Debra Green is the lead of ROC, an organisation that is trying to coordinate churches to work more effectively within their communities through better networking such as with the police. The book is a history of how and why they’ve journeyed so far as an organisation and stories from across the country both past and present, of God at work through christians taking risks and doing something in the places they are in.
A stirring read, so often England can feel closed to God, it’s amazing to read that God is on the move. At the same time, it’s humbling to know that it all starts with a simple desire for God’s love to be known, prayer and obedience. And, that it’s all through God’s faithfulness and his far greater love for the people of this country, than our own insufficient human capabilities.
Personally, I found it encouraging to read of God’s kingdom working it’s way into the public sector and our everyday. As inspirational as it is to hear God at work in far and distant lands, it can feel that these things only happen in other countries on mission trips and not in the hum drum of the 9 to 5. But no! God is here, and evidently, God has called us.