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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sixty-two songs of Creation, the Incarnation and the life of Jesus, encompassing a range of styles from folk hymns to contemporary carols.
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.