Resources

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Emotionally healthy spirituality – Peter Scazzero

You can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Peter Scazzero was pastor of a rapidly growing church, but he did what most people do: avoid conflict in the name of Christianity; ignore his anger, sadness, and fear; use God to run from God; live without boundaries.

Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a profound relationship with Jesus, and the historical practices of contemplative spirituality.

Run baby run – Nicky Cruz

Cruz’s classic testimony is still compelling reading more than forty years after its first publication. A childhood overshadowed by spiritualism in his Puerto Rican home preceded a harsh and violent adolescence as the leader of one of New York’s toughest street gangs. Chilling scenes of knife fights, torture and murder dominated the life of a young man proud and feared on the outside, but inwardly running scared.

His fears and loneliness were brought to the surface through an encounter with the unlikely character of preacher David Wilkerson, who led Cruz to open his life to Christ – an incredible conversion that amazed all who knew him.

The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook – Miranda & Noel Threlfall-Holmes

This is an interactive and experiential journal introducing prayer practices to teenagers. Each chapter of the book introduces a prayer practice, for example using labyrinths, Lego Bible modelling, prayer beads or prayer walking. It also includes comments by teenagers who have tried it out and space for the young person to record their own thoughts.

Stand Strong Boys’ Devotional – (CWR)

Few people understood how tough life can be better than the guys in the Old Testament. They stood up to tyrants, faced up to famine, trekked across deserts, climbed mountains and fought armies. And they did it all with God. Join lion-taming Daniel, escaping Elijah, and a whole host of fearsome Judges as they rise up to face each day with boldness and courage. It provides daily Bible reading passages that will bring you right into the middle of the action. You’ll be challenged each day to live for and with God in the Engage sections. And there are plenty of prayers to get you going in the right direction. It offers 60 days devotional for boys aged 11-15 years. It includes extracts from popular YPs series.

Wholehearted Girls’ Devotional – (CWR)

Passionate, complete, unfaltering faith…It’s all about the heart! This bright compact book is absolutely bursting with 60 days’ worth of inspiring stories, eye-opening Bible passages and guiding prayers. Readers will explore engaging topics such as dealing with pressure and rising up to challenges; asking honestly what we put first in our daily lives; meeting and knowing Jesus personally, and how God’s wise words in the Bible can change the course of our lives if we -wholeheartedly – believe and follow them. It offers 60 days devotionals for girls aged 1-15 years. It includes extracts from popular YPs series.

The Case for Christ (youth edition) – Lee Strobel

A highly readable, thoroughly engaging, and spiritually challenging version designed both for teenagers who are Christians and those seeking the truth about Jesus. This creative and fast-paced book follows Strobel, an investigative reporter, on email interviews as he unearths convincing evidence that faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not based on wishful thinking or fabricated legends, but on solid historical facts.

Building below the waterline – Gordon MacDonald

Using the metaphor of massive foundations of bridges not visible to the eye but essential to long-term viability and strength, Gordon MacDonald delves into the qualities needed for lasting leadership…the work done below the waterline – in the leader’s soul – determines whether he or she will stand the test of time and challenge. This work is called worship, devotion and spiritual discipline. It’s done in quiet, where no one but God sees.

Awesome on the inside – Tim Hawkins

How can you grow to become the person that you were destined to be? How can you achieve your full potential? Written for teenagers of the 21st century, Tim explores the Bible so that you can discover the big things that God wants you to do with your life. In this book you can discover how the bible show us we can grow a heart that is powerful, prayerful, passionate, pure and positive.

Cleenish

Situated in Bellanaleck, just south of Enniskillen, The Cleenish Centre offers residential and conference facilities including accommodation for 54 in dormitory rooms. (Bunk bed format ranging from 4 beds – 12beds per room.)

All rooms have separate en-suite toilet and shower rooms for your convenience.

The 140 seat conference facilities include audio-visual projection with full sound capabilities including 14 channel mixing desk for bands to plug in and play.

The conference/dining room services up to 140 people and the chef cooks fresh everyday in the purpose built kitchen facility.

Visit: www.cleenishcentre.com

Ovoca Manor

Ovoca Manor is Scripture Union’s Retreat and Adventure Centre located in the stunning Vale of Avoca, Co Wicklow. Set high above the valley floor, the centre boasts breathtaking views. The 21 acres of grounds encompass river walks, forest trails and an incredible array of facilities.

Ovoca Manor is available for hire for residential use on a self-catering basis with groups able to enjoy the stunning grounds and facilities as well as take advantage of the array of on-site and off-site activities run by our qualified instructors.