'Emma Percy has written the most creative book on parish ministry that I have ever read. Taking the maternal metaphor, she writes in engaging ways about the demands of ministry. Packed full of insights on every page, touches of humour and a highly original argument, this is a vitally important book that anyone involved in ministry should read.' --Dr Ian Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria
'As the Church looks for new images and patterns to describe parish ministry, the wisdom of Emma Percy s approach in this timely book deserves to be explored, inhabited and enjoyed. The result is sure to be both surprising and liberating.' --John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford
'This is an exceptionally wise book. Emma Percy uses the metaphor of mothering to explore and name the skills needed in ministry. She introduces the key concept of a priest simply being good enough for a parish to thrive into maturity. Her wisdom is practical, warm and forgiving. Every priest and ordinand should have a well-thumbed copy.' --Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Vicar of Belmont and Pittington and author of Being a Chaplain
About the Author
Revd Dr Emma Percy is Chaplain, Welfare Dean and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.