Botanical Painting Exhibition at Sarum College

painting of beech leaf

webThe Sarum College dining room has been transformed with 40 watercolours by Sally Pond. The botanical paintings exhibition runs until Sunday 2 March 2014.

Botanical painting is an exacting discipline which combines scientific observation with aesthetic appeal. It has its roots in the ancient herbals of the Middle Ages and gained huge popularity with the rise of interest in floriculture in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries it reached its zenith with the work of Linnaeus, Ehret, the Bauer bothers, Banks and Redoute. After a period of waning popularity it has once again become a vibrant and contemporary art form. The work of Shirley Sherwood and her gallery at Kew and the efforts of artists and teachers around the world has produced an international following of collectors and students giving botanical painting a secure place in the 21st century.

painting of Ginko leaf, a watercolour by botanical artist Sally Pond
Ginko Leaf

In 2012, a year after earning a Distinction in the Botanical Painting course at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, Sally won a silver-gilt medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Botanical Painting Exhibition in Victoria. She also won the Society of Botanical Artists in Westminster, where she received a Certificate of Botanical Merit. Sally will be exhibiting work at the same events in April and May of this year as well as with the group Amicus Botanicus at the Shepherds Market Gallery in Mayfair.

She moved to Salisbury in 2011 and is now an established botanical painter and teacher. Sally participated in the 2012 Salisbury Art Trail and has exhibited locally at the Fisherton Mill Gallery and Studio 53.

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She runs day workshops in botanical painting in Salisbury and Beaconsfield. The exhibition is free and open daily Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm until Sunday 3 March. All the artwork in this exhibition is available for purchase. For more information about Sally Pond, visit her website at www.sallypond.co.uk.


