Born in Latakia, a port city in Syria, Fr Nadim Nassar is the first Syrian priest in the Church of England, and director of the Awareness Foundation.
This week, Madeleine Davies caught up with him about his first book, The Culture of God: the Syrian Jesus - Reading the Divine Mind, Sailing into the Divine Heart, published by Hodder.
He talked about growing up in the region where Christ was born, how his faith was shaped by living through four wars, and bringing passion and emotion to ministry.
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