Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Books & Publications

Free Downloadable Publications:

‘Discipleship.. and the People Called Methodists’ (62 pages) – Christian discipleship from a Methodist perspective by the Rev’d Dr Martyn Atkins (former General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Great Britain).

‘The Constitutional Practice and Discipline of the Methodist Church’, known as CPD, is the ‘rulebook’ of Methodism in Great Britain. CPD comes in two volumes:

  • Volume 1 contains the fixed texts, including Acts of Parliament and other legislation, and historic documents (116 pages).
  • Volume 2 (2016) contains the Deed of Union, Model Trusts, and the standing orders, updated annually after amendments by Conference (688 pages).

‘Presence’ (50 pages) – a workbook to help promote and sustain an effective Christian presence in villages.

‘Resurrecting the Classes’ (8 pages) – a short introduction to Cell Church for Methodists.

‘May I Call You Friend?’ (64 pages) – a resource for groups on sharing faith with people of other faiths, containing case studies, Bible studies and projects.

‘The Book of Heavenly Love’ (202 pages) – an anthology of spiritual stories and articles compiled by Geoffrey Keyte, a friend of the Circuit.

‘The Gospels’ – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – are the first four books of the New Testament. All of them tell the story of Jesus’s life, and like four witnesses to an event, they each have a different angle on what happened, and what it all means. You can read and print out complete copies of all of the four Gospels via – direct links are below. The Bible version is the Contemporary English Version (CEV), used with permission from the Bible Society.

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