Posts Tagged ‘books’

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!

Christian Ministry Online…

September 24, 2008

From the traffic we get here and hope to continue to get i am quite sure Facebook is something most of you have heard of? In recent years the phenomenom for social networking sites has exploded and not without plenty of controversy. There are many risks with leaving so much information about yourself on sites like Facebook, Bebo and Myspace but the benefits for minstry organizations and Churches are becoming endless. The growth of online business and online ministry is part of a huge shift in how the web is being used. It has in essence became a big social networking tool, another world if you like, that operates outside and alongside ‘real life.’ One of the finest examples of taking technology and using it to enhance your ministry is the Mars Hill Church site. They are pushing the boundaries of what a Church can offer online to the world in terms of their sermon content and other resources. On Facebook, a new group for Christians in Ireland that started as an experiment is growing at a rapid pace. Check it out here. Who knows what can come of this level of ‘cyber unity?’ Will it be used for good? That is the hope. In time we, at FM hope to utilize the web to grow our audience and marketplace beyond what we currently are blessed with. Sites like the Mars Hill one help to encourage and also display the possibilities of what we can do. The facebook group and other social networking sites like it are a great way to network with people and promote your cause, whether it be business or ministry. These are some of the reasons why we are stepping out further afield and into the online world to expand our reach.

Not Art:Gospel

September 5, 2008

“Not Art. Gospel. is an artistic view of each topic on the Sermon on the Mount. Some amazing doors have been opened, and some great conversations have started from this. But what is most important is that the words of Jesus are being discussed. We want to create art that will lead to God, and we pray that this project will be for His glory.” Thats what their site says, check it out here.  You can download any of the current images they have created from that link, free of charge and available to use. I really enjoy all kinds of art and design, in recent years i have spent more time creating on a computer than in a more traditional form but its still art. I remember being discouraged from going after a formal education in arts, many said ‘what will you do with art?’ in the same slightly ingnorant that someone said to a young John Lennon, ‘you won’t make any money with that music.’ Creativity and artistic ability are often overlooked in Church and a book that was very helpful to me in this area was Art for God’s Sake by Philip Graham Ryken. He is pastor of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia who contends ‘that artists should use their artistic talents to bring glory to God. And further, the church should take a leading role in encouraging this type of expression.’ Tim Challies has written a good review of the book here. The details of the book are below, please note the image in this post is from the website linked and is not the artwork from the book.

Title: Art for God’s Sake 
Author/artist : Philip Graham Ryken
ISBN: 978-1596380073
Publisher: P&R
Format: Paperback

More about us………

September 3, 2008

Ok, we have no idea as yet who is reading this blog, we know that there are definitely people stopping by and reading the small amount of content. Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment and do keep coming back. For those of you who do not know much about Faith Mission Bookshops i thought we should provide a little bit more information. In a nutshell there are 13 shops in Ireland and the web-shop will add to that list, we stock a large variety of Christian Books, with topics including Theology, Missionary Biographies, Devotional books, Commentaries and of course, Bibles; as well as large selections of Christian music, both traditional and contemporary. Our initial aim with the online shop is to provide books & music and once we are running with that we can begin to think about the other products we stock, ie; Card & Gift items. More info on the shops can be found here.