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    Encompassing God

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    David Adam has spent a lifetime exploring the depths of God's love, and this richly contemplative collection of new prayers and meditations draws us very near to the heart of the Trinity. Based on 'the prayer of seven directions', Encompassing God seeks to increase our awareness of being held by God. We are nurtured at every moment of our existence in the encompassing love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Whatever we might be facing, we can trust that God is before us and behind us. He is on our right and on our left; above us, beneath us - and gloriously alive within.
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    Living in Two Kingdoms

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    Both visionary and engagingly down-to-earth, "Living in Two Kingdoms" helps us recognize that the visible world of matter and the invisible world of spirit are not two worlds but one. We can be sure that whatever harsh reality we may have to face from time to time, the true reality is that we are never on our own. Because here and now - whatever it may feel like, we are truly part of the kingdom of God!Each chapter of this book ends with mediations, readings and prayers. These are designed to enable us to set aside time regularly to rest in the presence and peace of God, in order that we may rediscover afresh his all-encompassing love and care - and glory in the heaven that is all around us.
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    For Good : The Church and the Future of Welfare

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    It is often claimed that local churches provide a significant proportion of social care today. This important new study considers the reality of the church's involvement to offer compelling and concrete recommendations for the future. It proposes a transformational model of welfare that breaks free from the default approach of `eradicating the five giant evils - squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease'. Instead the authors focus on fostering five assets - relationship, creativity, partnership, compassion, and joy - and empowering people to regain control of their lives. With bold and innovative practical recommendations for churches, civil society and public policy, and compelling theological reflection on welfare and poverty, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the church's contribution to society.
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    Liturgy on the Edge : Pastoral and attractional worship

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    This practical companion to creating pastoral liturgies arises from the vibrant ministry of St Martin-in-the-Fields and is designed to aid local ministry teams in devising forms of worship outside and beyond the scope of authorised church liturgy, yet in sympathy with its purposes and structures. It includes outline liturgies for:* regular pastoral services, such as an informal Eucharist, worship for small groups or for a church away-day, a dementia-friendly service, a healing service, interfaith ceremonies. * acute pastoral needs, such as services for communities affected by local tragedy, those experiencing loss through violence. * outreach services in the open air or welcoming people into sacred space. * special services though the year for Homelessness Sunday, Prisoners Week, Holy Week, Harvest, Remembrance, a community carol service and more. Each section is introduced with a reflection on theory and practice, and each item has a commentary on theological, liturgical and pastoral choices made with the aim of enabling practitioners to adapt and create liturgies for their own contexts. ded
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    Incarnational Ministry : Being with the world

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    In this follow-up to Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church, Samuel Wells explores what it means for Christians and churches to engage with the world. Drawing on the Gospels, Acts, and personal insights gleaned from more than two decades in ministry, he shows how `being with' others includes experiences of presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections will help Christian readers better understand how to be with all kinds of people outside the church, including:* Being with Seekers * Being with Those of Other Faiths * Being with the Hostile * Being with Neighbours * Being with Government * Being with the Excluded
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    Incarnational Ministry : Being with the church

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    The bestselling writer and popular broadcaster Sam Wells reflects theologically and practically on the essence of discipleship and Christian ministry today. Those in ministry, like Jesus, are called to the task of `being with': with God, with the church, with the created world and those who live in it. Incarnational Ministry explores the concept of `being with' in eight dimensions: presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment and glory. It challenges readers to deeper discipleship and more vital ministry as they explore what it means to be with the troubled, the hurt, the afflicted and the dying - and all who are embraced by the Church's incarnational ministry.
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    Running Over Rocks : Spiritual Practices to Transform Tough Times

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    Running Over Rocks is an invitation into a journey of discovery. Through reflections, images and strikingly beautiful poems, Ian Adams - author of the bestselling Cave Refectory Road - explores fifty-two spiritual practices to enable us to live with joy, grace and purpose through good and tough times alike and so to bring good to the world around us. These practices draw on an ancient wisdom but are rooted in the everyday material of our lives, revealing that any transformation of the world for good must always begin with ourselves. Ian skilfully opens up the Christian contemplative tradition in a grounded and accessible way for today's spiritual seeker. In an age when many are spiritually hungry, Ian opens up the Christian tradition in a way that is dynamically spiritual and authentically religious. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to establish a deep Christian faith and practice that can thrive in the complexity of the modern world. Ian Mobsby, priest missioner to the Moot Community, London
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  • The Divine Conspiracy
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    The Great Omission : Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship

