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40 Days with the Celtic Saints

40 Days with the Celtic Saints

Devotional readings for a time of preparation David Cole £7.99

The life stories of the Celtic saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.

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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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Believe in Miracles

Believe in Miracles

A spiritual journey of positive change Carmel Thomason £8.99

This practical book takes readers on a six-week journey into a world of possibility and miracles. Focusing on small practical steps, the book presents a series of short exercises to enable lasting changes leading to a more prayerful, contented and connected life. By looking for the good and focusing on actions to take now, the reader learns to view their daily circumstances, their relationship with God, and their relationships with others differently - bringing a bit of heaven to Earth by recognising the many miracles open to us every day.

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The Recovery of Hope

The Recovery of Hope

Bible reflections for sensing God's presence and hearing God's call Naomi Starkey £8.99

This book links together Bible readings from both Old and New Testaments to trace a trajectory from despair at God's apparent absence, through learning how to trace signs of his working in the world, to resuming the onward journey through life, secure in the knowledge that he is with us as Lord and Good Shepherd. Running throughout the reflections is the sense of God's love - sometimes hidden from us, sometimes closer than a heartbeat, but never failing, despite what we may fear.

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Postcards from Heaven

Postcards from Heaven

Words and pictures to help you hear from God Ellie Hart £7.99

Change is described as being one of the signs of life - but that does not make it any easier to navigate, especially if the change touches on our deepest securities. Postcards from Heaven presents 'postcard-size' reflections on a series of themes linked to change, offering guidance and insight for all those going through such a season in their lives. Not only words but also original artwork offer a creative way of connecting our faith with our experiences and of drawing us closer to God

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Mary

Mary

A gospel witness to transfiguration and liberation Andrew Jones £8.99

In this book, Andrew Jones explores the different ways she is presented in the Gospels and also in Christian spirituality down through history, showing how her significance extends far beyond the Christmas story, to the foot of the cross and beyond. By setting her in her full biblical context, drawing on both Old and New Testaments, he also considers how Mary can be an invaluable focus for ecumenical unity, rather than a means of division.

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Hilda of Whitby

Hilda of Whitby

A spirituality for now Ray Simpson £7.99

In the dark and turbulent centuries after the Roman occupation of Britain, and during the Anglo-Saxon colonisation, the light of heaven still shone through the work and witness of the monastic communities, 'villages of God', which dotted the land. One of the most remarkable figures of those times was Hilda of Whitby. Born and reared amid warring pagan tribes, through the influence of Celtic saints and scholars she became a dominant figure in the development of the British Church, above all at the famous Synod where Celtic and Roman Churches came together. Until recently, though, the story of this extraordinary woman has not received much attention.

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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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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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The Recovery of Love

The Recovery of Love

Walking the way to wholeness Naomi Starkey £6.99

Some people like to be taken on mystery tours; others prefer to have a clear idea of where they are going, how long it will take, and where they will stop for lunch. This book is, in some ways, a bit of a mystery tour, exploring aspects of faith and truth through storytelling, reflection on Bible passages and quotations from other writers. At the heart of the narrative is the meaning of love: on the one hand, our hunger for it and often weary search to find it, and on the other hand God's breathtaking love for us.

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Dreaming of Home

Dreaming of Home

Homecoming as a model for renewal and mission Michael Mitton £7.99

Finding a sense of 'home', a special place of acceptance and belonging, is a fundamental human longing. In this powerful and profound book, Michael Mitton shows how it is in fact an essential part of both personal development and spiritual renewal. Drawing on his own experience of the 'homecoming' journey, he considers how we can go about finding our true home within God's eternal kingdom, how to identify the forces within us that may hinder this search, and the importance of churches offering a welcoming home to all.

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Shaping the Heart

Shaping the Heart

Reflections on spiritual formation and fruitfulness Pamela Evans £7.99

God created the human heart to be a worship-filled, holy place with himself in residence, a garden in which the fruit of the Spirit may grow. Shaping the Heart is a book for every Christian who wants their heart to become - through the healing and redemptive touch of heavenly grace and mercy - a place where God delights to dwell.

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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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