Every day is freighted with baffling questions.
About pain and love, about joy and purpose.
In an age when we’re shy of certainty and suspicious of authority, many of us no longer turn to the great houses of faith for inspiration. But for all we’ve let go, there’s so much to hold on to. Drawing on wisdom from the ages and insights from the everyday, this deeply human collection of daily readings is the ideal travelling companion on the bumpy road to peace, love and understanding.
Less of a ‘how to’ book than a ‘try this’ book, Hold On, Let Go is about keeping your feet on this sacred earth. And taking wing. At the same time.
What people said about Lifelines, the prequel to Hold On, Let Go:
‘A great guide full of clear, simple and useful wisdom on how to live and lovely reminders of what we too often forget.’
Matt Haig, bestselling author of The Humans and How To Stop Time
‘This book feels like balm to my weary heart. It’s beautiful, wise, and, maybe most importantly, playful . . . The authors know how to meet people where they are.’
Brené Brown, research professor and author of the New York Times’ #1 bestseller Braving the Wilderness
‘Lifelines is about those things in life we cannot see, that might change how we view the things we can. A book of faith for those wary of religion. Sacred text for the more earthy reader.’
About the authors:
Malcolm Doney grew up under the flight path for Heathrow Airport. He studied Fine Art at St Martin’s School of Art before pursuing a writing career in journalism, advertising and broadcasting.
He has produced words for factual TV, radio, magazines and newspapers and written ten books. He is a contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought, and Radio 4’s Something Understood.
In his mid-fifties, he was ordained as a priest in the Church of England and volunteers at his parish church in Suffolk. He describes himself as an ‘agnostic Christian’.
He has recently returned to art practice, having moved to coastal Suffolk, and had two solo exhibitions in 2022.
He is married to writer and curator, Meryl, and they have two grown up children.
Martin Wroe is married to Meg, a painter, and together they have been raised by three children.
He got into journalism while studying theology and ended up on the staff of the Independent and later the Observer. He has had longtime collaborations with the Greenbelt Arts Festival, the human rights NGO Amos Trust and the rock band U2.
He contributes to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, is an associate member of the Iona Community and a while back accidentally became an Anglican priest.
He was late to understand that religions are poems and tries to write one most days. His most recent book of poems is Julian Of Norwich’s Teabag.