Thursday, October 30, 2008
Prisoner of Hope
Sharpening the Cutting Edge
John Smith has just completed a significant rewrite of this seminal book which was originally published in the UK in the early 1990’s under the title “Cutting Edge” and it is being republished by Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH) as part of their Discipleship Classics collection.
I was thrilled to be at the book launch at St. Martins Church in Collingwood last night. John Smith has been a prophetic voice to Australia and has born some incredible local fruit in social reform and local, practical initiatives dealing with poverty. What a man. Guest speaker, Wynand de Kock (Principal Tabor College) suggested that John, like Desmond Tutu described himself when someone else called him an optimist was 'a prisoner of hope'. Is there room in that cell?