Michele Guinness was brought up in a practising Jewish family and worked for many years as a presenter, researcher and writer for national TV and radio. She is the author of 14 books, most recently The Contemporary Woman (Hodder & Stoughton). Married to a retired vicar, the couple have a grown up son and daughter, and six grandchildren.
Last year, the Church of England was heavily criticised for ‘appropriating’ elements of the Jewish Seder Passover celebration into a Maundy Thursday prayer booklet. But Michelle Guinness, herself a Messianic Jew, says she’s never met a Jew who’s offended by Christians celebrating Passover, and there’s much value in understanding the roots of Jesus’ sacrifice