In the Wilderness – CD
5 Session – CD
The course audio contains five 14-minute radio-style starters for group discussion, with Simon Stanley putting questions to our three main participants: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Rob Frost and Elaine Storkey. Archbishop David Hope introduces the course and Roy Jenkins provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
Please click on the Play button below to hear a sound clip from the recorded material:
In the Wilderness
A 5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups – IDEAL FOR LENT or any time of year
Comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript
Anyone who thinks Jesus wasn’t seriously tempted hasn’t understood the story of the temptations in the wilderness. Jesus’ experience in that forty days involved him in being questioned (and questioning himself?) about his beliefs, his integrity and his motivation. The fact that he came out of the wilderness triumphant over the temptations doesn’t mean that they weren’t real, or that he didn’t suffer while undergoing them.
We all have wilderness experiences in our lives – times when our very deepest convictions and confidence are tested, sometimes to breaking point. What are we to make of these challenges and how are we to meet them? In the Wilderness explores these issues for our world, for the Church, and at a personal level.
Suitable for everyone, In the Wilderness may be especially helpful for those facing serious challenges in their lives.
1. Jesus, Satan and the Angels
2. The Wilderness Today
3. The Church in the Wilderness
4. Prayer, Meditation and Scripture
5. Solitude, Friendship and Fellowship
Canon Simon Stanley puts questions to the participants on the course audio: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Rob Frost and Elaine Storkey. Archbishop David Hope introduces the course and Roy Jenkins provides the thoughtful Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
The course booklet, written by Canon John Young, includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs a copy of the course audio, plus a course booklet for each member. In addition many groups find the transcript, which cross-references to the tracks on the recorded material, invaluable.