Paperback McGrath out tomorrow

Inventing the UniverseThe latest Alister McGrath book comes out in paperback tomorrow.

‘Inventing the Universe’ is a fascinating read and comes highly recommended

Find 0ut nore below then contact us to order your copy.

We just can’t stop talking about the big questions around science and faith. They haven’t gone away, as some predicted they might; in fact, we seem to talk about them more than ever. Far from being a spent force, religion continues to grow around the world. Meanwhile, Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists argue that religion is at war with science – and that we have to choose between them. It’s time to consider a different way of looking at these two great cultural forces. What if science and faith might enrich each other? What if they can together give us a deep and satisfying understanding of life? Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading authorities on science and religion, engages with the big questions that Dawkins and others have raised – including origins, the burden of proof, the meaning of life, the existence of God and our place in the universe. Informed by the best and latest scholarship, Inventing the Universe is a groundbreaking new primer for the complex yet fascinating relationship between science and faith.


We will be recruiting for Saturday staff

IMG_0359We are beginning to look for new Saturday staff.

If you are looking for a paid Saturday job in your local Christian bookshop, we would like to hear from you.

We will probably be looking for new Saturday bookshop assistants in the coming months and please contact us to find out more.

You can also download the job description here.


Wonderful people needed

AGMPut your hand up if you are a wonderful person who loves books, loves poeple, loves what we do at Illuminate and has some time in the week.

If that is you we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for volunteer bookshop assistants to join the team in the shop during the week.  You can find more details of the role here and please contact us to find out more


TryPraying and save

Prayer-2016To coincide with the launch of the TryPraying initiative in Shrewsbury, we have a number of books about prayer on special offer

Prayer – Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, by Timothy Keller, was £16.99, now £13.99

Let God Fight your Battles, by Joyce Meyer, was £9.99, now £6.99

Prayer – Does it Make any Difference? by Philip Yancey, was £8.99, now £6.99

5 Things to Pray for the People you Love, and 5 Things to Pray for your Church, by Rachel Jones, now £1.99 each

Whilst stocks last!


Getting your supplies the easy way

Don’Palm crossest forget you can order church supplies direct from us, supporting a great local business (us!) at the same time.

Whether you need candles, wafers, palm crosses, books or bible reading notes, we can provide all your regular church supplies.  Our prices are competitive and you will be shopping local at the same time.

Contact us to find out more

Have a drink on us!

coasters12We have a great selection of ‘Just Cards’ coasters in stock

If you are looking for a stocking filler for that coffee lover or tea fanatic in your life, at just £1.50 each these may be just the thing?

Pop in to see the range of designs we have available

Ideas for Christmas – Images of Grace

Images of GraceIf you are looking for Christmas inspiration; what about an adult colouring book?

Images of Grace, by Jacqui Grace, is a beautiful gift to give to someone who wants to enjoy this pastime, which more and more adults are (re)discovering.

At £8.99 (a price that at least matches certain on line retailers) it is a great gift for that creative person in your life.

Available in the shop now

Some great bargains upstairs

Have you vsisted our secondhand book section upstairs at Illiminate?

As well as a wide selection of good quality books at amazing prices, we have unearthed some real book lovers treasures.  Here are a few, just to whet your appetite – come in to see our whole stock

IMG_0456Cable, Mildred and French, Francesca, Towards spiritual maturity, 1947 reprint
Hardback, dustcover intact but slightly marked. Slight foxing on page edges, but condition generally satisfactory.  Price £8





IMG_0460Kitto, John, Daily Bible Illustrations, William Oliphant, c1860, seven volumes  3 of 4 from morning series – Antediluvians and patriarchs (9th edition); Samuel, Saul and David (7th edition); Solomon and the Kings (6th edition). Complete set of 4 of the evening series – Job and the poetical books (6th edition); Isaiah and the prophets (6th edition); the life and death of our Lord (7th edition); and the Apostles and Early church (5th edition).All volumes are of similar condition – covers – hardback brown/butterfly scale design with wear appropriate to age; 5 volumes have inscription on front flyleaf; all have some staining to title and facing title page; the rest of the pages are in good condition .  Price £70

Lewis, CS, Letters to an American Lady, Hodder, 1st British edition, 1969.  Hardback, dustcover clean, but top chipped and price clipped. Book is otherwise nearly fine.  Price £10






IMG_0465Taylor, Mrs Howard, Pastor Hsi, one of China’s Christians, Morgan and Scott/CIM, 1904 reprinting of 1903 first edition. Hardback, no dustcover; cover in good condition. Inscription dated 1904, but book is very clean, apart from some staining on map at end. Book contains 1904 CIM bookmark.  Price £15