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  • Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light
    Sharon Kay Casey
    Sharon Casey, in her book, Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light, shares her journey of self-discovery that can accelerate the one we are all on. It’s an emotional roller coaster with feelings that can take the reader to tears of relief and joy. The information provided is practical and can be immediately applied in one’s own journey. It will help readers to more fully comprehend who they are in relationship to the world and what reality is, and the news is better than you may have thought. Miracles are natural, and this book will help you become miracle ready. I highly recommend it.

    Dear Sharon,
    I feel this book will be very helpful to many. I enjoyed reading it and rereading it. The tears referred to in the endorsement were based on my experience. Your shared experience will indeed help many get more in touch with their own joy, which of course is the joy of all as we are one. For those who are in the low point of life it will be very uplifting.

    Vernon M. Sylvest, M.D.
    Author of: The End of Fear The Path to Freedom
    http://www.vmsylvestmd.com/
    ~ Vernon M. Sylvest, M.D., Author

  • Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light
    Sharon Kay Casey
    Sharon Casey’s book, ‘Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light', takes us on a Spirit Journey. She shares her process of ‘living with ’satan’” to eventually living as an extension of God’s Love. As with so many spiritual paths, with willingness, and letting go completely, ’severe suffering’ can be altered. Sharon takes us on her Awakening Path. … With a history of “abuse” and working as a big rig, ‘feed hauler’, her story is fascinating. And through “her story,” she paints a process that allows the reader to access their Own Awakening Voice. As a Course in Miracle teacher/student, I appreciate when others Share ’the process’ of Awakening. As diverse as humans are… we still can Hear Truth in another’s ‘Healed” story…and learn from their journey while we access our own ‘Listening for God’s Voice’… This Voice, Sharon shares so Beauty Fully in ‘Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light’

    Dr. B. Calico-Hickey, D.C.
    http://calicounedited.com/

    ~ Dr. B. Calico-Hickey, A Course In Miracles Teacher

  • Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light
    Sharon Kay Casey
    “The author unveils her own spiritual journey in Clouds of Heaven: Beings of Light, giving witness to the transforming presence of the divine in human consciousness. Sharon Kay Casey opens a doorway of hope and possibility for many."

    ~Nancy Clark, international award-winning author, Hear His Voice: The Light’s Message for Humanity, and Divine Moments: Ordinary People Having Spiritually Transformative Experiences

    www.freewebs.com/nancy-clark
    ~ Nancy Clark, International Association for Near-Death Studies

  • Prescientific Bible, The
    Dr Peter J. Colyer
    Dr Colyer tries here to reconcile his faith with his scientific knowledge. It is an interesting read that looks at the Bible through scientifically enlightened eyes. ~ Reflections, Summer 2015, Edition 70

  • Why Religions Work
    Eleanor Stoneham
    Not everyone - especially those from a specific faith background - will agree with this author's every micro-conclusion. But on a broader plane, this book is lucid, well-researched, deeply-felt, humane, forward-looking, compassionate and helpful, and couched in an engaging and approachable style. It may even - depending on where you are in your thinking - change your ideas in a radical way. I have no hesitation in recommending it to the thoughtful reader in search of signposts. ~ Aggie C, Amazon.co.uk

  • Long Road to Heaven, The
    Tim Heaton
    The purpose of this concise book lies wholly in its sub-title A Lent course based on the fi lm ‘ e Way’. It highlights the topic of Lenten reflection in one’s personal pilgrimage towards the Promised Land and attempts this by mirroring the ever-popular pilgrims’ walk to the shrine of Saint James the apostle at Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.  The book divides into four main parts which explain how to organise and structure a Lent course, a section of historical reflection on Saint James the Great and the legend at Compostela, a five-part study course examining the concept of salvation based on the film  The Way observing a group of pilgrims walking the way of Saint James.

    The author provides interesting biblical commentary relevant to each study week. The book will relate to everyone in their daily journey through life with its hardships suffered as we seek to grasp a vision of personal salvation. The work is commended as a study resource.
    ~ S. JOHN HAZEL, http://www.readers.cofe.anglican.org/u_d_lib_pub/m1114.pdf

  • Reluctant Patient: A Journey of Trust, The
    Ian G. Wallis
    I would recommend this book to all healthcare professionals to give them an insight into what is happening to patients beyond the scalpels and drugs.

