Friday, August 8, 2014

An old solution to a new cough

Some years ago a colleague, now retired, gave me a packet of Werther's Original sweets. From time to time I enjoyed them, but they lasted a long time. In fact, I had just one sweet left in the packet in my desk drawer yesterday when a cough developed. I was just about to go out to find a remedy when I remembered the last sweet in the drawer. It has to be conceded that it was not in prime condition, but it did the job, soothing my throat and ending my cough.

There are lots of good books being produced today, but sometimes it is an old one that meets the need. Here at we are hunting down the best mission books to offer you. Some are new, and for some topics that is inevitable and as it should be. But some of the stories from the past can continue to inspire us today. We published Thousands, the story of Bruce and Annette Rattray just a couple of years ago. Mountain Rain, the story of J O Fraser, was first published in 1982, and that in turn was a retelling of Fraser's story that was originally told as Behind the Ranges in 1944. Both these books tell of the lives of men of prayer, who through faith conquered kingdoms. They lived life to the full, they got to know God intimately, and they recognised that only by persevering prayer releasing the power of God could they see the church come into being among people who were enslaved by gods who are no gods. Closer to home, Rees Howells - Intercessor is another classic biography first published in 1952 of a man whose life was defined by learning the secrets of intercession with God. These three books may not help you with a cough, but they are worth getting and reading.

And have you taken a look at our web shop recently? We have greatly expanded our list of titles, so that you really can find the best mission books here. There is still a lot to do. We know that, but we are beginning to make more readily available the best mission books in the UK.

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