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RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS ISBN 978-0-85721-602-1 9 7 8 0 8 5 7 2 1 6 0 2 1 100 Stand-Alone Bible Studies 978-0-85721-419-5 19.99 In Celebration of Simplicity 978-0-8254-6314-3 14.99 A distinctive resource using story constructed around the church year Ideal for ministers and small group leaders Author writes popular blog with nearly 21000 hits a month 978-0-85721-602-1 19.99 Paperback 6.75 x 9.25 256 pages Christian Rituals Practice Worship Liturgy Monarch Books Rights NA September 27 2015 Positive and life-arming stories for church leaders These 52 loosely related fictional stories about the large themes of life nature and faith follow the liturgical year and are an ideal resource for public worship. Sid and Rosie are an older married couple with several chil- dren and grandchildren. Through a series of short engaging nar- ratives we learn about their faith their feelings for one another their hopes and dreams and their perception of how God speaks to them through the events of their lives. Each story stands on its own their sequence follows the rhythm of the churchs year from Advent through Christmas Easter Pentecost and Harvest Thanksgiving. With an open tone of wonder and reflection author Penelope Wilcock explores the ordinary and extraordinary topics of daily life falling in love marriage birth education illness farming adversity hospitality homemaking and work. This beautiful large-format paperback is suitable for personal reflection or as a refreshing resource for church and small group discussions. Permission to photocopy is included. Penelope Wilcock is the author of The Hawk and the Dove series and many other books such as In Celebration of Simplicity and 100 Stand-Alone Bible Studies. She has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as a hospice and school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in Hastings East Sussex. 52 Original Wisdom Stories Short Lively Pieces for the Christian Year Penelope Wilcock www.kregel.com 28 MINISTRY RESOURCES