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Friday, 30 September 2011

Let's Explore God's World by Debby Anderson


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Summary: God's world holds so much to explore---and to celebrate and care for! In this cheerful global romp, your 3- to 7-year-olds will use their five senses to encounter backyards, beaches, cities, mountains, and rainforests as they learn the basic principles of stewardship. Includes age-appropriate environmental tips.

Reading level: Read to 3-7

Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 210 x 210mm
Crossway. 2009

Bible Version: Message, NLT

The Adventures of Heart Longing: An Allegory by Julie Klassen


Excerpt: "Please let me come in!" The lines on Word's face grew firm and he slowly shook his head. "You enter the Eternal City by grace, and get that grace by believing. It is a gift from God. No one can brag that he gained entrance by the work he has done - not even a fair maid."
Heart did not understand. She was wearing her best dress and new black shoes. But as Heart looked at her clothes, she was mystified, and horrified. Where the light from Word struck her clothes, they were dirty. And when his light touched her fruit, it appeared brown and spoiled. Word slowly closed the heavy gate...

Summary: An allegory about a girl called Heart Longing and her quest to leave World City and reach Eternal City, to present fruit to the King. This book is a clever allegory which teaches many Biblical truths including the way of salvation and the fruit of the Spirit. Includes a glossary listing and explaining the people and places in the book (with Scripture references) and also includes questions on each chapter at the back of the book. These questions direct the reader to search the Scriptures and to think about the truths presented.

Reading level: 8-12 years

Paperback.
Pages: 121
Size: 133 x 206mm
Ridgeway Books 1987, 2007

Bible Version: none

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Willie's Acquaintance With Christ by NI Saloff-Astakhoff


Setting: Russia, about 1920

Summary: A true story of a teenager's faithfulness despite severe persecution for Christ's sake.

Overwhelmed by the kindness and love shown to 13 year old Willie by the Stundists (the name given to evangelical Christians by the Russian Orthodox followers), he is drawn to the Saviour much to his parents' disgust and anger.

To Willie the very light in the room seemed darkened as he felt his father's rough hand on his arm, and his voice, thick with rage, hissing in his ear, "Will you leave the Stundists or not? It is that or death, for I will not stand this any longer!"

Trembling, Willie glanced from one face to another. Then with scarcely audible voice, but with a pathetic touch of bravery, he answered, "Do with me what you will, but I cannot leave my Jesus."

Young Willie is caught in the conflict between his humble determination to be true to his Saviour and the bitter opposition of his Catholic parents. This true story illustrates the prevailing power of Christ's love over the bitterest of enemies.

Reading level: 12-16 years

Paperback.
Pages: 81
Size: 135 x 185mm
Ambassador Publishers

Bible Version: KJV

Jeremy's Garden by Valerie Miller


Summary: Seven year old Jeremy is excited to grow some seeds in his own garden! As Jeremy watches the seeds sprout and grow he learns how God makes them grow and how thankful he should be for God to provide food to eat. When God makes his garden grow so well that there is more than his family can eat, Jeremy has the thrill of selling some of his vegetables and giving the money back to the Lord.

Reading level: Read to 4-6 years; Read myself 7-8 years

Paperback
Pages: 38
Size: 141 x 204mm
TGS International. 2010

Bible Version: none

The Adventures of Rusty and Ryan by Shari Beth Martin


Summary: All Ryan wants for his seventh birthday is a puppy but his parents cannot afford to buy one for him so Ryan prays that God will send one. A little time after his birthday a puppy turns up at his parents small farm. When father places an ad the puppy proves to belong to a neighbour, who decides to give the puppy to Ryan! Rusty and Ryan were soon best friends. They did everything together. Being a puppy, Rusty has some things to learn. And so did Ryan. Read about the time Rusty went to school, and also to church. Find out how Rusty became a hero. The fun continues when Rusty and Ryan see a rattlesnake, go to a birthday party, and more.

Message: Twenty stories which teach lessons about everyday living, and especially the value of prayer.

