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Religion of Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Source: Ernest Senanu Dovlo

Catholic Priest launches book of 'Hope'

All is set for the launch of “the sun at midnight” - a book authored by Rev. Fr. Derrick Eyram Senanu on February 12 at 4pm at the Holy Spirit Cathedral hall Adabraka.

The piece is an inspirational book that offers hope to anyone who is on the verge of giving up in life. In a world characterised by a lot of bad news, the book brings good news.

The title of the book “THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT” suggests an intriguing read. The sun at day is obvious but the sun at midnight is certainly a spectacle.

In choosing this title, the author seeks to offer some light in the dark on our journey of faith. It is a book of 124 pages, concise and portable.

The style of writing is purposefully simple to make reading easy and to accommodate all manner of persons. In a space of seven chapters, the author uses the life-stories of seven biblical personages as pegs to give direction to his flow of thoughts. The experiences of these biblical figures are harnessed into a springboard to project snippets of wisdom that qualify as maxims.

At the end of each chapter the author proffers series of questions to be pondered upon and to deepen the process of reflection.

Some of the insightful quotes drawn from the book are: “When God is silent, remember it is only because he is preparing to speak louder and clearer”, “Often it is when we are at our end that we experience greater beginnings”, “It is only when trouble finds you that you realise you have talents that are lying fallow”, “Greatness comes from smallness but while we are small, we must think greatly and prepare in smaller ways towards greatness”, “Even in the challenges of your life, prepare yourself for the changes ahead”.

The author, Rev. Fr. Derrick Eyram Senanu is a Roman Catholic priest of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Study of Religions from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.

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