Here is the self-portrait of a wise and much-loved pastor - the story of a man who rose from material rags to spiritual riches. A foundling, he was educated by elderly relatives. After ordination, he became Chaplain to Trinity College, Cambridge, England, and thereby became associated with some of the most famous and influential British clerics of his generation James went on to be a Chaplain to the Queen, Preacher of Lincoln`s Inn and close confidant of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, and the controversial British Conservative politician Enoch Powell.Eric James writes about people with wit and perception and his strong social conscience breathes through the pages of this book - he founded the British not-for-profit Christian Action, he was one of the people to inspire Faith in the City.
Canon Eric James was born in 1925. He was formerly Chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, Preacher at Gray's Inn and Chaplain to HM The Queen. He is the author of many bestselling books and now lives in retirement in London.