Service Times: Sundays: 08h00, 10h00 & 17h30

HBC Media Center

Book Recommendations

Out Of The Black Shadows Stephen Lungu Stephen Lungu was the oldest son of a teenage mother, married off to a much older man by her parents, and living in a black township near Salisbury, Zimbabwe. When he was seven his mother ran away, leaving him, and his younger brother and sister, in the reluctant care of an aunt. By eleven Stephen too had run away, preferring life on the streets. To survive, he slept under bridges and scavenged food from white folks’ dustbins. As a teenager he was recruited into one of the urban gangs, called the Black Shadows, which ran a programme of theft and thuggery with a half-focused dream of revolution. When a travelling evangelist came to town, Stephen was sent to firebomb the event, carrying his bag of bombs and mingling with the crowd. Augustine says ’”TAKE UP AND READ!” May I encourage you to do that!!! Instead of throwing bombs he stayed to listen … what followed was better than fiction. THOUGHTS FOR YOUNG MEN J.C Ryle Thoughts for Young Men is tremendously important: the changes in society have led to young men being marginalised and many are far more interested in the latest online games than Christian faith. Ryle challenges young men to take their rightful place in God’s plan. This edition is lightly edited and updated into modern English. YOURS IS THE KINGDOM Gerald Bray The Lord’s prayer is perhaps the best-known part of the Bible. Today, it is still widely taught and learned, even by people who seldom enter a church and the familiar sixteenth-century version continues to be used, even in modern worship services. The Lord’s Prayer has undoubtedly been the most widely used Christian prayer, but whether it has provided a model for other prayers is more debatable. If that is not what it is meant to be, then what is its purpose? Surprisingly, there has been very little serious reflection about this. Gerald Bray believes that a new approach to the Lord’s prayer is required if it is to regain the place in our worship which its inherent merit and the universal tradition of the church suggests that it ought to have. In his lively exploration of the Prayer, he shows how it touches many vitally important areas of Christian theology and conduct. His hope is that we may rediscover what a treasure we have in these words of Jesus, which are on the lips and in the hearts of all Christians. Table Talk for Families Age 4-12 12 Issues in the series. This is a short family Bible time for daily use. It includes a simple discussion starter or activity which leads into a short Bible reading; followed by a few questions. View on the CBD Website XTB Issue 2 – Miracles and Dreams Based on the same Bible passages as in TABLE TALK and helps 7-11 year olds to get into the Bible for themselves. View on the CBD Website Discover Bible Notes Discover Bible notes have been helping young people understand and apply the Bible for over a decade. Now, we are these popular devotions into a collection of 12 books that covers the major Bible books, events and characters.
Discover encourages a daily routine of Bible study and prayer, which will help young people set a pattern for the rest of their lives.
View on the CBD Website

Lending Library

Hillcrest Baptist Church has a well-stocked lending library, comprising books, CDs and DVDs. The categories of resources include:

  • Christian fiction, biography and autobiography
  • Theological books
  • Commentaries
  • Historical books
  • Apologetics
  • Christian Living
  • Children and teens
  • Various topics:
    • Counselling
    • Life issues
    • Cults
    • Etc

Book Shop

The Media Centre also has a range of Bibles and sound Christian literature for purchase at very competitive prices. If specific books are not available, they can be ordered.


The Media Centre is open on Sundays during the services. 

Sunday morning: 

  • between the two morning services, from 9:15 to 10:00

Sunday evening:

COVID-19: Currently Closed.


Whatsapp book orders only

Cell Number: 073 441 8782

Media center book queries send to

Christian Book Discounters:

031 701 1662
Lockdown hours  Mon – Fri 9-1pm , Sat 8-12pm

CBD Emai: (CBD specific orders and queries)

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