Following the success of his first collection, Nebuchadnezzar’s Marmalade Pot, Adrian Leak, the popular former vicar of Withyham and Blackham has a new volume out. Archbishop Benson’s Humming Top, comprises sixty brief essays adapted from articles, some previously published in the Church Times. Caroline Chartres (Church Times) writes: “Archbishop Benson’s Humming Top propels us from Greek hats to gardens, via compassion fatigue and hunting parsons to the songbirds of Istanbul. “Under-pinning and uniting these wide-ranging reflections is the conviction that God is to be found in stillness and silence, and that we need to be able to listen if we are to hear the still, small voice. “Adrian Leak has created a box of delights: quirky and thoughtful, with plenty of still centres, to be dipped into and savoured: nourishment for the soul, with no damage to the waistline.” £13.99p (hardback) from Blackwell’s, Waterstone’s, Foyle’s and Amazon.
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