Bear Grylls In his recent bestseller Soul Fuel Bear revealed for the first time the inspiration that helps him to stand strong and find peace each day. Now Soul Fuel for Young Explorers takes his message and inspires children and young people to find courage and confidence in this source too. Bear offers seventy reflections along with stories from his own life
£12.99 Messenger, sentinel, steward ... these three words have been used to describe the work of a priest in the Church of England since Cranmer wrote the original ordination rite in 1550. Two more, servant and shepherd, were added in 1980. Taken together, these five metaphors provide a rich and resonant set of ideas through which to explore the nature of Christian ministry.In this short, lyrical book, Bishop Stephen Cottrell explores each one; based on actual addresses given to ordinands.
Luigi Gioia is one of the most insightful commentators on monastic and priestly life today. In this book he shines the light of monastic spirituality on many aspects of the contemporary Church, including: * Vocation * Christian action * Mission * Leadership and Reform * Prayer and Simplicity * Trials and Suffering * The Experience of God * Listening * The Practice of Theology. Practical, wise and informed both by lived experience and a truly impressive breadth and depth of knowledge
Margaret Pritchard Houston £16.99 A practical handbook to help churches become more welcoming to children and families in worship.It encourages PCCs and ministry teams to reflect on the spiritual needs of children, the pastoral needs of families, and how to remove barriers and manage change effectively.
£16.99 The third volume in the Biblical Explorations series (the others: Journey to the manger and Journey to the Empty Tomb) from bestselling New Testament writer Paula Gooder explores a major exponent of the Gospels: the parables of Jesus.Covering every parable, this volume focuses on some of the best-known stories in the gospels, mining their meaning afresh today.
£14.99 Poet's Corner is Malcolm Guite's column that appears on the back page of the Church Times each week. This is his second collection.They draw together everyday events and encounters, landscape, journeys, poetry, stories, memory and a sense of the sacred, fusing them to create richly satisfying portraits of the familiar that at the same time open a doorway into a new and enchanted world.
Written in an accessible style, Kingdom Calling looks in turn at the vocation, ministry and discipleship of all God's people, asking what kind of theological thinking and imagining might most help us to flourish together.It affirms and celebrates the vital lay and ordained ministry roles that support the church in God's mission, and it identifies changes in practice that can better foster the vocation, ministry and discipleship of the whole people of God.
We live in a fast-paced world, mindfulness promises a method of tuning out the voices for a few minutes to live in the moment. Biblical meditation offers something better: an opportunity to be transformed by God's voice of truth. Here is a framework to help us slow down and dwell deeply on God’s word so that it clears our minds and fills our hearts, making a real difference to the way we live.Full of down-to-earth anecdotes and practical advice to help make biblical meditation part of your life.
Tony Horsfall A core resource for those involved in spiritual mentoring, the book provides a basis for spiritual conversation through 30 short chapters structured around six key topic areas: Foundations; Steps to growth; Living out your faith; Going deeper; Staying strong; and Living with mystery. Each chapter begins with a Bible passage or text, followed by the author's comment on the topic, questions to use as a starting point for conversation and suggestions for further reading.
Peace for the Anxious Soul £7.99 Chartered psychologist and experienced counsellor Catherine Haddow speaks truth to calm our fearful minds and hearts.Catherine helps us to understand how anxiety operates in our bodies at a physical and spiritual level. She then unpacks how the treasure of the gospel can alter our experience of anxiety, pointing to how God’s promises penetrate our struggles.
John Swinton The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges Drawing from theological reflection on the lives of 30 Christians with severe mental health challenges, (depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia), leading disability theologian John Swinton contends that mental health problems require theological understanding and not just medical intervention.
The Story of the Church is an established classic, widely appreciated by several generations of readers. It addresses the central question of why Christianity has spread around the world so successfully, and offers a distinctly evangelical perspective. Its clear structure pinpoints significant people, places, movements and events.This new edition has been completely revised and updated by Allan Harman.
