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Take a look at these award-winners… they could be yours!

We recently attended the Christian Resources Together (CRT) retreat in Swanwick, Derbyshire and it was a fun time of encouragement and networking. The event was inspiring and we are excited to share with you the award-winning books, music and films of 2018-2019. The CRT awards are presented annually to the best in Christian publishing, media and music as voted by the retailers, publishers and suppliers.

You can order directly from our website, give us a call or come into the shop and have a look. They are award-winning for a reason…


Winner - Christian Life

It’s a Dog’s Life by Jeff Lucas

A collection of humorous and heart-warming stories from his life and travels as a pastor.

Writing in his usual witty and wise style, Jeff takes an honest look at everyday life, as he learns from friends, total strangers, delivery men and, yes, dogs.


Winner: Biography

Between Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman

Readers will be captivated by this exclusive look into Stephen Curtis Chapman’s childhood and challenging family dynamic growing up, how that led to music and early days on the road, his wild ride to the top of the charts, his relationship with wife Mary Beth, and the growth of their family through births and adoptions. Readers will walk with Steven down the devastating road of loss after the tragic death of five-year-old daughter Maria. And they'll experience his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again.

Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in this life. Includes black-and-white photos throughout.


Winner: Biblical Studies

Paul: A Biography by Tom Wright

Tom Wright brings his wealth of knowledge, expertise and insight as a leading New Testament scholar to this CRT Book of the Year and he makes it accessible to all. In this superbly detailed biography, Wright traces Paul's career from zealous persecutor of the fledgling Church, through his journeys as the world's greatest missionary theologian, to his likely death as a Christian martyr at the hands of Nero in the mid-60s CE.

Drawing judiciously on the latest research into the Jewish, Greek and Roman worlds, and enriched by a wealth of critical insight into Paul's own writings, this is the most rounded portrait of the apostle ever painted – his development, motivations, spiritual struggles and intellectual achievements, and his lasting impact over two millennia.


Winner: Fiction

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Looking for a tale of love and salvation? The Masterpiece brings together two people scarred by the past, looking for healing. In this unexpected and redemptive love story, successful LA artist Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breath-taking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it's as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.


Winner: Children and Youth

Knowing God by J.John

Want to explore big questions with small children? In Knowing God, J. John distils profound theology through simple images and language. Instead of merely telling stories of what happened in the Bible, Knowing God distills powerful theology into simple words and ideas. It shows all those stories from the Bible are so important, and it shows what it can mean to really know God. In Knowing God, faith is an adventure! The life-filled illustration throughout Knowing God are as timeless as the ideas they show. They all help make the book a colourful guide to faith.


Winner: Bible

NIV Journalling Bible illustrated by Hannah Dunnett

Want a Bible to bring out the creativity in your reading? The intricate illustrations from Hannah Dunnett bring this Bible to vivid life. This new NIV Journalling Bible with illustrations by Hannah Dunnett is a new way to engage with God’s word. Not only with notes, references and wider margins, but also beautiful images to inspire you in your journey in God’s word. This Bible is ideal for walking with you as the seasons change, and as life goes on all around you.


Winner: Evangelistic

The Pilgrim Way by Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Paula Gooder and Robert Atwell

Want to share Christianity with seekers and the curious? The Pilgrim Way is a short booklet that explains simply the Christian faith. This short booklet provides a contemporary summary of the essentials of the Christian faith for enquirers, new Christians and baptism and confirmation candidates. Questions covered include: What is the faith of the church? How do you become a Christian? What is worship? What is baptism? How did Jesus teach his disciples to pray? What is a sacrament? How can we trust the Bible? What is the hope in which we live?


Winner: DVD

The Case for Christ

A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren't going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie's newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed - or didn't believe - as an avowed atheist.

Utilising his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.


Winner: Praise and Worship Album

Glory Song by Matt Redman

Recorded on the roof of Capitol Records studio in LA, this album is literally praising God from the rooftops! Backed by gospel choirs, guest musicians, and a group of over 120 singers, Glory Song is nothing short of spectacular. It is an album that sings of the immense glory of God, and seeks to meet Him there.

Made to be sung in Churches, homes or car journeys; on rainy days and dry; inside or out - Glory Song gives you the words, and music, to express the majesty of God. A song filled with joy and awe of all God has done, and continues to do.


Winner: Contemporary Album

Lifer by MercyMe

Filled with positive, uplifting lyrics, along with energetic beats and tender melodies, 'Lifer' delivers the massive hits that MercyMe is known for. It's a reminder that no matter what life may bring, we can find hope to persevere. We are more alike than we are different, and we are connected by our stories and a God who is the author of them and we can trust our lives to Him.


Hannah Dunnett's 2019 Calendar - come into the shop to get a copy of this lovely calendar or place an order for Christmas. 


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