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A Love That Can't Be Contained




Format: Paperback

Size: 140mm x 216mm

Pages: 180

Release Date: July 2023

Price: £11.99

ISBN: 9781915046635


A Love That Can’t Be Contained is for those who long for a deeper relationship with the Lord, and if you have a desire to find practical ways to share your faith or serve God in missions, then this book is for you. I really hope my words will encourage and inspire you in your journey with God, and the mission He has for you here on this earth. That mission might be in your hometown or in another nation or nations, but one thing is certain, God has a mission for your life.


The ongoing story of Cally Magalhães’ work with the poor in Brazil. Stories that will lift, anecdotes that are thought-provoking, a true story of God at work. There are useful questions at the end of each chapter for the reader to review what they are reading, and challenge them both in their own personal walk with Jesus as well as helping them think about whether God is calling them into short or long-term missions. A truly inspirational book, one that draws the reader closer to God.


Cally Magalhães is the co-founder and director of The Eagle Project, São Paulo, Brazil, working with youth offenders and adult prisoners. Born in Harpenden, England, she trained as a dancer and then became a professional actress, and drama teacher. She moved to São Paulo in 1999, to work with street children, and has developed pioneering work using psychodrama, and the theories of Restorative Justice. The Portuguese translation of her autobiography, 'Dancing with Thieves' was awarded First Place in the Areté Prize 2022 for South American Christian Literature, (Biography/Autobiography category).


‘Cally Magalhães has often been asked when she’s going to get a proper job. If trusting God completely with her life, flying out to the favelas of São Paulo and founding a ground-breaking, life-changing charity working with young men in the youth prisons isn’t a proper job then I don’t know what is. Her second book is written in the genre I’m calling missionary memoir, taking the reader from her very first experiences of mission and her growing reliance on God and it’s totally gripping. Each chapter ends with a set of gently challenging questions. Beautifully written and totally unputdownable, I absolutely loved it and so will you.’

Ruth Leigh, freelance writer, novelist and creative writing coach

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