Jim's Retiring Collection
Rev. James Caldwell recorded the more amusing stories of his various ministries and on hearing these, artist Jim Douglas of Glenfarg, offered to illustrate his tales.
When Jim died in 1995, I inherited papers, musings, photographs and the general deluge of personal memorabilia which post mortem events produce. Poet’s Progeny was the first of Jim’s writing which became a popular book. Now I have turned his amusing stories into a short book with an unusual structure to inform and entertain the reader. Each chapter starts with a short bible passage then is followed by a contemporary commentary before Jim offers his amusing tales. Accordingly, this can be a reflective book, an aid to understanding the Bible in today’s complex society or a very amusing account which blows out of the water the image of a Scottish Presbyterian minister as a bland, dour preacher. Jim’s tales will certainly have you shaking with laughter.
Book Size (Paperback editions): A5 (210 x 148 mm) Colour Perfect Bound Standard Colour
ISBN (Paperback editions): 0755215915
ISBN-13 (Paperback editions): 9780755215911