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New Books in the Library

Please contact the Library if you would like to borrow any of these books

New Books Added to Sarum College Library – Winter 2013/4
Research      
001.42 REA REASON, Peter The SAGE handbook of   action research : participative inquiry and practice SAGE 2013
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Ethics        
172 KIM KIM, Sebastian C. H. Theology in the public   sphere SCM Press 2011
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176 CHU HOUSE OF BISHOPS OF   THE GENERAL SYNOD Working Group on human   sexuality [Report of the House of Bishops] [Pilling Report] Church House   Publishing 2013
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The Bible      
220.6 LAM LAMB, William Scripture: a guide for   the perplexed Bloomsbury 2013
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225.8 GUB GUBAR, Susan Judas : a biography W. W. Norton 2009
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226.06 DUN DUNN, James D. G. The oral Gospel   tradition William B Eerdmans 2013
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226.5 LEE LEE, D. A. Hallowed in truth and   love : spirituality in the Johannine literature Mosaic 2012
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227 WRI WRIGHT, N Tom Paul and the   faithfulness of God: parts I to IV SPCK 2013
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Theology      
230.0905 BAR BARTH, Karl On religion: the   revelation of God as the sublimation of religion Ashgate 2013
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230.09053 HAR HART, Trevor A. Between the image and   the word : theological engagements with imagination, language and literature Ashgate 2013
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231 COA COAKLEY, Sarah God, sexuality and the   self : an essay ‘on the Trinity’ Cambridge University   Press 2103
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231.5 ELL ELLIOTT, M. W. The heart of biblical   theology : providence experienced Ashgate 2012
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The Sacraments      
234.16 DAV DAVISON, Andrew Why sacraments? SPCK 2013
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234.16 KEE KEECH, Dominic Gaudentius of Brescia   on Baptism and the Eucharist Joint Liturgical   Studies 2013
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Spirituality      
242 NEL NELSTROP, Louise Exploring lost   dimensions in Christian mysticism Ashgate 2013
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242 NEL NELSTROP, Louise Christian mysticism   and incarnational theology: between transcendence and immanence Ashgate 2013
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242.09 STE STEVENSON, Leslie Open to new light :   Quaker spirituality in historical and philosophical context Imprint Academic 2012
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Meditations & Prayer      
242.33 GOO GOODER, Paula The meaning is in the   waiting: the spirit of Advent Canterbury Press 2008
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242.33 MOR MORLEY, Janet Haphazard by   starlight: a poem a day from Advent to Epiphany SPCK 2013
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242.34 MOR MORLEY, Janet The heart’s time: a   poem a day for Lent and Easter SPCK 2011
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242.9 MAY MAYNE, Michael Prayer Darton, Longman &   Todd 2013
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The Arts      
246 HAR BEGBIE, Jeremy Art, imagination and   Christian hope : patterns of promise Ashgate 2012
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246.4 HAR HARRIES, Richard The image of Christ in   modern art Ashgate 2013
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246.7 PAR PARTRIDGE, Christopher   Hugh The lyre of Orpheus :   popular music, the sacred, and the profane Oxford University   Press 2014
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Personal Faith      
248.4 MAC MCINTYRE, Eva A quiet mind: uniting   body, mind and emotions in Christian spirituality O Books 2011
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248.48 MOS MOSSE, Barbara Welcoming the way of   the cross Bible Reading   Fellowship 2013
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Sermons      
252.9 MAY MAYNE, Michael God’s consoling love:   sermons and addresses Darton, Longman &   Todd 2013
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Practical Ministry      
253.7 LIN LINGS, George Messy Church theology:   exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church Bible Reading   Fellowship 2013
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Christian Leadership    
254 FRY FRYLING, Robert The leadership ellipse   : shaping how we lead by who we are IVP Books 2010
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254 MAL MALE, David Pioneering leadership:   disturbing the status quo? Grove books 2013
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254 RUN RUNCORN, David Fear and trust :   God-centred leadership SPCK 2011
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Liturgy and Worship      
264 DAY DAY, Juliette The study of liturgy   and worship: an Alcuin guide SPCK 2013
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264.01 WYB WYBREW, Hugh The Orthodox liturgy :   the development of the Eucharistic liturgy in the Byzantine rite SPCK 2013
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264.03 EAR EARY, Mark Beyond Common Worship:   Anglican identity and liturgical diversity SCM 2013
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264.035 GOO GOODER, Paula Echoing the Word: the   Bible in the Eucharist SPCK 2013
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264.035 RAN RANDALL, Colin Using Common Worship   Order Two – contemporary: looking at a different shape for Communion Grove books 2013
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264.DUC DUCK, Ruth C Worship for the whole   people of God: vital worship for the 21st century Westminster/John Knox   Press 2013
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World Religions      
291 MAC MCLAREN, Brian D Why did Jesus, Moses,   the Buddha and Mohammed cross the road? Christian identity in a multi-faith   world Hodder & Stoughton 2012
