-0-8254-6314-3 $14.99

There is a God—we are created by God, the universe is created by God, and “all things work together for those who love God.” As Christians, we believe that our faith is not just a set of rules but a journey. On this journey there is a “with the flow” way to go, and an “against the flow” way to go. But how do we know which is which? What is the road of blessing? Penelope Wilcock believes that, deep inside us, we can come to recognize what is really, truly of God. Using the markers of Scripture, conscience, nature, observation, the faith community, and the faith tradition, Penelope helps the reader find God’s road of blessing in regard to money, relationships, the home, and the acceptance of responsibility. The outcome may not bring prosperity, but it will probably include joy! “Every now and then, I see something move, and I feel the reality of it, and I start to live it in the everyday; touch the live pulse of something that is more than a theory or a doctrine. A defining truth that gives structure and meaning to the relative chaos of my life. “Then, when I’ve been on that trail for a while, and I know it works; know the truth of it down to the soles of my feet, know I can trust it—I want to share it. I don’t mean just a bright idea: I mean the sort of truth you can trust so completely that you can rely on it for your income; the sort of truth you can trust your children to; truth that you can lean on when you have to decide who to marry and how to live.”

Features and Benefits
• • • • Beautifully produced two-color hardcover—a gift to cherish Studded with Scripture, personal stories, and illuminating quotations Unique approach that is both visionary and practical Companion volume to In Celebration of Simplicity

ISBN 978-1-85424-965-4

9 781854 249654

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-993-7 Price: $13.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 Pages: 192 Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

The corrupt cop busted by God

Running Scared
Robert Leon Davis

For 22 years he was a fugitive— the corrupt cop busted by God

About the Author
Robert Leon Davis was a respected police officer in New Orleans who became involved in crime and fled arrest, living in the backwoods of America and Canada for over two decades before turning himself in. He now has an extensive speaking and teaching ministry. You can hear him on his weekly radio show “Watch the Cop,” which airs on WDL1450 every Tuesday.

Robert Leon Davis was a street kid from a tough community. Raised on the brink of poverty, he and his siblings often went hungry, but with the help of a family in the neighborhood, he beat the odds and studied criminal law at Loyola University and joined the New Orleans police department in 1975. He began his career with aspirations of being a great cop, but before long he was exposed to a darker side of law enforcement. While partnered with a veteran, Davis first witnessed an officer violating the very laws he had vowed to uphold—and he shared in his crime. One compromise led to another, and Davis soon was caught and faced a substantial prison term. Cops in prison don’t last long. He fled. Davis found himself a fugitive, living off the land in remote forests in the United States and Canada to elude capture. His church upbringing was abandoned in anger. For over twenty years he hid, becoming an expert survivalist. He might still be running, but through a stranger’s prayer the angry atheist realized he was weary of hiding. Slowly he yielded his life to God and eventually gave himself in. But when the New Orleans DA dusted off his file, what would his sentence be? Today, Robert Davis is a committed Christian and motivational speaker. He uses his extraordinary experiences to share his message of hope and redemption to both adults and children.

Features and Benefits
• Page-turning adventure story that becomes the pilgrimage of a soul • Feature film in development • Table of contents available on www.kregel.com

ISBN 978-1-85424-993-7

9 781854 249937

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-937-1 Price: $14.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 Pages: 304 Category: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

Why we may be forgiven—but are not yet free

I Am Your Father
Mark Stibbe

What Every Heart Needs to Know

About the Author
The Reverend Dr. Mark Stibbe is the founder and leader of the Father’s House Trust, a Christian charity dedicated to bringing the Father’s love to the fatherless. He has written many books, including The 100 Verse Bible and The User’s Guide to Christian Beliefs and is a popular speaker both in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. He is a frequent visitor to the United States.

Related Titles
The 100 Verse Bible 978-1-85424-933-3 $6.99

Running Barefoot on Holy Ground 978-0-8254-2488-5 $11.99

In January 2009, Dr. Mark Stibbe left his role as the senior leader of a highly successful Anglican congregation. Taking a big step of faith, he founded a ministry called The Father’s House, dedicated to taking the Father’s love to the fatherless and bringing an end to the global pandemic of fatherlessness. Mark took this risk because he is convinced that our society has been deeply damaged by absent or brutal fathers. The churches can offer a solution—a healing relationship with our Heavenly Father—but many Christians have been poorly fathered and are bound by the legacy of this wound. As long as believers are restricted by the chains of their past, their churches will not be a part of the solution to fatherlessness; they will be a part of the problem. “The whole planet is waiting for Christian believers to rise up as the adopted sons and daughters of Abba, Father.” I Am Your Father is designed to help free Christians from their father wounds, so that they are then capable of playing their part in healing our fatherless world. In part 1, Mark takes a detailed look at fatherlessness. He describes the different ways in which fathers can hurt their children and the ensuing toxic results. In part 2, he goes deeper, defining the wound as “the orphan heart” and describing the main symptoms of this condition in peoples’ lives. In part 3, he shows how Christians can find true healing through experiencing the spirit of adoption and by using seven keys to freedom. Mark uses his own story of being orphaned and adopted as the backdrop to this teaching.

