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    God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent & Christmas

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    A collection of forty-one devotions, from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative intorduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters and Christmas sermons, and a Scripture passage these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.
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    Watch for the Light
    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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  • The Nail
    The Nail
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    The Nail: Being Part of the Passion

    In The Nail key witnesses describe Christ's crucifixion from their points of view. Each character considers the part he or she played in hammering the nails into Jesus. We learn how the Roman Centurion was just following orders, and that Pontius Pilate merely obeyed the wishes of the majority. By vividly expanding these stories and others, Stephen Cottrell invites us to ask ourselves if we would have behaved any differently in those situations.

    Each reflection consists of a biblical reading, a narrative from the perspective of the character and a short prayer. There are also practical suggestions on how to use the book as a fresh and unique Lent study course. The Nail is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also be readily used as an innovative liturgy for Good Friday.

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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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  • The Advent of Peace : A Gospel Journey to Christmas
    The Advent of Peace : A Gospel Journey to Christmas
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  • Simplifying the soul
    Simplifying the soul
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    Simplifying the Soul

    Award-winning author and Benedictine oblate Paula Huston, invites readers to declutter their minds, hearts, relationships and souls in a book of daily Lenten practices woven from the gospels, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and the author's own wealth of experience. Full of practical, down to earth wisdom.
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    Strangely Warmed
    Strangely Warmed
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    Strangely Warmed

    Strangely Warmed is a collection of short pieces which take a wry look at the world and reflect on questions that arise form the everyday. The advertising slogan, the church jumble sale, the Routemaster bus: all can unexpectedly bring us close to God. Reviews of this refreshing book include:'Pious claptrap and hand-wringing sanctimonious drivel. If that is what you are expecting you are going to be sadly disappointed. These meditations from a parish priest are witty, erudite, self-deprecating, eloquent and thoughtful. They are even quite short. Strangely Warmed? Yes, I actually was.' Ian Hislop 'Andrew Rumsey's meditations break the mould of Lent books. His eye for the ridiculous, his ear for the telling, resonating phrase, and his deep but refreshingly different spirituality merge effortlessly. Think Spike Milligan doing Thought for the Day. You will laugh out loud one minute and want to pray out loud the next. Many Christians suffer from irony deficiency. Rumsey might just be the cure.' Tom Wright.
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  • The Things He Said
    The Things He Said
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    The Things He Said: The story of the first Easter Day

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    Many a popular Good Friday devotion is based on Jesus' seven last words from the Cross. But there isn't the same emphasis on the words Jesus spoke on Easter Day - words, as it were, from an empty tomb. Following the resurrection, we would expect the triumphant 'I have risen from the dead!' Yet Jesus' statements are so different, so apparently unremarkable, that they are often overlooked. Each Gospel gives a different account of the very first words of the risen Lord. This book reveals how these words, and the events that followed, speak to us as powerfully as the words from the cross. They illuminate our understanding of the resurrection, helping us to penetrate its meaning and significance. They also speak of God's purpose for us today as we try to discover what it means to be an Easter people. The Christian faith stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus; without it, says St Paul, we are to be most pitied. In this revelatory book of surprising reflections, Stephen Cotterell's retelling of the Easter story encourages us to slow down and hear it properly - perhaps for the very first time.
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    Simple ways
    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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  • Jesus Christ - the alpha and the omega
    Jesus Christ - the alpha and the omega
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    Jesus Christ – the alpha and the omega

    As we pass through the weeks of Lent, our gaze is drawn ineluctably to the Son of God. The crucified Christ fills our gaze as we move closer to Easter, but in order to grasp more fully the scope and significance of his supreme sacrifice, we need to embrace and believe in the whole Christ, Alpha and Omega, rather than focusing only on isolated aspects of his life, such as his teaching or his example - or even his death and resurrection. There are two journeys to make in this book. The first takes us on an extended exploration of the person and work of Jesus Christ, from the word present before the creation to the Messiah reigning in glory at the end of time. The second journey is one of devotion and discipleship through the events of Holy Week, a journey made in the light of the earlier exploration and enriched by all that we have learned as a result.
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  • The Things He Carried
    The Things He Carried
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    The Things He Carried

    The narrative of Holy Week is powerful and painful but, because we know how the story ends, it's easy to gloss over the difficult details and stay in the comfort zone of our understanding. Stephen Cotterell brings home, vividly and poignantly, the physical reality of the Passion story. This is a book to stimulate thought, provoke discussion and create space for contemplation. 'In order to understand the cross you need to stand under it...with the imagination and well as the mind...This book aims to help in that process...But however you use it - on your own or with others - I hope you will receive some small appreciation of just how much the cross weighs, and maybe pick it up yourself.' From the Introduction.
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    Seize the Day
    Seize the Day
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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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    Windows on a Hidden World : Exploring the Advent Landscape
    Windows on a Hidden World : Exploring the Advent Landscape
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    Windows on a Hidden World : Exploring the Advent Landscape

