"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine. .... In this book there are two sections, one on the basic Christian doctrines and the other on the Lord's Prayer. .... We have included material at the end of each chapter with questions for discussion, prayers and meditations". -- Intro.
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- teaching material suitable for new or young Christians, or those wanting to `brush up' on the essentials." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Part ONE -- God the Father -- God the Son -- God and Holy Spirit -- Sons and Daughters of God -- Being Christ in the World -- The Last Things -- Part TWO -- Our Father -- Hallowed be Your Name -- Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done -- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread -- Forgive Us Our Sins -- Lead Us Not Into Temptation -- Sources of Quoted Material.
"First published 1991. Reprinted March 1991. This edition 1992". -- verso of t.-p.
Previously published as: Great Expectations ? c1991. -- back cover.
"This book of Bible studies is offered as a resource to parish Bible study groups to help parishes to prepare for a new commitment to evangelization. It is intended to move us from the celebration of Easter joy to a new commitment to Pentecost mission and to reach a climax on the eve of Pentecost .... A companion book, published by Morehouse Publishing (USA), entitled "The Gospel Connection" and written by the same author, might helpfully be used as study material in conjunction with this book. Both books have been written as an offering to parish study groups who are seriously committed to preparing for the Decade of Evangelism." -- Preface, p. vii.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface / Michael Marshall -- Introduction dated Eastertide, 1992 / Michael Marshall -- Evangelism and the Pentecost Event -- St. Luke, The Book of Acts and the Church Today -- Week 1: Expectation -- Questions -- Week 2: Experience -- Questions -- Week 3: Explosion -- Questions -- Week 4: Explanation -- Questions -- Week 5: Expansion -- Questions -- Week 6: Expression -- Questions -- Pentecost Vigil Service.
"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine." -- Intro. to "Brushing Up on Believing".
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- down-to-earth material which gets to the heart of the matter. Individuals, groups and parishes will welcome this plain-speaking course of training. Bible-based, with passages printed out, 'Lights That Shine' includes discussion points, meditations and prayers. Subjects cover: What is our gospel ? Why do we go to church ? Why don't "they" go to church ? How do people become Christians ? How can we make evangelism happen ? Ways of reaching people". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Shine, Jesus, Shine [text of hymn with words and music] -- Where the Shining Starts -- The Church: Them and Us -- Evangelism: Naturally -- Ways to Make Evangelism Happen -- More Ways to Make Evangelism Happen -- How Do People Become Christians ? -- Sources of Quoted Material.