Books by John Chitham
Places of the Passion
Published 2008 by Verite CM Ltd
Available at www.veritecm.com
£8.00 incl. CD; £4.99 for guide alone
Places of the Passion is a course that is intended for individual Christians, small groups or even whole churches running up to Easter. It was originally written and used as a Lent course, with sessions on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Alternatively it could be used daily in Holy Week, with two or three sessions on Good Friday. The course takes us through some of the places our Lord visited during his passion, and then looks at the people (especially Christians) in those places today. Often these Christians are struggling in their daily lives and their journeys of faith, providing us with a context alongside that of the suffering of Jesus for our prayer and meditation. The concentration on Christians is deliberate because western Christians tend to know very little of their brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Much has been said elsewhere about both the Jews and Muslims of the Holy Land, but here they are only considered peripherally. The different chapters are intended to be read aloud for groups, in conjunction with the DVD slide show (the numbers in the text relate to the slides on the relevant power point presentation). It is also possible to combine the course with a Lenten meal. The appendix includes some recipes that would be part of the Greek Orthodox Lenten fast (the Greek Orthodox being the largest church in the region). It is my hope, and prayer, that the course will be of use for any wishing to empathise with the last days of our Lord until the glorious Easter Sunday, and who hope to ground that meditation in prayer for those living in the same places today.
The Temple: the Place of God
Published 2011 by Verite CM Ltd
Available at www.veritecm.com
The Temple: the Place of God follows the theme of the Temple throughout the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation it shows how the Temple is where God promises to be and is not limited to one place or time. Because the presence of God is central to the whole book it is relevant to all Christians and many searching for God. Each chapter begins with a number of of Bible verses followed by an explanation of how they fit into the general theme of the Temple. There are illustrations from the lives of Christians past and present and simple questions to help apply the teaching. It is ideal for personal Bible study, prayer or for small groups and is designed to take us closer to God.
Promised Land, Promised Kingdom
The question of the Holy Land in the purposes of God is an issue that divides and confuses Christians.
In ‘Promised Land, Promised Kingdom’ John Chitham carefully examines the relevant scriptures and provides a clear framework for understanding.
This is vital reading for all Christians who are concerned about truth and justice from a biblical perspective in the Middle East.
Available now as a printed copy or for Kindle from www.amazon.co.uk