Resources for Ministry Partners

  • 19 December 2014

This page provides additional ebook downloads for those in our Foundation program, as well as those working with partner organizations of Matthias Media, including MTS, Generate and Leadership Resources. These resources are only available to members who are in these specific groups, not to general paid members of the site.

To download, make sure that you are logged in and then click on the link in the grey right-hand box.

The Kindle ("mobi") versions will work on both e-ink Kindle devices (e.g. the Kindle Paperwhite) and Kindle Fire readers.

The ePub versions are for other readers: iPad (in iBooks), Kobo, Nook, etc.

The available books are:

  • A Foot in Two Worlds: This book from John Chapman ('Chappo') helps us understand both the joys and the hardships that we experience as part of the normal Christian life.
  • A Fresh Start: John Chapman introduces readers to the Jesus he has loved and served for over 50 years. He explains what a Christian is, how to become a Christian and how to begin a new life through Jesus.
  • A Sneaking Suspicion: John Dickson's engaging evangelistic book for young people discusses things that matter—things like life, death, relationships, sex, suffering, meaning and God—things that are important but which we don't often talk about.
  • Bible Reading with Your Kids: A short, practical guide for Christian fathers on reading the Bible with their children—why it's essential and how to actually do it.
  • By God's Word (volumes 1 and 2): A collection of reflections from Phillip Jensen on living life "by God's word".
  • Can We Talk About Islam?: Tony Payne explores why we find it so difficult to talk constructively about religion in our society—especially Islam.
  • Defending the Gospel: This book from Kel Richards will prepare you to give clear and helpful answers whenever people challenge your faith.
  • Do You Feel Called By God?: Does God 'call' people into ministry? Michael Bennett challenges some long-held views.
  • Encouragement: Discover how encouragement is not only central to our church life, it is part of one of the most powerful themes in the whole of Scripture: the power of God's word to change lives.
  • Faith: This book from Bryson Smith you will explore the vital topic of 'faith'.
  • Faith in a Time of Crisis: Stemming from recent events in the worldwide fellowship of Anglican churches, this book unpacks the Bible's teaching on human sexuality, at the same time showing how the gospel shapes our understanding of true love, true unity and true faith.
  • Fatherhood: Take a fresh look at Fatherhood. This is essential reading for all fathers, bringing some much needed clarity, help and biblical perspective to not only defining the role but fulfilling it.
  • Fearing God: ...so we don't have to be afraid.
  • From Here to Eternity: Real sin and real suffering need real assurance, which is exactly what Ray Galea points us to in Romans 8.
  • God is Enough: Ray Galea reflects on ten psalms, and provides great refreshment in your relationship with God.
  • God of Word: Former Principal of Moore Theological College, John Woodhouse, explains how God reveals himself and how he works in our lives through both his word and his Spirit together.
  • God's Good Design: What the Bible really says about men and women.
  • Gospel Speech: Lionel Windsor provides a biblical exploration of the way the gospel shapes the speech of every Christian as they confess Jesus Christ with their mouth.
  • Gospel Speech Online: Speaking the truth in love in a digital world.
  • Grumpy Day: About learning to trust God when things go wrong. A beautifully illustrated book for young children.
  • Guidance and the Voice of God: This book from Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne explores the way God guides us in our everyday life.
  • Hanging in There: A book about God, you, the Bible, prayer, church, relationships, sex, feelings, doubts, love and, above all, 'hanging in there' as a Christian.
  • Healed at Last: Separating biblical truth from myth.
  • Hope Beyond Cure: ;David McDonald wrestles with a vital, and for him, a very personal question: is there hope beyond cure?
  • How to Walk Into Church: Tony Payne helps us think biblically about church. Along with giving plenty of other practical advice, he suggests a way to walk into church that beautifully expresses what church is and why you’re there—a way that every Christian can master.
  • If I were God, I'd End all the Pain: John Dickson explores the topic of suffering and God. An ideal introduction for both Christians and non-Christians.
  • If I were God, I'd Make Myself Clearer: This book by John Dickson considers the vast array of spiritual claims made by different religions and individuals and asks whether any clarity can be found.
  • Islam in Our Backyard: This very readable book explores the core beliefs of Islam as well as the main varieties of Islamic groups, and how Islamic beliefs challenge our Western secularism.
  • Keep the Faith: Biblical and practical advice on how to deal with the doubts we all feel.
  • Know and Tell the Gospel: John Chapman's classic guide to the how and why of sharing your faith.
  • Living with the Underworld: Evil spirits. Demons. Ghosts. Magic. Satan. Do these words speak of a frightening spiritual reality? Or are they the silly remnants of a more superstitious age?
  • Making the Most of the Bible: John Chapman is the master of keeping things simple. In this book, he tackles the important topic of the Bible. Ideal for both Christian and non-Christian readers.
