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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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    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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    Breakthrough : The Art of Surviving

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    Is a full and abundant life possible if your childhood has been shattered by abuse? Giles D. Lascelle, an abuse survivor, ordained minister and psychotherapist, examines the issues and shows how it is possible to break through to a place of freedom, peace and joy. Combining psychological insights with a tender understanding of the compassionate heart of Christ, Giles shares what he has learnt in over thirty years professional practice. An accessible and powerful resource, Breakthrough guides survivors in the art of recovery, informs those who love them, and shows how churches can respond
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    Speaking the Truth : Preaching in a diverse culture

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    `Truth' is a difficult subject in a pluralistic culture, and `the truth' is even more challenging. Yet the preacher's call is to be a speaker of truth - the truth of God in Jesus Christ. What does it take to speak the truth faithfully as a preacher of the gospel, for that truth to be heard, and for words and ideas to generate actions and build relationships? Samuel Wells has learned that speaking the truth means telling the Christian story alongside the contemporary secular story. It means helping your hearers perceive both the harmonies and the dissonance between the two. It means inviting them, with both conviction and humility, to decide how their own story is going to be shaped by this truth. In this volume, he reflects on the practice of speaking about God, faith, the Bible, discipleship, resurrection, salvation, politics and truth, and on preaching that resonates in particular contexts. It is a book to encourage and give confidence to all preachers, and preachers in training.
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    The Language of Tears : Their gift, mystery and meaning

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    Tears are a common experience we rarely discuss, and then only in relation to pain and loss. David Runcorn draws upon a long Christian tradition of seeing tears as a gift to explore their deeper meaning and purpose, their place in human life and their significance for prayer and spirituality. In the early centuries of the church tears were regarded as an extension of baptism or a gift of the Spirit. They were integral to prayer and a vital part of human integration and maturing. Jesus said that those who mourn were 'blessed'. The Language of Tears explores how tears are a natural and important way of processing loss, uncertainty and anxiety, drawing upon theology, scripture, psychology and biology. This accessible and sensitive guide is for all engaged in spiritual direction, counselling or pastoral care.
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    Embracing Conflict: Jesus as a model for church leaders

    To be human is to know conflict; to be a leader is to know conflict intensified.  This invaluable guide explores some of the many instances when Jesus dealt with tension and hostility throughout his ministry. It invites leaders to enter into and experience these tense events from Jesus’ point of view.
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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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    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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    Dementia : Living in the Memories of God

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    Winner of the Michael Ramsay Prize 2016 Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in Western society today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest euthanasia as a solution to the perceived indignity of memory loss and the disorientation that accompanies it. In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, and medical practitioners as he explores two primary questions: ' Who am I when I've forgotten who I am?' What does it mean to love God and be loved by God when I have forgotten who God is?Offering compassionate and carefully considered theological and pastoral responses to dementia and forgetfulness, Swinton's Dementia: Living in the Memories of God redefines dementia in light of the transformative counter story that is the gospel.
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    The Last Journey : Reflections for the Time of Grieving

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    The need to express grief, to sing our sorrow, is as old as humanity. The Book of Psalms, sideby side with expressions of deepest praise, contains cries of unfathomable despair. Both are not only acceptable to God, but essential for our mental and spiritual health. In The Last Journey, John Bell explores the myriad of emotions that accompany loss, offeringus a way to grieve, to search through the struggle before us - and perhaps enabling us to findthe courage to face the world with a renewed sense of hope. This book is accompanied by an audio CD of 17 songs.
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    Too Soon : A Mother’s Journey through Miscarriage: A 30-Day Devotional

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    Here are 30 reflections on the topic of losing a baby. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, a traumatic experience for any woman, but one in which she typically feels alone. The author herself suffered four miscarriages, and writes compassionately and personally. Each piece is followed by a meditation and space for personal reflection. The book ends with a liturgy for a lost child, and is attractively designed.
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    Facing Death: Bible readings for special times

