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Newslink promotes book resource for lent

Newslink promotes book resource for lent

author encourages church congregation to "wait on the Lord" this lent

Thrapston in Northamptonshire was the first parish that Andrew Daunton-Dear was in charge of.  St. Peter’s Henleaze in Bristol is the church where he and his wife worship now (currently on Zoom!)  With welcomed approval, the vicar Rev. Canon Mark Pilgrim gave the go ahead for Andrew to publicise his recent book Treasures From a Deep Mine in both the January and February issues of their monthly sheet, ‘NewsLink’.

Andrew first introduces the journey of how the book came about, having discovered, with his sister Mary in 2018, over 100 handwritten talks written by his late mother Alison Daunton-Fear. Amazingly some dated from the war time and ever earlier. Andrew shares further on the life of his parents during the war and Alison’s involvement in leading women’s groups, particularly the Mothers’ Union.

After this engaging introduction, the book is recommended as being a helpful resource for lent, with it’s 40 (carefully selected) talks. Andrew gives Scripture Union’s five simple points to help people to take daily moments to read, reflect and pray.

In both conclusion and further reflection, Andrew shares an excerpt from the book, titled ‘On Eagle’s Wings’. Here, Alison talks on the encouraging bible passage Isaiah 40:31 and how we can find rest and strength through prayer.

 

 

A Suprising Discovery…!

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.

Other Media Stories

BBC Radio Somerset discusses ‘Treasures From a Deep Mine’

BBC Radio Somerset discusses ‘Treasures From a Deep Mine’

Andrew Daunton-Fear was interviewed on Radio Somerset, on February 21, by presenter Charlie Taylor. Charlie first set the scene about the book being a collection of talks written by Andrew's late mother, Alison Daunton-Fear, and how Andrew and his sister came about...

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