Retreat resources and inspiration Paula Gooder
Paula Gooder is a writer and speaker on the Bible, particularly on the New Testament and is the current Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. With over 30 books published on topics from women in the Bible, to a guide to prayer, reflection and journaling on the Psalms and reflections on many pieces of scripture in between, Paula has a wealth of wisdom and insight into reading and reflecting on the Bible.
Retreat preview

Watch the film – Paula Gooder speaking about (Extra) Ordinary Life (4:04) and take a few minutes to reflect:

What do you appreciate about the ordinary everyday of life around you, with your church and in your community?
What “ordinary” gifts do you share with others around you?
In what ways do you experience God being present in the ordinary, in our world?
Talk: Inhabiting the Bible

Watch an extract from a quiet day led by Paula at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine in July 2023 on inhabiting the Bible. Here, Paula brings together The Healing of Simon’s Mother-in-Law and The Parable of Yeast as an example of using imagination to inhabit the Bible.

Related links

Paula Gooder – talks and downloads
Paula’s website, find out about all her books and find many more talks, articles and downloads to explore.

Mindfulness of God Quiet Day
A full guided retreat with Shaun Lambert.

Links to other guided retreats
Links to guided retreat resources and ideas from other organisations