'The Bible,' says Pope Francis, 'is not a collection of books for the benefit of a privileged few. It belongs to those called to hear its message and to recognise themselves in its words.'
Launching on 27th February, the new How the Bible Can Help Us Understand series, inspired by the Revised New Jerusalem Bible, is designed to help us explore these words together, today.
Is death something to be feared? What is the point of a funeral? How should we prepare for one? Can it ever be right to allow, or even to help, someone to die? Approaching the End of Life by Virginia Moffatt - the first book of the series - explores the inevitability of death, preparing for death, the act of dying, controlling the end of life and life after death.
In Forgiveness, Frank Cottrell-Boyce asks why should we forgive? What if the subject of our forgiveness is underserving? What difference will being able to forgive make to our lives?
Accessible for both individuals and groups, the issues are discussed from personal experience, allowing the reader to connect directly with the authors and the text. Approaching the End of Life and Forgiveness will both prompt intelligent thought, reflection and guidance on the issues that really matter.
The author, Virginia Moffatt, is also the series editor. She is a writer, editor and the Director of Operations for People and Planet. Previously she was the Chief Operating Officer of the Christian think tank Ekklesia.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a screenwriter and novelist perhaps best known as the writer of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, his sequel novels to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, his collaborations with the film director Danny Boyle and scripts and screenplays for many films and television programmes, including Goodbye Christopher Robin, Millions, Framed, The Railway Man and Doctor Who.
Two further books, Welcoming the Stranger by Denise Cottrell-Boyce and Illness, Caring and Disability by Bernadette Meaden will be published at the end of May.
For more information see: www.dltbooks.com/
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