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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

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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 …

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Review: Jewels from John Newton (Daily Readings from the Works of John Newton)

John NewtonSelected by Miller Ferrie, Our Price £15.50

There is great spiritual help to be found in all of the writings by John Newton. This is a collection of daily readings from his works, which are mostly made up of his correspondence.

His Cardiphonia (letters) have been treasured by pastors for many years and give real insight and wisdom in how to deal with those who have various spiritual conditions and concerns.

The teaching of God’s word, Christian experience and practice are all beautifully combined and balanced in the counsel given by John Newton.

john Newton readily admits his own failures and struggles and uses the lessons he has learned to encourage others. Ever turning the reader to God’s grace and the riches we have in Christ, these readings provide much food and balm to the soul.

To read and meditate on the portion given for each day, cannot but deepens and gladden the believers walk with God.

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Review: Wonderfully Made – God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth

God made usby Danika Cooley, Our Price: £6.99

(Discretion needed) God made us … and this beautifully illustrated book introduces children to the wonder of creation through the miracle of conception, formation in the womb and birth.

It describes the amazing development of a baby inside its mother and refers to all that God was doing and had planned in each stage of the growth of the baby.

Sensitively written and with lovely colour illustrations and information on the size and make up of  the growing baby, continual reference is made to the Scriptures (especially Psalm 139) so as to show the care and knowledge God has, even of a baby growing in the womb.

The fact that in the opening illustration sperms and eggs are seen to be coming together may mean that some parents may wish to wait until they are happy for the child to know of this. The text that accompanies this picture is discreet and written in a sensitive way, without going into too greater detail.

The book makes it clear that every baby is a precious  individual made in God’s image and that each one is fearfully and wonderfully made. A lovely book on how God made us.

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Review: Is Church Membership Biblical?

Is Church Membership Biblicalby Ryan M. McGraw & Ryan Speck, Our Price: £1.85

This small booklet convincingly lays before us the necessity of church membership for those who profess to follow Christ. It shows how God sees His people as those belonging to a gathered and defined group of people.

That group of people is also described as a body and a family. The case is clearly made from the word of God that these Scriptural descriptions can only be fulfilled if we belong to a local church.

The interdependence and responsibility believers have to each other is also seen as necessitating church membership.

The Scriptural practices of rule by elders and church discipline become meaningless if there is no recognised church membership. Common objections to church membership are answered persuasively.

Independence and freedom of association are very much stressed in our society today. This can affect Christians who feel they should not be “tied down” by committing themselves to one particular church.

Such an attitude is not only going against the clear teaching of God’s word, but does not appreciate the privileges and blessing that are to be had from joining a faithful local church.

Those in Christ’s heavenly kingdom should join with the earthly body that reflects it.

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Review: How Can I Cultivate Private Prayer?

Private Prayerby Joel R. Beeke, Our Price: £1.85

There are times when every believer can struggle with their private prayer life. We can often feel a lack regarding the depth and extent of our praying. This booklet seeks to help.

The author starts by speaking of our need to take stock as to our praying and then reminds us of certain key points the Scriptures teach us about prayer – such as the value and priority of prayer and the need to sincere in our prayers.

Helpful advice is given as to how we can pray “without ceasing”. We are encouraged to be organised in our praying and to use the Bible as a guide.

We are reminded that we can only approach God by the person and work of Christ. We must plead God’s promises, realise that that the three persons of the Trinity are all involved in our praying, believe that God hears us and remember to aim for God’s glory, knowing that God sees our hearts and delights to use our prayers.

This book is packed with helpful counsel and is a great help to all who long to deepen their prayer lives and desire to know more of the blessing of private prayer.

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Review: What is Repentance?

What is Repentanceby Jeremy Walker, Reformed Heritage Books, Our Price: £1.85

This booklet helpfully describes that which always accompanies saving faith in Christ – repentance. The spirit of the age says that we are not to feel bad about ourselves but to build up our own self esteem.

Yet we are told in the word of God that there is a need for repentance before we can know salvation. This is something that Christ, by His Spirit, gives to those who are truly brought into the kingdom. The Christian life is then to be one where we are often found repenting of sin.

The author shows us the true nature of repentance. It is first a turning from sin. This true turning from sin is more than just a remorse for the consequences or guilt sins brings. It fundamentally recognises that sin is against God.

Repentance is also a turning to God. Helpful portraits of repentance are then drawn out from the Scriptures so as to show its true quality and effect on the life of the one who knows it. Practical steps are then described so as to encourage this ongoing blessing of repentance from sin in the life and heart of the believer.

This booklet is one that every Christian should read, so as to remind themselves of the place of repentance in their daily lives. It gives help to pastors – reminding them of those elements they should look for in those who profess. It is also an excellent book to give to those who are seeking.

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