    Anyone with pastoral responsibility would find it helpful to be reminded how positive outcomes can come from human frailty. Anyone who has been seriously ill would find in Mr Wallis a life and faith affirming companion on their journey. ~ Graham Cook, Reform Mag Dec/Jan 2014

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    Eva has been very brave in writing what so many people, both in and out of church life, ponder to themselves but are too fearful to speak out. It really is a big comfort to those seeking, or bewildered, or downright depressed and 'turned off' by what they think Christianity and its churches are all about. It is a short concise book, but with a huge volume of sense and ideas, and is easy to understand and use. Its poems are evocative and proufoundly deep, yet simple. Thank goodness for a volume which will take the angst from you about praying, and give you the strength to love yourself as you are and as you can be, and then help you, or those you meet, to love others free of shackles.
    I do so hope priests and teachers will read this along with everyone who longs for a better, more loving, and peaceful world. Its fresh approach should be talked about, it is for sharing. It won't take you long and will be well worth the effort, and offer you new insights. It is a book much needed. ~ Helen Kennaway, Amazon

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    Book arrived quickly and in good condition. I am grateful for the help it offers> Having attended a presentation given by the author I have found it a very useful follow-on from that. ~ Leon, Amazon

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    Great little book very challenging and thought provoking will make you think a lot about how you can quite your mind so as to hear from God. ~ Paul Balkwill, Amazon

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    The honest truth is I have never read anyone who has wrote with such sincerity and refreshing honesty as Eva, and I am so incredibly grateful for the bravery she took in revealing what drives her personally - she actually reveals how she thinks and feels and how she effectively applies it to her own life and difficulties.
    Her words of distilled wisdom have helped me tremendously at occasional times of significant weakness or disappointment. I will read this book numerous times. ~ Shania Jeanes, Amazon

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    This is a small but useful book for people who might be said to suffer from “every-day mental health problems” – particularly those people of faith who tend to demand too much of themselves, then beat themselves up when they can’t live up to their own expectations. Its integrated approach is a reminder that our thoughts, emotions and “spirituality” all affect each other, and reside in a physical body which also needs care and attention.
    ~ Susanne McCarthy, Amazon

  • Quiet Mind, A
    Eva McIntyre
    This delightful little book performs two functions.

    Firstly for those who seek a tool box with which to find a Quiet Mind this book does what it says on the cover.

    Secondly, if the Church will listen, Eva is pointing the way to a simple, relevant and spiritual Christianity which could be a major contribution to its salvation.

    >To read it is to relax. To use it is to find a Quiet Mind. ~ Amazon customer, Amazon uk

  • Gadfly: Reading Church Through Reading Jesus
    John George Arthur
    'Gadfly:Reading Church through Reading Jesus' - Is a thought provoking and stimulating read ~ Roy Searle, Caim: Northumbria Community June 2014

  • Gadfly: Reading Church Through Reading Jesus
    John George Arthur
    Wow! what a wonderfully intense but beautiful journey that will buzz around in your head not only as you read it but long after it too -  - and yes at times it will leave you feeling a little like you've been bitten by some gadfly with a sudden sting, welt and deep burning itch, but it's worth it.


    It's written in such a way that the words flow off the page, deep theological consideration of hermeneutics and todays church mixed with down to earth insights, questions and agenda so that you feel you have sat by a river on a warm summers day and come away with both the bites and joy that such a thing brings - it's a book thats both theology and contemplation, rigourous but engaging too.


    Seriously this is a book for a questioning generation and is certainly one that should appeal to those involved in Fresh Expressions, but it does to my mind demand a wider audience than that - it should be read by any one involved in church (regardless of demonination or authority) that is wondering why there is a disconnect between church and people, between spirituality and sacrament, between the bible and the ordinary.

