Pre-accredited ministers were encouraged to read this book at their latest conference exploring aspects of “shalom.” So I thought I’d better give it a read.
Andrew White, often referred to as the Vicar of Baghdad, unpacks in this book a lifetime of ministry devoted to peacemaking.
Using the Coventry Litany of reconciliation as his starting point, he explores the impact of covetousness, greed, envy, indifference, lust and pride on personal, national and international conflict. This is a section of the book that I will undoubtedly return to again and again. It is full of insight into human nature and for me, raised questions that I found helpful in reflecting on the motivations of both sides of the independence debate in Scotland.