Our July order from Banner of Truth took the scenic route around the UK warehouse. After five weeks of no-show (and delaying the shipments from other publishers), our shipping agent advises us to claim against the warehouse and re-order from Banner. This we did. A couple of weeks later, the new Banner order was ready to ship, but I noticed that there were two Banner shipments ready to go. The old order had been ‘found’! We now have a duplicate order.
There are some books that I ordered in high volumes because there was high demand. And now that is doubled. We are not going to run out of Some Pastors and Teachers again in a hurry! There are also new titles that I usually order in high first time around. These will also be doubled. We don’t mind having extra Banner books – they are treasures – but they fill the place! Our Puritan Paperback shelves are filled to capacity and we have boxes of books that don’t fit on the storeroom shelves.
On the plus side, we received a reduction in shipping costs because of the delay of the first shipment. This worked nicely to partly counter the recent demise of the Rand. Prices of new stock did increase, but not badly. This means that we have multiple copies of books at reasonable prices. Consider using some of these titles for your next study group reading. To see what quantities we have without having to search for titles individually on the web site, download the excel catalogue. Click on ‘Download Excel catalogue’ on right hand side of home page on www.goodneighbours.org.za . You can then sort the Excel spread sheet by publisher and view the quantities in the Banner section.
Note that these Banner books will not be included in the sale even though we have high quantities. Banner books are already discounted by 45% off retail – very reasonable prices to make these books accessible to all.
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Sale reminder: Our annual sale takes place from Sat, 24th Nov till Sat, 8th Dec. Sale books will include end-of-lines and a variety of regular stock marked down. Some bargain books have been bought in specially for the sale. I will feature these in the next newsletter. Sale books will be marked with BBX in the title , so that you can search using this mnemonic on the web site and make your choices accordingly (books to be selected and marked only a few days prior to the sale).
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The following list of new books is rather long as I got rather carried away with all the new children’s books available for Christian Focus! These will all make good Christmas presents.
New from Banner:
Fear of God by John Bunyan. A Puritan Paperback; 176pp; R55.
Banner mini-guides – Each title in this new series will provide an outline of the Bible’s teaching on a particular subject. They will open up a key verse or portion of Scripture for study, while not neglecting other passages related to the theme under consideration. The goal is to whet your appetite and to encourage you to explore the subject in more detail: hence the suggestions for further reading which appear after the final chapter. However, the mini-guide will provide enough information to enlarge your understanding of the theme. Titles available (all paperbacks):
Salvation, Full and Free in Christ by Ian Hamilton. 112pp; R55
The Bible, God’s Inerrant Word by Derek Thomas. 136pp; R55
The Christian Mind, Escaping Futility by William Edgar. 118pp; R55
The Church, Glorious Body, radiant Bride by Mark G Johnston. 112pp; R55
The Greatest Fight in the World, Spurgeon’s Final Manifesto by C H Spurgeon. Paperback. 88pp; R55.
The Westminster Confession, The Confession of Faith, The Larger and Shorter Catechism, The Sum of Saving Knowledge, The Directory for Public Worship, & other associated documents. Hardcover; 688pp; R200.
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New from CFP:
Puritan Piety, Writings in honour of Joel Beeke. Contributions by Michael A. G. Haykin, Paul M. Smalley, Sinclair B. Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Mark Jones, Ryan McGraw, Richard Muller, Robert Oliver, Randall Pederson, Joseph Pipa, Leland Ryken, Chad Van Dixhoorn, Stephen Yuille, and Esther (Beeke) Engelsma. Paperback; 304pp; R145.
Equipping for Life, A guide for new, struggling and aspiring parents by Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger. Paperback; 288pp; R110.
Rewriting Gender, You, your family, transgenderism and the gospel by David Martin. Paperback; 80pp; R80.
Called? Pastoral Guidance for the divine call to the pastoral ministry by Michael A Milton. Paperback; 240pp; R100.
That Little Voice in your Head, Learning about your conscience by Andy Naselli. A children’s hardcover book; 40pp; R90.
Think Ask Bible! A new series encouraging children to think biblically. Titles available, all R80, paperbacks by Laura Martin:
God’s Word and You, What the bible says about friends, family and other important stuff.
God’s Word and your World, What the bible says about creation, languages, missions and other amazing stuff!
God’s Word and your Life, What the bible says about social media, money and other exciting stuff.
God’s Word and Jesus, What the bible says about the gospel, evangelism, prayer and other essential stuff.
A Child’s First Book about Marriage, God’s way is always best by Jani Ortlund. Hardcover; 44pp; R100.
It Can’t be as Simple as That by Douglas MacMillan. This is MacMillan’s testimony in booklet for young people to use as an evangelistic tool. Booklet; 24pp; R10.
101 Devotions for Girls, From the lives of great Christians by Rebecca Davis. A6 format padded hardcover; 208pp; R80. 101 devotions for Guys also available – same format, same price.
Fascinating Bible Facts Volume 1, 103 Devotions by Irene Howat. A6 format padded hardcover; 128pp; R80. Volume 2 available at the same price.
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New from Day One:
Is it True? Evidence for Creation by Edwards, Burgess and McIntosh. A small booklet, very handy for evangelism. 44pp; R15.
Help! I’m in Pain by Deborah Smith. Another booklet in the Help! series to help those with chronic pain. 64pp; R35.
Understanding God’s Word, Looking at the Old Testament book by book By Gavin Childress. Paperback; 170pp; R75. Also available: Understanding God’s Word, Looking at the New Testament book by book. 128pp; R75.
C H Spurgeon’s Forgotten Public Lectures by C H Spurgeon, edited by Peter Terence Crosby. Hardcover; 493pp; R315.
The Lord’s my Shepherd, Fresh insights into your favourite psalm by Timothy Cross. Another title in the Reflections series of devotions. Paperback; 112pp; R75.
Being a Christian, The Basics of Christian Living by Stephen Kneale. Practical guidance for new believers. Paperback; 48pp; R50.