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    Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

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    In the words of Frederick Buechner: 'This beautiful book is rich with wit and humanness and honesty and loving detail. It is a book about the wonderful mess of being alive in this world, and about the wonderful and terrible things that happen to us in it, and about the dream of God. I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have founs Leaving Church to be.'    
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    New Monasticism as Fresh Expressions of Church
    New Monasticism as Fresh Expressions of Church
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    New Monasticism as Fresh Expressions of Church

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    Signs of fresh life, springing up from the roots of traditional monastic life, can be seen throughout the Church as growing numbers of groups - whether gathered or scattered - seek to live the gospel with renewed integrity. Is God shaping a new monasticism? Can ancient tradition enrich the life and mission of the wider Church? Can it engage with the complexity of contemporary culture and create an atmosphere, as Abbot Stuart Burns ask, where Christ can be encountered? New monastic pioneers from Britain and America share their stories and reflect on their commitment to mission in diverse local contexts, sustained by community and a rule of life. They explore how the essentials of monastic spirituality  - prayer, hospitality, community, rhythm of life and practical engagement - can resource a mission in today's world where the Church and culture often stand far apart.
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    Hit the Ground Kneeling
    Hit the Ground Kneeling
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    Hit the Ground Kneeling: Seeing Leadership Differently

    In Hit the Ground Kneeling, Stephen Cottrell takes common statements about leadership – statements that we often take for granted – and challenges them in the light of the Christian faith and Christian perspectives on leadership. Wherever you exercise leadership (at work, organising a family, or doing something like coaching a local football team), the author playfully suggests some models of leadership that can help you  – whether or not you reckon you're a Christian.
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    Cargo CD

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    2007 Music & Narration based on the abolition of the Slave trade and to raise awareness of contemporary Human Trafficking. Narration by Sir Tom Courtenay. Vocals by Coco Mbassi, Sadie Chamberlain & Paul Field
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  • Grace in action
    Grace in action
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    Grace in Action

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    Inspired reflections by Richard Rohr and others at the Centre for Action and Contemplation, calling people of faith back to their spiritual roots. Grace in Action invites readers to reflect upon their lives and their priorities, and challenges Christians everywhere to be 'active contemplatives.' Grace in Action is a hope-filled book that looks to the church community as a positive change agent – a place where justice, healing love, and faith are ushered into a world hungry for meaning and direction.
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  • At Home in Exile
    At Home in Exile
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    At Home in Exile: the journey towards a new paradigm

    The numbers of people attending church are declining. Churches are closing and the influence the church once had in society is waning. The natural response is to immediately look for solutions to the problems. However, finding appropriate solutions depends on a correct understanding of the problem. In 'At Home in Exile', Peter McDowell shows how the experience of exiles in the Old Testament can provide a way for the church to understand its current experience of marginalisation. The feelings associated with the three stages of the exile experience resonate with our current experience. The first stage is entering exile, and has associated feelings of shock and denial. The second stage, being in exile, has feelings of anger and depression. The third stage, departing from exile, is associated with acceptance and integration.
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    Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living

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    In this short and eminently readable book, Ian Adams captures the essential genius of the monastic tradition and combines it with his own experience as poet, family man and abbot of a 'new-monastic community' to address the dis-ease of so much of our contemporary ways of living. His books gives simple practical inspiration for 'ordinary living' and re-calls monks and nuns, friars and sisters to the passion of their founders as it asks: 'How did the dynamic way of the passionate, scandalous re-imaginer Jesus give way to so much that is pointless, repressed and safe?' Abbot Stuart Burns OSB Ian skilfully opens up the Christian contemplative tradition in a grounded and accessible way for today's spiritual seeker. In an age when many are spiritually hungry, Ian opens up the Christian tradition in a way that is dynamically spiritual and authentically religious. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to establish a deep Christian faith and practice that can thrive in the complexity of the modern world. Ian Mobsby, priest missioner to the Moot Community, London
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    Catch the wind
    Catch the wind
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    Catch the Wind: a precursor to the emergent church

    Innovation and openness to new idea are all around us, but in the church there seems to be a way of thinking and behaving that has written change out of the agenda. As a result, many have left the church or, as Charles Ringma says, 'go to church out of habit or guilt, but are frustrated, alienated and don't participate in its life.' How can people be equipped to reverse this trend? How can they begin to be responsible for their own spiritual growth? What might the church of the future look like? How can churches be organised as if people matter? Can the experience of church be more like that of a family? These are the questions that Charles Ringma confronts in Catch the Wind. It doesn't offer a single 'model' for the church. But is does make a case for a more dynamic less structured and risk-taking approach that both builds people up and equips them for mission in the world.
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  • Building Utopia
    Building Utopia
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    Building Utopia: seeking the authentic church for new communities