“This is one of the most important and profound messages of our day, and is sure to be a central part of what God uses to bring healing to the body of Christ.” Features and Benefits

—Bill Johnson, senior leader of Bethel Church, Redding, CA

ISBN 978-1-85424-937-1

9 781854 249371

• Ideal for anyone who has been wounded by their father and wants to know how to receive lasting healing • Written by someone who honestly and openly talks about his own journey of healing from the effects of being abandoned by his parents • Full of heart-warming testimonies, inspiring stories, unique insights, and rich biblical teaching • Table of contents available on www.kregel.com

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-974-6 Price: $14.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: February 28, 2011 Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 Pages: 224 Category: FICTION / Christian / Historical Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

An excellent medieval whodunit by the author of The Unquiet Bones and A Corpse at St Andrew’s Chapel
A Trail of Ink
Mel Starr

The Third Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon

About the Author
Mel Starr has spent many years teaching history, and has studied medieval surgery and medieval English. He lives in Michigan.

Related Titles
Unquiet Bones 978-0-8254-6290-0 $14.99

A Corpse at St Andrew’s Chapel 978-1-85424-954-8 $14.99

A Very Private Grave 978-1-85424-968-5 $14.99

The Sacred Cipher 978-0-8254-2426-7 $13.99

Some valuable books have been stolen from Master John Wyclif, the well known scholar and Bible translator. He calls upon his friend and former pupil, Hugh de Singleton, to investigate. Hugh’s investigation leads him to Oxford where he again encounters Kate, the only woman who has tempted him to leave bachelor life behind, but Kate has another serious suitor. As Hugh’s pursuit of Kate becomes more successful, mysterious accidents begin to occur. Are these accidents tied to the missing books, or to his pursuit of Kate? One of the stolen books turns up alongside the drowned body of a poor Oxford scholar. Another accident? Hugh certainly doesn’t think so, but it will take all of his surgeon’s skills to prove. So begins another delightful and intriguing tale from the life of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in the medieval village of Bampton. Masterfully researched by medieval scholar Mel Starr, the setting of the novel can be visited and recognized in modern-day England. Enjoy more of Hugh’s dry wit, romantic interests, evolving faith, and dogged determination as he pursues his third case as bailiff of Bampton.

The Black Cloister 978-0-8254-2443-4 $13.99

Features and Benefits
• A third outing for Hugh de Singleton in this increasingly popular series • The Unquiet Bones is now in its fourth printing • Based on careful research—the village of Bampton still exists and the events of the novels can be traced through its streets • Excerpt on www.kregel.com

ISBN 978-1-85424-974-6

9 781854 249746

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ISBN: 978-1-85424-970-8 Price: $13.99 Binding: Paperback Release Date: February 28, 2011 Trim: 5 x 7.75 Pages: 224 Category: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions Rights: NA Division: Monarch Books

In a WWII POW camp the dying Olympic runner, Eric Liddell, gave Steve his running shoes and challenged him to pray for the Japanese. But how could he?
In Japan the Crickets Cry
Ronald Clements and Steve Metcalf

How Could Steve Metcalf Forgive the Japanese?

About the Authors
For many years a missionary in Japan, Steve Metcalf is now retired and living in the United Kingdom. Dr. Ronald Clements lectured in Civil Engineering for ten years in China. He is now a full-time writer.

Related Titles
The Tears of My Soul 978-0-8254-6218-4 $10.99

A Heart for Africa 978-0-8254-3889-9 $13.99

Steve and his classmates at the Chefoo school in China—for the most part the children of missionaries— were interned in 1942. Resentment of the Japanese, particularly the brutal prison guards, became a way of life. Eric Liddell, by then a missionary and fellow internee, and a hero to the boy, charged him with an impossible challenge—pray for his enemies. But was it really possible to pray for the men who stood guard over them with guns? Painfully, reluctantly, Steve began to pray and as he continued to pray, his heart was profoundly changed. At the end of the war the China Inland Mission (now OMF International) was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed, and went. Thus began Steve’s lifelong love of Japan. Over the years he would tussle with a culture where courtesy wins over truth; where suicide is an honorable choice; where to be foreign is to be forever alien. Time after time he would encounter miracles of healing, provision, and protection as God looked after him, his wife, Evelyn, and their growing family. In a resistant culture—that at the time had been recently bombed by the Christian nation of America—he would see many come to Christ. This is the story of how a boy’s grudging prayers were remarkably answered.

