News for A Book of Sparks

AUTHOR BLOG: Lent, men and resilience in the face of the strong man

We all like to play with sticky snow that makes snowballs, and lament wet snow that cannot hold together. Fuller Youth Institute has developed the theme of ‘sticky faith’ for young people. They’ve developed it because the church is losing young people when they leave, what has been referred to as, the goldfish bowl of church and are thrown into the open sea of the world – and their faith doesn’t stick. Read More »

The lost gospel of mindfulness

‘I get emails from Christians saying: “I suffer from recurrent depression, my doctor said I should try mindfulness, and somebody in the church has said I shouldn’t…’ Read More »

Christian Mindfulness interview – Shaun Lambert with Premier Christian Radio

Sometimes our moods and emotions can be inconsistent: high-spirited one moment and gloomy the next. They can get in the way of our relationship with God and how we go about our day. However, inspirational music and contemplative prayer can really have an effect on outlook. It’s called Mindfulness; a technique which brings greater peace, self-awareness … Read more …

A Mindful Response to Remembrance

I hear from many Christians who have been taught to separate body, mind and soul – more than that, to be suspicious of the body, emotions and meditation. This is perhaps why Christian meditative prayer has been sidelined… Read More »

A Book of Sparks

It has enabled me to view my quiet time as something to look forward too and embrace. It’s a book to be used again and again… Read More »