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      Faith in the Fool
 
      Woven into Prayer (new paperback edition)
 
      The Book of a Thousand Prayers
 
      A Little Book of Healing Prayer 
 
               
 

   Faith in the Fool - Risk and Delight in the Christian Adventure

 
 
 
 
 
This book is dedicated to all who have known what it is to feel
inspired,
inadequate,
playful,
crushed,
bogged down by worry and fear,
or as if life is slipping through your fingers like sand and you want
to stop
and just be.
 

 

 
 
 
    Cover painting by Alex Stewart: www.alexstewart.net
 
 
    'This is a book I have been waiting for. It is a humane, poetic and hopeful collection of meditations immersed
     in the wisdom of the past that we have great need of today.' Mark Oakley
 
 
     Contents
 
     PART 1: THE VALUE OF USELESSNESS
     You cannot measure the value of people and things according to how useful or productive they are.   
 
     PART 2:  THE DELIGHTED FOOL
     There is a God-given capacity for childlike delight, laughter and playfulness in us all.
 
     PART 3. THE PROBLEM OF NOT BEING PERFECT!
     Unconditionally loved by God, we are safe enough to face the truth of our failings and see them as growth-points.
 
     PART 4. THE UNCLUTTERED FOOL
     What is the clutter that stops us being our true selves?
 
     PART 5. THE VULNERABLE FOOL
     The point where we feel most raw and broken is the point where God is pressing most keenly to love and remake us.
 
 
 
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       Publisher: Darton, Longman and Todd
       Paperback  £12.95
       ISBN:  13-978-0-232-52770-4
      
 
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      This book is now available as an eBook on iTunes:   Click here
      
 
       It is also available for download to Amazon Kindle at:   Click here
       
        
 
 
                                                  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                     Angela at the Southwell launch of the book
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                            
  
      

     Woven into Prayer: A Flexible Pattern of Daily Prayer through the Christian Year
    New Paperback Edition
 
    
In this book Angela provides an order of prayer for every day of the Christian year. It can be 
used in a variety of ways, depending on individual circumstances.
 
Following the rich tapestry of themes to be found in the seasons of the Christian calendar, 
each day's pattern includes:
 
A Thread for the Day:                   For the hard pressed, a brief prayer-verse to sustain them
                                                      through the day
 
A Short Order of Daily Prayer:    A Simple liturgy for the day
 
A Quiet Space:                              Creative prayer ideas for those who wish to go deeper
 
A Night Time Blessing:                  Prayer to end the day
 
 
Woven into Prayer is designed to help us find ways of praying which are best for us, and to trust
that all our efforts to pray, no matter how halting, are received by God with infinite tenderness.
 
 
     
      Publisher: Canterbury Press  (First edition, hardback, 1999)
      Price:  £9.99
      ISBN:  978-1-848-25-052-9
 
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     The Book of a Thousand Prayers
 
 
    
 
 In her Introduction Angela says, 'Prayer is a gift to us, a banquet of good things to feed our
 inner life, as we respond to the invitation to God's feast of peace, forgiveness, challenge
 and love.' This is a wide-ranging collection of prayers, with material suitable both for personal
 use and for church services and other gatherings.
 
 
 'A moving and inspiring medley of prayers - an invaluable aid for individuals, home groups
 and those people who lead worship.'    Joyce Huggett
 
 
 
  
  Publisher: Zondervan, 2002
  Paperback
  Price:  £9.99
  ISBN:  978-0-310-24872-9
 
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    A Little Book of Healing Prayer 

 

All prayer concerned with healing in its fullest sense since, whenever we pray, we open ourselves
to receive God's transforming power.  When we pray for others, we are offering ourselves as channels
for that same healing love.  The prayers in this collection recognise that each of us is bruised, weary
or hurt in some way, and that, strong or weak, we stand alongside each other in our common need of
God's  forgiveness and love.
 
 
Publisher: Zondervan, 2002
Price:  £5.99
ISBN:  0-310-24949-X

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