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Join Me, Eddie & Joyce Meyer in Reading 30mins a day!

April 09, 2016 Andrew Smallridge

This week I had a visit from one of my regular customers 'Eddie' from Waterbrook Church, he was talking excitedly about how he is taken up Joyce Meyers challenge of reading 30mins from the Bible and 30mins Christian books to study further and grow deeper in your understanding of your Christian Walk Unknowingly I had already enrolled on Joyce's Challenge earlier this year and have managed to get through some amazing books over the last couple months as I added it in to my early morning routine and I can't describe how great an impact it's had on me, the...


Now their's vision - God keeps sending me people!

March 08, 2016 Andrew Smallridge

I'm really excited that since January God has consistently been bringing new people to volunteer within Carmel Bookshop. Last year and even the couple years prior, I couldn't buy a volunteer. But since January, 5 new people have helped out during the week and when one gets a job and moves on another one has come in to fill their days perfectly.  I am beginning to believe firmly the principle of the funny and poignant Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams...."If you build it they will come!" Obviously like all principles it's one of Gods and I have fresh vision and...


25 Reasons to buy Christian fiction for children and teenagers

March 03, 2016 Andrew Smallridge

1. Stories stick in your mind (Jesus told stories for a reason!) 2. Christian books are a great way to share the good news. 3. Young people can reflect on subjects such as prayer, justice and forgiveness, for themselves. 4. Church kids find it thrilling to find Christian characters in a 'real' story! 5. Christian fiction helps church children feel less marginalised. 6. Books written from a Christian perspective can be an eye-opener for non-church young people, and can bring hope. 7. Stories are much more exciting to read than straight information! 8. We are influenced by what we put...


WHATS WITH ADULT COLOURING?

February 19, 2016 Andrew Smallridge

  Since December in my shop Adult colouring books have been the best selling items, I now have 4 different books for sale, yeah I guess it's the latest new craze but what's it all about? Will I still have adult colouring books on sale in the shop in 2 years time, or is it just a fad? Admittedly I havn't got a copy (wife has though) and had a good go at it myself - well I just don't have the time. But that's the whole mysnoma or so I believe it is. To find a form of rest...