Would you like to win one of two signed copies of Bishop Brian’s new book all about reconciliation?
Drawing on examples from around the world, Brian Castle sketches the contours of a reconciling life, a reconciling church and a reconciling society in the context of contemporary challenges. Through questions and prayers at the end of each chapter and an appendix of sample liturgies, individuals and groups are invited to bring their own experiences into a discussion of reconciliation, which is not a one-off event but the journey of a lifetime.
‘In this rich and resonant meditation on reconciliation, Brian Castle has given us a book that beckons us to deeper listening, profound attentiveness and practical wisdom in the face of brokenness, struggle and discord. This is a soul-searching book in every sense; but one that brings us face to face with the God who has already searched us out and is already reconciled to us. Bishop Castle has given us a book of wise, imaginative pastoral theology, which enables us to face the chaos and pain of conflict. And yet, it also enables us to see through and beyond such strife to new possibilities, where our relationships, church and society are recalibrated and redeemed through the reconciling grace of God. This is a profound, thoughtful and beautiful book, brought to us by a scholar and bishop who is a first-class pastoral theologian. It invites us all to meditate upon the reconciling nature of God that is his gift to the world and hope for our lives.’
Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and former Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon
‘Writing with a deep passion for reconciliation, Brian Castle offers useful gems for those involved in this crucial ministry and those like us living in contexts where reconciliation is imperative. A “must-read” for those who take reconciliation seriously.’
Chad Nicholas Gandiya, Bishop of Harare, Zimbabwe