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Social Sciences      
301.15 BRI BRIDGE, Brian Waiting on God:   seeking God’s calling together in small groups Grove books 2013
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301.54 KUH KUHURT, Jon Homelessness: grace,   truth and transformation Grove books 2013
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Leadership      
658.4 WES WESTERN, Simon Leadership : a   critical text Sage 2013
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Music Resources      
MUS (RIZ) R12 RIZZA, Margaret Officium divinum: a   musical journey through the morning, midday, evening and night prayers from   the Daily Office Royal School of Church   Music RSCM 2013
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MA Dissertations      
REF SELBY, Georgina Mary   Anastasia Which way God Sarum College 2013
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REF GOODLAD, Alison Fiona The context and   reception of the Bobbie Cox tapestry “pieces of light”, St   Stephen’s, Exeter Sarum College 2013
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REF SAFFERY, Marguerite   Mareth The work of the   Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa as a contemporary icon of the re-imagined   Church Sarum College 2013
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REF GIRLING, Stephen Paul Icons for a modern   world: common people in the art of Vincent Van Gogh Sarum College 2013
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REF MORLEY, Alison Ruth Tolstoy and   nonresistance to evil Sarum College 2013
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REF MACKENZIE, June Angela Is there a future for   the Anglican Parish Church? Sarum College 2013
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REF HENNESSY, Deborah Anne A Q-methodology study   of perceptions of spirituality in members of the Anglican Church of Southern   Africa (Western Cape) post-apartheid Sarum College 2013
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REF DRAPER, John William Listening to God –   fuel for Ministry? To examine the influence of prayer and meditation,   including the use of Lectio Divina upon the Christian ministry of a parish   priest Sarum College 2013
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REF MORTON, Christine   Alison Hymns for little   children: Mrs Alexander’s contribution to the development of the children’s   hymn Sarum College 2013
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REF BANDT PHILLIPS, Helen   Joy Exploring Carl Jung’s   concept of the continuing incarnation of God as an expression of Christian   spirituality today Sarum College 2013
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REF PARRY, Peter John The music of the   Eucharistic Liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church, post Vatican II and before   Advent 2011: To study the manner in which the music used is restricted and/or   enabled within the RC Church drawing on its praxis in the UK and USA in   particular Sarum College 2013
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REF LUCKETT, Virginia   Louise How and when can a   priest be a priest in the workplace? Southern Theological   Education and Training Scheme 2013
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REF THORN, Peter A study and analysis   of the film “American Beauty” as it informs the notion of religious   transcendence and impacts the human imagination Sarum College 2013
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REF BISSETT, Will What do they think of   Christianity? Exploring perceptions amongst people in Britain who do not   attend church regularly or have no affiliation with the Christian faith Southern Theological   Education and Training Scheme 2013
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REF GILLARD, David J Embodying a   contemporary narrative of transcendent authority in a post-Christendom   Church: from dance-floor to Koinonia Sarum College 2013
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REF MANGAR, Stephen A Spirituality and   medicine: compartmentalising humanity and God – is a spiritual consultation   in medical practice needed or possible? Southern Theological   Education and Training Scheme 2013
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REF TURNER, Heather   Winifred “Outward signs of   inward and spiritual grace”: A researched response to the Church of   England’s “Opening the Doors” report Sarum College 2013
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REF DATTA, Adrian What is the place of   brokenness in Christian formation? A response based upon the writings of   Henri Nouwen Southern Theological   Education and Training Scheme 2013
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REF EVAN JONES, Paul What are the factors   influencing and shaping Christian funeral practice at services held   exclusively at the Crematorium? Sarum College 2013
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REF SMITH, Allan The rise and fall of   the Pax-Brede: an examination of the changing nature and symbolism of the   exchange of the sign of peace in Christian liturgy during the late medieval   period Sarum College 2013
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REF YATES, Benedict   Christopher The origin,   development and significance of the chasuble in Western Christian Southern Theological   Education and Training Scheme 2013
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REF MCINTYRE, Robert Mark How is John Henry   Newman’s understanding of the development of Christian doctrine to be found   in the documents of the Second Vatican Council? Sarum College 2013
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REF SNOWDEN, Elizabeth Resurrection: paradox   and ambiguity. An exploration through biblical narrative, art and poetry Sarum College 2013
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REF MACDONALD, Lisa Children’s influence   on adult spirituality: parents’ perceptions Sarum College 2013
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Reference      
REF 246.4 MUR DEVONSHIRE JONES, Tom The Oxford dictionary   of Christian art and architecture Oxford University   Press 2013
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Book Launch with Barbara Mosse

