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The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2020 by Ruth Valerio explores how we can view big issues facing the world today through a Christian worldview.

  • Looking for a Lent guide that speaks to faith today?

  • Ruth Valerio helps you relate themes in the Bible to wider world issues

  • You'll discover a stirring look at environmental, ethical and social issues through faith

  • Author

    Ruth Valerio

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    December 2019

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Saying Yes to Life

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Saying Yes to Life lifts our focus from every day (and perfectly natural) concerns to issues that are impacting millions of lives around the world. As people made in the image of God, we are entrusted to look after what God has made – to share in the joy and creativity of God in making a difference for good. Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1 - 2.2) in relating themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern.

Foundational to the book are what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus during Lent. Voices from other continents are heard throughout, and each chapter ends with discussion questions, a prayer, and specially commissioned art to aid action and contemplation.

Introduction: In the Begining

1. Let there be Light

2. Let the Waters Be Separated

3. Let the Land Produce Vegetation

4. Let There Be Lights in the Sky

5. Let the Waters Teem With Living Creatures and Let the Birds Fly

6. Let the Land Produce Living Creatures and Lut Us Make Humankind in Our Own Image

Conclusion: The Seventh Day

Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund. An environmentalist, theologian and social activist, she worked previously at A Rocha, UK. Ruth holds a doctorate from Kings College London, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester. She enjoys living sustainably – practising what she preaches and inspiring others as she does so – on a housing estate in Chichester with her husband and two daughters.


  • Author

    Ruth Valerio

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    SPCK Publishing

  • Published

    December 2019

  • Weight


  • Page Count


  • Dimensions

    138 x 215 x 20 mm

  • ISBN


  • ISBN-10


  • Eden Code


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  • Author/Creator: Ruth Valerio

  • ISBN: 9780281083770

  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing

  • Release Date: December 2019

  • Weight: 259g

  • Dimensions: 138 x 215 x 20 mm

  • Eden Code: 5063339


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