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
As Sons of God, access to the Heavenly dimensions is our inheritance. Unfortunately, we have not been taught on such important matters by current church culture. We need to understand and mature in the ways and wisdom of God to enjoy all Christ has purchased for us! When we go into the Heavenly dimensions with [...]
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, [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
For most Christians, the courts of heaven are still an unfamiliar concept, but that is changing rapidly. More and more believers are experiencing, that praying from a courtroom perspective, is finally ending the injustice being inflicted on them.
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?
The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad&;s relationship with his equally offbeat son&;complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic [...]