Prayer & Spirituality
Christian Spirituality is based on the central teachings of Christianity and describes the way it is practised in everyday life. Essentially, it is about how we care for our 'soul' or 'spirit' and the means by which we maintain and develop our relationship with God.
From Tony Horsfall in Rhythms of Grace
In the Prayer & Spirituality section you will find encouragement and teaching on prayer, explorations of different approaches to prayer and spirituality to help keep your prayer life fresh and vibrant, as well as recommendations for Quiet Day reading and our Prayer & Spirituality journal: Quiet Spaces.
Do also have a look at our Events & Quiet Days.
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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.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
It is not easy to switch from activity to stillness, from noise to silence, from achieving to letting go, from doing to being in the presence of God. This book of biblically rooted meditations provides accessible and practical routes to exploring prayer as that way of being in God's presence, letting the sediment of our lives settle so that we may have a true reflection of ourselves and of God within us.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
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.More info Add to basket
An accessible guide to one of the best-known and loved icons.More info Add to basket