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A Mind Intent on God
Quotations from Alcuin, that remarkable eighth century Anglo-Saxon leader, teacher, deacon and writer - prayers, extracts from letters to friends and reflections, particularly including the use of the psalms in personal spiritual reflection.
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Advent for Everyone
28 readings for the four weeks of Advent - Tom Wright’s latest contribution to the SPCK’s ‘For Everyone’ guides to the New Testament.
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Anglicanism and the Western Christian Tradition
The essays in this volume are revised and edited versions of papers delivered by Anglican and Roman Catholic historians at a colloquium held at the Gregorian University in Rome in June 2002.
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Beyond Belief
The joint authors are eminent academic scientists and committed Christians whose aim in this book is to raise awareness of the inter-face between science and the Christian faith.
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Candle Atlas of the Bible
An attractively produced compact atlas.
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Cave Refectory Road
Monastic living for us today
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Celtic Advent
Short, daily readings for Advent - stories from Celtic lore, contemplations, New Testament readings and prayers.
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Crime
A discussion of the nature of crime in an advanced industrial society.
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Days of Awe and Wonder
Almost three years after his death, this is the essential Borg: a compelling collection of his writings and sermons which provides the core of his profoundly spiritual theology.
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Globalization and the Good
We are against poverty and injustice; surely this means we must resist globalization?
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Healed, Restored, Forgiven
A compilation of liturgies, prayers and readings for the ministry of healing; intended as a companion for clergy and laity involved in this developing ministry.
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Henry Vaughan
'Henry Vaughan' focuses on poems dealing with death, suffering and bible verses; hallmarked by his concern for nature.
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In the Footsteps of St Paul
Based on Edward Stoughton's Radio 4 series of the same title. He writes as a journalist in a fresh, simple style, describing Paul the man , and not analysing his letters or theology.
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It takes a Church to Raise a Parent
Why parenting for faith is a ‘whole church’ task and how to encourage those who do not think they have a part to play
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John Donne
A selection of his famous secular poems, many of his religious poems, and extracts from twenty-five sermons.
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Just War?
A consideration of the challenges and opportunities which the concept of a just war poses to the churches.
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Lectionary Reflections Year A
Consists of short pieces originally published in the Church Times. They provide an accessible way into the readings for each Sunday which Readers will find useful in sermon preparation.
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New World, New Church
A detailed and academic study of what in the USA is called the emerging church.
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On being a Bishop
Neither an autobiography nor a memoir, but a series of random notes and jottings, giving insight into the life and work of a bishop, and how the Church of Ireland works.
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Paul and his World
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Pilgrims in the Dark
Experiences of life & church endured by those ‘on the edge’ of society, particularly those with disabilities
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Readings for Weddings
An imaginative anthology of readings for weddings.
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Reflections for Advent
A companion volume of reflections to augment the lectionary readings for Common Worship Daily Prayer.
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Sounding Heaven and Earth
This book is written for the benefit of those adolescents who are reaching for something without knowing what.
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Temple Theology
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The Art of Advent
37 reflections, extending through Christmas into Epiphany, with interesting and contrasting nativities, themes linked to the magi, the baptism of Jesus, the conversion of Paul and the presentation in the temple.
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The Bible from Scratch
Introductions to all 66 books of the Protestant canon (and a discussion of the place of the Apocrypha), overviews of the whole Bible and introductions to the major sections of both testaments.
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The Business of Virtue
Clive Wright explores the congruence between the Western economic Systems presently holding sway and Christian thought and religion within our heritage.
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The Case for Religion
This is a book which will be worth reading many times, either in its entirety or for the particular topics it covers -and it covers a great deal in its 237 pages.
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The Flowering of the Soul
A collection of almost 1000 prayers by more than 200 women from 13 different religions and many different cultures in a remarkable anthology.
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The Goldilocks Zone
The collected writings of Ovey, ex-Principal of Oak Hill College.
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The Healthy Churches Handbook
A book by a well-known writer on the subject about the health of churches as whole communities - a sequel to his earlier Growing healthy churches.
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The Naked Preacher
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The Passion and the Cross
First published in 2000 as “Why did Jesus have to Die”, this book is intended to help both Christians and enquirers to 'make sense of the cross, the life and death of Jesus and the Christian faith'.
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The Prince of Peace in a world of wars
An Advent-themed collection of Bible readings and contemplations.
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The Visual Christmas Story
A lively little book which opens up the profound mystery of the Incarnation in a way that will delight both readers and non-readers alike.
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Thinking About Preaching
This is not a text book on how to preach, although there is much wisdom and help for the preacher. It is aimed chiefly at those ‘who want to explore whether God is calling them to preach’; those who want to test their gifting as ‘apprentice preachers’.
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This is our Calling
This book was written to help those who believe that God is or may be calling them to serve him, whether in ministry, for a specific task, or through daily discipleship.
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Undoing Theology
An analytical guide into the spiritual and sexual experiences of LGBT Christians
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Wrestling with God
James Emery White writes honestly about the struggle we often experience in trying to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
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