'A collection of poems which are in turns touching, soothing, provocative, charming and sad; both enjoyable and thoughtprovoking.' The poems hold an emotional theme relating to age and reminiscence, these are strong, sincere and thoughtful with a tender lilt that provides touching contrasts. Placed side by side, 'A Wonderful Love' and 'A Wrong Decision' give contrasting visions of how human relationships can work out.
This short book suggests the need for psychiatrists to work with the knowledge of theology so that mentally ill patients who hold strong religious beliefs may receive appropriate treatment. The work is introduced by discussing the definition of mental illness, the meaning of religious belief in modern society and the view that psychiatry has of it. He states that 'Theology can make a significant contribution to the integration of mental health and religious belief'.
A Diplomat’s Life is a collection of the memoirs of Koto Matsudaira taken from his own manuscript notes and diaries, written towards the end of his life, and posthumously translated from Japanese to English with the assistance of the adviser to the family in Japan, Mr Akira Irie. Matsudaira came from a prominent family in pre-war Japan and rose to be a respected diplomat on the world stage following on from his unique involvement in the entry of the United States in to World War II in 1941.
A Dynasty of Clergy named Archer is the meticulously researched, historically illuminating and compelling study of five clergy from the same family during the period 1500 to 1800. The breadth of the period covered by these five lives gives the reader ample opportunity to reflect on the nature of a clergyman’s role in society, highlighting how much the role of a priest changes from generation to generation and how much a core brief remains unchanged from one century to the next.
A Howl of Anguish traces the trials and tribulations of three families who live in a small west country market town. Central to the plot is Marjorie who meets a young man called Malcolm, with a very unhappy background. Their relationship is threatened by a jealous rival, Harry, the local trouble maker resulting in an accident and Marjorie in a coma. There are many characters interwoven into this story whose lives become inextricably drawn together through friendship and tragedy, culminating in an uplifting ending.
Packed with fascinating and enthralling historical information, this book shows how the village of Bisley in Surrey has been endowed with a remarkably long and eventful history, all the more surprising for it remains one of the smallest civil parishes in the county. Each chapter covers a specific aspect of the village in a way that the reader will find so much more absorbing than a chronological series of events.
“From being a boy, I just wanted to be outside on the land. How many people get to live their dream and also to marry someone who has the same dream? I look back and say thank you”.
When a devout Jehovah’s Witness girl becomes involved with the very people the Watchtower Society warned her about, she finds herself emotionally possessed by a psychopath who not only becomes her husband but her pimp. Narrowly escaping death from a knife wielding rapist while working the streets she blames herself for her predicament and everything that’s going wrong in her life. Her mother blames her husband. Would the Jehovah’s Witness organization also blame Satan the Devil? Surely she must have had a corrupt mind and heart in the first place? Why can’t she ‘get a grip’?
A Long Way from Galilee, examines a number of the ways in which the Catholic Church has evolved during the course of its nearly 2,000 year history.
Taking the form of an open-ended letter addressed to Pope Francis, it poses the question of whether the Church may have unduly strayed from its original mandate and the underlying message and example of Jesus upon which it was based.
A Lucky Break is a fascinating memoir of the author’s war experience, detailing his army training, front line service, and non-combatant duties during the Second World War and the Italian campaign. However, it was a pre-war incident that defined the author’s military life.