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The Way of Ignatius – A Prayer Journey through Lent.  Gemma Simmonds   £8.99 inc pp

In this introduction to the spiritual life, Gemma Simmonds shows that everyone can find prayer a rewarding experience. She explores the story and prayer tradition of Ignatius of Loyola, together with the contribution of the seventeenth-century Yorkshire woman, Mary Ward.

A guide for Lent and the rest of the year, The Way of Ignatius helps us to pray with the Scriptures in an imaginative way. To aid reflection and discussion, there are questions at the end of each chapter.

 

Eavesdropping – Henry Martin  £12.99 inc pp

This book of daily readings offers a wonderfully fresh way of deepening the way that we talk to God. Alongside author Henry Martin, we `eavesdrop’, or `listen in’, on 49 instances of people who actually spoke to Jesus in the Bible, and ask what we can learn from what they said and how he responded. Sometimes his answers brought delight to those who asked him, and sometimes his response was not what they expected or hoped for. In the final section of the book, the conversations listened to took place during Jesus’ final days and bring us closer to him during Holy Week. Eavesdropping can be read in daily sittings at any time of year, and is particularly suitable for Lent.

Reconciliation by Mutharaj Swamy – The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book   £9.99 inc pp.

Forty biblically-based meditations introduce topics such as Impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness to the other andpeace with justice. Questions for reflection are included, making Reconciliationsuitable for use at weekly gatherings or for everyday devotion during Lent.

 

 

 

 

Resilient Disciple – A Lenten Journey from Adversity to Maturity – Justine Allain Chapman £9.99 inc pp

The Resilient Disciple: A Lenten Journey from Adversity to Maturity

 

This vividly written book includes wide ranging prayers and scripture readings, along with guides to using the material with groups and in preaching and worship.

SPECIAL OFFER  What Are We Doing Here? Marilynne Robinson  Hardback £10 inc pp

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In this collection, Marilynne Robinson, one of today’s most important thinkers – admired by President Obama, and so many others – impels us to action and offers us hope. New essays by the Orange and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila.

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