For our friends in the USA and Canada, these two titles are out on September 28th, and are available for pre-order now!
Over the next few days and weeks I’ll share some extracts from both books, but here is a little snippet to begin with.
From The Bible Story Retold:
THE SMALL, AND THE HIDDEN
“God’s kingdom is like the yeast a woman used in baking. She took a little pinch, and mixed it into a great mound of flour. And the yeast worked its way right through the flour, making well-risen dough, and making all the bread good.” The crowds smiled at the thought of the warm smell of baking.
“Imagine buried treasure – just under the ground in a field. That’s what the kingdom of heaven is like. One day, someone was working in the field when they spotted something glinting in the sun. They dug away until they uncovered it all – gold, silver, precious stones. Then, they and sat back on their heels and laughed with joy. It was a fortune! Quickly, they buried it again and went away. They sold everything they had and bought that one field.
“Or think of a trader looking out for fine pearls. At last, he found the one he had been searching for. It was large, and smooth, and glowed with all the colours of the rainbow. It was the best pearl he had ever seen. He went and sold everything he had, and came back with a heavy purse of gold to buy it.”
From Prayers and Verses:
Help me to be patient as I wait for your kingdom
and your righteousness:
as patient as a farmer who trusts that the rains
will come in their season
and that the land will produce its harvest.
Keep my hopes high.
Help me to pray to you and to praise you.
I wait eagerly for the Lord’s help
and in his word I trust.
I wait for the Lord
more eagerly than watchmen wait for the dawn.
The Kingdom of God is very near.
from Luke 10:9
Some links to Amazon are below – of course, if you have local bookshops, they will order it in for you if it’s not in stock.
Canada Bible Retold here
Canada Prayers and Verses here
USA Bible Retold here
USA Prayers and Verses here