PARABLES – Scandalous Stories of a Saving Grace
by Bishop Bill Hockin, 2019, Taylor Printing Group.
Nine stories of scandals of human behaviour, such as hypocrisy and spiritual pretentiousness, that Jesus pulls the covers off in his parables. Includes study guide by Dr. Alan Sears.
Cost: $15. Available from Bill Hockin, local bookstores and the Diocese of Fredericton office (115 Church St.).
PRAY – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Bishop Bill Hockin, 2017, Taylor Printing Group.
Divided into five reflections, includes study questions by Dr. Alan Sears.
Cost: $10. Available from Bill Hockin.
GOSPEL Therapy – Homilies of Hope and Possibility by Bishop Bill Hockin, 2015, Taylor Printing Group.
This book is written for those who are looking for a daily devotional resource that combines the wisdom of the biblical text with the struggles of the human experience. When Jesus of Nazareth engages the people in his time, with his truth and graciousness, something good always happens. Likewise, with us today, reading the text and engaging with this same Jesus, our lives, as well, can be profoundly touched with his grace and mercy. Each of these chapters, therefore, can be a healing engagement between the Jesus of the text and the deep needs of our personal lives. Included in each devotional are a gospel text, a reflection on the meaning and relevance of that text and a summing-up prayer. As well, each chapter ends with a verse from a psalm on the same theme. Although intended to be a daily devotional, this book can also be used for group study. It is my prayer that these pages may be an inspiration for all who read them, as well as a source of spiritual and personal growth.
Searching for A Deeper Well – Strategies for Spiritual Growth by Bishop Bill Hockin, with Study Guide by Dr. Alan Sears, 2013, Taylor Printing Group.
This book is about spiritual growth. It is written for those who want to go deeper into the knowledge of the Scriptures and find in a more profound way, maturity in Christ. It includes five studies based on chapters in John’s Gospel, five studies from other Gospels based on the parables of Jesus, and two closing chapters looking at the book of Job. All chapters have study guides attached, written by Dr. Alan Sears, designed for both personal and community use. It is Bill’s hope that this book will help you find that “deeper well”.
GOD: The Rumours Persist!! – Signs of Faith in a Sceptical World by Bishop Bill Hockin, with Study Guide by Dr. Alan Sears, 2011, Taylor Printing Group.
Connecting in a Disconnecting World – Stories of Loss, Loneliness and the Grace of God by Bishop Bill Hockin, 2008 Taylor Printing Group.
God For a Monday Morning – Personal Devotions for the Christian Year by Bishop Bill Hockin, Second printing 2007. Taylor Printing Group.
This series of 23 short devotionals covering the Christian year is chalk-full of stories. We stand with people in line at the bank or grocery store; meet the young curate whose critical flaw is always having to be right; feel the pain of the cancer patient who asks, “why me?”; or grieve along with the parents whose son is in with the wrong crowd and in trouble with the law. Hockin’s tales sweep us up into the struggle to understand how God works in the world and what he intends for us. Hockin uses these stories to illustrate how spiritual truths work themselves out in real lives in the contemporary world, in lives lived more in the world of Monday morning and the rest of the week than in worship services on Sunday. – part of a review by Dr. Alan Sears.
The Habit of Hope
Twelve Stories You and Your Children Need to Know