  • Making the Most of the Cross: John Chapman answers common questions about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. An ideal book for non-Christians, and very useful for Christians.
  • Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life: John Chapman, writing as a 'senior', challenges other seniors to think about the rest of their life, and what comes next. A challenging gospel book to give to older non-Christians.
  • Naked God: Is there a God?: And perhaps more to the point, if there is a God, what real difference will it make to my life?
  • Nothing in My Hand I Bring: Ray Galea shares his personal story of moving from a Roman Catholic to a Protestant faith, and in so doing explains the important differences.
  • One Flesh: How do you have a happy honeymoon? How do you have a holy love life? How do you have the kind of sexual relationship that God intended for your marriage?
  • One Forever: There is a phrase for our relationship with Christ that is everywhere in Paul’s letters and almost nowhere in our churches: "in Christ".
  • One-to-One Bible Reading: What exactly is reading the Bible one-to-one? Why should we do it? Who is it for?
  • Over the Fence: A beautifully illustrated children's story that teaches that God knows everything—about us and our world.
  • Passing the Baton: In this guide guide for both apprentices and trainers, Colin Marshall outlines the biblical basis behind ministry apprenticeships, the essence of what a ministry apprenticeship is about, and some of the resources for making ministry apprenticeships happen.
  • Prayer and the Voice of God: This book from Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne will help you understand and apply what the Bible says about prayer.
  • Prodigal World: Like the Prodigal Son, Western society has run away from God and rejected the Christian beliefs and ethics upon which our culture has been built.
  • Pure Sex: This perceptive book looks at how the 'sexual revolution' came about, why it failed us, and the consequences it brought to our society. The authors then propose another way to think about our sexuality.
  • Raised Forever: "Is Jesus' resurrection important?" How would you answer this question? How would you explain why the resurrection is at the centre of the Christian faith?
  • Saving Eutychus: Two preachers look at the practical issues of getting to the heart of the biblical text, controlling content so you say what you mean to say, and delivering sermons in a way that keeps people awake.
  • Selected Works of Broughton Knox (volumes 1, 2 and 3): Broughton Knox was Principal of Moore Theological College from 1959 to 1985 and profoundly influenced the Church in Sydney and beyond.
  • Stepping Out in Faith: Former Catholics tell their stories.
  • Suffering Well: The predictable surprise of Christian suffering.
  • The Birthday Party: A very simple story about Ben's birthday, and God's love for everyone, everywhere.
  • Book of Books: An introduction to the Bible for anyone who wants to read it, but especially for those who have never read it before and who are not Christians.
  • The Essence of Darwinism: Dr Kirsten Birkett considers the frequently asked questions about Darwinism. She takes a fresh look at the controversy by getting behind the surface disputes to look at what is really being argued over.
  • The Essence of Family: Dr Kirsten Birkett explores the idea of 'family' in modern society, and provides a Christian critique of recent trends.
  • The Essence of Feminism: Dr Kirsten Birkett analyzes the feminist movement and feminist ideology from a Christian perspective.
  • The Essence of the Reformation: In this introductory book, Kirsten Birkett brings us the essence of the Reformation—the social and religious soil in which it grew, the events and people that shaped it, and the ideas and doctrines for which many of them died.
  • The Everlasting God: For over 25 years, the late Dr Broughton Knox's classic work of theology has helped many Christians to carefully examine the profoundly important subject of the character of God.
  • The Everlasting Purpose: Understanding predestination.
  • The How and Why of Love: Michael Hill provides an accessible, yet rigorously biblical approach to evangelical ethics.
  • The Myths of Science: Kirsten Birkett puts to rest some of the most prevalent myths surrounding the supposed conflict between Christian faith and science.
  • The Rag Doll: A beautifully illustrated children's story that focuses on how clever God is to make us—our hands, our feet, our eyes—and make us grow—so we can thank him.
  • The Road Once Travelled: A beautifully presented, full-colour evangelistic booklet for giving to Roman Catholic friends, colleagues and family.
  • The Thing Is: An opportunity to pause and take stock of our lives, and to discover the life-changing purpose that God has for each one of us.
  • The Tony Payne Collection: Clear, compelling, provocative. The best articles from three decades of Christian writing.
  • The Vine Project: A comprehensive guide to the why and how of shaping your ministry culture around disciple-making.
  • Then Sings My Soul: Rediscovering God's purposes for singing in church.
  • Together Through the Storm: A short and practical guide for every Christian to caring for people going through tough times.
  • Wisdom in Leadership: The how and why of leading the people you serve.
  • Women, Sermons and the Bible: Essays interacting with John Dickson’s "Hearing Her Voice".