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    Be stronger than each storm in me A4 print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    This artwork is inspired by a verse in the Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

         Christ of the mysteries, can I trust you to be stronger than each storm in me?

    We read that Brendan and his companions cried out in prayer as they encountered storms on the ocean, trusting God as they sailed on in search of the land of promise. In Mark 6 we find Jesus’s disciples in a boat straining against the wind and becoming terrified as they see Jesus walking out to them over the water. He calls out to his disciples ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ As he climbs into the boat the wind ceases. We too can cry out to God when we find ourselves in the midst of life’s storms trusting that Jesus is with us always.

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    Born to Fly: A handbook for butterflies-in-waiting

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    Sometimes it can feel as though we are living in the worst of times – a world of chaos, uncertainty and breakdown. But could this also be the best of times – a crucible of change in which a wiser and more spiritually mature future is being forged? The stars are most clearly visible in the deepest darkness. The butterfly emerges out of the worst meltdown of the chrysalis. In  Born to Fly, Margaret Silf helps us to explore what it would mean for each of us to be such an emerging butterfly – to be an agent of spiritual transformation in our own lives and in the world around us. What kind of future do we desire for ourselves, for those who follow after us, and for the whole of creation? And if the choices we make today are shaping that future, how might we learn to make those choices more wisely? The second part of the book takes us on a gentle journey in five stages through the process of transformation mapped out for us by the caterpillar as it changes from a pesky garden grub, taking what it wants without regard for the rest of creation, to a butterfly, giving life wherever it lands? Born to Fly is designed to be read for personal reflection and inspiration, or alongside fellow readers, with suggestions for further discussion. It is a companion book to Margaret Silf's Hidden Wings.
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    Buying God: Consumerism and Theology

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    Christians are deeply concerned about consumerism, but lack the tools to be able to engage robustly in the debate about its future. Economists obfuscate, politicians polarise, and church leaders bluff. While desire to consume is a fundamentally human trait, consumerism offers only illusory satisfaction. Yet Christianity happens to be unusually well-equipped to lead the fight against Mammon's most alluring secular narratives. Consumerism is human action, so it can as easily be redemptive as it can be parasitical. We just need to consume for God instead. Drawing on the Church's rich traditions of Social Liturgy, Buying God calls on the Christian community to renew its confidence and strength in proclaiming this good news. Uniting theoretical work on theology, capitalism and consumerism with a scheme of detailed practical action, the book explores how we can wean ourselves off the material and on to the eternal through prayer, example and vibrant social action. Current copy in stock has very slight damage hence the reduced price
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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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    Finding Silence: 52 Meditations for Daily Living

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    James Roose-Evans' list of accomplishments is formidable. Fifty years ago he founded the Hampstead Theatre. Thirty-five years ago he set up the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit. He has written seventeen books and directed countless plays, including the award-winning adaptation of 84 Charing Cross Road. He is an ordained, non-stipendiary Anglican priest and continues to direct, to teach, to write – and to meditate. Finding Silence grows out of the work of a group he leads in London which meets regularly for meditation. It is one of many hundreds of such groups today, gathering in one another's houses, transcending all differences of religion, colour, race, gender, as people increasingly seek a deeper meaning to their lives. James' first book on meditation, Inner Journey: Outer Journey went into three editions and led to his being much in demand at workshops and retreats. Finding Silence is the result of numerous requests for him to compose a collection of practical but inspiring thoughts about meditation, creativity and spirituality.
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    God in Pain: The mystery of suffering

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    We need a God who knows about pain

    To speak of God in pain, says Barbara Brown Taylor, is to embrace both the biblical accounts of Christ's suffering and death, and also the God who is present in our pain. This wise and compassionate book seeks to understand that presence with characteristic grace, sensitivity, profound biblical insight and truthfulness to human experience. Part One explores the ways that God's presence can be discerned in the pains we experience in life: disillusionment, despair, betrayal, anger, enmity, family feuds, insult and injury. A series of reflections on biblical texts asks whether any good news can be found in pain. Part Two contemplates God's suffering in the unique pain of Good Friday. Reflecting on the story of Christ's crucifixion, Barbara Brown Taylor goes in search of what God went to such great lengths to reveal to us. God in Pain engages with life's most complex mystery with honesty and finds grounds for hope.
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    Help me to journey beyond the familiar 210mm square print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    Painted whilst on retreat at Nether Springs, the Mother House of the Northumbria Community,  this artwork is inspired by a verse in the Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

        Lord, I will trust You, help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. 

    Brendan’s journey begins as his heart is stirred by a vision that takes him beyond his present circumstances and surroundings. In Genesis 12 we find Abram, who like Brendan, followed the call of God to leave the familiar comforts of home and venture towards the land of promise. Sometimes we hear that call ourselves, but oftentimes it is discomfort or the unexpected which proves to be the catalyst that opens us afresh to seeking out new ways as we journey in trust.

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    Hidden Wings: Emerging from troubled times with new hope and deeper wisdom

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    You must become the change you long for. Fine words, a great vision, but where to begin? We caterpillars know. From the moment we are conceived in our parents' mating dance, we already contain the cells that hold our future butterfly. Let us tell you our story... Tumultuous changes are occurring in the world around us, and the structures and values by which we have charted our lives seem to be collapsing. Many of us are struggling to plot a spiritual path through this unfamiliar landscape, and to believe in a positive future. Hidden Wings is a book offering hope and understanding. Using the example of a caterpillar entering the devastating, world-altering stage of the chrysalis, before emerging – transformed – as a butterfly, Margaret Silf helps us to see that these times of chaos could in fact be an opportunity for profound spiritual transformation.
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    Letters from the Desert

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    At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Carretto was summoned by a voice that said: 'Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love.' Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers of Jesus and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld. Among the fruits of Brother Carlo's response was Letters from the Desert, the first and most popular of his many books. Its life affirming message has inspired countless readers in a dozen languages. Simply, it reminds us that in the evening of our lives we will be judged by love.
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    My times are still in Your hands 210mm square print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    Painted whilst on retreat at Nether Springs, the Mother House of the Northumbria Community, this artwork is inspired by a verse in Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

    I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are still in Your hand. 

    Brendan and his companions spent years on the sea as they searched for, and eventually found, the promised land. In Psalm 31, King David in the midst of difficulty places his trust in God recalling that his times are in God’s hands. Likewise we are called to trust God in the dark and difficult desert days we can find ourselves in.

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    Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

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    Brandan Robertson's Nomad is one man's compelling account of moving beyond the boundaries of rigid religion, into an expansive true spirituality. Robertson's story is not just his own, but the story of a growing caravan of nomads who are discovering the beauty and complexity of faith and life in fresh ways. This book is a trustworthy companion for anyone who is seeking to discover a new way of being in the world.
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    Ordinary Miracles: Mess, meals and meeting Jesus in unexpected places

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    An inspirational account of mess, meals and miracles!

    When Chris Lane and his friends planted a church on an inner-city estate notorious for crime and deprivation, they could not imagine the rollercoaster ride that awaited. Committed to loving and living in one place – the Langworthy estate in Salford – they have spent 18 years seeing Jesus' hope and healing transforming even the darkest and most desperate situations. At the heart of Ordinary Miracles is an understanding of Jesus' meal table, and how Langworthy Community Church has seen the most unlikely people welcomed into Jesus' kingdom as they share at His table and invite others to do the same. Be encouraged by the radical inclusivity of Jesus' invitation and the remarkable miracles that happen when we eat with him.  
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    Sacred in the City: Seeing the spiritual in the everyday

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    In this beautifully illustrated book, Margaret Silk uncovers the shimmer of the sacred in the familiar places of everyday city living – the places where we work, live and choose to gather – and invites us to notice and respond to its glow in our own surroundings. In her words, The sacred is all around us, all the time. It is the reality in which we live and move and have our being. But it is our own lives that make this holiness incarnate, and make our places of living and working sacred, and therefore life-giving to all. This book will guide and inspire you too, to notice and engage with this transforming presence in places where you might least expect to find it.
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    Taking my God for a walk: A publisher on pilgrimage

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    Ho do you spend a long-overdue sabbatical? Tony Collins chose to walk the 490 miles of the Camino, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. He was deliberately stepping out of his comfort zone: undertaking a pilgrimage through a land whose language he did not speak, into a culture far removed from his own, in search of sources of reverence. He had expected the Way to be arduous, and so it proved. But he had not expected so bracing an internal journey, is battered soul laid down for examination, past errors offered up for scrutiny. He hadn't expected such moments of intense spiritual encounter, nor so many previous friendships, not so much fun. He discovered, above all, as many have before him, that the Way leaves an indelible mark.
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    The Luminous Web: Faith, science and the experience of wonder

