Book Review December 2021

Gloriously Ordinary by Ruth Garvey-Williams

I read this because our very own pioneer ministers in Ballina, Emma and Marian contribute significantly to it along with some other practitioners from around the country.  This is all about incarnational ministry, being Christ in the moment.  The chapters are given a forward by the author followed by real examples from the practitioners and then a reflection again by the author. The chapters touch on: Presence; Mercy; Humility; Listening; Hospitality; Learning and the Gloriously Ordinary.  Ruth does a magnificent job in piecing it all together. I wonder how she could have known what the practitioners were going to say.  The book probably won’t get the readership it deserves but it is great in grounding mission in the here and now.  Buy this one! I will read this one again.


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