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    Title: A Match Made in Heaven
    Sub-title: A Bible-Based Guide to Deepening Your Relationship with God
    By (author): Nancy Reeves
    ISBN10-13: 1551455617 : 9781551455617
    Falling in love is something most of us have experienced at some time in our lives. Falling in love with a ‘significant other', with our child, with our best friend †all these instances remind us of the joy and energy we felt when thinking about or being with that object of our love. But do we ever think of being in love with God? Really in love, heart open, mind dizzy. And everyday stick with it love, the steady love that keeps relationships going. And how do they keep going? A healthy love relationship not only needs its foundation in "love" but also requires some knowledge of practical skills if it is to be kept vibrant and healthy.
    About The Author:
    Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual director, author, and published poet. She is director and psychotherapist in the Island Loss Clinic, teaches a graduate course at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She has published 26 articles in professional journals and general interest magazines.
    Pages: 96  Size: 215x139x6mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - August   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christian spirituality & religious experience : Christian life & practice : Christian aspects of sexuality, gender & relations
    List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: A Voluptuous God
    Sub-title: A Christian Heretic Speaks
    By (author): Robert Thompson
    ISBN10-13: 1551455587 : 9781551455587
    In this captivating book, Bob Thompson opens a window onto the soul and lets the welcome breeze of his writing freshen many of our traditional perspectives on Christianity. Using humour and a light and accessible tone, he challenges religious orthodoxy in a non-confrontational way that encourages us to live our humanity joyfully, thankfully, and fully from our hearts. He offers an image of God that is not obscured by rigid dogma, the idea of separation, or an obligatory sense of unworthiness. Voluptuous is not a word most of us associate with God. Yet God is delicious, says Thompson. God takes pleasure in simple things. God knows "that laughter is the best medicine, that only love can heal what ails us, and that only joy can cause our hearts to sing." Thompson calls us to worship a God of intimacy rather than a God of distance. God and humanity hunger for closeness, and so Thompson calls us to an intimate relationship with the divine. The book is rooted in the Christian tradition but affirms that truth is found in other religions and spiritualities, and in secular practices. It offers an exploration of the place †which is here and now †"where we belong to God and to each other." A Voluptuous God questions, and offers insights into, many of the ideas and experiences our minds and souls dance with daily. It allows us to examine our personal spiritual needs and makes accessible the larger spiritual truths that give shape and meaning to our lives.
    Table of Contents:
    Introduction; Part I: God: The Answer is the Question; Part II: Be a Christ; Part III: Spiritual Life is Real Life; Part IV: This Astonishing, Mysterious Moment.
    Reviews:
    For 25 years, Robert V. Thompson has served as minister to the Lake Street Church in Evanston, Ill. Ordained as a Baptist minister, he began in the early 1990s to explore the world's other spiritual traditions, a move that led him to become what he calls a "Christian heretic." He now believes all of the world's religions have their roots in the same spiritual earth and the entire question of our relationship to a Supreme Being is much more complicated than most religious institutions would have us believe. A Voluptuous God is the result of his search for a different way of embracing the Almighty. His title comes from a statement by the 14th-century mystic Meister Eckhardt, who said "God is voluptuous and delicious," and if Thompson's complex vision can be summed up in a sentence, it would be this: God does not reside in a faraway heaven remote from us; God is within us, is us. There is, according to Thompson, God in me, God in you, God in all. As he writes: If I am asked if I believe in a God whose abode is in a heaven, separated from the earthly domain, the answer is, "No, I do not believe in that God." If the question is if I believe in a God who uses coercive power to make things happen a certain way, I reply, "Not that one either." Instead, he offers a toast to a different conception of God: Here's to a God who giggled with delight, who tickles creation in order to waken it to the pleasures of life and the joys of living, who gets under your skin and who wants to get up close and personal. God is full of delight. God is sensual. God luxuriates in pleasure. His book details his vision. It offers a look at Christian mysticism for the world we live in. It's important to note Thompson is a minister rather than a theologian. Therefore, his book is clear, readable and offers a lot of pleasure. He is a great believer in stories, so he relies on tales from the Bible, from Zen, from the Sufi masters and the world's other religions to make his points, rather than using the arcane and abstract academic evidence a professional theologian would use. As a result, A Voluptuous God is both an important book and an enjoyable one. Thompson offers a clear and vivid discussion of Christian Mysticism and its importance to our society. He wants to make our lives better, our faith stronger and our compassion and love for everyone foremost in our minds and actions. It's hard to ask for more. -- Michael Scott Cain, Rambles.net -- 20101117
    Pages: 224  Size: 228x152x12mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - September   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Spirituality & religious experience
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 140
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    Title: A World of Faith
    Sub-title: Introducing Spiritual Traditions to Teens
    By (author): Carolyn Pogue
    ISBN10-13: 1551455544 : 9781551455549