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    The renowned author Barbara Brown Taylor reflects on two different worlds knowledge, science and faith, that are often set in opposition to one another. The one is said to rely on observable fact; the other on subjective belief. With her customary skill and grace, Barbara Brown Taylor demonstrates that these distinctions do not hold. She seeks to discover what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith, why scientists often sound like poets and why physicists call on the language of imagination, beauty and mystery that is also found in scripture. Both science and religion, she finds, are dedicated to searching for truth. Both experience awe. Both are vulnerable to error, but are open to the wonder of discovery. Both are prone to desiring certainty. Both admit that there is an essential messiness to life that makes it unpredictable, that experience will always trip us up no matter what our beliefs, yet both see a symmetry and order that holds things together. Whether our understanding of the origins of the world rests in theoretical physics or God, The Luminous Web opens our eyes afresh to the wonder of creation, where we each belong and where nothing – not even the hairs of our head or a butterfly's wings – is without immense significance.
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    Unpopular Culture

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    Money is the key to happiness Work hard, play hard Look out for number one

    Popular culture is full of phrases like these, telling us the best way to love, the right things to buy, the right body shape to have, the right people to hang out with. These messages are everywhere we look, 24 hours a day. But what if there was another way to live? What is we choose to love differently: to stand against injustice, to live life for more than just ourselves, to dare to be unpopular? Guvna B is rebelling against the status quo, and he's calling you to join him. It's time to flip the script, to demonstrate another way to live, to find freedom in going against the grain. It's time for unpopular culture to take the stage.
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    A Blessing and Comfort Prayer Book

    A collection of original prayers and complimentary Bible passages. Use the prayers in this book to bless people at significant moments in their lives, the words of comfort in the second part of the book may be used at any time.  The booklet comprises of prayers, Bible passages and pictures which can be coloured in.
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    Brigid Liturgy booklet

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    A 16 page stapled booklet containing the Brigid liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. The Brigid Liturgy is ideal for use as a house blessing by individuals, families or groups and is easily adapted for a variety of situations. 10% discount when ordering 5 or more copies.
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  • A People on the move
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    A People On The Move

    There is a spirituality in travel, especially when understood from the perspective of the Christian tradition of pilgrimage. Drawing from stories of both the Israelite people and the saintly tradition of pilgrimage, a broad and sustaining vision emerges.
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    Alone Together

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    This booklet, written by Trevor Miller, explores what it means for us to say that we journey 'Alone Together'. As one of the founders of Northumbria Community, Trevor shares his understanding of this central concept as he has lived, studied and prayed it over the past 30 or more years. Chapters include:
    • A Community understanding of the spiritual journey
    • How Alone Together helps us understand the nature of God
    • What Alone Together means for us as a Community and our way of being
    As part of our Gold Series exploring our Core Teaching, this booklet is highly recommended for all those who want to engage more deeply with our Rule of Life of Availability and Vulnerability.
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    Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

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    In sharing words of grace and wisdom, the poet and writer John O'Donohue offers blessings to shelter and comfort us on our journey through life. As he opens our eyes to the natural beauty and splendour of the world that surrounds us, he inspires in us a new confidence and passion for life and helps us to confront key thresholds of human experience. Guided by these blessings and by a reassuring vision of hope and possibility for the present and the future, we begin to recognise that our relationships with one another and even the most seemingly insignificant rituals which frame our days, are crucial to our emotional and spiritual well-being. Through his poetic blessings, John O'Donohue also ignites in us a greater understanding of our innate qualities and, perhaps for the first time, we experience a true sense of belonging in this often troubled world. Drawing on the heritage of ancient Celtic thought and imagination, Benedictus is, ultimately a sanctuary of peace and a gentle, illuminating gift of light on our path through this world.
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    Seven Sacred Spaces

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    George Lings spent an extended time with us at the Northumbria Community in 2009 and during this and other visits and studies brought together some key thinking about healthy communities. George Lings spent an extended time with us at the Northumbria Community in 2009 and during this and other visits and studies brought together some key thinking about healthy communities. During his stay he facilitated a teaching and discussion weekend around this and other topics and it was during this weekend that George admits he added the seventh sacred space - the chapter house. There is an audio series which compliments this booklet available (see related products below). What makes a healthy Christian community? George Lings, director of Church Army's Research Unit, believes we have much to learn from monastic communities. His travels this year have included visits to Taiz
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    Prayer Beads

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    Wooden beads plus a metal celtic cross that can be held in the hand as an aid to prayer. Rob Davies, who has lost his sight and puts these together with the help of his wife, finds that holding the cross and using the individual beads helps him to keep praying. Others have also found them very helpful and we commend them. The pack contains suggestions as to how the beads might best be used, showing how each bead can be used to pray through the Midday Office from Celtic Daily Prayer. Colours may vary. A small number of packs containing beads in the form of a string rather than a loop are available on request. Please email the office.
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    Walking with Grief Bookmark

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    The poem 'Walking with grief' (from the 'In the shadow of death' section of Celtic Daily Prayer) was written by Andy Raine, one of the founders of the Northumbria Community. It has proved to be of enormous help to countless people all over the world who are struggling with loss, particularly bereavement. This presents the words in the form of a bookmark that can easily be given to somebody in these circumstances, so that they may often remind themselves of the words.
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  • Calm me O Lord
    Calm me O Lord
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    Calm me O Lord: A6 postcard

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    These words by David Adam form part of the Felgild Compline (for Wednesday each week) in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A5 poster and and A6 greetings card.
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    Walking with Grief: A6 postcard

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    This poem by Andy Raine has been a source of comfort and help to many who are bereaved and grieving. The words are also to be found in Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. The poem is also available in this design as an A6 greetings card and, with a different calligraphic design by Pam French, as an A4 poster. A book mark version is also available.
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  • A Prayer in Brokenness
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    A Prayer in Brokenness: A6 postcard

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    This A6 Postcard is printed with the words of 'A Prayer in Brokenness' which you can also find in the section of Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins entitled 'In Difficult Times'.
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  • A Prayer in Time of Darkness
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    A Prayer in Time of Darkness: A6 postcard

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    This A6 Postcard is printed with the words of 'A Prayer in Time of Darkness' which can also be found in the section of Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins entitled 'In Difficult Times'.
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    A Blessing for Wilderness Times: DL Postcard

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    A DL format postcard with the Blessing from the end of the Small boat, great big sea Communion liturgy in Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2: Farther Up and Farther In which reads: When you no longer know how to be, may the Father take you on your deeper journey. When you no longer know what to do, may the Spirit reveal to you your fitting task. When all feels lost or foreign, may you know your home in Christ. On the path that is before you, may you have companions for the journey, may you find Christ in the stranger, and may you know the love and blessing of God.
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  • May the peace (yellow)
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    May the peace (yellow): A6 postcard

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    This is the blessing from Morning Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A5 poster and an A6 Greetings card.
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    A Retreat with Thomas Merton

    The celebrated spiritual writer Thomas Merton remains one of the most influential voices of our day. His many books have become modern spiritual classics and he opened up the riches of the monastic tradition for many. Here, Esther de Waal devises a seven day personal or group retreat programme using extracts from Thomas Merton's writings and a selection of the photography for which he was also renowned. She creates a retreat that can be made at home, at a centre or on holiday, over a week or a period of weeks. The focus of each of the seven days is: The Call; Response; The Solitary Within; Encounter With Christ; The Demands of Love; Common and Natural and Ordinary; Integration.
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  • A Silent Action
    A Silent Action
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    A Silent Action: engagements with Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton's life, especially once he had become a writer, was to a great extent one of dialogue with people who were distant, both geographically and historically. In these probing and perceptive studies, Rowan Williams looks closely at the key intellectual and spiritual relationships that emerge in Merton's writings, exploring the impact on him of thinkers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Karl Barth, William Blake, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Olivier Clement, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Paul Evdokimov, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Vladimir Lossky, John Henry Newman, Boris Pasternak and St John of the Cross.
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  • A Simplified Life
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    A Simplified Life

