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Chosen: An Autobiography

Chosen: An Autobiography [Kindle Edition]

Michele Guinness
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Michele Guinness was brought up to observe all the traditions and ritual of her Jewish culture. But in her teens she found something lacking. When she encountered a Christian it raised questions in her own mind, and she turned to the Bible for answers. In this lively account she tells how she came face to face with the Messiah and had to make sense of being both Jewish and Christian. In due course she would marry Peter Guinness, of the brewing family - who would become a minister in the Church of England. This highly diverting autobiography, studded with vivid anecdotes, describes her spiritual journey from one faith to another and the social and cultural pitfalls involved.

About the Author

Born in a Jewish family and married to an Anglican clergyman, Michele Guinness is a PR and communications consultant, who also works as a freelance journalist and writer. She has written several bestselling books including Child of the Covenant (over 350,000 copies sold) . Her most recent title is The Heavenly Party.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1889 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books (23 May 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MJ0DDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,004 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brought up in a practising Jewish family, Michele Guinness worked for many years as a presenter, researcher and writer for national TV and radio, regularly contributing to Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2. For two years she presented her own three-hour, daily lunchtime programme on BBC local radio in Coventry.

But a move to Lancashire proved the opportunity for a career change, and she became the communications manager for the Derian House Children's Hospice appeal. Once it was up and running, a 'chance encounter' took her into the NHS as the first press officer at the Royal Preston Hospital. She went on to become communications manager for the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Community Health Trust for six years.

And then, in 2002, was appointed Head of Communications for the Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority, supporting communications managers in 23 NHS trusts. She gave it up four years later to concentrate on writing, training and speaking.

Michele contributes to a number of magazines, including Families First, Woman Alive, (where she had a cookery column for two years), Christianity and The Church of England Newspaper.

She has also written eleven books, most from her uniquely Jewish perspective, including The Heavenly Party, published by Monarch, a guide to her much-loved celebration - at home or in the community. Chosen is a complete re-write and update of her best-selling autobiography, Child of the Covenant, first published 25 years ago. Autumn Leave - A Season in France tells the story of how she and her husband came to buy a house in France and their dream of living there one day.

She has also written a biography of the Guinness family, Genius of Guinness telling the story of her husband's famous brewing, banking and missionary ancestors. The Word of the Wives, a collection of 26 monologues, written with but mainly by her daughter, Abby, who is a professional actress, tells the stories of the great heroes of the Bible, from the perspective of the women who had to put up with them. her latest publication is her first novel, Archbishop; the story of Vicky Burnham-Woods, the UK's first female Archbishop of Canterbury.

Michele has spoken at New Wine, Greenbelt, Spring Harvest, Detling and ECG as well as for the WI, Rotary, and Inner Wheel. She has even appeared at luncheons for flower arrangers - without ever having arranged a flower.

She is married to Peter, recently retired Vicar of St Marks' Church, Gillingham, and they have a grown up son and daughter, and two gorgeous grandchildren.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Chosen: An Autobiography" Michele Guiness. 8 Dec 2012
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Both entertaining and edifying, my wife and I are Geordies and she lived in the area adjacent to the Jewish community and also was a leader of the girls' bible classes. A delightful account of Michele Guiness's journey into faith which I recommend as an ideal gift for those who are curious about both the Jewish and Christian ways of life. She deals with the realities of being a vicar's wife too and it is an honest account of the cultural shock when she became a Messianic Jew.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Chosen"-my opinion 3 Jan 2010
I have been interested in Michele Guinness ever since I read her book "Child of the Covenant" back in the nineties. This book is an updated, expanded version of her previous books "Child of the Covenant" and "A little kosher seasoning". Anyone who enjoyed those books will appreciate this book. I especially enjoyed the photos in this book since they enabled me to see what the important people in her life really look like. I think anyone who is interested in religion and especially Jewish-Christian relations will enjoy this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest autobiography 7 Oct 2010
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Excellent entertainment from a rich source of possible conflicts.Makes down-to-earth truth available to everyone irrespective of religious beliefs or of none.
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5.0 out of 5 stars in time, wonderful book 12 Dec 2013
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Wonderful to read delightfully funny and down to earth. Humerous, good reading stuff, written as if she's right beside you talking to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book. 31 July 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, often laughing out loud as I read it! I'm not a great fan of autobiographies but this is definitely an exception!!!!!
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