Books and e-books

NEW – OUT 16 OCT 2017: 

Those Who Wait 

 – Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay

 Tanya Marlow (Malcolm Down Publishing, Oct 2017)

“My whole life has been a long wandering, a long hunger that hasn’t yet been satisfied.” – Sarah’s Story
Everyone is waiting. We wait for a bus, a spouse, a different job, a better life. We wait for Christ. At best, it’s irritating; at worst, unbearable. But what if our frustrated longings have spiritual value?
Enter four Bible heroes who waited impatiently: Sarah, Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary. Through gripping storytelling, we immerse ourselves in their lives. We find empathy for our disappointment and doubt. We find perspective and purpose in delay. Above all, we find God in the waiting.
With reflective questions and six Bible studies, Those Who Wait is ideal for personal devotion or group discussion.

This is a gentle book full of humanity, biblical integrity and unexpected humour. It hums and brims with hard-won insights for those of us who wait for miracles, those who’ve given up waiting for miracles but would at least appreciate a few answers, and those who would simply like a little more hope.

“Helpfully designed for groups as well as individuals, I have no doubt that Those Who Wait will bring comfort, tears of relief, and smiles of recognition to many, many people.

 – Pete Greig, author of Dirty Glory and God on Mute, Founder of the 24-7 Prayer Movement and Associate Tutor at St Mellitus

Preorder from Wordery (free international delivery) or look out for the SPECIAL introductory offer on Amazon 16-26th October 2017 (RRP of £9.99/$13.99, down to just £6.99 / $8.99).



Soul Bare – ed Cara Sexton (IVP, 2016)

Tanya Marlow has contributed a chapter to Soul Bare, a powerful and beautiful collection of true stories, alongside Sarah Bessey, Seth Haines, Holley Gerth, Emily P Freeman, Dan King and many more.

Soul Bare is for anyone who has struggled with disappointment and hard times, and is looking for honest stories of vulnerability and authenticity.

“I held my breath, I cried, I shuddered, I whispered prayers, I ached. Most of all, I fell more deeply in love with Jesus through these words and stories. I can’t help but think how wide and deep and long this love is that finds us all so broken and yet so beautiful.”

—Idelette McVicker, founder and editor-in-chief, SheLoves Magazine

You can buy Soul Bare from your local Christian bookshop or online from Wordery (UK) or For more information on Soul Bare click here. 


Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty - Book CoverComing Back to God When You Feel Empty

Tanya Marlow (Createspace, 2015)

How do you find a path back to faith when you’re feeling empty, dreaming about the life you wish you’d had?

The biblical book of Ruth is a story of disappointment followed by restoration; wandering and then homecoming. In Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty, Tanya Marlow gently interweaves her own story of loss with Ruth’s story, getting under the skin of the characters, and bringing the biblical book to life.

“Intensely honest yet wonderfully gentle… I recommend this little book to anyone who has ever doubted God, anyone who has been angry with him, anyone mired in exhaustion and despair – in short, anyone who is a Christian.”

– Dr Ros Clarke, author and Online Pastor for Diocese of Lichfield

At just 50 pages, it is a short read for busy people, and there are creative exercises and questions for reflection at the end of each chapter, making it ideal for personal study or group discussion.

You can buy it in paperback  from for £3.99 or $5.50 from, or get it as an e-book FREE when you sign up for my occasional newsletter. For more details and FAQs click here. 
Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty - Book Cover

Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty:
Whispers of Restoration From the Book of Ruth
E-book 2015

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30 Responses to Books and e-books

  1. Richard Bagnall 3rd December, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    Dear Tanya,

    My wife and I thourghly enjoyed your November study for Inspiring Women Every Day. (Yes as a man I enjoy reading this publication too).

    You were refreshingly honest in the daily reading comments which we both greatly appreciated. We both pray your health will improve although having ailments ourselves, though nothing like yours, we fully understand how God brings ‘ treasure in the darkness’ to borrow Katy Canty’s phrase (Selwyn Hughes did an excellent study some years ago on a very similar theme).

    I have downloaded your book and look forward to reading it.

    Take care Richard and Janet Bagnall

  2. Ruth Silver 7th April, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

    Hello Tanya I have just read Those Who Wait. Not only is the book beautifully written but the story telling is riveting. However best of all is the powerful message contained in the book. I was particularly touched by Mary’s story. I’ve been a Christian for many years but I saw Mary with fresh eyes and was deeply moved. Thank you for your ministry. I will definitely reread the book.


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