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    Jesus's last command was to go and make disciples. We have responded by making Christians. Willard challenges the idea that we can call ourselves Christians without applying our faith to every aspect of life. "The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ.," explains the author. "All the church needs to fulfill Christ's purposes on earth is the quality of life he makes real in the life of his disciples ...the greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heart-breaking needs, is whether those who are identified as Christians will become disciples." This title includes sections on being apprenticed to Jesus; Spiritual formation and the development of character; discipleship of soul and mind; and learning from classics on spiritual living.
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  • The Divine Conspiracy
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    The Divine Conspiracy Continued : Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth

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    Dallas Willard, the author of the bestselling spiritual classic, The Divine Conspiracy, now fulfills his revolutionary vision of how the kingdom of God is made real on earth in this sequel, the last book he was working on before his recent death. In `The Divine Conspiracy', revered Christian philosopher and scholar Dallas Willard critiqued the church's obsession with `sin management' and revolutionised our understanding of true Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote saviour, waiting to welcome us into heaven after we die, Willard argued. He is a dynamic living force, a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the sacred skills Godwants us to embrace, and to fulfil His son's vision when Christ declared that the `kingdom of God has come.' In `The Divine Conspiracy Continued', co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfil the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.
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    The Honest Mums’ Club : Parenting. Depression. Cake.

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    `There is so much to be thankful for. I know. I do. One look at my beautiful family, our little home or our friends can tell me that. But it's so hard to see it in the dark.'In 2006 Hannah Oakland was a drama student living in Central London - with complimentary theatre tickets, a head full of world-conquering dreams and a kitchen that definitely didn't meet Health and Safety standards. Ten years later, the only constant is the state of her kitchen. Today, Hannah is a wife, a mother-of-two, and reliant on anti-depressants to make it through the week. The Honest Mums' Club is the story of her journey towards acceptance. An honest song for those whose dreams didn't pan out the way they planned. A whisper in the night for the sleep-deprived parents. A rumour of hope for the mentally unstable. Indeed, there is no happy ending. No neat, tidy recovery. Not yet. It's a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair. But those two-steps are towards beauty, second chances and hope. It's a tale of learning to live a life more ordinary. Learning to be gentle - with oneself and with family. The the story of Hannah's slow and grudging acceptance that there are no rules with depression or parenthood, no regulation and no guarantees. But that somehow, in the midst of it all, life goes on.
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    Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life

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    Faith is learned when it is woven seamlessly into the fabric of everyday life. In Seamless Faith, author Traci Smith shares dozens of simple practices to equip families of all kinds with the tools they need for bringing faith home. Filled with easy-to-organize traditions, ceremonies, and spiritual practices for many of life's stressful and faith-filled moments, this is a resource parents will rely on for years to come.
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    God-Soaked Life : Discovering a Kingdom Spirituality

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    God's presence permeates our lives and activities, reverberating throughout all he has created. As we open our lives to that presence, we hear the truth of the gospel spoken to our hearts: the kingdom of God has come to us. Chris Webb, an Anglican priest and retreat house director, wants us all to enter into that kingdom and to experience its freedom. Written with verve, depth, and uncontainable joy, God-Soaked Life invites us to live in the reality of God's presence in our everyday lives. It's an invitation into the community of God's people, into fearless honesty about our own weaknesses and failures, into the daily experience of God through silence, Scripture and prayer, and into a new life of love and service in the broken world around us. God's kingdom is not far away, a remote and future promise.
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    The Art of Loving

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      In disarmingly simple down-to-earth language Chiara Lubich draws her readers into the very heart of evangelical love and gently challenges them to start living it. She never tired of repeating the ideas that shine through each of the texts collected in this volume. Even as she lay dying, she urged those around her to spread the gospel message of unity and peace to everyone. The few simple phrases that compose her "Art of Loving", drawn from the gospels, disclose the secret of human fulfillment found in divine love: 'Love everyone', 'Be the first to love', 'Love your neighbour as yourself', 'Love each other as I have loved you', and 'Make yourself one'. "The Golden Rule", the universal message of Christianity and the essence of every great religion, is written into the spiritual DNA of every person, even those who seem far from God. In today's ever-changing society "The Art of Loving" can serve as a daily handbook for anyone who wishes to heed what Chiara Lubich understood to be the primary vocation of every human person and the source of personal and collective fulfillment: the call of Love.
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    Mirror Images : Seeing Yourself in Other People

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    In "Mirror Images", David Adam reflects on human encounters - on how we meet others in their otherness and through them the great 'Other' who is God. Characters in the book include the bird-watcher who has a greater sense of wonder and awe than many who call themselves Christian; the 'Snow White' woman who is fading away for lack of love; the man who needs to drink and cannot live easily without doing so, and the fan who is almost possessed by the team he supports. Each chapter ends with a look at a biblical character (Abraham, Jacob, David and Isaiah are among those featured), who has something to teach us about ourselves and our inner make-up. We will then be able to reflect further on our own way of living and how other people may see us.
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    Being Human : Bodies, Minds, Persons

