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A Spiritual Journey with Paula Gooder

Join author, scholar, and theologian Paula Gooder on a journey through the year as she explores how to take our reflections from season to season and how to think more deeply about what we can take away from scripture and what it means for our lives.

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Everyday God
Everyday God: The Spirit of the Ordinary

By Paula Gooder
Paperback
139pp
ISBN: 9781451498059
$14
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How to Read This Book
Introduction
Chapter 1

We live in a culture that revels in the special, the extraordinary, the new, the unusual. This can relegate ordinary life to a bland “in between-ness” as we look for the next excitement or novelty. We need to learn how to live ordinary life in an extraordinary way. This book explores how to do this through reflections on thirty-three biblical texts reflecting on how God breaks into everyday life, transforming it into the most extraordinary existence possible.

9781451498066
This Risen Existence: The Spirit of Easter

By Paula Gooder
Paperback
130pp
ISBN: 9781451498066
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Although Easter is the most significant event in the Christian year, we rarely take time to explore what it means in detail. Here  Gooder leads us on a biblical exploration of the resurrection accounts in each of the Gospels and in Paul’s writings, as well as the account of the Ascension and coming of the Spirit at Pentecost in Acts. Arranged for daily reading through the seven weeks of Eastertide, This Risen Existence leads us on a quest to discover what it actually means to be a Christian.

Journey to the Empty Tomb
Journey to the Empty Tomb

By Paula Gooder
Paperback
176pp
ISBN: 9781451498042
$19
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Journey to the Empty Tomb opens up the best of biblical scholarship. It focuses on the events leading up to the first Easter—the Gospel accounts of the death and resurrection of Jesus that are at the very heart of the Christian faith. Gooder uses her extensive knowledge of the world of the New Testament, its language and culture, to reveal fresh and startling insights and to open up hidden depths in these familiar stories. Accessible and informed, it is aimed at all who wish to gain a fuller understanding of the Bible’s key themes and subjects.

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A Weekly Meditation for the Easter Season
Join Paula Gooder on a journey through the Easter season as she explores how to take our reflections on the resurrection onwards past Easter to ascension day, Pentecost, and beyond and how think more deeply and seriously about what the resurrection means for our lives. 

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Episode 1: Introducing This Risen Existence with Paula Gooder

Episode 2: What Does Jesus' Resurrection Mean for Us?

Episode 3: Mark 16, The Women at the Tomb

Episode 4: Matthew 28, The Disciples' First Encounter with the Risen Jesus

Episode 5: John 20, Thomas and the Risen Jesus

Episode 6: Luke 24, The Road to Emmaus

Episode 7: 2 Corinthians 5, Finding a New Way in Christ

Episode 8: Ephesians 2, Our New Life in Christ

Episode 9: Colossians 3, What Means to Live as Christians

About the Author

Paula Gooder
Paula Gooder

Paula is Theologian in Residence for Bible Society and a Reader in the Church of England. She is author of Searching for Meaning (2008), the best-selling Lent course, Lentwise (2010), and Heaven (2011).
 

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Paula Gooder (Author)
Release date: March 15, 2015
Here Paula Gooder explores the hidden depths of richness and the potential of ordinary times. Through the lens of thirty-three biblical passages, which all touch on the theme of ordinariness, you will discover the extraordinary in the most everyday things: in the lives of ordinary people; in a God who defies being put in a gilded palace; in a Kingdom that is best likened to seeds, yeast, and fishing nets; and in everyday decisions which, lived out with God, have extraordinary consequences.
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Paula Gooder (Author)
Release date: March 1, 2015
Although Easter is the most significant event in the Christian year, we rarely take time to explore what it means in detail. Best-selling author, Paula Gooder, leads us on a biblical exploration of the resurrection through seven weeks of reflection.
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Paula Gooder (Author)
Release date: March 1, 2015
Accessible and informed, this book from best-selling author, Paula Gooder, focuses on the events leading up to the first Easter-the Gospel accounts of the death and resurrection of Jesus that are at the very heart of the Christian faith.

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April 5, 2015
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