I’ve added my poem “As a Child” and the Preface to the book for you to preview here. The poem, written in January 2000 was, in a way, the beginning of the book, whilst the Preface outlines how I came to write the book and what I’m trying to say through it. I hope you enjoy them. Please do let me know what you think.
On Sunday 6th May I was interviewed about As a Child during the service at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Collier Row. You can listen to the interview here.
Being interviewed and speaking about the book was the easy part. After the service came book signing and taking people’s money, which I must say made me feel rather awkward and self-conscious!
As a Child is now published and available from Lulu.com. (I hope to have it available from Amazon and other stores, but this will likely take a few weeks.)
It is a book for anyone who wants to grow in their faith. For anyone who wants to enter into all that God has for them. For anyone who wants to live the life God wants them to live. For anyone who wants to be the person God wants them to be. For anyone who is willing to respond to Jesus’ call, and become like a little child.
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children …” Yet how many of us truly believe that we need to become like little children? And how many of us have begun to take on board the implications of these words for our life and faith?
As a Child explores this call to childlikeness, this call to littleness – a call that I believe is fundamental to us entering into all that God has for us, of living the life that he wants us to live and becoming the people that he wants us to be.
The planned publication date for the book is 18 April 2012. Initially it will be available through Lulu.com, but should be available through other channels at a later date.