For those of us who work in the world of ecumenism whether in a local, intermediate or national setting there is always more to learn. Sometimes we may feel mystified by our own tradition let alone be able to speak with any authority about someone else’s.

An antidote to such a feeling comes from a very fine collection of essays (originally lectures) edited by Phyllis Thompson from the New Testament Church of God. The original lectures were part of an annual series honouring Oliver Lyseight who served as National Overseer for twenty-five years. The five chapters, each an original lecture worked into a more publishable form, cover a range of topics from a particular Pentecostal perspective.

This set of lucid and readable essays is really worth exploring.

The book is available from SPCK Publishing