Publications

We support our ministry through a number of publications, all of which can be ordered direct from this page. Please scroll down to find out more about our publications:
Books
Small group materials and training courses
Booklets on key aspects of mission and ministry
If you wish to make a purchase just click on ‘Add to Cart’. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or if you are ordering from outside the UK please contact us.

BOOKS

 
 something-understood-cover NEWSomething Understood: Poems for Reflection and Meditation – edited by Alison Morgan

A sequel to the earlier collection Distilling Life, this new anthology is designed to provide a starting point for reflection on some of the big questions of life – things we often avoid talking about, or for which we can’t quite find the words. It is arranged in five thematic sections: Seeing, Living, Loving, Trusting and Dying. Each section contains about twenty poems or pieces of prose, and each includes contributions from a wide range of authors, both historical and contemporary. Some of the poems are well known; others are published here for the first time. Designed to be used for personal reflection, in poetry groups, or read aloud in larger gatherings, the book is beautifully illustrated throughout with high quality black and white photographs and drawings.
What people said about Distilling Life:
“Our poetry group meets monthly. It is surprising how often this short anthology seems to contain a poem that just fits the bill, inspires new insight, provokes us to further discussion – and sometimes makes us laugh” – Anna Farago
“I have just conducted a quiet morning with lay leaders. As well as Scripture readings I used a number of poems from Distilling Life. A very powerful and moving resource” – Bishop Stuart Robinson
Published March 2017 – A5 format, 134 pp.
Price £8
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fjcover Following Jesus: The Plural of Disciple is Church – Alison Morgan

The question ‘what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus’ is a key one for the church, and this book offers a radical new contribution to the debate. Discipleship, Alison suggests, is about living and sharing Christianity, not just being taught it; it is not about what we know, but about who we are becoming. Defining discipleship as ‘a form of appprenticeship undertaken in community’, and drawing on her experience of working with people in the UK and in Africa, Alison offers a compelling mix of personal experience, real life stories and theological reflection.
“If you are looking for something to excite people about Christian discipleship, this is it.”  – Bishop James Newcome
A wise and prophetic book which challenges us to consider the question ‘How do I make my faith in Christ real today?’ – Archbishop John Sentamu
Here is an ever-expanding view of what it means to be disciples of Jesus. It is simply written but exciting and profoundly challenging! – Bishop Martin Breytenbach
“Alison beautifully balances the passionate individual following of Jesus with the practical application that the plural of disciple is Church. This book should become standard reading, thinking and living” – George Lings, Church Army Research Unit
Published April 2015 – 300pp.
For more information and commendations click here.
 RRP £10, Direct Sale price £8
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gy-cover Growing Younger: Welcoming families into the local church – Roger Morgan

For many local churches the big question is ‘how can we attract families to our church?’ Nationally child attendance is in decline, and the average age of our congregations is rising. This book is the result not just of Roger’s own experience in ministry but of wide-ranging consultation all over the UK, and it includes many stories from churches which have found the key to growth. Drawing on his previous background in management consultancy, Roger identifies a number of simple steps that can be taken by any church wishing to grow younger.
Published April 2015 – A5 format, 134pp
RRP £10, direct sale price £8.
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wow The Word on the Wind: Renewing confidence in the gospel – Alison Morgan

With a foreword by Archbishop Rowan Williams. The Word on the Wind has received wide acclamation for its unique combination of clear thinking and real life stories. For more information click here and to read a Church Times review click here.
“I love the range of your thought and the sharp observations you make on contemporary culture, weaving in precise gospel insights and rich experience of Africa in particular” – Bishop John Pritchard, Oxford
“Alison Morgan’s writing is so winsome that it’s easy to be caught up in the beauty of what she’s saying before you realise she’s just smacked you between the eyes with a piece of two-by-four. This new book presents a deeply radical message in the most eloquent and seductive manner. You’ve been warned!” – Michael Frost
“The Word on the Wind is prayer that has been distilled by a powerful and poetic mind. Never abstract and never shallow, it brings the fountain-fresh water of the Spirit to an age that’s dry, and sick of dusty answers.” – Bishop Paul Bayes
Published 2011 – 368pp
RRP £10, Direct sale price £6
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doing-what-jesus-did-cover-web Doing what Jesus did – A fresh look at the gifts of the Spirit – Alison Morgan

