A brand new five-session ecumenical course for discussion groups, which is ideal for Lent, has been written by Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines (pictured).
Daring to see God Now takes inspiration from the Gospel of Mark, in particular the narrative of Jesus ‘proclaiming the Good news of God’. Using this as a starting point, the course raises important questions about change, repentance, and how we can become in ourselves living evidence of the good news. Examples are taken from the rest of Mark’s Gospel as well as contemporary and historic Christians.
The course comprises a course booklet, audio and transcript and has received very positive reviews:
“Nick Baines …. explores the contemporary immediacy of Mark in Daring to see God Now, in five well-argued sessions together with more than 60 arresting quotations.”(‘Church Times’ Lenten review 2019)
“This is a course that helps people to articulate their fears in a way that might deepen their faith and their attitudes to the world around them.
“It is designed to help people dare to see God in their own lives and those around them.
“We need not disguise the ‘darkness’ in our lives to be enabled to see God at work within them.
“There are good questions to be asked – Do you feel loved by what you expect? And more.
“The recorded conversations are lively.
“You may not always agree with what is being said but that starts conversations.
“This course will require some hard thinking by all concerned but there is no harm in that.’ (Review in RCA by Revd Christopher Wardale, Winter 2018).
Daring to see God Now is available from York Courses. For more details and to purchase the course go to the York Courses website.