Out of the experience of the pandemic comes this book by popular author John Cox to help us keep spiritually healthy. Times of crisis and difficulty can mean we neglect our own well-being and just as our physical health needs feeding and exercise so too do our spirits. These 28 reflections provide just that. There is challenge as well as comfort but through it all the theme of hope, symbolised by the different colours of the rainbow for each reflection ranging from Crisis red to Peaceful blue.
If you’re feeling miserable, disillusioned, bored, tell God about it. If you’re angry with God, spit it out. If you’re troubled by doubts and questions, say so. Why pretend to feel what you don’t? Why go through the motions if they mean nothing to you? Be yourself; tell it as it is. Despite what you may think or fear, God won’t be shocked. Praying without pretense, that’s what we should aim for.
In Prayers of Hope and Healing, The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an inspiring and thought-provoking framework for meditation and prayer. With inspiring Bible verses, challenging reflections and thoughtful prayers, Rainbow Prayers is an important book which will inspire and encourage all to get involved in the world around them and to live the life Jesus commands us to.
Eleanor King has put together a wonderful collection of creative, fun and reflective things to do as a household, all tried and tested, and all guaranteed to help you have fun together as a family.Dip into the book and find what suits you that day. All the ideas are flexible, practical, doable and don't require expensive resources, but are also engaging and interesting for all ages to do together.
Sarah Eberle designed the Bible Society’s garden based on Psalm 23 for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 it won a gold medal as well as awards for Best Sanctuary Garden and Best Construction Award! This book contains: Beautiful photos of the garden, tips on how to create a peaceful outdoor space, meditations on each verse of Psalm 23 and personal stories of people who have been impacted by the psalm.
Be Still is a prayer book for anyone looking for ways to revitalise the way they pray or who is struggling to make space for devotional time with God. Packed full of ideas for different ways to pray and tips and advice for how to build prayer practices into everyday life, Brian's book will change the way you think about prayer and devotion and equip you with all the tools you need to deepen your relationship with God.
Climate change is one of the most important and controversial issues of the 21st century. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible guide to how and why climate change is happening, and explores what might happen in the future.
In The Road to the Father’s House, Alistair explores how God gently heals and restores us as we walk with Him, learning to share our brokenness and trust in the lavish love and abundance He has for us as cherished sons and daughters.
Dave Walker, cartoonist, cyclist, web editor and former church and youth worker is the UK'S most shrewd observer of the quirks of church life. This eighth collection of his cartoons includes of course his take on the Pandemics effect on the church
In this fully revised and expanded new edition, Barry Brand and Pete Maidment offer 80 activities for Messy Church sessions, carefully crafted to appeal to male as well as female participants. They challenge the assumption that Messy Church 'isn't really for men or boys' and offer approaches to engage men and boys in an intentional way.
Deep inner peace and peace of mind with spiritual balance is something everyone wants, but how does one attain it? More importantly, how does one maintain it in the midst of everyday life? Moving through sections on Stillness, Silence, Solitude and Sanctuary, this book draws on the lived experience and learning of the author, as well as the wisdom of Christian contemplatives and mystics from the past, to help people walk the mystic path of peace through life.
This book offers reflections drawn from selected psalms to guide us as we begin to make sense of our own history with God, and also points us to how we can get to know God better here and now, preparing us for whatever may lie ahead. Deep Calls to Deep speaks to those who are ‘passing through the valley’. It will also be helpful to anyone who desires a deeper walk with God, as well as those who accompany others on their Christian journey as mentors, soul friends or spiritual directors.
John-Francis Friendship spent twenty-five years as an Anglican Franciscan friar. Drawing on the whole breadth of monastic history and experience, he looks at core aspects of monastic and religious life and applies its practical wisdom for living well in today's world.
Discover John Stott’s writings on creation care, brought together for the first time in this definitive collection for the global church. Compiled by R. J. Sam Berry and Laura Yoder, this brilliant anthology demonstrates both Stott's passion for the environment and its place in Christian discipleship.
How to talk about Jesus in a way that connects with modern culture.Dan reveals five recurring themes that our culture can’t stop talking about, or, as he puts it, the “five permanent ‘itches’ that in our work, rest, and play, we have to vigorously scratch.” From TV to books to social media, these are the questions we can’t stop asking and the tensions we can’t stop wrestling with—and Jesus speaks powerfully into each one.
