Printer's Pie made in Notts

Friday, 31. July 2015

Printer's Pie cover

When Richard Hawthorne was asked if he would like to write his story for this series of booklets, he demurred. He didn’t feel he had enough to tell. This is a classic tale of how an ordinary man can do extraordinary things – if he’s prepared to be guided by God – resulting in recognition by the Queen for ‘services to the community’.

'Not long after I was born, my parents met the work of the Oxford Group (later MRA and now Initiatives of Change). It enlivened and reinforced their already firm faith, my father being a convinced Methodist and the Captain of a Boys' Brigade Company and my mother a Girl Guide Commissioner. Family times of listening in quiet for God's inspiration and making the moral standards of honesty, purity, unselfishness and love a touchstone for life became part of our growing up. For me, this way of living has lasted a lifetime, giving me direction and purpose for my living and the corrective of change in my heart and life.'

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Year of publication: 2015

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