In Glorious Christianity, Cally Hammond invites you to think and pray deeply about the primary, foundational belief of Christianity – the resurrection of Jesus – and how you can live your life in the light of it. Her book will help you to make sense of the stresses of human living and dying, to explore what it means to believe in the hidden glories of heaven and to live more positively by faith in the life to come.
Especially helpful to those facing questions arising from death and bereavement, the book is also ideal for church study groups, with discussion questions and a prayer at the end of each chapter.
The Revd Dr Cally Hammond is the Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She began her academic career as a classicist, first at Oxford and then at Cambridge, where her research on the Roman historians taught her the value of stories and narratives as a way of communicating truths and beliefs. This has stood her in good stead when thinking about the Gospels and the early Church. As well as working in academic life in Oxford and Cambridge, she spent seven years in full-time ministry in rural parishes in the diocese of Ely. She is the author of Passionate Christianity: A Journey to the Cross.
`This slim, but impressive, book ... is packed with gems and observations that will challenge many readers to think and meditate on the five sorrowful mysteries: the agony in the garden, the scourging, the crowning with thorns, the carrying of the cross and the crucifixion.'
`It is a profound book. It is not difficult; for the writing is very clear. It is profound because it engages richly with several important aspects of living in the world of our time. Every now and again you have to put the book down - and reflect - and pray ... An excellent devotional book for any time, but especially for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.'
- Church Times