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MEDITATIONS ON THE COLLECTS By Janet Gentles
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Endorsed by the Bishop of Bedford, England, this book has also had excerpts featured in the Church Times. These meditations are based on the Collects used in Common Worship for Sundays and primary... More > Feast Days throughout the Christian Year. Many readers have found it of value when used both in their private worship and in preparation for Eucharistic worship.< Less
THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD By Brother Lawrence
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Nicholas Herman of Lorraine, who is better known as Brother Lawrence, “knew the obligation to love GOD in all things” This record of several of his conversations and letters has become... More > one of the best known classics of Christian spirituality as they make evident how central the simple ‘practice of the presence of God’ was to his spiritual life. His words are insightful and inspiring to read as he presents us with a simple spiritual exercise which is easy to practice.< Less
PAROCHIAL AND PLAIN SERMONS, VOL. VII By John Henry Newman
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John Henry Newman was a major figure of the Church during the 19th century. As an Anglican priest he became one of the leading lights in the Oxford Movement and it was during this time (1835-1841)... More > that he wrote the sermons (1834-1843) which were published in the eight volumes of his Parochial and Plain Sermons. Newman later converted to Catholicism and rose to become Cardinal.< Less
EXPOSITION OF THE APOSTLES' CREED By James Dodds, D.D.
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Dividing the Creed into ten statements Dr Dodds explores how each reflects a different aspect of Church doctrine. Simply expressed and written primarily for the layperson, this book provides useful... More > assistance to those who seek a greater understanding of their faith.< Less
ON LOVING GOD By Bernard of Clairvaux
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Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), who wrote this short book, was a Cistercian abbot and a prime mover in the reforming of this Order. In this, perhaps the most famous of his works, he explains that... More > the way in which we should love God is to love him without measure. He then goes on to explain what the different degrees of this love are and which we encounter successively as we make progression in the spiritual way.< Less
THE WISDOM OF THE DESERT By James O. Hannay
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“During the fourth and fifth centuries, in the deserts of Egypt and Palestine, the craving for perfection was more painful and more narrowly exclusive than ever elsewhere. Thousands of men and... More > women, in response to a passionate hunger after righteousness, set themselves to become perfect, as the Father in heaven is perfect” - says the translator of this work in his introduction. This exodus to the desert was the beginning of monasticism and from these solitaries emerged men of great spiritual wisdom—the Desert Fathers. This selection from their writings reveals not only something of their way of life but also of the enduring wisdom they experienced and taught. Their teachings continue to provide constant and fresh inspiration for those who ardently seek God.< Less
THE LIFE OF VENERABLE SISTER MARGARET BOURGEOIS By Anonymous
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This biography of the life of the Venerable Sister Margaret Bourgeois describes her spiritual journey which led to her leaving her native France to establish, in 1659, a religious house in Canada:... More > the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame. First published in French, this story of her life was translated into English two centuries later and this edition was first published in 1818. Today the Congregation of Notre Dame is a global community with missions in Canada, France, the United States, Japan and several Central and South America countries.< Less
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE By St. Francis deSales
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The introduction to this work by St Francis deSales (1567-1622) excels so greatly in psychology, practical morality and common sense that it was translated into many different languages during his... More > lifetime and has continued to be highly esteemed since then. This is followed by a text divided into five parts designed to guide a soul living in the world into the ways of a more intense and meaningful spiritual life. Here is a book that can serve as both friend and guide for many years.< Less
Theologia Germanica By Susanna Winkworth (trans.)
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The Theologia Germanica, or (German Theology) is one of the classics of Christian spirituality yet it is far too greatly neglected today. It was discovered and published in 1516 by Martin Luther, who... More > said of it that “Next to the Bible and St. Augustine, no book has ever come into my hands from which I have learnt more of God and Christ, and man and all things that are.” Evelyn Underhill referred to it as a ‘pearl of Christian mysticism’. This is a real asset to all who engage in the spiritual life.< Less
Our Churches and Chapels By A. Hewittson
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This excellent book demonstrates a commanding use of the English language and is hilariously funny. It takes the reader back in time to the churches of Preston, Lancashire, as they were in the 1860s... More > and describes not only the fabric of the churches but also the characters of the priests, pastors, and congregations who worshipped in them. The unique style of the author has the effect of bringing the past to life for today’< Less