    The teen years are often a time for searching and questioning many of the fundamental aspects of one's culture and society. This traditional questioning of life by teens often includes the aspect of faith †their own and that of others. What would it be like to follow the Hindu faith? How would my life be shaped by this? What are the beliefs of those who follow that tradition? What guidelines would I adopt in my everyday journeying? Carolyn Pogue's comprehensive book covers most of the world's main religions in a way that provides insight to these and many other wonderings in an accessible and captivating way. Carolyn's emphasis is not restricted to describing the unique practices of the various faith traditions included in the book; rather, she goes beyond institutional rites and beliefs to touch on the deeper truths common to humanity. Throughout, there is a strong message of caring for the earth and for each other, a message of connection and social justice. She uses interviews with young people as the basis of many of the chapters †they speak in their own words about their practices and how these influence their lives and world views. Full-colour photographs and comments from teens from other cultures allow teens to appreciate how the influences of different faith traditions affect other lives in a relevant way. The chapters also include a thumbnail sketch of each faith tradition, a prayer, a glossary of terms and concepts unique to that faith, a story and a Golden Rule. Carolyn also recognizes that many young people have a deep concern and interest in ecological matters and includes a "Green Rule" in each chapter †a short piece on how each faith interprets our relationship with the earth. Altogether, the information provided has depth and answers many questions that a curious and discerning teen might wonder about. Carolyn urges us to seek and celebrate our essential unity and this book provides an enjoyable and informative way to explore this. The last chapter, on Interfaith, provides information about and gives examples of organizations and individuals who are working for unity and peace globally. There are quotes from activists of many different faiths. This book invites and inspires the teen reader to look beyond his or her own faith and to explore the universality of spirituality that is rooted in us all. It encourages individual action and compassion by highlighting the universal truths of the world's many faiths. As Carolyn says, "My prayer is that this book can be a small tool for building a world fit for teens and other living beings on this good green Earth." A World of Faith includes a foreword by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal (The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan), who is Moderator of the World Conference on Religion and Peace; Co-chair of the Independent Bureau for Humanitarean Issues; and a patron of Religion and Humanity.
    About The Author:
    Carolyn Pogue is the author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction and also writes poetry and drama.
    Pages: 192  Size: 228x184x9mm  Illustrations: colour photos 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - October   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Religion & beliefs : Christian ministry & pastoral activity
    List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 140
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    Title: Activist Alphabet
    By (author): Donna Sinclair
    ISBN10-13: 1773431544 : 9781773431543
    Activist Alphabet is an effort to figure out why and how activists fall passionately in love with a cause, a watershed, or a planet and its people. It's a primer, or an alphabet, on how to stay strong enough to keep putting that love into action, over and over. As author Donna Sinclair explains, it is particularly aimed at people of faith, because love, we say, is what we are about, even though it makes us terribly vulnerable to grief and loss. Good and evil, we say, is what we are about, even though that calls us to study and learn and intervene, trying to protect. Trying to find hope. Trying to see where God fits and lifts in the current chaos.
    About The Author:
    Donna Sinclair A journalist for more than 30 years, Donna Sinclair is an award-winning writer who has travelled widely in Canada, Africa, Central America, Britain, and Eastern Europe. She is the author of The Long View, The Spirituality of Bread, The Spirituality of Gardening, A Woman's Boko of Days, A Woman's Book of Days 2, and numerous other titles. Donna lives with her husband, Jim, in North Bay, Ontario.
    Reviews:
    "Touching on diverse issues from local to global, Sinclair befriends the reader with her wisdom and experience, inviting our own reflection, and our commitment to a faith consistently embodied in action." Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives -- 20190801
    Pages: 175  Size: 139x215x8mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - August   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: general : Political activism
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 140
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    Title: Adventures of the God Detectives
    By (author): Nancy Reeves, Linnea Good
    ISBN10-13: 1551455420 : 9781551455426
    When seven-year-old Tabitha hears a message from Jesus while listening to a Bible story, she tells her three best friends -- Emma, Jacob, and Fu-Han (who are aged eight and nine). Intrigued by her experience, the friends find themselves wondering about how God speaks to people, and to kids in particular. And with that simple question, the God Detectives are born. Adventures of the God Detectives is about a group of young friends who form a club to discover the variety of ways God invites us into a relationship. The book contains seven stories for children aged six to ten years old, and is illustrated with black and white line drawings. Each story includes "Notes for Adults," and "Questions to consider with Children," designed to help parents talk with children about spiritual experiences. Adventures of the God Detectives chronicles the discoveries Tabitha, Emma, Jacob, and Fu-Han make, as they meet a native elder and a Franciscan monk, encounter a little sister's "imaginary companion," interpret a dream, wrestle with their conscience, read the Bible, and pray.