Barbara-Mosse-coverBarbara Mosse will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 25th February at 5:30pm to launch her new book ‘Welcoming the Way of the Cross’.

In today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture, people crave space for rest and renewal, for restoration of both body and soul. ‘Welcoming the Way of the Cross’ explores how creating this space can be a part of Lenten discipline and understood as ‘hospitality’ in its broadest sense – making space to be open to God, to our selves, and to each other.

Selecting daily readings from across the Bible, Barbara Mosse shows both the blessings and the inevitable challenges that emerge as we embark on this kind of journey.

Barbara Mosse is an Anglican Priest who lectures at Sarum College. She has led retreats, prayer workshops and has written for BRF’s ‘New Daylight’ notes. She specialises in Celtic and medieval spirituality.

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899

Book Launch with Tim Heaton

the-long-road-to-heavenTim Heaton will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 4th February at 3:15pm to launch his new ‘The Long Road to Heaven : A Lent Course Based on the Film ‘The Way’.

The second Lent resource from the author of ‘The Naturalist and the Christ’ explores the Christian understanding on ‘salvation’ in a five-part study course based on the film ‘The Way’. The 2011 film stars Martin Sheen as a bereaved father who travels to France to collect the body of his son, killed during a storm whilst walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James’. The film follows his decision to complete the pilgrimage himself and the other pilgrims he meets on the way. This course examines the Biblical accounts and images of salvation – past, present and future – and addresses questions such as, What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who can be saved? What do we have to do to be saved? How are we saved?

The Reverend Tim Heaton is in parish ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and a Priest in 2010. That same year, he was awarded a BA (Honours) Degree in Theology for Christian Ministry and Mission. He spent five years in the army before pursuing a career in the City of London. After twenty years he left the City in 2003 to answer his call to ordination.

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899


“Salvation is all about journeying or, as it is often named, pilgrimage. Using the brilliant film “The Way”, Tim Heaton helps us understand that finding heaven is as much about the journey as it is about the arriving. Through careful interweaving of Jesus’ journey to the cross with the journeys of the characters in the film, the course reminds us that we are all somewhere on a journey and on that journey we have the possibility, through the grace of God, of finding salvation. This is an outstanding and exciting course that I strongly recommend. It is extremely well constructed, imaginatively presented and well written, and goes right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian disciple.”

The Venerable Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne

Book Launch with Ben Pink Dandelion

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Ben Pink Dandelion was in Sarum College Bookshop to launch his new book ‘Making Our Connections: A Spirituality of Travel’ on Wednesday the 22nd January.

A crowd of around 30 guests were treated to a unique insight into how we can all be more mindful when we travel. Ben, a keen traveller himself, discussed how the huge growth in travel has resulted in a much more uncomfortable travelling experience. Whether it be the weekday commute, holidays or even a pilgrimage, we can all take something meaningful from our journeys.

To order a copy of ‘Making Our Connections’ at the special offer price of £14.99 (RRP.£19.99) for a limited time only,  either contact the bookshop on 01722 326899, or email us at bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or shop online at www.sarumcollegebookshop.co.uk.

 

 

 

“Making Connections is a profound book. Whether you are a tourist or a pilgrim, you are on a voyage or on a quest this book will help to find meaning in your journey. The book covers comprehensively history philosophy, spirituality and psychology of travel on foot, on bicycle, by plane, by car or by train. One way or the other we are all travellers and therefore we all need to read this book.”

Satish Kumar

Don’t Look Back: We’re Not Going That Way

The comic actor Marcia Wallace died in September last year. She was best known as the voice of Bart Simpson’s teacher Mrs Edna Krabappel.

I love the title of her autobiography, which I’ve borrowed for this STETS blog post, because it reminds us that the past does not dermine the future. Don’t look back–we’re not going that way.

That viewpoint resonates with me as I read The Lord of the Rings over the Christmas period. When the journey gets tough, and even beyond endurance, Frodo, Sam and the other companions do not look back, or turn back. They treasure the past and reflect on it, and the hobbits in particular are comforted by memories of home, but they press on.

Justo Gonzalez’ deeply practical commentary on Acts (Orbis 2001) writes of Paul’s turn to Europe in Acts 16 that “[difficulties] are sometimes the work of God, who like a shepherd leads where we should go.” He also offers this wonderful quote from William Carey, missionary to India: “There are difficulties everywhere, and even more ahead; therefore, we have no alternative but to continue.” (Gonzalez, 2001: 187)

We dare not sentimentalise Carey’s story, nor Marcia Wallace’s. But it’s helpful to be reminded that difficulties don’t mean we should stop doing what is properly good, and needs to be done.

Book Launch with Daniel Muñoz

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On Friday evening a group of 30 were enthralled by Daniel Muñoz’s insightful views on St John of the Cross. Daniel mused over why he felt the need to write about such a well examined subject. His answer being, that he always felt there was something fresh and new to be explored as St John of the Cross was such a spiritual giant. Daniel also became increasingly frustrated with incorrect translations and felt the need for a Spanish person to do a true translation. Daniel ended with his hopeful outcomes for the reader. The first being that the book would help with spiritual formation, either as an individual or in a study group. The second being that the reader would feel closer to God.

