YOUNG SPIRITUAL TRAMP – truth stranger than fiction!
296 pages & 20 illustrations
" James Thompson is certainly well known and admired as the Animal
Padre. However, little has been known about his early life. 'Young
Spiritual Tramp' is written with honesty, sincerity and great humour. As
a sensitive young fellow he suffered at the hand of bullies and turned
for refuge in religion as a youth. But such a youngster was hardly to
keep on the straight and narrow himself when even a deacon who denounced
drink from the 'set fawr' is to be found with a crate of ale in the back
of his car! And then when a welsh lay preacher, with fiery fervour from
the pulpit, preaches on his own, hither to, secret temptation then not
only are sedate ladies and young girls shocked to the core; the author
himself ceases to be pious and fluctuates between differing lifestyles.
Much - much - more is to follow; including eye opening escapades in
Ulster, and not least his breath taking elopement to Scotland as a
Baptist minister in 1954. This author appears as intensely sincere,
irresistibly humorous and incredibly revealing. Yes, and also
increasingly heart touching. There are parts in this book when one can
laugh out loud, and others when one could almost weep. "
Avril Burrell, Editor Of URC Magazine ‘COMMON INTEREST’
Price in W.H.Smith’s, Ottakar’s & Waterstones: £9.99. From Amazon
£9.99 + £2.50 postage!
From Pastor James Direct: £7.99 postage free & Copies personally
signed if requested
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