Going Deeper

Previous 'Books of the Month'

Week commencing 24th May 2020

'How to Pray: a simple guide for normal people'

Pete Greig

“Prayer was never supposed to be perplexing. In 'How to Pray', Pete Greig offers a simple guide to prayer: what it is, who it's for, and what it can achieve.” 

Week commencing 21st June 2020

'What's so mazing about grace'

Philip Yancey

“Grace does not excuse wrong but treasures the wrongdoer. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with it's insistence on getting close to evil and touching it with mercy and hope." Philip Yancey

Week commencing 19th July 2020

'God and the Pandemic'

Tom Wright
BishopTom Wright examines our initial reactions to the Pandemic looking 'to blame' and 'seeing what might not be there' and instead, he invites us to consider a different way of seeing and responding – a way that draws on the teachings and examples of scripture, and above all on the way of living, thinking and praying revealed to us by Jesus

Week commencing 16th August 2020

'Paradoxology: Why Christianity was never meant to be simple'

Krish Kandiah

A bit of a modern classic (2014) this very 'easy to read book' explores some of the paradoxes which seem to undermine our Christian faith when old answers seem to have worn thin. Chapters address paradoxes including 'The God who needs nothing but asks for everything', The God who is actively inactive' and 'The God who wins as He loses'

Week commencing 20th September 2020

Striking Out:

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

This book came out of Stephen's 700 km pilgrimage walk to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, and contains prayers, poems, reflections and images.

Whether you have been on pilgrimage in the past, whether you are thinking about walking the ‘Camino’, or you are happy to ‘go’ on pilgrimage while staying at home, you might find this is the book for you.

Week commencing 18th October 2020

‘Secret Believers: What happens when Muslims turn to Christ?’ - Brother Andrew & Al Janssen

 Thousands of ‘Muslim Background Believers’ suffer daily rejection; are prohibited from sharing their faith; and are threatened and in extreme cases beaten or even killed by extremist Muslims.

Here ‘God Smuggler’ Bother Andrew has written a thrilling novel, tracing the intertwined lives of a small group of believers in an unnamed Islamic country. The story becomes all the more fascinating as we realise that the stories are all based on the actual experiences of real people.

Week commencing 10th January 2021

Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus: Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg

“In Scripture, we perceive the words of Jesus at a distance of many centuries, from an entirely different culture, and in a different language. But what if we could find a way to fine-tune our hearing so that we could develop first-century Jewish ears? Then the words of Jesus that electrified the crowds would have a much greater impact on us.”

This book helps Christians in understanding the Bible (both Old and New Testaments). It enables the reader to grasp a deeper meaning from the things that Jesus taught, as well as to correct the assumptions many have made about the culture in which Jesus lived.

Teaching to help us grow as disciples of Jesus

Week commencing 24th May 2020

Ravi Zacharias

'Why I believe Jesus'

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3kM6Rax1AU

Week commencing 7th June 2020

Michael Reeves 

'Explaining the Trinity'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJ4_oY8J-s

Week commencing 21st June 2020

Philip Yancey 

'What Grace?'

https://bit.ly/3elNxBz

Week commencing 5th July 2020

Nicky Gumbel

'Where are you God?'

https://youtu.be/aaNO6SW8-uo

Week commencing 19th July 2020

Tom Wright

'God and the Pandemic'

https://youtu.be/MXRh76RJJ_k

Week commencing 2nd August 2020

'With God on our side'

produced by Porter Speakman

https://youtu.be/NahTjAsDThs

Week commencing 16th August 2020

John Ortberg

'When the game is over it all goes back in the box'

https://youtu.be/CzMirZUa_Es

Week commencing 30th August 2020

Elaine Storkey CBE

'Women in a Patriarchal World'

https://youtu.be/3v57GubwTeo

Week commencing 13th September 2020

Katharine Hayhoe

'Christians & Climate Change'

https://youtu.be/UOJuHpeWoPE

Week commencing 27th September 2020

Jeff Lucas

'Living for Jesus in Turbulent Times'

https://youtu.be/Eei3SrZ70pA

Fortnight commencing 18th October 2020

Francis Chan

'The Simple Gospel'

https://youtu.be/y3Bn7ihYyvw

Week commencing 8th November 2020

Lee Strobel

'The Case for Christ'

https://youtu.be/67uj2qvQi_k

Week commencing 22nd November 2020

Tony Reinke

'Who will have your attention? Clinging to Christ in a Digital Age.'

https://youtu.be/wsqUm59mTk8

Fortnight commencing 17th January 2021

John Piper

‘How important is the Bible?’

