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Bible In Brief, The Book of Job for Public Performance & Psalms as Prayer

Good afternoon,

You are invited to join Reverend Andrew Roland at St Cuthbert's Church in West London to celebrate not one, but three, book launches as well as a musical/dramatic performance of the first section of The Book of Job for Public Performance. The free, guest-list only event will take place on the evening of 24th April. To RSVP please go to:

If you're unable to attend but would like a copy of any of the new books for potential review/competition prizes, or to interview/commission Andrew, please get in touch!
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Helen Lewis

Director - Literally PR 


A trio of books byRev. Andrew Roland

Bible In Brief

The Book of Job for Public Performance

Discovering Psalms as Prayer

After decades in the church, Reverend Andrew Roland is now a prolific writer and is set to unveil not one, but three new books, at a unique event in St. Cuthbert's Church, West London, on 24thApril 2017 including a live performance of the first third of ‘The Book of Job'.



[image]Bible in Brief

Bible in Brief is made up of six months of daily readings, each month and each week being a self-contained topic. The monthly sections are: Genesis and Exodus; the History of Israel and Judah; the Prophets; Psalms, Law and Wisdom; Jesus; the Early Church and Apostolic Letters. Each passage, usually a chapter of the Bible, poses a question which links the text to our lives today, to which the reader can respond either with comments in the book itself, or on a discussion forum online. At the end of each month there is a selection of writings from the surrounding countries including quotes from the Babylonian story of the Flood, an epic poem in praise of Baal, and quotations from Jewish rabbis contemporary with Jesus and the early church.



Discovering Psalms as Prayer

The core of this book is how the author discovered a new way of praying the psalms in an ashram in India. It includes chapters on the problems with both prayer and psalms, and gives suggestions on how psalms can be used throughout the day.


The Book of Job for Public Performance

This unique book is a performing edition of the Biblical Book of Job, one of the most dramatic writings from the ancient world. The arrangement clarifies the structure and emotional movement of the work, and simplifies how to put it on as a performance of 75 minutes including musical interludes. The book includes an essay on the meaning of Job, and a foreword by Bishop Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.



About the Author

[image]Andrew Osborne Roland was born in 1945. His father was a doctor and agnostic Jew. His mother was a Quaker and politically active, particularly supporting African independence. Baptised at the age of 8, Andrew was active in church throughout his teenage years. He studied Modern History at Merton College, Oxford and developed an adult Christian faith there. After a spell teaching history and R.E. he studied for the Diploma in Personnel Management and became a Personnel Officer, principally at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College. While living at Earls Court Andrew shared in a remarkable spiritual revival at St Jude's, which included helping at a late night evangelistic coffee bar, the One Way Inn, for 18 months. He spent two years in a large charismatic community, Post Green, and soon after trained for the Anglican ministry at the University of Durham, where he obtained a degree in Theology. He then spent three years as curate in Streatham and six years in charge of a church in Kingston on Thames. Andrew was then vicar of All Saints, Hackbridge & Beddington Corner for 21 years until he retired in 2015. He introduced a monthly prayer using the music of Taize, a monthly supper and Bible discussion, a monthly men's breakfast, and an all-age service that works incredibly well. He married Linda in 2000 and they now live in Earls Court once more, worshipping locally and enjoying all the benefits of South Kensington including St Augustine's Church, Cine Lumiere, The V&A Museum (for writing), The Goethe Institute (for learning German), Royal College of Music and the Proms!



Title:Bible in Brief, The Book of Job, Discovering Psalms as Prayer

Author:Rev. Andrew Roland

Genre:Religion, Christianity

Publisher:Filament Publishing

Publication date:25/04/17

Availability:Paperback, International distribution

ISBN:Bible in Brief 978-1-910819-86-9

The Book of Job 978-1-911425-89-2

Discovering Psalms as Prayer 978-1-911425-90-8

Price: £9.99 each


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