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A statue of waiting

We set great store by activity and busy-ness. We want to be 'in control'. We value what we 'do' more than who we are. So when we become ill, or retire from work, or suffer an enforced period of inactivity, our self-esteem is threatened. We evade, repudiate, or resent experiences of passivity, of waiting.

This classic of spiritual writing transforms our understanding of the experiences of illness, or of being out of work, or feeling inactive and powerless. W. H. Vanstone shows ...
A statue of waiting

An aspect of fear

Many people are almost confined to their homes by their fear of panic attacks in public spaces. When Grace Sheppard, the high profile wife of David Sheppard, former test cricketer and Bishop of Liverpool, wrote about her own struggle with agoraphobia, it made a huge impact. Many thousands of readers have been inspired by Grace Sheppard’s honesty and courage to confront their own fears, and have learnt from her practical advice about dealing with and overcoming fears and phobias.
An aspect of fear

Beyond the Box

Mission Challenges from John's Gospel
Beyond the Box

Celebration of discipline

This book is not so much fundamental as foundational - providing the reader with twelve steps for spiritual growth which have clearly been walked many times by many people
Celebration of discipline

Everybody's normal till you get to know them

Citing numerous biblical stories where Jesus turned the tables on foes and drew in unlovable and undesirable people, Ortberg nicely communicates his passion for seeing past external appearances and delving deeply into people's hearts and souls.
Everybody's normal till you get to know them

God lost and found

When you dig a bit below the surface, you are likely to discover that many of us who attend church regularly feel we have lost touch with a living experience of God. Indeed, we may find we no longer believe in God at all. The reasons why faith breaks down are multi-layered and complex, and this sympathetic volume has been written for those who aren't satisfied with pious answers to real questions and disappointments. John Pritchard draws deeply on his own experience of dark times in order to sh...
God lost and found

Look for rainbows

For the Sad, the Depressed and the Despairing
Look for rainbows

Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World.
Paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people.
When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.
Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and att...
Love Does

Mixed up blessing

A New Encounter with Being Church
Mixed up blessing

Next door saviour

Near Enough to Touch Strong Enough to Trust
Next door saviour

Patterns not padlocks

For Parents and All Busy People.
With compassion born of ragged-radiant experience, Ashwin has no use for stuffy religiosity. Her workhorse approach to spirituality will cause you to rethink what friendship with God can be.
The book is above all practical. Ashwin ably prunes our perennial barriers to prayer - unpredictable schedules, cluttered environments, guilt, prolonged fatigue - to cultivate our intimacy with God. With her tools, spiritual frustration shoots up and blooms spi...
Patterns not padlocks

Seeing Christ in others

This worship anthology contains contributions from writers around the world, designed to broaden our ability to see Christ in others and to show how to become more Christ-like ourselves in our actions and words. This is a challenging theme based on Jesus' teaching that when we care for the hungry, the sick, the stranger and the imprisoned we care for him. Included in the book are prayers, readings, stories, reflections, poems, songs and blessings. They can be used in worship as intercessions,
Seeing Christ in others

The cross and the switchblade

A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.
The cross and the switchblade

The Iona Abbey Worship Book

The Iona Community
The Iona Abbey Worship Book

The shadow of the Galilean

Here, in narrative form, is an account of the activity of Jesus of Nazareth, scrupulously constructed so that it does not undercut the insights of New Testament scholarship. What makes it different from other such attempts is that Jesus never actually appears. What we find everywhere is his shadow, his effect. Such an approach avoids the usual pitfalls of the genre and lends this story attributed to a fictitious narrator an attraction, freshness, and power all its own. Tension and interest are ...
The shadow of the Galilean

Thinking biblically about climate change

To be done

Time to Talk of God

Recovering Christian conversation as a way of nurturing discipleship. Report of the Methodist Conference of 2005 with questions for group conversation.
Time to Talk of God

Where Is God When It Hurts?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Award and an inspirational best-seller for over twenty years, Where is God When it Hurts? Has been revised and updated by the author to explore the many important issues that have arisen during that time. Sensitive and caring, this unique book discusses pain--physical, emotional, and spiritual--and helps us understand why we suffer from it and how to cope with our own and that of others. Using examples from the Bible as well as the author's personal experiences, thi...
Where Is God When It Hurts?

Why me Lord

Advice from a Successful Failure
An amazing piece of Christian oriented literary work!
Why me Lord