January 2019

Alex has been reading these 3 books as we head into our Life on the Frontline Course. He would love to hear what you think about any of them.




The One About… 8 Stories about God in our everyday by Marc Greene


There is no such thing as an ordinary day for a Christian. With Christ, every day, every task, every situation, every relationship brims with divine possibility. God is always at work.


I wonder if you ever think what is the purpose of my life? or how can I really be serving God in an industry that seems so far from his purposes? Or a in a life that feels so ordinary?


Well this very short book is a great way of exploring why it matters that Christians are immersed within all parts of society.  God cares about every detail of our life and he has given us gifts to serve his Kingdom and his people.


This book consists of 8 short pithy testimonies that explain how individuals have sought to live out their faith on their frontline.  It is not a book explaining how impressive some people are, it is true stories of how people seek to be a blessing to those they encounter in their daily lives.


Testimonies included are by: a student, hairdresser, policeman, mum, retiree, trainer, and a banker.


These are extremely short (5 mins per testimony) but they give a really positive insight into how we can live out our faith in a world which sees Christianity as an irrelevance or even dangerous.




The Whole of Life Discipleship by Anthony Billington and Marc Greene


If you have enjoyed the Life on the Frontline series and want to keep exploring what God may have to say to you about being a Christian on your frontline. Then this Bible Study resource is a great follow up.


It can be used for personal Bible study or as a group study. It includes seven studies that explore what Jesus has done for us, what it means to follow him and how we can live as Christians in secular world, where many of our friends, family and colleagues will not understand what it means to be a follower of Christ.


These studies explore the following subjects: the amazing scope of Christ’s work; the compelling beauty of God’s ways; the surprising role of God’s people; the extra extraordinary resources of God’s Spirit; the glorious richness of Christ’s Commission; the transforming power of God’s plan and the awe-inspiring wonder of God’s protection.


Coming to faith is transformational, but this study will help to lead you deeper into the wonderfully exciting life of being a follower of Jesus Christ.


Suppose God wants to involve you in what he’s doing in the places you spend your time day by day… Suppose Christ thinks your whole life is important to him…


Pick up your Bible and with the help of this study guide, explore how God is calling you to serve him in new and deeper, yet ordinary and practical ways on your frontline.




God at Work (Live each day with purpose) by Ken Costa


Costa opens with: ‘Often, people portray workers as being involved in sacred work, while I, as a banker, am seen to be involved in secular work. Nothing could be further from the truth: in God’s eyes there is no such divide.’


Costa explores and explains some key issues: why your work matters to God; how you can have a healthy ambition as a Christian; how can you can deal with failure; how do deal with difficult decisions and stress.


Costa shares his 40 years of experience, of working as an investment banker and how his faith has impacted his life on his frontline.  He speaks honestly of what it means to be a Christian in the workplace.


If you want a voice of experience. If you want to hear from someone who has lived the Christian life in one of the most difficult environments to be a Christian, then this book is ideal for you.


Grounded in gritty reality and rooted in Christ.