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    15 Days of Prayer with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian, opponent of Hitler, and martyr, stands as one of the boldest examples of twentieth century Christian witness. By the time that the Gestapo hanged him in Flossenberg Concentration Camp for involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Bonhoeffer had marked out not only a firm Christian defence of the rights of God's ancient people, the Jews, but had sketched out an undogmatic Christianity for 'a world come of age.' The essence of this Christian vision was the belief that God is always present in Christ and always present in suffering. In a twenty-first century when trivial quarrels can still divide Christians, Bonhoeffer's witness to this core gospel truth, and his willingness to die for it, offer an enduring example. This book offers a fifteen day course in Bonhoeffer's spirituality, drawing abundantly from his writings. This is one of several books we stock in the "15 Days of Prayer" series,  providing direction from foundational spiritual figures. Each volume in the series contains: * A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume, a guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat, 15 meditations sessions with focus points and reflection guides.
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    15 Days of Prayer with Saint Clare of Assisi

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    To enter into a relationship with Clare of Assisi for fifteen days is to race along carried by the momentum of a woman burning with love. What a paradox: the cloister of Saint Damian - closed in upon itself - opens to the infinite. Clare, a pilgrim of the interior adventure, always re-directs her readers onto the road towards the Lord. The loving kenosis of Christ captivates her and incites her to a Passover, brisk as a dance step, on the path of happiness. The love that fills Clare with life springs forth like a fountain in her heart. This is one of several books we stock in the "15 Days of Prayer" series,  providing direction from foundational spiritual figures. Each volume in the series contains: * A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume, a guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat, 15 meditations sessions with focus points and reflection guides.
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    A Month With Julian of Norwich

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    This short book contains 62 prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help the reader to steep him- or herself in the writings and thoughts of this favourite spiritual writer, and the introduction will introduce Julian of Norwich's particular appeal. The special angle unique to this series of books is the way they accompany the reader on a month-long journey with a favourite saint or writer.
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    A Month With St Francis

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    This short book contains 62 prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help the reader to steep him- or herself in the writings and thoughts of this favourite saint, and the introduction will introduce St Francis's particular appeal. The special angle unique to this series of books is the way they accompany the reader on a month-long journey with a favourite saint or writer.
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    A Spring Within Us: A Year of Daily Meditations

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    The water I give will be a spring within you – welling up into infinite life. John 4:14

    Journey through the year with Richard Rohr, as he encourages us to drink deeply of God's love.

    With his great Franciscan heart wide open to the heart of the world, Richard Rohr seems to have a sixth sense about what's emerging into consciousness and where he is needed next ... What awaits you here is the integrated wisdom that emerges out of a life courageously and vulnerably lived.

    Cynthia Bourgeault from the Forward

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    A Year With C S Lewis: 365 readings from his classic works

    To mark the fiftieth anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, this attractive book offers daily inspirational readings from this much-loved writer, making this a most thoughtful gift. Few people, whether children or adults, have not been touched by the incredible literary works of C. S. Lewis. Whether their lives have been touched by the Chronicles of Narnia, or the more spiritual Mere Christianity, Lewis continues to be one of the most influential authors and his `voice' is as loud today as it ever was. An attractive and collectible gift book, this volume is perfectly designed for those interested in, and intrigued by, daily meditation. It collects material from across the breadth of Lewis's writing talent, taking brief selections from many of his non-fiction works. These extracts are accompanied by brief and engaging snippets of biographical information, offering the reader a more intimate look at Lewis's life in the context of his writings.
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    Anxious Times

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    A book of 24 undated reflections drawing on a range of relevant Bible passages to offer genuine hope and encouragement in anxious times. Encompassing the very human emotions of fear and anxiety, the reflections encourage us to draw comfort and strength from God's word even in those times when he seems silent to us. This book acknowledges that trust and hope in God's goodness doesn't always come easily, but when embraced we gain the strength to face our fear with courage and confidence.
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    Bereavement: Bible readings for special times

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    This book of 24 undated reflections draws comfort and inspiration from the Bible and from experience for those who are going through a time of bereavement, as well as providing insight for those wanting to support others who are bereaved. Jean Watson suggests how it might feel to get through the dark days and to move, however slowly, from `getting by' with help, to `getting a life' in which living with loss goes alongside the gains in terms of new insights on faith and life and a greater ability to empathise with others.
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    Dementia : Living in the Memories of God

