Resources

Reflecting on God's word and prayer are at the heart of our relationship with God. In happy times, sad times or anxious times, we can bring our worries, hopes, and joys to Him, and find ourselves challenged by what we read in the Bible.

The following resources are available to support your prayers and reflections. Some are print-based, others come through an email, and yet others through an app that you can download onto your smartphone (if you have one). Some are written reflections, others have music and spoken words. Some are free, and others you need to pay for.

  • Church House Publishing (or phone 01603 785925). Publishes reflections including, Reflections for Daily Prayer – available in print £16.99 pa) or as an app (£12.99 pa); and Reflections on the Psalms – a one-off purchase, available in print (£14.99) or as an app (£8.99)

  • Bible Reading Fellowship (or phone 01865 319700) offers various publications and other resources to support an individual’s spiritual journey via its Living Faith ministry. Publishes several series of Bible reading notes to suit different needs and preferences, offered as annual subscriptions to, mostly, printed booklets. The most popular are: New Daylight (print £18 pa; email £4.70) – a daily Bible reading, comment and prayer and Guidelines (£18 pa) – a more in-depth commentary on a daily Bible reading. Others include The Upper Room (£18 pa), which has an international perspective; Day by Day with God (£18 pa), written for women by women; and Bible Reflections for Older People (£19.95 pa). See www.brfonline.org.uk/pages/bible-reading-notes-at-a-glance for a guide to deciding which is best for you.

  • Scripture Union (or phone 01908 856000) mission is primarily to children and young people and the resources reflect this but include daily reflections aimed at 16+ years and adults. Daily Bread and Encounter with God – both available on subscription as a quarterly print publication (£19 pa) and in digital formats (pdf, ePub, Kindle) (£4.99). For details, see https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/quarterly-subscription. Also available is  Word Live – an online daily Bible passage, with two levels of commentary (free)
    UCB (United Christian Broadcasters) (or phone 01782 911 000) is a Christian digital radio station that provides free access online, or via daily emails or quarterly print publications to daily Bible readings, including Word for the Day, Word for You, and One Hope (for children).

  • Waverly Abbey Resources (or phone 01252 784700). Every Day with Jesus and Inspiring Women Every Day – available as free bi-monthly publications in print and e-book formats. Life Every Day – available as a bi-monthly print publication on an annual subscription (£14.95).

Prices correct at the time of publishing.