Author Archives: Steve Fountain

Mayflower Bible Lessons going digital

During 2021 and onwards, we’ll be making resources from Mayflower Bible Lessons available to our customers as digital files which you can print from at home. It’s just a few files at the start, with more to follow.

We hope this will enable customers to get their files sooner, print whichever pages they want themselves and however many copies they need.

They’ll also have the freedom to share the digital file with other Sunday School/children’s club teachers within the same church – without needing to buy extra copies.

This is how the digital licence works:

  • This digital copy is licensed only for use by 1 church (the church named by the person who ordered this item). Please let us know the name of the church when you order. The church name is kept on record by Mayflower Christian Bookshop. 
  • The digital copy can be shared, copied and used freely among people (ie. teachers/leaders) within the same church for as long as the church wants.
  • If the person who purchased the licence moves churches, they cannot take the license with them  (their new church would need to purchase their own licence). The licence remains with the church named at the time of purchase – and it can still keep using the digital copy.

How to purchase digital copies

  • Shop as normal for Mayflower Bible Lessons
  • Some items (starting with some of the Teacher Notes) will have a digital option available
  • Select and add to your shopping basket – and checkout as normal
  • The bookshop team will email the digital files to the email address you used with your checkout details. Files are typically emailed within 1-2 workings days. Occasionally, it may be longer because of holidays.

Please contact us if you have any questions or have not received your files (or you want them emailed to a different email address).

Many thanks,
The Bookshop Team

Bookshop reopens to walk-in customers – and cafe serves drinks outdoors

Great news. Mayflower Christian Bookshop will be open again to walk-in customers from Monday April 12, as lockdown rules are eased. Normal opening hours apply (but we’ll be closed on Saturdays until May).  Shop customers should wear masks and follow social distancing rules.

More good news – our cafe will open too (outside customers only), serving drinks and snacks in the patio area and garden.

Please follow social distancing rules. Put on a mask if you come into the shop/cafe to order. Many thanks!

Tony – Finding God when life changes dramatically

“A remarkable book by a courageous and inspiring young man.”
— Yorkshire Evening Post

Tony tells the true story of a young British man whose life is cut short by illness. As he battles with poor health, Tony is wonderfully saved by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Like many young people today, Tony’s life was hectic … out until the early hours, enjoying martial arts, and spending time with his girlfriend. 

One day, a dull ache began in his back. Soon, his life had changed.

Two years later, Tony could say …

“I have never been so contented as I am now. This statement comes as a surprise to many people who assume I should be bitter. How is it possible for a young man of 21 years to face agonies of pain, relieved only by increased doses of morphine and heroine, the prospect of decreased mobility and, indeed, of death itself, and yet to say that he is happier and more fulfilled than he has ever been?”

It’s a compelling and moving story, which Tony tells in his own words.

Trade discounts are available for this book. Please contact us for details.

Cost: £6 – check stock and buy book

Mayflower 400: Spiritual truths revealed behind Mayflower Pilgrims’ story – book published to mark anniversary

Mayflower Christian Books is delighted to announce the reprinting of The Mayflower Pilgrims and their Pastor — to mark the 400 year anniversary of the ship’s voyage to America.

Author David Fountain describes the firmly-held beliefs of the Pilgrims and their Pastor, John Robinson, and their desire to be able to live and worship according to their conscience — issues that are highly relevant for today.

This book, priced at £6 plus postage, will prove a valuable reference for today’s pastors, scholars and those interested in Protestant church history.

“David Fountain’s book is a welcome popular account of the earliest New England settlers, for the present volume helps to bring our ancestors back into proper focus. They certainly were not philosophers of freedom, nor rebels against the crown, but humble servants of God.”
Pastor Walter Chantry, Pennsylvania, USA

Check availability and buy the book here

Order soon – in time for December 25

Last UK orders for Christmas 2019 are Thurs Dec 12 at 3pm, subject to a book’s availability and post/courier services. You can still order up to Thurs Dec 19 but we can’t promise to deliver by Dec 25.

Postage is free on orders over £15 in the UK (excludes Northern Ireland)!

Thank you.
The Mayflower Christian Bookshop team.

Looking for Festive Gift ideas?

It’s always tricky finding someone the right gift, so here are some ideas!

Don’t forget, you can get free postage on UK orders over £15 (excludes N Ireland).

(Please note: Last UK orders for Christmas 2019 are Thurs Dec 12 at 3pm, subject to a book’s availability and post/courier services. You can still order up to Thurs Dec 19 but we can’t promise to deliver by Dec 25.)

How about gifts for children or teenagers?
We’ve got a lot of books in stock for children aged 0-3, children aged 3-5, children aged 5-7, children 7-9, children 9-12 as well as Christian books for teenagers.

New King James Bibles (NKJV)How about buying someone a Bible – or asking for a new one for yourself?
We sell a range of New King James Versions and King James Bibles (Authorised Version) Bibles.

What about a daily devotions book to help someone in 2020?
We’ve got a range of daily readings titles here which are great for Christians. But also consider Bible Treasure booklets which are helpful for older children, teenagers or adults who have little or no knowledge of the Bible.

Looking for stocking fillers or bargains?
We’ve got some great special offers here. Also see our Mayflower classics from just £1 and check out our second-hand section.

Season’s greetings and best wishes to all from the bookshop team.

A Stone Made Smooth – Wong Ming-Dao – now reprinted

Mayflower Christian Books is pleased to announce the latest reprint of ‘A Stone Made Smooth’ – this challenging and inspiring account of the work that God did in and through the life of Wong Ming-Dao.

(See below for how to order your copy today – and also trade discounts)

This is his account of his early life and conversion and his early years as a minister, including under the Japanese occupation of southern China.

No Christian Chinese leader in the 20th century has more clearly articulated the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or more poignantly experienced what the Apostle Paul described as “the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings”.

Released after 23 years of in prison, Wong Ming-Dao told how the word of the prophet Micah had sustained him: “But as for me, I keep watch for the Lord, I wait in hope for God my saviour; My God will hear me.”

Retail price: £7 (plus P&P) – order now

Trade orders from bookshops and colleges

10 copies or less = 10% discount + Postage at cost

11-20 copies = 20% discount + Postage at cost

21-30 copies = 30% discount + Postage at cost

Over 30 copies = 40% discount + Free postage

For trade orders, call us on 023 8044 9398 or for outside the UK call +44 (0) 23 8044 9398.

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Books in our newsletter
Holy Helps for a Godly Life – by Richard Rogers
How Can I feel Productive as a Mom (Mum) – by Esther Engelsma
Godliness Through Discipline – by Jay E. Adams
Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church – by Paul Washer
Idols of a Mother’s Heart – by Christina Fox
Hiding in the Light – by Rifqa Bary
The Fear of God – by John Bunyan
Caleb: Man of Faith Who Followed God Fully

Thank you!



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Hidden gems! Major book collections donated

Our second-hand and rare books section is now bursting at the seams – with rare finds that have just arrived!

Thanks to the kindness of several churches, we’ve had a large number of high-quality books donated to us – previously belonging to various church ministers over many years.

Many of these books may be rare and out-of-print. They include Ryle, Spurgeon, hard-to-find Puritan authors, old commentaries, devotionals and many more …

Go here to our second-hand and rare books

We’re also adding more books each week, as we work through the quantity of donated books.

So please come back again soon to check stock.