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  • Lent with the beloved disciple
    Lent with the beloved disciple
    £10.99

    Lent With the Beloved Disciple: The 2024 Lent book

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    The 2024 Bloomsbury Lent Book invites you on a six-week journey in the company of the "beloved disciple" as found in the narrative of the Gospel of St John. As the only disciple to have stayed close to Jesus at every stage from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion at Calvary, this eagle-eyed eyewitness intentionally records certain subtle details and signs which, when perceived with the eyes of faith, indicate a deeper and far lasting significance. Michael Marshall explores what these signs are and how, with prayerful reflection, they draw us ever more deeply into the personal, eternal and cosmic significance and awareness of all that Christ accomplished by his death and resurrection: the Paschal Mystery. Ideal for both individual use and for small group study, Lent with the Beloved Disciple takes us into the heart of that Paschal Mystery, by which all things in heaven and earth are ultimately fulfilled in the risen and ascended Christ, who is "all in all".
    £10.99
    £10.99
  • lent and easter for everyone
    lent and easter for everyone
    £11.99

    Lent and Easter for Everyone: from Wilderness to Glory

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    Join Tom Wright on a transformative journey through the Gospels as he explores the life and impact of Jesus: the highs and lows of his earthly ministry, the power of his teaching and his victory over sin and death. Offering seven weeks' worth of daily readings and reflections, Lent and Easter for Everyone enables you to relive Christ's journey - from his temptations in the wilderness to the darkness of the cross and beyond into the glory of Easter. Each reflection is drawn from a key passage in Wright's immensely popular For Everyone series, and each one ends with practical suggestions for personal reflection or group discussion. Whether used individually or in groups, Lent and Easter for Everyone serves as a trusted companion, encouraging spiritual growth, deepening understanding, and fostering a renewed sense of hope and purpose as you continue your Christian journey. Contents: Prologue: Jesus in the wilderness. Week 1 Jesus in prayer. Week 2 Jesus among the crowds. Week 3 Jesus among friends. Week 4 Jesus among enemies. Week 5 Jesus in the city. Week 6 Jesus on the cross. Week 7 Jesus in glory. Epilogue: Jesus in us. Questions for discussion and reflection
    £11.99
    £11.99
  • alls well that ends well
    alls well that ends well
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    All’s Well that Ends Well: From Dust to Resurrection. 40 days with Shakespeare

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    Few writers have a deeper understanding of the foibles of human nature and life's absurdities and tragedies than William Shakespeare. This makes him a fascinating companion for the season of Lent, a traditional time for a spot of self-examination. This engaging, wise and often amusing Lent book sets quotations from Shakespeare's characters and poems alongside biblical passages and reflects on the resonance between them - one reflection for each day of the season. It starts with dust on Ash Wednesday ('Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust', from Cymbeline) and ends with resurrection as Easter Sunday approaches ('It is required you do awake your faith', from The Winter's Tale). In between, it considers many rich spiritual themes: mercy, love, loyalty, trust, good vs evil, guilt, forgiveness, ageing, grief, death, hope and more. Each day's reflection opens with a quotation from Shakespeare and explores its ideas in conversation with the Bible and Christian thought.
    £12.99
    £12.99
  • Bread_Ashes
    Bread_Ashes
    £3.75

    Bread and Ashes

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    Mary writes, 'These poems and prayers were written in response to the season of Lent, a time to consider what is separating us from a full and loving relationship with our Creator God and to prepare ourselves for the joyful celebration of Easter. Join with me as I contemplate these things through poetry, prayer and words from the Bible.' This book is staple bound, A6 (10.5x14.8cm) and 20 pages.
    £3.75
    £3.75
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    Flowing-tide
    Flowing-tide
    £3.99
    £3.99
  • God_on_mute
    God_on_mute
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    God on Mute: engaging the silence of unanswered prayer

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    This new edition of Pete Greig s classic book includes a new forty-day study guide, a foreword from the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a new introduction from the author who has personally revised and updated the text throughout. Originally written out of the pain of his wife's fight for her life, but also the wonder of watching the prayer movement they founded changing lives around the world, Pete Greig steps into the dark side of prayer and emerges with a hard-won message of hope, comfort, and profound biblical insight for all who suffer in silence. ~ A Christian Classic. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury ~ A masterpiece. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Nicky Gumbel, HTB and Alpha ~ Simply the best resource I've ever found on unanswered prayer, bar none. John Mark Comer, best-selling author.
    £12.99
    £12.99
  • Easter_reflections
    Easter_reflections
    £6.99

    Easter Reflections

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    Easter Reflections contain nine of Mary's Easter themed pieces of artwork along with thoughtful meditations, prayers and comments intended to provide a preparation for Easter Day. We have also included ‘Behind the Scenes’ bonus pages with the stage drawings of some of the artwork from first lines to the finished piece to demonstrate how Mary produces her art. Easter Reflections is a glossy softcover book which is perfect bound, A5 size (14.8X21cm) and 28 pages.
    £6.99
    £6.99
  • Comfort Uncertain Times
    Comfort Uncertain Times
    £8.99

