New Titles in November
Reading the Bible Through Lent is the perfect accompaniment to Lenten study and reflection using the scripture readings of the Catholic liturgy. For every day of Lent, it provides the Bible readings for the day (taken from the Revised New Jerusalem Bible), with a short commentary, two questions for personal reflection and two prayers – all written by the Revd Dr Adrian Graffy, a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
One-Year Devotional Helps Teens Establish Daily Scripture-Reading Habits Young adulthood is often a pivotal stage in the life and faith of a believer. Christian teens are confronted with many challenges, making it harder for them to adopt effective Bible-reading habits. How can teens maintain a deep and fruitful relationship with Scripture while managing busy schedules and exciting new stages of life?
In a world of uncertainty, we can find peace in knowing that the God who carried His people through the desert, the God who calmed the seas, the God who promised His presence, is still our God today. In this unique five-day-a-week devotional, featuring a flexible format that adapts to your schedule, Katie Davis Majors invites you into a yearlong experience of immersing yourself in the truth of who God is.
The back page column of the Church Times, famously occupied for many years by Ronald Blythe, continues to be a breath of fresh air in the hands of poet and priest Malcolm Guite. His acute observations of the local, the everyday, moments of conversation and life’s simple pleasures are doorways into a bigger reality of a world suffused with the meaning and beauty that lies beneath surface appearances.
In fifty pithy and engaging daily reflections from Ash Wednesday to Easter and beyond, Rob Marshall leads us on a pilgrim journey to the Mountain of the Transfiguration. The story of Jesus displaying the overwhelming glory of God to three chosen disciples is one of the most potent yet mysterious stories in the gospels, and a prelude to all that will occur in Jerusalem. Popular broadcaster Rob Marshall explores the many layers of the Transfiguration and relates them to ordinary human experiences
In How to Preach, Samuel Wells goes beyond the arts and disciplines of preparing, crafting and delivering sermons, to explore preaching as an act of worship and prayer. Here, preachers will discover how being attentive to God, to Scripture, to the world, to their hearers, and to themselves can inform and shape their message. They will be renewed in joining the long tradition of witnessing to the revelation of God in every area of human experience.
An accessible Youth Bible to support young people wondering how to begin reading a Bible translation and how the stories through the Old Testament and New Testaments link together. The Candle Youth Bible provides an ideal introduction to accessing and understanding the entire story of the Bible. When viewed as a whole, the Bible is a wonderful story full of images and drama.
A beautiful gift anthology for the season of Easter with material from Tom Wright, Timothy Radcliffe, Basil Hume, Rowan Williams, Brian McLaren, Paula Gooder, Henri Nouwen, Desmond Tutu, Maria Boulding. This delightful collection is the perfect gift for the Lenten season. Beginning with Palm Sunday and Holy Week, right through the seven weeks of Easter until the great feast of Pentecost
Reflections for Lent is designed to enhance your spiritual journey through the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. Covering Monday to Saturday each week, it offers reflections on readings from the Common Worship Lectionary, written by some of today's leading spiritual and theological writers. Each day includes: Full lectionary details for Morning Prayer, a reflection on one of the Bible readings, a Collect for the day This volume offers daily material for 14 February to 30 March 2024
Translated from the Greek Septuagint by outstanding scholar and Jesuit priest Nicholas King, The Bible translated by Nicholas King aims to bring you as close as possible to the original biblical voices, in all their rawness and grandeur. The text itself, and the reflective questions placed at intervals in the margins, invite you into an ancient world that still resonates with our contemporary culture.
In the Gospel of Mark's account of the Passion narrative, Jesus calls out from the cross 'Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?' which is the Aramaic for 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' - the first line of Psalm 22. It's an anguished expression - traditionally ascribed to King David - of defeat, failure, abandonment and despair. This series of reflections, written for Lent and Holy Week 2023 by the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, ponders the significance of these words.
Following years of intensive research in UK, American and European archives, astonishing new archival discoveries have been uncovered that change what we know about the fate of the Princes in the Tower. Established by Langley in 2016, ‘The Missing Princes Project’ employed the methods of a cold-case police enquiry. Using investigative methodology, it aimed to place this most enduring of mysteries under a forensic microscope for the first time.
'Brilliant devotional theology for the everyday Christian.' Christianity Join Tom Wright on a transformative journey through the Gospels as he explores the life and impact of Jesus: the highs and lows of his earthly ministry, the power of his teaching and his victory over sin and death. Offering seven weeks' worth of daily readings and reflections, Lent and Easter for Everyone enables you to relive Christ's journey - from his temptations in the wilderness to the darkness of the cross and beyond
Shortly before he died in May 2023, Timothy Keller had an idea for a devotional - a day-by-day quiet time companion comprised of extracts from his most well-loved books. The motivation was to create an easy way for new readers to get a taste of Tim's writing if they weren't sure where to start. Following his sad passing, A YEAR WITH TIMOTHY KELLER has been carefully curated to be the perfect bedside devotional for both new and long-time admirers of Tim's words and wisdom.
"We are brown. We are beautiful. We are perfect." An empowering acclamation for girls bearing melanin of all kinds, Brown Girls Rule centers and uplifts girls of color in an inspiring poem that is one part love letter, two parts battle anthem. Ashok Banker and Brittney Bond bring this song to life with a brilliant array of brown girls as politicians, athletes, scientists, teachers, queens, and leaders in countless other roles where brown girls rule.
Are you searching for something this Christmas? Perhaps, like so many people, you are seeking meaning or peace or hope. Maybe you even wonder where Jesus Christ—the figure at the heart of Christmas—fits amongst it all. The traditional image of a baby in a manger is a tender one but we miss out on the significance of Jesus if we reduce him to just one small part of the festivities. The events of the first Christmas can bring us the light and life we all search for.
The authentic Christmas story, told in a warm, winsome and witty way. Perfect for giving away. The nativity story is often seen as cute and cuddly and for kids. But thats because some of what really happened at the first Christmas has been edited out of popular retellings! The full, unabridged, uncut story is full of twists and turns, controversy and mystery. This best-selling book, now revised and updated, tells readers what really happened all those years ago, and why it really matters
Carrying songs―and Jesus―in your heart the whole Christmas season. We know the songs of Christmas like we know the rooms of our house or the placement of our Christmas tree. One or two probably stand out for us as the epitome of how Christmas is supposed to sound. It’s not officially Christmas until we hear them. As those familiar songs fill your home again this season, listen closely. They are telling a story, the story of Jesus―who He is and why He came.
Daily Advent devotions that will help you to slow down and appreciate the wonder of Christmas. These straightforward, short, and profound Advent readings have been edited from talks given by much-loved Bible teacher, Dr. R.C. Sproul, helping readers to benefit from his enduring insight and wisdom. They delve into the details of the Christmas story and reflect on how these impact our lives now, combining scholarly detail with heartwarming application.