Malcolm Down Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher and home of the children’s imprint Sarah Grace Publishing. Our authors include Andrew Roberts, Mark Stibbe, Wendy Mann and Dr Elizabeth McNaught.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In The Pursuit of Pleasure, Bill Smith seeks to encourage us towards a greater awareness and pursuit of God as pleasure, as an ultimate delight in the passionate love of our Father God. It also highlights the pleasure we have for His kingdom and how that permeates through our worship life, prayer life and relationship that we have with Him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Encountering the God who Heals shows how healing ministry is so closely linked to finding the presence of God and seeing what can flow from him. The author contends that the focus of healing is really all about meeting with Jesus. This is therefore also a book about prayer and intimacy with God in which we can all share, and through that find the healing Jesus we long to meet.
David Sullivan has lived a lifetime of lifetimes. His journey has taken so many twists and turns. Just when he thought he was going into a life of Hollywood excitement he was called to be a pastor. Thirty years later the door opened for him to re-connect with Hollywood as a film and TV producer. At the same time, doors began to open in such places as China, North Korea and Cambodia.
The effects of past abuse were threatening to blow the lid off the box of Peppy Ulyett’s life. But a loving and powerful God helped her unpack its shameful hoard, releasing her from the tyranny of silence. This is a story of restoration from shame and its toxic effects.
Does the place you work matter to God? Is full-time ministry just for those who work for the church? Karen Kircher argues that many of us are positioned in full-time ministry without realising it because that ministry occurs outside the church. In any given situation every person has an opportunity, however small, to demonstrate leadership.
Sanctuary is a collection of daily thoughts and insights designed to encourage the reader to come into the presence of God to praise Him, to hear Him and be healed and restored by the wonders of His love and faithfulness. Sanctuary is not meant at all to replace daily Bible reading but instead aims to stimulate, inspire and refresh you by helping you to go deeper into His love.
These classic Bible Stories written by Marion Thomas are illustrated by the award winning Italian artist Daniele Fabbri. Celebrating the best of the Bible in word and picture, this new collection will be an inspiration to new readers of the Bible.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The Power Partnership will help you discover the ways of the Holy Spirit - a life of miracles for every believer. Find out how you can use the gifts of the Spirit that God gives us. Learn how we can experience the love of the Father, the power of the cross, and the anointing of the Spirit every day of our lives.
Sins, wounds, and demons are the three general areas where most, if not all, problems occur. Obviously, the solutions to each of these problems are different. In Breaking Through Barriers to Blessing, David Legge seeks to help you identify and overcome the hindrances to your progress as a Christian, releasing you to a life of blessing and fulfilment.
Facing an unintended pregnancy? How can you make your own choice? Would abortion be a safe and sound solution now and in the future? This handbook, written by a team of women and men, covers parenting, abortion and adoption. With chapters for teenagers, men and other major issues.
Everyone is waiting for something: a bus; a spouse; better health; a fresh chance; a true home. Ultimately, we’re waiting for Christ to return and the world to be put right. Waiting is hard. What if the Bible is more honest than we are? What if our struggle with waiting has spiritual value?
Follow the lives of four Bible heroes who struggled with waiting: Sarah, Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary. Written like a gripping novel, we encounter the wonder of the Bible afresh.
John Houghton became a God-searcher at a time when churches were going under the hammer, vicars no longer believed their own faith, and God was pronounced dead. But John possessed an insatiable curiousity and wanted to find out for himself. In spite of a relentlessly scientific and rationalistic education, something nagged inside him. Could there be more to life?
The story of Sarah who loved looking out of her window at the lovely little squirrel in the tree. Would she ever get her wish of playing with him? Her fourth birthday would bring more than one wonderful surprise! A book to help young children overcome their fears especially those with an eye sight condition.
The Fate of Kings is the first in a series of gripping spy thrillers that will engross readers of C.J. Sansom, Dan Brown, as well as the many avid watchers of Poldark and Grantchester. In the first years of the British Secret Service, Thomas Pryce truly is the original James Bond.
The apostle Paul said that the law can’t save us and that it’s irrelevant. So what if, instead of being weighed down by the law, we were invited to meet God with all our fears, shame and failures. Unknown is a fresh reading of the Ten Commandments encouraging us to view them as liberating rather than condemning.
Tessie asks a question, “Dad, who made the earth?” Her dad opens a Bible. He tells about how the world began, and about a Great Big Surprise. But Tessie’s dad doesn’t explain about the surprise. Tessie must find out for herself. Three to six year olds may grapple with the idea of an invisible God in their visible world. This book builds a bridge between them and God.
A Bible story, prayer or promise for every day of the year, beautifully illustrated by Frank Endersby’s child-friendly pictures. Perfect for bedtime, perfect for anytime!
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There are three great questions in life. Who am I? Do babies have beards? How can I dance like Aunty Helen? To discover the answers turn to page one of your Bible or read this story. It’s all about the image of God.
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Rude frog, falling log, soggy feet, building slog – these are just some of the challenges you may face today. So, what is the wise thing to do? To find out read these four stories from the book of Proverbs.
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Walk together with your child on Jesus’ journey of sadness, courage and love. This story is based on fourteen traditional Gospel readings that follow the events of Easter from the garden to the cross.
Broken Angels is a heartfelt and raw journal written by Abigail Sinclair in the hope that it will inspire others to remove themselves from relationships that are clouded by domestic abuse, which can affect anyone: men, women, children, siblings, parents and those in same sex relationships.
The aspect that need straining, more than any other in cross-cultural workers, is humility. Pride and mission are polar opposites. Pride pollutes mission, but the mission of Christ is humble mission. How dare we turn up with all the answers when you don’t even know what questions people are asking?
Subject: Children’s Books
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: Baby’s Bible Stories, Baby’s First Prayers, My Baby Record Book.