Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

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You'll find our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street

Opening Hours Monday - Friday (and some Saturdays): 10:00 - 13:00

Our bookshop has a selection of Bibles and books, a wide range of greetings cards (most of which include a scripture verse), CDs and some small gifts.

We also have a range of 'previously owned' Christian books for sale.

If you find that we don't have what you want in stock, we may be able to order it for you - just ask.

You'll find a warm welcome from one of our team of volunteers


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Neil T. Anderson was born into a fairly poor farming family in 1942. However, he did not continue farming but joined the US Navy before working in the Aerospace industry.

Becoming a Christian changed the course of his life. He went on to work as a pastor in various settings and later became a professor of Theology. While teaching at a School of Theology in California, and in response to a perceived need amongst his students, he initiated a course dealing with personal and spiritual concerns and conflicts.

The value of this to his audiences was so apparent and well received that this teaching went on to become Freedom in Christ Ministries, founded by Dr Neil Anderson in 1989, and this is now a worldwide ministry.

Dr Neil Anderson has been a pastor/teacher for over 35 years and is the author or co-author of a large number of books on Christian living - addressing some particular challenges and experiences. His most well known books are The Bondage Breaker and Victory over the Darkness.

Neil married Joanne in 1966 and they have two grown up children. Joanne has faithfully and diligently supported her husband in his ministry and has co-authored a daily devotional and a book on depression.

When Joanne developed dementia Neil passed on his ministry to others so that he might devote himself to caring for his beloved wife. In a recent book - The Power of Presence , Neil has written about his experience of caring for and just being with Joanne.

The book is not a journal and is certainly not a care manual but Neil describes their time together and what he is learning about being in the presence of God. He emphasises the value of just ’being’ rather than ’doing’. This book is a meditation on the Presence of God but it is also a personal love story. It is commended to anyone who is caring for a loved one with dementia or a terminal illness and to anyone in Christian ministry. It would also be of interest to those exploring the presence of God in their own life.

‘The Power of Presence - a love story’ by Neil T. Anderson with a forward by Steve Goss - Executive Director of Freedom in Christ Ministries International. (£7.99 )

The bookshop also has a copy of an updated edition of ‘Victory over the Darkness’ by Neil T. Anderson (£8,99). He says in the introduction, “I want to share my hope with you in the pages ahead. Your maturity is the product of time, pressure, trials, tribulations, the knowledge of God’s word, an understanding of who you are in Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life.” In this book he aims to help in particular with the last three of these areas of life. The original book has been updated because, as Neil Anderson says in the acknowledgments at the beginning of this edition of his book, “A lot of water has gone under the bridge since the first edition went into print.”

Page Last Updated 16 June 2018

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