    As many people face the prospect of enforced change in their lives as western economies falter, this account of a life of radical simplicity freely chosen offers gentle life-giving wisdom for our times. A Simplified Life tells the story of what made a young Cambridge-educated woman embark on a solitary life, literally on the edge of the world with only a simple hut for shelter against the elements, and how that experience continues to nourish and enrich her today.
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    Do not hurry A6 greetings card

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    This poem by Andy Raine, one of the founders of the Community, has proved immensely powerful to many walking through the dark night of bereavement and is particularly appropriate for somebody who is grieving. This design is printed on good quality card and is also available as an A6 postcard. An A4 poster is also available with the same poem as a calligraphic design by Pam French.
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  • May the peace (yellow)
    May the peace (yellow)
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    May the peace (yellow) A4 poster

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    This is the blessing from Morning Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A5 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
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    A Tree Full of Angels

    The Modern Catholic Classic that Helps You See the Sacred in Everyday Life I see the first rays of  sunlight shimmering through a maple tree. And then in a twinkling I'm certain. I am standing before a tree full of angels dazzling me with their glorious presence. - From A Tree Full of Angels "A personalized invitation to stop, look and listen for God in the here and now... (Wiederkehr) wants us to gather up the crumbs, the little things in our lives, and realise they have the makings of a banquet". Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB, Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas "Challenges us to remember the people in our past with a love that knows we will meet again, and look forward to the future with hope that God who so feeds us today has sent us an even greater banquet". Reverend Nicholas Ayo, University of Notre Dame Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, is a member of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She directs retreats and workshops throughout the United States and is the author of The Song of the Seed and Seasons of Your Heart.
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  • See that ye be
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    See that ye be A4 poster

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    This prayer is 'Columba's Blessing' from Evening Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. St Columba was an Irish monk who established the mission base on the island of Iona from which Scotland was evangelised. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A5 poster.
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    Accidental Saints. Finding God in All the Wrong People

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    What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls 'a religious but not-so-spiritual life.' Tattooed, angry, and profane, this unlikely priest stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people―a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these 'accidental saints,' Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace―a gift that often feels less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit by a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike. Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today’s most important religious voices.
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  • 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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    ACTS: A4 signed print

    Created: 1998 Words: Adore the Lord your God - He loves you Confess your sin to Him - He forgives you Thank Him for His mercy - He conquered death Surrender your desires - He is Life Background: Created using a long known formula for prayer which I was taught during confirmation classes at the age of fourteen. The traditional words are Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication and they make a good framework for any time with God. Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
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    Adam: God’s Beloved

    In the year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen had planned to write a book about the Apostles’ Creed. But then the death of his friend Adam Arnett, a severely handicapped young man from his Daybreak Community, changed his mind. He found that by reflecting on the story of Adam he had found a way of describing his own understanding of the Gospel message, and in Adam, a book completed only weeks before his own death, he has left a fitting reflection of his essential message and legacy.

    Adam could not speak, or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet for Henri Nouwen he became ‘my friend, my teacher and my guide’: it was Adam who led him to a new understanding of his Christian faith and what it means to be Beloved of God.

    Following the structure of the gospels, Henri Nouwen describes Adam’s ‘hidden life’ in the desert of institutionalised care, the ‘public life’ that came about when his family entrusted him to the Daybreak community, his ministry, his miracles, and finally his passion, death and ‘resurrection’. Gradually, under Adam’s instruction, Henri learned to adjust to a new, slower rhythm of life and to speak with the language of the heart. 

    In Adam Henri Nouwen has found a new way to tell God’s story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved, who live in a world charged and alive with the mystery of the incarnation. It becomes a poignant and precious gift.

     

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    Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions

    In this inspiring book, Gerald May describes the processes of attachment that lead to addiction and examines the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. May details the various addictions from which we suffer – not only to alcohol and drugs, but also to work, sex, performance, responsibility and intimacy. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with chemically dependent, May emphasises how addiction represents a doomed attempt to assert complete control over our lives. Addiction & Grace is a compassionate and wise treatment of this important topic, offering a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on a contemplative spirituality. This Plus edition includes two additional essays by Gerald May not included in the hardcover version.
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    Angels
    Angels
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    Angels

    Behind, around, underneath and through the day-to-day world that we inhabit is the song of the angels. It is beautiful, endless, joyful and terrible. It will be sung whether we join in with it or not, but imagine the sensation of stepping into that angel harmony and being caught up in its power and majesty. This is what the angels invite us to do. They long to teach us their song, so that we, with them, can sing a hymn of praise to the glorious universe and its maker.

    Jane Williams

    Many people are fascinated by angels, and some of us believe we have encountered them in our lives. But who are these mysterious beings? And what can they mean for us? In this beautifully illustrated book, Jane Williams traces the story of angels in the Jewish and Christian traditions. She shows us how angels interact with humans at key moments in history, how they not only comfort and encourage, but also help to move people forward in important ways and at special moments. As she explores angelic activity in the Scriptures, the author opens up for us a universe that is far more complex and intriguing than many would believe possible. Angels, she explains, are all around us, but they are only seen when they have a particular job to do. She goes on to examine questions such as:
          • What angels look like
          • Angels as bringers of good news
          • Guardian angels
          • Fallen angels
          • Angels and Jesus
          • Angels after the Bible
    Angels is a book to widen our horizons and to help us set out on a voyage of discovery. It will enchant, intrigue and excite all those ready to begin the journey.
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    As the Rain Hides the Stars CD

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    Celtic inspired worship music. Folky and rootsy songs of faith, love and life from Clare Hunt, Mike Clifford, Tim Thwaites with guest Joe Thwaites. Proceeds from the sale of this CD support the work of Northumbria Community. [playlist ids="8592,8594,8596,8598,8600,8602,8604,8606,8608,8610,8612,8614,8616"]
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    As the Touch
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    As the Touch: A4 signed print

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    Words: Embrace me Lord As the loving parent to a new born babe; As the gentle wave on a windswept shore; As the summer breeze lifts the soaring bird; As the fall of rain on the parched garden soil; As the pure note of song caresses an ear; As the touch on the face from a lover; As the clear starlight falling on a deep, still lake; As the warming sunlight on a butterfly wing; As the brushstroke on a painters canvas; As the soft hug of a much loved toy; As the familiar words of a memorised poem Embrace me O Lord Background: An encouragement to invite God to be intimate with every aspect of our life. Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock
    £11.50
    £11.50
  • As the Touch
    As the Touch
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    As the Touch: A6 greetings card

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    Words: Embrace me Lord As the loving parent to a new born babe; As the gentle wave on a windswept shore; As the summer breeze lifts the soaring bird; As the fall of rain on the parched garden soil; As the pure note of song caresses an ear; As the touch on the face from a lover; As the clear starlight falling on a deep, still lake; As the warming sunlight on a butterfly wing; As the brushstroke on a painters canvas; As the soft hug of a much loved toy; As the familiar words of a memorised poem Embrace me O Lord Background: An encouragement to invite God to be intimate with every aspect of our life.
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    Autumn Leaves: Greetings card

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    Photographic card with 9 images of autumn leaves by Lindsay Grant. Blank inside for your own message
    £2.00
    £2.00
  • 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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    Be stronger than each storm in me: Greetings card

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    Greetings card, supplied with envelope, featuring an original design by Lynda Owen-Hussey that reflects the story of St Brendan's journey of faith. Blank inside. The title is taken from Brendan - in exploration of a vision, a call to risky living in Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. 
    £2.20
    £2.20
  • Becoming Human
    Becoming Human
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    Becoming Human

    In this challenging work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust, and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities.
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    Blessed Are: A4 signed print

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    Created: 2015 Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe. (John 20:29) Background: To be a Christian is to believe in the seemingly impossible. We don’t have the luxury of being able to actually see and touch and hear the voice of Jesus as the Disciples did, we have to settle for a second hand experience of Jesus, but is that entirely true? Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) sums up how we can experience Jesus today and by doing so see the fruits of the legacy He left. Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are his body. When we willingly behave as Jesus did we meet Him in the people and places, we meet Him in the darkness and the pain and in the joy and the hope of living. It isn’t the same as placing our hand in the crucifixion wounds; or sitting at His feet, listening to His voice and the message He gave; and Jesus knew that His followers would feel that loss. So the last words that he spoke on earth were a blessing specifically for you. Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
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    Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person

