Michael Wright (Teesdale and Cleveland AM) who stepped down from our Steering Group after 3 years as clerk in 2018 has now published his short book on his understanding of Jesus today.
He has very kindly allowed us to add it the website here (6.5Mb): Jesus Today Book, (182 pages pdf)
Sadly, Michael died in 2021 but left a detailed programme for his Quaker funeral which was streamed as it happened).
Update 27 April 2022 _ I have added a pdf extracted Appendix with Michael’s references so you can open both side by side and refer from the text to the references without having to scroll back and forth over 175 pages (both open in new tabs but easier if you download both):
Jesus Today References (13 pages pdf 1.7Mb)
But, if you would like a nice printed copy
JESUS Today cover (1 page pdf 840Kb)
it is available as Michael says here:
I am hoping that Friends House bookshop will stock it, but with being away have not been able to speak to the manager, which I shall aim to do tomorrow if he is available. I will let you know. I have also asked if Simon Best will have it on sale or return at Woodbrooke, but am awaiting a response on that.
It is available from any bookshop or online by ordering it, as the publishers (Sixth Edition) supply it to major book wholesale distributers Bartrams, and Gardners. The RRP is £9.99 but print copies can also be obtained from me for £7.00 plus £1.20 postage – £8.20. It is available free as an ebook from various sources:
I understand it will be reviewed in the near future in the PCN magazine Progressive Voices, The Friend, and Quaker Universalist.
I hope this is helpful, but do come back to me with any further queries. Best wishes, and many thanks. Michael
Thank-you Michael. Other short articles by Michael are also available here on the website under ‘Articles’.
The book is a very interesting read on one of the many ways in which, for example, nontheist quakers might view Jesus today so a very apt title for us. For a fuller review of the book by David Parlett see here.