God Lost and Found

Author:   John Pritchard
Publisher:   SPCK Publishing
ISBN:  

9780281063529


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   19 May 2011
Format:   Paperback
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When you dig a bit below the surface, you are likely to discover that many of us who attend church regularly feel we have lost touch with a living experience of God. Indeed, we may find we no longer believe in God at all. The reasons why faith breaks down are multi-layered and complex, and this sympathetic volume has been written for those who aren't satisfied with pious answers to real questions and disappointments. John Pritchard draws deeply on his own experience of dark times in order to shed light on what we may be going through ourselves. He then offers starting points from which we might rediscover and re-imagine a more realistic faith in the God who, despite appearances, is ever present with us, whether apprehended or not. 'During those times when God is lost from my life, I want a friend who is honest, sympathetic, insightful and engaging. John Pritchard in this book is that kind of friend, encouraging me with creativity, fun and gentleness to find God.' David Wilkinson, Principal, St John's College, Durham University 'This is an unusually honest book. Its analysis is plain-spoken and compassionate, and what Bishop John has to say about finding ways to live constructively with times of emptiness is superbly well focused. You'll emerge from reading this with - probably - relief that a widespread set of challenges has been so sensitively identified and - certainly - with gratitude for sensible, durable advice on how to go on making friends with the mystery we can never digest or contain.' Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge 'What a courageous book! In his inimitable, engaging style, John Pritchard exposes the doubts, anxieties and spiritual dryness which can afflict even faithful believers. He shows us the darkest reality of being unable to find God. But he does not leave us there. His many stories and insights lift us gently to look again, experience afresh and be open to new beginnings . The result is a deeply compassionate book - full of hope and full of God.' Elaine Storkey, author of Scars Across Humanity

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Author:   John Pritchard
Publisher:   SPCK Publishing
Imprint:   SPCK Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
ISBN:  

9780281063529


ISBN 10:   0281063524
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   19 May 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.
Language:   English

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During those times when God is lost from my life, I want a friend who is honest, sympathetic, insightful and engaging. John Pritchard in this book is that kind of friend, encouraging me with creativity, fun and gentleness to find God. ', David Wilkinson, Principal, St John's College, Durham University 'This is an unusually honest book. Its analysis is plain-spoken and compassionate, and what Bishop John has to say about finding ways to live constructively with times of emptiness is superbly well focused. You'll emerge from reading this with - probably - relief that a widespread set of challenges has been so sensitively identified and - certainly - with gratitude for sensible, durable advice on how to go on making friends with the mystery we can never digest or contain.', Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge 'What a courageous book! In his inimitable, engaging style, John Pritchard exposes the doubts, anxieties and spiritual dryness which can afflict even faithful believers. He shows us the darkest reality of being unable to find God. But he does not leave us there. His many stories and insights lift us gently to look again, experience afresh and be open to new beginnings . The result is a deeply compassionate book - full of hope and full of God.', Elaine Storkey, author of Scars Across Humanity 'This is a wise, gentle, compassionate and encouraging book, containing a sharp mixture of perceptive analysis of the issues and suggestions which are clearly borne of lived experience.', The Door


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The Rt Revd John Pritchard is a former Bishop of Oxford and the author of many bestselling titles for SPCK.

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