20/01/2004

Holy Orders

A light novel by Thom Braun in a fictional biographical style similar to Gervase Phinn or James Herriot.

Michael Dunn is a newly-ordained clergyman in the Anglican church. He works part-time in a team ministry, and is also director of a large advertising company. He is not a typical new minister, preferring loud clerical shirts to plain ones, for instance; he also finds himself in embarrassing situations, saying or doing the wrong thing.

Gradually he learns to combine his two careers, developing a pastoral side to his secular work, and a flair for pictures in the church. His wife Cheryl and five-year-old daughter Amy help to keep him sane. Enjoyable. For a longer review, see 'An Anglican in an Advertising Agency'.

Recommended, particularly for anyone who knows anything about the Church of England.

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