|Publication Date: 19 Nov 2015|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 168|
|Author: Magdalen Smith|
|ISBN-13: 9780281073849, 9780281073856|
Each chapter has a short, sharp contemporary title, with a further subtitle to unpack the content, and ends with ideas for both individuals and leaders on how to put the concept under discussion into practice.
· Praise for Steel Angels (SPCK, 2014):
An excellent contribution to the discernment canon . . . [Smith’s] beautifully written book offers many delights. Her capacity for taking the mundane and finding an illuminating illustration from scripture, literature, the visual arts of popular culture ensures that there is no dryness of approach.
I warmly recommend this book for those who want to deepen their prayer life and think more widely about the call to be a “fragile mystic” given to all Christians. It would be helpful for preachers, individuals and facilitators of prayer and discussion groups.
As well as helping individual readers refresh their own prayer life, this book could be useful in ministry, especially for those engaged in spiritual direction, or leading home groups or prayer groups. There is much to discover and reflect on here that might offer new ideas and approaches for enriching your prayer ministry with others