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Sparrow Story: The Gospel for Today Paperback – 17 Feb 2006

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing (17 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281057907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281057900
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'Fresh and powerful. Brilliant in lots of ways - though many people will find things to argue about: including me! I enjoyed it enormously.' JANET MORLEY, author of All Desires Known 'Stimulating and exciting reading. Very powerful. The present tense is spot on: gives it real impact. Great for sixth-form colleges and ministerial training courses. NIGEL GREENWOOD, Vice-chair Ripon and Leeds Diocesan Board of Education 'Profound. It is brilliant - on all sorts of different levels. The sparrow idea really works. Had an amazing response from the service users when I read some of it in a Communion service. They talked about it for an hour!' EVE ROSE, Mental Health Chaplain 'I love the style: clear and easy to understand. Makes me think about the stories I know so well in a new way. In terms of use in school, I think it could compliment the work we do on the life of Jesus. GEMMA MATTHEWS, Head of RE in Comprehensive School 'I thought it was wonderful. Very moving. But don't limit it to the religious market. Have you thought about radio? It would be really good read out loud.' AMANDA ACKROYD, Novelist/atheist"


What if Jesus lived today - in our violent world? In a region where there is military occupation, injustice and oppression? Where greed condemns people to live in virtual slavery and innocent lives are destroyed for the sake of power and ambition? "Sparrow Story" is a fast-moving and challenging presentation of the greatest story of all time - for people in our own age. And, our storyteller's unique perspective is strangely appropriate...'I have to admit that in the great hierarchy of birds, we sparrows are not well placed. Even the Boss admits it. 'Sparrows? Two a penny,' he says. For a moment, I am quite shocked. But, in the crazy upside-down way the Boss talks, you never know who is at the bottom and who is at the top. Most of his friends are sparrows - the human variety, I mean. The poor, the ignored, the overlooked. Yet, there are times when these sparrow people seem more important than anyone else to him. People who get pushed to the margins are somehow at the centre in his way of thinking. And, one day, something happens that proves it.'

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