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Local Author Features in Jigsaw Magazine

Local Author Features in Jigsaw Magazine
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Treasures From a Deep Mine Features in Community News

‘Treasures from a Deep Mine’ has been featured in the Community News section of the March 2021 edition of Jigsaw magazine. Jigsaw is the monthly distributed local magazine for Thrapston, Denford and the Islip area. The article speaks of the late Alison Daunton-Fear, a regular Mothers’ Union speaker, whose talks “reflected her extensive knowledge of the Bible and Christian faith together with her love and understanding of humanity.”

An overview of Alison’s ministry is shared, as well as highlighting the clear local connection. Alison died in 2001, but the manuscripts were discovered by her children Andrew and Mary, who decided to compile and edit the inspiring collection into the recently published book, ‘Treasures From a Deep Mine’.

The article points out that, “Andrew was ordained and served as Parish priest in Britain, including as Rector of St James’ Church, Thrapston from 1979 – 1989.”

In the days when women were not allowed to be ordained in the Church of England, Alison Daunton-Fear, a gifted mother, spent much of her life giving talks to women’s groups … but sometimes to wider groups and even on local radio.

About the Book

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.

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