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    The new urban areas are reshaping much of Britain. Those who live, work or minister within them are not only at the cutting edge of new forms of built environment, they must also discover new ways of being community and contemplate new expressions of Church. All this demands careful and bold analysis and creative theological reflection. While powerful global economic forces are changing our landscapes, human beings have to wrestle with themes of belonging and identity. The gospel engages with these human narratives, driving and shaping a Christian search for alternative perspectives and practices. What are the appropriate building projects, mission programmes and lifestyles that will be effective in meeting the challenges of the urban settlements? How should other areas respond? The writers of this book have worked together as a group, mapping the new situation, analysing their findings and drawing out those themes which demand attention – making it possible to reflect theologically about the challenges of our newly built urban developments.
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    Foolishness to Greeks
    Foolishness to Greeks
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    Foolishness to Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture

    This is an extraordinary book on contemporary missiology. Writing from four decades of experience in Christian mission, Lesslie Newbigin applies the same discernment involved in contextualising the gospel in another culture to the issues involved in contextualising the gospel in our Western culture. He lays bare the pervasive and subtle synergism that alters the gospel, and he calls us to a thorough critique of our culture and of the way in which we understand or misunderstand the gospel of Christ...Important reading for a stimulating perspective on the gospel and Western culture.
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    Chrysalis: Faith in an Emerging Culture
    Chrysalis: Faith in an Emerging Culture
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    Chrysalis: Faith in an Emerging Culture

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    Have you ever felt that the very things that once inspired and nurtured your faith now seem lifeless and perhaps even frustrating? Christians often find their faith metamorphosing and do not know how to handle the troubling changes. Using the life cycle of a butterfly as a metaphor Alan Jamieson helps readers to see that radical changes need not mean the death of personal faith. Instead he helps us to embrace them as part of a positive, Christian, Spirit-led journey with God.      
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    The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life

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    One of the most popular current views on spirituality is that there are varied paths to God. In this new Ancient-Future series book, Bob Webber evaluates this common misunderstanding of spirituality as separated from God's story, extremely self-focused, and shaped by our surrounding culture. This challenging work offers a corrective, calling us to an alternative Christian spirituality, one that reveals two sides-that of God's "divine embrace" of us and our passionate response. The Divine Embrace is a fresh, grounded look at true spirituality that will be embraced by pastors, thinking Christians, and anyone looking for an engaging and thorough treatment of this topic.
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  • Godzone
    Godzone
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    Godzone: a guide to the travels of the soul

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    Godzone is a book of mystery and illumination, a guide-book to the travels of the heart. With humour, story-telling and captivating originality, it entices the reader to join its hitchhiking author on the most important journey of all.
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    The Day is Yours
    The Day is Yours
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    The Day is Yours: Slow Spirituality in a Fast Moving World

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    The Day is Yours is a protest against the culture of speed both in the culture at large, but also more ominously, in the church itself. Rooted in the monastic liturgy of the hours, The Day is Yours argues that in order for Christians to act as a truly prophetic witness, in a time of cultural decadence, they must recover a more biblical rhythm in which work, rest, relationships, worship and prayer are held together in creative tension. Written by a pastor, the central thrust of
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  • My Grandfather's Blessings
    My Grandfather's Blessings
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    My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging

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    In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Dr Remen's grandfather, an Orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life. Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather's Blessings is about how we can recognise and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through service we will discover our own wholeness – and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.
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    The Contemplative Pastor
    The Contemplative Pastor
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    The Contemplative Pastor

    Any pastor who needs to get back to spiritual basics will do well to read and absorb this book. Known to many as “a pastor’s pastor,” Eugene Peterson here speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busyness of preaching, teaching, and “running the church.” To get at the often overlooked essentials of ministry, Peterson redefines the meaning of pastor through three vivid, strengthening adjectives – unbusy, subversive, and apocalyptic – and then focuses on pastoral ministry and spiritual direction “between Sundays.” Illustrated with engaging anecdotes from Peterson’s own experience as a pastor, the book includes poetic reflections on the Beatitudes and discussions of such themes as curing souls, the ministry of small talk, the language of prayer, and sabbatical. The Contemplative Pastor ends with several fervent poems centred on the incarnation, the doctrine closest to pastoral work. Entitled “The Word Made Flesh,” this concluding section is a fitting finale to Peterson’s discerning, biblically based insights on the art of pastoring.
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    Water, Wind Earth and Fire
    Water, Wind Earth and Fire
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    Water, Wind Earth and Fire

