Diocese of Chichester

Books to Encourage in the Year of the New Testament

The Diocese is grateful to St Olav Christian Bookshop in Chichester, for offering to provide a weekly book suggestion as a resource to encourage and guide you throughout 2024, the Year of the New Testament.

Week 1 - 11th Jan:

Knowing you

Knowing you, Jesus. Following Jesus through the Gospels in a year. 

Whether you’ve been a Christian for many years or are new to faith, this brand new 365 devotional will help you immerse yourself in the gospel story during the Year of the New Testament. 

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Week 2 - 18th Jan:

breadHow to Eat Bread: 21 Nourishing Ways to Read the Bible.

As a vicar, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is used to being asked to recommend a book on how and why to read the Bible. Filling the gap between popular Bible reading notes and more academic books, How to Eat Bread is the book she'd give to anyone wanting to explore the Bible as part of their faith. Its three main sections delve into the rich heritage of how Christians have read the Bible down the ages.

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Week 3 - 25th Jan

love

Loving My Neighbour. A Lenten Journey.

Bible Reading Fellowship book for Lent 2024. Loving My Neighbour takes us on a journey through the challenging terrain of how we can truly love one another, individually and in our communities. Daily Bible readings and reflections from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day explore how we can love in truth, love the vulnerable and the suffering, embrace difference, care for our world, and love ourselves as God loves us. Holy Week brings us back to reflect on Christ on the cross, who loved us to the very end. 

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Week 4 - 1st Feb:

Lent Reflections for Lent 2024

Reflections for Lent is designed to enhance your spiritual journey through the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. Covering Monday to Saturday each week, it offers reflections on readings from the Common Worship Lectionary, written by some of today's leading spiritual and theological writers including Andrew Davison, Rachel Mann, and Mark Oakley.

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Week 5 - 8th Feb:

lent beloved Lent with the Beloved Disciple.

The 2024 Bloomsbury Lent Book invites you on a six-week journey in the company of the 'beloved disciple' as found in the narrative of the Gospel of St John. As the only disciple to have stayed close to Jesus at every stage from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion at Calvary, this eagle-eyed eyewitness intentionally records certain subtle details and signs which, when perceived with the eyes of faith, indicate a deeper and far lasting significance. Michael Marshall explores what these signs are and how, with prayerful reflection, they draw us ever more deeply into the personal, eternal and cosmic significance and awareness of all that Christ accomplished by his death and resurrection.

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Week 6 - 15th Feb:

Picture of Practicing The Way: Be With Jesus. Become Like Him. Do As He DidPracticing the Way. Be with Jesus; Become like him; Do as he did.

John Mark Comer, the New York Times bestselling author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and Live No Lies, shows readers what is holding them back from authentically following Jesus - and reveals the countercultural practices to connect us with a vibrant lifelong faith. In this powerful and practical work, he defines his core philosophy of spiritual formation to help us form a "rule of life." Along the way, readers benefit from his rich cultural insight, deep biblical teaching, and honest and hopeful view of the potential of each human soul.

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Week 7 - 22nd Feb:

romans Romans. A Letter That Makes Sense of Life.

With his trademark straightforward teaching style, Andrew Ollerton guides readers through Romans - one of the most theologically complex books of the Bible - to discover how an understanding of Paul's longest letter unlocks the whole story of Scripture and helps us make sense of life. Readers will not only come away with a greater understanding of Romans, but as invigorated disciples, equipped for the adventure of life and faith, and emboldened to share the Gospel with others.

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