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    We hear a lot, these days, about 'spirituality', yet the meaning of that word can be hard to pin down. Often it is use in a vague way to refer to the relationship between our 'spirit' and God, resulting in the belief that we can only relate to God with our 'inner' being and not with any other part of ourselves. Within Christianity, this view is commonly based on the assumption that the Bible contrasts the body and all this is physical with the 'spirit' which is good. But is that really what the Bible says? To answer that question, Paula Gooder explores the evidence, dispelling popular misconceptions, and leading us to a deeper understanding of the value of our bodies in the eyes of God.
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    £9.99
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    Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

    True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are. Brene Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation shaped by fear and divisive ideological and political rhetoric. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown sets out a clear roadmap based on the four practices of true belonging that challenge how we think about ourselves, show up with one another, and find our way back to courage and connection.
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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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    Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

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    We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and or world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction - from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we have to sin.
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    Caim
    Caim
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    Caim: A4 signed print

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    Background: Artist Mary Fleeson tells us that...'"Caim" was originally designed as a CD cover for an album of prayers set to music by the same name, therefore the imagery reflects themes of the music included, however as is often the case the illustration evolved into something which speaks beyond the obvious inspiration. The hand seems to reach out in a loving, gentle gesture to caress the face of the Creator, symbolised by the star (Revelation 22:16 ‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.’). The complex knotwork intersperses three overlapping circles which represent the Trinity and the patterns and colours are life patterns, weaving and merging, coloured by experiences, actions and reactions.' Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
  • Caim
    Caim
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    Caim: A6 greetings card

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    Words: None Background: Mary tells us that...‘Caim’ was originally designed as a CD cover for an album of prayers set to music by the same name, therefore the imagery reflects themes of the music included, however as is often the case the illustration evolved into something which speaks beyond the obvious inspiration. The hand seems to reach out in a loving, gentle gesture to caress the face of the Creator, symbolised by the star (Revelation 22:16 ‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.’). The complex knotwork intersperses three overlapping circles which represent the Trinity and the patterns and colours are life patterns, weaving and merging, coloured by experiences, actions and reactions. Printing and Sizing: This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.
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    £1.75
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    Carry Me On CD

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    For nearly 20 years Mark Riley, a Californian by birth, has come to appreciate and embrace the life, culture and sounds of the Hawaiian nation. In order to honour the people and respect the friends and place he now calls home, this recording has involved cultural expressions, natural soundscapes and Hawaiian musicians to help tell Mark's unfolding story of journeying with God on the island of Kauai as well as internationally. The melding of modern music and indigenous Hawaiian instruments on this project is a symbol of different people groups coming together in unity and exploring their God-given heritage and unique musical gifts. [playlist images="false" ids="8781,8783,8785,8787,8791,8793,8795,8797,8799,8801,8803,8805"]   As friends, Mark and I have spent time in each other's community, learning from each other, sharing life's experiences and dreaming dreams. Mark's passion to mesh song with prayer and my heart 'to ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it,' (Jer. 6:16) has been a catalyst for this musical expression of worship.   We are so thankful to those who have shared their stories and given us some understanding of Hawaiian culture and protocol. In our exploration and relationships we have seen God through each other's eyes, learning more of the mysteries of God and tocuhing a little bit of heaven on earth.'   Martin Neil.   All proceeds directly support outreach and ministries of MMI-KAUAI
    £15.00
    £15.00
  • Ancient Paths
    Ancient Paths
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    Ancient Paths CD

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    Anna's first solo album includes some of her 'signature' pieces as well as some songs of her own. Some of you will recognise familiar words from the Complines in Celtic Daily Prayer drawn from Carmina Gadelica and other traditional sources. Here they are set to Anna's own music which has emerged over the years of saying and singing these night-time prayers with her children, Joel and Martha. Anna says, 'I hope you will want to play this album often and that it will capture something of the rhythm of the tides, the sounds of the island and also its stillness.'
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    £12.00
  • Blessings and journeys
    Blessings and journeys
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    Blessings and journeys CD

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    This compilation has been put together by the Lindisfarne Scriptorium in order to introduce the music of three very different sources to a wider market. The band Iona, with its unique sounds mining the rich seams of our Celtic Christian heritage, is represented by Revelation, Here I stand, Columcille and Edge of the World. The singer and composer Jeff Johnson, with his inspirational vocals producing soundscapes of wonder and beauty, is represented by Benediction, Psalmus Theme, Bless the Lord, Navigatio and A Door into Heaven. The Northumbria Community's music is represented by One Thing I Have Asked (from Morning Prayer), I Bind unto Myself This Day (from Waymarks), May the Peace of the Lord Christ (from Morning Prayer), Haven Song (from Waymarks) and My Prayer for You (from Songs of Blessing). Though the musical style of each is very distinctive, these musicians all share a common desire to journey seeking God's mercy and blessing; and in turn to be a blessing to others - especially through their music. Enjoy this thoughtful collection of tracks as a spur to meditation and prayer - or just for the sheer enjoyment of the music. (And may it also prove a spur to the purchase of the albums represented here!) [playlist images="false" ids="8808,8810,8812,8814,8816,8818,8719,8822,8824,8904,8906,8908,8910,8912"]
    £12.00
    £12.00
  • Carmina Gadelica
    Carmina Gadelica
    £20.00

    Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations

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    Carmina Gadelica is an anthology of poems and prayers from the Gaelic oral tradition, the most comprehensive ever collected. They came from communities all over the Highlands and Islands of Scotlad, were often shared or performed in the evening ceilidh and therby passed on from generation to generation. Alexander Carmichael complied the collection in the second half of the nineteenth century, and in doing so created a lasting record of a culture and way of life that has now largely disappeared. In the Introduction, Carmichael recounts with great warmth and evident pleasure the hospitality which he received from the people whose songs and stories he was anxious to record "I have three regrets -" he says, "that I had not been earlier collecting, that I have not been more diligent in collecting, and that I am not better qualified to treat what I have collected." Nevertheless, Carmina Gadelica quickly became an invaluable resource for those wanting to study and understand Gaelic culture and for those wanting to experience the beauty and wisdom of its oral literature.
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    Celtic Parables Classics
    Celtic Parables Classics
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    Celtic Parables: Stories, Poems and Prayers

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    Never mock what others say.  Perhaps their words are full of nonsense. Perhaps they are trying to puff themselves up. Perhaps they like hearing the sound of their voices. Perhaps they are trying to deceive their hearers. Perhaps they are foolish and dim. Perhaps they are more clever than wise. Yet amidst the useless clay You ay find jewels beyond price. The word of God is in every heart, And can speak through every voice. Never mock (p.104) This collection of stories, meditations, poems and prayers evokes the authentic spirit of Celtic Christianity. Capturing the atmosphere of parables passed down through generations, it shows the human warmth, respect for the natural world and robust, down-to-earth qualities for which Celtic spirituality is so greatly valued. With its rich treasury of material – most of it previously unavailable in modern editions – Celtic Parables offers a fresh lively introduction to the Celtic world. It will appeal to all those fascinated by our Celtic heritage and the way it speaks directly to us today.
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    £9.99
  • Celtic Roots and Rhythms Boxed Set
    Celtic Roots and Rhythms Boxed Set
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    Celtic Roots and Rhythms 3-CD Box Set

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    3 CD collection by Nick and Anita Haigh: Heartcry, Homecoming and Haven. There have been few more authentic Celtic musical projects over the past few years than Nick and Anita Haigh's Celtic Roots and Rhythms series. Their exceptional musical gifts enthuse this wonderful collection of songs, airs and dance tunes, inspired by the spirituality of the early Celtic Christians, and rooted in the Irish musical tradition. They seek to express a fervent desire to encounter Christ in the ordinariness of every day, and His peace through the journey of life's changing seasons.
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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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    Christ Centred Living
    Christ Centred Living
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    Christ Centred Living: A6 greetings card

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    Words: None Background: Mary tells us that...'This piece was the result of meditating on what defines a Christ centred life . I wanted to show the fruitfulness that comes from a life rooted in the cross of Christ and the refreshment and cleansing available to us. In the spirals I wanted to express the vibrancy of a Christ-centred life and four aspects of life; birth, death, spirituality and growth. Each arm of the spiral, each aspect of life, is cross hatched and bumpy with patches of light and dark, showing the erratic nature of living. Each arm ends but its outline turns back towards the cross, showing that everything came from God and returns to God.' Printing and Sizing: This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.
    £1.75
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    Christ Empowered Living
    Christ Empowered Living
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    Christ in the Wilderness: Reflecting on the Paintings by Stanley Spencer