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    What is consciousness? Is the mind a machine? What makes us persons? What does it mean to aspire to human maturity?These are among the fundamental questions that Rowan Williams helps us to think about in this deeply engaging exploration of what it means to be human. The book ends with a brief but profound meditation on the person of Christ, inviting us to consider how, through him, 'our humanity in all its variety, in all its vulnerability, has been taken into the heart of the divine life'.
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    Being Disciples : Essentials of the Christian Life

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    This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the christian life, including:faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; life in the Spirit.Written for the general reader by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ.
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    Even More Concise 10 Second Sermons

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    David Hayward - the `Naked Pastor' - is one of the most prolific Christian cartoonists of the online world. Describing himself as `a graffiti artist on the walls of religion' with the aim of `helping people undress religion to the core essential of their own unique spirituality', his immediately-recognisable images are shared by thousands across social media every day. This book uses David's cartoons and accompanying text to tell his own story from being a `Closed' Christian, with a black and white, fundamentalist view of the world to the freedom of becoming an `Open' Christian with the courage to ask questions and wrestle with some of the tougher challenges of faith.
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    Questions Are The Answer : nakedpastor and the search for understanding

    David Hayward - the `Naked Pastor' - is one of the most prolific Christian cartoonists of the online world. Describing himself as `a graffiti artist on the walls of religion' with the aim of `helping people undress religion to the core essential of their own unique spirituality', his immediately-recognisable images are shared by thousands across social media every day. This book uses David's cartoons and accompanying text to tell his own story from being a `Closed' Christian, with a black and white, fundamentalist view of the world to the freedom of becoming an `Open' Christian with the courage to ask questions and wrestle with some of the tougher challenges of faith.
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    Living Differently to Make a Difference : The beatitudes and countercultural lifestyle

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    Few would doubt that we live in a wounded and broken world. But God has sent a Saviour, Jesus Christ, who calls us, in the beatitudes, to live an authentic, countercultural lifestyle. By being different we can make a difference, becoming the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Through living the beatitudes, we could make the world a better place.
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    God Lost and Found

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    When you dig a bit below the surface, you are likely to discover that many of us who attend church regularly feel we have lost touch with a living experience of God. Indeed, we may find we no longer believe in God at all. The reasons why faith breaks down are multi-layered and complex, and this sympathetic volume has been written for those who aren't satisfied with pious answers to real questions and disappointments. John Pritchard draws deeply on his own experience of dark times in order to shed light on what we may be going through ourselves. He then offers starting points from which we might rediscover and re-imagine a more realistic faith in the God who, despite appearances, is ever present with us, whether apprehended or not.
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    God Among the Ruins : Trust and transformation in difficult times

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    Where do we turn when our world is falling apart?It takes courage to hope; to stand in our confusion and grief and still to believe that 'God is not helpless among the ruins'. Guided by Habakkuk and his prophetic landmarks, we are drawn on a reflective journey through the tangled landscape of bewildered faith, through places of wrestling and waiting, and on into the growth space of deepened trust and transformation. As you read, discover for yourself the value and practice of honest prayer, of surrender, of silence and listening, and of irrepressible hoping.
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    Love The World

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    This beautifully written book aims to increase our love for the world through reflecting on what we have discovered about it, and using this as a basis for further meditation and spiritual enrichment. It opens by looking at the beginning of the universe and the mystery of being, then moves on to our world, its atmosphere, the miracle of water and things we often take for granted but are essential to our health and happiness. Finally, it focuses on our relationship to the earth. Each section offers a short introduction, based on scientific discovery, a meditation, and an exercise in awareness and sensitivity.
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    Look at The Birds of the Air: lessons from birds in the Bible

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    'Look at the birds of the air', Jesus taught his followers. This book is the result of a lifetime spent following that teaching.  It brings to life the role of birds in the Bible; in the lives of individuals like Elijah, in prophecy and poetry, wise sayings and songs of worship.  This book is a study guide for Christian reflection on the avian world, as well as a personal account of the joy of watching birds.
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    Home : the quest to belong

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    Where is Home?This question troubles many of us. We may live far from where we grew up, away from those we love or in a culture not our own. But we all need somewhere to belong, to find a sense of home in this world. Jo Swinney was born in the UK, but grew up in Portugal and France. She went to an English boarding school, did a gap year in southern Africa and in her twenties studied theology in Canada, where she met her American husband. Now back in the UK, she's had more reason than most to wonder what 'home' really means. Is home where you come from - where you live now - where the people you love are - or what?Interweaving a frank and poignant retelling of her own story with theological and psychological insights, Jo's original and authentic exploration of home in all its many and varied forms is a heartfelt call to find our home in the things that are truly of most value.
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