Writing

Stephen is a believer in the power of the written word. As well as his own titles, described below, he has ghostwritten and copy edited many other books for Christian writers.

Please enquire using the Contact Form if you want to know more about the editorial services we can provide.

Stephen’s current titles include:

Building Church

This landmark book defines Stephen’s journey to date and has become his ‘life message’. He is a committed church builder and through these pages shares invaluable lessons and practical wisdom from over 35 years of church-building experience. This book is for everyone, not just leaders, because we are all builders in God’s House!

Rooting Out Relationship Killers

This is the one relationship book everyone should read. It contains proven strategies to ensure the cultivation and development of healthy relationships of every kind. It is a book for all, not just the relationally dysfunctional, and as such is thoroughly preventative in its purpose. It is easy-to-read and fun to share with others.

Wisdom Wins

A very practical book for everyone who is looking for that elusive ‘bit of wisdom’ because they want to find God’s path of wisdom for their life. This essential reading for every Christian explains what ‘godly wisdom’ actually is and how to increasingly walk in its path.

Pray & Build

A 40-Day devotional guide to help you pray for and practically build your local church. This practical tool flows from Stephen’s pastoral experience and ensures that everything we do as a church is bathed in faith-filled prayer. Every church needs this!

Abundant Life Skills

A series of small format Bible studies designed to equip you to live your new life in Christ to the full.

Each title deals with a ‘spiritual life skill’ needed to live the ‘abundant life’ Jesus promised us. Ideal for personal or small group use. Titles include:

  • Battle for the MIND
  • Bringing the BIBLE to Life
  • MONEY Matters
  • Increasing PEACE

Belonging

How to be an effective and fruitful member of your local church.

Stephen was commissioned to write this practical study guide for Destiny Ministries but it has value for every Christian, equipping them to play their part in building their local church to the full.

‘It was a joy to work with Stephen as series editor of our Back to the Book series of Bible study guides … he did such a great job on the first eight, we commissioned him to write the ninth and final volume for us.’

Andrew Owen, Senior Leader of Destiny Ministries

‘Stephen is a wordsmith. He took my raw text and crafted it into my life-message book … and it still sounds like me!’

Tim Haigh, Author of ‘The Leopard That Changed its Spots’

DISCOVERY: Exploring Christianity

To help people on their personal voyage of DISCOVERY into Christianity, Stephen wrote a discipleship course called DISCOVERY. It consists of 12 short lessons, written for self-study or use in a small group. At the time, it fully complemented the core values of the Church he was pastoring, which explains the format it is presented in.

The lessons have recently been updated and are available here as a FREE download.

So, if you are exploring Christianity or helping someone who is, they will be a useful resource. There is also a ‘Teacher’s Guide’ with helpful pointers for those using the material with a group.

If you enjoy the DISCOVERY course, please do let Stephen know.

About

Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.