Going on Empty Handed
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About "Going on Empty Handed"
As the Chris Brain affair demonstrates, the potential for Christian leaders to deal in power and abuse of power is considerable. This study explores the true nature of spiritual power and authority. Only when people are empty, can they be filled. God meets Christians not in earthly strength but in weakness, as the events in South Africa demonstrate.;The author learnt in the crucible of South Africa the spiritual disciplines of stillness and simplicity. Once people refuse to fight for their rights, they are able to be of use to God. This book reflects the heart of servant ministry.
Meet the Author
Ian Cowley is Vocations and Spirituality Coordinator for the Diocese of Salisbury and set up and developed the Contemplative Minister programme, which has been greatly appreciated by many clergy. He has also written A People of Hope (Highland, 1993), Going Empty Handed (Monarch, 1996) and The Transformation Principle (Kingsway, 2002). He has been a parish priest in Natal, South Africa, and also in Cambridge and Peterborough.