The outstanding gift that Richard Giles has bought to the church is his ability to link how church buildings look and what happens during services to theology.
Churches like museums and static worship where a passive audience sits in pews is about as far removed as you can get from the biblical concept of the church as the pilgrim people of God, forever journeying and 'seeking a country that is to come'.
When liturgy begins to embody this fundamental awareness, the effect is dramatic and worship becomes a transformative encounter in which all the senses are engaged.
Richard's previous book, "Creating Uncommon Worship", gave a step-by-step guide to how the Eucharist might be celebrated with this perspective in mind. Now, in this companion "Times and Seasons" volume he suggests many practical ways of creating elements of worship that reflect the varied moods of the liturgical year - what Rowan Williams calls 'that map of the soul's seasons'.
'Giles’ writing is breezy, entertaining, autobiographical, and spiced with much humor, giving the reader a lot of hearty laughs.'
Living Church, 2008
Bullet Point Beliefs
Funeral Services/Gwasanaethau Angladd
The Character of Virtue
The Seeds of Heaven
After the Fire
Song for Every Morning
How to Become a Creative Church Leader
In the Name of the Father
Other products in this Category
The Word for All Seasons
Creative Ideas for Pastoral Liturgy: Marriage Services and Wedding Blessings
Beauty Beyond Words
Creative Ideas for Pastoral Liturgy: Baptism, Confirmation and Liturgies for the Journey
On Common Ground
A Labyrinth Prayer Handbook
A Year of Grace
Seasons of the Son
Touching the Sacred