Flame in the Mind

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O God, you are the light of the minds that know you, The joy of the hearts that love you, And the strength of the wills that serve you. Grant us so to know you that we may truly love you; And so to love you that we may fully and freely serve you, Whose service is perfect freedom, In and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Join St. Augustine on a Journey of Faith In Flame in the Mind, Bishop Michael Marshall uses the great prayers of St. Augustine as a touchstone, inviting us to make this fervent saint our companion in a pilgrimage of spiritual passion and enlightenment. One of the 'great cloud of witnesses' surrounding us, St. Augustine of Hippo lived hundreds of years ago during the fourth and fifth centuries. Yet his deeply personal Confessions continues to inform and inspire modern pilgrims. The words of this ancient saint quicken the heart's response to Christ, beckoning us onward to change and grow. We see with Augustine that when our desires are fanned into flame by God's amazing love, the conversion of our heart follows -- and with it, a change in lifestyle. The gift of grace turns duty into desire, legalism into spontaneity, and obligation into a life of gratitude overflowing in love, holiness, worship and service.

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Michael Marshall is the vicar of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square in London. He has written several books, including 'Change of Heart', 'Free to Worship', and 'Glory under Your Feet'.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s official Lent book for 2003 inviting readers on a journey of faith accompanied by the great pilgrim St Augustine

St. Augustine of Hippo’s (AD 354-430) spiritual autobiography, Confessions, has inspired Christians for centuries. Flame in the Mind is designed to help readers meditate on the great prayers of St Augustine as they journey through the 6 weeks of Lent. Chapters look at the journey of faith, signposts along the way, the conversion of the heart, vocation and sanctification, and worship and service.

This is the official Lent book of the Archbishop of Canterbury and contains a foreword by the Archbishop. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and discussion, for use by individuals or small groups.

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