Shanklin United Reformed Church

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

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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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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Lee Strobel is a best-selling author who has written more than 20 books. He has a journalism degree and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. For fourteen years he worked as a journalist and was an award-winning legal editor of ‘The Chicago Tribune’. As well as writing books he travels to speak at conferences and other events. He is currently a teaching pastor at a church in Texas and is also professor of Christian thought at Houston Baptist University. His website ( highlights 1 Peter 3:15 which says ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.’ For about twenty five years he has used his investigative journalism and legal skills to share evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity to help equip believers to follow the advice given in this verse of scripture. One of his books is ‘The Case for Easter’ and in the introduction he writes …..

“Then the unthinkable happened - my wife became a Christian. I anticipated the worst, and yet in the ensuing months I began to see winsome changes in her character and values. When she attributed this transformation to God, I knew it was time to use my journalism and legal training to thoroughly investigate Christianity…….As I began my investigation, three questions loomed: Was Jesus really dead after his ordeal on the cross ? Was his tomb actually empty on that first Easter morning ? And did credible people subsequently encounter him ? …..If these questions have ever intrigued you, then join with me as I retrace and expand upon the journey that unexpectedly ended up shaking my spiritual cynicism to its core”

In this book he then goes on to look in detail at the medical evidence, the evidence of the missing body and the evidence of appearances before giving his conclusion based on his findings. This slim paperback book, which costs £3.99, is an extract from another of his books ‘The Case for Christ’.

The bookshop currently has a previously owned copy of ‘The Case for Christ’ which is in very good condition. In this book Lee Strobel covers a wide range of topics as he retraces his journey from atheism to faith. He travelled to different locations in order to cross-examine experts who are recognised authorities in the fields of history, archaeology and manuscript studies. He asks the experts tough questions and reports their responses. The book is divided into parts: Part 1 is ‘Examining the record‘, Part 2 is ‘Analyzing Jesus‘, Part 3 is ‘Researching the resurrection’ and the conclusion is ‘The verdict of history‘. This updated edition of the book also features an interview with Lee Strobel which includes his response to challenges by critics of the book and also a little about how his life has changed. (Previously owned - now £3)


Easter cards are now in stock - these are produced by The Leprosy Mission and sales support their work. Each card includes a scripture verse and single cards are priced 65p and 75p.

Page Last Updated 24 March 2019

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