One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes - making the most of minimal congregational song resources in an accessible and resilient way.
This 5th edition of A Wee Worship Book consists of almost completely new material, so those who have used and been inspired by the '4th incarnation' will find here a rich, fresh collection of resources. Six morning liturgies, six evening liturgies and an order for Holy Communion with a range of alternative invitations and prayers. Plus four contemporary affirmations of faith and fourteen chants and sung responses.
A new songbook from John L. Bell. Twenty-one songs from various parts of the world - as far apart as Hawaii, Singapore, Mozambique, Glasgow and elsewhere - intended, as the title (which comes from the words of Jesus) suggests, to liberate us from limited horizons
The second volume of John Bell's collected scripts from BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day' on a diverse selection of topics. Also includes three longer pieces by John.
Explores facets of the personal life, relationships and ministry of Jesus which are seldom the stuff of preaching or conversation, but which are all rooted in the Gospels and are necessary if we are to be freed from the passive stereotypes which still dominate thinking about Christ.
A songbook containing a new collection of short songs for use in worship from John L. Bell. Includes material from the developing world along with recent output from the Wild Goose Resource Group.
Scripts from John Bell's broadcasts on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day, representing the prickly interface between faith and politics from the perspective of a Christian believer.
In this very practical book on teaching congregations to sing, John L. Bell shares insights and techniques culled from over 20 years in which he and his colleagues in the Wild Goose Resource and Worship Groups have taught new songs in venues as diverse as old people's homes and the Greenbelt Festival with over 10,000 gathered for worship.
Sixty-two songs of Creation, the Incarnation and the life of Jesus, encompassing a range of styles from folk hymns to contemporary carols.
Prayers, meditations, litanies, readings, responses, scripts, symbolic actions and more, tracing Jesus' road to the cross through Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
The identity of Christians is intimately tied up with what they sing. Hymns and songs affect our understanding of the width or narrowness of the Gospel, whether faith is couched in archaic language or reflects contemporary culture and whether the church is essentially monochrome or mosaic.
When a loved one dies there is a need to express deep gratitude for their life and celebrate their time on earth. This book of congregational songs from the Wild Goose Resource Group helps all those who have experienced profound loss at either a personal or communal level.
This follow-up to the bestselling songbook Come All You People offers 40 previously unpublished songs of similar variety which have been sung in prisons, on pilgrimages, at open air festivals, by cathedral choirs, and teenage and in-house music groups.
A collection of nineteen songs drawing on the biblical songs of justice, World Church songs of protest and praise, and songs of experience from late twentieth-century Britain.
Songbook containing 62 songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost. Includes: Travelling the road to freedom * Be still and know * Jesus Christ is waiting * Lord of the morning * Kyrie/Sanctus & Benedictus/Agnus Dei (Kentigern setting)
In this second collection of sermons and addresses, John L. Bell proves that he is not one to shy away from the challenges provided by biblical stories. Likewise he proves startlingly adept at articulating the often uncomfortable questions the Bible poses for contemporary life. Paul, Job, Jeremiah, Elijah and Zachariah are among the biblical characters the author examines.
Tracing the sometimes sure, sometimes faltering steps of Jesus and his followers through the entire season of Lent, to Easter Day and then beyond, these songs allow us to reflect on their progress, enter their experience and ultimately to make their confusion, doubt, joy and liberation our own. Many are four-part harmony, which will be satisfying for music groups or choirs to sing, as well as being accessible to congregations.
Spirituality is not a permanent high, a continual blissed out state. To experience the heights, one has also to know the depths. In this book based on speeches and sermons delivered in marquees, cathedrals and local churches, John Bell deals with issues as diverse as private devotion and public debt.
Advent & Christmas
A wealth of worship resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany from the Wild Goose Worship Group. These litanies, meditations, monologues, poems, prayers, readings, scripts and symbolic actions aid the rediscovery of the stories of Christ's birth through adult eyes.
Prayer & Worship
John L. Bell and Graham Maule's much-loved and widely imitated unrecorded dialogues between Jesus and his eager disciple, Peter - perfect as discussion starters or scriptural reflections in small groups, church services and personal study.
The first of two books addressing the 'whys' and 'hows' of congregational singing. Unapologetically anecdotal, it deals not with musical theories but with the reasons why people sing and how best to enable them to do so.