ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 28, 2014
A Simple Life: Roland Walls & the Community of the Transfiguration
By (author) John Miller
For 50 years, a unique and courageous group of people have quietly opted for a life of poverty and the discipline of prayer. Always with the time and care to understand people’s hidden pains, their permanently open meal-table usually rocked with laughter. Drawing exclusively on the memories of the Community’s members, their private papers and the reminiscences of those they have known, this book captures a life of humour, tragedy, inspiration and insight. In our increasingly dehumanising culture, the Community’s devotion to the details of daily life has had a life-changing impact on many people across the world.
Reviews of A Simple Life: Roland Walls & the Community of the Transfiguration
This is a remarkable book, about a prophetic community which reveals signs for the future, living centred on Jesus and the Word of God. I hope many in our rich and secular societies can read this book of Christian life, poor and close to the poor. — Jean Vanier At the heart of this book is a group of people who put Jesus at the centre of everything. Despite their bold attempts at obscurity, the goodness seeped out and many of us are the better for that. — Ricky Ross This is a captivating, elegantly written and satisfying account of an intentionally low-profile community that has influenced many. — Ron Ferguson
The Very Revd John Miller is a highly appreciated and widely respected minister in the Church of Scotland and an outstanding former Moderator. He is the successful author of Reflections on the Beautitudes and Silent Heroes.