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Posted by Rachel Jones, 25 Jul 2016

Rachel Jones, staff editor at The Good Book Company, reflects on what gets her out of bed and off to work on a Monday morning.

“Of making many books there is no end” (Ecclesiastes 12:12) - especially, that is, when you work for a Christian publishing company. There are a lot of Christian books out there. So why do we keep making more?

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Posted by Caroline Herbert, 21 Jul 2016

How do we move on from the caricature of women's ministry being about cupcakes and colour-me-beautiful? Caroline Herbert points us to a very helpful new book...

It is always a joy to read a book which practises what it preaches. This book opens with the statement: “Profitable ministry among women is grounded in God’s Word, grows in the context of God’s people, and aims for the glory of Christ.”

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Lee on the Lectionary: Proper 12 (Year C) from Church Society on Vimeo.

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 20 Jul 2016

Lee Gatiss expounds the Lectionary Bible readings for the week known as Proper 12 (Year C), which are Hosea 1:2-10, Colossians 2:6-19, and Luke 11:1-13.

God’s relationship to his people is viewed in intimate and personal ways in this Sunday’s readings. He appears as both husband and father to his people, just as Christ is the head united to his body, the church.

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