Church of England Newspaper
"This memoir of a ministry, a profession, and a marriage is an unusually honest book that sheds light not only on the author but also on the history of the Church of England in the post-war years."
David J. Goldberg
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London
"This disarmingly frank, elegantly written memoir by Anthony Harvey is both a personal account of his distinguished career in the church and a hymn of love to his late wife. Harvey frequently upbraids himself for having been 'a gifted amateur' rather than a single-minded academic; but classical scholarship, theology, the working ministry, and his circle of family and friends are all the richer for his having spread his talents widely and generously, thus enabling so many of us in so many different fields to benefit from his wisdom, eloquence, and Christian goodness."
former Bishop of Oxford
"Anthony Harvey is one of the ablest priests of his generation. In this beautifully written memoir he gives us a vivid picture of both himself and the church he has tried to serve. Thankfully free of any self-aggrandizement or false humility, his book gives us a ruthlessly honest account of great personal struggle and fortitude."
University of Oxford
"An outstanding Oxford classicist, New Testament scholar, teacher, church theologian, and social activist, Anthony Harvey has achieved more than most. This searingly honest account of what it all looks like in retrospect and from the inside prompts searching questions about England today, its established Church, and its ancient universities."
from the foreword
"This moving and unpretentious memoir charts a journey of education in faith, not least through times of deep challenge in personal life. It shows us a scholar always willing to put the resources of his remarkable learning at the disposal of the Christian community. . . . This book has the capacity to rekindle faith in the theological vocation in the fullest sense of the word 'theological' and to renew a confidence in the possibility of interweaving human honesty and Christian depth."