The Word on the Wind

Renewing confidence in the gospel


ISBN: 9780857210159

Publication date: June 17, 2011

Format: Paperback

Extent: 368 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books


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The average age of churchgoers in Britain is now 47. Almost every denomination is experiencing steady decline. How sure can we be that we are still offering something people want to hear? Alison Morgan identifies four clear reasons to be confident: 1. The gospel still speaks to confused teens and weary sceptics. By embracing doubts and welcoming questions it remains open to us to present something which answers people’s real needs. 2. The word of truth and the Spirit of power still exercise authority and compel attention. Alison’s own experience of ministry in the UK and abroad provides illustrations. 3. Spiritual gifts, given not to excite individuals but in order to renew the church for its core task of mission, are powerfully present and widely recognised and practised. 4. In a time of rapid cultural change, new expressions of church are constantly emerging: this is necessary to guard against vital spirituality sliding into drab religion.

Meet the author: Rev Alison Morgan

Alison Morgan is a well-known author and speaker. She is an Associate of The Mathetes Trust, a registered charity which supports and encourages Christian discipleship within the UK and in Africa. Alison has a PhD from Cambridge University and prior to her ordination into the Church of England in 1996 worked as a university lecturer; she is the author of an internationally recognised work on the poet Dante. Alison worked for many years alongside her husband Roger in parish ministry, first in Corby and then at Holy Trinity Leicester, where she oversaw the church’s ministry of prayer for healing. Best known for The Wild Gospel, Alison is the author of many books and course materials, and the editor of Rooted in Jesus, a practical discipleship course now in wide use in sub-Saharan Africa. In her spare time Alison enjoys ornithology, walking and cycling, and photography. She and her husband Roger live in Somerset.

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