Over the years, Richard has written many articles, book reviews and numerous other ways of crafting and enjoying words. In recent times, much to his surprise, he has found some of these words to be published in books. And even more surprising, was when Lockdown periods resulted in writing fiction too. He writes a blog at workrestpray.com.
In his paid employment career, he helped people to find or remain in work and specialised in supporting people with mental health conditions. He also developed and led an international ground-breaking initiative helping employers to support staff experiencing mental ill health. He was appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for services to mental health.
Married to Jane, who is a vicar, they live in Devon with Daisy, a cocker spaniel, and have two adult children. Richard is also a licensed lay minister.
Change is nothing new, ever-present and often faster than many people can cope with. We live in a world where change is often feared, stability can be elusive and busyness interferes with listening to God.
Using the miracle of the calming of the storm as its focus, Finding Stability in Times of Change considers how the storm symbolises periods of change, transition and difficulty and how the calming influence of Christ helps us to find stability. The book includes practical and achievable suggestions for readers to consider in their own life.
Published in October 2022 as the very first book from Endulini Publishing, a brand new traditional publishing house.
The ancient Rule of St Benedict has a lot to say about modern day work and daily living. In a time when many are seeking space, silence and spiritual depth, the Rule retains relevance in a world where change is often feared and stability can be elusive. Published by BRF in 2019, Life with St Benedict provides daily reflections on the Rule as an aid to enabling personal spiritual growth and prayer.
Everyone has a story to tell. Stories about living and learning. Some may feel theirs is less (or more) interesting than other people’s but every story is unique – and there is much to learn from all of them.
The Bible is full of stories. Jesus himself was a consummate storyteller. He met thousands of people. Each one had a story to tell both before and, without doubt, after they had encountered him.
A Story to Tell considers some of those stories. People who met Jesus. They tell stories which are relevant for 21st Century living. Stories of hope and healing, doubts and believing, love and loss, truth and misunderstanding and explores a range of issues including healing, wholeness, devotion, doubting, waiting, finding, betrayal and love.