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    The remarkable English painter Stanley Spencer produced a series of works entitled Christ in the Wilderness (1939-54), portraying the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness. These beautiful and compelling images give us a startling insight into Jesus' vocation and his own understanding of his ministry. They show his great love for nature and affinity with all creation. Stephen Cottrell reflects on five of the Christ in the Wilderness paintings, and reveals them to be a rich source of spiritual wisdom and nourishment. He invites us to slow down and enter into the stillness of Stanley Spencer's vision. By dwelling in the wilderness of these evocative portraits, Stephen Cottrell encourages us to refine our own discipleship and learn again what it means to follow Christ.
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    Christ is Risen: A4 signed print

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    Created: 2013 Words: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Background: This piece is a celebration of the Easter message, that Christ is risen. The words are illuminated in Spring colours, with reminders of the season, flowers and birds in flight, intermingled with blood red flowing from the cross where the wounds of Christ would have been. The cross is deliberately empty to remind us of the resurrection and there is a shape around it that echoes a holding cross to remind us that we can ‘hold on’ to His promises. Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
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    Christ is the Light: A4 signed print

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    Created: 1998 Words: Christ is the Light, May He illumine your path Christ is the Way, May He direct your life Christ is the Breath, May He feed your soul Background: The words were inspired by the Celtic Christian belief that God, as Father, Son and Spirit, infuse every part of daily life. The journey of life can be directed by Him if we allow it and its twists and turns will be clearer if seen in the light He gives. Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
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    Christ in the Light
    Christ in the Light
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    Christ is the Light: A6 greetings card

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    Words: Christ is the Light, May He illumine your path Christ is the Way, May He direct your life Christ is the Breath, May He feed your soul Background: Mary tells us that...'The words were inspired by the Celtic Christian belief that God, as Father, Son and Spirit, infuse every part of daily life. The journey of life can be directed by Him if we allow it and its twists and turns will be clearer if seen in the light He gives.' Printing and Sizing: This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.
    £1.75
    £1.75
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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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    Rated 4.00 out of 5
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    £11.50

    Circle Me: A4 signed print

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    Created: 2016 Circle me Creator God. May I hope joyfully, Keep me from despair. May I love freely, Keep me from indifference. May I believe expectantly, Keep me from ignorance. Background: This piece was inspired by - "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."  (1 Corinthians 13:13 New International Version) Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
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    Colours: Greetings card

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    Photographic card with 9 colourful images. Blank inside for your own message.
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    Come let us age! An invitation to grow old boldly

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    In this unique book, Wanda Nash, a well-established writer on spirituality in her late seventies, reflects on growing old with faith and a positive spirit. This compelling invitation to grow old boldly – full of her own experiences and insights – includes Wanda's reflection on her encounter later in life with terminal cancer, and her thoughts on coping with the daily challenges of living a Christian life in her illness and in ageing. Demonstrating a profound sense of the value and purposefulness of 'old age', the author's indomitable spirit is matched only by fresh vision of the love of God in Jesus Christ. Until her death in June 2015, Wanda Nash was an author and speaker on a range of subjects including stress and spirituality. Having been the UK Chair of the International Stress Management Association, she authored a number of significant books, including Christ, Stress and Glory, At Ease with Stress, Come, Let us Play!, Simple Tools for Stillness and Silence as a Meeting Place. These reflections have been lovingly edited by Wanda's daughter, Poppy, and her friend Debbie Thrower, bringing to life the wisdom, faith and humour of old age for future generations.
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  • Come to Me
    Come to Me
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    Come to Me: A4 signed print

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    Words: Matthew 11:28 (New American Standard Bible ©1995) "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Background: Artist Mary Fleeson tells us that...'Jesus offers rest to those of us who are burdened with the weights of sin, fear, worry and the absence of purpose. The loads we carry may be hardly noticeable at first but if not released into Gods waiting hand have a habit of becoming heavier until their weight affects our every movement, slowing us spiritually and eventually crippling our effectiveness as the human children of our Heavenly Father. When Jesus spoke the words it was thought that He was addressing the Jews who were burdened and trapped by the complex and numerous laws and traditions but it is an offer which He makes to everyone today. Often the things in our lives that keep us from loving God and each other completely are burdens of our own making and are tightly bound with our human tendency to sin and then to hide from the God who can reveal those sins to us so we end up carrying a burden of guilt and fear. To God our burdens are tiny and light. He wants to relieve us of them. It may take some effort and courage to recognise and release our heavy loads but it is worth it to be able to stand upright and skip onwards (metaphorically speaking) in life without constraint.' Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
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    Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals Pocket edition
    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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  • £24.99

    Contemplation in a world of action

    The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through fidelity to "our own truth and inner being". Our desire and need to attain "a fully human and personal identity" is the focus of Merton's concern.
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    £24.99
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    Contemplation in action

    In a world weary of war and hungry for deeper meaning and direction, the Centre for Action and Contemplation offers a message of hope. In these short reflection, we are challenged to reflect upon our lives and priorities. Join with our distinguished authors and let contemplation enrich your active life.
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    £14.99
  • Calm me O Lord
    Calm me O Lord
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    Calm me O Lord: A4 poster

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    These words by David Adam are part of our Felgild Compline. This calligraphic design is also available as an A5 poster, an A6 greetings card and an A6 postcard.
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  • Do not hurry
    Do not hurry
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    Walking with Grief: A4 poster

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    This calligraphic design by Pam French is of a poem by Andy Raine published in Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. The poem is also available, on a different background design, as an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
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    Given for Life

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    A guide to motivational gifts by Andy Raine, one of the founders of the Northumbria Community. 'It is not what you do but the underlying WHY that you do it that betrays who you are.' Are you a 'prophet', 'ruler', mercy', server', teacher', 'exhorter', or 'giver'?
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    An Altar in the World

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    In this highly acclaimed and lyrical book, the best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor reveals the countless ways we can discover divine depths in the small things we do and see every day. People go to extraordinary lenghts, she writes, to discover this treasure. 'They will spend hours launching prayers into the heavens. They will travel half way around the world to visit a monastery in India...The last place most people will look is right under their feet, in the everyday activities, accidents and encounters of their lives...the reason so many of us cannot see the red X marks the spot is because we're standing on it.' An Altar in the the World shows us how heaven and earth meet in such ordinary occurrences as hanging out the wahing, doing the supermarket shop, feeding an animal, losing our way. It will transfrom our understanding of ourselves and the word we live in and renew our sense of wonder at the extraordinary gift of life.
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    Learning to Walk in the Dark

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    New from best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor, perhaps best known for An Altar in the World, comes Learning to Walk in the Dark. In this hardback book she writes with wisdom, grace and beauty as she seeks to rehabilitate what we have learned to fear - the dark. Here she reflects on how our lives do not only work when everything is brightly lit; twilight and deep darkness have treasures of their own waiting to be discovered. Babara Brown Taylor writes: 'Darkness is shorthand for anything that scares me - either because I am sure that I do not have the resources to survive ti or because I do not want to have to find out. If I had my way, I would eliminate everything from chronic back pain ti the fear of the devil from my life ad the lives of those I love. At least I think I would. The problem is this: when, despite all my best efforts, the lights have gone off in my life, plunging me into the kind of darkness that turns my knees to water, I have not died. The monsters have not dragged me out of bed and taken me back to their lair. Instead, I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light. Learning to Walk in the Dark is a wise spiritual companion and guide for those times in life when we don't have all the answers. Recognising our tendency to associate all that is good with light, and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness, Barbara Brown Taylor asks whether God doesn't work at night too? With her characteristic grace and generosity, she invites us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to discover all that the darkness has to teach us. She takes us to underground caverns, subterranean chapels, basement night clubs and unlit cabins in the woods on moonless nights. Through darkness, we begin to see the world and sense God's presence around us in new ways, guiding us through things seen an unseen, and teaching us to find out footing in times of uncertainty. Like seeds buried in the ground, we will find how darkness is essential for our own growth and flourishing.
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  • Dark Night of the Soul
    Dark Night of the Soul
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    Dark Night of the Soul

    This poem and treatise from the sixteenth century Catholic mystic describes the soul's journey from its bodily form to its ultimate reunion with God, the Creator. St John's riveting descriptions of the soul's transition from the physical world to spiritual purification continue to enjoy allusions in popular culture and should delight literary scholars and theologians alike.
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  • Deep calls to Deep
    Deep calls to Deep
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    Deep calls to Deep: Going Further in Prayer

