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Acts And Ommissions

by Catherine Fox


Price: £9.99
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published:July 2014
Is the Church of England really like the fictional diocese of Lindchester, whose frailty and foibles are exposed in Catherine Fox’s humorous new novel which takes a ‘fly on the wall’ view of twelve months of goings on there?
Surely in Lindchester, there would be Christians whose maturity and unselfishness would make them stand out and who don’t punctuate their conversation with frequent use of the ‘f’ word. At times, I found myself wishing that they would have turned up.
But I know. ‘Acts and Omissions’ is fiction. Bad news usually makes more entertaining reading than good news, and this novel is certainly entertaining—if rather over the top.
An entertaining and humerous read, though not without its concerns for some Christian readers.

Reviewer: Barry Vendy   (14/10/14)
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