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Turning Points on the Spiritual Road
by Michael Ford
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published:06 June 2012
Watershed is an amazing blend of testimony and spirituality. Each section offers up small but beautifully insightful personal testimonies from a range of people from the famous like Juliette Binoche, French actress, artist and dancer, and Bruno Tonioli , an Italian choreographer and TV personality, to people we know only by their first names like David and Stephen, each with a story to tell of a watershed moment in their lives and in their faith. For some this watershed led on to ministry endeavours for others it led them into a general spirituality and awareness of faith. For the reader it leads them into a very considered and deep awareness of the necessity of making choices and of the awareness of how faith can find us in the strangest of moments.
Each chapter opens with a short but thoughtful piece on the circumstances that can lead us to these watershed moments and then there are usually two object lessons told through the testimonies of people who have experienced such things, and all of this in the lead up to the authors own insight into his watershed moment, the catalyst that lies at the heart of the books existence, his own journey to realising his calling to ministry and ordination.
This is a book on calling, yes, perfect for anyone considering what being called means, but this is a book more for anyone who has doubts as to what perhaps faith is, what their journey is all about, and what action are they being called to take. A truly wonderful book that came along at just the right time for this reader and shone a light on their own Watershed moment.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (10/07/12)