    This book could also be called From Prayers to Prayer. Deep calls to Deep explores various ways of praying and how these lead into a deeper, quieter form of contemplative prayer. At the outset some basic theoretical ideas about prayer are explored – how to understand petitionary prayer, unanswered prayer, the idea of God speaking to us in prayer, of making His will know to us. But what people these days need is help to remain focused at a deeper level of prayer. It is always important to talk as practically as possible about the contemplative dimensions of prayer. Ordinary life needs a structure for that kind of silent 'freewheeling' prayer. In this context David Foster re-examines traditional forms of prayer through meditation and also considers the bridgehead in prayer that is reached when this kind of meditation is impossible. This book is steeped in the Benedictine tradition in which the author received his formation.
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    Deep Peace: Greetings card

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    Desperately Seeking Spirituality: A Field Guide to Practice

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    In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, sacred spelunker (someone who explores caves as a hobby!) Meredith Gould combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don't work for today's seeker and then how to choose ones that will. In short, easy-to-read chapters and with characteristic wit, Gould provides counsel for reframing perception to discover the sacred in everyday life. This guide for self-identified seekers who have tried some, many, or even all the classic spiritual practices and then given up on them when they stop working.
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  • Contemplative Prayer
    Contemplative Prayer
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    Contemplative Prayer

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    Thomas Merton's classic study of monastic prayer and contemplation brings a tradition of spirituality alive for the present day. But, as A M Allchin points out in his Introduction to this new edition, Contemplative Prayer also shows us the present day in a new perspective, because we see it in the light of a long and living tradition. Merton stresses that in meditation we should not look for a 'method' or 'system' but cultivate an 'attitude' or 'outlook': faith, openness, attention, reverence, expectation, trust, joy. God is found in the desert of surrender, in giving up any expectation of a particular message and 'waiting on the Word of God in silence'. Merton insists on the humility of faith, which he argues 'will do far more to launch us into the full current of historical reality than the pompous rationalisation of politicians who think they are somehow the directors and manipulators of history'.
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  • The Power and the meaning of Love
    The Power and the meaning of Love
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    The Power and the Meaning of Love

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    This selection of Thomas Merton's finest writing, first published over 30 years ago, remains as relevant as ever to those wishing to progress in the spiritual life. Here we find Merton discussing solitude, St John of the Cross, the primitive Carmelite idea, Christianity and totalitarianism, and the power and meaning of love: 'Love is the key to the meaning of life. It is at the same time transformation in Christ and the discovery of Christ. As we grow in love and in unity with those who are loved by Christ, we become more and more capable of apprehending and obscurely grasping something of the tremendous reality of Christ in the world, Christ in ourselves, and Christ in our fellow man.' (from p. 27)
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    New Seeds of Contemplation

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    New Seeds of Contemplation is one of Thomas Merton’s most widely read and best-loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, The Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, and some have compared Merton’s reflections to those of Thoreau. New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, ‘Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love.’
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    Drawn into the mystery of Jesus
    Drawn into the mystery of Jesus
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    Drawn into the mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John

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    What I share in these pages is the music I have heard behind the words and the flow of the Gospel of John. I have listened to the song, which warmed and stirred my heart, opened up my intelligence, gave hope, meaning and orientation to my life, with all that is beautiful and all that is broken within me, and meaning to this world of pain in which we live. I want to sing this song, too, even if my voice is weak and sometimes wavers so that other may sing it and that together we may be in the world singing a song of hope to bring joy where there is sadness and despair. Jean Vanier
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    Living Gently in a violent world

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    How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities, who point us anew to the very heart of the gospel. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. L'Arche provide a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The toughness of Hauerwas and the gentleness of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.
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    Reaching Out

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    A classic work of spirituality that explores the three movements of the spiritual life: reaching out to our innermost self from mere loneliness to creative solitude, reaching out to our fellow human beings from arid independence to self-giving and finally reaching out to God who 'calls us from the darkness of our illusions into the light of his glory.'
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    The Return of the Prodigal Son

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    The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians through time, and here represented with a vigour and power fresh for our times.
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    Rated 5.00 out of 5
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    The Wounded Healer

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    What does it mean to be a healer in the modern world? In this hope-filled and profoundly simple book, Henri Nouwen offers a radically fresh interpretation of modern ministry. Here he inspires devoted men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways of ministry alienating and ineffective. According to Nouwen, ministers are called to identify the suffering in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional, somewhat aloof role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering as those they serve. In other words, we heal from our wounds. Generally recognized as one of Nouwen’s finest works, this book is a modern classic.
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    Life of the Beloved and Our Greatest Gift

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    The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me. The late Henri Nouwen was one of the twentieth century's greatest spiritual writers, and this book brings together two of his most inspirational pastoral works, reissued to mark the twentieth anniversary of his death. Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a completely secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the human self as a human being beloved of God. Our Greatest Gift is a mediation on dying. Dying and death can often bring fear, but the experience of dying and caring for the dying can become the deepest experience of love. Now encourages us to ask, 'How can my death become fruitful in the loves of others?'. Ultimately, it is the greatest gift we have to offer.
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  • Home Tonight
    Home Tonight
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    Home Tonight: Further Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

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    Prior to writing his great classic, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen suffered an enormous personal loss and breakdown that took him away from his home in the L'Arche Daybreak community for a period of seven months. His thoughts were intense, raw and deeply private, and ultimately revealed to him the passionate drama of parenthood, filial duty, rivalry, anger and unconditional live on display in Rembrandt's painting. On his return from solitude, Henri held small private workshops on his revelations that were recorded in audio. The material of those extremely personal talks has now been formed into a unique work. Home Tonight brings to light Nouwen's lectures on the Prodigal Son in a powerful guide for spiritual reflection. Providing exercises, suggestions for times of solitude, questions for pondering, simple prayers, and aids for personal journalling, Home Tonight leads readers to commune with God through spiritual listening. A practical guide for the inner journey home, this important book will give those who adore Nouwen's works the chance to hear his voice anew on his most popular topic.
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    The Inner Voice of Love: A journey through anguish to freedom

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    This is Henri Nouwen's 'secret journal'. It was wrtten during the most difficult period of his life, when, following the breakdown of a close relationship, he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was stilla ble to keep a journal in which he wrote eah day a spiritual imperative to himself, which emerged from his conversations with friends. For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. Instead he published The Return of the Prodigal Son in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. But then friends asked hi,, 'Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath many of your spiritual insights? For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationship, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book offers new courage, new hope, even new life.
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    Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit

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    Spiritual formation, I have come to believe, is not about steps or stages on the way to perfection. It’s about the movements from the mind to the heart through prayer in its many forms that reunite us with God, each other, and our truest selves.

    Henri Nouwen,  from the Introduction

    Henri Nouwen, beloved author, priest and spiritual guide, counseled many people during his lifetime, but his principles of spiritual formation were never written down. Now, Michael Christensen, one of Nouwen’s longtime students, and Rebecca Laird have taken the famous course in spiritual formation and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to reveal Nouwen’s sage advice on how to live out the five classic stages of spiritual development.

    I always knew I was in the presence of a spiritual master when I was with Henri Nouwen. Here are some simple, wise words that will allow the master to continue to teach.

                                                Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author of The Naked Now

    One of the book’s many strengths is its integration of an area especially important to Nouwen, the contemplation of icons and other works of art – visio divina – in order ‘to behold the beauty of the Lord’.

