Roy Williamson was Bishop of Bradford and Bishop of Southwark, and is now well-known for his regular slot on Radio 2's Pause for Thought with Terry Wogan. He is author of several books including Joyful Uncertainty, Open Return and Not Least in the Kingdom (all published by Triangle).
Author - James Allison
Paperback (March 2012)
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
The books I find most memorable are those which warm my heart, stretch my mind and inspire my service towards others. Knowing Jesus falls very firmly within that category.
The title at first suggested an uneventful and slightly boring journey through familiar territory. Instead, it proved to be the most stimulating and thought provoking book I have read in years. It certainly took me to familiar territory, namely, the Resurrection of Jesus, but then proceeded to explode my categories of thought in a host of different areas in both church and society. I found myself spontaneously and openly praising God as I read it.
Alison is clearly excited by the gospel. He brings a freshness and persuasiveness to his presentation of the Risen Crucified Christ that is hard to resist. He made me ask new questions about my faith, but it was always worth it. Indeed, there were moments when I felt that I was discovering Jesus for the first time.
I keep returning to the book for Alison has helped, and continues to help, me to know Jesus better.
The Rt. Revd. Bishop Roy Williamson
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