To order a copy of ‘Transformed by the Beloved’ at £6.99,  either contact the bookshop on 01722 326899, or email us at bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or shop online at www.sarumcollegebookshop.co.uk.

Bookshop Bestsellers December 2013

Paul Hoggart’s novel ‘A Man Against A Background of Flames’ tops December’s bestsellers. The journalists first novel is set partly in Salisbury and the surrounding villages and was launched at Sarum College in December. Lent is also approaching us, with Tim Heaton’s ‘A Long Road To Heaven’ selling well. It is a Lent course book based on the 2011 film ‘The Way’.

1. A Man Against A Background of Flames by Paul Hoggart, Pighog Publishing £9.99

2. Prayer by Michael Mayne, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. £6.99

3. Haphazard by Starlight by Janet Morley, SPCK £9.99

4. Mission Shaped Church by Graham Cray, Church House Publishing £12.99

5. Pilgrim: Turning to Christ: Follow (1) by Stephen Cottrell et al, Church House Publishing £5.99

6. God’s Consoling Love by Michael Mayne, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. £7.99

7. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie, Bloomsbury Publishing £7.99

8. The Art of Worship by The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtham, National Gallery Company £12.99

9. The Long Road to Heaven : A Lent Course by Tim Heaton, John Hunt Publishing £7.99

10. Pope Francis: Untying the Knots by Paul Vallely, Bloomsbury Publishing £12.99

Book of the Month: January 2014

the-long-road-to-heavenThe Long Road to Heaven by Tim Heaton

Following the success of his first Lent study The Naturalist and The Christ Tim Heaton has recently published a second, The Long Road to Heaven.  As with his first Lent course, Tim uses a film as the basis for the study material. As a medium film has a particular capacity to engage us and draw us into the lives of the characters and the issues they face. The film that Tim Heaton has chosen, The Way, certainly does just that. Directed and written by Emilio Estevez  and starring his father Martin Sheen in the main role, The Way illustrates how journeys can be more than just the movement from one place to another. The film shows how journeys have the capacity to take people from their pain to a place of healing and from loss and regret to a state of acceptance and fulfilment. As Martin Sheen says, it’s as much about an “interior journey as it is an exterior one”. It’s essentially a film about finding salvation, which is exactly the theme of Tim Heaton’s study course.

The central character of The Way is an American ophthalmologist, Thomas Avery, who travels to France following the tragic death of his son Daniel, who had died in a Pyrenean mountain storm whilst walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. Rather than bringing his son’s body back to The States, which was his original intention, Thomas decides to walk the route himself. The film traces how his journey to Santiago, and the people he meets on the way, eventually enables him to be released from his grief and not only find solace but new depths of understanding, meaning and purpose. Although at first reluctant, he finds himself walking with three other pilgrims, each with their own issues and reasons for undertaking the pilgrimage. Gradually each also finds release from the burdens that they carry, and like Thomas, find salvation. As with all journey movies we discover more than just the route to Santiago and are reminded that the journey is in itself every bit as important as the arriving.

Tim Heaton’s excellent course, providing a rich mix of clips from the film, Bible study, reflection and prayer, gives us the opportunity of also going on a journey. In this Lenten journey Tim  invites us to address five key questions: What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who can be saved? What do we have to do to be saved? And, How are we saved? These questions are careful teased out through the interweaving of Jesus’ journey to the Cross with the journeys of the characters in the film. In our engagement with this, the author reminds us that we are all somewhere on a journey and that through the grace of God, we therefore all have the possibility of finding salvation.

The Long Road to Heaven is an extremely well- structured and imaginatively presented course, and goes right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian disciple.

Reviewed by The Venerable Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne

Special Price £6.99 from the shop (posted out free) or £5.99 from Sarum College Bookshop’s new online shop between Jan 1st and Jan 31st 2014.