    About The Author:
    Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual director, author, and published poet. She is director and psychotherapist in the Island Loss Clinic, teaches a graduate course at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She has published 26 articles in professional journals and general interest magazines.
    Linnea Good lives in Summerland, BC, but she is well known across Canada as a United Church performer. Through her performance and songwriting she has contributed to the spiritual life of people all across North America and as far-reaching as Australia. She performs as both a solo artist and with her trio Good Company. She has produced 13 albums and has published various songbooks.
    Pages: 96  Size: 193x130x9mm  Illustrations: b/w illus 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - October   2006
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christian ministry & pastoral activity : Bibles & bible stories (Children's / Teenage)
    List Price: 6.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 140
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    Title: An Everyday God
    Sub-title: Insights from the Ordinary
    By (author): James Taylor
    ISBN10-13: 1551455196 : 9781551455198
    So begins this long-awaited reissue of James Taylor's bestselling, timeless classic, An Everyday God. Taylor is a master at finding God in the stuff of ordinary life. He teaches the way Jesus taught †by telling stories about everyday things: an old song remembered from years ago, an arthritic pet cat, a lost contact lens. Along the way, he opens our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts, to the discovery that God is not only present in religious ceremonies, but in everything we do, whether we're studying the universe or diapering a baby, taking out the garbage or playing touch football. At any time, God may be telling us something new, or helping us to understand something old. The first book in Taylor's "Everyday" trilogy, An Everyday God remains a rewarding guide to spiritual growth.
    Table of Contents:
    Preface; When God Got Lost; Glimpses of Glory; Seeing the Whole Story; Insights From Yesterday; Clues From Today; Towards an Everyday God; Index of Seasons and Themes.
    About The Author:
    James Taylor is an extraordinary communicator who has a way of sharing profound thoughts and concepts in clear language. An award-winning author of more than 11 books, he has spent years writing about the faith he loves. He began his career as a broadcaster, then became Managing Editor for the United Church Observer, a position he held for 13 years. In 1980, he co-founded Wood Lake Books.
    Pages: 160  Size: 215x139x9mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - April   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christian instruction : Personal Christian testimony & popular inspiration
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 140
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    Title: Arousing the Spirit
    Sub-title: Provocative Writings
    By (author): Susan McCaslin
    ISBN10-13: 1551455978 : 9781551455976
    These writings by author-poet Susan McCaslin offer fresh and alternative ways of seeing and understanding our relationship with the Spirit. Christian-based, the 14 pieces that make up this collection (on topics such as perfectionism, paradise, the Beatitudes, Revelation, and presence) range beyond the compass of traditional Christianity to reveal universal wisdom and meaning. Written in beautifully nuanced language that articulates her clear thinking and captures her poet heart, the book reflects the central passions of McCaslin's life: "mysticism (or the direct experience of the sacred) and its place in everyday life; peacemaking and justice; the relation of spirituality and sexuality; and the significance of Jesus of Nazareth once divested of outworn theology and his sappy Hollywood persona." McCaslin believes that actions speak louder than words or beliefs, and her pieces encourage us to explore ways to live life as a "mystical dance." Each chapter is prefaced by one of McCaslin's exquisite poems, leading the reader into a place of quiet contemplation from which to explore the writing.
    About The Author:
    Susan McCaslin is a poet, educator, scholar, and author of fourteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, Lifting the Stone. Susan lives in Fort Langley, BC. Having been honoured with Faculty Emerita status after twenty-three years as a professor of English and Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, Susan is now a full-time writer, giving poetry workshops, talks, and readings. Visit her website at www.susanmccaslin.ca.
