Pilgrim: The Eucharist Paperback

Grow Stage Book 2

by Paula Gooder; Robert Atwell; Stephen Cottrell; Steven Croft;


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Introduction to understanding the eucharist for new Christians progressing from the Pilgrim Follow Stage or Alpha course

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Pilgrim: The Eucharist

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Pilgrim : The Eucharist Grow Stage builds on the progress made in the ‘Follower Stage’ of this major teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England.

The Eucharist is the second book in the Grow Stage of the Pilgrim initiative, which follows from the introductory ‘ground level’ evangelist course, The Follower Stage.

The Eucharist, explores in greater depth how Christians know and worship God in six easy to follow sessions that combine simple prayer and reflection on the Bible in the ancient, scripture based spiritual discipline known as lectio divina.

Each session includes an article by a modern writer with time for questions and reflection. Every session is support by free online audio and video resources that can be downloaded from The Pilgrim website.

Pilgrim is the mainstream Christian course for the twenty-first century offering an approach of participation, not persuasion. Enquirers are encouraged to practice the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts that have helped people since the earliest days of the Christian faith.

The first part of the course ‘Follower Stage’ assumes little or no knowledge of the Christian faith and introduces Christian belief and life-values to complete beginners.

‘The Grow Stage’ aims to develop a deeper level of discipleship in those who have already turned to Christ and want to explore in greater depth how Christians know and worship God. This second book in the Grow Stage helps new Christians better understand the origins and significance of the Eucharist.

Pilgrim: The Eucharist by Paula Gooder; Robert Atwell; Stephen Cottrell; Steven Croft was published by Church House Publishing in September 2014 and is our 5271st best seller. The ISBN for Pilgrim: The Eucharist is 9780715144473.

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Publisher's Description

Pilgrim is a major teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England that helps enquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Jesus Christ.

A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Enquirers are encouraged to practice the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts that have helped people since the earliest days of the Christian faith.

Assuming little or no knowledge of the Christian faith, Pilgrim can be used at any point on the journey of discipleship and by every tradition in the Church of England.

Pilgrim is made up of two parts: Follow and Grow. Follow introduces the Christian faith for complete beginners, while Grow aims to develop a deeper level of discipleship in those who have turned to Christ.

This second book in the Grow Stage, The Eucharist, explores in greater depth how Christians know and worship God. Its six sessions combine simple prayer, reflection on the Bible in the lectio divina style, an article by a modern writer, and time for questions and reflection, and are supported by free online audio and video resources.

About the Authors

Stephen Cottrell:
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.

Paula Gooder:
Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, a Reader in the Church of England and a lay member of the General Synod. She is also a Trustee of SPCK and the Saltley Trust and an honorary Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals. She is the author of A Way Through the Wilderness and the best-selling Lent course Lentwise, and is co-author of the Pilgrim course. Paula's other writing projects include the acclaimed The Meaning is in the Waiting.

Steven Croft:
Steven Croft is the Bishop of Sheffield. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.

John Pritchard:
John Pritchard has recently retired as Bishop of Oxford. Prior to that he has been Bishop of Jarrow, Archdeacon of Canterbury and Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. His only ambition was to be a vicar, which he was in Taunton for eight happy years. John is the author of a number of popular books including How to Pray, The Intercessions Handbook, The Life and Work of a Priest and Living Jesus (all published by SPCK).

Angela Tilby:
Angela Tilby is a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and is Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Dicoese of Oxford. Prior to that she has been Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and a senior producer at the BBC, where she made several acclaimed television prgrammes and series. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.

Robert Atwell:
Robert Atwell is the Bishop of Stockport. He is the compiler of Celebrating the Saints, Celebrating the Seasons, and three anthologies of readings for special occasions: Gift, Love and Remember. His other books include Spiritual Classics from the Early Church, The Contented Life and The Good Worship Guide: Leading liturgy well. He is a co-author of the Pilgrim course.

Joanna Cox:
Working in Adult Education, Jo promotes good educational practice, and develops standards of training. The work includes consultancy on training and best practice, Education for Discipleship and other aspects of developing the whole people of God in their roles and calling. Her work on Shared Ministry includes establishing appropriate guidelines for good practice for the training and development of a variety of volunteer and lay ministry roles in parishes.

Simon Jones:
Simon Jones is Chaplain of Merton College, Oxford. He completed a PhD in Syrian baptismal theology, and his current research interests include recent revisions of Anglican baptismal rites, Gregory Dix, and the origin and development of marriage rites. He is a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission, the Oxford Diocesan Liturgical Committee and is also liturgy tutor at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

John Inge:
John Inge is Bishop of Worcester. He read and then taught chemistry prior to ordination. As a priest he worked for several years in education as a chaplain before becoming vicar of an inner-city parish on Tyneside. He then moved to Ely Cathedral to become Canon Missioner before becoming Bishop of Huntingdon. In 2008, he was enthroned as Bishop of Worcester.

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Page last updated 21st October 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherChurch House Publishing (September 2014)
Weight92g
Number of Pages64
Thickness4 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
ISBN9780715144473
ISBN-100715144472
Product Code4278411
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