God of Surprises

God of Surprises


God of Surprises

God of Surprises

One of the most widely read and highly acclaimed religious books, God of Surprises takes us on the inner journey, convinced that the treasure is hidden within. Jesus said: 'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure in a field.' This book has only one purpose: to suggest ways of finding the treasure in what we may consider a most unlikely field – ourselves. It is a guide book to the inner journey in which we are all engaged and has much to say to those who have a love/hate relationship with the Church to which they belong or once belonged.

God in All Things

The Sequel to God of Surprises

God in All Things

Gerard Hughes is the author of God of Surprises and his books aim to speak directly to the individual stuggling with issues of faith and life and get right to the heart of spiritual needs and concerns. This book is the follow up to God of Surprises and is written for a different world and a different spiritual climate. This is a guidebook for the inner journey. It is about recognizing God in the ordinary, in the joy and sadness of things, about knowing that God cannot be separated from whatever we experience. It is written for people on the fringes of Christianity, or those who are disillusioned with church structures and dogmatic theology. Hughes has written this book because he is concerned at the split between religion and life, as if religion was something apart and detached from the rest of God's creation. It is a call to a faith in terminal decline to enlarge its concept of God and break out of the straitjacket of pious religion.

God in All Things

God in All Things

Gerard Hughes's popularity lies in the fact that he always writes directly for the individual struggling with issues of faith and life and gets right to the heart of spiritual needs and concerns. His best-seller GOD OF SURPRISES published nearly 20 years ago has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. GOD IN ALL THINGS is a follow up to that book written for a different world and a different spiritual climate. This is a guidebook for the inner journey. It is about recognising God in the ordinary, in the joy and sadness of things, about knowing that God cannot be separated from whatever we experience. It is written for people on the fringes of Christianity, or those who are disillusioned with church structures and dogmatic theology. Hughes has written this book because he is concerned at the split between religion and life, as if religion was something apart and detached from the rest of God's creation. Apart from being a brilliant spiritual guide this book is a call to a faith in terminal decline to enlarge its concept of God and break out of the straitjacket of pious religion.

The Stranger in the Wings

Affirming Faith in a God of Surprises

The Stranger in the Wings

The author here describes some of the difficulties of being obedient to a God of surprises. In the first part of the book, he explores these issues theologically; in the second, he provides examples of some of the practical consequences of following this theological approach.

A God of Incredible Surprises

Jesus of Galilee

A God of Incredible Surprises

A theologian forces readers to re-examine the legacy of Jesus by radically re-assessing his role in humanity, presenting him as a spiritual innovator who identified with the marginalized and the downtrodden.

Intercessions of Mercy

Intercessions of Mercy

Intercessions of Mercy consists of simple prayers that blend religious convictions and current concerns in a way that can be shared by groups of believers, or privately by those who prefer to pray in solitude. It is designed to be used by readers in the ways that are most meaningful and helpful to them at any given time, using it in different ways in the different seasons of your soul. The prayers of Intercessions of Mercy are invocations that link prayer to God with service to others. They connect the enduring convictions of faith with the recurring concerns of modern life. The intercessions in this book are organized around the liturgical seasons, feasts days in the Catholic calendar, and on behalf of particular groups (including artists, caregivers, families, parents, government leaders, those who are ill or dying, and many others).

THE SECOND SHOT OF SURPRISES: 二刻拍案惊奇

A Collection of Short Stories in Ancient China

THE SECOND SHOT OF SURPRISES: 二刻拍案惊奇

After compilation of “The First Shot of Surprises" (初刻拍案惊奇), “The Second Shot of Surprises" (二刻拍案惊奇, Erke Paian Jingqi) is a collection of short stories in the Ming Dynasty of China . It was written by Ling Xiaochu at the end of the Ming Dynasty . It is a collection of short stories written under the direct influence of "Sanyan, or three words", and later called "Three Words" and " Two shots (with another “The First Shot of Surprises" with same style published before) collectively. "Three Words" refers to "Yu Shi Ming Yan, Clear Words to Understand the World", "Jing Shi Tong Yan, Warnings of the World", "Xing Shi Heng Yan, Constant Words Awakening the World", three collection of short stories in ancient China.