Every page of this book bursts with doodles, drawings, and discovery. It's all here in Luke's story as this doctor-turned-detective sniffs out the source of all these incredible events and miracles. Starting with an impossible birth, and ending with the stunning twist of a dead man coming back to life, Luke's diary needs reading to be believed, perfect for 6-12 year olds.
Samuel Wells explores the key tenets of Christian belief by engaging with the most widely used arguments against religious faith - that it's a crutch for the deluded, a fairy tale for the simple minded, the cause of so many wars, a drug for the poor, powerless against suffering, one path among many, and so on. Each chapter sets out traditional expressions of Christian beliefs, engages with the arguments against them and then seeks to express those truths afresh as stories.
In this beautifully-written book, Charles Moseley invites you to share with him many journeys, each in their way a kind of pilgrim quest. You can read them as a guide for you to follow, literally, in his footsteps – to Iona, Lindisfarne, Walsingham, Aran. Or you can walk alongside him in the spirit of faltering honesty, wry humour, spiritual questing, and the ever-present appreciation of landscape, ancient resonances, a tasty sandwich, a pair of good boots and a trusty stick.
The second season of “The Chosen” picks up where the previous season left off. Jesus and the disciples are going public with Jesus' ministry and now have to deal with the added pressures and dangers of growing popularity and public scrutiny.
With the start of a new year, many of us will be have been reflecting on the coming twelve months. How can we make most of 2022? How can we break old habits and create new ones? How can we deal with the difficulties we face? But for how many of us will the prospect of heaven been a factor? Rooted in Scripture, this lively and insightful book sensitively helps us discover the hope and priceless inheritance that awaits us.
Many Christians find prayer difficult or get stuck or stale because they only know a small number of ways to pray. This book offers an accessible and practical introduction to a wide variety of ways of praying. It also takes us deeper into knowing God by showing how in prayer we are amazingly drawn into the very love shared by the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. Twenty chapters cover different approaches to prayer explored by a multi-contributor team drawn from the Community of Aidan & Hilda.
Uncertainty and change can be hard, and even more so for a child. Feelings of confusion, powerlessness and insecurity may be overwhelming. Scripture is full of people just like our children who had to cope with uncertainty and transition and flourished as they saw God’s hand and presence within it all. Designed as a series of stories and discussions for families, this book lays a biblical foundation for who God is in uncertain times and how to stay connected to him.
In Bible Infographics for Kids Epic Guide to Jesus, readers of all ages are invited to dive headfirst (figuratively, of course) into the extraordinarily engaging infographic experience that reveals Jesus throughout the entire Bible. You’ll investigate the incredible historical evidence of Jesus’s life, examine His mind-blowing miracles and triumphant teachings, cruise His culture, and explore His death, resurrection, and beyond.
Jesus taught in parables. Spiritual truths wrapped up in everyday story lines, rooted in the fabric of life in first century Palestine. Stories about, places, people, professions and possessions familiar to his audience.But what if Jesus were to tell these stories to us, here and now? The same messages but with twenty-first century story lines. Might his stories then feature plumbers, lawyers, entrepreneurs; Ferraris, Fords, Yachts, Ski-trips, theme parks; the Shard and the Angel of the North.
Icons are far more than ancient pictures of Jesus: they are windows on the holy and transcendental, and they tell the New Testament story in a way that makes it real. J. Richard Smith has visited many of the places where the New Testament story happened, and here he takes us along on his travels tracing the story of icons, to places like Jerusalem, Athens, Istanbul and Cairo. Combining spiritual writing, art history and travelogue, he invites us to discover that there is more to icons.
Do you think that Jesus only surrounded himself with men? Think again. Inspired by their popular Channel 4 documentary Jesus' Female Disciples, historians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor explore the way in which Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Martha and a whole host of other women - named and unnamed - have been remembered by posterity, noting how many were silenced, tamed or slurred by innuendo - though occasionally they get to slay dragons.
This beautiful reading Bible introduces the timeless practice of lectio divina. Learn the practice with 150 guided reflections, then enjoy putting prayerful reading to practice, with ample space for journaling your observations, reflections, and prayers on high-quality paper as you stop, read, ponder, pray, reflect and live on its journey meeting with God.
Now, whether you are new to Wright's books or already a fan, you can draw on their wisdom each day with On Earth as In Heaven. A devotional book to take you through the entire year, it offers a thoughtful selection of 365 daily meditations that feature short passages from his classic works.
During the last five years of his life, spiritual leader and teacher Henri Nouwen became close to a travelling circus trapeze troupe, The Flying Rodleighs. The lessons he discovered through his relationship with the troupe stimulated Nouwen to write in a genre new to him, creative non-fiction, With care and insight, Nouwen’s colleague and friend Carolyn Whitney-Brown weaves Henri’s material into a dramatic narrative that imagines his life flashing before him during his first heart attack.
Find everything you need to lead a Family Eucharist in this comprehensive and versatile all-age resource. Building on the Additional Eucharistic Prayers for use in services with children, it balances formality and informality to help you create engaging worship for all. Easily adaptable for large and small all-age congregations, it offers ready-to-use worship ideas and service outlines for themed occasions throughout the year.
Here the author invites us to examine the frantic patterns of our lives to reclaim the deeper, sacred pulses of our days. Through stories, scripture, and practical guidance for daily living, she lays out 12 rhythms--including gardening, handcrafts, friendship, and holidays--that are both sustainable and sustaining. Everyday acts like mealtime and shopping, and sporadic rhythms like the occasional snow day: reclaiming these patterns can remind us of the holy movement of God in the world.
