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    Incarnational Ministry : Being with the world

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    In this follow-up to Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church, Samuel Wells explores what it means for Christians and churches to engage with the world. Drawing on the Gospels, Acts, and personal insights gleaned from more than two decades in ministry, he shows how `being with' others includes experiences of presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections will help Christian readers better understand how to be with all kinds of people outside the church, including:* Being with Seekers * Being with Those of Other Faiths * Being with the Hostile * Being with Neighbours * Being with Government * Being with the Excluded
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    Leading Like Francis: Building God’s House

    Leading Like Francis - Building God's House introduces the reader to the foundational principles of servant-leadership and how they are clearly manifested in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The book clarifies the ten characteristics of servant-leaders as identified by Robert Greenleaf and seen in Francis, and now in Pope Francis. Each section incorporates stories from Francis' life, passages from his writing and from Scripture, and then offers activities that individuals or groups may use to reflect on their own experience and develop habits of servant-leaders.
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    Leading with Everything to Give : Lessons from the Success and Failure of Western Capitalism

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    Having looked at the personal character of an undefended leader in Leading out of Who You Are and at the pragmatics of wielding power in Leading with Nothing to Lose, Simon Walker next looks at the Politics - and economics - of undefended leadership. In this final volume of his leadership trilogy, The Undefended Leader, he analyses the crisis in social ecology in Western culture and its global repercussions. Walker offers a piercing analysis that sets the current economic problems within broader, deeper narrative of social dysfunction in the West. Sane, wide-ranging and acutely relevant in the chaos of the current crisis, his analysis offers a clear perspective and points to the future. This is a provocative book, and, in the light of current events, most timely. With study questions and practical ideas to help readers apply the undefended vision wherever they are. "I have come to see that idealism and pragmatism are not incompatible bedfellows - the grand and the noble and the humble and immediate are both necessary."
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    Liturgy of the Ordinary : Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

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    In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something--making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys--that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.
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    Liturgy on the Edge : Pastoral and attractional worship

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    This practical companion to creating pastoral liturgies arises from the vibrant ministry of St Martin-in-the-Fields and is designed to aid local ministry teams in devising forms of worship outside and beyond the scope of authorised church liturgy, yet in sympathy with its purposes and structures. It includes outline liturgies for:* regular pastoral services, such as an informal Eucharist, worship for small groups or for a church away-day, a dementia-friendly service, a healing service, interfaith ceremonies. * acute pastoral needs, such as services for communities affected by local tragedy, those experiencing loss through violence. * outreach services in the open air or welcoming people into sacred space. * special services though the year for Homelessness Sunday, Prisoners Week, Holy Week, Harvest, Remembrance, a community carol service and more. Each section is introduced with a reflection on theory and practice, and each item has a commentary on theological, liturgical and pastoral choices made with the aim of enabling practitioners to adapt and create liturgies for their own contexts. ded
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    Loved, Called, Gifted : A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Life’s Calling

    What would it be like to have a deeper sense of motivation and purpose? Sadly, many people don't know who they are, what they are good at or what they want to do. But it does not have to be that way! The truth is there is a God-given reservoir of world-changing energy in everyone waiting to be released. When you find it, you will never be the same again. Your enjoyment of life, inspiration, creativity and productivity all step up to an entirely new level. This book takes you on a journey to discover the trail of evidence God has already left for you about who you are, what you are really good at, what motivates you and what He wants you to do with your life. The good news you will discover is that you are truly loved, called and gifted! The book contains a fast-track reading system for those wanting to quickly get to the key information and tools.
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    Mission-Shaped Hermit: Thomas Merton, Mission and Spirituality

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    The church is rediscovering a passion for mission‚ and with that there is the danger that it finds an addiction to action, and puts itself, rather than God, at centre stage.Thomas Merton was a radical and engaging thinker who saw contemplation as the necessary partner to action.  This profound and challenging study distils some of his insights and offers a radical agenda for mission in the new realities of today.
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    Mole Under The Fence: conversations with Roland Walls

