Different approaches

Sometimes prayer can become stale. The titles below encourage us to look afresh at prayer and spirituality.

Experiencing Christ's Love

Experiencing Christ's Love

Establishing a life of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection John Twisleton £6.99

In Experiencing Christ's Love, well-known writer John Twisleton reminds us of Jesus' gracious challenge to love God with heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbour and ourselves. Against the backdrop of the message of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, the author delivers a wake-up call to the basic Christian patterns of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection. These, he claims, serve to take God's hand in ours, leading us into his divine possibilities.

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St Aidan's Way of Mission

St Aidan's Way of Mission

Celtic insights for a post-Christian world Ray Simpson £7.99

Surveying the life and times of Aidan of Lindisfarne, this book draws insights into missional approaches to inspire both outreach and discipleship for today's Church. As in his previous BRF book, Hilda of Whitby, Ray Simpson shows that such figures from past centuries can provide models for Christian life and witness today. An author and speaker on Celtic spirituality with a worldwide reputation, he combines historical fact with spiritual lessons in a highly accessible style, with an appeal to a wide audience.

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The Twelve Degrees of Silence

The Twelve Degrees of Silence

Sister Marie-Aimee de Jesus £5.99

Invites us to nurture a spirituality of silence through the words and wisdom of the 19th-century spiritual mystic and Carmelite nun Sr Marie-Aim de J s. A source of inspiration to such modern saints as Edith Stein, Sr Marie-Aim s reflections guide readers on a twelve-movement journey to a silent and intimate union with God. The insightful introduction and soul-searching reflections provided by the editor provide ways to put into practice in everyday life the wisdom of this classic mystic, as well as journey into deeper communion with God.

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Using the Jesus Prayer

Using the Jesus Prayer

Steps to a simpler Christian Life John Twisleton £6.99

In this book on the ancient Orthodox practice of the Jesus Prayer, John Twisleton gives practical guidance on releasing its capacity to inspire all those seeking to grow in prayer. He shows how it offers a summary of faith that is not only clear, memorable and portable, but a biblical aid to praying at all times. By sharing wider Christian teaching on the Jesus Prayer as well as his own experience of using it, he reveals its Spirit-given power to bypass a distracted mind and make worship a natural part of daily life.

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Creating a Life with God

Creating a Life with God

The call of ancient prayer practices Daniel Wolpert £7.99

Are you longing to take your relationship with God to a new level? This book introduces you to twelve prayer practices that invite you to solitude and silence, invite you to use your mind and imagination, invite you to use your body and your creativity and invite you to connect with nature and community.

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80 Creative Prayer Ideas

80 Creative Prayer Ideas

A resource for church and group use Claire Daniel £8.99

Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life but people often struggle with actually getting on and doing it. This book offers 80 imaginative and creative ideas for setting up 'prayer stations', practical ways of praying that involve the senses - touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing, rather than simply reflecting, as we bring our hopes, fears, dreams and doubts to God.

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Transformed by the Beloved

Transformed by the Beloved

A guide to spiritual formation with St John of the Cross Daniel Munoz £6.99

Transformed by the Beloved invites us to reflect on different aspects of the Christian journey, all of which John considered crucial for growth in faith and depth of spirituality. John's own experience showed this journey to be at times full of longing, because of an experience of God's absence, and at other times full of the most wonderful shouts of joy, because of a profound encounter with Christ. Each chapter ends with suggestions for personal reflection and prayer, with many links to John's poems, new translations of which are included in the book.

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Travellers of the Heart

Travellers of the Heart

Exploring new pathways on our spiritual journey Michael Mitton £7.99

In this book one of the UK's leading authors on Christian spirituality and personal renewal shares his own faith journey, in the context of exploring some of the different spiritual traditions that have influenced Christian witness over the past 40 or so years. Building on themes in his previous book, Dreaming of Home, Michael Mitton explores how encompassing something of the breadth of Christian spirituality, from Charismatic to Catholic, via Celtic, can not only enrich our faith but strengthen the mission of the Church.

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The Sacred Place of Prayer

The Sacred Place of Prayer

The human person created in God's image Jean Marie Dwyer £6.99

Prayer is not a complicated set of methods or exercises, but as simple as living life, being ourselves, and bringing God into our daily routine. Because we are all created in God's image, each of us is the privileged and sacred place of prayer.

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Moments of Grace

Moments of Grace

Reflections on meeting with God Joy MacCormick £6.99

From desolation to celebration, loneliness to love, Moments of Grace offers a wealth of pithy and thought-provoking reflections on themes connecting God, faith and the journey of life. Poetic meditations are linked with questions for further pondering, to help the reader make links between head and heart, between what they believe, what they wrestle with believing and what they experience day by day.

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Encircling the Christian Year

Encircling the Christian Year

Liturgies and reflections for the seasons of the Church Barbara Mosse £9.99

Beginning with Advent Sunday, Encircling the Christian Year presents a series of short liturgies for each week of the Church calendar, including a Bible reading, reflection, and prayers, suitable for both individual and small group use. Special liturgies are also provided for the major festivals and 'red letter days', those saints and events most closely connected with the life of Christ. As well as engaging with the liturgical seasons, the book invites us to deeper prayer; to grow in our relationship with the God who loves us and accompanies us through all the seasons of our lives.

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

Finding intimacy with God in a busy life Tony Horsfall £7.99

Rhythms of Grace emerges from a personal exploration of contemplative spirituality. This book shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. It also provides essential insights about building a ministry that is both enjoyable and sustainable.

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Discovering the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

This book is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, to help you to embark on a life-transforming journey toward Christlikeness. For nearly 500 years, the Exercises have been a tool for spiritual formation. During those years their popularity has ebbed and flowed, but they are now experiencing something of a revival across the breadth of the Church. This is not a book about the methods or techniques of Christian formation but one that enables you to come before God through the Gospel narratives in order to encounter Jesus afresh.

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The journey to remembering our story Andrew Jones £8.99

The age-old practice of pilgrimage is more popular today than it has been for centuries. At a time when the Church - indeed, Christianity itself - seems increasingly exiled and estranged from our culture, more and more people are treading the ancient pilgrim routes, whether they are committed Christians, spiritual seekers or simply curious. And the renewal and refreshment of faith that they find on their journey often outweighs what happens in many churches.

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Writing the Icon of The Heart

Writing the Icon of The Heart

In Silence Beholding Maggie Ross Currently out of stock £6.99

In Writing the Icon of the Heart we are invited to share the reflections of one who, over the years, has spent long hours in silence and prayer in one of the world's most wild and solitary landscapes, as well as the more urban context of Oxford. Casting new and often startling light on ancient texts and long-established spiritual practices, Maggie Ross shows how faith cannot be divorced from an outlook characterised by a rigorous questioning and testing of assumptions, and a passionate concern for the created world in which we are blessed to live.

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Restoring the Woven Cord

Restoring the Woven Cord

Strands of Celtic Christianity for the Church today Michael Mitton Currently out of stock £8.99

When they discover Celtic spirituality, many Christians feel that in some sense they have come home. As they begin to explore the people and places significant in the early centuries of Christianity in the British Isles, they find an expression of faith that weaves together strands of being and belonging, worship and witness in a unique and powerful way.

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The Circle of Love

The Circle of Love

Praying with Rublev's icon of the Trinity. Ann Persson Currently out of stock £5.99

An accessible guide to one of the best-known and loved icons.

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The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer

Simon Barrington-Ward Currently out of stock £5.99

An accessible introduction to how to use the Jesus Prayer in devotional practice.

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Postcards from Heaven
Bible Reflections for Older People - January 2016