New book, written by Leeds parishioner, now available

Don’t Fuss, Love God, Don’t Fuss is the name of a newly published book compiled by Ruth Bamforth, a member of the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick.

Available from Waterstones, Amazon and other online booksellers, Don’t Fuss, Love God, Don’t Fuss is a compilation of edited sermons from Ruth’s late father, Revd Stuart Bamforth, who served as a priest for 52 years in Yorkshire.

Commenting on her recently published work, Ruth said, “I have put together Don't Fuss, Love God, Don't Fuss from a selection of Dad's sermons which I have compiled and edited into a series of thought pieces which consider questions including: What is a Christian? What is prayer? How should I pray? What does the Lord's Prayer actually mean? 

“These are just some of the questions people often ask as they explore their Christian faith. Don't fuss, love God, don't fuss seeks to answer these and other questions in a straightforward, down to earth, and unapologetic way as well as pose questions of the reader for individual or group reflection. 

“I have also included a short biography of my Dad to show how he practised what he preached. I would also like to think that something of my Dad's personality is revealed through the thought pieces.

The Bishop of Selby comments in his foreword, "These [thought pieces] are theology on the go, ... thoughts about the ways of God with us and with the world as part of that unfolding story of faith in ordinary life consequent upon the impact of Jesus Christ over 20,000 years ago.... I hope that you enjoy and are challenged by Don't Fuss, Love God, Don't Fuss."

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