Category Archives: Inspiring Books

A Garden and Flowers: Inspiring books

Gardens and flowers are a theme of the final post in our current series of Inspiring Books. Two priests well known to St Chrysostom’s offer their choice of inspiring book. First of all Fr Michael Burgess of Outrington, chooses The … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: Doughnuts and Doubt

From doubt to economics – here are two choices in our Inspiring Books series from two members of our congregation at St Chrysostom’s. Hector MacMillan, a questioning Scot, chooses a book by a former Bishop of Edinburgh. Hector writes; My … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: The choices of two retired priests

Wondering what to read this Summer? Well we’ve a few suggestions for Summer reading soon, but before we get to our Summer selection we’ve a few more in our Inspiring Books series. These two choices are from two retired priests … Continue reading

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Inspiring books: The choices of two bishops

Two bishops kindly let us know their personal choices of a book which inspires them, in our ongoing series of inspiring books. First of all thank you to our own bishop, David, Bishop of Manchester who writes: “The book I … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: The choices of two life sentenced prisoners

Two life sentenced prisoners, to whom Fr Ian regularly writes, offer their choices in our Inspiring Books series. First of all John tells us of his choice: When I first went to prison, aged 15, I started reading to pass … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: The choices of two cathedral deans

Two cathedral deans kindly give us their choices of inspiring books in our Inspiring Books series. First of all we have the choice of Andrew Nunn, the Dean of Southwark. Andrew writes: “My choice is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.  … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: Two teachers and two pupils choose

St John’s Primary School supplies us with four inspiring books, in this special post for World Book Day in our Inspiring Books series. First of all the choice of two pupils and then the choice of two teachers. Read on! … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: Two Lutheran young women from the US choose…

For the next entry in our popular Inspiring Books series we turn to two young ladies from the US – who have in common the fact that they are Lutheran and also that they have been with us at St … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: Two women priests choose….

Our Inspiring Books initiative is putting put us back in touch with some people who were on placement with us while training at Westcott House in Cambridge. Two women priests working in London give us two quite different and inspiring … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: Two female students choose …

For this post in our Inspiring Books series two female students who come to St Chrysostom’s tell us about a book which has inspired them.   Thank you to Hannah and Sarah for their contributions to the series. Hannah is … Continue reading

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