Maranatha's last day of trading was on Saturday August 22nd. We were so encouraged to see so many people come to buy some bargains and to say goodbye to the shop. On Saturday night we began to mammoth task of removing all the stock and taking it back to our house along with lots of book units, displays, electronics, metal, wood and so much more. We have been so encouraged by the many offers of help that we received as well as all the car loads brought home. We have already sorted and organised lots of the stock and have taken some of it over to the LST Bookshop in Northwood.
Saturday August 22nd is our last day of trading at Maranatha in Uxbridge. This will be the last day of a 3 week Sale and most full-priced stock as well as sale priced stock is 35% OFF. This is your last chance to grab a bargain before it all gets boxed up and taken back home.
Jan says "I took this book to read on a retreat weekend before a conference and devoured it! With a multiplicity of authors you might expect such a compilation to be disjointed, but with the flow of the chapters and the style almost conversational, content was primary and the author secondary. It is a book I want to read again but slower, to savour the experiences and hard learnt lessons of these well-known authors and pastors. It was a mentoring experience with two overriding thoughts leaving their impression; as a church we must prioritise cultivating people of spiritual depth and to work effectively we must set aside space and time to hone our souls. Gordon Macdonald has a great illustration of farmers in the Alps using scythes. After ten minutes of cutting they would then spend five minutes sharpening the blade. Research has indicated that reading a physical book can create a deeper experience and lasting impression and if you were at CRT you may just have heard me enthusing about this book."
I was waiting for a hospital appointment recently and so decided to take a book to read, which was just as well because it was over 90 minutes late. I took Rob Parsons book Sixty Minute Grandparent because as a new granddad with a one year old grandson I thought it would be a book that I ought to read. Rob is one of those really practical writers that produce books packed full of down to earth sense. If you have ever heard Rob speak then there is also an added bonus in that he writes in such a way that you can hear him speaking as you read. His books can make you both laugh and cry as he shares his emotions through his writing.