SMBC Press Publications
Hitting the Holy Road...A guided tour of Christian history from the early church to the Reformation by Stuart Coulton
This book invites you on a journey through some of the regions and cities which have played a pivotal role in Christian history down through the ages. Along the way it provides you with an overview of the history of the church - warts and all - together with reflections on the lessons we may learn from the past. Coulton's ultimate aim is to encourage us to look critically at ourselves, our churches and our communities and to reflect carefully on what it means to follow Christ in a complex and at times confusing world.
The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus...Luke's account of God's unfolding plan by Alan J. Thompson
Alan Thompson's aim is to offer a biblical-theological framework for interpreting the book if Acts, so that Luke's major themes may be identified and related to the book as a whole. He especially highlights Acts as an account of the 'continuing story' of God's saving purposes: Luke intends his work to be read in the light of the Old Testament promises and the continuing reign of Christ in the inaugurated kingdom of God.
Isaiah... Suprising Salvation by Kirk Patston
Kirk Patston draws from his scholarly knowledge to open up the complex and majestic book of Isaiah in a commentary that is ideal for everyday reading and reference. He highlights the themes of danger, trust, transformation and judgement which run throughout Isaiah's pages. In a lively way, Patston shares with us his vivid interest in Isaiah, which introduces and confronts us with the 'world-shaking words of the prophets'.
Men of One Book...A comparison of two Methodist preachers John Wesley and George Whitefield by Ian J Maddock
This book seeks to compare various aspects of the full-orbed "preach and print" ministries conducted by Wesley and Whitefield. Committed to the principle that the "whole world was their parish", Wesley and Whitefield manifested their singular desire to be men of one book through preaching ministries that were by no means identical, yet equally committed to the spread of the gospel throughout the transatlantic world.
Becoming Global...Integrating global mission and your local church: A practical approach
by Bruce Dipple
Becoming Global, the product of Bruce's consulting and teaching, is intended for church leaders and mission supporters in local churches of all denominations. Building on a biblical theology of mission, this book provides local churches with biblically informed,practical steps for extending their global ministry in ways appropriate to the size and structure of their particular church.
21st Century Living...1st Century Wisdom by various authors
A revised and much expanded new publication, 21st Century Living...1st Century Wisdom, aims to guide the reader in thinking and acting wisely about matters such as stem cell research, marriage, singleness, health, sickness, pornography, envy and gambling. With 23 topics, this publication brings clear answers from God's word, and also helps the reader to think through the challenges of modern life with a biblical approach.
The Unheeded Christ by David Cook (published by Christian Focus publishing)
The Unheeded Christ book and its accompanying study booklet (optional) present very challenging studies from Matthew's gospel. David Cook takes the reader through a selection of Jesus' teaching and his demands for serious obedience from his people in all areas of life - love, forgiveness, sex, adultery, and other crucial life issues. Be prepared to be re-awakened to the radical nature of Jesus' teaching. Also available as audio CDs.
How to Speak at Special Events by David Cook
Various authors including John Chapman, Dudley Foord and David Cook.Challenge, spur on and captivate your listeners. A step-by-step easy to follow guide for the lay person in preparing an effective Bible talk - whether to a younger or older audience. Whether on controversial topics, special events or weekly Bible studies, this book will help you to plan your talk to maximise the message.
Teaching Acts by David Cook
Published by Christian Focus in conjunction with the Proclamation Trust.Teaching Acts is specifically geared to the preacher or Bible teacher tackling an Acts series. Key features are introductory chapters on 'Getting our bearings in the book' and 'planning a series'. The 'meat of the book' then works systematically through a suggested series. Each chapter ends with a suggested preaching/teaching outline and a detailed Bible study which would be ideal for small groups.
Life 4 Kids - Reading John's Gospel Together by various authors
For busy parents and church leaders alike, Life 4 Kids helps you take children through this profound but simple gospel discovering the living Christ together. This is a great book for upper primary aged children. Ideal for daily or weekly Bible reading. There are 47 easy-to-use one-page studies with discussion questions and suggested prayers.
Children's Talks - A Practical Guide by Sandy Galea
How do we teach the Bible to children in a way that will engage them? A very practical guide for anyone involved in teaching young children.
Starting Strong, Staying Strong by David Cook
From Bible talks delivered in the weekly college chapel service, Starting Strong, Staying Strong, is an ideal book for all believers (new or older), looking at some of the big questions Christians ask: is doubt part of the Christian experience? What is the ever present danger all Christians face? What is the great God substitute in our society? What makes a church a church? David Cook answers these and other questions.
Momentous News - Studies in the book of Romans Chapters 1-8 by David Cook.
'Good news' or momentous news?Be guided through chapters 1-8 of Paul's letter to the Romans. Excellent for small group study in conjunction with the audio CDs of the Bible talks.( Please note that CDs and MP3s are only produced to order, so please allow up to 10 working days when ordering audio talks)
Transforming News - Studies in the book of Romans chapters 9-16 by David Cook
We tend to think that the real meat of Romans is the first eight chapters. However, it is in chapters 9-16 that Paul deals with several major issues such as election, God's purpose, spiritual gifts, relationship within congregations and the missionary heart of God. Highly recommended for small group study in conjunction with audio CDs of Bible talks.( Please note that CDs and MP3s are only produced to order, so please allow up to 10 working days when ordering audio talks)
Living for the Day - Studies in 1 Thessalonians by David Cook and Stephen Young
Learn about a role-model church. A powerful and thought provoking study in 1 Thessalonians. Included in the easy-to-follow booklet are topics on preaching, pastoral care, suffering and discipleship. Great for individual or group study in conjunction with audio CDs of the Bible talks.(Please note that CDs and MP3s are only produced to order, so please allow up to 10 working days when ordering audio talks)