We are always pleased when we read positive reviews of our books, but we were especially honored this week to receive a salute from the esteemed 160-year-old Church Times in London, an important source of news for Anglicans.
We have known—since co-authors Daniel Buttry and Dámaris Albuquerque approached us about this project—that a major biography of international peacemaker and public-health pioneer Gustavo Parajón would be a timely story in our troubled world.
“This long-awaited biography charts his achievements … and has real value in bringing his life of selfless dedication to public notice,” the Rev. Malcolm Doney writes in a new Church Times review of the book. Downey is well known in the UK as an author and a contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought and Radio 4’s Something Understood. He also has been involved in helping with the Greenbelt Festival, where Parajón spoke.
In his review, Doney writes: “Parajón’s enhanced international profile brought visits from celebrities such as the singers Kris Kristoffersen, Bruce Cockburn, and Bono. Former-President Carter came, too. Parajón became a popular speaker at the UK’s Greenbelt Festival.”
This week, our publishing house and the book’s co-authors thank Doney for his review in Church Times! It’s an honor to read about the enduring importance of a Baptist in one of the worldwide Anglican Communion’s most important magazines.