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The 100 Minute Bible and Guide to Slowing Down

 The Archbishop of York extends an invitation to prayer and a guide to slowing down...

'A solid prayer life is essential for every Christian - regardless of their ministry - and taking time to be with God is what we should be about'. John Sentamu

100 Minute BibleIn the summer of 2007, the Archbishop of York sent every MP in the country some summer reading: the 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down. The 100 Minute Bible gives a synopsis of every book in the Bible and takes less than two hours to read.

The guide to slowing down, written by the Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, is entitled Do Nothing to Change Your Life. The book urges its readers to create pauses in daily life to benefit their own, and society's, health and wellbeing. The book argues that this fresh perspective of relishing every moment with a greater attentiveness will improve our relationship with God.

Do Nothing to Change Your Life is a passionate plea for the nation to ditch endless 'to do' lists, constant streams of emails, and an increasingly '24/7' culture. The book was published following news that an international study had shown that the pace of life in our cities has increased by 10 per cent in the last decade. The Bishop's warning about the danger of not taking rest and play seriously is a timely one.