Author: Naomi Stadlen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Genre: Family & Relationships
'Naomi Stadlen's What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing makes you feel like a million dollars' Zoe Williams, Guardian Have you ever spent all day looking after your baby or young child - and ended up feeling that you have 'done nothing all day'? Do you sometimes find it hard to feel pleased with what you are doing, and tell yourself you should achieve more with your time? Maybe it's because you can't see how much you are doing already. In this unique and perceptive look at mothering, Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' work with hundreds of other mothers of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. She explores mothers' experiences to reveal what they - and you - are doing when it may look, to everyone else, like nothing. If you are a mother, and have ever felt: that nobody understands what you do all day; overwhelmed by your feelings for your baby; tired all the time; that nothing prepared you for motherhood; uncertain what your baby seems to want; short-tempered with your partner - you will find this the most reassuring book you have ever picked up.
Author: Roger Standing
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Release Date: 2013
An exploration of "the relationship between the day-to-day life of local churches and contemporary thinking about mission. Drawing on the first-hand experience of those engaged in mission in a wid variety of different contexts in contemporary Britain, the component parts of church life are explored"--Back cover.
Author: Robert Boak Slocum
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2012
Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism This new volume offers some of the most recent, richest and cutting edge reflection on the nature of Anglican identity at the beginning of the 21st century. Originating from The Society for the Study of Anglicanism, it includes contributions from leading international scholars, including: Katherine Grieb (Virginia Theological Seminary), Robert Hughes (School of Theology, Sewanee), Thomas Hughson (retired, Marquette University), Gerard Mannion (University of San Diego), Mark Chapman (Rippon College, Oxford), Paula Nesbitt (Graduate Theological Union), Martyn Percy (Rippon College), Philip Sheldrake (Cambridge Theological Federation and University of Wales), Robert Slocum (St. Catharine College, KY) and Simon Taylor (St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol).
Shaping the Church seeks to dynamically alter the way that theologians, ecclesiologists, students of religion and ministers look at the church. Taking the ideas of composition, formation and vocation as basic ecclesial categories, Martyn Percy explores how apparently innocent and incidental material is in fact highly significant for the shaping of theological and ecclesiological horizons.The Introduction sets the tone, with a meditation on how the apparently ordinary scent of a country church can be redolent with meaning, setting the tone of expectation in relation to subsequent worship. This book is not, however, simply about reading meanings into events, ideas, conversations and contexts. Rather, it sets out to faithfully interpret much of the material that surrounds us, yet is often taken for granted, or more usually unnoticed. The book is an invitation to involve the scholar or minister, paying close and patient attention to beliefs, language, artefacts, rituals, practices and other material - all of which are constitutive for ecclesial life and theological identity.
Author: Christina Rees
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2010
Apostolic Women, Apostolic Authority addresses the state of womens leadership in the Anglican Communion and highlights the distinctive contribution women make when they take on senior posts. This collaborative work incorporates stories, theological reflection, and biblical scholarship, welcoming readers into a riveting conversation about the future of women, ministry, leadership, and communion.
Clergy have a pivotal role in creating and nurturing church communities in which all people can grow up into Christ. This book explores the nature of that role by considering key similarities with the essential but often conflicting demands of motherhood. Like mothers, clergy need to preserve and hold people faithfully, while encouraging them to grow, take initiatives and become more confident and selfsupporting. This book will help clergy to think about how this is achieved through the myriad of 'small' things they do from day to day, highlighting skills such as comforting, cherishing and multi-attending - skills that are centrally important but often unarticulated and undervalued.
Author: Julia Jeffries
Publisher: Harriman House Pub
Release Date: 2007
Written for women, by women, this book shines a torch on our problems. They offer advice on maintaining health and sanity, coping with family relationships, the importance of female friendships and how to relate to men. They hope that women everywhere will learn from their experiences and benefit from their words.
Author: Revd Dr Emma Percy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Drawing together original research which weaves together ideas from theology, philosophy, feminism and writing on mothering and child development, Emma Percy affirms and encourages aspects of good practice in ministry that are in danger of being overlooked because they are neither well-articulated nor valued. Offering a fresh look at parish ministry, this book uses a maternal metaphor to provide an integrated image of being and doing. The metaphor of mothering is used to explore the relational aspect of parish ministry which needs to value particularity and concrete contingent responsiveness. Percy suggests virtues that need to be cultivated to guard against the temptations to intrusive or domineering styles of care on the one hand or passive abnegation of responsibility on the other. Parish ministry cannot be understood in terms of tangible productivity; different ways of understanding success and evaluating priorities need to be developed. The book suggests ways of being ‘good enough’ clergy who can find the right balance between caring for people and communities whilst encouraging and acknowledging the maturity of others.