Senior Chaplain at Christ’s Hospital publishes book

Reverend Stephen Golding with a group of pupils from Christ's Hospital, who assisted him with the illustrations contained within the book SUS-141218-152155001
Reverend Stephen Golding with a group of pupils from Christ's Hospital, who assisted him with the illustrations contained within the book SUS-141218-152155001

Stephen Golding is the Senior Chaplain at Christ’s Hospital where he also teaches Theology and Philosophy.

He has recently published a book, Connect: Friendship // God // Faith which aims to help anyone wishing to think about and engage with the Christian faith.

His book is based on the conviction that a friendship with God is at the heart of the Christian faith. Signs of God’s reality are explored and honest doubts discussed, with the final section suggesting ways in which a friendship with God might grow. Issues are introduced through stories as well as arguments and there are opportunities for personal reflection along the way. If you are open to the possibility of a friendship with God and are willing to think through the issues then this book is for you.

Stephen believes that there are good reasons for being a Christian and those honest questions deserve honest answers. He has studied Biology and Geography as well as Theology at degree level and has a Masters in Philosophy and Religion. His twin convictions are that the Christian faith is intellectually reasonable and that it is essentially about the possibility of a personal friendship with God.

Dr Clarke on reviewing the book, commented: “ Read the book and loved it … Stephen Golding meets all issues head on, including the difficult ones, I just loved the precision of his writing.”

Pictured with the Reverend Stephen Golding are a group of pupils from Christ’s Hospital, who assisted him with the illustrations contained within the book.

Stephen’s book is available to purchase from Amazon a £3.84.

Report and pictures contributed by Christ’s Hospital.