Lost in Wonder – scheduled for publication in late 2016 by Christian Focus. More information coming soon!
At the centre of heaven is Christ, lovingly adored as the forever Lord of all. At the centre of Christmas is Christ, frail and cradled in the tender arms of a young mother. How can the two be put together? Heavenly glory and human frailty? That is the real wonder of Christmas. Pleased to Dwell is an energetic biblical introduction to Christmas, to the Bible and to God Himself. It is an invitation to ponder the Incarnation, and a God who was pleased to dwell with us.
Building anticipation with the great themes of the Old Testament, enjoying the remarkably distinct birth narratives of Matthew, then Luke, before surveying some great New Testament passages, Pleased to Dwell is an engaging introduction to the wonder of the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. This book offers a wealth of ideas for preachers, an easy access mini-reference tool for Bible students, and an enjoyable cover-to-cover read for everyone. Twenty-four short chapters would make a great advent devotional, but this book is not just for Christmas. God’s Son stepped into our world and that changes every day of the year!
Lost in Wonder, Pleased to Dwell and Foundations were written by Peter Mead. Peter is a mentor with Cor Deo, a small ministry that exists to multiply ministry that shares God’s heart. He is also one of the pastors of Trinity Chippenham, a new church launched in 2014. Peter leads the Bible Teachers & Preachers Networks at the European Leadership Forum and teaches with Union School of Theology. He studied at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Peter contributed to the Ministry Essentials Study Bible (Hendrickson, July 2014), and blogs regularly at BiblicalPreaching.net and CorDeo. Peter is married to Melanie and they have six children – this is their family ministry website.