Just Worship: buy & give Stef Benstead's new book

by Church Action On Poverty Limited in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Just Worship: buy & give Stef Benstead's new book

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Anti-poverty activist Stef Benstead has written a book about Christians' calling to work for justice. Pledge your support for the book here!

Project by Church Action On Poverty Limited

 New stretch target

All the money we raise will help to cover the initial publication costs of the book. Any amount will be welcome. If we raise £3,750, we can cover the entire contribution Stef is required to make towards the costs.

A challenging new book

Just Worship is a new book by Stef Benstead, which will explore questions of giving and justice, and challenge Christians to live lives that reflect the God they worship. The book will be published in July 2024 by Darton, Longman and Todd. 

We know the book will be a fascinating read for anyone interested in how we live out our faith and work for justice. We hope many supporters of Church Action on Poverty will read it. 

How your pledge will help

Stef has agreed with the publisher that she will buy and distribute the first 500 copies, at a cost to her of £3,750. This is a challenge for someone currently supported by disability benefits. If you'd like to read the book, you can help now, by pledging to buy one of those copies. 

Pledge your support now, and you can receive a copy of the book on publication for £10 (the recommended retail price will be £15). Or make a larger pledge, and you can receive a signed copy - or 'pay it forward', allowing someone on a low income to get a free copy of the book.

The book’s synopsis

God loves a cheerful giver. He must, then, hate an uncheerful giver. And he must loathe taxes. Right?

Or perhaps not.

And what about those on the receiving end of charity; what do they prefer? They might prefer justice to charity.

Christians are called to be holy as God is holy, and perfect as God is perfect. The way we live should lead people to praise God, as our good deeds show the world what God is like.

So what is God like? How do we live lives that reflect his character? How do we make sure that every part of our lives – not just the religious parts – are lived in worship to God? And in particular – how do we work for justice and live just lives as part of our worship of God?

Just Worship explores all these questions.

About the author

1708092369_stef-benstead.jpgWhen she’s not asleep, Stef Benstead is an independent researcher in disability and welfare. Chronic illness means that her capacity for activity is limited, and she is dependent on social security for her main income. She is an evangelical Christian committed to working for justice for people in poverty in the UK. She is a trustee of Church Action on Poverty and a member of Manchester Poverty Truth Commission. She is currently studying for a Master’s in Theology, Community Development and Social Change at the Nazarene Theological College.

This will be Stef's second published book. Her first was Second Class Citizens: The treatment of disabled people in austerity Britain.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£13 or more

20 of 500 claimed

Pre-order the book

You'll receive a copy of 'Just Worship' on publication (RRP £15 plus postage and packing, so you're getting a £5 discount)

£26 or more

10 of 250 claimed

Pre-order the book - and pay it forward

In addition to a copy of the book for yourself, you pay for a person on a low income to receive a free copy.

£40 or more

4 of 250 claimed

Get a signed copy

You get a copy of the book on publication, you pay for a free copy to go to somebody on a low income - and your copy will be signed by the author.

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