Speaking from the Heart
Thoughts on the Bible and about being a Christian believer today
About the Book
Speaking from the Heart is a series of reflections designed for daily use by those who contemplate issues about the Bible and faith. Dr Thompson offers the world a rare gift in this work. He writes with the wisdom that comes from a long career as a pastor, a professor, and an advocate for religious reconciliation and human rights. Livingstone draws on his Jamaican roots to illuminate the meaning of Christ for people in many cultures. In beautifully accessible prose he invites readers to explore the meaning of Christian doctrine in the hope that they will glimpse the life-changing possibilities of the gospel. Like his spiritual ancestor, John Amos Comenius, Livingstone is a Moravian scholar who writes for the good of the whole world. Rev. Dr Craig Atwood, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, USA In this book the author reflects critically on the implications of affirming the Christian faith but does so by writing from the heart and in a reader-friendly way. The book is rooted in changes going on in our world on many levels and offers a reliable pathway to live faith with courage, relevance, and integrity. Dr Michael O’Sullivan, SJ, All Hallows College, Dublin City University. Ireland
About the Author
Dr Livingstone Thompson is a Jamaican-born, Christian theologian and specialist in world religions and ecumenism. He studied at UTCWI/University of the West Indies, McCormick Seminary, Chicago and Trinity College, University of Dublin. He previously taught at St Patrick’s College and Trinity College in Ireland and now supervises postgraduate research at All Hallows College, Dublin City University. In addition to serving several years in the pastoral ministry, he served as President of the executive board of the Moravian Church in Jamaica. Dr Thompson is married to Jean-Marie (nee Williams) and they live in Ireland with their children Lesley-Ann, JoAnna and Jordana, and grandson Jayden.