Daring to see God now


A brand new 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups  – ideal for Lent (or any time of year)
Comprises course booklet, audio  and transcript.

“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 God? Does Jesus always deliver 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)


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Daring to see God now

An ecumenical course for discussion groups in five sessions, written by Bishop Nick Baines, comprising course booklet, audio material and transcript

Ideal for Lent, yet not Lent-specific.

Prof Keith Ward,
Rachel Lampard,
Bishop David Wilbourne
and Cathy Galvin

Mark’s Gospel begins with Jesus ‘proclaiming the Good news of God’. But, what is this ‘good news’, and who is it for? Taking Mark 1.14-15 as a starting point, this 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.

5 Sessions

1. The Good News of God

2. The time is now

3. God is present

4. Change your mind

5. Live it!

The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs a copy of the course audio, and group members will benefit from having their own personal copy of the course booklet. In addition many groups find the transcript, which sets out the words as spoken on the audio material, invaluable.

Please click 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.

Daring to see God now – A4 Poster (word format)

Daring to see God now – Course invites (word format)