From one single Jesus girl to another, this book helps you navigate your season of singleness. Fed up of the stock Christian platitudes to deal with singleness? That “gift” of singleness that you’d much rather give back? Explore the ups and downs together, with Paula’s oh-so-relatable anecdotes of the single life, told with fun, humour and refreshing authenticity.
Sooner or later, kids ask big questions about themselves and their faith: Who am I? Where do I fit in? Am I good enough? What do people think of me? What does God think of me? Christian Studies teacher and school chaplain Chris Morphew shows in this warm, empathetic book how to embrace and enjoy their identity as those loved by God and made in his image. He also gives lots of practical advice for 9-13s on how to remember what God says about who they really are
For believers, the rites of passage we use to mark life changes are social and deeply personal. As occasions where our personal experiences collide with the expectations and approval of others, it is crucial that rituals are constructed and conducted creatively, fully embracing the opportunity they offer for reconciliation and restoration in our communities.
This booklet, based on fresh research as well as tested ideas, encourages church leaders and the Christians they serve—whatever form of work they do—not only to generously share the gift of God’s whole-life gospel, but to show others how it is lived out, day by working day.
This booklet is not written primarily for women—rather, it argues that whatever our gender, we all have a part to play in the creation of communities of healing, justice and hope. With reference to insights from psychology, philosophy and theology, it discusses the nature of the issue and explores how the church can bear witness in a way that reflects the good news of Jesus.
Why do we find it so difficult to admit that we need God--all the time? We attempt to keep our impossible number of plates spinning in an increasingly busy world, but God encourages us to slow down, draw near, and climb into his lap to rest. To be still.
Drawing on myth, folklore, poetry, and the tales of Celtic gods and heroes, this little book is an invitation to readers to explore the spiritual tradition of the Celtic peoples--a tradition rooted in hospitality and one that is of growing importance in these increasingly fractured and troubled times.
This book is organised in three sections: "Recognising the Call," explores how each one of us is called to the mystical life & what that might look like. "Preparing for the Journey," shows what we need to do in response to the contemplative call. "Embarking on the Adventure" considers what those first steps on the path might look like. Along the way McColman quotes from the great mystics of the Christian tradition who have also traveled this path, including Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton & more.
In these prayers, inspired by the Celtic tradition, Nick Fawcett fuses elements of, the ancient with the contemporary.In language at times poetic, at times reflecting a deep affinity with nature, and throughout free of any doctrinal axe to grind, he roots prayer in daily life and the world around us, locating the divine in the down-to-earth, the heavenly in the here and now. Here is a resource to breathe new life into your daily devotions; prayers that will speak not only for you but also to you
Sometimes life throws at us heartache and challenges, maybe illness or the death of someone close to us, or perhaps a season that feels dry or difficult. These times can raise real and fundamental questions that may shake our faith. We can feel a deep need for hope, answers and a way forward. Rising Through Adversity guides the reader on a journey from her own experiences to find hope amongst the chaos and encounter God.
A profound and evocative medieval novel about Philip de Braose, a man broken by betrayal. Set in France and Wales, at the time of Llewellyn the Great, it is full of medieval historic interest. A gentle and moving story, with life and laughter as well as real emotion on its pages. A study in how God uses others to minister into our lives through redemption and healing.
Nothing could possibly matter more than learning to discern the authentic voice of God, but few things in life are more susceptible to delusion, deception and downright abuse. Exploring the story of Christ's playful, poignant conversation on the road to Emmaus,Greig draws from a wide range of Christian traditions: the evangelical emphasis upon hearing God in the Bible, the charismatic commitment to hearing God in the prophetic, and the contemplative understanding of God's 'still, small voice'.
The Lord's Prayer unites Christians of all traditions. It is the first and perhaps only prayer that people learn by heart. However, its patriarchal and kingdom imagery do not resonate universally today. How do we pray the prayer Jesus taught us in ways which are authentic and life-giving? This volume, emerging from years of praying the Lord's Prayer, offers a series of prayers and poems written in response to it.
There are as many descriptions of motherhood as there are experiences of it. This makes the notion of motherhood an elusive one. It is a term that is impossible to be taken impersonally. We immediately add our own conceptions, good or bad, to the word. This collection of essays from mothers and daughters around the world is the beginning of a testimonial to how complex, intense, and stunning the relationship can be between mothers and their daughters.
The world of work for the Christian can sometimes be perceived as an environment not always sympathetic to Christian values. It can sometimes feel like a spiritual battleground in which we often feel totally unprepared. Representing a wide cross-section of organisational levels and including very real stories of ‘successes’ and ‘failures’, Peter Ibison provides helpful and practical suggestions as to how to live as a Christian in the workplace.
Ineffable Love asks what we can learn about life and some of the big questions of Christian faith from the award-winning television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Based on key video clips from the show, the book offers Bible verses, discussion prompts, prayers, poetry and creative reflections, to help you delve deeper into themes of: Justice; Body and Matter; Power; Belief; Hope; Love and Renewal.
Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do it anymore. After the loss of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the death of his son, Jonathan turned to the world for answers—finding only darkness. Facing the threat of losing his job as a police officer, the loss of his wife and daughter, and contemplating suicide, Jonathan turns to faith & finds hope & redemption.