                   Jim Forest, author of Praying with Icons and The Road to Emmaus

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  • Falling Upward
    Falling Upward
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    Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

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    In the first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identities – climbing, achieving, and performing. But those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broader horizons, and necessary suffering that shocks us out of our comfort zones. Eventually, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-living way. This message of 'falling down' – that is in fact moving upward – is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions, including and most especially Christianity. In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failing can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honoured myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up'. We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to give us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.
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  • From Wild Man to Wise Man
    From Wild Man to Wise Man
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    From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on male spirituality

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    From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality is a revised and updated edition of Richard Rohr's earlier best-seller, The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality. For this new work, Rohr added three chapters that discuss John the Baptist, Saint Paul and grief. An appendix provides a structure for a men's group, based on Rohr's work with M.A.L.E.S (Men as Learners and Elders), a program of the Center for Action and Contemplation, which Richard founded and now directs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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    Don’t Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands that Heal

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    his is an illustrated book by Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Dennis Linn. They describe it as follows: 'When we are hurt, we are tempted to either act as a passive doormat or to strike back and escalate the cycle of violence. We can avoid both of these temptations and find creative responses to hurts by moving through the five stages of forgiveness. In so doing, we discover the two hands of nonviolence: one hand that stops the person who hurts us and the other that reaches out, calms that person and offers new life. This book has healing processes so simple that children can use them."
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    Listening for the Heartbeat of God

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    Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modelled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality through the centuries. there is an emphasis on the essential goodness of creation and of humanity, made in the image of God. The book traces the lines of Celtic spirituality from the British Church in the fourth century through to the twentieth century, in the founder of the Iona community, George MacLeod. Philip Newell finds Celtic spiritual roots in the New Testament, in the mysticism of St John the Evangelist. John was especially remembered as the one who lay against Jesus at the Last Supper and heard the heartbeat of God. So he becomes a Celtic image of listening to God in all of life. This fresh angle on Celtic spirituality - linking figures in the Bible and in the British Christian history - will be warmly welcomed by all who are concerned to refresh the roots of their faith. The Revd Dr J Philip Newell is a poet, scholar and teacher. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey, he is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in the high desert of New Mexico. Newell has won international acclaim for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality.
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    The ordinary is always the exceptional in disguise.

    Celebrity and glamour are the buzzwords of our culture, whereas everyday life gets a bad press – often devalued as dreary and burdensome. Yet many writers and artists have celebrated the ordinary, and many philosophers have offered insights into the rewards of paying attention to the here and now. 

    With characteristic wit and earthiness, Michael Foley – author of bestseller The Age of Absurdity – draws on the work of ‘champions of the ordinary’, such as James Joyce and Marcel Proust, to encourage delight in the oddity of the everyday world. With astute observation and subversive glee, Foley brings fresh insights to the banality of everyday speech, the ludicrousness of snobbery, love and sex, and the pleasures to be found in the everyday environments of city, office and home. It is all more fascinating, comical and mysterious than you think.

    £7.99
    £7.99
  • Encountering Exile
    Encountering Exile
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    Encountering Exile

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    The decline of the Church in the West means many Christian leaders are forced to taste a bittersweet draught of hopes fulfilled and deferred, liberally laced with failure and even shame. Our world seems so different to the joyful simplicity of the new Church of the New Testament. Where else in the Scriptures could we look to cope and hope?' George Lings investigates. This booklet is part of the Encounters on the Edge series. A downloadable PDF version of the booklet is also available.

    £2.00
    £2.00
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    Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words

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    Using twelve words as a structure, Brian McLaren shows how we can connect with God in practical, doable and durable ways, and use that connection to serve others. "This is one of McLaren's greatest hits. It is a book that strips things down to the bare essentials, cutting through stale debates, old ideologies, and ethereal theology to unveil a simple love for God and neighbour that is worth devoting life to....You will find something on these pages that will help you breathe again" Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution.
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Every Place is Holy Ground
    Every Place is Holy Ground
    £9.99

    Every Place is Holy Ground: Making a pilgrimage through everyday places

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    In Every Place is Holy Ground, Sally Welch opens our eyes and our senses to places we may already think we know well: our own homes, local churches and the community where we live. We discover that even the most familiar surroundings can become places of sacred encounter as we learn to see them as though we were pilgrims on a journey. This practical guidebook helps us enter those spaces as never before, with fresh awareness of their potential to bring us into the presence of God. Guided meditations using stories, symbols, reflections and prayers are provided for prayer journeys inspired by everyday sights. They trace the pattern of traditional pilgrimages to far-off holy places and reflect both the joys and trials of such journeys: encouraging, challenging, questioning and stretching us so that we may cultivate a richer sense of being fully alive in the present moment. Every Place is Holy Ground will enable us to see our everyday surroundings with eyes alert to the signs of God's glory in creation and to the blessings to be found on our own doorsteps. The adventure of pilgrimage changes people. As Bishop John Pritchard writes in the foreword, 'Even if we are taking the route of pilgrimage in our own home, we will find that we have travelled far and thought deep ... And through it all we will also get to know better the Good Companion who travels with us every step of the journey, the Lord of the Pilgrimage, God himself.'
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Everything Belongs
    Everything Belongs
    £14.50

    Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

    In Everything Belongs, Richard Rohr offers a personal retreat for those who hunger for a deeper spiritual life but don't know what contemplation is. Fr Rohr helps us understand that intimacy with God cannot be achieved in the rational mind. By practising contemplation, we learn not to reason better but to see everything – including ourselves and other people – differently. As our perspective becomes wider, we discover that everything belongs. This edition includes a reading guide for individual and group reflection.
    £14.50
    £14.50
  • £12.99

    Everything Happens for a Reason

    London-born Kate Bowler, a 35-year-old theology professor, is thriving in her job, married to her high-school sweetheart and besotted with her newborn son. Everything in her life seems to point towards 'blessing'. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Savagely funny, warm and profound, this memoir reveals how, in dying, an exceptional young woman learns to live as never before. Hardback.
    £12.99
    £12.99
  • £13.50

    Eyes of the Heart

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    Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valters Painter explores photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective. Christine Valters Painter builds on the process of contemplative creativity in her book The Artist’s Rule (also available from the community bookshop) by adapting the monastic practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) into a form of visio divina (sacred seeing). A spiritual director and Benedictine oblate, she guides readers through a new way of spiritual observation – through the lens of a camera – and in receiving images, not simply taking them. She writes that, ‘My hope is that, in exploring the language of photography, you [develop] new portals into the your own experience and awareness of God. Shadow and light, framing, colour, reflections, and mirrors all offer us metaphors for ways of understanding how we might move towards seeing ourselves and God with the eyes of the heart.’ She invites us to use our cameras to help us to release our expectations of what we think we ought to see and learn to discover what is actually there. And then helps us to bring this kind of interaction into our everyday lives.
    £13.50
    £13.50
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    Faces of Christ: Jesus in Art
    Faces of Christ: Jesus in Art
    £9.99

    Faces of Christ: Jesus in Art

    'Images can reach the parts of the human mind and heart that words cannot. God knows that, which is why God the Son comes to live with us as Jesus Christ, a living, human image of God.' Jane Williams explores may different images of Jesus in art from across the centuries and around the world, and asks what they can tell us about him.  
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Falling Upward companion journal
    Falling Upward companion journal
    £9.99

    Falling Upward: A companion journal

    In his bestselling Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honoured myths, heroic poems, great thinkers and sacred religious texts, he demonstrates that we grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage fully with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey – at any time of life.
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Paradox in the Gospel
    Paradox in the Gospel
    £4.00

    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.
    £4.00
    £4.00
  • £9.99

    Farmageddon: The True Costs of Cheap Meat

    We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food.
    • Our health is under threat: antibiotics used worldwide are routinely given to industrially farmed animals, contributing to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
    • Wildlife is being systemically destroyed: a chemical assault has decimated the wild insect population.
    • Cereals that could feed billions are ow increasingly grown as animal fodder.
    Farmageddon is a terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China and South America. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Finding a Personal Rule of Life
    Finding a Personal Rule of Life
    £4.00
    £4.00
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    £5.99

    Finding a voice: A Lent course

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    Finding a Voice is an original Lent course by Hilary Brand. Taking the film, The Kings Speech as a starting point, the course explores the ways in which fear holds us back and examines how we, like Bertie, can face and overcome our fears and begin to find our authentic voice. The course is based around five weekly group sessions entitled: 1.The stuff of nightmares and the power of friendship 2. Chasing the dream or fulfilling the calling 3. Pressing forward and breaking through 4. Poisonous words and profane responses 5. Faith in our voice. Each session includes extracts from the film, group discussion questions, exercises and meditations. There are also short introductory and follow up chapters, with related Bible passages, for individual reading each week. Also included in a suggested follow-up session, along with full notes for leaders. PLEASE NOTE THE DVD IS NOT INCLUDED
    £5.99
    £5.99
  • Finding Happiness
    Finding Happiness
    £8.99

    Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life

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    Our obsession with seeking happiness through consumption and pleasure often leads to very little fulfillment. In this accessible and engaging book, Abbot Christopher Jamison encourages alternative approaches to our view of happiness. He turns to monastic wisdom and Benedictine tradition to offer answers to the eternal question: what does it mean to be truly happy? He also looks in turn at the demons that make us unhappy, providing guidance and generous insight on our search for contentment.
    £8.99
    £8.99
  • £10.99

