Canon Andrew White, the dedicated Vicar of Baghdad, encounters daily tragedy.
What happened to his faith when a young girl in his congregation died, after much hope and prayer?
Every time he returns to Iraq he may be saying goodbye to his family for the last time. What do they think?
He suffers from MS. How does he remain cheerful despite his physical weakness, and its progression?
He meets regularly with men who wish to use him. What has kept him free from cynicism?
What does he say to God, alone in his study, late at night? Can he see the hand of God? Looking ahead, can he be optimistic about the future? Where are his sources of spiritual energy?
‘If anyone has truly had their faith pounded in the fiery crucible of conflict, it is Canon Andrew White. His leadership of the Christian community in Baghdad is quite remarkable. For many, his experiences would have produced anger and bitterness but for him and his congregation their reaction is the opposite: Despite our suffering, he writes, we are not miserable, but joyful! This book explains why, and is compelling reading for people of all faiths and none.’- so writes General Sir Richard Dannatt, GCB CBE MC DL, Chief of the General Staff 2006-2009.
(Paperback: 159 pages)