by Vanessa Herrick
from Signs of the Times No. 71 - Oct 2018
I read this profound and beautiful book at a single sitting. This is not to suggest that it is an easy read, in the sense that it is ‘lightweight’ or ‘lacking in substance’ - far from it!
It is full of learning, honesty and wisdom - and above all, authenticity. For, Richard Holloway writes as if he is speaking to you from his fireside chair, simply reflecting on death - his own and others’ - and pondering what he has discovered through his rich and varied life and ministry.