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    Winner of the Michael Ramsay Prize 2016 Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in Western society today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest euthanasia as a solution to the perceived indignity of memory loss and the disorientation that accompanies it. In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, and medical practitioners as he explores two primary questions: ' Who am I when I've forgotten who I am?' What does it mean to love God and be loved by God when I have forgotten who God is?Offering compassionate and carefully considered theological and pastoral responses to dementia and forgetfulness, Swinton's Dementia: Living in the Memories of God redefines dementia in light of the transformative counter story that is the gospel.
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    Drinking From the Hidden Fountain: a patristic breviary, ancient wisdom for today’s world.

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    Sparkling in the ancient texts of the Fathers of the Church 'the bishop, monks and theologians who wrote during the first formative six christian centuries 'is a fountain of wisdom overflowing with spiritual nourishment for the world today. By presenting a passage for meditation each day through the year, the volume offers an introduction both to the Fathers and to monastic lectio. It speaks not only to the individual seekers but also to those who guide others along the paths of the spirit.
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    Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day : A 40-Day Journey to Deeply Change Your Relationships

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    Part of the bestselling Emotionally Healthy Spirituality book collection, this 40-day devotional by Peter Scazzero will help you cultivate your own personal relationship with Jesus rather than living off the spirituality of others. Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day - just like its sister devotional, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day - is your invitation into the ancient yet powerful discipline of the Daily Office, the practice of pausing morning and evening to reflect on God's work in your life. Each devotional will reflect on emotionally healthy relational themes, such as clarifying expectations, deep listening, and clean fighting. You'll will be ushered into a transformational practice that will deepen your daily walk with Jesus, and along the way, you'll discover the spiritual nourishment, joy, and peace that comes from meeting with him every day.
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    Enfolded In Love

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    Enfolded in Love is a selection of readings from The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich rendered in modern English. It can either be read straight through as a presentation of the great themes of a remarkable mystic, or taken page by page as a basis for daily prayer and meditation over a period of two months. First purblished in 1980, Enfolded in Love has sold more than 120,000 copies and has become an established classic as interest in Julian of Norwich has grown. Enfolded in Love is both a perfect introduction for newcomers to Julian and an ideal resource for her devotees. This book is part of the acclaimed Enfolded in Love series of books which presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.
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    Facing Death: Bible readings for special times

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    This collection of 18 undated reflections draws comfort and encouragement from the Bible and from the author's own experience for those going through life-limiting illness and for their family and carers. With moving vulnerability and without denying the difficult reality of the situation, Rachel Boulding suggests a way to confront terminal illness with faith and hope in a loving God. Facing Death grew out of the overwhelming response to Rachel's Bible notes in New Daylight (May-August 2016). Readers recognised in her comments her courage to be authentic in the face of terminal illness, her appropriate vulnerability and her faith.
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    Here and Now: meditations on living in the present

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    What is time? We measure it and we use it to measure an infinite number of things. We try to save it. We live in it. (Can we live without it?) Paul told us to redeem it but we have to admit that we do not perfectly understand what it means. Has it real existence of its own? Or is it something man has made up as an aid to measuring the sequence and duration of events or to describing historical incidents in relation to each other? Even for the greatest scientists it is hard to define, it remains to some extent a mystery—one of the most fascinating.
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    In Love Enclosed

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    Julian of Norwich has achieved an extraordinarily wide following amongst Christians. Some people respond to her acute and penetrating theology, some to the depth of her spirituality; whoever you are, it seems that Julian has something to say to you. Robert Llewelyn's first book of daily readings from Julian's `Revelations of Divine Love', Enfolded in Love, has sold more than 120,000 copies. This companion volume provides further readings of devotional richness and theological insight, again in a form suited for devotional use. This book is part of the acclaimed Enfolded in Love series of books which presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.
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    In the Bleak Midwinter: Advent and Christmas with Christina Rossetti

