What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith
By Peter Stanford
Interviews with people of faith including: Sara Maitland | Sister Wendy Beckett | Delia Smith | The Revd Richard Coles | Dermot O'Leary | Cherie Blair | Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Bronwen Astor | Amos Oz | Nick CavePeter Stanford has been interviewing people of faith during his thirty-five years as a journalist at national papers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and The Guardian, as well as for the church press. What fascinates him in such conversations is how creating a space to talk unguardedly about faith unlocks so much more: what shaped and continues to shape the public and private lives of high-profile names; how those values connect with the work they are best known for; and why they believe the search for faith makes them who they are. This collection of the best of his interviews - some with household names, others with those not so immediately familiar, but all people of achievement with a resonant story to tell - aims to lift the lid on a topic that has become increasingly marginalised in the public square of our increasingly secular and sceptical society, where to 'do God' can feel like breaking a taboo. Put together, the 44 subjects collectively demonstrate that, rather than being all about doctrine and dogma, there are as many ways of exploring faith as there are individuals currently doing it. These intriguing interviews with activists, writers and artists, politicians, rebels and those who have taken vows will appeal to committed believers, those on the fringes of faith, and those who look in from the outside with curiosity.
Who Says You Can’t? You Do
By Daniel Chidiac
THE WORD OF MOUTH PHENOMENON THAT'S CHANGING LIVES AROUND THE WORLDDo you want to change your life? Well, who says you can't? Would you be surprised to learn that the only person stopping you achieving what you want in life is yourself? Why do you think there are so few people living their dream and millions of others slipping further away from theirs with every day that passes? Daniel Chidiac's writing has touched millions of people worldwide and helps to transform thousands of lives daily. By opening Who Says You Can't? You Do, you embark on a psychological and emotional journey that will unlock your true potential. This challenging and extraordinarily rewarding book is the ultimate guide to discovering the fulfilment you have been searching for your whole life.Who Says You Can't? You Do is a psychological and emotional journey that will help you overcome your self-doubts and unlock your true potential through 7 steps that cover self-discovery, energy, achievement, relationships and physical health. 'Who Says You Can't? You Do is the ultimate book for personal growth. It helps you find clarity within yourself regardless of where you are in life' Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Superbowl champion XLVII'Who Says You Can't? You Do offers clear and actionable steps for developing a winner's mental state and ultimately to live a fuller and more successful life. I highly recommend this book!' Natalie Eva Marie, WWE Pro-Wrestler/Actress
Wake Up to Hope
By Joel Osteen
How you start the day often determines what kind of day you're going to have. When you wake up in the morning, it's easy to lie in bed thinking negative thoughts. You don't realise it, but that's setting the tone for a lousy day. In this devotional, Joel and Victoria Osteen offer an inspiring tool to help you set your mind for a positive, happy, faith-filled day. You will read Scripture, reflect on a daily reading, pray a special prayer, and meditate on a thought for the day--all with a goal to starting the day off grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favour, and setting the tone for a blessed, productive day. Just a few minutes each morning can make a big difference. When you wake up to hope, you'll not only have a better attitude but you'll see more of God's blessings and favour.
We Make the Road by Walking
By Brian D. McLaren
'If you're new to the faith and seeking a good orientation, here you'll find the introduction I wish I had been given. If you're a long-term Christian whose current form of Christianity has stopped working, here you'll find a reorientation from a fresh and healthy perspective. If your faith seems to be a lot of talk without much practice, I hope this book will help you translate your faith to action. And if you're a parent trying to figure out what you should teach your kids and grandkids, I hope this book will fit the need.' We Make the Road by Walking is a year's worth of reflections on the Bible, each one easily read aloud in ten to twelve minutes. Working with the framework of the church year, they provide a Genesis-to-Revelation overview of the Bible that can be used in a variety of ways: a year of church services, a year of weekly dinner-dialogue gatherings, a year of classes or online interactions, a series of retreats, or simply a rich reading experience.Join Brian McLaren as he explores what it means to be alive in the way of Christ - reading, praying, meditating, discussing and acting our way through God's word to us, the Bible.
What God Said
By Neale Donald Walsch
Inspired by his nine-book Conversations with God series, many people have asked Neale Donald Walsch to find a way to deliver the most essential pieces of God's message in a more succinct way. The result is a concise text detailing and expanding just what we need to know about life and how to live it. Bringing his many conversations over the years into sharper focus than ever before, Walsch encourages readers to cast aside religious and cultural trappings, and to build on, broaden, and enrich our Ancient Story. But to move forward on this ever-expanding and encompassing spiritual voyage means not only understanding what Walsch considers the most important insights of his Conversations with God, but also applying them in the most practical of ways. And so Walsch has included solid suggestions on how to apply each of the 25 Core Messages in daily life. Should humanity begin carrying these messages forward, starting today, we can change the world.
The Wedding Party
By Timothy Keller
The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the fourth instalment of the Encounters with Jesusseries, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times-bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. By examining the well-known passage where Jesus turns water into wine for a wedding party, Keller sheds light on what will put the world right, and what Jesus has done to do so.This and the other nine in the series make up the complete Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions.
The Wisdom of the Shire
By Noble Smith
Coinciding with the release of the first of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, his follow-up to the huge Lord of the Rings success, The Wisdom of the Shire is a practical and fun guide - for Tolkien fans everywhere - showing us how to apply the wisdom of The Hobbit to our everyday lives. Hobbits are those small but brave little people, whose courage, integrity and loyalty allow them to triumph against odds that might appear overwhelming to the rest of us. Noble Smith has long believed there is much we can learn from Frodo's determination, Bilbo's sense of homeliness, Sam's fierce allegiance, and Merry and Pippin's love of food and fun. Like The Tao of Pooh, The Wisdom of the Shire is the first book to show Tolkien fans just how much there is to learn from those small but brave little people - the Hobbits. Packed with amusing insights and fascinating trivia, this fun and insightful guide is all you need to complete your quest in life, and cast your cares into the fires of Mordor.
