In the late 1980s, David Sheppard and Derek Worlock formed an alliance of genuine Christian unity in Liverpool, then a city of strong sectarian loyalties and bitter deprivation. Their partnership was tried and tested in the furnace of an inner city close to bankruptcy. Working together as Anglican and Roman Catholic, the two bishops found a void at the heart of the city in crisis, a gap that had to be bridged by hands reaching not only across the torn community but also upwards to God. The story of the bishops' fight for their city is uplifting and heartening, and remains a courageous and inspiring plea for Christian unity and practical action within one nation.
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 08 / 2013