    Finding Mr Goldman: A Parable

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    Had he known about the hour of his death, the wealthy Harry Goldman might have arranged his day differently. Instead, he finds himself plunged into a nightmare in which his life of violence and ruthless greed is laid bare before him. Accompanied by a disreputable-looking but likeable tramp, who bears a striking resemblance to Jesus, Goldman sets out on a quest to save his soul. But confronted by the shattering reality of hell, he becomes convinced all is lost... A gripping adventure story with an eternal meaning, Finding Mr Goldman powerfully conveys the astonishing message of the gospel - that no-one is beyond the redeeming love of God.
    £10.99
    £10.99
  • Finding our Way Again
    £12.50

    Finding our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices

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    'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.' Jeremiah 6:16 Most of us suffer from spiritual disorientation. Our souls are untended. And in this fragmented world, a soul left untended quickly loses direction. It forgets itself and becomes an insubstantial thing, disoriented and unavailable to the truth. And neither scientific secularism nor religious fundamentalism nor vague spiritualities have been able to offer any real answers. That's why a growing number of Christians are turning to early spiritual practices as a means of tending their souls. For centuries, believers have eagerly submitted to disciplines such as fixed-hour prayer, fasting, sacred meals, observing the Sabbath, or pilgrimage to create everyday sacredness, a spiritual rhythm for living within the well-worn grooves of a workaday life. In Finding Our Way Again, Brian McLaren serves as guide to a wide variety of these disciplines, showing how they form character, awaken us to life, and help us to experience God, and each other, in new and fresh ways.
    £12.50
    £12.50
  • Finding Sanctuary
    Finding Sanctuary
    £9.99

    Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life

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    In this inspirational and practical book, Abbot Christopher Jamison, from Worth Abbey, outlines the wisdom of St Benedict and suggests how it can be applied to life outside the monastery. He speaks especially to those who are not sure what they believe but are looking for ways to find spiritual space and peace in the busy, and often confusing, modern world.
    £9.99
    £9.99
  • Sold out
    Finding the Monk Within
    Finding the Monk Within
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    Finding the Monk Within: Great Monastic Values Today

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    With its focus upon key, dynamic monastic figures from late antiquity to the medieval period in the history of Christian spirituality, Finding the Monk Within shows what these figures can teach the contemporary reader about the relevance of monastic values for today: solitude and silence, faith and compassion, friendship and mentoring, contemplation and leadership.
    £19.99
    £19.99
  • £10.99

    Finding Your Hidden Treasure: The Way of Silent Prayer

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    The most important journey in life is the journey inwards, to the depths of our own being. It is a journey we are all invited to make. It takes us beyond words and images into silence. The silence allows the restless mind to become still and in the stillness we enter a new world. We return to our hearts. Here we find our true selves. We discover an ancient way of finding God that has almost become lost. Slowly, we realize that we are in union with the source of life and love itself. Our whole life changes. Our goal now is to take God’s love to others in our everyday lives.  
    £10.99
    £10.99
  • Follow Him
    Follow Him
    £11.50

    Follow Him: A4 signed print

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    Words: Follow Him Background: Artist Mary Fleeson tells us...'This is a call to follow Jesus, His way to the Father. Interspersed with the meandering of life and time depicted by the woven knotwork we see others who have followed and from whom we can learn more about God and how to follow Him. The characters are Zaccheus the tax collector; Saul/Paul who had a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus; Jesus' disciples who left everything to follow; the shepherds who dared to visit a new born King; the wise men from the east who followed a star for years, knowing that it was God's sign to the world; Brendan who left his home to go wherever God would take him and Aidan whose passion for God enabled him to communicate with the barbarous Northumbrians!' Will you follow Him...wherever He leads? Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
    £11.50
    £11.50
  • Follow Him
    Follow Him
    £1.75

    Follow Him: A6 greetings card

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    Words: Follow Him Background: This is a call to follow Jesus, His way to the Father. Interspersed with the meandering of life and time depicted by the woven knotwork we see others who have followed and from whom we can learn more about God and how to follow Him. The characters are Zaccheus the tax collector; Saul/Paul who had a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus; Jesus' disciples who left everything to follow; the shepherds who dared to visit a new born King; the wise men from the east who followed a star for years, knowing that it was God's sign to the world; Brendan who left his home to go wherever God would take him and Aidan whose passion for God enabled him to communicate with the barbarous Northumbrians! Will you follow Him...wherever He leads? Printing and Sizing: This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope. Comparitive sizing between our A4 prints and other cards can be found by clicking here.
    £1.75
    £1.75
  • £10.99

    Fragile Mystics: Reclaiming a Prayerful Life

    Fragile Mystics connects our present-day yearnings and wrestlings to pray effectively with those of the mystics and holy people from the Christian past. Understanding prayer as something that is actively lived rather than set apart, and focusing on concepts such as Gaze, Deep, Thanks, Link and Dream, Magdalan Smith helps us to recover and transform our inner spaces. Whether an individual or a group leader, you will find excellent advice on putting these ideas into practice.
    £10.99
    £10.99
  • Fragile Warrior
    Fragile Warrior
    £14.00

    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.
    £14.00
    £14.00
  • Franciscan Spirituality
    Franciscan Spirituality
    £14.99

    Franciscan Spirituality: Following St Francis Today

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    What is special about the spirituality of St Francis? Can it be possible for ordinary men and women today, with family, jobs, and other responsibilities, to follow in the way of a thirteenth-century friar? Brother Ramon, an Anglican Franciscan Friar, shows us that Franciscan spirituality is as compelling and relevant today as ever. It is marked by spontaneity and emotional freedom, by openness to every human being and love for the natural world. It treasures both the evangelical and the catholic nature of the gospel. It is rooted in a biblical faith and in reverence for the whole of creation. Franciscan Spirituality introduces us to the world of Francis and his first followers and shows how their excitement and wonder at Jesus alive in their midst can still be recaptured. The book is illustrated throughout by Molly Dowell  
    £14.99
    £14.99
  • Freedom of Simplicity
    Freedom of Simplicity
    £13.50

    Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World

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    Simplicity is not merely a matter of having less stress and more leisure. It is rather n essential spiritual discipline that we must practice for the health of the soul. Twenty-five years after it first appeared, this updated version of Richard Foster's classic work explores the foundation of this discipline, its fundamental importance int he Bible, and how it has been manifested and taught by God's saints throughout Christian history. This beautiful, moving manifesto on incorporating simplicity into our hectic lives still rings true – and is even more needed today.
    £13.50
    £13.50
  • Freehand Celtic Knot Manual
    Freehand Celtic Knot Manual
    £4.99

    Freehand Celtic Knot Manual

    A practical manual for creating Freehand Celtic Knots. All you need is paper, a pencil, a plastic eraser and some colouring pens or pencils. There are aso ideas for using the knot in meditation and prayer. Mary Fleeson has developed the technique and use of the Freehand Celtic Knot and has been using it in her artwork since she founded Lindisfarne Scriptorium in the late nineties. Mary teaches workshops and leads retreats on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne where whe has lived since 1997.
    £4.99
    £4.99
  • Fresh Bread
    Fresh Bread
    £12.00

    Fresh Bread: and Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment

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    Joyce Rupp writes: 'When I first wrote Fresh Bread, I did so with the hope that it would offer prayerful support to other who also wanted to care for their inner self. This intention has grown more relevant with time. So much has changed since this book was first published. Life is busier, noisier, and more demanding of our time and energy. A fast-paced culture tries to convince us that silence and solitude are obsolete. In the midst of the transitions and changes that the passage of twenty years has brought, I see an ongoing need to care for our deepest selves. The ordinary images of life contained in this book offer a way of connecting with our deepest selves. Every day is an opportunity to turn the pages of Fresh Bread and find refreshment and solace for our spirit.'
    £12.00
    £12.00
  • £10.00

    Fruit Flowers and Butterflies Book 2

    A colouring book by Suzanne Thomas-King. The A4 size booklet contains reproductions of 20 hand-drawn black and white line drawings to colour-in on the themes of flowers, fruits and butterflies. 5 of the pages are A4 drawings and the remainder can be made into A6 greetings cards. A gentle and creative way to meditate on the word of Scripture and on the beauty of creation. Assembled by hand, the pages can be removed to be shared out for use by a group.
    £10.00
    £10.00
  • Fully Awake and Truly Alive
    Fully Awake and Truly Alive
    £13.50