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    In the Bleak Midwinter explores the power of Advent and the joy of Christmas through the poetry of Christina Rossetti. Best known for her poems-turned-carols In the Bleak Midwinter and Love Came Down at Christmas, Rossetti s rich and wondrous faith provides an inspiring seasonal companion. For each day from Advent Sunday to the Epiphany, Rachel Mann selects a poem and reflects on it, drawing on Rossetti s many other writings including her devotional journals and commentary on biblical narratives. At a time when commercial pressures are at their most intense, this volume aims to lead readers to an encounter with God s time and space, to find our true identity beyond all that would limit and diminish our humanity.
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    Joining Jesus on his Journey: Experiencing truth through imaginative prayer

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    Wherever you are on your faith journey: just beginning, questioning, midstream, there is always more! As we encounter Jesus, truth bursts into life.  We move from the realm of concepts to the reality that is found in a person, someone seeking to draw us ever more closely into his friendship.  In this short book, Adrian C Smith invites you to take a ten-week journey, meeting Jesus through imaginative prayer. A journey he hopes will help you to experience first-hand the truth that in Jesus, God loves you more than you can comprehend.  Adrian also looks at some of the questions this way of praying raises, and ways of doing this well. It's time to join Jesus on his journey!
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    Light Upon Light : A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

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    As Lauren Winner says "Maybe it's not right to think of feasting during the somewhat penitential season of Advent, but that is what this book is: a sumptuous feast." In keeping with At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time ("a thing of beauty" and "a literary treasure trove and devotional feast," two reviewers called it) this collection contains daily and weekly inspirational readings to help the reader prayerfully experience God through the liturgical seasons of winter. Well-loved classics by Andersen, Dickens, and Eliot join contemporary works by Frederick Buechner and Gary Schmidt. Poems by Donne, Herbert, and Rossetti are paired with newer voices: Scott Cairns, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Susanna Childress, and Amit Majmudar. Readers are invited to experience Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in its raw strangeness, stripped of sentiment, and to turn toward Emmanuel.
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    Living Water: daily readings with St Teresa of Avila

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    Teresa of Avila presents herself to us as a woman caught between her passion for the things of this world and an equal passion for God. After twenty years she surrendered totally to God and her life's journey is seen to be a journey into intimate union with God. The road that she traveled was that of prayer. Living Water is designed to introduce the reader to Teresa's teaching on prayer - a teaching which is completely personal and Christ-centred. Teresa understands prayer as a living relationship with God, and she suggests practical solutions to the problems that may arise from our own weaknesses or our lack of conviction and generosity. The sixty daily readings have been selected mainly from her Autobiography and The Way of Perfection. The editor, Sister Mary, provides a helpful introduction on Teresa's life and teaching and the distinguished Carmelite writer Ruth Burrows has contributed a foreword. This book is part of the acclaimed Enfolded in Love series of books which presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.
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    Making All Things Well: finding spiritual strength with Julian of Norwich

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    The writings of Julian of Norwich are more popular and relevant than the 14th century mystic could ever have dreamed they would become. Speaking with freshness, depth and poignancy, they offer timeless wisdom and understanding for present day concerns. For Isobel de Gruchy, Julian was a great support during many difficult years of ministry in South Africa's apartheid era, but it was when her son died tragically in an accident that she found unexpected reserves of spiritual insight and strength. Making All Things Well opens up Julian's central themes - such as the mystery of suffering, the promise that we shall overcome evil, prayer and contemplation, the faithfulness and love of God towards all he has made - and relates them to the many challenges we encounter today. Offering forty short reflections that demonstrate Julian's abiding influence, it is ideal for personal reading during Lent, or at any time of year, for a retreat, for group reflection and as a worship resource. Each contains a scripture reading, an excerpt from her Showings, a meditation, a prayer-poem and questions for reflection.
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    Peace of Heart

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    This month long journey of morning and evening reflections provides a window into the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, the renowned father of environmentalism. This beloved twelfth-century saint found true peace only when he abandoned all his worldly possessions and ordered his life around the care of those in society who were most poor and vulnerable.
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    Precious Thoughts: daily readings from Thomas Merton

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    Thomas Merton wrote to people of all faiths and none; he wrote to people who were searching, and those who were firmly established in religious orders; he wrote to students, peace activists and `ordinary' people who had read about him and were curious. Some are letters of spiritual direction, a sharing of spiritual insights and social concerns, some more personal. In this carefully selected collection, Merton scholar, Fiona Gardner, has focused on extracts that seem to speak to all who are searching. They have been chosen because they offer an opening into something other - to provide a way into both silence and contemplative prayer.
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    Repeat the Sounding Joy : A daily Advent devotional on Luke 1 – 2