    Reviews:
    These writings by author-poet Susan McCaslin offer fresh and alternative ways of seeing and understanding our relationship with Spirit. Christian-based, the 14 pieces that make up this collection (on topics such as perfectionism, paradise, the Beatitudes, Revelation, and presence) range beyond the compass of traditional Christianity to reveal universal wisdom and meaning. Written in beautifully nuanced language that articulates her clear thinking and captures her poet heart, the book reflects the central passions of McCaslins life: mysticism (or the direct experience of the sacred) and its place in everyday life; peacemaking and justice; the relation of spirituality and sexuality; and the significance of Jesus of Nazareth once divested of outworn theology and his sappy Hollywood persona. McCaslin believes that actions speak louder than words or beliefs, and her pieces encourage us to explore ways to live life as a mystical dance. Each chapter is prefaced by one of McCaslins exquisite poems, leading the reader into a place of quiet contemplation from which to explore the writing. -- Pregressive Christianity -- 20121010
    Always intimate, always wise, Susan McCaslin brings alive the depths and heights of spiritual life with a rare persuasiveness. I come away from her writing convinced of the mystical realities she describes so vividly. -- Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun -- 20110826
    In these essays, we get the best of both worlds - a scholar's clarity and a mystical poet's sensibility. McCaslin brings rare depth, both psychological and spiritual, to her writing. Prepare to be spiritually aroused. -- Bruce Sanguin, Author of Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos -- 20110826
    Pages: 240  Size: 228x152x12mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - September   2011
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christianity : Personal Christian testimony & popular inspiration
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 140
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    Title: Bible and Mediterranean Poster Set
    Sub-title: The Books of the Bible and Mediterranean World of the First Century Map
    Illustrated by: Anna Payne-Krzyzanowski
    ISBN10-13: 1551455803 : 9781551455808
    A poster set that includes: a Bible bookshelf poster to help older children, youth, adults, and leaders identify the types of writing and literature in the Bible, and to learn more about some of the books and sections of the Bible and a historical map of the world at the time of the early Christian church, showing cities that Paul visited on his journeys.
    Pages: 1  Size: 546x419x0mm 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - October   2008
    Format: Poster
    Subjects: Christian instruction
    List Price: 34.99 Pounds Sterling (Excluding VAT)
    List Price inc VAT: 41.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 140
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    Title: Bible Stories for All Ages, Year A
    Sub-title: With Activities for the Very Young
    Compiled by: Margaret Kyle Edited by: Cathie Talbot
    ISBN10-13: 1551455463 : 9781551455464
    A lectionary year's worth of Bible stories for children aged three and up that can also be used in intergenerational worship. Many of the stories are interactive and get children involved in the telling. Educators have found that this experiential way of telling stories helps children (and all ages) remember and integrate the stories far better than passive storytelling. Chosen from the well-loved Whole People of God and the "Age 3â€5" level of the imaginative Seasons of the Spirit curricula, these stories make it easy to tell often difficult or complex Bible stories in a positive, clear, and uncomplicated manner. Reproducible activity sheets and suggestions for experiential learning accompany the stories. Small churches may find this package useful at times of intergenerational worship, when only a few children are present and there is no Sunday school class. Even though these stories are geared to a very young audience, leaders have found that telling these stories during a worship service helps all ages comprehend the message in a very enjoyable and deep way. A great asset to any worship leader or Christian educator's library. An easy-to-use index helps you find stories by scripture and theme. This is the second in a three-volume series that will cover all three years of the Revised Common Lectionary.
    About The Author:
    Margaret Kyle was a part of the creative process at Wood Lake Publishing for more than 20 years. She has illustrated many children's books, including The Family Story Bible and Lectionary Story Bible (Years A, B, C) by Ralph Milton; Is that Story True, by Laura Alary, and After the Beginning by Carolyn Pogue. Margaret lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, Mike Schwartzentruber.
    Cathie Talbot is a writer and editor of Christian Education resources and is Curriculum Editor for Wood Lake Books. She divides her time between the office in Kelowna, BC, and working from her home on Vancouver Island.
    Pages: 256  Size: 279x215x19mm  Illustrations: b/w illus 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - May   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christian instruction : Teaching of a specific subject : Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided : Bibles & bible stories (Children's / Teenage)
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 140
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    Title: Bible Stories With Songs & Fingerplays
    Sub-title: Stories Come Alive for Young Children
    By (author): Julie Elliot
    ISBN10-13: 1551452979 : 9781551452975
    Recognizing that all Bible story books seem geared to 8- to 12-year-olds, Julie Elliot created this collection especially for younger children. Songs, poems and fingerplays are used to reinforce stories while inspiring their imagination.
    Pages: 64  Size: 273x209x5mm  Illustrations: b/w illus 
    PublishedWood Lake Books (CA) - September   1998
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Christian ministry & pastoral activity : Bibles & bible stories (Children's / Teenage)
    List Price: 9.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 10 of: 140

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