Dr Ruth Valerio, now with Tearfund UK as Director of Global Advocacy, is a longtime friend of LWCCN. So it is with pardonable pride that we join in announcing, celebrating and highly recommending her newest book, which also happens to be the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2020.
Saying Yes to Life has just been published by SPCK (UK) with lots of online resources to support it. Ruth is a great communicator, and in the book she imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1 – 2.2) in relating themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern. Foundational to the book are what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus during Lent. Voices from other continents are heard throughout, and each chapter ends with discussion questions, a prayer, and specially commissioned art to aid action and contemplation. The book has already been described as “practical, stirring and liberating”.
You might have to be in the UK to get a hard copy* but it is also available as an ebook. Buy it, read it, and let us know what you think! [*UPDATE FROM RUTH: No, copies should be available in various places through Amazon very soon.]