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John Sentamu's Faith Stories
20 True Stories of Faith Changing Lives
by John Sentamu
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published:20 February 2013
This is a cheerful and engaging book of short testimonies and stories of people who are for the most part engaged in what is often called Fresh Expressions – new ways of doing church, of being cchurch, active and committed to all it means to serve others. So we meet the vicar that is also a part-time hairdresser, the youngest female vicar to be ordained, the shy lesbian that came out, the war veteran turned vicar and a host of other people from different walks of life and different ages – people really living out their faith. The stories are all short, not much more than 5 or 6 pages each, and that includes the pictures and Archbishop Sentamu's short introductions. In each case he highlights the spiritual aspect of what they are doing and the relevance of that for the reader – a sort of short contemplation of how and why these things are important. Given the format of the book I think these would probably be excellent as assembly or RE material.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (05/03/13)