Sheet music download: Song of praise based on Psalm 147, from the Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise collection, by John L Bell. 3 pages.
Sheet music download: Song of trust based on Psalm 131, from the Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise collection, by John L Bell. 2 pages.
Sheet music download: Song based on Psalm 130, from the Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise collection, by John L Bell. A penitential psalm or lament. 2 pages.
Sheet music download: Song based on Psalm 117, from the Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise collection, by John L Bell. A call to worship. 2 pages.
Sheet music download: Song based on first two verses of Psalm 62, from the Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise collection, by John L Bell. 1 page.
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.
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.
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A new CD from the Wild Goose Resource Group. 19 of the songs from the We Walk His Way collection, recorded by John L. Bell, Graham Maule and the Wild Goose Collective.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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A range of gutsy and earthy congregational, choral and solo songs very different from traditional Christmas carols - from the songbook of the same name.
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.
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Love and Anger draws on: the biblical songs of justice, World Church songs of protest and praise, and songs of experience from late twentieth-century Britain.
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.