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BBC Radio Bristol interviews Andrew Daunton-Fear

BBC Radio Bristol interviews Andrew Daunton-Fear
Jonathan Ray from BBC Bristol Radio
BBC Radio Bristol

Bringing hope at breakfast

On Sunday the 21st February at 7.20am, Andrew-Daunton Fear was interviewed on the BBC Radio Bristol breakfast show, by presenter Jonathan Ray, whom Andrew and his wife would often hear on the radio while eating their own Sunday morning breakfast.

Andrew was interviewed about his newly published book Treasures From a Deep Mine, a compilation of talks and sermons by his late mother Alison Daunton-Fear. Jonathan gave a helpful introduction to set the scene, about who Andrew’s mother was and also that his father was Rector of Street during the war.

Andrew shared how he had researched the wartime situation in Street, at the County Archives in Taunton and had included information in the introduction of the book, but went on to recount a few details to Jonathan.

When asked what topics were that the book dealt with, Andrew replied, “Coping with the war, Christ’s resurrection, and a wide range of other topics such as teaching children to pray.” He also gave assurance that the talks would bring hope, which seemed particularly important at this time.

The book’s Foreword is written by Bishop Michael Turnbull who, Andrew explained, was his bishop when Andrew had a parish in Rochester diocese.

Coping with the war, Christ’s resurrection, and a wide range of other topics such as teaching children to pray.

Andrew Daunton-Fear

About the Book

READINGS FOR LENT AND DAILY LIFE

This book is a collection of 40 talks by Alison Daunton-Fear, a gifted preacher whose ministry spanned a large part of the twentieth century, including during the years of the Second World War. As the Church of England did not allow women to be ordained at that time, she mainly preached to women’s groups, especially the Mothers’ Union, but her powerful sermons speak to us all today. Her work complemented that of her ordained husband Richard, who eventually became an Archdeacon in Australia.

Alison’s talks reflect her radiant Christian faith and beauty of spirit, her extensive knowledge of the Bible, and her deep love and understanding of the needs of humanity. They are concise but packed with spiritual truth with practical application that both challenges and encourages.

Presented as daily readings, each with a scripture to meditate on, this book can be used as a daily devotional (for example, during the 40 days of lent), as a resource for small group studies or as a treasury of teaching material for church leaders.

Treasures from a Deep Mine

Available formats:
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ebook (ePub edition)
ebook (Kindle edition)
ebook PDF

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