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Mon 26 Jun 2017 @ 20:35
RT @rhutch@Mustard_Seed1 @CofEPioneering it's a great book, been recommending it to lots of people
Author(s): Steven Croft, Stephen Cottrell, Paula Gooder, Robert Atwell, Andrew Watson, Victoria Matthews, J John, Lucy Winkett, Alan Smith, Joanne Grenfell
Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It will help enquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Jesus Christ.
A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Enquirers are encouraged to practice the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts that have helped people since the earliest days of the Christian faith.
Believing that the Christian faith is primarily about relationship, Pilgrim aims to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning more about God's love revealed in Jesus Christ and what it means to be his disciple. Assuming little or no knowledge of the Christian faith, Pilgrim can be used at any point on the journey of discipleship and by every tradition in the Church of England.
Pilgrim is made up of two parts: Follow and Grow. Each consists of four short courses and a leaders' guide. Follow introduces the Christian faith for complete beginners, while Grow aims to develop a deeper level of discipleship in those who have turned to Christ.
Each short course contains six-sessions, supported by online audio-visual resources. All sessions combine a simple framework prayer, reflection on the Bible in the lectio divina style, an article by a modern writer, and time for questions and reflection.
This third book in the Follow Stage, The Commandments, explores priorities, reverence, rest, respect, rectitude and reliability. Contributors include Andrew Watson, Victoria Matthews, J.John, Lucy Winkett, Alan Smith and Joanne Grenfell.
Alan Smith is the Bishop of St Albans and a contributor to the Pilgrim course.
Andrew Watson is the Suffragan Bishop of Aston in the Diocese of Birmingham and a contributor to the Pilgrim course.
Revd Canon J.John is a renowned international Christian speaker. His much-loved art of storytelling helps people to discover spiritual meaning in a way that makes sense of everyday life.
J.John has authored several titles including just10 – a contemporary application of God’s Ten Commandments, and is
a contributor to the Pilgrim course.
Joanne Grenfell is Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of
Portsmouth. She is one of eight women regional representatives in the House of Bishops. Previously she was Director of Ordinands, Residentiary Canon, and Dean of Women's Ministry in Sheffield. Her interests include communications, preaching, and literature and theology.
Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Church Piccadilly. She contributes regularly to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and is the author of Our Sound is our Wound (Continuum 2010). She combines parish ministry with chairing an educational trust and running an all-through Church of England Academy, including a project for children on the autistic spectrum. Until 2010, she was Canon Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, a Reader in the Church of England and an honorary Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals.
Robert Atwell is the Bishop of Exeter and the current Chair of the Church of England's Liturgical Committee. He is the compiler of Celebrating the Saints, Celebrating the Seasons, and three anthologies of readings for special occasions: Gift, Love and Remember. His other books include Spiritual Classics from the Early Church, The Contented Life and The Good Worship Guide: Leading liturgy well. He is a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Steven Croft is to be the next Bishop of Oxford, having been Bishop of Sheffield since 2009. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Bishop Victoria Matthews was installed as the eighth Bishop of Christchurch in 2008. She had previously served as the Bishop of Edmonton, Canada, for 10 years. Bishop Victoria is the second of three women to become a diocesan bishop in New Zealand. During her episcopacy in New Zealand, she has continued to be in high demand as a retreat leader and guest lecturer. She particularly enjoys leading youth pilgrimages, and has a passion for developing young leaders in the church.
The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ within the household of his church.' -- The Archbishops of Canterbury and York