    Roland Walls is a name known only by word-of-mouth and few of his teachings ever appeared in print - until now. For the first time, the view of this prophetic, wise, mischievous and deelpy loved former priest-in-charge of the famed Rosslyn Chapel are available and accessible to all, in his favourite conversational form. 'The book offers an impression of a man who thinks while he talks. While Walls is not performing an academic act, nevertheless his thoughts, convictions, questions, doubts, hope, humour, compassion, irony, almost tumble out of the pages, yet in an orderly, pure manner ... And there is much more. Hence the short conclusion must be: go and buy!' Coracle Busloads of tourists arrive at Rosslyn Chapel because it features in the blockbuster novel The Da Vinci Code. Nearby, in a `slightly dilapidated building', is the home of the Community of the Transfiguration. Many people have visited this place, too. It is what Ron Ferguson calls `an arena of healing, hope and inspiration'. He visited it to record conversations with Roland Walls, a remarkable, popular and inspiring theologian who has many illuminating things to say about our times. "Roland, how do you understand the kingdom of God? " "One of the things that is really distressing about the switch of attention from the phenomenal church to the kingdom of God - which is good, and I'm wholeheartedly behind it - is that in making this tremendous shift from identifying the kingdom of God with the church, most of us go to town about building the kingdom. Now so far as I know there is no mention in the Bible whatsoever of building the kingdom, or indeed of building Jerusalem. The Lord builds up Jerusalem, and he comes down from heaven to us. And that deflected arrow from God to us is the constant temptation of the zealous and the active. It's a common thing, isn't it, this talk of building the kingdom, having a blueprint? That's right, as if we've got a blueprint, and all we've got to do is build it. But that overthrows the essential good news of the gospel, which is that it is all going to be gift. It's going to arrive. You're going to enter it. You're going to be invited to see it, to enter it, to be given it. And it's going to arrive from God to us. Now what do we mean then, by the kingdom of God? Is it here? Is it coming? What are we actually offering people? Well, I think the kingdom of God, in its meaning in the Aramaic and Greek, and in the Latin, regnum, means the rule of God: where God has his way, the kingdom comes. In the Lord's Prayer we pray eschatologically about the end: but we also pray fervently, "Thy will be done", today, by us - but also, in spite of us. Now the kingdom comes when the will is done. So all we should do is either (a) make a space where God can himself do something, and we sit back and watch it, which is marvellous - most of the time God can't do any will of his because we're having our religious or spiritual wills fulfilled by ourselves - or (b) say, "Well, look Lord, put me in the way of your will, so that I can do it by the insights and the strengths you've given me." So in a way God's doing it, yes, through us. I believe that the kingdom can be prepared for by making a space, by following the little insignificant - seemingly insignificant - will of God, in how we spend money and how we treat one another and all the rest of it. But in the end the kingdom itself, the bliss of the kingdom, is sheer grace, nothing we can manage. So the stuff about building the kingdom is a real heresy? Yes, it's the usual Western semi-Pelagianism. When we ask anybody about the sacraments, when we talk about the Word, when we talk about prayer, theologically we know we have to avoid semi-Pelagianism - but in actual practice, especially in preaching, we get on to semi-Pelagianism, because it's so easy to invite people into some incredible challenges and all that nonsense. The word "challenge" - another word that never appears in scripture - seems to occur until you're knee-deep in challenges after most sermons. That's right, it's all about challenge, building and great exhortations ... Yes! What are we going to do about it, and all that. The minister in the pulpit loves that bit of the sermon when he's done with all the exposition of the text and gets on to - well what are we going to do about it? That's one of the things that seems to run through the whole church spectrum - the challenge to build, produce some kind of results. Those who preach that show the kind of "oughtness" they're living with There's a real anxiety there ... ... and a terrible guilt that they haven't done this or they haven't done that. That's what gives them the nerve to tell other people. And the terrible thing is that just at the moment when the Church of Rome is reviewing what it thinks of Luther - some of them going so far as to say that one of these days he'll be declared, in some of his writings, a Doctor of the Church - the Protestant world seems to have gone on to a works thing! "
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    Oneness : The Dynamics of Monasticism

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    Oneness considers the role monastic life plays within the life of the contemporary church. Using a focus on the life, practice and history of the Shepherds Law community as a starting point, the book broadens the discussion to consider how such communities negotiate the boundary between the solitary life and life within their community. With a foreword from Justin Welby and an afterword from Rowan Williams.
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    Parable and Paradox: sonnets on the sayings of Jesus

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    Since the publication of the bestselling “Sounding the Seasons” (also available from the Northumbria Community shop), Malcolm Guite has repeatedly been asked for more sonnets. This new collection offers a sequence of 50 sonnets that focus on many passages in the Gospels: the Beatitudes, parables and miracles, teachings on the Kingdom, and the `hard sayings' - Jesus' challenging demands with which we wrestle. In addition this collection includes:
    • A sequence of five sonnets on 'The Wilderness', exploring mysterious stories of divine encounter such as Jacob's wrestling with the angel.
    • Poetic reflections on music, hospitality and ecology.
    • Seven short poems celebrating the days of creation.
    • A biblical index pairing the poems with scripture readings for use in worship
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    Pioneers of Modern Spirituality

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    Many people today think of themselves as 'spiritual but not religious'. What riches and resources does the Anglican tradition have to offer those who are spiritually curious but on the margins of, or outside, the church, as well as to those inside the church? Pioneers of Modern Spirituality introduces four Anglicans Evelyn Underhill, Reginald Somerset Ward, Percy Dearmer, and Rose Macaulay each of whom was a significant influence in a revived interest in spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion.
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    Prayers for OCD : Understanding and healing

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not well understood by most people. It is sometimes the subject of jokes. To those who suffer it, it is definitely no laughing matter. It can jeopardise your job, your relationships and gives you no peace of mind. This book seeks to shed light on the condition, both for those who have it and for others. Its pages explore different aspects of the condition and its treatment. Each one is accompanied by a prayer. The book is divided into two sections. Part A is for those with OCD, Part B for family, friends and the wider community. When praying for someone, you may wish to insert their name, or the pronoun he or she. There is a list of resources at the end, and pages for your own prayers. Half the royalties from this book will go to OCD-UK.
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