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    Experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand, from Mary and Elizabeth to the Shepherds and Simeon. Celebrate afresh the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah in history, and learn what it means to wait for him with joyful expectation today. Each day's reading includes a short reflection, a prayer, a carol, and space to journal, helping you to treasure the Lord Jesus in your heart in the hectic run-up to Christmas.
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    The Last Journey : Reflections for the Time of Grieving

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    The need to express grief, to sing our sorrow, is as old as humanity. The Book of Psalms, sideby side with expressions of deepest praise, contains cries of unfathomable despair. Both are not only acceptable to God, but essential for our mental and spiritual health. In The Last Journey, John Bell explores the myriad of emotions that accompany loss, offeringus a way to grieve, to search through the struggle before us - and perhaps enabling us to findthe courage to face the world with a renewed sense of hope. This book is accompanied by an audio CD of 17 songs.
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    Three Minutes for the Soul: reflections to start the day

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    Providing a month worth of daily meditations, in Three Minutes for the Soul Dr. Gerhard Bauer offers helps to start the day. He invites us to set out on a path that leads to ourselves and to others, while at the same time keeping an eye open for traces of the one who has placed in the human heart a desire for something more.
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    Threshold of Light: daily readings from the Celtic tradition

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    This delightful book draws on one of out richest native spiritual traditions, the Celtic heritage, and presents extracts from Irish, Welsh and Scottish sources in a form suitable for daily meditation. The Celts had an extraordinarily clear spiritual vision, born of close association with nature. They thought in vivid images: making a fire, the wind in the wood, the song of the birds, the white waves of the sea. Yet the sense of light and the sense of incarnation which runs through so much Celtic writing is only possible because of its recognition of the dark of sin and evil, and also its acknowledgement of the power of the cross of the resurrection. A belief in the sacredness of the earth, a belief that the victory of the cross illumines and transforms the everyday, an awareness that despite the dark, heaven is not far from us, all this shines through these pages and brings us into closer contact with these fascinating people.
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    Too Soon : A Mother’s Journey through Miscarriage: A 30-Day Devotional

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    Here are 30 reflections on the topic of losing a baby. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, a traumatic experience for any woman, but one in which she typically feels alone. The author herself suffered four miscarriages, and writes compassionately and personally. Each piece is followed by a meditation and space for personal reflection. The book ends with a liturgy for a lost child, and is attractively designed.
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    You Shall Not Want: The Psalms.

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    For over three thousand years the Psalms have been a source of comfort and wisdom to people of diverse faiths. Connect with the doubts, dreams and trials of the Psalmists through a months worth of morning and evening readings. Take time to let the living tradition of the Psalms give voice to the longings of your heart and lead you to a deeper encounter with the God of all generations.
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    A Year with Andrew White : 52 Weekly Meditations

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    52 readings, each with a scripture passage and prayer, from one of our most loved and respected Christian leaders and speakers. Each reading contains a story, often startling and arresting, from Andrew’s astonishingly eventful ministry, blended with his reflections on life and faith.
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    A Year with Aslan
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    A Year with Aslan

    The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S.Lewis, are among the most memorable and treasured books in the English Language. And in the midst of these bestselling and beloved stories about adventures in a magical land are profound spiritual and ethical messages. A Year with Aslan includes 365 of the most thought-provoking and poignant passages from all seven books in the series, and provides relective questions that get to the heart of what matters most. Good and evil, success and failure, love and hate, hopelessness and redemption - all the great themes of human nature are covered in this timely and inspiring new book.
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  • Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen
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    Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen

    Centring on the writings of Henri Nouwen, this book has 180 extended reflections on 20 themes written as a set of "conversations". Charles Ringma's collection leads the way to a place of intimacy with the God who loves and sustains. Equipped with these resources, people find courage to continue their journey and the strength to serve our world.
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    Seize the Day

