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Help Haiti

January 14, 2010

For many of us, all we can do to help Haiti is to pray for the people there. Hundreds of thousands of people have been thrust into complete chaos and devastation. Haiti is already a difficult place to live with drastic levels of poverty, the earthquake only adds huge difficulties to their already troubled lives.

Singer/Speaker and friend of mine Shaun Groves, has suggested some ways we might be able to help the people of Haiti through Compassion, who sponsor more than 65,000 children there. You can see his blog post here

There are many other ways to help the people of Haiti, (some suggestions) but as i say, we can at least stop & pray today for the people….



January 11, 2010

Here is a sneak preview of one of the products highlighted in the next FM Bookshops issue of Connect …..

The DVD is out in February so stay tuned for it, Connect will be in our shops over the next couple of weeks.
Stay tuned for info on how to sign up for your copy

Until the Whole World hears

October 22, 2009

602341013529In 6 years Casting Crowns have sold nearly 4.5 million albums, won many awards and gained unprecedented popularity with the Christian music buying public. Next month see’s the release of their 4th studio album ‘Until the whole World hears’ which is bound to continue the success of previous releases.

One of the areas of their music which never fails to receive praise are the lyrics, in which they seek to “Present discipleship through music.”

‘Until the whole world hears’ is out next month

Glo : Experience the Bible like never before….

September 29, 2009

Due for release in NOV09, more info soon


September 22, 2009

Buy the book here, with £2off the rsp of £9.99

NOW £7.99 @fmbookshops

we LOVE music

September 7, 2009

twitter prof pic Its been a little too long since we updated the blog! Apologies for that! We have been busy at FM Bookshops, developing a new accounts system that will make accounting easier & more efficient for both us & the customer.

But that’s not all, we have spent a lot of time looking at our music, trying to create a new structure that would be helpful to us & also to our customers. Music is changing, the industry, both secular and Christian is dwindling as far as sales of cds concerned. Online retailers have hacked their prices to get ahead of the rest & downloads have eaten into the figures as well.

There are a million other factors and we could go around in circles trying to solve them. The bottom line is we LOVE music & our solution had to be, to lower ALL of our prices! Plain & simple!

leeland-love-is-on-the-moveOne of our favourite special price offers we have just announced is the new LEELAND album ‘Love is on the Move’ which we are offering at the amazing price of £7.93! Yes, that is cheaper than iTunes and all other retailers in the UK! Buy it from us HERE. There are and will be MANY more great prices on old & new titles! Come & have a look HERE!

We have also launched an in-store magazine called “CONNECT” which will highlight special offers, shop news and promotions. More on that soon!

Test of Faith

July 17, 2009

“The relationship between science and faith is often represented as a battleground.  The claim is that science has pushed God into the margins.  But is the truth more complex?  Talking to leading scientist-believers, we probe the issues at the heart of this debate.  Has science really murdered God?  Or is the God question being redefined in new ways by science?  Does the possibility of a Creator remain an ineradicable challenge?” This film will come out through Paternoster & Authentic media soon with a host of other resources for Churches & small groups etc.

Visit the website here

The Selfless Gene

May 26, 2009

9780340964361[1]In the Selfless Gene, Charles Foster assesses the claims of Neo-Darwinists and Young Earth Creationists, demonstrating that orthodox Christianity is not incompatible with what evolutionary biology says about our world. The real issue, he argues, centres around the ethical implications of natural selection, and what such a system – based on selfishness, waste and death – might say about the loving creator God of the Christian faith.

Intelligent, provocative and accessible, the Selfless Gene offers the prospect of reasoned dialogue between faith and scientific study, and a reconciliation of what are popularly seen as two opposing worldviews.

“An important antidote to the shrill hysteria about evolution.” Sam Berry, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, UCL

Charles Foster is a writer, barrister, and tutor in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford and sits as part-time judge in the criminal and civil courts. His two most recently published books are the Jesus Inquest (an inquiry into the historicity of the resurrection) and Tracking the Ark of the Convenant.

Buy now with £2off the RSP………

Portadown News

May 15, 2009

The Faith Mission Bookshop in Portadown, just this week picked up a short listing and 3rd place award at the annual Christian Booksellers Convention (CBC). The short listing and 3rd place came in the Large retailer of the year award which takes in almost 400 shops across the UK.  To get noticed in such a large category is a superb achievement for the relatively new shop.  Much of the current success of the shop is down to last Septembers move to a brand new premises in Portadown, the hard work of manager Jim Mckee and his staff and the addition of a Coffee Shop to the premises. The new bright and open layout is both welcoming and relaxed, and is attracting people who never knew there was a Christian bookshop in town. All of this has developed during the current difficult economic climate but amazingly the shop has experienced more customers and higher turnover than ever. The recognition by the trade at CBC is the icing on the cake.

Jim CBC award09

Pictured: Jean Whitnall, Hodder & Stoughton Publications/NIV Bibles & Jim McKee, Manger of FM Bookshop Portadown.

Faith Mission Bookshops also launched a new online shop in April, it becomes our 20th shop in UK & Ireland & currently our Ballymena shop is undergoing major refurbishment which should see it emulate the success of the Portadown shop. People are coming from all over Ireland to see the shop, why not drop in and see for yourself.

ESV Study Bible

April 27, 2009

esvsb-featureThe Publishers of this Bible, Crossway, tell us that “The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way—to understand the timeless truth of God’s Word as a powerful, compelling, life-changing reality. To accomplish this, the ESV Study Bible combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV Bible text. The result is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published—with 2,752 pages of extensive, accessible Bible resources.” I have to say that it is as comprehensive & feature filled as the description says. The website they have produced for this release is simply brilliant for help & guidance before purchasing a copy. You can visit the site where you will also find a free preview of the study Bible, here. You can also visit their blog here. Endorsed by John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Jerry Bridges, Joni Eareckson Tada, JI Packer and many more this has been a very popular Bible since its release. We blogged about it here when we first got our hands on it back in Dec08 but for a limited period we have been offering the Bible at a reduced price & now that our online shop is up & running we wanted to remind you of this wonderful Bible at a great price.  The RSP is currently £39.99  and we are pleased, for a limited time to offer the ESV Study Bible at £27.99. Buy your copy today (with free delivery in the UK)