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    Listening to the Boys: Meditations on Francisco de Zurbaran’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons

    “The Boys” is an affectionate term sometimes used to describe the outstanding portraits of Jacob and his twelve sons by the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán, housed at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland.

    This is an unusual practical book which provides a concise and readable introduction to the paintings and encourages the reader to take time to “listen to the boys.” After some useful introductory pages about the background to the paintings, the substance of the book contains reproductions of each of the paintings along with reflections and questions to stimulate the reader to record their own personal reflections and responses.

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    Z-Rod: Chosen Wanderers : A Celtic Saga of Warriors and Saints

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    Chosen Wanderers is the first book in the Z-Rod series: a gripping saga set in the upheavals of Pictish Scotland in the 6th century. At the initiation of two princes preparing one to rule the tribe, a mysterious power symbol, the Z-Rod, is tattooed on one, unleashing uncontrollable consequences. Tribal power struggles are further intensified when two Irish saints arrive whose vibrant faith and daring spirit, preserving them through the Scottish wilds, demonstrates to capricious warlords and their powerful druids, an alternative worldview of reconciliation and hope. Straddling these two worlds is a mysterious bard with prophetic abilities. His revelation has little relevance initially, but later becomes the lifeline to recover a seemingly lost destiny. What significance does the Z-Rod and 'bearing fire to the north' have on an exile, and how will anything be achieved amidst poverty and obscurity.  By turns epic and homely, spiritually searching and thoroughly adventurous, this story of great undoing and remaking propels us through multiple scenes and characters in a setting which is utterly convincing in its detail.
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    Geography of Grace

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    How do we make sense of God's love among the urban poor, and among the rest of us who are hungry for good news in the hard and sometimes forgotten places of our own lives? Rocke and Van Dyke invite us to discover for ourselves the unexpected nature of grace among those who have been labelled the least, last and lost-and their inextricable link to the forgotten and disturbing stories in the Bible. Graphic but never gratuitous, Rocke and Van Dyke are lyrical, poetic, irreverent, and playful. They are as rigorous in their study of applied theology as they are accessible in their storytelling. The authors share their own discovery of that which has been "hidden since the foundations of the earth," and they do it by standing with those who have stood alone, finding joy in being counted among the transgressors. They offer a new kind of orthodoxy that is as old as the gospel itself. Far from a dogmatic theology, the burden of this book is uncommonly light, but it is not without its demands. If you are up for a life-changing adventure, then get ready to "assume the risks."
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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.
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    Celtic Daily Prayer Colouring Book

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    NEW RESOURCE; to compliment our Celtic Daily Prayer Books 1 & 2 Great for holidays, retreats, quiet times and calming restless minds, this colouring book contains seven of the section divider illustrations drawn for the Northumbria Community's Celtic Daily Prayer books by Francesca Ross. They are each matched with a meditation from the books, surrounded by a knotwork border especially designed to go with it.
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    The Naked Hermit : A Journey to the Heart of Celtic Britain

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    Descending into the darkness of a long-abandoned hermit's cave, wading naked into an icy sea to pray, spending the night on a sacred mountain, Nick Mayhew-Smith recounts an extraordinary one-man mission to revive the ancient devotions of Britain's most enigmatic holy places. Based on ground-breaking research into the transition from Paganism to Christianity, this book invites the reader on a journey into the heart of the Celtic wilderness, exploring the deep-seated impulse to mark natural places as holy. It ends with a vision of how we can recover our harmony with the rest of creation: with the landscape, the weather and the wildlife, and ultimately with the body itself. Follow the footsteps of holy men and women such as Columba, Patrick, Cuthbert, Gildas, Aidan, Bede, Ninian, Etheldreda, Samson and others into enchanting Celtic landscapes, and learn the unvarnished truth behind the stories that shape our spiritual and natural heritage.
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  • the seamless life
    the seamless life
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    The Seamless Life : A Tapestry of Love and Learning, Worship and Work

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    We all want to make sense of life, of who we are and why we are, and to know that what we do - day in and day out - matters. But the daily demands - work, eat, sleep, repeat - often lead to a life that feels void of meaning and dis-jointed from our deepest beliefs about faith, hope, and love. Steven Garber challenges us to move beyond our fragmented sense of reality and began to see all we are and all we do - "our work, our play, our relationships, our worship, our loves” as significant to God and to what God is doing in the world. Once we discover that there is no chasm between heaven and earth, and begin to see the truest truths of the universe woven into the very meaning of life, labour, learning and liturgy, we are able to understand the coherence of the work of God and of our lives in the world. This is the seamless life, to recognize the hand of God and the handiwork of God right in the middle of our ordinary lives. To see all of life as sacred. And to understand that it all matters.
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: July PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of July.

    Columba and his exile.

    This month we hear the story of Columba (or Colum Cille 'the dove of the church')and his exile.  We start with excerpts from The Magnificent Gael by Reginald Hale, from which we have pictures of Columba's training in monastic life and his early foundations.  During his middle years Columba became involved in a dispute over a Psalter that led to a pitched battle at Culdremny in which many men were killed.  In penance, he resolved to leave Ireland for good. The story of Columba's exile and subsequent work from the island base of Iona is continued in excerpts from The First Exile, an epic by Irish poet Robert Farren, in which he shows how Columba eventually conquers the fierce temper and hot resentment which had previously caused so much strife. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_June.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: June: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of June.

    Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

    This month’s notes centre on the sayings of the Desert Fathers, the very first monks.  They fled into the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria, starting with St Antony at  the end of the third century. They wanted a life of solitude in which to seek God for  His own sake and live out their Christian faith away from the pressures and  temptations of the world. Yet they also sought each other’s help and advice, because  they recognised that in solitude and quiet we are forced to confront the sin and  temptation that lie within.  Their collective wisdom and understanding was seen as so helpful that their sayings  and stories were gathered into books very early on. The importance of these  sayings, and the lives and spirituality out of which these sayings grew, has had a  great influence throughout the centuries – on the Celtic Church, on the Western and  (especially) the Eastern Churches, on our own Northumbria Community, and on  Christian theology in general. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_June.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Eata
    CDP Eata
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Eata: May: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Eata daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of May Contemplative awareness This month of readings encourages us to be open to the sacrament of the present moment. This openness can be fostered by letting go of our own fantasies and fictions and moving toward reality and truth, seeing things as they really are. In this effort, we are aided along the way by those poets, prophets, mystics and ordinary people who bear witness to what they see and help us attend to God’s grace in our own lives. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Eata
    CDP Eata
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Eata: April: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Eata daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of April. Exiles Over the years, The Northumbria Community, along with many other Christians around the world, has been exploring the metaphor of exile as a way of coming to understand a deep sense of not belonging to the world in which we live, work and worship. The metaphor is also a way of gaining awareness and compassion for those who are literally in exile, such as political refugees and asylum seekers.   May this month of readings help us, as strangers and pilgrims, to continue to seek God, alone and together. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 1: Daily Readings: Aidan: March: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Aidan daily readings from CDP1 (The Journey Begins) for the month of March: Look for the old Paths   When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP1_dailyreadings_Aidan_March.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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