Doing what Jesus did takes a fresh look at the gifts of the Spirit, suggesting they  are best regarded as a description of the ministry of Jesus, to be welcomed not as feathers in the caps of individuals but as shared resources given to enable the mission and ministry of the church. With lots of illustrations and plenty of real life stories and testimonies, this is a welcome and readable introduction to a topic about which little has been written in recent years. It includes a Bible study for use in small groups.
“The best theologically rigorous study of the gifts of the Spirit that I have read. Especially because in this new book Alison Morgan, from long experience, includes sensible, practical advice on how to get going.” Preb John Collins
For more information click here and to preview click here. To read a review click here.
Published December 2009 – A5 format, 86pp
Price £5.00
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wg2  The Wild Gospel: Bringing truth to life – Alison Morgan

This highly original book shows that Jesus himself lived free from culturally imposed norms which can restrict our understanding of the truth. Alison looks at Church history, prophecy and culture, and draws the reader in through personal experiences. A fascinating, imaginative challenge to today’s church. Great commendations from a wide variety of people.
“A ground-breaking, exciting and moving book that could not be more timely as the Church looks for fresh ways of speaking God’s truth in and to our culture” – Archbishop Rowan Williams.
For more information click here. To read a review click here.
For the Kindle edition and Amazon reviews click here. New: for a free study guide click here.
Published 2004, reprinted 2005 and 2009 – 349pp
RRP £10.00, Direct sale price £6
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SMALL GROUP MATERIALS AND TRAINING COURSES

 
Person The God Who Is There: A discipleship course for small groups

The God Who is There takes its inspiration from Rooted in Jesus, our acclaimed practical discipleship course for Africa, and is a response to the increasingly voiced need for simple, interactive and relational discipleship material for use in this country. The God Who is There is designed to help people get to know God in and through one another, so that faith becomes part of their daily lives. The series is in three parts: Beyond Ourselves, The New Community and Shining Like Stars. These may be used consecutively or independently. Training and support is available to those using or planning to use the course – please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.
For each part of the course there is a Leader’s Manual with detailed notes for the 10 sessions, and a Member’s Coursebook which offers practical midweek exercises for group members. The group leader may choose to ‘cherry pick’ exercises for members if they are not comfortable using printed materials themselves – which means that the course can be used with people of any educational background.
Each book offers 10 enjoyable, accessible and life-changing sessions
Interactive; sessions are based on group discussion and practical exercises
Not dependent on the personal charisma of a leader
Focussed on key verses of scripture
Includes prayer and, in books 2 and 3, worship
Includes a course member’s booklet with creative homework exercises
“I am using ‘The God Who is There’ material as a discipleship project in St. Lawrence, North Wingfield), where I am Team Rector.  I want to provide a way for people to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus which is thorough, interesting and which does not ‘soft sell’ the demands of discipleship.  I consider this material to be the discipleship course I have always wanted.  It combines Bible-based teaching and openness to the Holy Spirit with a creative approach to learning. I warmly commend this excellent material.” – Revd Colin Cooper
The God Who is There was written by Roger Morgan, working with a small team of contributors. To find out more about The God Who Is There click here or visit our Small Groups page.
Sample set of all three leader’s manuals and three member’s coursebooks – Price £38
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To order or preview any of the three component courses see below.

byocover2 Beyond Ourselves: A course which explores the wider meaning of our lives Roger Morgan

Designed to be accessible to those with no church background, Beyond Ourselves invites participants, Christian and not yet Christian, to discover together what it means to develop a living relationship with God. Topics covered include creation, suffering, life after death, the life and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
“We have been blessed using this course with a very enthusiastic group. We have seen several people’s faith brought to life by studying God’s Word and encountering the Holy Spirit; we’ve seen a couple of people come to faith in Christ. The group is keen to stay together and keep going after Easter” – Revd Martin Cannam, Biddulph
“I was a bit unsure if the course was a bit basic or too close to Alpha. How wrong I was! All enjoyed it and found themselves quite inspired and re-energised. The course manuals are very helpful, and the leader’s manual is easy to follow. As a leader, the manual helped me direct our time together and helped in making the evening a time of fun where everyone felt they were included” – Revd Allan Marshall, St Michael’s, Edgemead
To find out more about Beyond Ourselves click here.
To preview click here.
Pack of 1 Leader’s manual & 10 member’s coursebooks – Price £36.00
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Leader’s Manual – Price £8
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Course member’s booklet – Price £4
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Supplementary pack of 5 course member’s booklets – Price £15
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nc The New Community: Finding God when we meet together – Roger Morgan

