Archbishop: compulsory reading for every ambitious female vicar

There sound some interesting themes in the book that this post reviews.

Is Narnia All There Is?

What happens when the stained glass ceiling is shattered? Well, now I have an idea. I’ve just read Archbishop by Michele Guinness. And what happens is a frighteningly plausible prediction of the UK, a decade or so from now.  One where a terrorist atrocity gives an atheist prime minister a reason to implement draconian anti-proselytising laws – which result in prison sentences for ordinary Christians who ask their neighbours to a baptism. This may sound far-fetched, but we are already part of the way there.  But the author writes about other, more subtle and even more likely, future changes.  How would you feel about the idea of cashless benefits?  You may think – great, stops scroungers spending their money on booze and fags.  But should the government intervene in what people buy? Should they say, in effect, you can have bread, but not sugar, condoms, sanitary towels or nappies?


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About Minimalist Christian

Phil Hemsley is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. He works for a multinational company in the power industry, has presented technical papers at international conferences and holds many patents. He has published two books, the most recent is "The Big Picture, an Honest Examination of God Science and Purpose". He has lived on both sides of the faith fence. He is married, with two daughters.
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