Welcome

I regularly post creative pieces which help folks connect with the Bible in a contemporary and down-to-earth way. Please feel free to make use of them if they inspire you. I also post daily short thoughts on Twitter and have produced a variety of books, most of which draw on the Bible.

Latest posts

Lyrical Riffs Lyrical Riffs

Mountains

We may not be like Moses receiving stone tablets,Or Abraham discovering the best kind of offering,Elijah powerfully defeating the enemy,Or Jesus bathed in wondrous glory.And our mountains may not be …

Lyrical Riffs Lyrical Riffs

The Shepherd

The shepherd struck down,The burden of our mess laid on him,The one who crafted a perfect worldNow bearing the weight of it, brokenAcross his back, in the shape of a …

Film Friday Film Friday

The Colour Purple

The musical film of Alice Walker’s book tells the story of a group of young, black women in the early 20th century in rural Georgia in the American south. They …

More content from Dave

100 Movie Moments & More

Movie Movements are three-minute videos linking a film scene to a Biblical theme. Also: movie clips you can use in your talks, sermons and thoughts.

Fave Films

Not so much a recommended list, just some movies we have enjoyed over the last few years…

FREE!! The Sketch Gospel

Every event, conversation, parable and miracle from the 4 gospels redone as dramatic readings and dialogues.

Introduction

We love telling stories. We do it all the time — in our films, books and social networks. So does God. The Bible is chock-full of stories, from the everyday to the awesome.

The Coverdale Trust

Dave is supported by The Coverdale Trust, a UK Registered Charity, which was established in 1989 for the support of the Christian arts.

Books

A second collection of biblical Psalms retold and reimagined, with space for your own reactions, comments, thoughts and prayers.
Buy at Amazon (£6.00)
Reflections on the ways Jesus and the prophets communicated, and lots of thoughts, ideas and examples of ways we might communicate the good news of the Bible.
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A short book (only 40 pages) reflecting on the way Jesus is about life, not rules, regulations or religion.
Buy at Amazon (£3.22)
I’m a Christian and I’ve loved pop music all my life, so can’t really separate the two.
Buy at Amazon (£4.30)
An expanded version of The Big Bright Rhyming Bible.
Buy at Amazon (£3.99)
A new book full of thoughts, rewritten Bible bits, and creative pieces for reflecting on the life of Jesus.
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Just out: three daring tales in one case book.
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A collection of stories and short pieces, some just for the joy of writing, some carry a deeper meaning.
Buy at Amazon (£5.60)
A selection of 60 biblical Psalms re-imagined and rewritten, with space for your reflections and reactions.
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When Frank and his sister Jodie discover a little gold boat in the basement of their new home, they find it has the power to take them on a fistful …
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Biblical thoughts, reflections, reactions and musings inspired by a few decades of movie watching.

