Key New Titles in December
A captivating exploration of world religions, from the perspective of a curious kid. Religion around the World: A Curious Kid's Guide to the World's Great Faiths explores the world's major faiths, making the traditions, beliefs, practices, and history of each accessible to kids ages 8-12. This visually compelling book presents each religion as a rich tradition that has served as a force for human connection and good in the world. Colorful illustrations, charts, graphs, maps, and other infographs
From the biblical record to the present day, spiritual experiences are not rare in the mountains. But what exactly is the Christian take on the mountain wilderness experience, and how can it inform discipleship? This study explores whether and how our interactions with creation—and in particular, in the form of an outdoor or mountain experience—can bring healing and a foretaste of the salvation that God offers us, his disciples, in Jesus Christ.
In 2019, Emma Ineson wrote about ambition and what it means for Christians to be successful. And then there was a global pandemic . . . Suddenly failure began to feel very much more familiar than success. But what is failure? What did Jesus think of it? What did he say about sin, mistakes and generally mucking things up? At the start of this wonderfully humorous and encouraging book - which will end at the cross.
This inspiring collection, edited by Pádraig Ó Tuama, presents fifty poems about what it means to be alive in the world today. Each poem is paired with Pádraig's illuminating commentary that offers personal anecdotes and generous insights into the content of the poem. Engaging, accessible and inviting, Poetry Unbound is the perfect companion for everyone who loves poetry and for anyone who wants to go deeper into poetry but doesn't necessarily know how to do so.
In Our Hearts Wait, Brueggemann meditates on the emotional range of our longings and gratitudes in the psalms, revealing how this bold outpouring of our full selves to the divine has effects far beyond introspection. He traces how the language of the psalms offers a template for liturgies that shape not only our collective worship and communities, but the worlds they create and sustain. Questions for reflection are included at the end of each chapter, ideal for individual or groups
Each chapter considers one last word spoken on the cross, unpacking why Christians should embrace suspicious doubt, and how a suspicious Christianity might challenge doubters. Aimed at those who embrace, reject, or are uncertain about faith, it invites us to reflect in unconventional ways on our assumptions, anxieties, suspicions and beliefs through a conventional Lenten form of meditation.
In the work of spiritual direction, certain themes or 'presenting issues' commonly arise, here are thirty with tools for exploring and understanding the reality that lies behind them, from an experienced spiritual director. For each area, Listening to Your Soul explores the way the theme tends to arise - what are the questions, feelings, dilemmas which we may experience and encounter? - offering reflective questions, exercises and prayers to deepen understanding and discern God in the questions
Professional storyteller, performer and award-winning children’s author Bob Hartman has made interaction central to the retelling of these 29 Bible stories. The narrator and those taking part act out roles in the stories with movement, sounds and actions. Imaginations will come alive as they pretend that they are involved in the story. Become Noah’s sons helping their father build the ark, Hebrew families recalling the events of the Exodus, soldiers in Gideon’s army and more!
Following the bestselling Advent Book of Days, Gregory Cameron turns his artistic, literary and pastoral skills to the Easter story, introducing us to the characters who populate the crucifixion and resurrection. He explores 25 characters from the stories of Lent, Holy Week and Easter from the perspectives of scripture, history and legend and asks how they can enrich our practice of faith today. As well as the familiar figures - Christ himself, Mary his mother, Mary Magdalene and many others.
Death remains a difficult topic to address openly, left to professionals in hospitals and hospices. Talking About Death aims to equip ministers and pastoral carers to enable individuals and families to say and do the important things on their minds.
Leicester Cathedral’s Redemption Windows are featuring in a new campaign showcasing the treasures and glories of Britain’s cathedrals this winter, along with 50 remarkable artefacts cared for and preserved by cathedrals in England and Wales. These will feature in a special social media campaign by the Association of English Cathedrals (AEC) based on the new book Deans’ Choice: Cathedral Treasures of England and Wales.