Messy is okay, even in a world gone mad with perfectionism. In this book Amanda Robbie draws on her own life experience to show that it's okay to do things imperfectly, and even fail. This book will lift the burden of guilt and free you to enjoy serving God, imperfectly by this world's standards, but in a way that pleases our heavenly Father.
Though little can be known with certainty about the historical Jesus, the image of a heavenly figure—"Christ crucified and risen"—was constructed out of his life and teachings. In order to help us form a truly contemporary Christian spirituality, Keith Ward, writing in our own time and place, offers a set of reflections on what he believes to be the unique and life-transforming revelation of God in the person of Jesus Christ.
This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.
The Bible is full of dramatic stories that have made it the world's bestselling book, and yet few people ever get around to reading it from cover to cover. Now, with The One Hour Bible, readers of all ages can discover its riches and gain a birds-eye view of the entire sweep of the Bible's epic story—in just sixty minutes.
Perfectionism is embedded in our culture and bound up in popular self-esteem. Even the Bible's perfect words have been used to drive perfectionism in the church.This book offers a fresh perspective on perfectionism with a helpful blend of accessible theology, psychology, and activity to lead us to a place of freedom, gratitude, and fulfilment.
Written by one of the world's most eminent and widely respected evangelical theologians, this is the first substantial book by a Christian philosopher to examine the power of pictures in Christian thought—from biblical times to the present. Full of fascinating case studies, this book reflects on the use and abuse of imagery in the Bible, in the history of Christian thought, and in preaching and prayer today.
How do you help an eight- to twelve-year-old to get to grips with prayer for themselves? This book includes fourteen interactive prayer experiments for children to try out, including LEGO Bible modeling, Minecraft church, bubble wrap worry prayers, bedhead prayer posters, and more. There is also a bonus section of prayer games and activities to play with friends, at home or in a church group, plus space to write your own reflections.
Focus on the amazing story of Jesus' crucifixion and the gospel in days and weeks leading up to Easter and think yet again how the cross transforms our lives today. With Bible verses, prayers and forty meditations by Chris Wright and treasured, timeless nuggets from John Stott, prepare to be inspired as you contemplate the deep, life-transforming truths of the gospel: 'love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all'.
This brief historical introduction to the English Reformation explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context in which it emerged, and the major thinkers and writings to which it gave birth. What was its impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with it?
Our own desert experience may involve attending to challenges that come upon us suddenly—such as an illness or bereavement—or a difficult relationships or patterns of thinking that have long been draining us of life and joy. This vividly written book includes wide ranging prayers and scripture readings, along with guides to using the material with groups and in preaching and worship.