Running Into No Man's Land
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, delve deeper into the life and wisdom of the remarkable priest and poet Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, better known as Woodbine Willie.
Woodbine Willie did his thinking in the heat of battle, whilst running into no manÕs land, rescuing the wounded, handing out Woodbine cigarettes and encouraging frightened soldiers under bombardment in the trenches. In the face of terror he wrestled with God, exploring, through his poetry and prose, fresh answers to lifeÕs toughest questions.
Today, his wisdom retains its power. It speaks to our twenty-first century lives, particularly where we struggle with doubt, confusion and disappointment. It is wisdom for every day of the week, not just for Sundays, and wisdom for all life, not just for wartime.