“A fascinating read … intelligent and accessible”
The Independent

A personal and betrothed narrative, conveying the beauty, wellbeing, benevolence, inner warmth and inspiration that darkness can and should bring.
Kim Holmén, International Director, Norwegian Polar Institute

Catherine Bird redefines darkness as a liberative concept with transformative affects for liturgy, spirituality and mission.
Professor Robert Beckford, Canterbury Christ Church University

This close but accessible study asks readers to think about darkness in ways that have been seldom explored. I warmly recommend it to all who are willing to question their assumptions, and to look at familiar day and night experiences in a new way.
The Revd Graeme Watson, author of Strike the Cloud

Powerfully inverts our customary imagery surrounding light and dark … Projects such as this serve to challenge the complacency of cultural thinking and lazy theology that stigmatises an essential ingredient of God’s purposes for creation. 
The Revd Richard Greatrex, Church Times

I was privileged to have the book reviewed in the Independent. You can read the review here

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