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God’s ‘fingerprints’

04 March 2016

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READERS or preachers looking for tales of hope or extended sermon illustrations are likely to enjoy God’s Fingerprints: The evidence is everywhere by the Revd John Samways (Matador/Troubadour Publishing, £6.99 (£6.30); 978-1-784623-982). It is filled with heart-warming true stories, each a few pages long, outlining signs of God’s action in the everyday world. Many of these episodes of encouragement are set in modern parishes. From “Aunt Sally” to “Zoe — what’s in a name”, with all the letters of the alphabet in between, and an extra “Jesus” as a final blessing, each story “shows how the ‘fingerprints’ of God can be found in the living of life, invariably in totally unexpected ways”.

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