Celebrating 50 years of Tove Jansson’s classic, bestselling novel ‘Distils the essence of summer’ Robert Macfarlane ‘Magical, life-affirming’ Elizabeth Gilbert The Worldwide Classic about a tiny island and larger love. An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself. Written in a clear, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson captured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels. With a foreword by Esther Freud and an afterword by Sophia Jansson (on whom the child ‘Sophia’ is based) who returns to the island during the pandemic at the point of becoming a grandmother herself. Includes a 15pp epilogue by Tove’s niece Sophia Jansson – the inspiration for ‘Sophia’ – on a personal and moving return to the island. ‘Eccentric, funny, wise, full of joys and small adventures. This is a book for life.’ Esther Freud ‘Tove Jansson was a genius. This is a marvellous, beautiful, wise novel, which is also very funny.’ Philip Pullman
First written in 1675 by Miguel de Molinos, The Spiritual Guide still carries advice and information relevant to the art of interior prayer today. In the seventeenth century it provoked sensational reactions, both of approval and controversy. This is the present-day reader’s chance to discover a text, whose promotion of an ‘interior way to contemplation [...]
If God ever became ”homesick” for any of the houses of worship on earth, which ones would they include? What events would provoke the eternal mind of God to consider a particular Church His favorite? Mankind seeks God encounters at ”God’s house,” but God seeks people encounters–at what He calls ”man’s house.” Remember the names? [...]
Amongst all the brilliant, revolutionary, and famous Mystic Fathers of the church through the ages, who would you choose to shape and influence your understanding of spiritual truths?
Geschiedenis Wierook wordt in het Midden-Oosten beschouwd als een heilige olie. De olie wordt al duizenden jaren lang gebruikt tijdens religieuze ceremonies en het was één van de cadeau’s aan Jezus bij zijn geboorte. Wierook wordt genoemd in het Papyrus Ebers, een oude Egyptische papyrusrol uit ongeveer 1500 voor Christus. Young Living distilleert wierook uit [...]
God has provided a way to turn certain defeat into awesome victory and demonic strongholds into highways of His love and power. When overwhelming defeat looks you in the face, whether the attack is physical or a family or financial crisis, The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting holds keys that will unlock the resident [...]
In Christos Soma: The Seven Transmutational Powers of the Emergent Ecclesia, Dr. Ogbonnaya decodes the deep levels of mystery hidden in the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches in the book of Revelation. By Bringing together heavenly revelation with sources of wisdom ready by scholars throughout the centuries, Christos Soma, meaning the body of Christ, [...]