Do you know someone who has been on the fringes of church life for a long time yet has never really encountered the living God? Or someone who has grown up with a formal kind of Christian observance but would not be able to talk about a personal relationship with Jesus? If so, this book from the Bishop of Oxford might be a great help for them.
Short chapters on prayer, church and calling offer readers practical ways to reconnect with God. My favourite line in the book offers a taste of his ability to provoke with style: ‘If God cannot be in the damp and drizzle of ordinary life, there is not much value in a guest appearance on Sundays.’
One minor niggle is that there are numerous illustrations about marriage, which may frustrate some readers. I would also love to see the recommended resources updated now that this book is in its second edition, 14 years after the original came out.