In contrast to his earlier bestseller Taken on Trust, this amusing new book shows another side to the man who was a hostage in Beirut for five years, yet it retains his carefully written prose and powers of description. In Lagos, Terry Waite had to stop an official motorcade in order to lean out of the Archbishop's car to be sick. In Scotland, Waite is recognized on the street by a passerby, but the Archbishop, dressed in open-neck shirt, is not. Every story amuses, and in doing so the ancient Episcopalian Church of England is revealed in a new light. All too rarely does the Church laugh at itself.
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Terry Waite CBE was Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury in Anglican Communion Affairs from 1980 to 1992. He is a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the World Wildlife Council. He lives in Blackheath and Suffolk.From Library Journal:
Waite was adviser to Archbishop of Canterbury on Anglican Communication Affairs from 1980 to 1992. He got this job because of his love for travel, an interest he shared with the Archbishop. Together they went around the world, visiting such places as Australia, Africa, Scotland, New York, Alaska and China for their ministry. This book is the result of their journeys. Part memoir, part travelog, Waite's account is humorous and witty. Hand-drawn illustrations at the beginning of each chapter capture the essence of the tale that is about to unfold. Asides or comments about the country they visited are thrown in at unexpected moments, adding a sparkle of delight to the story as when he emphaszies that not all 20 of the Primates they visited in Scotland arrived in the same taxi. But what makes this book so enjoyable is that the great friendship, affection, and respect that Waite and the Archbishop have for each other really shines throughout each tale. Recommended for all public libraries. Stephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Law Lib., MD
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007106335
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007106335