This course is just right for the 4 weeks of Advent - but suitable for any time of year.
"York Courses really do offer some of the best material for group use, attractively presented, ecumenical, and not tied to a particular season. JESUS: the voice that makes us turn carries on the high standard … With an accompanying CD to give variety of input, this is just the thing for that person brave enough to put on an Advent course, but pressed for time in preparing ... playing the material on the CD can provoke a really good discussion."
Church Times review 31 October 2014
About JESUS : the voice that makes us turn:
A four-part course, reflecting on Jesus’ many voices. A Crying Voice homes in on the baby’s cry at Bethlehem, announcing that God was in town. An Other Voice focuses on the strangeness of Christ, whose command stilled the storm and forgave sins and raised the dead. A Dying Voice sees new depths for living in Jesus’ familiar words from the cross. A Rising Voice examines the immense quality which made downhearted disciples turn and fire the world with their faith. Four different voices that will make us turn in our tracks and say to Christ, ‘I want you!’
Session (1) A Crying Voice
Session (2) An Other Voice
Session (3) A Dying Voice
Session (4) A Rising Voice
The course materials comprise of a course booklet, a CD, and a transcript booklet (which sets out the words exactly as spoken on the CD). The CD and course booklet work hand-in-hand with each other and both are essential in following the development of the themes raised in this course.
The course booklet, written by Bishop David Wilbourne includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs a CD, and ideally a course booklet for each member. In addition many groups find the transcript booklet, which cross-references to the tracks on the CD, invaluable. Especially useful for Group Leaders as they prepare, the transcript can also help group members feel more confident about joining in the discussion; catch up on missed sessions; and go over the recorded material at leisure.
See the individual descriptions in 'related products' for more details including sound clips and sample pages.
Please click on the button below to download a copy of our A5 leaflet about this course:
click on the button below to download a pdf file containing a little
more information about some of the matters raised in this course:
on the links below to download an A4 poster and an A4 invitations
template in Word that you can adapt to advertise your own course:
Bishop David Wilbourne of the Diocese of Llandaff is a polished communicator both in print and speech. He has the 'tongue of a ready writer'. There is almost a 'sage-like' quality to some of his pithy illustrations and insights.
Prayer Book Society Journal reviewing EXPECTING CHRIST in 2013