Created in partnership with Prison Hope, an initiative working to connect the Church with local prison, 40 Stories of Hope is compiled by Catherine Butcher, the Communications Director for HOPE, and includes a Foreword by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Casablanca is the classic movie and provides a great basis for discussion of themes of sacrifice, repentance, suffering, loss and hope at Lent. Its wartime setting provides additional poignancy for study at a time of continued armed conflict around the world as well as the centenary remembrance of the first world war. Miranda and Not Going Out writer Paul Kerensa makes an intriguing departure from his comedy writing, preparing this moving book in the style of DLT's classic movie-based Lent Courses. A Beautiful Friendship is written with his wife, Zoe Young. It is designed to be studied by groups or individuals alongside the DVD of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The book includes leaders' notes, timings for film clips, discussion-starters, reflections and prayers.
Useful for church groups, nursing home and shut-in visits, and fun family get-togethers, these sing-along booklets set the stage for an old-fashioned carolling party. Arranged alphabetically, they feature 30 Christmas favourites with words and music from Hendrickson's "The Christian Life Hymnal".
Inspired by Father Alfred Delp, who wrote a meditation titled The Shaking Reality of Advent while imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII, Bishop Peter B. Price has written a series of reflections and prayers to be read on each day of Advent.