Malcolm Down Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher and home of the children’s imprint Sarah Grace Publishing. We also provide a range of author services to enable unpublished writers to self-publish their own books to the same professional standard as with our traditional business.
Patrick Johnstone helps us to understand what's causing today's refugee crisis, explore Christian theology and tradition on migration, and see how Christian workers around the globe are opening their hearts to embrace these modern outcasts. ‘The world has literally come to our doorstep,’ says Johnstone. Will we open the door?
Barry Woodward was a heroin addict for fifteen years. In 1995, a sequence of extraordinary circumstances changed his life forever. Fixed Lives is a collection of stories about people who were once caught up in the cycle of addiction, but whose lives have been truly fixed. It provides intriguing and sometimes shocking insights into these individuals lives - real lives that have been totally changed.
Good Choices highlights one of the high roads to spiritual maturity and success. By focusing on the unexcelled kindness of the Macedonian churches towards those experiencing difficulties, Keith shows that although the Macedonian Christians were in poverty, dealing with their own trial of affliction, hungry and experiencing great lack, they willingly gave to the ministry in order to support Titus and send him to save the wealthiest region of churches in Corinth.
Subject: Children’s Books
A mix and match book for younger readers. The pages of this book are divided in two. By turning the pages, the reader tries to match up one half of an animal with the correct matching part. Some interesting combinations make the book fun, as well as revealing a world full of wonderful creatures that God has made.
A collection of 3 beautiful books perfect for baby’s special day. Bible stories, prayers and a special baby record book will inspire and encourage families as their faith journey begins. The box includes three books: My Christening Bible Stories, My Christening Prayers, My Christening Record Book.
Barking Dogs is full of Andy’s experiences in trying to take the Gospel into the places where it is desperately needed yet hardest to find. His hope is that you too will be encouraged and inspired to take the gospel into the dark places, into the ordinary places and be amazed at what God can do through you.
Subject: Christian Living
For the first time ever, more people now live in cities than outside them. Join veteran researcher and missiologist Patrick Johnstone as he explores the fastest growing cities and megacities, showing how Christian workers address people’s spiritual, physical and social needs.
Sent away to boarding school on his eighth birthday, Mark Stibbe watched his adoptive parents drive down a gravel road, leaving him standing in front of a huge country house with his trunk and his teddy. That night, already confused and frightened, he was given the first of four beatings in his first two weeks. This trauma of abandonment and abuse was to scar Mark’s life until his fifties, when divorce forced him to deal with he calls his ‘boarded heart’.
Emily Owen was a highly intelligent teenager who was also athletic and a skilled musician. Tragically, in her late teens she was diagnosed as suffering from Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Since then Emily has survived many complicated surgical procedures, been close to death, and seen the gradual erosion of all the abilities that defined her personality including the total loss of her hearing.
The call to Christian discipleship is a call to adventure. Holy Habits explores the nature of that adventure through a rich mix of biblical material and inspiring stories. The nurturing role of the ten holy habits of discipleship as seen in Acts 2 is then explored. The ten habits are: biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer, giving, service, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship and making more disciples.
The supernatural life that Jesus modelled is not reserved for a few ‘superstar’ Christians; it is meant to be the normal life for every believer. All Christians are called and equipped by God to see his Kingdom break in as part of their day-to-day life. Wherever they go, they can see people’s lives transformed as they demonstrate God’s love outside the four walls of the church.
In Developing Prophetic Culture, Phil Wilthew articulates Gods heart for creating vibrant Churches and Christians who know how to hear Gods voice with great clarity. Using more than two decades of experience, Phil unlocks some of the keys to building environments that develop prophets and prophetic people in a healthy, Bible honouring and Jesus-centred way.
Ian Christensen reveals the benefits of time spent in God’s presence. In this book you will discover what God desires to do in our encounters with Him and how He wants to bless or ‘reward’ us simply for being there. We also discover that in ‘the secret place’ He is able to release the miraculous into our lives.
The Search for God provides a challenge to enthusiastically engage in reaching twenty-first-century men and women with a reasoned faith that helps answer the difficult questions. Does life have a meaning? Does it matter what I do? Is there any real evidence for God? Are the New Testament documents authentic? Why and how did Christianity spread so rapidly in the ancient world?
As a counsellor, based in Exeter’s Cathedral Green, Evie Adams ponders the extraordinary circumstances surrounding her latest clients and the way they’ve impacted upon her own life. On the one hand is Phoebe, terrified that a distant relation is going to contest her deceased mother’s will. On the other is Matt, seeking, with Evie’s help, the mystery surrounding his biological parentage – all of which raises the question again and again as to whether adoption equates to being chosen or cheated.
Gerald Coates Pioneer is different. A pastor, a pioneer and a provocateur. His bold prophetic ministry, both in terms of speaking prophetically and in terms of living that way, has challenged the established church. This book celebrates Gerald’s life. Now in his seventies, he’s still going strong. And the message he brings is just as relevant to the church today.
A Fresh Understanding of Israel provides distinctive answers to questions at the heart of the Christian encounter with the Jewish people. In compiling this book from the answers of several different writers to these key questions, the aim is to offer the church at large a concise account of the consistency of God’s love for the Jewish people throughout scripture, whilst using a recognisably Christian voice to do so.
Subject: Christian Living
For much of her teenage life Joanne was desperate for a boyfriend and searching for love. She scared away the exact same men she wanted to attract and no matter how hard she tried she couldn’t manipulate her perfect relationship into existence. That is when God intervened. Over time, God showed her how to put her love life into his hands and trust him as the creator of her heart to care for her deepest need.
Subject: Christian Living
We live in a world overwhelmed with hurt - our past seems riddled with its scars and shrapnel, damaging just about every aspect of our existence and influencing many of the choices we make. The Great Embrace offers a guiding hand through the fog of despair, leading you to a place filled with hope.
Lizzie couldn’t believe it. She had just gone to the hospital for a quick check-up and now they told her she could die. The doctors had diagnosed Anorexia and that she must regain weight. Her life closed in around her, but all she wanted was to avoid food. Life Hurts tells Lizzie’s story, reflecting on it from her perspective as a doctor.
Subject: Pastoral & Leadership
Paul Martin provides us with a practical, understandable and comprehensive guide to running a secular or faith-based charity and running it well. Carefully laid out, the contents are easily accessible to those who just want to dip in and find the answer to their question. For those who wish to linger longer, there is helpful explanation and advice.