What Clergy Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing Paperback – 17 Apr 2014
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
'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.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
There is some lovely humour in it, and irony about church patriarchy which she says gives 'the impression that lay and clergy are two different species'. But she doesn't admit that that's an easy mistake to make given the way that so many of them behave.
She uses non-patriarchal language, but given that the main thesis of her book is to remind vicars that they are mothers, a lot of men might think it doesn't refer to them, and quite frankly I wish she'd eschew the old political feminine and use the 'he' pronoun for the clergy.
Given the title, I was really hoping for a more lay friendly book.