The author is a retired Circuit Judge. He was born in 1932, was confirmed in 1950 and has been a communicant member of the Church of England since then. He began, as a layman, officiating at services in his Parish Church, St Michael's Betchworth in rural Surrey, in 1982 and has done so, and preached there and elsewhere, since that year. As a lawyer, he is used to asking questions, both of himself and of others - and, in his sermons, he often asks the difficult ones and tries to find answers for them. His listeners' most frequent comment after the service has been that he has truly given them something to think about, though he has often been warmly thanked and asked for copies of what he has said. Some of those, who have heard him regularly, have recently asked him to publish some of his sermons, so that they can read them again - and this book, which is written for them and for his grandchildren, is the result of that request. It was only when he had assembled the material for the book and read through it, that he realised that, in speaking as he had, he had truly set out what he believes to be the Christian Faith as it has been revealed to him.
This is why the book is called A Layman's Faith. It is his hope that those, who read the material in this book, will be encouraged and strengthened in their faith and the better enabled to answer, in their own hearts, the difficult questions about conduct and belief which our present times ask of us all.
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm