Resources for Adults
'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'
This time of isolation gives us an opportunity to grow in our relationship with Jesus as we feed on God's word. We would like to challenge us all to use this time to get into good habits of daily Bible reading and prayer. If you have extra time it would be great to use it to dig into some meaty Christian books or sermons. Here are some suggested resources. Do let us know how you get on!
Jon Drake and Rachel Meynell
Daily Bible Reading
- Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life, Tim Chester. Paperback, £4.50.
- Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Worth Knowing, Trusting and Loving, Kevin DeYoung, £6.49.
- Lifted: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Sam Allberry, £6.15.
- The Radical Disciple: Wholehearted Christian Living, John Stott, £7.49.
- Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, Mark Vroegop, £7.99.
- A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, Paul E. Miller, £9.09.
- The Ordinary Hero: Living the Cross and the Resurrection, Tim Chester, £7.49.
- Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi, £9.99.
- A Camaraderie of Confidence: Charles Spurgeon, George Muller and Hudson Taylor, John Piper, £7.19.
- Shane: The True Story of One of the Most Dangerous Prisoners in Britain, David Taylor, £9.99.
Online Services and Videos
- A 15-minute daily service from St Ebbe’s Oxford, livestreaming Monday to Friday 8:45am-9am, and available thereafter on YouTube
- The Christianity Explored films and Soul (for youth) films are currently available on YouTube
- Stay Salt: The World has Changed – Our Message Must Not, Glen Scrivener interviews Becky Pippert
- Hope for Exhausted Mothers, Aimee Joseph
- There are lots of interviews and podcasts about responding to coronavirus at the CCEF website
- COVID-19: Living by Probabilities or Providence, CCEF, Mike Emlet
- 7 Things the Coronavirus Hasn’t Changed, Stephen Witmer
- Preparing our Hearts Today for Post-Pandemic Fellowship, CCEF, Alasdair Groves
- How to Care for Friends with Anxiety and Depression, Emma Scrivener
Serving and Outreach
- Please keep in touch with one another by phone, particularly remembering those who live alone. Things like cards through the post or some daffodils popped on someone’s doorstep would be a huge encouragement and make someone’s day.
- If you would like to offer help with shopping or phone calls to others in the church family, please email
- A card to put through neighbours’ doors asking: ‘Is there some way I can help?’
- Hope Beyond Coronavirus, Roger Carswell. Evangelistic booklet, free download available