Features and Benefits
• Eight-page black-and-white photo section • Remarkably few Christian books about Japan • A life story inspired by Eric Liddell whose own story is told in the film Chariots of Fire • Excerpt and table of contents available on www.kregel.com

ISBN 978-1-85424-970-8

9 781854 249708

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Monarch Best-sellers
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

The Heavenly Man 978-0-8254-6207-8 $15.99

Faith Like Potatoes 978-0-8254-6335-8 $13.99

The Unquiet Bones 978-0-8254-6290-0 $14.99

Israel’s New Disciples 978-0-8254-6194-1 $12.99

A Corpse at St Andrew’s Chapel 978-1-85424-954-8 $14.99

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Scars and Stilettos 978-0-8254-6309-9 $12.99

Stepping Stones to Freedom 978-0-8254-6299-3 $13.99

Healing Life’s Hurts 978-0-8254-6279-5 $12.99

Genoa Bay 978-0-8254-6296-2 $14.99

Faith Dancing 978-0-8254-6288-7 $13.99

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The Jesus Way 978-0-8254-6311-2 $14.99

A Farmer’s Year 978-0-8254-6183-5 $14.99

Out of the Black Shadows 978-0-8254-6025-8 $12.99

God’s Front Door 978-0-8254-6010-4 $13.99

The Hospital by the River 978-0-8254-6071-5 $13.99

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The Sheep of His Hand 978-0-8254-6298-6 $15.99

The Ideas Factory 978-0-8254-6173-6 $13.99

Go Back and Be Happy 978-0-8254-6276-4 $12.99

144 Talks for Totally Awesome Kids 978-0-8254-6147-7 $19.99

The Twilight Gospel 978-1-85424-976-0 $12.99

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Escaping the Devil’s Bedroom 978-0-8254-6165-1 $13.99

The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes 978-0-8254-6083-8 $13.99

Miniskirts, Mothers, and Muslims 978-0-8254-6051-7 $12.99

Creation or Evolution 978-0-8254-6292-4 $18.99

Walking Taylor Home 978-0-8254-6291-7 $12.99

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Lion New Releases

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ISBN: 978-0-7459-5339-7 Price: $29.95 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: November 30, 2010 Trim: 7.75 x 9.5 Pages: 208 Category: MUSIC / Religious / Gospel Rights: NAR Division: Lion

The definitive guide to gospel music, from early spirituals to urban gospel
An Illustrated History of Gospel
Steve Turner

About the Author
Steve Turner is an experienced music journalist and biographer. His books include Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye, The Man Called Cash, and Amazing Grace. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, and The Times, among others.

Far beyond its stereotypic image of robed choirs, gospel music— through its solo singers and quartets, its impresarios and recording companies—has helped to give voice to the history of black people in America as well as shaping more obviously secular musical forms such as blues and rock ’n’ roll. In this compelling and lively study, Steve Turner tells the story of gospel music against the backdrop of the social and economic changes taking place in the United States over a century and a half. He traces how the music expressed and nurtured the spiritual life of African Americans who embraced Christianity in the context of slavery and then in segregation and how it now occupies a prominent place in the worshipping life of Christians, black and white, throughout America and around the world. In addition Steve Turner also traces gospel music’s impact as a musical form, its movement into the mainstream of popular music and its major period of popularity and influence in the middle decades of the twentieth century. The book also features original interviews conducted by the author with many of the legendary figures of gospel music and is illustrated with photographs throughout.

Features and Benefits
• Thoroughly researched yet accessibly written by an acclaimed music journalist and biographer • A history of gospel music that explores its global reach and social and cultural impact far beyond its African American and church origins • Charts a compelling but largely untold thread of American life over the last two centuries

ISBN 978-0-7459-5339-7

9 780745 953397

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ISBN: 978-0-7459-5510-0 Price: $9.95 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 6 x 6.25 Pages: 96 Category: RELIGION / Christian Life / Prayer Rights: NAR Division: Lion

A collection of words to comfort and heal those who grieve
Praying Through Grief
Poems and Meditations for Healing Kate Kirkpatrick

About the Author
Kate Kirkpatrick is a writer and editor. She has studied theology at the University of Oxford and has written for Christianity Today and Third Way. An American, she lives with her husband in Oxford, England.