    Gadfly certainly doesn't have all the answers, indeed in some way it leaves as many questions as answers for the church, but it's a book about faith, doubts and relationships and it's a beautiful study in working through the issues and certainly worth the time to read and consider.



    Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (02/08/14)

    http://www.goodbookreviews.org.uk/review/9781782793250/john-george-arthur/gadfly/
    ~ Melanie Carrol, www.goodbookreviews.org.uk

  • Reluctant Patient: A Journey of Trust, The
    Ian G. Wallis
    He may be a reluctant patient, but Ian Wallis is also a wise, well-humoured and knowledgeable one. He proves a trustworthy guide to the trials and tribulations - and the strange gifts, if we will - of illness, which most of us will suffer at one time or the other (if not our own, then certainly someone else's). But more than this, Ian’s acutely observed and humorously described experience of illness has much to teach all of us, healthy or sick (and he shows that this is only a matter of degree or perspective), about a fundamental attitude to living, one marked by inquisitiveness, courage, creativity and humility, in equal measure. This reader, for one, is grateful for the invitation to share something of this patient exploration of human frailty and its surprising potential for glory. ~ Nicola Slee, (Theologian, author and poet)

  • Reluctant Patient: A Journey of Trust, The
    Ian G. Wallis
    This is a delightful book:- deeply personal, highly reflective and full of thoughtful insight. Anyone who has ever been a ‘patient’ will be able to identify with Ian Wallis’ pertinent observations; and anyone who cares for patients would benefit from reading what he has to say.

    I enjoyed his wry humour, searing honesty and theological profundity, (especially on the importance of ‘trust’ and meaning of ‘identity’). He has done for those who are ill what C S Lewis did for the bereaved in ‘A Grief Observed’, and this little work may well become a classic of its kind. ~ Bishop James Newcome, (Bishop of Carlisle and Church of England Lead Bishop on Health Care)

  • Long Road to Heaven, The
    Tim Heaton
    The practical advice to Lent course leaders is excellent for confidence-building. The film repays watching several times, as it is richly multi-layered and refreshingly non-pious. It follows four (initially solitary) pilgrims who journey to Compostela for untraditional reasons- each in response to a different personal crisis. On the 'Way' they find that 'heaven' can begin even now, during the journey- it isn't confined to a far-off destination, a surprising discovery that readers of this book can share, if they are alert and willing. ~ Anne Bayley, Reflections, Diocese of Hereford

  • Reluctant Patient: A Journey of Trust, The
    Ian G. Wallis
    In The Reluctant Patient, Ian Wallis challenges us with a question: Can illness create a space capable of enriching our lives as a whole? He describes the process of being ill - the sense of being invaded by an unwelcome visitor, and the inconvenience of being ill when there are better things to do - with moments of wry humour enlivening the catalogue of events. His gradual acceptance of his status (or lack of it) as a patient leads him to reflect on the value of waiting as a positive time, a gift to oneself when one can learn the art of abiding - paying attention to the present moment instead of rushing onto the next thing. He came to an understanding of faith as the capacity to relate beyond our immediate circumstances to the mystery sustaining all life - what some of us call God. And he also discovered what he describes as 'the undeclared sacraments of human encounter', in the recognition of the humanity behind the professional masks, the compassion of carers and friends willing to share the pain without self-indulgence or histrionics.

    Ian's answer to the question lies in his sense of how a growing trust in relationships personal and professional enriches all our experience, enables us to become more integrated (which is the essence of wholeness) and enhances our appreciation of the gift of life.

    As survivor from a less dramatic life-threatening illness, I found much that resonated with my own experience in what Ian has written, and I commend it. ~ Ann Lewin, (Poet and spiritual writer)

  • Growing into life - Living by design
    Janine Fair

    Growing in and through life is vital if we are to become the people that God designed us to be. This book examines the importance of growing and the tools that God has already given us to help us in this task. By sharing something of her own personal journey of discovery, Fair invites us to explore the role that emotions can play in facilitating this process, the importance of aligning ourselves with God’s purposes and plans, helping one another grow, and more. ~ Mind Body Spirit, issue 37, Spring 2014

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