Bringing in the Sheaves - Signed Copy, by the Reverend Richard Coles
Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff From My Years as a Priest
Signed Copy, by the Reverend Richard Coles
The Reverend Richard Coles' reflective account of life as a parish priest and broadcaster on BBC Radio 4's SATURDAY LIVE.
After a life of sex, drugs and the Communards, recounted in his acclaimed memoir Fathomless Riches, the Reverend Richard Coles devoted himself to God and Christianity. So what is life like for the parson in Britain today?
From his ordination, through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, Reverend Coles gives us a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, hope, drama and difficulty that entails. Written with extraordinary charm and compassion, Bringing in the Sheaves will inspire and inform all who read it.
'All the humour, quirky characters and incidents that life - and death - serve up' — Mail on Sunday
The Reverend Richard Coles is the presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have had a number-one hit single. He read Theology at King's College London, and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire and subsequently at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London. He is the author of Lives of the Improbable Saints and two memoirs, the bestselling Fathomless Riches and Bringing in the Sheaves. He lives in his parish of Finedon, Northamptonshire.
'Others mapping the daily clerical grind might hold forth on divine transcendence and immanence, on our fallen natures and need of grace. Not so Richard Coles ... Bringing in the Sheaves is an invitation to see the world as he does: the ultimate in the intimate - after all, what other way is there?' — Christopher Harding, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'Bringing in the Sheaves is another lively and perceptive collection of anecdotes and insights derived from his recent experience of juggling daily life as a parish priest with his curious hinterland of burgeoning celebrity. Coles is a witty and likable raconteur' — Phil Harrison, GUARDIAN
'There is much to teach us and inspire us as well as to entertain and make us laugh' — Paul Richardson, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER
'His life story is intriguing - pop star to Anglican vicar - but it is his insights into the church's present situation, Christian belief and above all human encounters that are honest, sometimes funny and occasionally revelatory' — Susan Hill, THE SPECTATOR Books of the Year
An entertaining mix of the sacred and the secular, the gossipy and ritualistic grandeur that attempts to give the reader a feel of the texture of the life of a vicar — Teddy Jamieson, THE HERALD MAGAZINE