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    This collection of 18 undated reflections draws comfort and encouragement from the Bible and from the author's own experience for those going through life-limiting illness and for their family and carers. With moving vulnerability and without denying the difficult reality of the situation, Rachel Boulding suggests a way to confront terminal illness with faith and hope in a loving God. Facing Death grew out of the overwhelming response to Rachel's Bible notes in New Daylight (May-August 2016). Readers recognised in her comments her courage to be authentic in the face of terminal illness, her appropriate vulnerability and her faith.
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    Bereavement: Bible readings for special times

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    This book of 24 undated reflections draws comfort and inspiration from the Bible and from experience for those who are going through a time of bereavement, as well as providing insight for those wanting to support others who are bereaved. Jean Watson suggests how it might feel to get through the dark days and to move, however slowly, from `getting by' with help, to `getting a life' in which living with loss goes alongside the gains in terms of new insights on faith and life and a greater ability to empathise with others.
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    Destiny : Learning to Live by Preparing to Die

    Only a proper perspective on death provides the true perspective on life.Living in the light of your death will help you to live wisely, freely and generously. It will give you a big heart and open hands, and enable you to relish all the small things of life in deeply profound ways. Death can teach you the meaning of mirth.The author encourages us to take the one thing in the future that is certain - our death - and work backwards from that point into all the details and decisions and heartaches of our lives, and to think about them from the perspective of the end. It is the destination which makes sense of the journey. If we know for sure where we are heading, then we can know for sure what we need to do before we get there.Learn to find true joy and satisfaction in God's good gifts, and, in realizing your own smallness, see just how great God is.
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    Mercy : Life in the Season of Dying

    Over the years, Peter Roebbelen has had the painful privilege of walking with too many friends as they prepared to die. His journey with them has been intensely personal and altogether unsafe. As he grieved and reflected on their deaths, what began to take shape were insights into life and living. He began to understand the many ways in which God was bestowing gifts of life upon his friends in their seasons of dying, and that on many occasions, the dying were living better than he was - they were more fully alive, more fully present, more keenly aware of what was important and what was needed. This book is filled with their stories, their wisdom and their tears. There are many helpful books about the dying process and about coping with loss and what to expect as one journeys through grief. This is not one of those books. This book looks at the possibility of life in the face of death's certainty. With the dying and their caregivers showing the way, this is a book of thoughts, stories and reflections, about finding life in the season of dying.
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    The Art of Healing Prayer : Bringing Christ’s Wholeness to Broken People

    The Art of Healing Prayer aims to help both clergy and laity to develop a greater understanding of those who come seeking healing, and to become skilled in praying for such people biblically, imaginatively and sensitively. The authors recognize that this is a costly ministry, requiring counsellors to find time in their own often busy lives to guide others, and necessitating that they continue to be open to the gifts of God's grace. However, it is a ministry that often results in joy and transformation, as those healed from long standing inner woundedness become sources of goodness and healing for others.
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    Saying Goodbye

    Losing a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, leaves so many parents lost in grief and full of unanswered questions. Zoë Clark-Coates, and her husband Andy, have personally faced the loss of five babies. Out of their experiences came the charity The Mariposa Trust (more often known by its leading division Saying Goodbye), offering support to thousands of grieving parents and relatives around the world each week. Now, Zoë writes a moving account of their experiences and how they found a way through to provide help and support for others. Alongside this are 90 days of daily support for those who are grieving, offering comfort and hope during the difficult days, weeks and months.
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    Praying our Goodbyes

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    Everyone has unique goodbyes--times of losing someone or something that has given life meaning and value. With the touch of a poet, Joyce Rupp offers her wisdom on "these experiences of leaving behind and moving on, the stories of union and separation that are written in all our hearts." Praying Our Goodbyes, Rupp says, is about the spirituality of change. It is a book for anyone who has experienced loss, whether a job change, the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, a financial struggle, a mid-life crisis, or an extended illness. It is designed to help readers reflect, ritualize, and re-orient themselves--to help heal the hurts caused by goodbyes and the anxieties encountered when one season of life ends and another begins.
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    Time to Live : The Beginner’s Guide to Saying Goodbye

