Here are some recommended resources for further exploration of what it means to follow Jesus together:
A Way Of Life" (book)
A helpful introduction to the values that lie at the heart of our wider church family. These seep through into how we approach and apply life as a church in Herne Bay and beyond.
This book works well as a discussion starter in pairs or groups, as much as for sole reading.
You can purchase the book from here, amongst other bookshops.
A Way Of Life" (podcast)
The values of Relational Mission, as depicted in the accompanying book (above), are explored through conversation between Mike Betts, Adam Voke and Isaac Butcher, plus other guests including Alice Watts and Anna Goodman.
A humble, honouring series of conversations to listen to, ponder and learn from.
The podcast can be found on all major platforms, or via here.
"Straight To The Heart" devotional series
A fantastic series of devotional guides by Phil Moore (Everyday Church, London) - each one comprises of 60 bite-sized insights into a portion of Scripture which serve well as deeper study as well as daily Bible reading.
They can be bought from most major sources, including here.
Women Of The Word by Jen Wilkin
Jen Wilkin (The Village Church, Dallas) provides a wise and helpful approach to Bible engagement that enables deep exploration *and* heart change, keeping it accessible as well as profound.
Loved by a number of people in our church, this book is not just for women either!
You can find Jen's book on the usual platforms, including here.
A fantastic series of animated videos that help us experience the Bible as a unified whole, all leading to Jesus. There are videos that give a 10-minute overview of books of the Bible, plus others that explore themes and characters.
A series of deeper theological discussions between the BibleProject's founders Tim and Jon, covering a wide range of subjects including the character of God, Creation, Justice, How To Read The Bible and much more.
You can find the podcast on the usual platforms, or from here.
God On Mute by Pete Greig
The questions of unanswered prayer and unsolved suffering are ones we all contend or struggle with throughout our lives, and Pete Greig (Emmaus Rd Church, Guildford) - by sharing his own family's experiences as well as those of others - carefully navigates the conversation with a watchful eye on how Scripture helps us keep close to God's fatherhood and compassion.
For anyone who finds these things difficult - which means all of us - this easy to read book is one of the most helpful resources on the subject.
The book is available at most major outlets, including here.