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  • The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See
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    The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

    The enlightenment you seek in other religions has been present in Christianity from the beginning. Richard Rohr helps you recognise the forces (such as ego resistance and dual thinking) that separate you from your deeper self. then, drawing from the Gospels and the greatest Christian contemplatives, he shows you what it means to be spiritually awake. You'll learn:
      • why your ego resists change and growth
      • - What Jesus, the first mystical leader in the West, can teach you
      • - What is useful about popular ideas such as 'the law of attraction'
      • - how you can enhance spiritual awareness without sacrificing reason
     
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    The Path of Light
    The Path of Light
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    The Path of Light

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    Though the dawn breaks cheerless on this Isle today, My spirit walks upon a path of light. For I know my greatness, Thou hast built me a throne within Thy heart. I dwell safely within the circle of Thy care. I cannot for a moment fall out of the everlasting arms. I am on my way to glory. Alistair Maclean (from p.115) During his long and influential ministry, David Adam has found inspiration in prayers written by the Celtic peoples of Britain and Ireland. This lovely volume contains a series of meditations on forty prayers, whose rhythm and earthiness offer a more natural way of conversing with God. For if we are to know God, we must spend time with him, sharing our concerns – as the Celtic peoples did so simply and naturally. And as we learn to rest in the presence of the One who is ever with us, so we will be drawn increasingly into the mystery and wonder of his love.
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    The Practice of the Presence of God

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    This enduring classic of devotion consists of the letters and recorded conversations of a simple seventeenth-century lay brother who, through the most ordinary of activities, was able to achieve a profound intimacy with God. At any moment and in any circumstance, he taught, we can 'practice the presence of God' – by thinking on Him, loving Him, and offering up our daily tasks as acts of worship. This volume also includes Brother Lawrence's Spiritual Maxims, a summary of his teachings in the form of short aphorisms and sayings. Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (c1611-1691) born Nicholas Herman, spent most of his life serving as a kitchen hand and errand boy at the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Paris.
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  • The Promise of Paradox
    The Promise of Paradox
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    The Promise of Paradox: a celebration of contradictions in the Christian life

    First published in 1980 - and reissued here with a feisty new introductory essay - The Promise of Paradox launched Parker J. Palmer s career as an author and his ongoing exploration of the contradictions that vex and enrich our lives. In this probing and heartfelt book, the distinguished writer, teacher, and activist examines some of the challenging questions at the core of Christian spirituality. How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? We can hold them as paradoxes, not "either/ors", allowing them to open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being. Animated by the insights of the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, The Promise of Paradox explores spiritual questions in the open and generous spirit of Christian mysticism, challenging forms of Christianity  that are closed and even cruel. There are no easy answers to these questions, and there may be no answers at all. But with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Palmer advocates the rich possibilities that emerge when we learn to "live the questions".
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  • The Radical Disciple
    The Radical Disciple
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    The Radical Disciple: Wholehearted Christian Living

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    by John Stott So many of us avoid radical discipleship by being selective, choosing rather those areas in which commitment is appealing, and steering well clear of areas where it will be costly. But because Jesus is Lord, we have no liberty to pick and choose. The author looks at eight characteristics of Christian discipleship, which are commonly neglected, yet deserve to be taken seriously.
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    The Recovery of Love: Walking the Way of Wholeness

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    “…Washed flat and almost clean by the ebb of the tide, the sand is bare except for a single set of footprints. And – why are we not surprised? – there he is again ahead of us, waiting. Although it is barely dawn, there is light enough to see his face, recognise  his smile. The shadows have gone, for this in-between time, anyway. When he speaks, we know his voice, although we cannot place his accent. Five words; a question: “What do you really want?”’ Some people like to be taken on mystery tours; others prefer to know where they are going, how long it will take, and where they will stop for lunch. This book is a bit of a mystery tour, exploring aspects of faith and truth through storytelling and reflection on the Bible. At its heart is the meaning of love on the one hand, our hunger for it and often weary search to find it, and on the other hand God’s breathtaking love for us. ‘ All too often the world of faith exists in a separate compartment from where our real living has to happen. This fresh and honest book seeks to bring the two together in an authentic relationship, not by giving answers but by following the questions. Through story telling, gentle and tough by turns, the invitation is to awaken to a presence, often hidden, that waits to meet us in the midst of daily living.’ David Runcorn (spiritual director and author of Spirituality Workbook) ‘This is a highly unusual book blending imaginative narrative with Bible quotes and reflection. It won’t be to everyone’s taste but, for people who are prepared to think differently, to find themselves challenged and have their thoughts stretched, it will take you on a journey into the heart of God’s love.’ Paula Gooder (biblical studies lecturer and author of Heaven: A Rough Guide)  

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Cry of the Deer: Meditations on the Hymn of St Patrick

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    "The Cry of the Deer" takes us deeper into the prayer experience through a series of meditations leading into practical exercises in affirming the Presence of God. These meditations are based on the eternal certainties of the Christian faith, as acclaimed in the translation of the hymn of St. Patrick known as "The Deer's Cry". They are designed to help us to experience faith not merely as creeds but as a vital, living relationship with God which touches every aspect of our lives.
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    The Mirror That Speaks Back : Looking at, listening to and reflecting your worth in Jesus

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    Learn how to engage with God's word, to trust it, to walk in its truth, to see in Jesus your self-esteem. This book will transform the way you think and release you to fulfil all you were made to be and do in Jesus Christ. It will help you: to fix your 'mind on things above' despite pressures to focus elsewhere,to use scripture to empower your discipleship,to resist conformity to secular norms,to recognise who you are in Jesus. In short, reading this book could be a life-changing encounter!
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