John Bishop Seen by over 400,000 people across the UK, Sunshine was recorded live at Liverpool's Echo Arena on the last night of John Bishop's sell-out tour of the same name.
The combination of John's ability to keep the laughs coming along with his unique brand of observational humour, his undeniable charm, and his unrivalled gift of creating a relaxed atmosphere means that the feel-good factor of spending an evening in his company is absolutely priceless. Now listeners have the opportunity to enjoy that same experience with all the family with John Bishop Live: The Sunshine Tour.
In this show, John shares anecdotes about the ways in which his life has changed because of fame, he confesses to what his kids really think of him, and he explains why this is his time in the Sunshine.
John Bishop Performing in front of his home crowd, Liverpudlian John Bishop has become one of our top comedians in just a few years. His humour, charm and take on life's trials and tribulations is hysterical.
John Bishop If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea. With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded 4-0. But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians.
It was a gamble, but boy, did it pay off. How Did All This Happen? is the story of how a boy who, growing up on a council estate dreaming of ousting Kenny Dalglish from Liverpool FC's starting line-up, suddenly found himself on stage in front of thousands of people nationwide, at an age when he should have known better. In his own inimitable style, John guides us through his life from leaving the estate and travelling the globe on a shoe string, to marriage, kids and the split that led him to being on a stage complaining to strangers one night - the night that changed his life and started his journey to stardom.
Wonderfully entertaining and packed with colourful reminiscences and comical anecdotes, this is a heart-warming, life-affirming and ultimately very, very funny memoir from one of the nation's greatest comedians.
John Bishop Dangerous churches should be the norm. Church leaders and church people alike shrink back from danger because we want safety. Jesus said that he's overcome the world and its troubles. Dangerous churches put everything on the line for the one thing that matters most: reaching lost people.
It's dangerous not to be a dangerous church. This book is less about methods or even the message of God, but about a church that risks everything it has to reach lost people. Living Hope was birthed eight years ago and has grown from five families to 5,000 attendees, grown from one to 19 services on many campuses, and baptized 5,000 people along the way.
A dangerous church sees what "only God" can do when it acts upon what the church is supposed to be. It risks everything to reach people. God wants us to live on the edge of our margin when it comes to mission and methods. So much of Living Hope's journey has been going back to the Book of Acts and trying to live authentically with the givens of who they were, where they were, and what they had to work with. They learned to abandon agendas and short-sighted human plans, especially ones that copied what other churches were doing. That's when they found God's blessing. "We went from being a good church to being a God-honoring church," the author reports.
Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of a pastor, and then his entire church, when they finally began to live a dangerous faith. The transition had a dramatic impact on the pastor's life and marriage, as well as on the congregation and its outreach. It opened a new sense of mission and incredible spiritual fruitfulness. The pastor is not only a radically different person today, but the entire church has become an atmosphere that values taking dangerous steps of faith. It will lead Christ's followers to become risk-takers who change the world through a revolution that begins with a dangerous grace.