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Blessing: Faith Going Deeper

by Andrew Davison   Canterbury Press (October 07, 2014)

Blessing, whether we are giving it or seeking it, is perhaps one of the most overused but least understood Christian terms. This engaging introduction to blessing unpacks this rich, many-layered word, exploring...


A Jewish Book of Comfort: Three thousand years of wisdom and experience

by Charles Middleburgh Canterbury Press (October 31, 2014)

Presents a wide selection of poems, psalms and meditations from all periods of the Jewish past and the present day that will provide food for thought, and words of comfort at difficult times of life. Themes...


A Labyrinth Prayer Handbook: Creative resources for worship and reflection

by Sally Welch Canterbury Press (October 31, 2014)

An imaginative resource for all who use the labyrinth in their worship and spiritual practice. It includes ideas for using labyrinths in different settings, such as with children, those with learning difficulties,...


Sanctuary: Poems by Martyn Halsall

by Martyn Halsall Canterbury Press (October 01, 2014)

A collection of poems that emerged from prize-winning poet Martyn Halsall's year in residence at Carlisle Cathedral in 2013. Based on his observations, notes and interactions, they reflect the wonders, joys...


Beauty's Field: Seeing the world

by Laurence Freeman Canterbury Press (October 01, 2014)

A spiritual travel memoir showing how the life of God can be found in the most unlikely places. From slum priests quietly bringing hope in the favelas of Brazil to the impact of a child's death on a whole community,...


A Heart Strangely Warmed: John and Charles Wesley and their Writings

by Jonathan Dean Canterbury Press (October 01, 2014)

John and Charles Wesley generated a heritage that reaches well beyond the worldwide Methodist movement which they founded. This collection of their essential writings shows how they harnessed resources from...


Charles Gore: Radical Anglican: Charles Gore and his writings

by Peter Waddell Canterbury Press (September 24, 2014)

Charles Gore (1853-1932) is a towering figure in Anglicanism whose writings and lectures shaped theological discussion for decades. They still offer a comprehensive vision of the Christian faith and provide...


The Drama of Living: Being wise in the Spirit

by David F. Ford Canterbury Press (September 23, 2014)

In this sequel to the bestselling 'The Shape of Living', David Ford explores how we can live wisely - not poring earnestly over difficult choices, but in the joyful and playful presence of Holy Wisdom. Drawing...


Be Happy!: 40 Days to a More Contented You

by Peter Graystone Canterbury Press (September 18, 2014)

With his characteristic humour, realism, understanding and wisdom, Peter Graystone offers a 40-day step-by-step programme in how to be happy. With his characteristic humour, realism, understanding and wisdom,...


Hear Our Prayer: Gospel-Based Intercessions for Sundays and Holy Days

by Raymond Chapman Canterbury Press (September 18, 2014)

This sequel to the best-selling Leading Intercessions offers a completely new set of intercessory prayers for Sundays and special occasions, following the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary. Rather than...


The Wilderness Within: Meditation and modern life

by Nicholas Buxton Canterbury Press (September 12, 2014)

A strikingly original guide to the what, the why, and the how of practising meditation today. Drawing extensively on the teachings of Jesus and other biblical narratives, it explores what meditation really is...


Peace At The Last: Leading Funerals Well

by Robert Atwell Canterbury Press (September 12, 2014)

Until relatively recently a Church of England funeral was the default option of the majority of the British population. This is no longer the case. Exploring what makes a good funeral, Robert Atwell suggests...


The Pioneer Gift: Explorations in mission

by Cathy Ross Canterbury Press (August 12, 2014)

Ordained pioneer ministry is a significant and growing presence in the Church of England and the Methodist Church and in denominations around the world. Here leading practitioners and theologians in the pioneer...


Unfurling: Poems by Ian Adams

by Ian Adams Canterbury Press (July 31, 2014)

Ian Adams is one of the most original voices in contemporary Christian spirituality. His poems are short, arresting, richly textured and deceptively simple. The title of this collection, Unfurling, is indicative...


Psalms Redux: Poems and prayers

by Carla A. Grosch-Miller Canterbury Press (July 09, 2014)

These striking poems take the powerful themes of the Psalms and transpose them from a distant and ancient culture to a contemporary one with recognizable images and metaphors. Combining raw honesty with beauty...


Village Hours

by Ronald Blythe Canterbury Press (July 04, 2014)

Britain's best loved rural writer chronicles the progress of the seasons in the Stour valley village where he has lived and worked among artists, writers, farmers and commuters. For all the changes in the contemporary...


River Diary

by Ronald Blythe Canterbury Press (July 04, 2014)

The year takes its shape from the seasons of nature and the feasts and festivals of the Christian year. Each informs and illuminates the other in this loving celebration of nature's gifts and neighbourly friendship....


