This beautiful altar book is a clear and straight forward version of the Gospel readings for each Sunday of the Lectionary. While remaining faithful o the original meaning, Hear the Good News has been written in a way which enables the often complex language of the Bible to be more easily understood by everyone in the congregation, from the very youngest to the oldest.
I was born in Zambia to parents, ‘pioneers’ of their time, who in 1955 bravely chose to leave the family farm in Northern Ireland to begin married life on the other side of the world, growing tobacco in Africa. Due to my mother’s ill health, my family returned to Northern Ireland when I was almost three years old, and I experienced growing up during ‘the troubles’. My childhood was immersed in marvellous tales of wildest Africa, and the adventures and challenges of living there at that time.