Rediscover Church looks at why church is essential for believers and God’s mission. Through biblical references and personal stories, they show readers God’s true intention for corporate gathering: to spiritually strengthen members as individuals and the body of Christ. In an age of church-shopping and livestreamed services, rediscover why the future of the church relies on believers gathering regularly as the family of God.
Using examples from Scripture, and with meditations on 1 John 1:9, Spiritual Detox explores how confessing sin frees us from guilt to strengthen our relationship with God. Packed full of practical wisdom and insight, it will leave you with a clearer vision of God’s forgiveness, help you to make confession part of your everyday spiritual formation and set you on a path of liberating joy and discipleship.
Jay Hulme is a local award-winning transgender poet, performer, educator and speaker. In late 2019, his fascination with old church buildings turned into a life-changing encounter with the God he had never believed in, and he was baptised in the Anglican Church. In this new poetry collection, He details his journey. He explores belief and offers a perspective on queer faith that will appeal to Christians, and members of the LGBT+ community who are interested in faith but unsure of where to start
This is a book for all Christians with a heart for older people and seeking to find expression for their concern. It offers advice and resources to enable individuals and churches reach out effectively to the older people in their communities, to visit and support seniors in local care homes - and to take church to them where necessary. It is full of inspiring stories of lives impacted by successful ministry among seniors, practical advice and guidance for churches both with and without premises
In a culture that often refuses to acknowledge death, Timothy Keller - brilliant theologian and bestselling author - brings to light the Christian tradition of facing death and celebrating what comes after. With wisdom and compassion, Keller teaches us to understand death through the lessons embedded within the Bible.A short, powerful book, On Death gives us the tools to understand the meaning of death within God's vision of life.
In On Marriage, Timothy Keller and his wife, Kathy, take us on a journey into the Christian meaning of marriage. With wisdom, joy and compassion, the Kellers teach us to understand marriage through the lessons embedded within the Bible.The perfect gift for anyone thinking about marriage, On Marriage is a short, powerful book that gives us the tools to understand its meaning within God's vision of life
In On Birth, Timothy Keller - brilliant theologian and bestselling author - takes us on a journey into the Christian meaning of birth and baptism. With wisdom, joy and compassion, Keller teaches us to understand birth and baptism through the lessons embedded within the Bible.The perfect gift for someone who is about to become a parent, On Birth is a short, powerful book that gives us the tools to understand the miracle and meaning of birth and baptism within God's vision of life.
How do Christians grow? In this book, Dane Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him.Drawing on wisdom from figures throughout church history, He encourages readers to fix their gaze on Jesus in the battle against sin, casting themselves upon his grace and living out their identity in Christ.
Building on the arguments put forward in God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, Prof John Lennox examines afresh the plausibility of a Christian theistic worldview in the light of some of the latest developments in scientific understanding. Prof Lennox focuses on the areas of evolutionary theory, the origins of life and the universe, and the concepts of mind and consciousness.
My Theology: The world's leading Christian thinkers explain some of the principal tenets of their theological beliefs. The Word within the words is a Poet's Credo, in which Malcolm Guite describes how his Christian faith informs and underpins his poetry, and in turn how poetry itself, and more widely the poetic imagination, helps him to understand and interpret his faith.
A personal story of learning to trust our heavenly Father when you feel your earthly father has let you down. Blair Linne’s personal story of growing up without a father at home reflects the experiences of millions. She weaves her personal story with thoughtful theological reflection, inviting readers to learn from God what "father" really means and to trust him, even if they feel their earthly father has let them down.
Delivering a devastatingly insightful critique of our modern condition, and assessing its roots and causes from the ancient Greeks through the Reformation and Enlightenment to the present day, Sacks argues that there is no liberty without morality, and no freedom without responsibility. We need to discover afresh the life-transforming and counterintuitive truths that a nation is strong when it cares for the weak, and rich when it cares for the poor.
Become Authentically, Uniquely You because God is never going to help you be anyone but yourself. He loves you just as you are. Let God use you, with all your strengths and weaknesses, and transform you from the inside out to do something powerful beyond your wildest dreams.
Landscape Liturgies offers outdoor worship material to conduct a wide variety of services and meditations in the landscape Drawn from 2,000 years of outdoor Christian practice. It contains prayers, rituals, blessings and liturgies compiled from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Orthodox sources, as well as early church material, the desert tradition and monastic spirituality.
Advent is a time to remember and reflect on the Christmas story and the baby at its heart. But the virgin birth, the manger, the mysterious eastern visitors and their portentous gifts – all these hint at a much grander narrative. Come and explore the whole Christmas story, and find your place within it.