This book, based on rigorous statistical research and hard-earned experience, is for all Christians who have an interest in the poor and the oppressed. At heart, it’s about how to love God better by loving the least, the last and the lost. Mez McConnell speaks into poverty, class and culture in the UK and calls the church to rethink what effective evangelism and discipleship looks like in the UK's most deprived communities. An invaluable resource.
An accessible introduction to help you attend to your own wellbeing and live out your own alphabet of peace. It presents 26 words of wellness, discovered by Ruth following a breakdown, to help you discover new practices, connect with God, and share wellbeing with others. Each topic includes: Connect the word to a biblical theme /Learn a new habit to practise /Get active sharing the habit with others /Take Notice of a personal story /Give back with questions and further resources.
Today's worries and anxieties can seem overwhelming, but trusted pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado leads you to greater peace through this 365-day devotional of short, powerful readings and Scripture verses. No matter what happens in this ever-changing world, God invites us to count on him because he never changes.
. Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God.
In this book, Richard Rohr explores practices for finding God in the depths of silence and shows us that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. Silence has a life of its own, and we are invited into its living presence to experience the wholeness of being and peace it brings. Drawing on centuries-old practices, he explores different aspects of Christian contemplation, showing how silence can absorb the challenges of life and connect us with the great chain of being.
What does healthy male spirituality look like? In From Wild Man to Wise Man, Father Richard Rohr explores masculinity and what it means to be a Christian man, offering a reflective and helpful guide to lead men to understand their wilderness as path to God’s wisdom.
Place yourself as a witness of the cross and determine what your own testimony will be! Experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die. The story of Jesus's death is not something we just read: we think about it, and we experience it; we hear the taunts of the soldiers, the priests, and the passersby even as we hear the famous "seven last words" from the cross. In Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play.
A universal pattern can be found in all societies and in fact in all of creation. We see it in the seasons of the year, the stories of Scripture, and even in our own lives. In The Wisdom Pattern, Father Richard Rohr illuminates the way understanding and embracing this pattern can give us hope in difficult times and the courage to push through messiness – and even great chaos – to find a new way of being in the world.A new version of his earlier book Hope Against Darkness.
We usually think of Jesus as preaching and teaching, but throughout the gospels he is often asking searching questions. But what were the questions that Jesus asked? And how can we learn from them today? Over four distinct sections, John Pritchard explores twenty of Jesus’ conversations by imagining the experience of those being questioned and reflecting on their significance for us as modern Christians.
The Story of You is a book for anyone looking for practical advice and guidance on how to use the Enneagram as a Christian, and to make it part of their spiritual formation. As you shed the false ideas you have about yourself and master your Enneagram profile, you will unlock your own inner power for spiritual growth—and, ultimately, for becoming the true self God meant for you to be.
Here Jamieson exhorts readers to trade the question “Am I called?” for “Am I qualified?” Instead of making pastoral ministry their goal, he encourages aspiring pastors to focus on their qualifications for eldership and begin participating in ministry in their local churches. For those further along the process and beginning their pastoral work, Jamieson offers advice about godly ambition, and brings a call to cherish Christ above their ministry.