The New Community is modelled on the discipleship patterns of the New Testament, where we see that being a disciple of Jesus is not an individual but a shared activity. This unique course enables participants to discover what it means to be part of a group of people who are seeking God in and through their relationships with one another. The course includes worship, facilitated through a specially commissioned CD by Phil Lawson Johnston.
“It started where they were. The material engaged them emotionally and experientially as much as at the knowledge level. This was really valuable. The biblical, creative and interactive exercises promoted enjoyable participation from people at different stages of their Christian faith” – Revd Stephen Coe, Holy Trinity, Wallington
To preview click here.
Pack of 1 Leader’s manual & 10 member’s coursebooks – Price £40.00
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Leaders Manual with worship CD – Price £15
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Member’s Coursebook – Price £4
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Supplementary pack of 5 course member’s booklets – Price £15
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Shining Like Stars: A course which helps Christians understand how God intends us to live in this world – Roger Morgan

Shining Like Stars is the third in our group discipleship series The God Who is There. It focusses on what it means to live as effective Christian disciples in the midst of the challenges of daily life, and its aim is to equip people to live with compassion and integrity as Christians in the community and in the workplace. The course includes worship, facilitated through a specially commissioned CD by Phil Lawson Johnston.
To preview click here.
Pack of 1 Leader’s manual & 10 member’s coursebooks – Price £40.00
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Leaders Manual with worship CD – Price £15
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Member’s Coursebook – Price £4
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Supplementary pack of 5 course member’s booklets – Price £15
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beautiful-lives-manual-cover Beautiful Lives: Sharing our faith with friends and neighbours – Roger Morgan

Beautiful Lives is a group course by Roger Morgan which helps church members develop the confidence to share their faith naturally and effectively with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. 1 Peter 3.2-4 speaks of the beauty and reverence which should characterise our lives as Christians, and Roger believes that it is beautiful lives, lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, which lead others to faith.
The course is contained in a Leader’s Manual, with a separate group member’s booklet containing notes and simple homework exercises. It consists of 8 sessions, offered in a user friendly format with plenty of interaction and discussion, and points towards an accessible, locally planned invitation event to be held after the completion of the course.
“Beautiful Lives is such an inspiring course. We have 14 members and the fellowship is tremendous. It’s a privilege to witness their growth. One young lady is so quiet and shy and yet over these last couple of weeks she’s found herself sharing her faith at work which has astounded her and impacted the group as she’s quietly shared her encounters” – Revd Denise Hayes, Litherland.
For more information click here
To download a sample session click here.
Pack of 1 Leader’s manual & 10 member’s coursebooks – Price £36.00
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Leaders Manual – Price £8
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Member’s Coursebook – Price £3.50
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Supplementary pack of 5 course member’s booklets – Price £15
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inhisname2012 In His Name: A training course for healing prayer teams – Alison Morgan and John Woolmer

Designed for use in churches wishing to begin or revive a healing ministry, In His Name is a deliberately hands-on course. Although it is careful to build a proper foundation in terms of both theology and good practice, the emphasis is on equipping the participants to engage in an active ministry of healing. Fully illustrated and containing ice-breakers, practical exercises, group prayer times and many real life stories of healing, In His Name is deliberately written to be easy to use. First published in 2008 and now on its third printing, it has been widely used in local churches and is the recommended course in a number of Anglican dioceses.
“Far and away the most balanced, informed, practical guide for church healing teams. The authors have seen much healing – physical, psychological and spiritual, and have the theological and biblical underpinning to ground it. The course is interactive, beautifully written and has been tested over ten years. Simply invaluable” – Canon Dr Michael Green
“Following on from the open evening we ran the ‘In His Name’ course and had over forty participants, which attracted participants from other local churches and was widely spoken of it as one of the best things St Paul’s had ever done” – Revd Chris Spittle, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
For more information click here. To preview click here.
To find out how we can support you as you use this course please contact us.
Pack of 1 Leader’s Manual and 10 Course member’s booklets £40
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Leader’s Manual £12
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Course Member’s booklet £4
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Pack of 5 Course member’s booklets £15
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sor-2016 Season of Renewal: A Lent course- Bill Goodman and Alison Morgan