    Comfort in Uncertain Times: Helping children draw close to God through Biblical stories of anxiety, loss and transition

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    Uncertainty and change can be hard, and even more so for a child. Feelings of confusion, powerlessness and insecurity may be overwhelming. Scripture is full of people just like our children who had to cope with uncertainty and transition and flourished as they saw God's hand and presence within it all. Designed as a series of stories and discussions for families, this book lays a biblical foundation for who God is in uncertain times and how to stay connected to him.
    £8.99
    £8.99
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    Hineni: Here I Am Lord

    'Hineni' is a Hebrew word that means "Here I am, I am available to you.  What is it that you want?" This word or phrase recurs in many familiar stories.  It is the reply of a child called in from playing outdoors by a loving parent, the response of a servant about to be given a job to do - or perhaps someone answering the phone! Sheila Hay has written these poems and prayers in times of change and uncertainty. They come from a very ancient tradition , that of repeating psalms.  The psalms of scripture  reflect every mood: trust and despair,  anger and frustration as well as quiet joy.  They invite us  to bring ourselves as we are  into an awareness of God's presence. When God seems furthest away, it seems that draws out of us an even stronger need to tell Him so!  Those who already know Sheila's  earlier poems will be eager to experience this very different offering  and will find their own heart-cries  surfacing as they travel through so many psalms of her struggles and faith-experience.  Andy Raine, Holy Island. 
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    £7.50
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    An Ocean of Light : Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation

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    For people drawn to a life of contemplation, the dawning of luminous awareness in a mind full of clutter is deeply liberating. In the third of his best-selling books on Christian contemplative life, Martin Laird turns his attention to those who are well settled in their contemplative practice. An Ocean of Light speaks both to those just entering the contemplative path and to those with a maturing practice of contemplation. Gradually, the practice of contemplation lifts the soul, freeing it from the blockages that introduce confusion into our identity and thus confusion about the mystery we call God. In the course of a lifetime of inner silencing, the flower of awareness emerges: a living realization that we have never been separate from God or from the rest of humanity while we each fully become what each of us is created to be. In contemplation we become so silent before God that the "before" drops away. Those whose lives have led them deeply into the silent land realize this, but not in the way that we realize that the square root of 144 is 12. Laird draws from a wide and diverse range of writers-from St. Augustine, Evagrius Ponticus, and St. Teresa of Avila to David Foster Wallace, Flannery O'Connor, Virginia Woolf, and Franz Wright-to ground his insight in an ancient practice and give it a voice in contemporary language. With his characteristic lyricism and gentleness, Laird guides readers through new challenges of contemplative life, such as making ourselves the focus of our own contemplative project; dealing with old pain; transforming the isolation of loneliness and depression into a liberating solidarity with all who suffer; and the danger of using a spiritual practice as a strategy to acquire and control.
    £12.99
    £12.99
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    Reading the Bible with the Damned

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    Exploring the challenges that both the churched and the unchurched have faced regarding giving and receiving the word of God, Bob Ekblad encourages us all to learn to read the Bible together as a whole. In this compelling book, he reflects on how Christians have often found it difficult to proclaim God's good news to every realm of society, while those who have needed it most have frequently deemed themselves unworthy due to social circumstances or sinfulness. In Reading the Bible with the Damned, Ekblad offers concrete advice on how to bridge this gap through a variety of insights ultimately leading to spiritual transformation. This book is full of examples of how Scripture changes lives for those who attend Bible studies and for those who lead them, offering practical suggestions on many passages from the Old and New Testaments.
    £16.99
    £16.99
  • £14.99

    A Sunlit : Silence, Awareness and Contemplation

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    "The practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts," writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. "Not a technique but a skill, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence." In this companion volume to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird focuses on a quality often overlooked by books on Christian meditation: a vast and flowing spaciousness that embraces both silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing on the wisdom of great contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, and many others, Laird shows how we can uncover the deeper levels of awareness that rest within us like buriedtreasure waiting to be found. The key insight of the book is that as our practice matures, so will our experience of life's ordeals, sorrows, and joys expand into generous, receptive maturity. We learn to see whatever difficulties we experience in meditation-boredom, lethargy, arrogance, depression, grief,anxiety-not as obstacles to be overcome but as opportunities to practice surrender to what is. With clarity and grace Laird shows how we can move away from identifying with our turbulent, ever-changing thoughts and emotions to the cultivation of a "sunlit absence"-the luminous awareness in which God's presence can most profoundly be felt. Addressed to both beginners and intermediates on the pathless path of still prayer, A Sunlit Absence offers wise guidance on the specifics of contemplative practice as well as an inspiring vision of the purpose of such practice and the central role it can play in our spiritual lives.
    £14.99
    £14.99
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