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer's faith-driven resistance to the Nazis during World War II resulted in his execution. Multitudes have been inspired by the hauntingly powrful words of this man who was willing to die for his convictions. In this collection of 365 meditations Dr Charles Ringma allows us to experience the power of Bonhoeffer's words in a way that challenges us to live out our discipleship daily - combining personal spirituality with an active concern for those around us. These daily meditations on Bonhoeffer's writings may make you uncomfortable. But if you are willing to wrestle - as Bonhoeffer did - with what it means to be a follower of Christ, you'll be empowered to seize each day.
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  • Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals Pocket edition
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    Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals Pocket Edition

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    Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps today's diverse church pray together across denominations. With sensitivity to the particulars of various liturgical prayer traditions, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. As a condensed version of the original Common Prayer, this convenient and portable book provides the perfect companion either for group prayer or for those who are away from their spiritual community and desire to remain connected through the beauty and depth of Christian liturgy. Like the original edition, this pocket edition features prayers for morning, midday and evening, and commemorates significant dates and heroes in church history, as well as important people and events in the struggle for freedom and justice. This edition also features new compline prayers and provides prayers for those who travel and are away from their family and church community.
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    40 Days with the Celtic Saints: Devotional Readings for a Time of Preparation

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    The life stories of the Celtic Saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints, David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.
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    Bread for the Journey: a daybook of wisdom and faith

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    A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith. A reading for each day of the year taken from the writings of Henri Nouwen.
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    The Healing Word: Gospel Medicine for the Soul

    Written by one of the world's greatest preachers, this searingly beautiful sequence of meditations explores the power of God's word to heal the soul and mend a broken world. Barbara Brown Taylor practices the old-fashioned art of gospel home remedies, drawing strength from biblical stories that can help us confront our weakness, revive our spirits and restore us to lasting wholeness.       Recently voted one of the world's top ten contemporary spiritual sages, Barbara Brown Taylor is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College, Georgia. Her previous books include An Altar in the World and Home by Another Way.        
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    The Grace-Filled Wilderness: A Six-Week Course for Lent

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    The Grace-filled Wilderness connects contemporary encounters of wilderness with the traditional themes of Lent and Jesus' journey to the cross. It concentrates on `double-edged' subjects, which bring us life as well as potentially drain life from us when we fall into them in the wrong way. How we deal with our appetites; what gives us identity; how to live with the freedom and power we hold; ways to overcome the underlying anxiety which is wrapped around so much of contemporary life and faith - all of these are explored. Each week progresses from `wilderness to grace', as the reader moves through Lent and Holy Week into the glorious hope of Easter. Week I APPETITE: Fast, Hunger, Excess, Feast, Bread for the Word, Prayer & Action. Week 2 IDENTITY: Loneliness, Isolation, Solitude, Friendship, Community, Prayer & Action. Week 3 POWER: Ambition, Position, Vocation, Contribution, Service, Prayer & Action. Week 4 FREEDOM: Choice, Freedom, Boundary, Humility, Authenticity, Prayer & Action. Week 5 ANXIETY: Lifestyle, Money, Pressure, Failure, Trust, Prayer & Action. Week 6 DARKNESS: Weakness, Dislocation, Desolation, Death, Waiting, Prayer & Action.
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    Home by another way: Biblical meditations through the Christian year

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    Written by one of the world's greatest preachers, these insightful meditations began their life as beautifully crafted sermons that explore the meanings of the major seasons and holy days of the Christian year. Reviewer Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James's Picadilly, writes: "This is a deeply compassionate book that takes seriously what it's like to live in the world now, while holding out the scriptural hope of a life not yet imagined. Barbara Brown Taylor tells new parables that reveal meaning in everyday holiness, and the thoroughly human states of confusion, suffering and joy of which she is keenly aware.This book is for all who want to believe but can't quite get there, or for those whose jaded spirit needs a long cool drink at a freshwater spring. Reading these reflections is like being drenched in grace." Recently voted one of the world's top ten contemporary spiritual sages, Barbara Brown Taylor is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. Her previous books include An Altar in the World and Leaving Church.
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    Comings and Goings : Retracing the Christmas story through place and time