    Water, Wind, Earth & Fire - The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements by Christine Valters Paintner Organized around “The Canticle of the Creatures” by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire explores the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. In this brilliant book, Benedictine Oblate Christine Valters Paintner synthesizes concrete ideas, simple prayers, and a wealth of thought-provoking quotations on the spiritual significance of the four elements. ‘Christine Valters Paintner invites us – with inspiring words and examples – to dive deep into the elemental universe, and encounter there the Mystery that hides in all things. She writes out of the Christian tradition, but her message is as universal as the elements themselves.’ (Chet Raymo)
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  • Urban to the Core
    Urban to the Core
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    Urban to the Core: Motives for Incarnational Mission

    Urban to the Core – Motives for Incarnational Mission – Juliet Kilpin The world is urban at its core – over half the world’s population live in cities and most of the global poverty resides there too. Urbanisation affects all of us, whether we live in cities or not, and this impact will increase in the coming decades. For fifteen years Urban Expression has been motivating people to get up and move into inner-city neighborhoods to see what they can learn and what difference they can make. This book gets into the heads and hearts of our teams and unpacks the values that have inspired these missionaries to be urban to the core. Grass-roots honest reflections from some of our one hundred current and former team members and mission partners, capture the essence of what has shaped the thinking and activity of this experimental urban mission agency. If you are concerned about cities, those on the margins of society, cross-cultural mission or new forms of church this book will inspire and challenge your core convictions about mission priorities in an urban world.
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  • The Irresistible Revolution
    The Irresistible Revolution
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    The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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    In The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne invites you into a movement of the Holy Spirit that begins in the heart and extends through our hands into a broken world. Using examples from his own unconventional life, Shane Claiborne stirs up questions about the church and the world, challenging you to live out an authentic Christian faith. This book will comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable, and invite believers to change the world with Christ's radical love.
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  • Hope against darkness
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    Hope against darkness: The Transforming Vision of St Francis in an Age of Anxiety

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    'The misuse of power by many of our leaders and institutions often leaves us feeling helpless, wondering if we can really make a difference. Jesus and St Francis of Assisi lived in similar times of crisis and they did find a way to make a difference. This book shares their vision in a way that enlarges ours, and offers practical solutions  that empower us to heal ourselves and society.' Dennis, Sheila and Matt Linn, Re-member Ministries
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    Fragile Warrior
    Fragile Warrior
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    Fragile Warrior CD

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    Martin Neil, a Companion in the Northumbria Community, has a heart for encouraging indigenous cultural groups to use their own musical traditions in their worship (rather than feeling obliged to copy hymns and songs from longer-established Christian cultures). In this CD, we hear the Maoris in New Zealand using a variety of styles - including the famous 'Haka' used as a form of Christian worship.
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  • Paradox in the Gospel
    Paradox in the Gospel
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    Paradox in the Gospel

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    Life and the gospel contain a good deal of paradox, but a survey has showed that evangelists often ignore it. Here Jim Currin wants to stir a discussion to make evangelism more effective, in the belief that acknowledging paradox makes the gospel more exciting, relevant, and attractive to today's spiritual seeker.
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  • Embracing Chaos
    Embracing Chaos
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    Embracing Chaos

    Understanding the importance of chaos and complexity is well established in the sciences, and increasingly impinges on everyday life. But how does it affect our understanding of leadership and theology? This wide-ranging study looks at the key elements of chaos theory, and makes helpful connections with the practical issues of leadership within and beyond ministry.
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    The New Friars
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    The New Friars

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    Across the ages God has consistently attracted a few in every crowd who would make and keep vows, and called them to stick out, act out and speak out. In The New Friars Scott Bessenecker profiles young Christians who have voluntarily removed themselves from the status quo in order to seek justice and mercy with the poorest of the world's poor. These new friars are carrying on the work of the monastic tradition, the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi, St. Patrick and St. Brigid, the Jesuits and Nestorians and Moravians. The New Friars will show you that with God all things even uncommon acts of courageous faith are possible.
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