The Reverend Richard Coles' reflective account of life as a parish priest and broadcaster on BBC Radio 4's SATURDAY LIVE.
After a life of sex, drugs and the Communards, recounted in his acclaimed memoir Fathomless Riches, the Reverend Richard Coles devoted himself to God and Christianity. So what is life like for the parson in Britain today?
From his ordination, through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, Reverend Coles gives us a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, hope, drama and difficulty that entails. Written with extraordinary charm and compassion, Bringing in the Sheaves will inspire and inform all who read it.
'All the humour, quirky characters and incidents that life - and death- serve up' Mail on Sunday
Others mapping the daily clerical grind might hold forth on divine transcendence and immanence, on our fallen natures and need of grace. Not so Richard Coles ... Bringing in the Sheaves is an invitation to see the world as he does: the ultimate in the intimate - after all, what other way is there? — Christopher Harding, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Bringing in the Sheaves is another lively and perceptive collection of anecdotes and insights derived from his recent experience of juggling daily life as a parish priest with his curious hinterland of burgeoning celebrity. Coles is a witty and likable raconteur — Phil Harrison, GUARDIAN
Coles draws on his 11 years in the clergy, with all the humour, quirky characters and incidents that life - and death - serve up — MAIL ON SUNDAY EVENT MAGAZINE
There is much to teach us and inspire us as well as to entertain and make us laugh — Paul Richardson, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER
His life story is intriguing - pop star to Anglican vicar - but it is his insights into the church's present situation, Christian belief and above all human encounters that are honest, sometimes funny and occasionally revelatory — Susan Hill, THE SPECTATOR Books of the Year
An entertaining mix of the sacred and the secular, the gossipy and ritualistic grandeur that attempts to give the reader a feel of the texture of the life of a vicar — Teddy Jamieson, THE HERALD MAGAZINE
It's a vision of contemporary Anglicanism as seen through a particular, perhaps slightly glitterballed perspective. I enjoyed it even though I'm an atheist — THE HERALD MAGAZINE
Richly associative and absorbing — Nick Curtis, RADIO TIMES
A series of often hilarious vignettes — SAGA
It is a delightful compilation of thoughts, memories and incidents, all told with his signature humanity and humour — CHOICE
Coles offers an engaging portrait of the lived Christian life in a way that speaks openly and intriguingly to both cradle Anglicans and cagey agnostics — Christopher Landau, CHURCH TIMES
Screamingly funny — Thomas Blaikie, THE LADY
Charming ... This is a book to keep on the arm of your chair and browse through — Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Great riches, spiritual and worldly, and an honest perspective on humanity — Susan Hill, THE LADY