Dare to Be Holy in This Secular Age
FOREWARD Christians are not just repentant sinners: we are called to become something greater. We are called to be saints. The word "saint" means "holy": we are called to be holy. In this book we are challenged to...
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Christians are not just repentant sinners: we are called to become something greater. We are called to be saints. The word "saint" means "holy": we are called to be holy. In this book we are challenged to be holy and to show that holiness in our lives and in our hearts.
In a number of beautiful vignettes Fr Clive takes examples from the Bible and stories from life in our present time to challenge us to accept God's love fully. In so doing we are challenged to be holy. Being holy should - must - change our lives. The short chapters of this book are full of common-sense expositions on this. You may not agree with all the points made, but you will still be deeply challenged.
In particular Fr Clive challenges our ready acceptance of the dominant values of our culture - the materialism, individualism and dependence on worldly success which we so often accept uncritically. This is a real challenge to Christianity which must offer the loving and glorious alternatives founded on the person of Jesus. In this book Fr Clive responds to these challenges and in turn dares us to be holy. May you be challenged and blessed by the words of this book.
- Keith NQ
The Right Revd Dr Keith Joseph
Bishop of North Queensland
Palm Sunday 2019
Born at Nagambie in Victoria in 1937, Clive grew up on a sheep farm. He has worked with sheep, and in retail in Shepparton, also in an offi ce in Melbourne. He was trained for the ordained ministry by the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican Monastery. He served in Gympie, Roma, Wondai, Noosa, and West Bundaberg in the Diocese of Brisbane, then in Bamaga (North Queensland) with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Clive Brook has ministered over 54 years with a variety of people and cultures. The Lord has led him in counselling, healing and, prayer ministry. Clive has led many people to faith in the Lord and praises the Lord joyfully in worship.
Ordained a priest in 1965 and serving for over fifty years, the Reverend Clive Brook has ministered in rural parishes, provincial cities and indigenous communities throughout Queensland: as Assistant Curate in Gympie and Roma, as Vicar of Wondai, Rector of Noosa, Vicar of West Bundaberg and also as Priest-in-Charge at Bamaga, where he gained extensive experience across the Torres Strait.Counselling and healing have been marks of his ministry.