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||Tried and Tested Assemblies for Primary Schools
by Elaine Winterbottom
Two volumes which together provide themes and material for nine terms of Collective Worship.
See review and example assemblies.
All proceeds from the sale of these books are
donated to the National Meningitis Trust.
Tried and Tested Assemblies for Primary Schools
by Elaine Winterbottom
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Volume 2 £15.00 inc UK postage - BUY NOW
Valuing Age: Pastoral Ministry with Older People
by James Woodward
SPCK, 2008, £12.99
This book focuses on pastoral care and practical theology in the light of age and ageing. It will help carers in many different settings to understand elderly people and the issues they face. In particular it looks at how theories of age relate to our experience, and how experience might challenge and shape our theologies.
‘This book is a must read not only for those working with seniors but for all of us to better understand the third stage of life’ (The Revd Professor Abigail Rian Evans, Princeton Theological Seminary).
More details and reviews
Valuing Age: Pastoral Ministry with Older People by James Woodward
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Praying the Lectionary
Prayers and Reflections for every week’s readings
by James Woodwardand Leslie Houlden
The readings of the Eucharist go past in a few minutes and how many of the hearers can recall much about them by the time the service is over? There are ways of improving things. Some churches use standard sheets that give some comments but many parishes prefer to communicate in a way that is more tailor-made to their own lives. They provide their own ‘pew sheet’ or ‘Sunday bulletin’, which will often include brief comments designed to point up the readings. These can be read at any time, publicly or privately, and can also be taken home to foster reflection and prayer.
In this book, based on the experience of one parish, we provide such material for each Sunday and other Holy Days in the three-year cycle. For each reading we give a brief comment and then bullet-points directing us to prayer. The hope is that their scale and character may be of service to other parishes that feel in need of such a resource and to individuals for prayer and reflection.
‘In the Christian life we all need all the help we can get – especially in reading the Bible. It is particularly crucial that the Sunday Bible readings are illuminated. Praying the Lectionary does this and will be of great value both to individuals and groups. The combination of biblical scholarship and pastoral wisdom offered here by James Woodward and Leslie Houlden makes it a stimulating and practical guide. I commend it most warmly.’
The Rt Revd Richard Harries, Lord Harries of Pentregarth,
former Bishop of Oxford.
Praying the Lectionary by James Woodward and Leslie Houlden
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Services for Weekdays
by James Woodward and Leslie Houlden
This book offers, for each week and major occasion of the year, a brief and accessiblescripture reading, almost always from the New Testament and mostly from the Gospels, followed by two comments on each passage. Finally, there are brief bullet points to stimulate prayer and further reflection. It will help both churches which have weekday services for groups such as young families and to individuals wishing to enrich their devotional life.
Services for Weekdays by James Woodward and Leslie Houlden
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by James Woodward
Although most of us desire a life of peace and commitment, sometimes we are required to look death in the face - be it through bereavement, serious illness or even the end of a relationship. This book addressed to the Christian reader who wants to reflect not only on the place and meaning of death in life but also on the issues that loss and change confront us with. It offers the reader the chance to reflect, fell and explore.
Written for those who embrace the realities of death and those who stand in the presence of death, this book can be used alone or with others. Practical exercises and questions for reflection are contained within each chapter to help the reader understand the life that prepares us for death. This is not about life after death; rather it is about discovering and engaging with death within this world. It is ideal for those who need practical help or those who simply wish to learn more about this sensitive subject.
James Woodward is an Anglican priest with experience of working with the dying in a variety of contexts. He is Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson and Director of the Leveson Centre for the study of Ageing, spirituality and Social Policy in the diocese of Birmingham.
SPCK 128 Pages Paperback
1 Exploring the Theme - Dying to Live
2 Spirituality and Dying
3 For Those Who Listen
4 Living While Dying
5 Preparing for and Facing Death Itself
6 Resources from the Tradition
7 Preparing for Your Funeral
Appendix One- What to do after a Death
Appendix Two - Information and Resources
Appendix Three - Journaling
Appendix Four - Prayers and Spiritual Readings
Befriending Death by James Woodward
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