Reading level: Read to 4-6; Read myself 6-8 years

Paperback
Pages: 177
Size: 135 x 212mm
Christian Light Publications. 2009

Bible Version: KJV

Always Love Right by Mary Currier


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Are you children learning to love God and others? Do the following characterize their behavior?
  • listening and answering respectfully
  • obeying cheerfully
  • sharing unselfishly
  • working willingly
  • playing peacefully
  • making others happy
  • pleasing God
The activities in this book demonstrate the joy of loving unselfishly.

Includes code breakers, colouring pages, dot-to-dots, wordsearches and more/

For ages 6-10

Paperback.
Pages: 53
Size: 136 x 217mm
Christian Light Publications. 2009

Bible Version: KJV

How God Stopped the Pirates and Other Devotional Stories by Joel R Beeke & Diane Kleyn


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As the pirates near the helpless ship they raise their grappling irons and prime their cannons for battle. The captain stands ready to defend his vessel and the lives of the people on board. The missionaries go to their cabins to pray. Can anyone stop these pirates? God can. There are lots of stories in this book. Read about the pirates, a burglar and a Russian servant girl as well as many other stories about the amazing things that missionaries get up to as well as how God can change lives.

Other: Building on the Rock series. Short stories with questions that could be used a devotional book for children or for children's talks. Themes: Missionary Tales and Remarkable Conversions

Reading level: Read to 6-8; Read myself 9-12

Paperback.
Pages: 168
Size: 130 x 199mm
Christian Focus Publications. 2003

Bible Version: KJV

How God Used A Thunderstorm and Other Devotional Stories by Joel R Beeke & Diane Kleyn


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The mountains are dark and looming as the lightening splits across the sky. The forest offers shelter and in the distance the traveller spots a lamp. Rushing towards the door he doesn't realise that someone has planned this journey - there is a woman in the house who needs to hear about her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. God has sent the traveller to tell her about himself.
There are lots of stories in this book. Read about the thunderstorm, some hidden treasure and a Bible in a suitcase as well as many other stories about how we should live for God and read his word.
Other: Building on the Rock series. Short stories with questions that could be used a devotional book for children or for children's talks. Themes: Living for God and The Value of Scripture.

Reading level: Read to 6-8; Read myself 9-12

Paperback.
Pages: 168
Size: 130 x 199mm
Christian Focus Publications. 2003

Bible Version: KJV

How God Sent A Dog To Save A Family and other Devotional Stories by Joel R Beeke & Diana Kleyn


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Emma and Alex have had nothing to eat all day and there is no food in the kitchen or the store cupboard. Their mother has no money to buy food and all that she can do is pray that somehow, someone will send them something to eat. But in the morning something is scratching at the door and the children go out to investigate.
Find out who or what it is and discover how God has answered the families' prayers. Read other stories too about flying bread, Martha's Raven and the Stolen Sleigh. You will find out about how God cares for us and about how children can believe in him.

Other: Building on the Rock series. Short stories with questions that could be used a devotional book for children or for children's talks. Themes: God's care and childhood faith.

Reading level: Read to 6-8; Read myself 9-12

Paperback.
Pages: 168
Size: 130 x 199mm
Christian Focus Publications. 2003

Bible Version: KJV

Jonathan: the Faithful Friend by Carine Mackenzie


Summary: The story of Jonathan retold from the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.

Excerpt (last page of book):

Pray that you will be like Jonathan and love God with all your heart, soul and mind. We love God because he first loved us and gave his Son to die for us on the cross. Jesus is the best friend that you can have.

Other: Bible Wise series. Colour illustrations throughout.

Reading level: Read to 4-6; Read myself 6-9

Paperback.
Pages: 32
Size: 149 x 210mm
Christian Focus Publications.

Bible version: none

Samuel: the Boy who Listened by Carine Mackenzie


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Summary: The story of Samuel retold from the 1 Samuel 1-25.

Other: Bible Wise series. Colour illustrations throughout.

Reading level: Read to 4-6; Read myself 6-9

Paperback.
Pages: 32
Size: 149 x 210mm
Christian Focus Publications.

Bible version: none

Gideon: Soldier of God by Carine Mackenzie


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Summary: The story of Gideon retold from the Bible (from the book of Judges 6-8). An interestingly written and well illustrated story intended for young children. Carine Mackenzie remains true to the Scriptures while making the story memorable.

Other: Bible Time series. Colour illustrations throughout.

