News and events Stories The 3rd Big Church Read - 'How to Pray' with Pete Grieg The third Big Church Read will start on Monday 24th May when everyone involved will be reading 'How to Pray' by Pete Greig. The Big Church Read is a partnership between St Andrews Christian Bookshop (based in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire) and Hodder and Stoughton, a publisher of Christian books and the NIV Bible. The other books that have been read, or are coming up later this year, as part of the Big Church Read are: 1st book - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer2nd Book - Singing in Babylon by Jeff Lucas 3rd Book - How to Pray by Peter Greig (Monday 24th May)4th Book - Bouncing Forward by Patrick Regan with Liza Hoeksma (Wednesday 8th September to Wednesday 17th November) You can read more and purchase the books via this link: The Big Church Read Other books that have been read, or will be, but that do not form part of the national Big Church Read, are: Insights in the Wonder of Worship - Edited by Tim Hughes and Nick Drake Comfortable Words: A Call to restoration - Steven Croft Living His Story - Hannah Steele. This was the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2021 Slow Down, Show Up and Pray - Ruth Rice Choose Life - Simon Guillebaud All Things New - Pete Hughes A Call to Act - Martin Charlesworth and Natalie Williams Grace filled marriage - Claire and Steve Musters St Andrews bookshop undertook a survey of participants from The Big Church Read and below are the three key findings. 2026 places (villages, towns and cities) have taken part in a Big Church Read 100% of people who do not normally manage to read the whole book said they completed it whilst on The Big Church Read 25% of people who took part said they do not normally read Christian books Read more about what people are saying about it.