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Podcast: Richard Harries on The Shaping of a Soul: A life taken by surprise

21 April 2023

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On the podcast this week, Richard Harries is interviewed about his memoir, The Shaping of a Soul: A life taken by surprise.

In a review of the book in the Church Times, Stephen Platten wrote: “The pages breathe throughout a certain confidence, but failures are not swept away, and the writing is permeated by a consistent generosity.”

Lord Harries was Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, after which he became a crossbench life peer in the House of Lords. He is the author of more than 40 books focused on art, literature, politics, social issues, morality, and, theology. He is also a frequent contributor to the Church Times.

The Shaping of a Soul: A life taken by surprise is published by John Hunt at £18.99 (Church Times Bookshop £16.99); 978-1-80341-162-0

Read an extract here.

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