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Winter's Tale, An Autobiography Living through an age of change in church and media David Winter

24th August 2001
256 pages: 198mm x 130mm

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Former BBC Head of Religious Broadcasting and now Anglican priest reflects on 40 years of change in the BBC and the Church. Having reported and presented changes in the church and Britain's attitudes to Christianity, David Winter's fascinating reflection is full of wisdom and insight. He reflects on the influences that have shaped the BBC and the Church over 40 years. Wittily written, full of characters, an entertaining read by a well-known and respected writer and broadcaster.
1. Childhood - the 'solid ground' of tradition, patriotism, religion and family 2. Post-war years - teen disillusionment with formal religion, King's, Christian Union, Billy Graham 3. Haringay Crusade and Wembley, writing for Crusade, 'Honest to God', Vatican II 4. Pop: Cliff Richard, Roy Castle, Cindy Kent and the Settlers, Mr & Mrs Eric Morecambe 5. BBC Religion: the crest of the wave and the beginning of the ebb Gerry Priestland, Lionel Blue, Simon Mayo, prizes 6. Meanwhile back at the church: survival of the spiritual alongside the decline of the religious, ordination, first parish 7. Friends and heroes: Donald Coggan, David Sheppard, Terry Waite, correspondence of a religious journalist
David Winter is well known as a writer and broadcaster. Former Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC, he is a Consulting Editor of BRF's People's Bible Commentary series and author of With Jesus in the Upper Room, Old Words, New Life ,and Journey to Jerusalem. For Lion he has written The Nation's Favourite Prayers and The Espresso Bible.

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