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    When Rain Falls Like Lead : Exploring the Presence of God in the Darkness of Suffering

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    Exploring the question 'Where is God when we suffer?" through biblical, theological and personal narratives. Why suffering? Why pain? Why? Are there any answers to that question? Where is God in the middle of this? This is the question at the heart of scripture and key to the identity of the people of God throughout the ages. This unique, biblically-rooted and pastorally-focused book explores these questions, engaging both the biblical narratives as well as our personal experience. "This poignant work, based in part on the author's own loss and grief, doesn't just provide a study of the issue; it speaks words of genuine hope. This is first-rate pastoral counselling direct from a broken heart. With a searing vulnerability the reader is drawn into a raw edged story of ongoing suffering." - David Coffey OBE, Global Ambassador, BMS World Mission "Andy Percey has written a most moving lament for a beloved sister. "The answers he comes up with, if we can call them answers, are theologically robust and pastorally heart-warming. I am really glad this book is now out there." - Ian Stackhouse, Minister of Millmead, Guildford Baptist Church, UK
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    Into the Depths : A Chaplain’s Reflections on Death, Dying and Pastoral Care

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    Pastoral care is central to Christian ministry, and it can take ministers to the edges of human life. Chaplains often work on the edge of institutions, and frequently on the edge of society. In this thoughtful and practical book, Rosie Deedes draws on her experience as a chaplain in prisons and hospices and reflects on the nature of pastoral care and the contribution chaplaincy can make to the life and ministry of the Church. Focusing particularly on the taboo subject of death and dying, she shows how ministers such as clergy and chaplains are called to go 'into the depths' of human life to share the love and compassion of God. Reflecting on a number of pastoral encounters, the book invites ministers to confront the depths of human life and to develop resilience that enables them to engage in depth with all they encounter.
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    Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving and finding the church

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    New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals-church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it. Centered around seven sacraments, Evans' quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.
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    Postcards from the Land of Grief

    Grief can often feel like a gnawing homesickness for a place where you used to live, but to which you can never return. Richard Littledale has written a series of short, candid thoughts and reflections from his own experience of widowhood that will resonate and bring comfort and understanding to anyone experiencing bereavement. These thoughts are written as postcards from the land of grief, as they are used to convey a message from this foreign country of bereavement. Postcards are, by definition, a small snapshot of a feeling at any one time, not long and drawn out essays, and these thoughts provide an accessible way to identify feelings and draw hope from a fellow traveller. Richard also includes practical resources and advice on the grieving process, and reflects on how his faith in God has sustained him. The book is deliberately designed to be able to dip in and out of as required at the point of need. It is also useful for those who want to give a helpful book to comfort a friend, or for anyone wanting to help understand how their bereaved loved one might be feeling.
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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 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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    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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    This Must Be the Place : Reflections on Home

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    Connects the metaphor of home that runs through the stories of our faith - the Prodigal Son, the Son of Man has nowhere to call home, heaven as home - with the deep desire to belong and to feel wanted* Author of Keeping the Feast turns discussions about food and faith into what it means to live in community, to create home, and to feel at homeThe author writes, "One of the characters in Robert Frost's `Death of a Hired Man' says, `Home is that place where, when you go there, they have to let you in.' I have found that place in my marriage, around our dining room table for Thursday Night Dinners, with friends who have helped me make a mosaic out of the shards of my fractured past. Home, for me, means to belong, to feel wanted."As a writer, chef, and minister, Brasher-Cunningham has spoken to churches, taught cooking classes, hosted dinners, and found as many ways as possible to get people together to talk about food and faith. That discussion turns often to what it means to live life together, which is an entry point to talk about what it means to feel at home together. For readers of Keeping the Faith and Brasher-Cunningham's blog, churches seeking to be "home" for their members, people who have moved and searching for a sense of home.
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    A Spacious Place : Contemplating the Second Half of Life

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    A Spacious Place', encourages women to prepare for the different challenge of moving to the next stage of life, into a 'spacious place' where new opportunities for personal growth and development can begin to unfold.
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    Facing Midlife

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    A book of undated biblical reflections, Facing Midlife is a unique devotional guide to one of the most spiritually important transitions in life. Midlife brings with it both difficulty and opportunity but the Scriptures show us how to handle these challenges wisely so that in the second half of life we reach our full potential and find our unique God-given vocation. In Facing Midlife Tony Horsfall shows that God is involved in the midlife transition, using it to shape and form us into the likeness of Christ, and to prepare us for the exciting calling he still has for us. Rather than to be avoided or ignored, the midlife transition is one to be embraced confidently in the knowledge that God is at work in all the circumstances of our lives.
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    Moments to Remember : Ignatian Wisdom for Aging

    With a shared belief in the transforming power of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Sr. Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ and Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ have collaborated in ministry to various groups with the hope of empowering leaders with the wisdom of the Ignatian tradition of Christian spirituality. While ministering at the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University, Sr. Carol Ann and Fr. Merz, co-authored two books. Moment By Moment: A Retreat In Everyday Life, (2000) and Finding God In Each Moment: The Practice of Discernment in Everyday Life (2005). Both books have been used in a variety of ways by individuals, married couples and communities as well as in settings such as educational institutions, parishes, retreat centres, prisons, groups and by spiritual directors.
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