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Richard Holloway - Looking In The Distance (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.95
SKU B002185
Synopsis

In the twenty first century, organised religion would seem to have lost its grip on humanity, and yet people seek spiritual guidance as much as, if not even more than, ever before . . .

By the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, Looking in the Distance celebrates the possibilities of life, its rewards and profound challenges, with a fresh, humane optimism that is both passionate and pragmatic. Fearlessly pondering life's end, Holloway examines how doubts too often paralyze people.

Looking In The Distance celebrates the possibilities that life affords whilst examining how doubts and fears too often paralyse people, especially as they get older.

It is a highly personal and meditative work that will inspire whoever reads it, helping us to better understand the different ways in which the human search for wholeness and healing can be approached.

As with all his books, Richard Holloway peppers his lively prose with an eclectic selection of writings from poets, philosophers and novelists from around the world and across the centuries.

The resulting book presents a brilliantly argued thesis that is both challenging and empowering. Looking In The Distance is accessible, funny, serious, hopefully and heartfelt - a book that will change your life.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
  • Published : 2004 (This Edition 2005 - Canongate)
  • ISBN : 9781841956039
  • SKU : B002185
  • PPC : SP00gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Richard Holloway is offering Christianity a reinterpretation that might just save it from obsolescence or extremism" - The Guardian.

"What a perfect book, full of wisdom, knowledge and a breadth of reading that leaves one feeling calm and better able to see life for what it is and can be. The ending, dealing with death, is especially poignant and so very true . . ." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Richard Holloway FRSE is a Scottish writer, broadcaster and cleric. He was the Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 to 2000 and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1992 to 2000.