By Angela Donovan
It's time to change the world Your world The whole world And The Wish shows you how.It's time to make your wishes a reality!The Wish will help you to discover the real you, recognise and overcome your deepest fears, and use your unique passions and talents to live an empowered life.The Wish shows you how to boost your life energy and make your wishes happen - dreams need lots of energy to get lift-off! Recognise the dreams that will work for you and those that won't. Learn how to create genuinely good vibes around you, and find out why giving is essential to creating an abundant life.The Wish takes all your anxiety and shreds it. In its place it puts strength, hope, and peace of mind. And it shows you how to build on these qualities to make all your wishes come true.
Wicca, Druidry and Shamanism: Flash
By Teresa Moorey
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Wicca, Druidry, and Shamanism is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover everything about paganism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Wicca, Druidry, and Shamanism is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.
Walking with Angels
By Tony Stockwell
The renowned psychic, bestselling author and presenter of Living TV's Psychic Detective and Psychic School taps into the zeitgeist and shows us how the power of angels and spirit guides can turn our lives around.Many of us share a belief that death is not the end and that the spirits of those we have loved and lost live on. After a lifetime of spiritual experiences, Tony has learned how to communicate with advanced souls known as angels and spirit guides, who wish to impart their knowledge and love to us all. Our angelic friends and guides hope that each of us will reach out and embrace them and begin our journey towards spiritual fulfilment.In this profoundly comforting and fascinating book, Tony Stockwell, a renowned psychic medium, shares his many stories of personal encounters with angelic and spirit beings. With tales ranging from the battlefields of the Second World War to modern-day accounts of reconnecting with the spirits of people who have passed away, Tony brings his unique insight into the way our angel and spirit guides can help and inspire us throughout our lives, bringing us joy and peace; a message that the world needs to hear.
When Everything Changes, Change Everything
By Neale Donald Walsch
How are you handling change?Many changes are occurring now in the lives of all of us, but does 'change' have to equal 'crisis'? No. Not if you have the means with which you can change your experience of change-and that is what you are holding in your hand.This is more than a book about change. It's about how life itself works. It is about the very nature of change-why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to make it be 'for the better'. On these pages are Nine Changes That Can Change Everything.Is it possible that what you are about to read has come to you at the right and perfect time...?The author of the Conversations with God series presents a fresh and startling perspective on something that will never change: Change.
The Welcome Visitor
By John Humphrys
Death is a subject modern society shies away from. Even doctors avoid the word. But if we regard death as a failure in our desire to prolong life, can we ever arrive at a humane approach to those whose lives have lost meaning? Are we keeping people alive simply because we can?Here, John Humphrys and his co-author Dr Sarah Jarvis take a wider look at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago, and confront one of the great challenges facing the western world today.There are no easy answers but the first step must surely be to accept that death can be as welcome as it is inevitable.
When Ghosts Speak
By Mary Ann Winkowski
Mary Ann Winkowski is a happily married mum just like any other, except for one thing: she talks to dead people. Mary Ann realised she had a gift when she was a little girl, when earthbound spirits began communicating with her. Thus began a lifetime of helping the departed make peace with whatever kept them from crossing over into the next realm - a loved one, unresolved emotions, a home they couldn't leave. In this incredible book, Mary Ann shares fascinating stories of her many paranormal encounters, as well as advice on how to recognise when you're not alone, and what to do if you find yourself in the presence of a ghost.
What God Wants
By Neale Donald Walsch
WHAT GOD WANTS addresses humanity's most important question. For centuries - indeed, for millennia - our species has been trying to determine what it is that puts us in good standing with God, earning us a place in God's kingdom after our death, bringing us a good life while here on earth. Now, in a startlingly clear, direct and simple text, Neale Donald Walsch provides an answer that fits all religions and, ultimately, transcends them.
The Wisdom Of Forgiveness
By The Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Victor Chan
A huge international success, the Dalai Lama's books are bestsellers all over the world. Now, for the first time, we are able to discover the personal feelings and thoughts of this highly respected spiritual figure on subjects ranging from how the experience of profound spiritual insight actually feels, to how he has learned to love people who anyone else would consider an enemy, and under what circumstances he believes he would be capable of violence. Victor Chan came to meet the Dalai Lama through an extraordinary kidnapping experience. Since that time, over thirty years ago, he has become a close friend of the Dalai Lama and here is able to give us the most personal and intimate portrait yet of this iconic figure. In relaxed conversation, at his prayers and meals, meeting other world leaders - this up-close-and-personal account is filled with the Dalai Lama's customary insight, humour and compassion. Victor Chan's unique access to the life of this most inspiring of men gives us the closest look yet into the heart and mind of one of our greatest spiritual leaders.
When the Gods Came Down
By Alan F Alford
Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer. Now, the bestselling author of GODS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM and THE PHOENIX SOLUTION has decoded the sacred secrets of the world's oldest civilisations, and can reveal the profound connections between their myths; the planets explosive relationship with the Gods and the Bible.Throughout WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN, Alford presents challenging and revolutionary answers to the world's most enduring mysteries. His research is vast and his language accessible, providing a gripping read that will shake your beliefs and views on the origins of modern religion and the development of civilisation.