Benson and Narratives of the Organic Christian Life


by: Terry Gatfield

Publish date: 18/3/2019
Pages: 124
Publisher: Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN: 9780648453741

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What enormous energy it takes to make something of ourselves.
To pause and ponder can be to acknowledge our incompleteness and our doubts about keeping faith with some deep inner truth. Benson discovers a fork in this same road. Into his everyday circumstances and choices comes the gentle wooing of One who offers life as a gift, opening a pathway towards fullness and peace beyond our own imaginings. Benson’s journey is profound, engaging and refreshing.
– Christopher Brown, author of Guiding

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Dr. Terry Gatfield, born May 1944 in London, is a retired academic having taught in the Business disciplines of Australia and in Asian universities. He and his wife live in Brisbane in a purposely-driven ecologically low-carbon footprint environment on nine-acres of land.
He is an Anglican, third-order Franciscan, a companion of the Northumbrian Community, and a member of the Holy Scribblers writing fraternity.
His passion is organic gardening, furniture restoration, bee keeping, coin collecting, model making and writing. His life is maximised, working with his four children, their partners and ten grandchildren.

2 reviews for Benson and Narratives of the Organic Christian Life

  1. Charles Ringma

    This heart-warming book by Franciscan tertiary Terry Gatfield is the sort of book you would give to a family member, a colleague at work or a mate in a pub. It is a most winsome tale of how the gospel can be lived, how theology makes sense in daily life and how goodness can be spread in our world.
    – Charles Ringma, author of Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen; Resist the Powers with Jacques Ellul, Seek the Silences with Thomas Merton.

  2. Irene Alexander

    In the creation of Benson, Terry Gatfield takes us on a journey that is often funny, but also profound, moving and always honest and thoughtful in drawing us deeper into relationship with the God who woos us, invites us, challenges us and whispers our name.
    – Irene Alexander author of Dancing with God: Transformation through Relationship; Practicing the Presence of Jesus; Awakening Desire; Encountering the Divine Feminine in the Masculine Christian Journey.

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