The ten books below are the best sellers at Illuminate over the last four months! We usually have copies of each of these available but do ring a check first if you are coming into the shop especially. We can also order a copy for you and usually get books within one or two days.
This captivating account of the spiritually unexpected unfolding on a Welsh hillside will challenge and encourage you. In keeping with God’s pattern of using marginal people from obscure places – fishermen, tax collectors, children, women and Galileans – this story sees God intrude into the mundane rhythms of life in a Christian retreat centre, run by a couple who would have been forgiven for opting for a quiet life when they arrive in this quiet Welsh hamlet
Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson shows ordinary parents how to become extraordinary influencers in the lives of their children through prayer in Praying Circles around Your Children. You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent!
The Marriage Book is full of very practical advice and useful tools to help build a strong and healthy relationship. In the book Nicky and Sila Lee take a look at all the key areas of marriage such as communication, resolving conflict, forgiveness, parents and in–laws, sex and understanding your differences.
For most of his ministry Canon Andrew White has been involved in reconciliation. In The Vicar of Baghdad he wrote, ‘The kind of people I spend my time engaging with are not usually very nice. On the whole, nice people do not cause wars.’ Until he left for Baghdad in 2005 Andrew was Director of the International Centre for Reconciliation in Coventry. The Icr is the centre of a network of over 250 ‘Cross of Nails’ centres around the world, particularly in the Usa and Germany, which serve the cause of reconciliation. Andrew bases his chapters around the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation. Following the bombing of the medieval cathedral in 1940, the words ‘Father Forgive’ were inscribed behind the altar of the ruined building. The Litany concludes: ‘Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ.’