This hardback edition of the bestselling church desk diary provides one page per weekday and a double page spread for Sundays, making it ideal for advance planning and day-to-day working. Designed for everyone involved in church life, it is spaciously arranged to provide a whole page per day and a double page spread for Sundays and major feast days. Readings from the Common Worship and BCP lectionaries are listed for each day and on Sundays, Holy Days and major saints' days, and Common Worship
Fresh from the Word 2023 aims to help us build the discipline of Bible reading into our lives so we are grounded in God's word and our faith may deepen and develop. By offering accessible and engaging material, it aids our understanding of the Bible and helps us understand it from different Christian perspectives.
Christian chaplaincy is a missional and incarnational ministry, going out from the local church, meeting people where they are, and living and sharing faith there. This informative guide tells a story of how chaplaincy can grow and develop. It explores the spiritual, pastoral and prophetic ministry of chaplains, there for each individual, from the powerless to the powerful, and for the whole community.
Being forced to conduct services online during the COVID-19 pandemic has been both a frustration and an opportunity, particularly with regard to the holy communion. This study explores how communion has been shared remotely—from spiritual communion to ‘bubble’ Eucharist and livestreamed services—and asks whether it can and should be encouraged, both under lockdown and in contagion-free times.
This is a booklet about youth work but, in reality, it is about the church.It argues that that for young people truly to thrive, and for youth ministry practices to be sewn into the rich tapestry of the Bible, leaders need to proactively and intentionally connect young people more to the wider church, as a fundamental part of their development.
There is no doubt that mission is on God’s heart. How to do it is perhaps one of the most written-about subjects in Christendom. This guide explores youth-fuelled mission—not mission to young people, not mission by young people to other young people, but mission fuelled by young people to their whole communities. It argues that far from just a means to an end, youth-fuelled mission helps young people to develop a missional lifestyle to take into their adult lives.
There is something about the human condition that is wired for story—particularly so for primary pupils.This expansive booklet outlines how scriptural reasoning, an approach to learning that puts the sharing of sacred texts at the heart of dialogue, can be used in schools. It considers how the stories they contain—as carriers of meaning across religious traditions—can help build communities of inquiry and equip pupils to learn to live well, with difference.
For Christians from a Muslim Background (CMBs) who have encountered Jesus, culturally relevant guidance on discipleship and pastoral care has been scarce. This timely study uncovers the backstory of CMBs in the Western church, analyses discipleship resources and suggests a series of ways forward for this highly specialized form of discipleship.
The internet has revolutionalized how we interact with the world and one other, yet the technologies that many of us use on an everyday basis come at an often-unseen cost. Surveillance capitalism is the practice of exploiting information about individuals’ preferences, habits and behaviour, for profit. This incisive study surveys a handful of large and influential big tech corporations, and contrasts their unhealthy use of surveillance with the loving gaze of God.
The Book of Joshua has come to trouble people. It seems that hardly a month goes by without the publication of another volume or conference on violence in the Scriptures. But we will not get to understand Joshua unless we set its accounts of war-making in the context of the book as a whole. In addition, thinking more broadly about the nature of migration and settlement provides illumination on the story Joshua tells.
The new KJV Premium Value Thinline Bible, Filament-Enabled Edition has readable text, an attractive layout, and an affordable price in a thin, easy-to-carry size. And while it has the same low price as basic text Bibles, the KJV Premium Value Thinline offers much more. It not only features a beautiful new design but also includes the groundbreaking Filament Bible app. This app enables you to use your mobile phone or tablet to connect every page of the Bible to a vast array of related content.
This inspiring and practical handbook draws on the wisdom of a wide variety of practitioners in ten key areas that enable village churches to flourish.Packed with practical advice and inspiring case studies, How Village Churches Thrive will encourage and increase confidence in all who work or worship in a village church. All the contributors are active in supporting the growth of rural churches through their roles in the Church of England or through organizations such as the Arthur Rank Centre.
Celebrate the birth of Jesus with Mary, Joseph, the angels and shepherds, and the star-watchers, and discover the good news of God’s Christmas present to everyone. Enjoy this fun rhyming retelling of the nativity story written by bestselling children’s author Bob Hartman.
In this autobiography, Conley shares candid reflections on the struggles and triumphs that were happening both in the public eye and behind closed doors of one of the nation’s favourite TV diet and fitness experts of the past 50 years.
Do I Stay Christian? addresses in public the powerful question that surprising numbers of people - including pastors, priests and other religious leaders - are asking in private. This book is not McLaren's attempt to persuade Christians to dig in their heels or run for the exit. Instead, he combines his own experience with that of thousands of people who have confided in him over the years to help readers make a responsible, honest, ethical decision about their religious identity.
At the age of 54 Claire Gilbert was diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood. The prognoses ranged from surviving only a few months to living for several decades, with no guarantee of which outcome was to be hers. Claire asked her siblings and a small group of friends if they would let her write to them with total honesty about what she was going through, as she was going through it. The letters chart Claire's journey to the start of shielding in 2020.
This short and empowering collection 100 bite-sized affirmations, abridged from Katie Piper's bestselling book A Little Bit of Faith, encourages us to see that heartbreak and hardship can become fuel for your fight. Whatever life has thrown at you lately, you can fall countless times and still get back up again and succeed - all you need is a little bit of hope. Beautifully designed and wonderfully uplifting, this 100-day devotional is easy to dip in and out of and take with you on the go.
This book started life as a series of monthly sermons at St Peter’s Brighton. The sermons are loosely based on Paul’s letter to the Romans. The 20 brief chapters still bear some of the marks of once being spoken words. The vital ingredients are all here: simple reflections on Scripture, communicating its message to contemporary life with a light touch, and relatable examples drawn from the author’s experience and observations on life in general.
Little Prayers for Ordinary Days is a collection of short prayers for children to pray in the midst of their day: on the way to school, after seeing a friend, when noticing a bird in the tree, or looking at the stars, or during any of their comings and goings. This collection of simple prayers, accompanied by winsome and playful art, will bring delight to readers of all ages. Share these prayers with the children you love and help them to begin to recognize the nearness of God.