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Bringing in the Sheaves [EPUB] ✺ Bringing in the Sheaves By Richard Coles – After a life of sex and drugs and the Communards brilliantly recounted in the highly acclaimed first volume of his memoirs FATHOMLESS RICHES the Reverend Richard Coles went on to devote his life to Go After a life of sex and drugs and the Communards brilliantly recounted in the highly acclaimed first volume of his memoirs FATHOMLESS RICHES the Reverend Richard Coles went on to devote his life to God and Christianity He is also a much loved broadcaster presenting SATURDAY LIVE on Radio and giving us regular reason to PAUSE FOR THOUGHT on Radio Bringing in eBook ´ What is life like for the parson in Britain today For centuries the Church calendar and the Church minister gave character and personality to British life Today however as the shape of the year has become less distinct and faith no longer as privileged or persuasive that figure has become far marginalIn Bringing in the Sheaves Reverend Coles answers this uestion From his ordination during the season of Petertide through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter he gives us a uniue insight into his daily experience in the ministry with all the joy drama difficulty and humour which life and indeed death serves up in varying measuresWritten with extraordinary charm and erudition Bringing in the Sheaves features a multitude of characters and events from parish life against a backdrop of the Christian calendar.

  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Bringing in the Sheaves
  • Richard Coles
  • 06 May 2015
  • 9780297609889

About the Author: Richard Coles

The Reverend Richard Coles born March is a Church of England priest broadcaster writer and musician Richard Coles was born in Northampton England and educated at the independent Wellingborough School where he was a choirboyand at the South Warwickshire College of Further Education Department of Drama and the Liberal Arts He is known for having been the multi instrumentalist Bringing in eBook ´ who p.

10 thoughts on “Bringing in the Sheaves

  1. Caroline Caroline says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable readI love listening to the Rev Richard Coles because he's so interesting This book Bringing in the Sheaves to me reflects his wit charm fantastic knowledge and genuine interest in his parishioners The Rev Coles tells of his life as a man of God from becoming a Deacon to becoming a fully fledged Vicar He tells anecdotes of his life 'warts and all' even when it shows that he's made an unintentional faux pasI have learned a lot from reading Bringing in the Sheaves Richard Coles explains things in a way that I can understand but without making me feel stupid for not having previously known what he's talking aboutWhen Richard Coles tells of how he and his partner David received their first dachshund Daisy with David meeting the millionaire who is giving them the present in the Randolph Hotel in Oxford I was sitting in the Morse Bar at that very hotel waiting for the taxi to take my husband and me to the station to come home from our weeks' stay thereI also remembered reading about Agnes Askew in a book by CJ Sansom so I was familiar with parts of her life because of this novel I was saddened to read of his father's illness as my husband has the same condition so I know what it's like trying to cope with it not only as a patient but as a wife and unpaid carerThroughout this book there's laughter and tears and I saw how strong a Christian faith Richard Coles has which is clear through the written word and how it seems to help him cope with the problems that life throws at himThe Rev Richard Coles has served in several parishes varying from poorer communities to richer ones He compares and contrasts the different types of communities he's served with clarity and witHe's lovely and I felt as though I was making a new friend

  2. Jo Hurst Jo Hurst says:

    I loved this book This was like dipping in and out of a diary than a memoir as such But obviously confidentiality stops this from being like a straightforward memoir However once you get used to the way it is put together that is snippets that don't relate to each other this becomes wonderful Full of funny sections full of beautifully written spiritual sections and full of human honesty I laughed I cried and I saw the power of God Simply brilliant

  3. Kathryn Price Kathryn Price says:

    my saturday morning with proper coffee read lovely tales of life as a priest and I nodded my head a lot at the types of folk and stories told funny moving hopeful

  4. Clive Gerrard Clive Gerrard says:

    If you pardon the pun something of a curate's egg of a book I'm afraid When its good its fascinating and highly readable However there are times when its hard going and the anecdotes seemingly irrelevant inserted for no apparent reasonThe book moves through the parts of the ecclesiastical year and as a result some are interesting than others I found the section on funerals uite entertaining and informative as was his trip to the Holy land But as the anecdotes aren't chronologically ordered the whole effect is uite 'Bitty' in my opinionNever the less its still a valuable read

  5. Mick Meyers Mick Meyers says:

    I do like these type of bookslife of vetspoliceman and vicars getsif you are after a cosy read then this falls just short of the targetinteresting anecdotes some relevant than othersi get the impression even though he is good at his jobRichard comes across as a bit of a prickly personna and dosent suffers fools gladly I am still interested in his other book which I have on my to read list

  6. Helen Helen says:

    This is entertaining full of compassion often funny but a little bit disjointed It roughly follows the structure of the church year but doesn't start in the usual place but some of the stories seem a bit irrelevant to the part they are in One thing in particular I learned from this book the plague of values statements which has spread to organisations up and down the land seems to have been a thing at the BBC for years Why am I not surprised?

  7. Ruth Dipple Ruth Dipple says:

    The Rev Richard is a very interesting observant and forthright person who brings all these ualities to this book musing over incidents in his life and ministry interspersed with reflections on the Gospel and Christianity He is very aware that Christianity is regarded as counter cultural at best irrelevant at worst but boldly sticks to his deepest instinct of faith sometimes expressed provocatively I enjoyed the book immensely

  8. Angela Incigneri Angela Incigneri says:

    I only gave it 4 stars as not everyone is comfortable with religion This book is a collection of short stories and anecdotes strung together under religious themes I think that reading it slowly and contemplatatively would enrich it even If you are English and an Anglican i feel you would enjoy this book

  9. Robert Robert says:

    Really enjoyable memoir covering a Church Year Will appeal to those across the range of faith or none It's an incredibly spiritual book surrounded by fascinating gossip Great insights into Christianity today and modern British society

  10. Lady Lavin Lady Lavin says:

    dull as dish water The stories was way too short so many times I'm saying what's the point in that one or you are reading a story and then you go on to the next paragraph and your like is the the old story or the new one

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