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Angela Ashwin

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

'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. 

The book begins

Publisher: Darton, Longman and Todd
Paperback £12.95
ISBN: 13-978-0-232-52770-4

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Angela at the Southwell launch of the book in 2009

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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