Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Chris Chatteris, SJ
121 pages - paperback
21cm x 14.5cm
Chris Chatteris author
The book is written for "people whose work brings them to the perplexing moral front lines of our rapidly changing world" and looks at the qualities needed in people who would minister in such situations. It draws on Chatteris's own experiences of ministering in a society that is divided and in the throes of political upheaval, addressing the different worlds within which we live and the ways in which our moral senses become numbed. He considers the dangerous role of truth and when to speak and act, and when to keep silent. In particular he looks at the roles of leaders and prophets, and at the integrity, personal resources and accountability needed by those called to minister in difficult situations.