Reading level: Read to 3-5; Read myself 6-7

Paperback.
Pages: 32
Size: 149 x 210mm
Christian Focus Publications.

Bible version: none

Tan by Florence Davies



Setting: England, late nineteenth century

Summary: 10 year old Jessie and 12 year old Ethel are so excited to finally get a baby brother. Tan is the delight of the whole family as he grows. Through the carelessness of Ethel, 5 year old Tan disappears! Has he been kidnapped? Fear clutches the hearts of the Clarke family as they seek for him. No trace is to be found. Will they ever see their boy again? But Tan has learned to love Jesus and he is making a lasting impression elsewhere.Where is he and who has he been living with? Watch Tan grow in this memorable story and see how God has cared for him when he was was stolen by a caravan of gipsies, before being marvellously restored to his parents and home two years later.

Message: Includes a message of salvation and the need to depend on the Lord. His comfort is sufficient and He is faithful.

Other: A true story.

Reading level: Read to 6-8 years; Read myself 9-12 years

Paperback.
Pages: 128
Size: 132 x 203mm
Bible Truth Publishers (reprinted 1993)

Bible Version: KJV

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

From Now On... by Ralph Shallis


Summary: Is spiritual maturity only possible for “Super Saints”?
 The deep longing of Ralph Shallis is that the reader might grow into rich spiritual maturity. The reason presented is the plain fact that God Himself desires it. As a young Christian, the author studied the lives of a number of godly believers. He found that each had an intimate knowledge of Christ that was beyond his own experience. Their example made a profound impression on him. From now on… is the outcome of that encounter. The author focuses upon Scriptural provisions for spiritual growth, that will enrich the life of the believer.
The first chapter, entitled "The Initial Shock", deals with three enemies that the Christian will inevitably face. The author explains, "You need to know their strategy and confront them with weapons forged by God". This helpful study is followed by a consideration of the inner conflict between the two natures, preparing the way for the main thrust of the book.
The seven pillars of wisdom found in Proverbs 9.1, are utilised to illustrate seven provisions for Christian growth. These are divided into two sections.
The first part deals with three spiritual principles: 1) "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God" (Eph 4.30) - instant repentance. 2) "Quench not the Spirit" (1 Thess 5.19) - instant obedience. 3) "Walk in the Spirit" (Gal 5.16) - instant faith. The author shows why these principles are the main pillars that sustain the spiritual life of the believer and how they all converge in a single issue. To discover what that issue is, read From now on…
The second part deals with four supports, or practices, which help us to maintain a high standard of spiritual life, namely: 1) Prayer. 2) The Word of God. 3) Fellowship. 4) Witness. The author observes, "Without these, our faith remains infantile and has no real hope of developing". He then proceeds to prove why this is so from the Word of God.
From now on… is for all who realise that spiritual progress is an ongoing priority. Ralph Shallis has certainly grasped this and fervently exclaims, "Overwhelmed with the revelation of Christ’s face…we have no thought but for Him alone".

Reading level: 16 years to adult

Paperback.
Pages: 171
Size: 140 x 216mm
Gospel Folio Press. 2006

Bible Version: mostly NKJV but some NIV

Jonah: The Runaway Preacher by Carine Mackenzie


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Summary: An interestingly written and well illustrated story of Jonah intended for young children. Carine Mackenzie remains true to the Scriptures while making the story memorable.

Other: Bible Time series. Colour illustrations throughout.

Reading level: Read to 3-5; Read myself 6-7

Paperback.
Pages: 32
Size: 149 x 210mm
Christian Focus Publications.

Bible version: none

Hannah: The Mother Who Prayed by Carine Mackenzie


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Summary: An interestingly written and well illustrated story of Hannah intended for young children. Carine Mackenzie remains true to the Scriptures while making the story memorable.

Other: Bible Time series. Colour illustrations throughout.

Reading level: Read to 3-5; Read myself 6-7

Paperback.
Pages: 32
Size: 149 x 210mm
Christian Focus Publications.

Bible version: none

Treasure in the Big Woods by Margaret Jean Tuininga



Setting: Northern Minnesota, USA, about 1920s

Summary: Reminiscent of the book "Little House in Big Woods" from the "Little House on the Prairie" series, this book tells the story of three little girls who move with their parents from the city to a rural area to set up a homestead. Join 4 year old Peggy Jean with her two older sisters as they learn many things and have many exciting experiences and most importantly find the best treasure that will never disappoint them and last forever!