Season of Renewal is our popular Lent course. Combining traditional elements with a fresh approach, it is ideal for groups and churches who want something a little different which will act as a stimulus for future growth. The course material is contained in a Leader’s Manual, with an accompanying Member’s Coursebook containing brief notes and a pattern of spiritual exercises to follow during the week between meetings.
“A group of about ten of us finished ‘Season of Renewal’ last night. It was unanimously agreed that it had been the most inspiring and helpful Lent course we had ever shared in” – Canon John Gunstone
Click here for more information on the Lent course, or to download a flyer click here. To preview click here.
To view a sample session click here.
Pack of 1 Leader’s Manual and 10 Course member’s booklets £36
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Leader’s Manual £12
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Course Member’s booklet £4
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Pack of 5 Course member’s booklets £15
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rinj-cover-web-green Rooted in Jesus: A practical discipleship course for Africa – Alison Morgan

Rooted in Jesus is a group course in Christian discipleship written for use in Africa. It is the only material of its kind written especially for the use of ordinary African Christians, rather than translated from material developed for the West – where people face different problems and challenges in their Christian lives. It exists in two formats: a 2 year course for adults, and a specially adapted Junior version for use  in Sunday Schools. Rooted in Jesus was conceived in conversation between Roger & Alison Morgan and Stanley Hotay, and edited by Alison Morgan, working with a team of contributors.
Rooted in Jesus is normally introduced to a whole diocese or area, at the invitation of the bishop or denominational leader, by a team of ministers from the UK and Africa. It is not normally used in the UK (though it has been used with small groups of people from African or similar contexts) – our companion course The God Who is There is designed for use in urban and Western contexts.
If you would like to purchase a sample set of Rooted in Jesus you can do so here.
Rooted in Jesus Pack (Introductory Guide and 5 Leader’s books) Price £20
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Rooted in Jesus Junior Pack (6 Leader’s books) Price £25
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BOOKLETS ON KEY ASPECTS OF MISSION AND MINISTRY

 
outcomes A Vision for your Church: Outcomes of the Spirit – Roger Morgan

We live in a complex and challenging world, with so many choices and often so few resources it’s hard to know where to start. This booklet is designed to help you and your church look critically at what you are doing. It’s a book of questions, not answers, and we hope that as you work through them you will be enabled to come up with your own unique and God-given vision, and a new, shared sense of purpose and direction. It can be used by church leaders and church councils or leadership teams, and further support and advice is available from The Mathetes Trust.
Published 2012,  A5 format, illustrated – 20pp
Available singly, or in a pack for group discussion.
Price £3
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Pack of 10 – £20
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decision-cover Decision: An explanation of what is involved in becoming a Christian – Roger Morgan

Decision is a short booklet designed for those who are thinking of making a step of commitment, and is ideal for use with Alpha or in the context of parish missions and outreach events. Roger has been active in mission and evangelism for many years. He has worked amongst university students, with Through Faith Missions, and in his own parishes of St Columba’s Corby and Holy Trinity Leicester, and has helped hundreds of people find a living faith.
To preview click here.
Published 2008, A5 format, illustrated – 20pp
Price £2
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Pack of 10 – £10
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stay-evangelism-cover Stay Evangelism: How to reach the people next door – Roger Morgan

Stay Evangelism is written to encourage ordinary Christians to develop a transparent and friendly lifestyle which makes it possible to share their faith unthreateningly and in a servant-hearted way with others.
To preview click here.
Published 2008, A5 format, illustrated – 32pp
Price £3
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prayer-ministry-web Prayer Ministry: Preparing for your prayer ministry appointment – Alison Morgan

This booklet offers an overview of prayer ministry together with a set of notes and spiritual exercises for use by those preparing to receive it. Members of prayer ministry teams will also find a clear and helpful outline of the various aspects of prayer ministry.
Published 2007, A5 format,  illustrated – 20pp
Price £2
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Pack of 10 – £15
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knowing-gods-love-cr Knowing God’s Love: A personal meditation – Alison Morgan

Knowing God’s love is a collection of image, poetry, meditation, scriptures, quotations and spiritual advice from writers through the ages who have known what it is to be loved by God.
Published 2007, A5 format, illustrated – 20pp
Price £2
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Pack of 10 – £15
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