Different approaches

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

A Franciscan Way of Life

A Franciscan Way of Life

Brother Ramon's quest for holiness Arthur Howells £8.99

Be inspired by one man's unflinching faith in God. This is the first biography of Brother Ramon. It tells of his life's pilgrimage, his quest for holiness as a Franciscan friar, his inner journey of discovery and transformation, his love of God and his influence on others. The selection from his writings which concludes the book illustrates his spiritual journey. It will be an inspiration to readers to live lives fully for Jesus Christ.

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The God of My Life

The God of My Life

A devotional colouring book Michael Parsons £8.99

Doodling and colouring help many of us to be present in the moment, giving us more focus and aiding concentration. This unique book offers a whole-psalm reference for each design, with specific verses highlighted and brief devotional comments and questions to help the reader to reflect on scripture, their own lives, and their relationship with God whilst colouring in.

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Praying the Bible with Luther

Praying the Bible with Luther

A simple approach to everyday prayer Michael Parsons £7.99

Praying biblically and with intent. There is a need in today's church to relate scripture and prayer in such a way as to enable us to speak God's words after him. This book takes a simple lectio divina approach developed in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther and offers practical guidance to pray in this way. Beginning each time of prayer with a Bible passage, Luther would meditate on it with four 'strands' in mind: teaching, thanksgiving, repentance and supplication. Then he would pray, having his thoughts shaped by his reading, praying God's words after him, confident of God's grace. Praying the Bible with Luther explains this method, demonstrates it and encourages readers to follow his example, helping us to turn scripture into prayer and to pray it into our own lives today.

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Pilgrim Journeys

Pilgrim Journeys

Pilgrimage for walkers and armchair travellers Sally Welch £7.99

In Pilgrim Journeys, experienced pilgrim and writer Sally Welch explores the less-travelled pilgrim routes of the UK and beyond, through the eyes of the pilgrims who walk them. Each chapter explores a different aspect of pilgrimage, offering reflections and indicating some of the spiritual lessons to be learned that may be practised at home. This absorbing book shows how insights gained on the journey can be incorporated into the spiritual life of every day, bringing new ways of relationship with God and with our fellow Christians, offering support and encouragement as we face the joys and challenges of life.

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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 Currently out of print £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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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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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 Currently out of print £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 Currently out of print £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 Currently out of print £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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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The journey to remembering our story Andrew Jones Currently out of stock £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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