The Bookman's Tale

by Ronald Blythe Canterbury Press (June 30, 2009)

Ronald Blythe has spent his life among the artists and writers of his native Suffolk. His books, especially the bestselling "Akenfield", have given East Anglia a distinctive literary voice. This book accompanies...


Holy Wells: A pilgrim's prayer companion and guide

by Brendan O'Malley Canterbury Press (June 03, 2014)

Pilgrimages to holy wells were common in medieval Christendom, and are becoming increasingly popular today. This resource offers a wide variety of prayers and simple liturgies for use at holy wells, an introduction...


A Walsingham Rosary

by Philip Gray & Anne Gray Canterbury Press (June 12, 2014)

A book of Bible readings, meditations and prayers based on each of the mysteries of the Rosary - 20 in all - with each being set specifically at a different place in the vicinity of the Shrine of Our Lady of...


The Bright Field: Readings, reflections and prayers for Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Ordinary Time

by Martyn Percy & Jim Cotter Canterbury Press (May 20, 2014)

Covering the liturgical year outside Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, this collection of reflections, readings, poems and prayers focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus - the rich subject matter of the...


How Healthy is the C of E?: The Church Times Health Check

by Linda Woodhead   & Malcolm Doney Canterbury Press (May 16, 2014)

Is the Church of England in terminal decline, as some have forecast, or does it have a vigorous future? The Church Times decided it was time to give the C of E a thorough medical. Thirty-five specialists, including...


At All Times and in All Places: Prayers and readings for themed celebrations of the Eucharist

by Simon Jones  Canterbury Press (May 16, 2014)

As well as regular Sunday and weekday celebrations and the observance of saints' days, many churches and cathedrals also hold Eucharists for special occasions or intentions. This unique volume provides prayers...


In Season and Out of Season: Crafting sermons for all occasions

by Jeremy Davies Canterbury Press (May 06, 2014)

A wise and practical guide to preaching in the Anglican tradition, illustrated with examples, that will inspire confidence and hone skills. It explores key aspects of preaching including: the importance of Scripture,...


A Retreat with Thomas Merton

by Esther De Waal  Canterbury Press (April 25, 2014)

The celebrated spiritual writer Thomas Merton remains one of the most influential voices of our day. Here, Esther de Waal devises a seven day personal or group retreat programme using extracts from Thomas Merton's...


Call the Chaplain

by Kate McClelland Canterbury Press (April 24, 2014)

This warm-hearted and practical handbook for hospital-based pastoral care considers the pastoral sensitivities surrounding patient encounters. It explores the essential skills needed for this kind of ministry:...


The Transition Movement for Churches: A prophetic imperative for today

by Timothy Gorringe Canterbury Press (November 19, 2013)

The Transition Town Movement is a fast growing social movement with hundreds of local groups which aims to prepare communities for the impact of peak oil and climate change. Many Christians are involved already,...


Moment of Christ: Prayer as the Way to God's Fullness

by John Main Canterbury Press (September 19, 2013)

Turns to the source and focus of all the author's inspirational teaching about prayer - the presence of Christ. He describes this prayer as the stream of love that flows constantly between Jesus and his Father....


Heart of Creation: Meditation - A Way of Setting God Free in the World

by John Main Canterbury Press (September 19, 2013)

A teaching on contemplative prayer from one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century.


Ancient and Modern Words Edition

by Tim Ruffer Canterbury Press (September 09, 2013)

The world's most famous hymn book has been completely revised and now offers the broadest ever range of traditional hymns and modern compositions, from the Psalms to John Bell, Bernadette Farrell and Stuart...


Sorry For Your Troubles

by Pádraig Ó Tuama Canterbury Press (July 31, 2013)

One of the most engaging voices contemporary spirituality in is that of the Irish poet, Pádraig O'Tuama. This second poetry collection arises out of a decade of his hearing stories of people who have lived...


Walk in this Light: Reflections on baptism and confirmation

by Richard Giles Canterbury Press (June 24, 2013)

Richard Giles reflects with wisdom and humour on what it means to live out the vows made at baptism. Drawing on the words and the dramatic imagery of the baptism service - washing, clothing, being signed with...


The Good Worship Guide: Leading Liturgy Well

by Robert Atwell Canterbury Press (June 19, 2013)

Sunday worship, baptisms, weddings and funerals are the shop window of the church and there is nothing more important for mission than getting them right. How do we help congregations and occasional visitors...


