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Becoming Reverend Audiobook

Becoming Reverend: A Diary

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Meet Woody. Former journalist. Die-hard Oasis fan. High energy. Low sperm count. Training to be a vicar. Obviously.

Matt Woodcock's frank, funny real-life diaries reveal what it was like for him to train as a vicar while struggling against all odds to become a father. In them he lays bare his joys and struggles as he attempts to reconcile his calling as a vicar with his life as a party-loving journalist, footie-freak, and incorrigible extrovert.

Becoming Reverend is a compelling and original account of how faith can work in the midst of a messy life, combining family, fertility, faith, and friendship with the story of a divine - but unlikely - calling.

©2016 Church House Publishing (P)2016 Church House Publishing

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    Carol S DAVENTRY, United Kingdom 14/05/2017
    Carol S DAVENTRY, United Kingdom 14/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth a listen, even to the cynics out there."


    Humour, sincerity & honesty. A moving account of training to be a vicar/priest ( I was a bit confused which) with some very funny moments along the way. This guy bares all.
    An ordinary bloke with a passion for Jesus but questions some of the bible.
    His love of people & life sent a warm glow through me. And his odd bursts of temper & irritation with both of these made him a normal human being like you & I.

    What a breath of fresh air! Churches are in need of a good shake up & be brought into the 21st century.

    Almost makes me want to get up & go to church myself on a sunday, but then Matt wouldn't be taking the service, so I'll give it a miss. But I may get down on my knees & give prayer a go. You'll have to listen to the book to see why.

    Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Left me wanting more, so I'll just have to listen to it again.

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    martin 03/03/2017
    martin 03/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Insipirational"

    A fantastic book that only proves that christians are just your normal average person and that even as christians we doubt our faith from time to time.

    Matt is a real inspiration.

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    Amazon Customer 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book !!"
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    Really loved this book - funny, informative, thought provoking and great to hear such a 'modern day' vicar speaking from the heart. Well worth a listen.

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    Luke 23/01/2017
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    "What a book! So funny"

    Witty, well written and thought provoking. Matthew woodcock is viscerally honest about life and always funny. Well worth a read.

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    Ceri-Anne 07/01/2017
    Ceri-Anne 07/01/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Insightful, witty and brutally honest"

    Loved this deeply personal account of Matt's journey to Dad and Priest. Wonderful listening. Will revisit often for inspiration I have do doubt.

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    Seaspray, Hants UK 27/12/2016
    Seaspray, Hants UK 27/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Well done"

    very refreshing, would love a part 2 of Matt's time as a curate.

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