Bible Reflections for Older People January-April 2018

Bible Reflections for Older People January-April 2018

Author : Eley McAinsh
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Written by older people for older people, these reflections are designed to bring hope, assurance and sustenance, reminding the reader of the presence and love of God.

Title Bible Reflections for Older People January-April 2018
Author Eley McAinsh
Description

Written by older people for older people, these reflections are designed to bring hope, assurance and sustenance, reminding the reader of the presence and love of God.

In each issue are 40 Bible reflections and prayer suggestions to use and revisit as often as is needed. In the central section, Debbie Thrower of BRF's The Gift of Years ministry offers interviews and ideas to encourage and inspire.

The Editor writes...

Welcome! We hope you enjoy this new collection of Bible reflections and find encouragement and inspiration in these pages.

Our writers are all very different, but each one of them brings fresh, intriguing insights, drawn from long years of experience and a deep knowledge of the Bible. Jennifer Rees Larcombe wanders around Capernaum watching Jesus meet his neighbours. Paul Canon Harris writes of an exuberant, overflowing, ridiculous hope forged from pain and loss. Albert Jewell writes with sensitivity and understanding of the gift, and fragility, of memory, and Ro Willoughby begins her series on welcome and acceptance with a delightful story of her then four-year-old son solemnly offering to take visitors' coats and make them tea.

In the centre pages, Debbie Thrower, Team Leader of BRF's The Gift of Years ministry, meets fascinating, inspiring people like climate change activist Christine Whild, and introduces newly discovered poets like Carla McCowen, who has been writing all her adult life but has only recently released her work into the wild.

As you read these Bible reflections and spend time with God, we pray that you will know his presence, and know, as Ro Willoughby puts it so well, that 'God loves us so we love him. We come close to him, so he comes close to us.'

God bless you

Eley McAinsh

In this issue:

The good neighbour
Jennifer Rees Larcombe

Hungry for hope
Paul Canon Harris

Memory's treasure
Albert Jewell

Made to feel welcome
Ro Willoughby

About the contributors in this issue:

Jennifer Rees Larcombe is one of BRF's most popular writers. She has six children and 15 grandchildren. She loves her garden, but sometimes tears herself away to speak at conferences around the country. She still works as a counsellor as well as a writer, but most of all she enjoys being a grandmother.

Paul Canon Harris is a poet, writer and broadcaster based in Bournemouth. His published work includes two poetry collections, and non-fiction works on spirituality, leadership and communication. He performs poetry at festivals and venues in the UK and abroad, and is currently co-writing a TV sitcom. He is married to Cathy, a speech therapist, and they have four sons and eight grandchildren.

Albert Jewell lives in Leeds and has been a Methodist minister for 55 years, serving in a succession of pastoral, ecumenical and educational positions. Since 'retiring', he has completed a PhD in ageing studies and is currently researching in the field of dementia. He and his wife Gill have two children and five grandchildren, and rejoice in the recent addition of a great-granddaughter.

Ro Willoughby has been writing and editing Christian resources for many years. She is currently a Licensed Lay Minister at St Michael's Highgate, where she is engaged in ministry with people of all ages, and regularly leads Barnabas in Schools RE Days. She loves creating food that looks and tastes good! No surprise that she also enjoys entertaining.

Details
  • Product code: 9780857465917
  • Published: 1 November 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 148mm wide and 210mm high

Written by older people for older people, these reflections are designed to bring hope, assurance and sustenance, reminding the reader of the presence and love of God.

In each issue are 40 Bible reflections and prayer suggestions to use and revisit as often as is needed. In the central section, Debbie Thrower of BRF's The Gift of Years ministry offers interviews and ideas to encourage and inspire.

The Editor writes...

Welcome! We hope you enjoy this new collection of Bible reflections and find encouragement and inspiration in these pages.

Our writers are all very different, but each one of them brings fresh, intriguing insights, drawn from long years of experience and a deep knowledge of the Bible. Jennifer Rees Larcombe wanders around Capernaum watching Jesus meet his neighbours. Paul Canon Harris writes of an exuberant, overflowing, ridiculous hope forged from pain and loss. Albert Jewell writes with sensitivity and understanding of the gift, and fragility, of memory, and Ro Willoughby begins her series on welcome and acceptance with a delightful story of her then four-year-old son solemnly offering to take visitors' coats and make them tea.

In the centre pages, Debbie Thrower, Team Leader of BRF's The Gift of Years ministry, meets fascinating, inspiring people like climate change activist Christine Whild, and introduces newly discovered poets like Carla McCowen, who has been writing all her adult life but has only recently released her work into the wild.

As you read these Bible reflections and spend time with God, we pray that you will know his presence, and know, as Ro Willoughby puts it so well, that 'God loves us so we love him. We come close to him, so he comes close to us.'

God bless you

Eley McAinsh

In this issue:

The good neighbour
Jennifer Rees Larcombe

Hungry for hope
Paul Canon Harris

Memory's treasure
Albert Jewell

Made to feel welcome
Ro Willoughby

About the contributors in this issue:

Jennifer Rees Larcombe is one of BRF's most popular writers. She has six children and 15 grandchildren. She loves her garden, but sometimes tears herself away to speak at conferences around the country. She still works as a counsellor as well as a writer, but most of all she enjoys being a grandmother.

Paul Canon Harris is a poet, writer and broadcaster based in Bournemouth. His published work includes two poetry collections, and non-fiction works on spirituality, leadership and communication. He performs poetry at festivals and venues in the UK and abroad, and is currently co-writing a TV sitcom. He is married to Cathy, a speech therapist, and they have four sons and eight grandchildren.

Albert Jewell lives in Leeds and has been a Methodist minister for 55 years, serving in a succession of pastoral, ecumenical and educational positions. Since 'retiring', he has completed a PhD in ageing studies and is currently researching in the field of dementia. He and his wife Gill have two children and five grandchildren, and rejoice in the recent addition of a great-granddaughter.

Ro Willoughby has been writing and editing Christian resources for many years. She is currently a Licensed Lay Minister at St Michael's Highgate, where she is engaged in ministry with people of all ages, and regularly leads Barnabas in Schools RE Days. She loves creating food that looks and tastes good! No surprise that she also enjoys entertaining.