Commissioned and led by the Bishops of the Church of England, the Living in Love and Faith project explores the issues of gender and sexuality by studying what the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences have to say. The book is accompanied by a range of free digital resources including films, podcasts and an online library and a 5-session course
A one-year reading plan with Engage Bible-reading notes for older teenagers, covering the overarching storyline of the Bible.
Seventy-five-year-old, green-fingered Albert Stridemore’s carefully ordered life has been unchanged for years. Content to live alone and diligently work his allotment, he safely buries the past as he turns the soil. But with the arrival of the coronavirus and lockdown, he finds himself digging up more than just potatoes in the spring.
includes • Your levels of physical energy and health • Your emotional freedom and peace • Your sense of satisfaction in your relationship with God • Your connectivity and harmony with others • Your financial margin, peace and means for generosity • Your role-based sense of motivation and creativity
This collection of stories by Jeff will amuse, challenge and – when tempted to display speck-hunting and plank-protruding behaviour – motivate all of us to show more kindness and be less swift to judge. Laugh and reflect as he relates stories and observations in his unique insightful style.
Love stories of God working today? Tracy Williamson and Marilyn Baker share their remarkable journeys Discover the amazing God works in people's lives This warm and inspiring memoir shares the story of Marilyn Baker Ministries which has brought hope and healing through the love of Christ to so many over the last forty years.
This booklet explores the justice and environmental issues raised by COVID-19, considering its causes, the impact of the lockdown in many countries and the ethics of rebuilding for sustainability and human flourishing.
How do we talk about climate grief in the church? And when we have found the words, what do we do with that grief? There is a sudden and dramatic rise in people experiencing a profound sense of anxiety in the face of our dying planet, and a consequent need for churches to be better resourced pastorally and theologically to deal with this threat. ‘Words for a Dying World’ brings together voices from across the world
Grace and Glory in One Another’s Faces is a collection of Ann Loades best sermons given in cathedrals, college chapels, parish churches and ecumenical contexts around the UK and abroad. Many engage the lectionary readings for Sundays in the Christian year, exploring the seasons as well as the texts set before the church. Others make accessible the legacy of figures from different eras. Also included are two essays that illumine Ann’s sacramental understanding of worship and preaching.
The annual celebrations of Plough Sunday, Rogation and Harvest are hugely important for churches serving rural communities and are a key way for those churches to engage in mission, usually seeing congregations swell at such times. Ploughshares and First Fruits draws on the inspired work being done by one rural church to celebrate rural living throughout the year and thereby grow its congregation. Provides ready-to-use, participative liturgies that engage all the senses, appeal to all ages.
Beginning with a ‘Street Nativity Play’ that didn’t end as planned, and finishing with an open-ended conversation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Being Interrupted locates an institutionally-anxious Church of England within the wider contexts of divisions of race and class in ‘the ruins of empire’, alongside ongoing gender inequalities, the marginalization of children, and catastrophic ecological breakdown.
Written during the first months of the pandemic, Candles in the Dark is a series of short, hopeful reflections from Rowan Williams. A spiritual guide through what's to come.
Matt Woodcock returns with this sequel to the bestselling ‘Becoming Reverend’. Follow Matt’s journey as he starts work at one of Hull’s oldest, biggest and emptiest churches. It’s a shadow of its former self, with a small congregation and huge bills to pay.As this real-life diary reveals, Matt’s life being Reverend can be every bit as fraught, funny and fascinating as it was becoming one
Take a few minutes each day to ponder a nugget of wisdom chosen especially for you by singer and presenter Aled Jones. Drawing on spiritual wisdom across the ages, both ancient and modern, as well as across diverse cultures, Aled has compiled a daily reader that will help ground and inspire you each day of the year. Charming line drawing illustrations decorate the page and journaling space allows the reader to respond to what they are reading by either making notes or with a drawing of their own
From the bestselling writer and renowned preacher Barbara Brown Taylor comes a sparkling collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope. Always a Guest reveals how Barbara learned to speak of faith by seeking common ground and exploring shared human experience.
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November /December 2020
We also have a lot of the New Lent Books coming in see our Lent page