£19.99 It is often observed that no historical figure has had a greater impact on the world than Jesus Christ. Why is that? And what difference does his impact make to the world today? It is also often said that Jesus was a 'revolutionary', and numerous books have appeared in recent year claiming just that - from the wild and sensational to the serious and respectable.A team of leading public intellectuals addresses the questions of who Jesus was, how he changed the world, and what he stands for
Derek Wilson £9.99 July 1540. The courts of Europe are stunned to hear that Henry VIII has executed his all-powerful minister, Thomas Cromwell. Poet and classicist Nicholas Bourbon is sent from the cultured court of Queen Marguerite of Navarre to investigate. Thrust into a turbulent world of religious, political and personal rivalries, his travels take him far and wide. Only after facing many hazards does he discover the astonishing secret that unlocks the Cromwell enigma.
Fran Hill £9.99 Set in diary form, this is a funny, life-affirming memoir set in the manic world of a busy teacher. An account of one typical year shows it's not just the pupils who misbehave. English teacher 'Miss' starts the Autumn term beleaguered by self-doubts. Her pupils make her laugh, weep, fume and despair, often in the same lesson. Whether you work in education, have teenage children or simply want to know what it's really like to be a teacher in today's world, this book is for you
£9.99 When we’re so focused on our own lives and concerns, it’s easy to forget that the world doesn’t revolve around us. This book unpacks 7 core values of the Christian life – with God at the centre – exploring whether this in fact is a much more fulfilling way to live. Offering a new vision of the Christian faith for today’s generation, this lively, engaging look at discipleship is full of warmth and practical advice, making it the perfect introduction for young people looking to follow Jesus.
Anglican Reflections on National Identity and European Solidarity. How might Britain as a multinational state understand its own defining moral and political commitments in relation to its European neighbours? If, as many suggest, a resurgence of English nationhood has been the driving force behind Brexit, how might the Church of England, as the ‘national Church’ in England, and its neighbouring Anglican Churches, respond to this and the many other missional challenges they face?
£16.99 Justice, Love, Spirituality, Beauty, Freedom, Truth and Power. These are ideals that we all strive for, yet so often we find ourselves falling short. Why is that? In this deeply insightful meditation, Tom Wright looks to the Gospel of John for answers. He shows how John can help us to see not only why we strive for these ideals, or ‘signposts’, but also why we so often experience them as broken.
When Christine Morgan of Radio 4 got Richard Coles, Kate Bottley and Giles Fraser together in a studio, all she had to do was plug them in and let them go. The dynamic between the three meant there were moments of real connection and poignancy alongside the laughter: Engagingly introduced by Christine Morgan, we find each vicar favours a different rite of passage the book ends with the profoundly moving episode that was broadcast on Easter Sunday 2020, to a world in crisis.
And Other Countercultural Notions Graham Tomlin £9.99 Most people just want to be happy and to make a difference in the world. We’re often told we’ll achieve this by being ourselves. But it’s not quite as simple as it sounds. All sorts of questions and countercultural notions arise. Maybe trying to ‘be yourself’ is not such a good idea after all? This book dares us to let go of some of the assumptions we make about life. Drawing on current research, contemporary events and ancient wisdom
£9.99 Participant's guide £8.99 Leader's guide. Being Witnesses for Jesus in Our Everyday Lives. More than just a tool box of how to do evangelism, over eight sessions Mission Shaped Living will build spiritual practices, vision, hope, and confidence into your life so that sharing God s love with others becomes a joy and not a burden.
A New Pattern for Rural Church Mission This book tells the story of God’s Tent, an expression of church in Northumberland.It offers an introduction and guide to how to begin to pitch God’s Tent in different contexts. The book explores the deep creative richness of the metaphor of our God who “pitches his tent among us”, found in the book of Exodus and particularly in the prologue to John’s Gospel.
