Love's Mysteries reflects powerfully on our fundamental limitations as creatures of flesh and bone, and what our experiences of grief, loss and fragility tell us about God and his astonishing choice to inhabit human flesh. Mann explores what happens when our bodies are under pressure, living under conditions of trauma, violence, pain or distress, suggesting that the precariousness of life might be where we most authentically encounter God.
A delightful collection of stories revealing the presence of God in our lives. Using simple text and delightful illustrations, these stories help prepare children for the ups and downs of daily life, encouraging them to feel secure, be kind, and not to worry. Each story's theme is based around a Bible passage: Ecclesiastes 3, Philippians 4, Psalm 139 and 1 Corinthians 13. Perfect gift idea for a Christening, Baptism or Dedication.
Jesus died with a psalm on his lips. For millennia, humans have been shaped by the Psalms. And before the Nazis banned him from publishing, German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer published this book on the Psalms. What comfort is found in the Psalter? What praise, and what challenge? What threat? In the pages of Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible, originally published in 1940, discover the richness this book of Scripture held for Bonhoeffer, and learn to pray psalms along with Christ.
Reeva is a shy little star, who doesn’t think he’s good at anything. A surprise journey shows him that he’s worth far more than he thinks. Join Reeva as he discovers his purpose and who he was made to be. A lovely story for young children in the run up to Christmas.
Peace is something to which we all aspire, but what does it actually mean? Giving a pattern for each day of the year, Peace is a Doing Word uses poetry, story and prayers to reflect on what practicing peace means in every moment of our daily lives. There are questions for reflection which could be a starting point for personal growth or group discussions. The book aims to encourage a wide-ranging engagement with peace keeping and peace making for ordinary people in everyday life.
The Old Testament is full of shadows... And when we look at these shadows, we can see something that looks a lot like Jesus. This beautifully illustrated book will help children to spot the shadows of Jesus on every page of the Bible. Through Bible stories familiar and unfamiliar, children will discover Jesus as God’s Lamb, the Lion of Judah, Saviour of the World and so much more…
This resource offers a treasure trove of ideas for opening up a Bible story (the way in), telling the story (the way through) and exploring the meaning of the story (the way out), including suggestions for reflecting on how to apply the story to our lives today. Also included are over 30 key words and phrases providing ways in which connecting threads might be explored, and a suggested year’s programme using the Bible stories explored in the book.
A longstanding annual favourite continues under its new editorship bringing a wide variety of preaching voices together to offer a resource for preaching at the principal and the second service every Sunday of the coming year, plus on principal feast days and seasonal services. Ideal for preachers in all churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary, it also includes sermons for holy days, major saints' days, special occasions such as Mothering Sunday, harvest, rogation and Christmas services.
Written by one of the Diocese of Leicester's Assistant Ministers, The Gospel Online unpacks what it looks like to be a faithful Christian in a digital world. This book isn’t a series of rules for using your time online or a list of top tips for how to get the most out of social media. Instead, Ben Horrex traces five themes through the Bible to show us how the gospel can transform every part of us – our words, our identities, and our relationships – both online and off.
We entered the pandemic of 2020 already worn out from the craziness of modern life. We went on to experience global disaster, loss of loved ones, and high-stakes disagreements. We drew on deep wells of endurance until those wells ran dry. in Resilient, John Eldrgde provides the awareness and support you need to strengthen your weary soul.