Recommended Reading

How wonderful it is that we are now able to meet a little more freely with others, even just coffee in the garden or in a local park. As we emerge after this long period of lockdown many of us are recognising the challenges of the last year. When we meet with fellow believers, acknowledge how weary we are and the many difficulties we have faced, there is an opportunity to encourage one another. Sometimes, though, we just don’t know where to start.  With that in mind I have put together this list of resources that you might find helpful. Why not pick a book, ask a friend and read it together.

‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing’  1 Thessalonians 5:11


When I am afraid – Ed Welch. A book of  7 studies guide us away from fear and anxiety

A small book for the anxious heart – Ed Welch. 50 days of short devotions

Jars of Clay – Catherine Haddow

Running Scared. Ed Welch

Anger/Irritation/Complaining and Bitterness

A small book about a big problem – Ed Welch. 50 days of devotions

Good and Angry – David Powlison


Looking up from the stubborn darkness – Ed Welch

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy (discovering the grace of lament) – Mark Vroegop

A heart set free – Christina Fox – a journey to hope through the Psalms of lament

God’s grace in your suffering – David Powlison (using the hymn ‘How firm a foundation’)

Wanting to change/Sanctification

Real Change – 6 studies in becoming more like Jesus in everyday life

You can change – Tim Chester

Respectable Sins – Jerry Bridges

ReFresh – Embracing a grace-paced life in a world of endless demands. Shona & David Murray

ReSet – Living a grace-paced life in a burnout culture. David Murray

Compared to her – Sophie de Witt

Wanting to know how to walk alongside others better

Side by side – Ed Welch

Instruments in the Redeemers Hands – Paul Tripp

Crosstalk : Where life and scripture meet – Mike Emlett

Knowing God more in our daily lives

Enjoying God – Tim Chester

Gentle and Lowly – Dane Ortlund

A Praying Life – Paul Miller

If only – Jennie Pollock


7 myths about singleness – Sam Allberry


Gospel centred marriage – Tim Chester. 15 studies to do together

Married for God – Christopher Ash.

Marriage Matters – Winston Smith.

The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller (additional study guide available)


Hannah’s hope: seeking God’s heart in the midst of infertility, miscarriage and adoption loss –

Jennifer Saake

Inheritance of tears: trusting the Lord of life when death visits the womb – Jessalyn Hutto

Just the two of us? – Eleanor Margesson and Sue McGowan


Gospel powered parenting – William Farley


Washed and waiting – Wesley Hill