Glenn Morison is an ordained minister of the United Churchof Canada who has worked from coast to coast withinCanada throughout his adult life. Among those he has counted as his friends are rural Cape Bretoners, International Seafarers using the Port of Halifax, Salvadoran Refugees in southern New Brunswick, the young and old living on the streets of Toronto and the Gitxsan First Nation in Northern British Columbia. Currently, Glenn worked a number of years as a chaplain at the Winnipeg Remand Centre, a maximum security institution dedicated to housing those awaiting bail, trial or transfer within the Manitoba justice system before becoming the Director of Open Circle, a prison visitation program. Glenn has published numerous opinion and humour pieces for newspapers, magazines and the Internet. Recently retired Glenn has collected a number of his thoughts and reflections in The Things We Say.
The Things We Say provides 187 launching points for new understanding that readers can bring to bear on each day of their lives. The juxtaposition of common sayings and Bible verses sheds light on each as the author and reader take on the privileged role of mediating the discussion between two. The context of Quaker "queries and advices" adds depth, breadth and focus to each page.
This is a phenomenal piece of fiction. It can be jarring at times but it is worth it. He takes you to a dangerous and perplexing place where you really don't want to go and certainly have no interest in staying. Yet, when you are finished the book, you treasure the journey. I saw the book and thought a book about an Economist couldn't possibly be interesting. I could not have been more wrong.