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Handing On the Torch

Sacred Words for a Secular World A Course in Five Sessions for Lent 2012

Written by John Young

Jacket

Stapled booklet
Publisher:York Courses
Published:Autumn 2011
ISBN:978-0-955-74376-4
Review:
A 5 session ecumenical course for groups or individual study, comprising booklet, CD/audiotape and transcript. For prices available, discounts and Taster Pack refer to the website. Free post and packing in the UK. Details of all York Courses are also on the centre pages of the booklet. The interviewer on the CD/audio tape is Simon Stanley Co-founder with John Young of York Courses. Contributions by Clifford Longley, Rachel Lampard, Archbishop Sentamu and Bishop Graham Gray

As a reviewer I have listened to the whole of the CD in one session it is intended to be heard in five 14 minute pieces - following the words in the transcript booklet. I have sat and read through the course booklet with its guidance on how to conduct the course, boxes of quotes, subjects to talk about, questions for discussion by participants, now I want or rather need, to participate in a Lent group using this course, it raises so many issues I long to discuss with others.
That is the point of these courses, to provoke discussion within a framework of ideas, to make you think more deeply about a particular subject, to listen and learn from other peoples thoughts and beliefs.
Full marks to the team for tackling the subject of Christians facing the challenge of an increasingly multi-belief and secular society.

Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (07/12/11)
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