Looking for Signs of God in the Everyday
Nick Baines is Bishop of Croydon and here we have his collected wisdom as 42 "Thoughts for the Day" originally broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Short and sharp, often wry, always to the point, the discipline of writing for a two-minute slot that has to connect with the widest possible audience has evidently honed his wit.
It's not a book to read in one sitting: there's too much in it and it's too far-ranging. But it is one you'll want to return to for inspiration. Try this: "Jesus said that it is easier to get a Rolls Royce through a revolving door than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."
No offence intended, Bishop, but it's the perfect book to leave in the loo - for yourself, for visitors, for anyone. The subtitle sums it up: "Looking for Signs of God in the Everyday."
Phil Groom, March 2004
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From a review previously published in Christian Marketplace Magazine, reused here by kind permission.