Gavin Wakefield £8.99 A Pilgrims' Guide to God's Own County; the people and places that formed Yorkshire’s Christian heritage, from St Hilda of Whitby through to William Wilberforce Discover the fascinating history of the people and places, with historical notes, practical information and prayers for both visitors and armchair pilgrims alike.
£12.99 God is Green examines what the Bible has to say about humanity's relationship with and responsibility for the environment, and how Church traditions over the centuries have interpreted this. He argues that Christianity at its essence is a 'green faith' which has been distorted over the years. First published in 1990, this new edition of the book is revised for the contemporary state of our climate, and includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide for individuals and small groups.
A story of quiet confidence in a good God £9.99 Led to the Banquet Hall tells how God brought Gilana Young out of an appallingly abusive childhood to a place at His magnificent, healing table. Over decades of faithfully sitting with and following Him, she has come to experience nine precious gifts which are available to all His children – the gift of being called, of love, of forgiveness, of relationship, of adoption, of belonging, of restoration, of life and of ‘clothing’.
£10.99 Graham Kings has been writing and using his poetry in retreats and preaching for thirty-five years, His poems are on a range of devotional subjects, including the Church seasons of Christmas, Epiphany, Holy Week and Easter, and Pentecost, and on inspiring people from St Augustine to present day popes. Subsequent sections focus on holy places, prayer and biblical narratives and characters - notably women - and the collection concludes with a quartet of contemporary litanies.
A Short Guide to Einstein, Relativity and the Future of Faith Alister McGrath £9.99 Gives an overview of Einstein’s thought & scientific theories, including his nuanced thinking on the difference between the scientific enterprise and beliefs outside its realm. This book is for anyone intrigued by Einstein as one of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, who wants to know what his theories mean for religion, and who is interested in the conversation between science and religion
Murray Reflections on 50 yrs of ministry Paul Beasley-Murray, one of the most respected Christian ministers of the last fifty years, offers fifty succinct reflections on all aspects of ministry, including pastoring, preaching, evangelism, prayer, growth, worship, family, personal care and relationships. This is essential, foundational reading for clergy of all denominations and of all levels of experience.
£16.99 Bishop Michael Curry preached his revolutionary sermon on the power of love at Prince Harry's wedding.In this book, Bishop Curry shares his deep faith that characterised that cultural moment: the way of love. It is the underappreciated, all-but-forgotten understanding of agape, the love that uplifts, liberates and changes the world. Though some might believe the world has to be the same, this way has the power to change things for the better.
Rachel Jones £3.99 The coronavirus pandemic has left most of us feeling unsettled, concerned and very aware of human frailty. It has driven many of us to our knees, but it is such an overwhelming problem that many of us are unsure how to pray, or what for. This little book has been written specifically to help Christians in this season. Each spread takes a passage of Scripture and suggests 5 things to pray from it so that we can pray in line with God’s will.
Following the ancient rhythm of the Celtic year, these prayers, meditations and liturgies will help you focus on the natural flow of life as it changes around you. Based on the eight points of the Celtic year - the four season changes, and the four midpoints of each season - and moving from winter to spring, summer and harvest, each of the eight sections includes a liturgy for a full service, a week of daily readings, guided contemplations and a selection of prayers and blessings.
£4.99 "This is a time when the fragile form of this world is felt. The seemingly solid foundations are shaking. The question we should be asking is, Do we have a Rock under our feet? A Rock that cannot be shaken--ever?"
£10.99 Portals to Deeper Community Life in Christ. Too often people’s understanding of and engagement with ‘church’ is reduced to corporate worship, when it is so much more. George Lings identifies 7 elements in Christian communities through the ages, which when held in balance enable a richer expression of discipleship, mission and community: cell, chapel, chapter, cloister, garden, refectory and scriptorium. Through this lens George Lings explores how these 7 elements relate to our lives.