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    Life involves many 'comings and goings', as we make our way along the path of faith day by day, guided by God's Holy Spirit. This book of readings for Advent and Christmas invites us to make a journey through time, from the end to the very beginning of all things. The daily reflections work backwards from the traditional Advent focus of the 'Four Last Things'- death, judgement, heaven and hell - via Jesus' life, death and resurrection, to come at last to the incarnation and the events commemorated at Christmas itself. In the following days, the focus turns to Christ as the Word of God, present at the dawn of creation. Along the way, we 'visit' some of the actual Holy Land sites associated with Gospel events, drawing new insights from the familiar stories.
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    Freedom is Coming: From Advent to Epiphany with the Prophet Isaiah

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    'Comfort, O comfort my people. . . In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord.'The second part of the book of Isaiah rings with proclamations and prophecies that find their fulfilment in the Gospels and are still being fulfilled by followers of Jesus today. In Freedom is Coming! Nick Baines invites you to think about what it meant for people in Isaiah's day to be living in exile, and how the prophet encouraged them to keep their faith alive despite the apparent hopelessness of their situation. At the same time, this book helps you to see the connections between Isaiah's time and ours, and how his vision of God's truth and justice spreading throughout the world can comfort, challenge and inspire God's people now, just as it did back then. Read this book and find out how you too can become a 'light to the nations' as, once again, we approach the celebration of Christ's birth and the new world that God has promised to bring into being.
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    Keeping Advent and Christmas: Discovering the Rhythms and Riches of the Christian Seasons

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    While popular traditions of celebrating Christmas are an integral part of our shared culture, less is known about how other days of the Christian calendar at this time of year are observed and celebrated. Which prayer led to the creation of the Christmas pudding?Why is St Lucy remembered during Advent? What is the meaning of `boxing' on St Stephen's Day? Does Christmas really last until February? Leigh Hatts' comprehensively-researched book helps us to rediscover the Christian-based, seasonal customs buried deep within our culture and church life. Keeping Advent and Christmas is packed with fascinating details about the beliefs, rituals and traditions of liturgical days between `Stir-up Sunday' (the Sunday before Advent Sunday) and Candlemas (the official end of the Christmas period, on 2 February).
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    Wake Up for Advent!: The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book, 2019

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    'It is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.' St Paul's words of encouragement to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop of York's Advent book for 2019. Basing his reflections on the readings and prayers in the Book of Common Prayer, Archbishop Sentamu offers fresh spiritual food for the Advent journey - pressed down, shaken together and running over.
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    We Make the Road by Walking: A Year Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation

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    We Make the Road by Walking is a year's worth of reflections on the Bible. Working with the framework of the church year, they provide a Genesis-to-Revelation overview of the Bible that can be used in a number of ways: a year of church services, a year of weekly dinner-dialogue gatherings, a year of classes or online interactions, a series of retreats, or simply a rich reading experience. Brian McLaren explores what it means to be alive in the way of Christ - reading, praying, meditating, discussing and acting our way through God's word to us, the Bible.
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    On the Threshold of Transformation
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    On the Threshold of Transformation: Daily Meditations for Men

    For men, pain is very real. So is the power to transform it. In one of the opening meditations of this book, male spirituality expert Richard Rohr writes, "We need to fail, to fall, to jump into the central mystery of our own existence, or we'll have no way of finding our true path." Those words serve as the starting point for a potentially transformative experience, one in which men come to grips with the fact that some form of suffering or letting go is essential to achieving wholeness, holiness, and happiness. With nearly every man dealing with some form of hurt in his life, On the Threshold of Transformation acknowledges the pain and deals with it directly and redemptively. While much of our culture today would have us believe that failure and suffering are inherently bad, Fr. Rohr helps men see that pain--in whatever form it takes--is a primary doorway through which they can pass to reach their authentic, best selves, which is where they will truly encounter God. Ultimately, this book of 366 daily meditations helps men learn how to transform their pain so they don't pass it on. With Fr. Rohr as their guide, the path to male spiritual transformation can be found and followed.
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    The Gospel in the Willows: Forty meditations inspired by The Wind in the Willows

    The Gospel in the Willows comprises 40 daily readings and meditations which may be used through Lent or any other period of the year.

    'Leslie Francis has achieved a most original and enchanting book by drawing out the wisdom embedded in Kenneth Grahame's classic, The Wind in the Willows, and weaving it into a profoundly Christian pattern which glows with spiritual truths simply expressed.