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/how-important-is-the-bible

Going Deeper teaching series through Lent

What it means to be human: Tim Keller

1. Human Nature: To Err is Human?

https://youtu.be/6ZpqY3xRmKQ​

2. Human Race: The Pursuit of More?

https://youtu.be/tLFsRmGmRM4​

3. Human Being: Recovering Who We Are?

https://youtu.be/1IR0IAgRA70​

4. Human Condition: Living When Life Hurts?

https://youtu.be/OuRvyMNJsAQ​

5. Human Story: Happily Ever After?

https://youtu.be/eDMeJVtj85c​

18th April 2021

‘The Beautiful Story ‘

from the Church of England Evangelical Council

https://youtu.be/VI8bb65vOiE

Week commencing 31st May 2020 (Pentecost)

Jim Cymbala

'Holy Spirit Directed Ministry'

https://youtu.be/PIgllS6mchY

Week commencing 14th June 2020

Tim Keller 

'You must be born again'

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=m4CuRYHvkTI

Week commencing 28th June 2020

J John 

'If God asked you to do something, would you do it?'

https://youtu.be/LS-kTLpulzA

Week commencing 12th July 2020

Andy Stanley

'Don't settle for Christian'

https://youtu.be/aFkO0HVSBYc

Week commencing 26th July 2020

Stephen Cottrell

'Journeys'

https://youtu.be/AqR3xxNraxE

Week commencing 9th August 2020

Andy Stanley

'What it means to have faith'

https://youtu.be/-OplztyjHEc

Week commencing 23rd August 2020

John Macarthur

'The Ordinary Church'

https://youtu.be/UDtSvCXZJz4

Week commencing 6th September 2020

Justin Welby

'Evangelism in a Multi Faith Context'

https://youtu.be/jBZJ3WsUbXM

Week commencing 20th September 2020

Christine Caine 

‘The courage to let go of your past.’

https://youtu.be/NkNLGASZM7k

Fortnight commencing 4th October 2020

Tim Keller

'Racism and Corporate Evil: A White Guy’s Perspective '

https://youtu.be/EhJJcTKTVGo

Week commencing 1st November 2020

Bishop David Walker

'A reflection for All Souls'

https://youtu.be/9ZMC4hEaC5w

Week commencing 15th November 2020

Lee Strobel

'The Case for Miracles'

https://youtu.be/y3VSIWHZtOI

Advent: November / December 2020

‘Watching and Waiting’ 2020 Advent Course

www.bit.ly/3focNZv

Fortnight commencing 31st January 2021

Bishop Michael Nazir Ali 

'God’s Church'

https://vimeo.com/280712029

2nd May 2021

‘Learning My True Identity In Christ’
Rick Warren

https://bit.ly/2ShayQl

For Lent 2021

Living His Story: Revealing the extraordinary love of God in ordinary ways -

Hannah Steele

(The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2021)

The book explores accounts of Jesus and his first followers in the Bible and helps us discover simple and practical ways of telling the gospel story afresh as we look forward to celebrating Easter Sunday, when Jesus says to us “go and tell”.

The Revd Dr Hannah Steel is an author and teaches at St Mellitus College.

For April / May 2021

‘Gentle and Lowly: The heart of Christ for sinners and suffers’

By Dane Ortlund

Christians know what Jesus has done – but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart”. This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and suffers today.

For May / June 2021

'Christianity Rediscovered'

by Vincent J Donovan

This book is a modern Christian classic … 
It’s a the story of how one man, a Roman Catholic priest, brought a number of groups Masai people in East Africa to Christian faith. But also makes us re-think how we do church and how we do mission in our community.

For June / July 2021

'Glorify God in your Body'

by Martin Davie

Commended by the Church of England Evangelical Council this book helps us think about some of the issues involved in the 'Living in Love & Faith' conversation.

It is packed with information and biblical perspectives on human identity and flourishing in marriage, singleness and friendship as it considers the current challenges of 'the world' and looks at how Christians should respond.

16th May 2021

Joan Bakewell interviews Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vbydx95tVQ