There is a huge wealth of Christian literature available. Each month our church features a "Book of the Month" which we think may be helpful. Reviews for our current, and previous, books of the month are provided below.

The Busy Christian's Guide To Busyness

The Busy Christian's Guide To Busyness

Do you say 'yes' to requests when really you mean to say 'no'? Do you feel permanently trapped by your 24/7 lifestyle?

While offering practical help to busy Christians, Tim Chester also opts for root-and-branch treatment: you need to deal radically with the things that are driving you.

If you're busy because of the following:

  • 'I need to prove myself'
  • 'Otherwise things get out of control'
  • 'I like the pressure/money'

think again!

At the root of our 'slavery' are serious misunderstandings, often reinforced by our culture. If we want to be free, then we need to counteract them with God's word. It's important to manage our time, but it's more important to manage our hearts.

God has promised his rest to all who are weary and burdened (Matthew 11:28). It's up to us to accept it.

'Tim Chester unmasks the deceptions that drive our behaviours. This helpful book offers many practical time-saving tips and a biblical treatment of the busyness disease afflicting so many of us.'

Paul Valler

'Heeding this book will free you up to do the things you really should be doing. Stand back and take stock now - or get stuck on the treadmill of life and regret it later.'

Ram Gidoomal

One Forever

One ForeverOneForever

When the New Testament describes what it means to be a Christian, it uses a phrase that is everywhere in Paul's letters but almost nowhere in our churches. Overwhelmingly, when the Bible wants to describe being a Christian, it says that we are "in Christ".

But what does it mean to be in Christ? And how does this important biblical idea help us understand what God has done for us through Jesus, and what it means to be a Christian?

This short book by Rory Shiner sparkles with clarity, wit and biblical wisdom on this vital and much-neglected topic.

A Praying Life

A Praying LifeA Praying Life

Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer (even poorly delivered) to fill the gaps with meaning and substance.

Written like an organized blog, A Praying Life is an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers, and successes in prayer. Readers will appreciate Paul Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature. Parents will find his family-life experiences especially helpful.

Right Side Up

Right Side Up - Paul Grimmond

Paul Grimmond writes: "I set out to write a book for new Christians, to explain what it means to be a Christian and what the lifelong adventure of following Jesus is like. But I soon realised that what Jesus wants to say to a new Christian is really the same thing he wants to keep saying to the seasoned saint: 'Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.' My prayer is that this book will persuade you of the truth of those words, and help you live like you believe them. It's a book for the brand new Christian that should challenge every believer - whether you've been following Jesus for five minutes or fifty years."

Know and Tell The Gospel

Know and Tell The Gospel

For some Christians, clearly explaining the gospel to someone is more of a dream than a reality. This modern Australian classic deals with questions such as: Just what is the gospel? Is it my job to explain it to people? What is God's role and what is mine? This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten, and contains up-to-date information on current resources for evangelism.

John Chapman is a well-known evangelist, Bible teacher, and author.