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John Baker - Author

About the Author

John Baker is the author of four Sam Turner novels, Poet in the Corner, Death Minus Zero and Walking With Ghosts. His latest novel is The Chinese Girl.

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Writing and Constructing the Self in Great Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century

Writing and Constructing the Self in Great Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: John Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2018

The injunction, 'Know thyself!', resounding down the centuries, has never lost its appeal and urgency. The 'self' remains an abiding and universal concern, something at once intimate, indispensable and elusive; something we take for granted and yet remains difficult to pin down, describe or define. This volume of twelve essays explores how writers in different domains - philosophers and thinkers, novelists, poets, churchmen, political writers and others - construed, fashioned and expressed the self in written form in Great Britain in the course of the long eighteenth century from the Restoration to the period of the French Revolution. The essays are preceded by an introduction that seeks to frame several key aspects of the debate on the self in a succinct and open-minded spirit. The volume foregrounds the coming into being of a recognisably modern self. -- .

The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616

The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

This new account of the influence of Magna Carta on the development of English public law is based largely on unpublished manuscripts. The story was discontinuous. Between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries the charter was practically a spent force. Late-medieval law lectures gave no hint of its later importance, and even in the 1550s a commentary on Magna Carta by William Fleetwood was still cast in the late-medieval mould. Constitutional issues rarely surfaced in the courts. But a new impetus was given to chapter 29 in 1581 by the 'Puritan' barrister Robert Snagge, and by the speeches and tracts of his colleagues, and by 1587 it was being exploited by lawyers in a variety of contexts. Edward Coke seized on the new learning at once. He made extensive claims for chapter 29 while at the bar, linking it with habeas corpus, and then as a judge (1606-16) he deployed it with effect in challenging encroachments on the common law. The book ends in 1616 with the lectures of Francis Ashley, summarising the new learning, and (a few weeks later) Coke's dismissal for defending too vigorously the liberty of the subject under the common law.

The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616

The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616

Author: John Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

This new account of the influence of Magna Carta on the development of English public law is based largely on unpublished manuscripts. The story was discontinuous. Between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries the charter was practically a spent force. Late-medieval law lectures gave no hint of its later importance, and even in the 1550s a commentary on Magna Carta by William Fleetwood was still cast in the late-medieval mould. Constitutional issues rarely surfaced in the courts. But a new impetus was given to chapter 29 in 1581 by the 'Puritan' barrister Robert Snagge, and by the speeches and tracts of his colleagues, and by 1587 it was being exploited by lawyers in a variety of contexts. Edward Coke seized on the new learning at once. He made extensive claims for chapter 29 while at the bar, linking it with habeas corpus, and then as a judge (1606-16) he deployed it with effect in challenging encroachments on the common law. The book ends in 1616 with the lectures of Francis Ashley, summarising the new learning, and (a few weeks later) Coke's dismissal for defending too vigorously the liberty of the subject under the common law.

Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery

Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery

Author: John Baker, Rick Warren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

You've undoubtedly heard the expression time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, it isn't true. As many pastors and counselors know, people still carry hurts from thirty or forty years ago. The truth is, time often makes things worse. Wounds that are left untended fester and spread infection throughout your entire body. Time only extends the pain if the problem isn't dealt with. Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery introduces you to a biblical and balanced program that has helped nearly a million people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Based on the actual words of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount rather than psychological theory, the Celebrate Recovery program has helped people for over 20 years to grow toward full Christ-like maturity. Author and founder John Baker tells the true story of how Celebrate Recovery became one of the largest Christ-centered recovery programs in history. Baker will help you discover how God's love, truth, grace and forgiveness can bring healing into your life.

Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery Pack

Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery Pack

Author: John Baker, Rick Warren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Share the hope of Celebrate Recovery with friends and family using this special 6-copy mass market pack! You've undoubtedly heard the expression time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, it isn't true. As many pastors and counselors know, people still carry hurts from thirty or forty years ago. The truth is, time often makes things worse. Wounds that are left untended fester and spread infection throughout your entire body. Time only extends the pain if the problem isn't dealt with. Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery introduces you to a biblical and balanced program that has helped nearly a million people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Based on the actual words of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount rather than psychological theory, the Celebrate Recovery program has helped people for over 20 years to grow toward full Christ-like maturity. Author and founder John Baker tells the true story of how Celebrate Recovery became one of the largest Christ-centered recovery programs in history. Baker will help you discover how God's love, truth, grace and forgiveness can bring healing into your life.

Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit

Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Celebrate Recovery Updated Participant's Guide Set, Volumes 1-4

Celebrate Recovery Updated Participant's Guide Set, Volumes 1-4

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction. Move beyond your hurts, habits, and hang-ups to experience the forgiveness of Christ. The Journey Begins Participant Guides are essential tools in the Celebrate Recovery program for your personal recovery journey. These four guides by Pastor John Baker walk you through the eight recovery principles, drawn from the Beatitudes, upon which the 12-step Celebrate Recovery program is built. This shrink-wrapped pack includes all four participant's guides for the Celebrate Recovery Program: Guide 1: Stepping Out of Denial Guide 2: Taking an Honest and Spiritual Inventory Guide 3: Getting Right with God Guide 4: Growing in Christ By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides, you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Note: This shrink-wrapped pack is identical to the participant's guides included in the Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit (9780310082460). Designed for use with the Celebrate Recovery Journal (9780310090342), sold separately.

Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Continues Participant's Guide Set Volumes 5-8

Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Continues Participant's Guide Set Volumes 5-8

Author: John Baker, Johnny Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction. Upon completion of The Journey Begins, go deeper into the 12 steps with The Journey Continues, to cement your progress and prevent relapse. In the four participant's guides in The Journey Continues Guide Set, Pastors John and Johnny Baker help you continue and deepen your Celebrate Recovery journey. They have found that by taking you through the eight recovery principles a second time, after completing The Journey Begins (Participant Guides 1-4), you are more likely to grow and maintain momentum as you continue to move forward in your recovery. Throughout the 25 lessons contained in Guides 5-8, you will experience Christ-centered and biblically-based studies filled with brand-new acrostics, deeper questions, and more helpful Bible verses. This shrink-wrapped pack includes Participant Guides 5-8 for the Celebrate Recovery Program: Guide 5: Moving Forward in God's Grace Guide 6: Asking God to Grow My Character Guide 7: Honoring God by Making Repairs Guide 8: Living Out the Message of Christ By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides of The Journey Continues you will find a deeper sense of true peace and serenity, continue to restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find deeper freedom from life's hurts, , habits, and hang-ups. Customer Reviews: Prevents Relapse The deep questions in The Journey Continues are aimed at re-enforcing recovery. I am touched and appreciative of the efforts to prevent relapse and strengthen my recovery and my relationship with God. ~ Susan C. Posted on 3/23/17 Take Your Recovery to the Next Level Wow, I've been in recovery for 23 years and this is some of the best small group study material I've ever seen! Participant Guides 1-4 were great, yet Guides 5-8 really dig in deep to your soul! The Journey Continues takes your recovery to the next level! ~ Scott K. Posted on 3/2/17 Note: This shrink-wrapped pack is identical to the participant's guides included in the Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit (9780310082460). Designed for use with the Celebrate Recovery Journal (9780310090342), sold separately.

Getting Right with God, Yourself, and Others Participant's Guide 3

Getting Right with God, Yourself, and Others Participant's Guide 3

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The Celebrate Recovery Participant's Guides are essential tools for the personal recovery journey. In the seven lessons in Guide 3: Getting Right with God, Yourself, and Others, you will move through principles 5-7 of the recovery process: 5 Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to someone I trust. Happy are the pure in heart (Matthew 5:8). 6 Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires (Matthew 5:6). 7 Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. Happy are the merciful (Matthew 5:7). Happy are the peacemakers (Matthew 5:9). By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. All the scriptures have been updated to the new NIV 2011 version.

Taking an Honest and Spiritual Inventory Participant's Guide 2

Taking an Honest and Spiritual Inventory Participant's Guide 2

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The Celebrate Recovery Participant's Guides are essential tools for the personal recovery journey. In the five lessons in Guide 2: Taking an Honest and Spiritual Inventory, you will experience an in-depth look at the 4th principle in the recovery process: 4 Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to someone I trust. Happy are the pure in heart (Matthew 5:8). By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. All the scriptures have been updated to the new NIV 2011 version.

Moving Forward in God's Grace: The Journey Continues, Participant's Guide 5

Moving Forward in God's Grace: The Journey Continues, Participant's Guide 5

Author: John Baker, Johnny Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction and others. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Since 1991, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 3,500 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole.

Growing in Christ While Helping Others Participant's Guide 4

Growing in Christ While Helping Others Participant's Guide 4

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The Celebrate Recovery Participant's Guides are essential tools for the personal recovery journey. In the seven lessons in Guide 4: Growing in Christ While Helping Others, you will work through the final two principles on the road to recovery. More than just maintenance, these principles will help you prevent relapse and give you the necessary tools to help others in their recovery process. 8 Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination. Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and his will for my life and to gain the power to follow his will. 9 Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires (Matthew 5:10). By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. All the scriptures have been updated to the new NIV 2011 version.

Celebrate Recovery Updated Leader's Guide

Celebrate Recovery Updated Leader's Guide

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

There is a way the church can help the wounded move beyond their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to experience the forgiveness of Christ. Celebrate Recovery helps the church fulfill its role as Christ's healing agent. You don't have to lead alone. To lead people forward in spiritual, physical, and emotional restoration is to walk in the footsteps of Christ. And that's why the Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide is so important. With everything you need to encourage lasting life-change, the leader's guide is the best way to facilitate Celebrate Recovery in your church and help people look forward to a whole new future. The Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide includes: Fresh testimonies A 90-day start-up strategy A clear, easy-to-follow format Step-by-step instructions for each meeting Guide for conducting leader training Teaching notes for the 25 lessons of The Journey Begins (Participant Guides 1-4) Overview of the 25 lessons of The Journey Continues (Participant Guides 5-8) Along with a willing heart, this leader's guide is invaluable for leading men and women forward in complete restoration and transformation through Christ.

Stepping Out of Denial into God's Grace Participant's Guide 1

Stepping Out of Denial into God's Grace Participant's Guide 1

Author: John Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The Celebrate Recovery Participant's Guides are essential tools for the personal recovery journey. In the six lessons in Guide 1: Stepping Out of Denial Into God's Grace, you will experience the first 3 of the 8 recovery principles: 1 Realize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor (Matthew 5:3). 2 Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to him, and that he has the power to help me recover. Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4). 3 Conciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control. Happy are the meek (Matthew 5:5). By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant's Guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. All the scriptures have been updated to the new NIV 2011 version.

Honoring God by Making Repairs: The Journey Continues, Participant's Guide 7

Honoring God by Making Repairs: The Journey Continues, Participant's Guide 7

Author: John Baker, Johnny Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction and others. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Since 1991, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 3,500 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole.