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The Must Have Book (or app) this Advent

by ajack last modified 25 Nov, 2021 01:13 PM

Among two Archbishops and several bishops, Revd Dr Colin Heber-Percy, Team vicar of Burbage, Shalbourne, Ham & Buttermere parishes, located in the north east of the Diocese has been chosen to write reflections for the Church of England

During lockdown, Colin wrote and edited daily email reflections for the Pewsey Deanery and as a result of this was asked to contribute to the national book, "Reflections for Daily Prayer”

He is among two Archbishops, several bishops and other well-known people such as Malcolm Guite and Brother Sam who have been chosen to write two weeks worth of reflections on a section of scripture in a book of daily prayer.

The book is intended to aid daily prayer and offers a short reflection on one of the readings from the lectionary. Each contributor provides a fortnight’s worth of reflections. It begins in Advent, lasts the whole year, and is available as a book or an app.

At a launch event for Pewsey Deanery, Colin spoke of his being asked to choose a section of the lectionary on which to reflect. Rather than make the choice himself, Colin allowed the editor to pick a section for him:

“So I ended up with Joshua! Probably the book of the Bible everyone else was avoiding. A challenge.”

He also spoke of how we reflect theologically.

"If we think of reflection as simply a mirror, then the danger is we only ever see ourselves."

But at this point he quoted George Herbert:

“A man that looks on glass, On it may stay his eye; Or if he pleaseth, through it pass And then the heav’n espy.”

"Reflection must be a passing, a movement through this world, heavenwards."

Colin’s own book of reflections, “Tales of a Country Parish” will be published in February.

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