For many years, award-winning journalist and author Cole Moreton has been involved in and worked alongside those offering relief and welcome to men, women and children arriving, in desperate straits, near his home on the south coast. Back in 2019, he wrote, 'The men, women and children risking their lives to cross the Channel in small boats are not aliens, invaders, migrants or some other lesser category of human to be dismissed. They are us.'
Incarnation is a major theme of this exhilarating course. Mary and Joseph's search for a place to give birth to the son of God, and their terrifying flight to Egypt to escape the murderous intentions of King Herod, have clear echoes in the accounts Cole offers of contemporary journeys. And through his captivating exploration of Leaving Home, Fleeing Home, Carrying Home and Finding Home, we are enabled to reflect on our own need for guidance, sanctuary and comfort in the love of God, who ever walks beside us.
For the first time ever, the course book is accompanied not only by a CD/audio download but also by a video, filmed on location by Monkeynut in a beautiful manor house outside Dover. Cole Moreton is joined in discussing the themes of Searching for Home by Bishop of Dover Rose Hudson-Wilkin, activist Bridget Chapman and Grmalem Gonetse Kasa, who came to the UK from Eritrea some years ago.
COMPLETE LIST OF SEARCHING FOR HOME PRODUCTS:
Course Book including transcript of video and access to online videos and audio downloads (paperback 978173918200 7)
Ebook of the Course Book including transcript of video and access to online videos and audio downloads (eBook 9781915843272, both ePub and Mobi files provided)
Pack of 5 Participants' Books: including transcript of video (Paperback 9781915843258)
Participants' Book: including transcript of video (eBook 9781915843265, both ePub and Mobi files provided)
Audio Book: discussion to support Searching for Home (audio digital download 9781915843296)
Audio CD: discussion to support Searching for Home (CD 9781915843289)
This potent debut by award-winning writer Moreton weaves a richly evocative story of heartache and secrets, set along the precarious coastline of the Sussex Downs. Pacy and packed with bittersweet lyricism, it's a multi-layered tale with a surprise ending. * The Mail on Sunday on THE LIGHT KEEPER * Cole writes with human warmth and bittersweet emotion. I loved this. -- Matt Haig, number one best-selling author on THE LIGHT KEEPER The York Courses format is tried and tested . . . Leading us in theology and ecclesiology are a mix of activist and academic, also ecumenical [contributors]. The sessions are scholarly but not inaccessible . . . a clear outline of "environmental justice" . . . An ideal resource for individuals or groups. * New Directions on CARING FOR CREATION (2021) * Accessibly weaves substantial theology with Bible study, emphasizing that we need to unfamiliarize ourselves with the Bible, letting its sheer strangeness jolt us. Plenty of personal glimpses and fascinating detail include an Orthodox priest protesting that a prostitute is not a sinner, but an icon in the dustbin . . . * Church Times on GOD HAS NO FAVOURITES (2022) *