Message: The way of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ is simply explained in this book and many important Bible truths conveyed.

Other: Autobiography of the author's early years told in a way that will interest children.

Reading level: Read to 6-8 years; Read myself 9-11

Paperback.
Pages: 144
Size: 133 x 202mm
Bible Truth Publishers. 1995

Bible Version: KJV

Also available: Audiobook (3CDs)


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Monday, 12 September 2011

Halloween - What You Should Know About It by Roger Berry


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Should Christians be involved in Halloween activities? This thoroughly researched and objective look at Halloween's pagan history and practices clearly answers the question.

Tract
Pages: 10
Size: 82 x 134mm
Christian Light Publications.

Bible Version: KJV

God's Cure for Alcholism


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Carefully outlines the warning, the hope, the cure, and the method—the latter in ten triumphant steps.
Gospel tract
Pages: 6
Size: 82 x 134mm
Christian Light Publications.

Bible Version: KJV

Do Right


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An activity tract for children, encouraging them to always do right.

For ages 7-13.

Tract
Pages: 6
Size: 95 x 109mm
Christian Light Publications

Bible Version: KJV

Be A Tract Missionary by Fred Miller


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A practical tract promoting tract distribution.

This item is available for FREE.

Tract.
Pages: 6
Size: 82 x 134mm
Christian Light Publications.

Bible Version: KJV

A Call to Modesty by John Coblentz


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An appeal to women to dress according to principles of Christian modesty and decency.

Tract
Pages: 6
Size: 82 x 134mm
Christian Light Publications.

Bible Version: KJV

Mary Jones and Her Bible by Mary Ropes



Setting: rural Wales in the late 1700s.

Summary: Mary was a popular girl who loved her parents, worked hard and was keen to learn but most of all she longed to have a Bible of her own. But Mary knew that  Bibles were hard to come by and if she was fortunate enough to find one, it would be expensive so her dearest wish looked as if it would be an impossible dream!
But, when she was 16, after six years of saving hard she sets off to walk a round trip of 50 miles on her bare feet, in the hope that she will be able to buy a Bible and bring it home.
Mary's dream comes true and her dedication to God and determination to get a copy of His word inspires the setting up of the 'British and Foreign Bible Society'.
An inspiring story of a young girl's commitment to God and love for His word.

Reading level: Read to 7-8 years; Read myself 9-14 years

Paperback.
Pages: 150
Size: 110 x 179mm
Christian Focus Publications

Bible Version: KJV

Also available in Chinese:

Paperback.
Pages: 49
Size: 112 x 180mm
Christian Book Room

Saturday, 10 September 2011

KJV Gospel Stickers


10 stickers per sheet with Scripture verses: Matthew 1:21; John 14:6; Psalm 33:12; Matthew 11:28; John 1:29; Isaiah 55:6; Romans 10:13; John 3:17; Mark 1:15; Romans 6:23.
Sheet size: 84 x 141mm.
The Tract League.

Bible Version: KJV

Chick Tracts

Will Charles respond to the gospel in time?
Also available in Spanish


A student proves evolution is full of holes.
Also available in German, Greek, Spanish, Swedish


Through Charlie's ants, young readers learn that God became man to die for us. Great salvation message!
Also available in German, Spanish and Tagalog


All through life we make choices. But there is one choice that is more important than all the rest.
Also available in Burmese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog


When Cleo is rescued from the animal shelter, her owner learns how Jesus redeemed us.
Also available in Spanish.


When a youth finds Christ, he becomes a nightmare for the demons trying to stop him.
Also available in Spanish.


When the king was dying without Christ, the jester knew he had found a bigger fool than himself.
Also available in German and Spanish.