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    "Ann writes honestly about death and dying. It is easy to read, written from the heart and mixes philosophical /spiritual thought with highly practical ideas about ways forward. Ann writes from the perspective of her strong Christian faith and her writings are backed up with clear, useful, encouraging Scripture readings. As a Christian I found it very inspiring and hopeful. Death is a certainty for all of us, yet her society hides it away and pretends in collusion with her own unconscious minds that we are immortal. Ann tackles the subject comprehensively and uses a mix of personal stories, quotes, philosophical thinkers, poetry and scripture to ilustrate her ideas. The book flows well and I liked the way it illustrated the pitfalls one can slip into , from denial to an overwhelming belief in healing that can prevent one from preparing both spiritually and practically. I loved her positivity and encouragement to focus on love - the love of God, of each other and of ourselves. I have taken away some practical ideas to implement. For instance I have a lasting power of attorney but now realise how useful making an advance decision will be. Thank you Ann for this book."
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    Prayers for Dementia : And how to live well with it

    `Lord, in my darkening path, take me by the hand and share your courage with me.'~This simple book offers Bible verses and poems of hope and comfort, and short items of information, support and advice about dementia. Each is accompanied by a suggested prayer. It is divided into three sections. The first group is for the use of those with dementia. The second is for carers. And the final prayers are for the use of family, friends and the wider community. But you can use any of them with, or on behalf of, someone else. Half of the royalties for this book will be given to Alzheimer's Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk.
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    Pocket Prayers for Troubled Times

    Offering hope and comfort to those facing pressure and anxiety, Pocket Prayers for Troubled Times offers both original and traditional prayers that speak of God's presence and faithfulness in adversity. Tackling issues not covered in many standard prayer books, it reveals the value of prayer in all circumstances and contains seven themed chapters: Work, unemployment and money Home life and relationships Our broken world Our fragile earth In times of illness In times of bereavement Into God's hands"Prayer may not `fix' our problems, but it does change both us and the emotional context of our relationships. Prayer gives God access to our over-defended lives. Prayer lets God's Spirit permeate the bone-hard ground of our confusions." - John Pritchard
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    Prayers for Anxiety: and how best to cope with it

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    All of us experience anxiety at some time. It can be useful in helping us rise to a challenging situation. With some people, the fear goes far beyond what the situation requires. Instead of sharpening our responses, it becomes disabling. This is anxiety disorder. It's commoner than you might think. One in ten of the population will suffer from it at some point. It can have a serious effect on your life. Take heart; there are things you can do to help. In this book you will find information and advice about different aspects of the condition: causes, symptoms, managing the illness, treatment, how others can help. Each is accompanied by a prayer. The book is divided into two sections. Part A is for, or on behalf of, those with anxiety disorder. Part B is for family, friends and the wider community. Half the royalties from this book will go to the charity Mind. There are also blank pages where you may wish to add prayers you have written or discovered for yourself, and notes of other resources you have found useful.
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    Anxious Times

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    A book of 24 undated reflections drawing on a range of relevant Bible passages to offer genuine hope and encouragement in anxious times. Encompassing the very human emotions of fear and anxiety, the reflections encourage us to draw comfort and strength from God's word even in those times when he seems silent to us. This book acknowledges that trust and hope in God's goodness doesn't always come easily, but when embraced we gain the strength to face our fear with courage and confidence.
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    Breathing Under Water Companion Journal : Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

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    A valuable new companion journal to the bestselling "Breathing Under Water" We are all addicted to something, according to Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. This Companion Journal can help you work your way through the wisdom of the twelve-step program as outlined in Breathing Under Water to help you determine the source and solution for your own addictions. The journal contains reflections, discussion questions, and room for your own notes to help you explore the process in a way that's relevant and meaningful in your own life.
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