Celebrating

the Christian Centuries

A journey through two millennia, encountering classic spiritual writers. They pose their questions to our practice of discipleship today. 1999

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Spirituality of Struggle:
pathways to growth

We deepen our understanding and experience of God through our struggles. Biblical characters hearten us: Jacob struggles with identity; Ruth wrestles with change; Elijah grapples with stress; Job faces suffering. In the New Testament Mary faces shifts in her vocation; Martha rediscovers prayer; Peter deals with acceptance and Paul struggles with human nature itself! Spiritual writers through the centuries assist us as we glimpse how such struggling can be transformative and open up pathways to growth. 2002

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Spirituality

in Ministerial Formation:
the dynamic of prayer

in learning

Andrew's doctoral research is embodied in this volume. He looks at the concept of 'formation' - and how it can transform our approach to Christian and priestly development. Original research attends to the life-giving role of reflective and meditative prayer, and concludes that this is not an add-on or bolt-on to training but the very matrix of formation, crucial to all programmes of theological study. 2007

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Holy Land?

Challenging questions

from the biblical landscape

Andrew's years of ministry in Jerusalem bear fruit in this challenging read, described as 'indispensable' by Church Times. The journal Common Ground wrote ‘His guiding to the contemporary scene with all its complexity and pain, confusion and anger is courageous’. As we traverse the mountains, rivers, deserts and valleys of the Holy Land, we allow the terrain to pose demanding yet affirming questions to our life of discipleship. 2011

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Beyond the Edge:
spiritual transitions

for adventurous souls

Jesus says: 'Follow Me' - but where did he actually go? As we trace his journeys across the holy land and beyond, we realize that he was always crossing boundaries and borders and taking his disciples into 'no-go' or forbidden places. Following his gospel travels to the coast, the heights and depths of the land, across the desert and into places of risk, we allow the lens of 'liminality' to help us understand the significance of crossing thresholds. We are summoned to a riskier, venturesome spiritual journey ourselves! 2013 

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Another Christ:
re-envisioning ministry

What would our ministry - lay or ordained - look like if we modelled it on Jesus the builder, the hermit, the rebel, the mystic, the reveller, the jester, the iconoclast, the trailblazer? Such images derive from the latest New Testament scholarship and discoveries in the holy land, but they have not yet been related to the practice of ministry, which is supposed to be based on a call to greater Christlikeness. This ground-breaking study will transform your approach to ministry and discipleship! 2014

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Learning

the Language of the Soul:
a spiritual lexicon

How do we find the words to communicate to others the mysteries of God's working in us? How do we express to others what is going on in the soul? This vital resource equips us in spiritual literacy, as we explore a vast range of metaphors and images from the bible and 20 centuries of christian spirituality. This is a resource for spiritual directors, evangelists and all of us who are called to bear witness of our spiritual experience to others. 2016

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Journey

to the Centre of the Soul:
a guide for explorers

In Christian spirituality, a predominant image of spiritual progress is that of climbing mountains and ascending the heights. But our God is a descending God, and this book takes us underground in search of vivid and arresting images and ideas that stimulate the spiritual quest. Each chapter begins with a description of some aspect of the holy land's subterranean landscape ( there are 40 thousand caves in the holy land, and the pilgrim is often required to go down steps to see what wonders and holy places are concealed beneath the surface). We will discover not only the treasures of prayer, but our own hidden depths in the process! 2017

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Journey

to the Centre of the Soul:
a guide for explorers

In Christian spirituality, a predominant image of spiritual progress is that of climbing mountains and ascending the heights. But our God is a descending God, and this book takes us underground in search of vivid and arresting images and ideas that stimulate the spiritual quest. Each chapter begins with a description of some aspect of the holy land's subterranean landscape ( there are 40 thousand caves in the holy land, and the pilgrim is often required to go down steps to see what wonders and holy places are concealed beneath the surface). We will discover not only the treasures of prayer, but our own hidden depths in the process! 2017

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Sensing the Divine:

John's word made flesh

BRF writes: ‘This compelling, inspiring book is an invigorating rereading of the fourth gospel.  Uniquely, it approaches John's gospel by exploring how he uses the senses, both physical and spiritual, in his encounter with Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. This refreshing appreciation of the gospel will activate and stimulate our own discoveries and spiritual quest, not only of the gospel, but also of God's world, ourselves and our mission.’ (BRF, 2019)

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Gateways to the Divine

Step across the threshold and enter another spiritual world! This new resource takes as its starting point the gates of the holy city of Jerusalem, each of which is an entry point into a different world spirituality. A transformative journey opens up before us, as we encounter ancient yet fresh pathways of prayer, each of which throw up both questions and resonances, inviting us to reconsider and expand our present spiritual practice. Thirty short interviews with contemporary Jerusalemite practitioners enable us to discover first-hand how their spirituality impacts their lives. 2020