Paula Gooder 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).
There is a lurking Neo-Platonism in Christian thinking today. It assumes that there is a gaping hole between our inner and our outer selves and that the soul is to be seen as "good" while the body is "bad."
Gooder here explores six key concepts, especially from the writings of Paul, before exploring their implications for how we think and speak about our spirituality today.
Journey to the Manger explores the New Testament's various accounts of the birth of Jesus and their implications for the powerful and the poor alike. Engaging seriously with biblical scholarship, she uncovers key similarities in the Gospel accounts and focuses on their shared understanding of these significant events.
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.
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.
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.