"In the book of life the answers aren't in the back." (Charlie Brown) Using situations and events that are familiar to all of us, the author points up spiritual lessons that invigorate, encourage and stimulate. You will smile as he covers topics such as Keeping Fit, Hair Loss, DIY, Dieting, Moving House and several aspects of sporting endeavour. You will be inspired as he investigates the Climbing of Everest, the Olympic Games and the Highway Code. This is an easy to read book but one that will touch your heart, raise you out of the doldrums and give you hope for the future. There are fifty-two self-contained chapters each likened to a modern parable. Hence the book lends itself for use as a weekly devotional. So prepare to laugh, to cry and above all to be challenged. If your life is currently a struggle and you are beset by difficulties and problems get ready to find peace, fulfilment and allow your tears of sadness to turn to ones of joy. This book may be just the tonic you need at this time. We pray that as you read it you will be richly blessed and strengthened. Dr Brian Gilliland has been involved in the world of education for over forty years, culminating in his appointment in 1987 as Principal of a large school on the outskirts of Belfast. He brings to his writing a wealth of experience coupled with a great sense of humour. "His Gentle Hand" is easy to read, will capture the imagination and demonstrate how Jesus provides the answer to all the difficulties that life can present. He passionately believes that life on earth is to be enjoyed rather than endured. Brian is married to Liz (also a teacher) and lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland.