"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.
"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.
"Copyright Shelagh Brown 1971. First published as a Falcon Booklet, London, England: CPAS Publications, 1971. Reprinted by permission, 1981, Forward Movement Publications." -- inside front cover.
The author "is not married. There are many in her position; some feel a deep sense of rejection while others find times when loneliness almost overwhelms them. Writing as a convinced Christian Shelagh Brown faces the issues and combines a penetrating analysis with a helpful blend of compassion and commonsense". -- back cover.
Contents: God's plan and purpose for us -- Parents -- Home making -- Loneliness, depression and prayer -- Sex and the single Christian -- Fulfillment.
"Author is a Deaconess in the Church of England, who now lives in Reigate, Surrey". -- inside back cover.