Book Stall Recommendations
The bookstall has a variety of books for all ages. Come and see us on Sunday during Cafe time.
Grenfell Hope by Gaby Doherty
Gaby Doherty, her husband Sean, and their four children live in a flat across from Grenfell Tower, and Sean (a Church of England minister) was the first clergy person on the scene after a fire destroyed the building. This book stems from personal experience of the impact of the fire, featuring the testimony of and commentary on the community that experienced it, and the amazing stories of hope that followed in its wake.
Grenfell Hope will help readers understand what it was like living in North Kensington before and after the fire. It will help engage the reader with poverty issues, to examine attitudes to the poor, and to consider how even small gestures in everyday life can change local communities. In the desperate situation of the fire, God was at work in people’s hearts bringing hope in tiny gestures that mounted up to something enormous. Hope that couldn’t be ignored or even contained. Hope sprang out all over the country.
After the Fire - Alan Everett
In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the local parish church became a focal point of the relief effort, and a gathering place for a traumatised community. In the months that followed, it worked closely with other community and faith groups to provide a compassionate network of support. In this bold and prophetic challenge, Alan Everett shows that the church’s response was possible only because it had opened its doors long ago, building relationships with the most marginalised in the community. Its effectiveness was born out of a patient, faithful, unheroic ministry that is all too easily underestimated. Through gripping reportage and searching theological reflection, After the Fire demonstrates how parish ministry can be a living symbol of God’s love, and a vital sign of hope.