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Summary

In Candles in the Dark, Rowan Williams, one of the world's most widely respected spiritual leaders, offers comfort, hope and encouragement for the troubled times of coronavirus.

‘As we contemplate the coming months, not knowing when we can breathe again, it’s worth thinking about how already the foundations have been laid for whatever new opportunities God has for us on the far side of this crisis.’

Rowan Williams offers these words of wisdom and many more in Candles in the Dark. This powerful and timely book brings together the 26 weekly Christian meditations originally posted online from March to September 2020, during lockdown in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the congregation of his local parish church.

Candles in the Dark is a lovely Christian book of comfort for anyone looking for the light in these dark times. Written with warmth and compassion, these meditations offer us hope and encouragement as we continue to endure the most devastating and disturbing world crisis for over a generation. They will leave you spiritually uplifted and with a strengthened faith to guide you through whatever may come.

About the author: Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, PC, FBA, FRSL, FLSW, is a world-renowned theological writer, teacher and poet. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–2012) before becoming master of Magdalene College, Cambridge (2012-2020). Recent books by Rowan Williams include Luminaries (2019), Being Human (2018), God with Us (2017) and Being Disciples (2016).

©2020 Rowan Williams, SPCK (P)2020 SPCK, Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Critic reviews

"One of today's most brilliant and profound thinkers." (Jonathan Sacks)

"Rowan Williams is one of the great theologians of our time. He is also an inspiring teacher whose godly wisdom helps us understand profound truths." (Nicky Gumbel)

"Rowan Williams writes with a gentle strength that witnesses to the joy to be found in being disciples of Jesus." (Kate Bottley)

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