How can we enter fruitfully into the seasons of the church's year? Why have the seasons become shaped as they have, and what can we do to make them good? As Mark Oakley explains in the enjoyable, earthy, and wide-ranging introduction to this exceptional volume, we can experience them in stimulating company! Senior pastors and teachers reflect on Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost.
Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century mystic who recorded the content of her sixteen visions of the Passion of Christ. Her writings vividly convey the love of God and his presence in suffering. This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help readers to steep themselves in the writings and thoughts of this favorite spiritual writer.
Saint Augustine of Hippo has inspired many people through his autobiographical work, The Confessions. These include the famous account of the conversion to Christianity of this man who went on to become a priest, bishop, and one of the fathers of the church. This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help readers to steep themselves in the writings and thoughts of this favorite saint.
Saint Francis of Assisi lived in early thirteenth-century Italy and is famous as the patron saint of animals and founder of the Franciscan Order. The Little Flowers of Saint Francis are a collection of stories that convey his deep love of God and nature. This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month).
Teresa of Avila lived in sixteenth-century Spain and was tireless in her reform of the Carmelite Order. Her writings include her famous description of prayer as friendship with Christ and her image of the soul as a castle with God at its center. This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month).
Can I break free from my eating disorder? Why do I struggle so much with anxiety? Where can I go with my shame and despair? With honesty, Emma connects with her reader and shows how the gospel can speak to every heart and every addiction to bring change where change seems impossible.
Rescued from a disorder that nearly killed her, Emma is now passionate about warning others about the dark and hidden world she inhabited for too long. Harrowing, heart-breaking, human, and humourous, this book will grip you from start to finish.
Christian entrepreneurs are innovative followers of Christ who make a major contribution to society through the companies they run, the products they make, and the people they influence. Richard Higginson and Kina Robertshaw offer this groundbreaking study based on interviews with fifty entrepreneurs, showing how people running their own businesses are exercising crucial roles in building God's kingdom.
This devotional contains fifty-two readings from the "Vicar of Baghdad" Andrew White, one of the most loved and respected Christian leaders and speakers in the world. Each reading is accompanied by a Scripture passage and prayer, and also a story, often startling and arresting, from Andrew's astonishingly eventful ministry, blended with his reflections on life and faith.
This book that takes the story of Abraham in Genesis as the basis for a series of six Lenten studies. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions arising from it, as well as suggested further reading.