The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.
I haven't enjoyed a story so much in years! I read it when I was at school, and realise again why I was so taken by it first time around. It's historically fascinating, although surprisingly contemporary in so many ways. It's also a wonderfully tender portrayal of the relationship between a husband and wife! ... and a father and son. Martin Jarvis does it great justice. Thank you!!
What is the gospel? Bryan Chapell explains that the gospel is the message that God sent a savior to rescue broken people, restore creation’s glory, and rule over all with compassion and justice. This new booklet from the Gospel Coalition examines the gospel’s proclamation that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provides for those who believe all that God requires and leads to eternal life. But this ancient, unfolding story of salvation is not limited to personal spiritual realities....
This gospel summary strikes a very helpful balance of depth and succinctness. It is also very moving indeed!