We're thrilled to be launching a new book by Rosy Fairhurst, who was once a minister at St Mary's. Our launch party is on Wednesday 21 November, in the Crypt, at 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Here's the foreword by Ann Morisy:
Sin is a topic usually shied away from by Christians. Rosy Fairhurst, former Director of Mission and Ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, tackles this head on and puts forth a new way of understanding sin: as a tool for mission and pastoral care.
With reference to well-known stories in art and film, as well as strengthening her arguments with biblical and theological evidence, Uncovering Sin argues that our darker traits must be coaxed into the light in order to manage them and work towards healing and renewal.
'Sin is an indisputable democratic fact of life. It affects us all, no one escapes. Rosie Fairhurst helps us to face up to this reality and to does this with vitality and imagination. The creative combination of Bible story, human story and learning all combine to invite readers to reflect on their own perceptions and experiences - of sin. Until we understand the nature of sin, including our own sin, we cannot understand the nature of salvation. Rosie thus provides a tool for mission and pastoral care, and more than this, shows how these two callings of the church cannot be separated if we are to represent the compassion and challenge which come together in Jesus.'
Rosy Fairhurst trained at Wycliffe Hall, was a curate in Hackney and Islington, then Director of Mission and Ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and now works for the Grubb Institute, London.
978 0 281 06879 1
For author information, to arrange interviews or features, or to request a review copy, please contact Publicity@spck.org.uk.