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An angel encounters various biblical heroes in the local supermarket.
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A collection of readings, dramas, stories and thoughts for reflecting on the Nativity.
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A parable and a folk tale, about a strange place not unlike any other, and a stranger who brings unusual transformation.
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A tough, brutal, relentless tale of the prodigal son as he makes his way home through a war zone, colliding with a whole host of biblical heroes and villains along …
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Another collection of short readings that draw on biblical themes and verses.
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Dave’s story so far… thrills, spills and a massive amount of ordinariness.
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A creative rewrite of the book of Job.
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Creative reflections on various biblical themes with space for your own musings, doodles, scribbles and sketches.
Buy at Amazon (£4.79)
A new take on the Gospel of John.
Buy at Amazon (£4.43)
An ordinary guy goes to the pub and, opening his battered Bible, reads and reflects and wonders everything you’ve ever wondered.
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Another 101 biblically-themed readings for reflection, worship and discussion.
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A re-imagining of Mark’s Gospel, chapter by chapter.
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Jed and Yolanda find everyone asleep in church, so they decide to shake things up a bit with their Fun Dust.
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A mix of creative biblical rewrites and reflections on the God who continues to upend our own notions and ideas.
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A humorous version of the Nativity told through the eyes of a bunch of angels.
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Lots more readings, dialogues and stories for use in worship, presentations or for reflection.
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Dean and Bob can’t resist the article that claims God has arrived and is living in a caravan nearby.
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Noah’s Noisy Boat is a very noisy book!
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Bible Based Readings for Reflection and Worship.
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A personal take on some key Biblical happenings: from Creation to the Exodus, Christmas to Easter, get the inside track on the One behind it all.
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Assorted christian ramblings from a chaotic mind… In 2011 Dave Hopwood began spilling his thoughts and shaking the world, not many people noticed.
Buy at Amazon (£6.25)
Lots of stories from the Bible with the fun left in!
Buy at Amazon (£6.50)
Readings, stories and sketches for easy use in services, events, home meetings and lots of other places.
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Guardian Grange: Action, adventure, and tuck boxes!
Buy at Amazon (£5.99)
Four people break into the Bible using a few wires and a glass of green smoking liquid.
Buy at Amazon (£8.50)
120 readings drawing on Bible verses.
Buy at Amazon (£5.80)
A collection of daily, humorous reflections about life and faith from a 50-something Christian man, focusing specifically on his failings, fears and frustrations.
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A collection of stories to chew on.
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A totally new, action-packed retelling of the life of Jesus.
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An easy, entertaining way to read the Bible stories about Jesus.
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A page turning, big screen mystery; intrigue, murder and the quest for divine power.
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Life, film, faith & the Bible: 66 film clips described with thoughts and questions.
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A collection of Biblical parables retold with humorous & serious reflections.
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When Jimmy Deal falls through a hole in the ground, at his local fairground, he enters a world where anything can happen.
Coming soon
A trilogy of action adventures for youngsters of all ages.
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An old fashioned tale of good guys, bad guys and fully loaded water pistols.
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A brief novel about life, friendship, music and faith.
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50 brief reflections (each one in 50 words) on extracts from the Book of Revelation.
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50 fifty-word extracts from the life of Jesus.
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A collection of 216 short 50-word reflections.
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100 film clips, described briefly with themes and Bible references.
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Fifty 50-word stories about various biblical prodigals and their different experiences.
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A 10 part Bible course drawing on the film Machine Gun Preacher.
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One day can change everything – A twisting, jigsaw of a mystery.
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The final part of the first Danny Garret Trilogy – the cadets from Nimrods embark on another global mission.
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On this, his second adventure, Danny finds himself on a global quest battling dangers and dinosaurs.
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Danny Garret is an ordinary boy with a very ordinary life, then one day, to his horror, his father enlists him in the local cathedral choir.
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An old fashioned tale of good guys, bad guys and fully loaded water pistols.
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A tale of crime, greed, guns & cash and what happens when you put them all together.
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The second Max Maguire adventure : ‘Dave is such a good writer, he is able to blend Biblical history facts and brings them to life.
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“A nicely mixed ‘blokes’ bag’ of different voices, punchy, pithy, entertaining, thought provoking, inspiring.
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Entertaining emails from various Biblical characters.
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From Stonehenge to Angkor Wat, at the wrestling, the cinema, the supermarket.
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135 interactive Bible stories for all ages.
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A town turned upside-down by outrageous radicals.
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A novel in which a guy spends 40 days in the grounds of a moorland monastery.
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Psalms, God and rock ‘n’ roll.
Coming soon
A gripping, action-packed read, retelling the Bible for adults.
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This is a contemporary tale of three men, their women and their dads.
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A modern retelling of the story of Jesus, seen through the eyes of Tom, an out-of-work, out-of-luck guy, hanging around on the edges of this remarkable tale.
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A guy takes off for the weekend, escaping family and work pressures; stopping at various places along the way to reflect on Biblical passages and how they relate to his …
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