Thursday, 24 March 2011

Richard Leonard SJ

Fr Richard Leonard SJ was in our Westminster shop on 22nd March to promote his latest book Where the Hell is God?, published by Hidden Spring (Paulist Press). The book was written after Tracey Leonard, his sister, was involved in a car crash which left her a quadriplegic. In the book Richard addresses the many questions people ask when faced with tragedy and suffering, and gives a theological response to the different comments and interpretations people express to those who are victims of such accidents. This is a very moving and thought provoking book, the title of which is taken from his mother’s initial question after Tracey’s accident, "Where the hell is God?".

During his talk Richard also made mention of Tracey’s own book, The Full Catastrophe, in which she tells her own story. Whilst in London Richard was interviewed by BBC Radio 2 for Aled Jones' Good Morning Sunday programme for 27th March, and Premier Christian Radio.

Pictured here is Fr Richard with Michael Brennan, Director and Sales Manager of Columba Press, the U.K. distributor of Hidden Spring books.