Methodist Recorder is ‘enthralled and inspired’ by Rob Cotton’s book
"When the ordinary becomes extraordinary."
The Rev Dr Adrian Burton, superintendent minister of the Shaw and Royton Methodist circuit, has written an excellent review of Rob Cotton’s Hope in the Main Street, published in the Methodist Recorder.
He begins by noting that,
“Rob is known for his passion to enable churches to engage with their community in order to bring a sense of hope to the world beyond the church walls.”
After summarizing the book and its endorsements, he comments,
“It is hard to read this book without being enthralled and inspired. … What Rob does for us though is to show what is possible in [ordinary churches] when the extraordinary Spirit of God gets a grip of us and fills us with a passion to proclaim the Gospel of hope. As we read Rob’s book it seems that no momentary or fleeting encounter is too small or insignificant to become a moment of Spirit-filled encounter.”
In conclusion, Rev. Burton urges us to,
“Get a copy of this book. Read it. Talk about it. Pray about it. Be inspired. And then go out and do it.”
About the Book
Rev. Rob Cotton demonstrates how our churches can engage with the community around, building relationships that enable social action, presenting the teachings of the Bible in ways that contemporary audiences can relate to and presenting Christianity as genuine good news.
Rob has led a number of churches, as well as being Senior Campaign Manager at Bible Society and on the leadership teams for national campaigns such as Hope 08, Biblefresh and The 2011 Trust (celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible). From the humorous to the heartbreaking, these stories from his years of ministry will equip you, encourage you and challenge you to bring ‘hope on the main street’.
Other Media Mentions
The successful launch took place at the Knutsford Heritage Centre with Lord Lieutenant David Briggs, Tatton MP Esther McVey and Cllr Andrew Malloy, Knutsford’s deputy mayor as key speakers.
Rev. Rob Cotton will be discussing his recently published book, Hope in the Main Street, during an interview with Ruth O'Reilly from 11.00 to 12.00. About 'Hope in the Main Street' Rev. Rob Cotton demonstrates how our churches can...
The Knutsford Guardian reported that “Rev. Cotton is known as being passionate about mobilising the church to meet needs in local communities and to bring hope into the lives of individuals.”