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    Lasting Happiness; in search of deeper meaning and fulfilment

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    We all want to be happy, although 'happiness' can mean different things to different people.  But what if I don't feel happy?  Is my life less worthwhile?  And is there such a thing as lasting happiness anyway? Western society places great emphasis on the pursuit of health, wealth and pleasure, with a general expectation that having these in abundance will lead to The Good Life. But anxiety, depression and loneliness are rife in our communities, and it is common for people to struggle with relationships, and to feel that they have a low sense of meaning and lasting fulfilment.  Is there a better way for us to try to live? Dr Andrew Parnham believes that there is, but such a way may take us in unexpected directions.  In Lasting Happiness he invites us to explore this path in his company, looking beyond our immediate perceptions to consider our universal longings, the extraordinary way our brains engage with the world and ourselves, how healthy relationships develop and can be restored, and how meaning and fulfilment may actually be attained.  
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    Learning to Breathe : My Journey With Mental Illness

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    It begins slowly, so slowly that I hardly notice at first. My chest tightens and my heart begins to beat a fraction faster. I try to draw breath, but instead I choke on oxygen I can't inhale. As I realise that I can't breathe, the panic wraps itself around my mind. I can't make myself draw a breath. Rachael was aged just six when she had her first suicidal thought. Over the next decade, life would become increasingly fraught with depression and self-harm, and her outlook only bleaker. Before her eighteenth birthday, Rachael would twice try to take her own life. And yet amidst this darkness, a flicker of faith lived on. This is Rachael's story of her journey into, and out of, the darkness of depression. With unflinching realism and complete honesty, she shows us what it looks like to live with mental illness, and how God can find us and rescue us even in the most desperate of places.
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    Less is More : Spirituality for Busy Lives

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    Brian Draper was tired of feeling tired; "life in its fullness" felt like a life crammed full of stuff, and no more. "I don't want to be the kind of father who turns up late and exhausted for his children's school concert and sits at the back fiddling with a Blackberry, distracted, vacant. I want to be THERE, in the front row, fully present." Drawing on the guidance of Christian wisdom, he began to notice opportunities, day to day, to reduce the quantity, and increase the quality of life - to make room for his soul. LESS IS MORE distils a wonderful spiritual principle which is especially significant at this point in history, when time is limited and money is in short supply. Chapters include: Clearing the loft - literally and spiritually; Using your senses to savour what is free; Finding rhythm; Giving freely; Expressing yourself.
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    Lessons from a Hospital Bed: A Spiritual Tonic for Anyone Facing Illness and Recovery

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    John Piper shares ten beliefs he brought with him to hospital, and ten lessons from his hospital bed.With deep pastoral insight, practical wisdom and sensitivity, he encourages others in hospital to look beyond their circumstances. This can be a deeply meaningful time in which to draw from God's wisdom, trust him and rest in his love.
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    Life in God’s Now: The Sacrament of the Present Moment: Jean Pierre De Caussade’s Self-abandonment to Divine Providence for Everyone

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    Jean Pierre de Caussade, the author of the classic which came to be known as Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence, was known as a good preacher. Between 1731 and 1749 he was directing a retreat house in Nancy. Notes were taken of his conferences but they were not published in book form for a wider readership until 1860, more than a hundred years later. They were eventually edited and published by Henri Ramiere who gave it its title. In his teaching de Caussade hones in upon the 'littleness' and 'ordinariness' of the daily routine in which God must be found. God is NOW and God is HERE, otherewise God is NOWHERE. If God is not found in the here and now, we will not find him in musings about the future or futile regrets over the past.
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    Lifecare

    According to the World Health Organization, hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle with relational issues, emotional and mental health - and do not have access to help. LifeCare is a response to this crisis. An accessible and deeply encouraging resource that brings together discipleship practices, Christ-centred recovery skills, and research-supported pastoral care exercises, LifeCare guides you through the process of attending to your past, thought life, emotions, behaviours, and difficult circumstances to help you find the joy and purpose of abundant life. For all who feel called to work on difficulties in their life and relationships, whether through counselling, pastoral care, small groups, or other discipleship contexts, this book encourages you to start healing and seek growth in community.
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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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    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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    Love is His Meaning : Understanding the Teaching of Jesus

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    In Love Is His Meaning, Keith Ward explores the various figures of speech and images that Jesus used, and finds they are all ways of expressing and evoking the self-giving love of God, manifested supremely in Jesus' life. They communicate spiritual truths, often not in a literal but in a poetic way. They encourage us to take our own moral decisions with sensitivity and care for others. They show that God's love will never abandon anyone, and that it extends to everyone in the world without exception. And they promise a fulfilment of our hopes for a just and peaceable world that surpasses anything we might describe or imagine.Putting aside presentations of Jesus' teachings that focus on a literalist, authoritarian, legalistic, judgmental and divisive interpretation, the author shows that what remains is the Gospel of a divine love that is stronger than death, and is the only power that can and will redeem our broken and disordered world.
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    Making Each Moment Count

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    Some psychologists claim that it takes 21 days to change a habit or establish a behaviour. Isn't it worth 21 days' effort to become more grounded in the moment and capable of living fully and enjoying life with others and with God? Anne Smollin wrote this small book to help readers discover who they truly are and foster an awareness of all the blessings that surround them. Within the ordinariness of daily life they can find graces clothed in the surprise and wonder of the beauty and blessings around them. Includes black and white photographs by the author
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    Naked Prayers: honest confessions to a loving creator

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    In Naked Prayers, singer-songwriter Mara Measor shares a series of authentic prayers through words and doodles. Knowing that many of her contemporaries feel they are no good at praying, Mara fights the notion of 'bad prayers' by suggesting that prayer is simply about getting naked before God, without pretence. As she says, 'There are a million and one books on prayer floating around Christian circles, but this is not a how-to-pray book; this is a how-I-have-really-prayed book.'In 86 prayers, written over 13 months, she reflects on four stages: Following God through making a home in New York City; Fretting about the purpose and direction of her life; Falling into a period of depression; Finding her way back to freedom.
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    One for Sorrow : A Memoir of Death and Life

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    One for Sorrow relates the story of the loss of 21-year-old Tom from cancer, and how his family struggled to live through the aftermath. When Alan started to write the book, he thought it was about his son's illness and death. He soon realised, however, that it dealt largely with own journey through that painful 'valley of the shadow of death', as someone responsible for ministering to others in similar situations. His core beliefs were challenged and his perspective on life changed. Now retired from ministry, he is passionate about the capacity each of us has to make a difference, for the better, by living our lives to the full each and every day.
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