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    As a priest, married to a vicar, with four school-age children, Jane Maycock is all too familiar with the struggle not to be engulfed by busyness in the run-up to Christmas. As a result, the reflections she has written here are engagingly infused with real-life happenings, even as they invite us to stop and consider what Advent really means. Drawing on the insights of biblical authors, poets such as Robert Southwell, and contemporary hymn writers including Timothy Dudley-Smith, this lovely book presents a series of windows through which we can explore the main ideas surrounding the season. We are taken through the themes of wilderness and of God’s choice, and examine the place of conflict and confrontation in Christian faith. We look deeply at the familiar nativity scene and at the idea of the second coming. Underpinning Windows on a Hidden World is the conviction that we are bound up in an intimate relationship with a God of love. And as we take a little time out – from 1 to 25 December – to explore the Advent landscape in these daily readings, we will be encouraged to respond to the wonder of God’s tender nearness with hope and joy.
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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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  • Do nothing Christmas is coming
    Do nothing Christmas is coming
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    Do nothing Christmas is coming

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    Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year. It can also be one of the most stressful. So, rather than a chocolate Advent calendar, Do Nothing: Christmas is Coming offers you an Advent countdown with a difference. From 1 December all the way through to Christmas Day, Stephen Cotterell give you short, practical steps that you can take each day to slow down, take time out - and enjoy getting ready for Christmas.
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  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Henri Nouwen
    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Henri Nouwen
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    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Henri Nouwen

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    Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most beloved and well-read spiritual authors of our time. His works are popular among Christians of all denominations. This book of Advent and Christmas Wisdom will both challenge you and warm your heart during your annual preparation for the Lord's coming. Through the quotes, Nouwen share with the reader his own journey of waiting while seeking the Lord. Advent is that period of great anticipatory joy to prepare for the celebration of Christ's arrival in Bethlehem as a helpless infant. The date commemorating his birth begins the Christmas cycle of the liturgical year, a cycle that runs through the Sunday after the feast of the Epiphany. This book is designed to be used during the entire period from the First Sunday of Advent to the end of the Christmas season. Reflections for each day in this book begin with the words of Henri Nouwen taken from various sources of his writings. Following that quotation is an excerpt from Scripture related to the quote. Next is a small prayer based on the quote and the Scripture passage. Finally, an activity is suggested for applying the messages to one's daily life. All devotees of Nouwen will appreciate the applications made of his words of wisdom for daily living. Any Christian who is serious about his or her search for the Lord will cherish this book and want to use it from year to year.
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  • Advent and Christmas wisdom from GK Chesterton
    Advent and Christmas wisdom from GK Chesterton
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    Advent and Christmas wisdom from GK Chesterton

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    Advent and Christmas Wisdom from GK Chesterton is like an invitation to laugh and think from a friend and mentor. To quote the author: 'People are losing the power to enjoy Christmas through identifying it with enjoyment. When once they lose sight of the old suggestion that it is all about something, they naturally fall into blank pauses of wondering what it is all about. To be told to rejoice on Christmas Day is reasonable and intelligible, if you understand the name, or even look at the word. To be told to rejoice on the twenty-fifth of December is like being told to rejoice at quarter-past eleven on Thursday week. You cannot suddenly be frivolous unless you believe there is a serious reason for being frivolous.'

    GK Chesterton The New War on Christmas December 26 1925

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    Barefoot Disciple
    Barefoot Disciple
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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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    Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen
    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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    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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    A Year with Aslan
    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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  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Thomas Merton
    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Thomas Merton
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    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Thomas Merton

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    Advent and Christmas are special times for all Christians. The spiritual longing of the Advent season can only be satisfied by the joy and celebration of a Christmas focused on Jesus' birth in our hearts. Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Thomas Merton give readers the opportunity to experience Advent and Christmas in a way that unwraps the spiritual joy, allowing it to shine brighter that all the tinsel and trappings that can blind our eyes to the deeper meaning of the season. This book is arranged for use on every day of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Each day's reflection begins with a scriptural quotation, continues with a thought from the writings of Thomas Merton, and concludes with a prayer for the day. Merton's writing capture the familiar themes of the season: the Incarnation, anticipation, angels, giving, and many others - each drawing us closer to the joy of welcoming the Saviour into our lives. An appendix includes a suggested plan for using each day's meditation as part of a morning or evening prayer.
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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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    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with St Francis
    Advent and Christmas Wisdom with St Francis
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    Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St Francis of Assisi

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    The much loved Saint Francis of Assisi discarded the trappings of wealth and found Christ in the simple life. Through daily meditations, Scripture readings, and action-based spiritual exercises written for the Advent and Christmas season, we are each invited to examine our spiritual life, to listen to the wisdom of Saint Francis and to follow in the footsteps of Christ. St Francis of Assisi calls us to embrace a life of radical Christian discipleship. For Francis, to live the life of a disciple of Christ meant that one had to embrace the poverty and humility of Christ as made manifest in Christ's own birth. This Advent and Christmas, let Saint Francis guide you in finding the great expression of God's overflowing love for each one of us through reflection and prayer.
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