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    Celtic Lent: 40 days of devotions to Easter

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    This inspirational book takes the reader through the 40 days of Lent to the celebration of Easter through the eyes and beliefs of Celtic Christianity. Drawing on primary sources of pastoral letters, monastic rules and theological teaching of the Celtic church, the author presents a different perspective on the cross of Christ and draws us to see our own life journeys with a new and transforming vision.
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    Dethroning Mammon: Making money serve grace

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    In his first full-length book, Justin Welby looks at the subject of money and materialism. Designed for study in the weeks of Lent leading up to Easter, Dethroning Mammon reflects on the impact of our own attitudes, and of the pressures that surround us, on how we handle the power of money, called Mammon in this book. Who will be on the throne of our lives? Who will direct our actions and attitudes? Is it Jesus Christ, who brings truth, hope and freedom? Or is it Mammon, so attractive, so clear, but leading us into paths that tangle, trip and deceive? Archbishop Justin explores the tensions that arise in a society dominated by Mammon's modern aliases, economics and finance, and by the pressures of our culture to conform to Mammon's expectations. Following the Gospels towards Easter, this book asks the reader what is means to dethrone Mammon in the values and priorities of our civilisation and in our own existence. In Dethroning Mammon, Archbishop Justin challenges us to use Lent as a time of learning to trust in the abundance and grace of God.
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    Reconciliation

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    The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2019 Global in scope, but homing in on the role ordinary people play in conflict and division, Reconciliation enables Christians to engage confidently in a ministry bequeathed to us by Christ himself. The book issues a vibrant call to the Church to support and strengthen relationships among church members; to cross borders to build connections with different denominations; and to maintain open attitudes towards our neighbours from other religions and ideologies. Forty biblically based meditations introduce topics such as impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness to the other and peace with justice. Questions for reflection are included, making Reconciliation suitable for use at weekly gatherings or for everyday devotion during Lent.
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    A Beautiful Friendship: A Lent Course

    A Beautiful Friendship is a new Lent course that offers a fresh perspective on one of the classic movies of our time. Casablanca has many well-known lines and scenes, but it also deals with powerful themes of love, loss, faith and sacrifice that can help us reflect on the message of the Gospel at Lent. The course comprises five weekly sessions exploring:
        • Waiting in the wilderness
        • Lamenting and lost lovE
        • Seeing God's bigger picture
        • Standing up for our beliefs
        • The power of self-sacrificial love
    PLEASE NOTE: THE DVD OF THE FILM IS NOT INCLUDED  
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    Abraham: A journey through Lent

    Everyone know that Abraham is one of the most important characters in the Bible. But why should a man who lived nearly four thousand years ago still matter to Christians today? Join Meg Warner and meet Abraham as you’ve never met him before. Read a story of journeying, challenges, doubts, false turns and unbelievable promises. And through that story encounter a God whose love and faithfulness remain constant despite all our mistakes and uncertainties, and whose promises always come to fulfilment.
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    Another Story Must Begin: A Lent course

    Another Story must begin is an original Lent course based on the film, the novel and the stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Through discussion of some of the themes and principal characters of the epic narrative, the course explores the grace of God, alongside our fallen state and opportunities for redemption. It asks us to reassess what we can do with our lives, both for ourselves and for those around us. Each of the 5 sessions (Fatine and Cosette, The Bishop of Digne, Jean Valjean, Javert, Redemption and Salvation) includes suggestions for using the Oscar-winning film and original novel as inspiration, and provides questions and reflections for group discussion. Each session also includes introductory reading, notes for leaders, related Bible passages and suggested closing prayers. NB: the DVD is not included
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    Approaching Easter

    What controls us? What gives meaning to our lives? How can we live a life shared with others? The seasons of Lent and Easter are traditionally times to reflect upon such fundamental questions as these. In this gentle, reflective book, Jane Williams encourages us to make space for reflection and, in so doing, to draw closer to God. Many of us conceive of Lent as a negative time, a time to give things up. Jane Williams, however, encourages us to hear the good news that God loves us, to try to believe it for ourselves, and then to spend the forty days of the season attempting to find out what that means. In each chapter she blends personal story, spiritual reflection, and quotations from Scripture or other sources to offer an imaginative and powerful way into the meaning of the season.
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    Barefoot Disciple: Walking the way of passionate humility

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    In our celebrity-obsessed culture, humility is unfashionable and too-often dismissed or confused with the cringing, false humility of Uriah Heep. When genuine humility is energised with real passion, fresh and exciting light is shone on the challenge of following Jesus Christ today and humility is rediscovered as a healthy and life-giving virtue, capable of transforming our Blame-Someone-Else society. This is about humility as the deepest kind of realism. It will resonate profoundly with all who are hungry for truth...    Rowan Williams  
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    Barefoot Prayers: A Meditation a Day for Lent and Easter

    "Barefoot Prayers comes from someone with his feet firmly on the ground yet exposed to mystery and to God. These prayers are earthy, with a vulnerability and openness: vibrant with the humus of the earth and the breath of the Spirit." David Adam

    'These are prayers with the all-too-rare quality of being freshly minted and imagined in a different register. They're evocative, playful and searching, and they demand a return visit.' John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford.

    'In this book humility and grace come together to take us on a journey through Lent that will lead us closer to God. This is no easy journey, it is rooted in reality and honesty...There are moments of wonder and joy, times of challenge and struggle, and at the end a simple Amen.' Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference.

     

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    Bread and Wine

    A collection of meditations from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary Christian writers. A time for self-denial, soul searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is a fitting season for daily reading and reflection. Hence this book, which offers meditations from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary Christian writers. Containing selections grouped around such themes as temptation, crucifixion, resurrection, and new life, Bread and Wine can be dipped into at leisure or used as a guide to daily devotions - and returned to at any time of the year for spiritual revitalisation, For breadth of scope and depth of insight, nothing rivals this collection.
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    Breathing Deep: Life in the Spirit of Easter

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    Breathing Deep draws on the stories told in the gospels about the resurrection of Jesus. From the time of their writing and first telling, these stories have been seen as invitations to allow the resurrection to reshape the way that life can be lived. The forty reflections in this book imagine those invitations as gifts for us now, opening up the possibility of something new in our lives, our dreams, our hopes. But they also come with a provocative edge, challenging us to find the courage to live in the spirit of the resurrection when everything seems to gravitate towards death and destruction. The resurrection of Jesus was an extraordinary happening in history, but more than a one-off event. Resurrection reveals that the better, more peaceful and hopeful world we dream of is possible, and that it must first take shape within us.
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    Christ and the Chocolaterie: A Lent course

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    Christ and the Chocolaterie is an original, innovative and lively Lent course inspired by the film Chocolat, which was in turn based on the best selling novel by Joanne Harris. Using the film as a starting point for exploring issues about God, the world and what it means to be human, Hilary Brand has designed five group sessions on the themes of: ● Giving up – the prelude to change ● Giving out – the power of a gift ● Getting wise – the possibility of change ● Getting real – the power of acceptance ● Growing up  – the process of change Each session includes extracts from the film, group discussion, questions, exercises and meditations, suggestions for individual reading and related Bible passages for further daily reading plus notes for group course leaders. Christ and the Chocolaterie also includes appendices on the curious history of chocolate, the unfair economics of chocolate and ideas for a chocolate feast.
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