     

    This journey along the river of life with Ratty and Mole is indeed a revelation – for Jesus is their fellow-traveller in the meditations and prayers which Professor Francis has so skilfully crafted. To fuse the New Testament with an Edwardian novel in this way is not only to take a magnificently bold creative step but also to illustrate yet again that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Susan Howatch

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    Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing

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    Pangolins and polar bears, olms, lemurs, and leopards. We share this beautiful blue-green globe with creatures magnificent, delicate, intricate―and now vanishing at a faster rate than at any other time in Earth’s history. Spend Lent with twenty-five of these wild ones. Vivid descriptions of their lives will fill readers with wonder―and grief at what they suffer on a planet shaped by human choices. Their stories thaw our stiff hearts and wake us to greater compassion―which is what Lent, meaning “springtime,” has always been for. These stories also wake in us a wild hope that from all this death and ruin, something new could rise. The promise of Lent is that something new will rise. In fact, as these stories also attest, our hope, though wild, is not impossible and is already loose in the world. "Wild Hope is the only book whose table of contents alone gave me chills. Here’s the deal: the living world, life on planet Earth, is sacred. Author Gayle Boss yearns to show us that we live in a miracle. And she succeeds in showing us that we are not alone on this holy planet. This is a beautifully elegant, deeply excellent book, pursued by grace on every page, in every stunning illustration." ―Carl Safina, ecologist, NYT bestselling author of Beyond Words and Becoming Wild; MacArthur Fellow and founder of The Safina Center
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    Watch for the Light
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    Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

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    This hardback anthology – from Thomas Aquinas to Gustavo Guitierrez, Meister Eckhart to Annie Dillard, John Donne to Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther to Eberhard Arnold – offers wisdom, beauty, and spiritual nourishment from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary writers. With a selection for every day from the beginning of Advent to Epiphany, Watch for the Light can be opened at leisure or followed as a guide to daily devotions. Either way, its subtle and beautiful reflections on the true meaning of the season will give new dimension to the phrase 'holiday preparations'.
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    Whispers from the edge of eternity
    Whispers from the edge of eternity
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    Whispers from the Edge of Eternity

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    Whispers from the Edge of Eternity – Charles Ringma (Reflections on Life and Faith in a Precarious World) The Christian journey is far more complex than an evolutionary upward movement. There are strange contours in the road. Faith is the evidence of things unseen, but it also has its uncertainties, and our healing is far from complete. Moreover, we continue to live in a world where there is so much injustice. This meditational reader seeks to reflect something of this kind of textured picture of the Christian journey. Whispers from the Edge of Eternity contains daily Scripture readings and reflections on many issues of the Christian life. Throughout this book Charles Ringma mediates the wisdom of theologians, philosophers, novelists, and writers on Christian spirituality from across the centuries, challenging us to experience God not only times of prosperity, but also in the shadows of pain and suffering. Readers will be encouraged in the journey of discipleship by such diverse voices as St. Augustine, Blaise Pascal, Dorothy Day and Henri Nouwen.
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    A Year with Thomas Merton
    A Year with Thomas Merton
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    A Year with Thomas Merton

    365 days of inspiration from the personal journals of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the past century. This volume draws from his journals and papers to present, each day, a thought-provoking insight or observation appropriate to the season. Each month begins with one of Merton's delightful pen and ink drawings or black-and-white photographs. 'What matters most is secret, not said. This begins to be the most real and most certain dimension.' Thomas Merton
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    Simple ways
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    Simple ways

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    Simple Ways – Towards the Sacred – by Gunilla Norris A profound and poetic celebration of our search for the Sacred, Simple Ways invites us to discover that the meaning of our lives can be found and experienced exactly where we are. “Simple Ways” is a book to live rather than read. Gunilla Norris doesn’t tell you what to see, but how to see. She doesn’t tell you where to go, but how to know when you have arrived.
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    Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
    Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
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    Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

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    With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgical experts, Shane Claiborne, Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro have created Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals. This universal prayer book allows readers to greet each day together, remembering significant dates and Christian heroes in church history, as well as important historic dates in the struggle for freedom and justice. There are morning prayers for each day of the year, evening prayers for each of the seven days of the week, a midday prayer to be repeated throughout the year, and prayers for special occasions. In addition there are morning prayers for Holy Week. Common Prayer also includes a unique song book composed of music and classic lyrics to more than fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church.
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