This is the first book by talented artist Mary Fleeson, a Community Companion who lives on Holy Island (see Life in Christ for her second). Mary invites you to accompany her on a journey, ‘to share a quiet walk, some thoughtful moments and a few challenges…This is not a book of answers. I only hope to share with you a little of what I have discovered since becoming a Christian and encourage you to ask questions of yourself, of others and of God.’ Dr Michelle Brown, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts (including the Lindisfarne Gospels) at the British Library, in her foreword to this book, comments how Mary has reflected, in her vibrant organic images, scribal work and words, the prayer lives of the Celtic Saints who first brought the Gospel to Lindisfarne; the labour that has been a perpetual feature of life on the island through the centuries; and the beauty of the artwork in the Lindisfarne Gospels. This is a wonderful gift book.
A work of startling authenticity, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's new book speaks to each of us who seek an authentic path of Christian transformation. He shows how you can:
- Cultivate stability by rooting yourself more deliberately in the place where you live.
- Truly engage with the people you are with.
- Slow down and participate in simpler rhythms of life.
- Live in ways that speak to the deeper yearning of the human heart.
Garlands for Ashes was recorded in Phnom Penh and the Mekong delta in Cambodia. This package of CD and DVD will take you to the very heart of the Cambodian Christian Arts community so that you can experience in video and pictures, sounds, songs and dances, the Khmer people of Cambodia.
In the 1970’s, during the devastating years of the Pol Pot dictatorship, the beautiful traditions of Cambodia’s artistic community were systematically silenced. In the people’s struggle to survive starvation and brutality in the killing fields, their suppressed creative story lay dormant. Today, the arts are flourishing again, ornate costumed dancers tell their story through intricate hand movements, Khmer music floods the airwaves and the young are re-imagining their cultural music for today.
On this project you can listen to the beautiful traditional instruments, the Tro, Khim, Takhe and Roneat and experience the stories and lives of the children whose lives have been transformed through CCAMS.
The product contains a 14 track CD with 12 page booklet and a DVD which includes: a clip on Cambodia’s history; another about CCAM and their story; 5 videos of traditional Khmer dances; 3 traditional orchestra pieces; individual instruments; and a photo gallery of life at CCAMS. Proceeds from this product will directly support the CCAM community.
This book has been designed to guide you through a day long creative retreat or quiet day whether it be at home or away. It offers a combination of prayers and activities, some to challenge and some to help you relax and clear your mind and always to encourage you to hear the 'still, small voice.'
'Images can reach the parts of the human mind and heart that words cannot. God knows that, which is why God the Son comes to live with us as Jesus Christ, a living, human image of God.'
Jane Williams explores may different images of Jesus in art from across the centuries and around the world, and asks what they can tell us about him.