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Nick BainesThe Right Reverend Nick Baines was born in Liverpool in 1957 and was a professional linguist before being ordained in 1987. Following a curacy at St. Thomas, Kendal, & St Catherine, Crook, (Diocese of Carlisle), Vicar of Rothley from 1992-2000. Archdeacon of Lambeth in the Diocese of Southwark 2000, he was consecrated Bishop of Croydon in May 2003. Nick was appointed a Director of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group in 2002, and has been the Bishop of Bradford since 21 May 2011. He is frequently called upon by television, radio and other media and for many years he has regularly contributed to Pause for Thought on Radio 2. He published his first book with DLT in 1991 ('Hungry for Hope') and published 'Speedbumps & Potholes: Looking for Signs of God in the Everyday' in March 2004. He is married to Linda and they have three children. He is a musician and enjoys reading, music and travel.
Wrestle and Fight and Pray
Author - John L. Bell

Paperback (March 2003)
Price: £8.99

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
ISBN: 978-0-715-20681-2
John Bell is one of the most sought-after preachers of modern times. Having served with the Iona Community for many years and established the world-famous Wild Goose Worship Group, John has become the most original, creative and stimulating of preachers. In 1993 a selection of sermons was published by St Andrew Press under the title 'Wrestle and Fight and Pray: Thoughts on Christianity and Conflict'. Such has been the demand for John's writings, a decade later these challenging sermons have been re-issued under a new cover. Those who think the age of preaching has died should be pointed to these masterpieces of communication. Addressing timely issues of local and global importance such as AIDS, God's love, the nature of death and prayer, these sermons stimulate, challenge and inspire. When I get sloppy in my sermon preparation I return to John Bell's addresses and find myself fired up by the importance of preaching well, compassionately and clearly.

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