Related Title
The Tender Scar 978-0-8254-3340-5 $9.99

This book is a compilation of prayers, poems, and reflections on grief and grieving, to aid the grieving person to put his or her feelings into words. With classic texts from the Bible and other prayers and poems from around the world, this book makes the perfect gift for a bereaved person and will be a valuable resource for pastors, funeral directors, chaplains, and others working with the bereaved. The content is organized thematically with chapters on: Give Sorrow Words Love Immortal Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Comfort and Consolation

Features and Benefits
• A compact gift, filled with beauty and wisdom • Valuable source of comfort for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, and a useful resource for those working with them

ISBN 978-0-7459-5510-0

9 780745 955100

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ISBN: 978-0-7459-5292-5 Price: $29.95 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: January 31, 2011 Trim: 7.75 x 9.5 Pages: 320 Category: RELIGION / Biblical Reference / General Rights: NAR Division: Lion

A beautifully illustrated, authoritative guide to the Bible
The Lion Guide to the Bible
Peter Walker

About the Author
Peter Walker lectures on the New Testament at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. An experienced leader of study tours to the Holy Land and the Mediterranean, his previous books include In the Steps of Jesus, In the Steps of Saint Paul, and Jesus and His World.

Accessible, engaging, and authoritative, this handsome hardcover volume is full of color illustrations, maps, and helpful charts, bringing the story of God’s dealings with his people vividly to life. After a helpful introductory section on the nature and composition of the Bible and how to read it, this volume takes the reader on an illuminating tour through all 66 books of the Bible, sketching the principal themes, detailing the main characters, and highlighting memorable passages or verses from each book. In addition, at the end of each chapter of the Old Testament, some verses from the Psalms have been included, which can be used by the reader as a form of prayer and reflection. For each book of the Bible is not just to be studied, but also to be prayed through. Issues requiring more detailed attention are highlighted in boxes grouped together toward the back in order not to interrupt the narrative flow. Easily read in a day, this insightful guide can be used by both those who feel daunted by reading the Bible for the first time and those who are more familiar with the Bible, but feel they need a guide as they contemplate the structures and themes of the entire Bible.

Features and Benefits
• The best of modern scholarship alongside trenchant spiritual insight make this a unique Bible introduction • An outstanding example of the readability, handsome design, and lavish illustrations that are Lion’s hallmark • Fresh writing from a well-travelled and published biblical scholar

ISBN 978-0-7459-5292-5

9 780745 952925

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—J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College

—George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“Peter Walker has the enviable gift of knowing a lot but producing it with great clarity and simplicity. This is a magnificent guide.”

—Canon Michael Green, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

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ISBN: 978-0-7459-5352-6 Price: $16.95 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: February 28, 2011 Trim: 7.75 x 9.5 Pages: 128 Category: RELIGION / Bible Reference / Atlases Rights: NAR Division: Lion

An entirely new kind of Bible Atlas

The One-Stop Bible Atlas
Nick Page

About the Author
Nick Page is a writer, information designer, and creative consultant. He is the author of over sixty books, including Lord Minimus, The Bible Companion, The MAP, and The Tabloid Bible.

Related Titles
The One-Stop Guide to Christianity 978-0-8254-7857-4 $19.95 The One-Stop Guide to Jesus 978-0-8254-5361-8 $16.95 The Kregel Bible Atlas 978-0-8254-2467-0 $21.99

In this innovative, user-friendly atlas, with lively and entertaining commentary, Nick Page applies the features of contemporary mapping styles to journeys and locations. Peppered with little-known facts, The One-Stop Bible Atlas follows Paul’s journeys on a Roman road map complete with distance chart, links biblical sites to the panorama of Jerusalem today with 3D relief mapping, and locates the latest archaeological and historical research findings, Google Earth–style. This creative Bible atlas will help readers visualize the journeys, events, and locations of the Bible, bringing it to life in an entirely new way.

Features and Benefits
• An entirely new kind of Bible atlas which applies a wide range of contemporary mapping styles • Reflects the latest archaeological and historical research • Nick Page has a strong track record in creating fresh and innovative introductions to core subjects

ISBN 978-0-7459-5352-6

9 780745 953526

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ISBN: 978-0-7459-5508-7 Price: $9.95 Binding: Hardcover Release Date: February 28, 2011 Trim: 6 x 6.25 Pages: 48 Category: RELIGION / Spirituality Rights: NAR Division: Lion

A beautifully illustrated introduction to an ancient spiritual practice
Labyrinth
Brian Draper

Illuminating the Inner Path

About the Author
Brian Draper is the author of several books including Searching 4 Faith and Spiritual Intelligence, which was described by Douglas Copeland as “inspiring” and by Oliver James as “a wake up call for us all.” He lectured at the Institute for Contemporary Christianity for several years and is now a freelance speaker and business consultant.