Learn how to gain riches you can take with you when you die.
Also available in Chinese, German and Spanish


Adapted from the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, but with a twist. Scrooge gets saved!
Also available in German and Spanish


The Ten Commandments ... no one can obey them perfectly. That's why we need Jesus.
Also available in Spanish


When this Catholic dies, he learns that his church couldn't save him.
Also available in Croatian, Polish, Spanish and Tagalog


"I'm not afraid of you... because Jesus loves me!" The simple Gospel for young children.
Also available in Spanish


Financial pressures, world tension, crime... only Jesus can give you peace.
Also available in German and Spanish


Danny is dying of cancer. The man in the bed next to him tries to win him to Jesus. A compelling story with a happy ending.
Also available in Russian and Spanish


When King David repented of his sin with Bathsheba, God forgave him. Repent, and God will forgive you, too!
Also available in German and Spanish


Is God angry with America for pressuring Israel to give up God’s Land?
Also available in Spanish


Everything you have said or done will be played back at judgment. Will your name be in the Book of Life?
Available in MANY languages.


Chester thought he didn't need God. But when the ship began to sink, he learned how wrong he was.
 Also available in German and Spanish


Devotion to Mary doesn't please her. It breaks her heart.
Also available in German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian and Spanish  

Other titles which are in stock but are currently out of print:
Fairy tales, Gladys, The Accident, The Great Escape, Cats, Apes Lies and Ms Henn, Caught!, Li'l Susy, The Monster, Last generation, Squatters.

Due to the huge variety, most non-English Chick tracts are not kept in stock but can be ordered in. 
  
Note: Chick tracts are stocked due to customer demand. While many have a good message and have a high acceptance rate when handing them out in public, the Depot does not endorse them all.

Size: 127 x 71mm
Chick Publications

Pack Size: 25

Bible Version: KJV

In the Beginning... Soup? by Thomas Heinze


Summary:  In the Beginning...Soup? provides documented scientific evidence that it was God, and not soup that created life. It then goes on to explain how to know God personally through Jesus Christ the Saviour. Though secular science books teach that a first living cell evolved from chemicals, the idea is not science, but an opinion about ancient history. For it to be true, the ingredients cells are made of would have to be capable of forming under natural conditions. But God made cells of materials that will never form anywhere in nature except in already living cells. DNA, RNA, and proteins won¹t form outside of already living cells, they all break down. If one of them had been able to form spontaneously as many secular biology books lead students to believe, it would have broken down while waiting for the others.


Booklet.
Pages: 24
Size: 114 x 144mm
Chick Publications. 2003
Bible Version: KJV

The King James Bible Companion by David W Daniels


Summary: For anyone who uses the King James Version Bible, this booklet is a great help as it provides meanings for over 500 less-familiar King James words.

Excerpt:
Where there is more than one meaning for a word, the one that applies will be apparent by the context of the verse. It is common that words have more than one meaning, depending on the way they are used. No attempt is made here to provide every possible meaning, but rather to give the meaning that applies to its usage in the Scriptures.
WORD
Abase
Abated
Abhor
Abjects
Abode
Acceptation
Acquit
Adamant
Adjure
DEFINITION
Make or bring low; to humble.
Reduced in intensity or amount.
Despise; spurn; regard with horror.
People thrown out; outcasts.
To have stayed; remained; a dwelling.
Acceptance; approval.
Judged not guilty.
Rock or very hard mineral.
To command, under oath or threat.
REFERENCE
Job 40:11
Gen 8:3
Ex 5:21
Psa 35:15
Gen 29:14
1 Tim 1:15; 4:9
Job 10:14
Ezek 3:9
Josh 6:26
Booklet.
Pages: 24
Size: 114 x 144mm
Chick Publications. 1999
Bible Version: KJV



Alberto by Jack Chick



Summary: Alberto Rivera was a Jesuit priest. When his mother died while he was still very young, he made up his mind that by becoming a priest he would learn the truth about God, and be able to bring that to others. His search was to lead him on a very different path than what he had imagined...

Reading level: 16 years and older

Comic.
Booklet.
Pages: 32
Size: 178 x 253mm
Chick Publications. 1979

Bible Version: KJV

Animal Stories by Walter L Wilson (CD)



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Summary: 15 stories about animals with amazing facts and wonderful spiritual lessons for boys and girls. Narrated by Gordon Whitaker as "Grandpa." Also a collection of short stories from "They Shall Be Mine," by Gladys Klassen.

For ages 6-12 years.

Audiobook: 2 CDs

Also available as 2 audio cassettes: