Joy to the World (Cover To Cover Advent Study Guide Series)
The Cover to Cover Advent book has become an annual treat in recent years and waited for with keen anticipation by regular readers. For 2008 David Coffey will take the market wider than ever particularly with his links within the...
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The Cover to Cover Advent book has become an annual treat in recent years and waited for with keen anticipation by regular readers. For 2008 David Coffey will take the market wider than ever particularly with his links within the Baptist World Association. Joy to the World looks at Advent around the world. "I would prefer to take the basic biblical narrative for Advent and illustrate with some of my stories from my world travels." Many of us during the Advent season will watch Nativity plays and sing familiar carols about Jesus' birth 2,000 years ago. In Joy to the World, David Coffey invites us to become caught up in the script of this real life drama and play our part in the unfolding of God's salvation story. Value Features 31 days of material for the whole of December Easy to use leader's guide giving detailed background and helps Cover to Cover branded Will be promoted at the Baptist World Association convention
Enter the story of Jesus' birth and link your life to His afresh as you prepare for Advent using creative reflections on God's joyous plan of salvation and the joyful songs of Mary and Simeon, among others.
David Coffey has been an ordained Baptist Minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain since 1967. A graduate of Spurgeon's College, London, he served as Pastor of three English churches: Whetstone, Leicester; North Cheam, Sutton; and Upton Vale, Torquay.
He was President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain 1986-87 and in the same period published a book Build That Bridge which is a study in conflict and reconciliation in church life. He served for three years as National Director of Evangelism for the Baptists (1988-91) prior to being appointed as the General Secretary of the Union in 1991. After fifteen years he retired from this ministry in July 2006.
David served as President of the European Baptist Federation (1997–99) and at the Baptist World Congress in July 2005 he was elected as BWA President from 2005 – 2010.
In 2003 he was elected until 2007 as the Moderator of the Free Churches Group to represent the nineteen Free Church denominations in England. In this capacity he also serves as one of the four Presidents of Churches Together in England alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and a representative of the Orthodox churches.
He has a strong commitment to preaching and bible teaching and has published a commentary on Romans in The Crossway Bible Guide series and All One In Christ Jesus: A Passionate Appeal For Evangelical Unity (Authentic)