Mysterious and alluring, labyrinths have been in use for over 4,000 years as a means of exploring one’s spiritual journey and searching for meaning and guidance. Unlike a maze, where there are decisions to be made and the mind can be tricked, the labyrinth is a unicursal or “one-path” design—a path laid out for the seeker, much like our own spiritual paths, to which we must surrender, following God’s guidance. Christian labyrinths date back to the fourth century (in Algeria), although the most famous instances came later (Chartres in the thirteenth century, for example). Recent years have seen a revival of interest in this practice as a powerful physical re-creation of the inner life. Illustrated with labyrinths from different designs, locations, and ages, this unique volume is an inspiring, meditative guide to this ancient and modern spiritual practice.

Features and Benefits
• The author is a recognized spirituality expert and guide • An introduction to a long-neglected spiritual practice of the Christian faith • Will appeal to those looking to supplement their traditional religious practice and those looking for spiritual experience

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Details
ISBN: 978-0-7459-6248-1 Price: $12.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: February 28, 2011 Trim: 5 x 7.75 Pages: 160 Category: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Paul’s Letters Rights: NAR Division: Lion

Was Paul a distorter of Jesus’ original message, or a faithful follower?
Did St Paul Get Jesus Right?
David Wenham

The Gospel According to Paul

About the Author
David Wenham is Vice-Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. Before that he spent twenty-four years on the staff of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of a number of books on the Gospels.

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Over recent years some critics of Christianity have claimed that while Jesus was a gifted teacher and a man of unparalleled kindness, St Paul was the true founder of Christianity, which he based on a delusional mistake: the idea that Jesus was God. This theory has found its way into academia, churches, newspapers, and, most recently, novels. In Did St Paul Get Jesus Right? respected New Testament scholar David Wenham looks at the historical evidence for such claims. Comparing the life and message of Jesus with the writings of St Paul, he offers a thoughtful exploration of their relationship, concluding that far from imagining Christianity, Paul was the messenger of an inherited faith.

Features and Benefits
• Jesus of Nazareth and the origins of Christianity are of perennial interest as shown by the success of Dan Brown, Anne Rice, and now Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ • Wenham provides a lucid, intelligently argued consideration of the long-standing argument that Paul “invented” Christianity by “making” Jesus divine • David Wenham is a highly respected scholar on Paul and on the Gospels

ISBN 978-0-7459-6248-1

9 780745 962481

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Index by Title
Did St Paul Get Jesus Right? David Wenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 I Am Your Father Mark Stibbe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Illustrated History of Gospel, An Steve Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 In Japan the Crickets Cry Steve Metcalf and Ronald Clements . . . 11 Labyrinth Brian Draper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lion Guide to the Bible, The Peter Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 One-Stop Bible Atlas, The Nick Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak Davey and Marie Jank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Praying Through Grief Kate Kirkpatrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Reasons for My Hope Benno van den Torren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Road of Blessing, The Penelope Wilcock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Running Scared Robert Leon Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Straight to the Heart of Acts Phil Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Straight to the Heart of Matthew Phil Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Straight to the Heart of Revelation Phil Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail of Ink, A Mel Starr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Index by Author
Clements, Ronald In Japan the Crickets Cry . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Davis, Robert Leon Running Scared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Draper, Brian Labyrinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jank, Davey Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak . . . . . . 5 Jank, Marie Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak . . . . . . 5 Kirkpatrick, Kate Praying Through Grief . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Metcalf, Steve In Japan the Crickets Cry . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Moore, Phil Straight to the Heart of Acts . . . . . . . . . . 4 Straight to the Heart of Matthew. . . . . . . 4 Straight to the Heart of Revelation . . . . . 4 Page, Nick The One-Stop Bible Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Starr, Mel A Trail of Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Stibbe, Mark I Am Your Father. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Turner, Steve An Illustrated History of Gospel . . . . . . 14 van den Torren, Benno Reasons for My Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Walker, Peter The Lion Guide to the Bible . . . . . . . . . 16 Wenham, David Did St Paul Get Jesus Right? . . . . . . . . . 20 Wilcock, Penelope The Road of Blessing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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