Running over Rocks: Spiritual Practices to Transform Tough Times

by Ian Adams Canterbury Press (June 19, 2013)

Running Over Rocks is an invitation into a journey of discovery. Through reflections, images and strikingly beautiful poems, Ian Adams - author of the bestselling Cave Refectory Road - explores fifty-two spiritual...


Singing the Faith: Words edition

by Methodist Church Canterbury Press (May 20, 2013)

Seven years in development, Singing the Faith is authorised by the Methodist Conference and replaces Hymns and Psalms, published almost 30 years ago. Containing the classic, best loved hymns of the Christian...


A Simplified Life: A Contemporary Hermit's Experience of Solitude and Silence

by Verena Schiller Canterbury Press (January 26, 2013)

What makes a young, Cambridge educated woman first join a religious order and then, if that were not demanding enough, seek a hermit vocation, literally on the edge of the world with only a simple hut as protection...


Stations of the Nativity, Cross and Resurrection

by Raymond Chapman Canterbury Press (January 25, 2013)

Bringing together two Canterbury Press bestsellers with new material, here are meditations on 14 events around the birth of Christ, the 14 Stations of the Cross, and the 15 Resurrection appearances. Illustrated...


Cries of the Heart: A Daily Companion for Your Journey through Grief

by Paul Sheppy Canterbury Press (January 26, 2013)

A personal companion for life's hardest time - the days immediately following a bereavement. Gentle and kind, it nevertheless encourages people on to building the future.


The Meaning is in the Waiting: The Spirit of Advent

by Paula Gooder Canterbury Press (January 07, 2013)

This is the first in a series of books commissioned in consultation with John Sentamu. It can be described as "The Archbishop of York's Advent book". Its theme is overtly an Advent one, yet subsequent books...


Walking the Labyrinth: A Spiritual and Practical Guide

by Sally Welch Canterbury Press (January 08, 2013)

A labyrinth is a pattern consisting of a single circuitous path that winds into the centre, with no possibility of getting lost, as in a maze, and no dead ends. It is one of the most ancient tools for spiritual...


Spiritual Direction: A Practical Introduction

by Sue Pickering  Canterbury Press (January 25, 2013)

Spiritual direction has been an intrinsic part of the Christian tradition since the earliest days of the church when desert mothers and fathers were sought out for their wisdom and guidance. This guide aims...


Word into Silence: A Manual for Christian Meditation

by John Main Canterbury Press (January 08, 2013)

An introduction to the practice of Christian meditation, this book offers a twelve step programme in learning meditative prayer.


Your Church and the Law: A Simple Explanation and Guide

by David Parrott Canterbury Press (January 25, 2013)

A practical, jargon free guide to key aspects of canon and public law for clergy, readers, churchwardens, PCC members and diocesan officers, covering common situations that affect every church. Now updated to...


Seasons of Grace: Inspirational Resources for the Christian Year

by Ann Lewin Canterbury Press (January 25, 2013)

Ann Lewin draws on her extensive experience as a retreat leader and writer to provide a feast of spiritual nourishment for the entire Christian year. Her minimalist style is intentional, allowing space for people...


Tend My Flock: Sustaining Good Pastoral Care

by Kate Litchfield Canterbury Press (January 02, 2013)

A companion and guide for ordained and lay ministers seeking to live their pastoral ministry well, amid all the complexities and pressures of contemporary society. It addresses issues which often remain unspoken,...


The Reflective Leader: Standing Still to Move Forward

by Alan Smith & Peter Shaw Canterbury Press (January 03, 2013)

Many people think great leaders are activists who lead from the front - but most are ordinary people who learn wisdom. This practical and inspiring guide shows how reflecting is the key to long-term effective...


Women and Men in Scripture and the Church: A Guide to the Key Issues

by Steven Croft & Paula Gooder Canterbury Press (April 18, 2013)

This accessible guide will enable readers to look at what the Bible says about the roles of men and women in family life, in ministry and in society. Ideal for individual reading or group study, each chapter...


Door to Silence: An Anthology for Meditation

by John Main Canterbury Press (January 03, 2013)

A collection of short quotes, which are intended as springboards for contemplation, are drawn from his talks, letters, journals and other unpublished sources. They are gathered around a number of themes relating...


Sounding the Seasons: 70 Sonnets for the Christian Year

by Malcolm Guite Canterbury Press (February 21, 2013)

Poetry has always been a central element of Christian spirituality and is increasingly used in worship, in pastoral services and guided meditation. Here, Cambridge poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm...


Making All Things Well: Finding Spiritual Strength with Julian of Norwich

by Isobel de Gruchy Canterbury Press (February 21, 2013)

40 reflections exploring how the writings of Julian of Norwich can provide comfort and support for even the most extreme need. They open up her central themes - suffering, overcoming evil, the faithfulness of...