C of E: The State It's In C of E: The State It's In

Monica Furlong
ISBN 9780281058457 (0281058458)
SPCK, 2006

Category: Church Leadership & Resources

These comments refer to the original Hodder & Stoughton, September 2000 edition
ISBN 9780340746356 (0340746351), £8.99

A thought-provoking and very readable book, this provides a brief account of the history of the dear old Church of England (145 pages) followed by a longer section (238 pages) analysing its current state according to Monica Furlong.

You may or may not agree with her analysis and strong opinions, but she will certainly make you think about our church and where we might be heading in the twenty-first century.

Although this is quite a long book, individual chapters are relatively short and can be read one at a time. Well worth reading and reflecting on!

Sue Groom, June 2001

The Revd Sue Groom is the Director of Deanery Licensed Ministry for the Kensington Episcopal Area of London. Before this she was Vicar of St Matthew's, Yiewsley and also served as the Reader Training Officer for the Willesden Episcopal Area. She is the author of Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew (Paternoster Press, 2003).

Review Previously Published by St Lawrence Church, Eastcote. Reused here by kind permission.


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