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Angela Ashwin

Early Books

Heaven in Ordinary: Contemplative Prayer in Everyday Life

The search for a contemplative life should not be restricted to those who have 'time' to do it: it can be found in day-to-day living.
In this popular book, Angela Ashwin explores the means of realising her goal.

This is Angela's first book, which came out in 1985. It is still in print and available from McCrimmons.

Paperback / Size A5 / 96 pages / Price: £4.95.

To buy, or for further information: Click here

The rest of the books on this web page are now out of print, but are usually available from second-hand book suppliers such as Abe Books.

Scroll down for details of the following titles:

Prayer in the Shadows

Prayer without Pretending (first USA edition of Prayer in the Shadows)

From Pain into Prayer (second USA edition of Prayer in the Shadows)

Patterns not Padlocks

Patterns not Padlocks: Audio Cassette

Wait and See

(A more recent CD-ROM, also entitled Wait and See, is available to buy; see separate CD-ROM page)

Wait and Trust

The Wine Danced

Not by Bread Alone: Daily Bible Reflections for Lent 2006 

Prayer in the Shadows: Bringing Everyday Hurts, Guilt and Fears into Prayer

In this book Angela addresses those times when it is hard to pray, perhaps because of harsh
and worrying circumstances. She explores ways in which our pain and our concern for the world's
suffering can, themselves, become the raw material for prayer, in the love of the crucified and
risen Christ.

Prayer is not an escape from the shadows - it is a way of facing them with God.


American editions of this book: Prayer without Pretending (1991) and From Pain into Prayer (1997)

Publisher: Collins Fount (1990)
Paperback
ISBN: 0-00-599211-7 

Prayer without Pretending: What Happens when we Pray through Guilt, Hurt, Shame

The first American edition of Prayer in the Shadows

Publisher: Vine Books, 1991
Paperback
ISBN: 978-089283-698-7 

From Pain into Prayer: Opening Up to God when Life is Hard

The second American edition of Prayer in the Shadows

Publisher: Zondervan, 1997
Paperback
ISBN: 978-00062-8040-8 

Patterns not Padlocks: Finding Christ among the Chaos


Prayer for all who feel frayed at the edges, stressed and generally pressurised.

Angela writes particularly with parents of young children in mind, but her thoughts
and suggestions could apply to any busy and harassed people.



Publisher: Eagle (1993, 2002)
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-86347-088-2  

AUDIO TAPE: Patterns not Padlocks


Prayers and meditations with music from Taizé, Simeon and John, and various classical sources.

On this tape Angela develops in new ways some of the key themes in her book 'Patterns not Padlocks'.

Publisher: Eagle (2000)
ISBN: 0-86347-279-6

Wait and See: Words and Pictures leading into the Stillness of God

A collection of short reflections with verses from Scripture and pictures by  modern artists to guide the reader into quiet prayer.



Publisher: Eagle (1997)
Hardback
ISBN: 0-86347-207-9

Many of these meditations and pictures are now available on: Wait and See: A  Powerpoint Presentation on CD-ROM. This features on the CD-ROM page of this website.

Artists:

Sophie Hacker www.sophiehacker.com
Margaret Neve Click here for gallery details
Sr Margaret Tournour RSCJ
Paul Judson
Sr Rachel Clare OHP
Sr Ann Wilson OSB
Kay Gibbons
Danah Sheldon
Sr Anna SSM
Mother Rosemary SLG
Graeme Bland

Wait and Trust: Words and Pictures leading into the Stillness of God

A companion volume to Wait and See

A collection of short reflections with verses from Scripture and pictures by  modern artists to guide the reader into quiet prayer.



Publisher: Eagle (1997)
Hardback
ISBN: 0-86347-207-9

Many of these meditations and pictures are now available on: Wait and See: A Powerpoint Presentation on CD-ROM. This features on the CD-ROM page on this website.


Artists: as for Wait and See, but also including Pauline Green

The Wine Danced: Meditations on Eucharistic Themes

A series of meditations designed to deepen our understanding of the Eucharist, strengthen our
commitment and delight in worship, and increase our openness to the ways in which God may
transform us through this sacrament.



Publisher: Eagle (1997)
Paperback
ISBN: 0-86347-472-1


Now available from the author at HALF PRICE (£4.00).
Go to the Contact page to ask for details of how to order.

Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2006

These daily Bible notes start with Ash Wednesday and go through Lent and Holy Week, up to and including Easter Day.

This little book was a best-seller in the USA in 2006, and many readers, both in the UK and America, have commented that they still go back to it.

Publisher: Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota
Paperback
ISBN 13: 978-0-8146-2990-1