Ian Fraser has been a prophet in our land – and far beyond – for the lifetimes of most of us. Now, nearing the end of his life journey, he offers A Storehouse of Kingdom Things: Resources for the Faith Journey.
Ian writes: ‘Wild Goose Publications guessed that I might be like the householder in the Bible who had a treasure store of things new and old which could be drawn upon.’
In this rich and ranging book, Ian reflects on: the banking crisis and the world order, responding to God, getting rid of war, Israel and Palestine, the USA and Cuba, fundamentalism, proselytism and evangelism, hindrances to the full life of the church, church in the becoming, saints made and unmade, waiting watchfully, transcendence, otherness, purity, law and grace, prayer, the theology of fashion, the importance of food-sharing, sexuality and spirituality, atonement, success
Ian Fraser has been a pastor-labourer in heavy industry, a parish minister, Warden of Scottish Churches House, an Executive Secretary of the World Council of Churches, and Dean and Head of the Department of Mission at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham. He is the author of numerous books, including Strange Fire, The Way Ahead: Grown-up Christians, and Reinventing Theology, which is used as a standard theological sourcebook throughout the world.
Ian is one of the original members of the Iona Community who helped George MacLeod to rebuild ‘the common life’ and the Abbey buildings on the isle of Iona. Throughout his life Ian has travelled the world, alone and with his wife, Margaret, visiting basic Christian communities. He has walked alongside slum dwellers in India and Haiti; Nicaraguan and Cuban revolutionaries; priests, nuns and catechists facing arrest and/or death in Central and South America; and small farming and fishing communities in the Philippines
A book that sums up the concerns and work of a lifetime.