Rev.Rod Fereday, A retired anglican priest, with experience of ministry as parish priest
(Vicar), also as Director of 'Christian Care' working with those with learning difficulties
and mental health problems. In retirement as voluntary chaplain of local mental health
Hospital. Also on Diocese of Europe locum list and with ICS working overseas inIbiza,
And Tenerife as seasonal chaplainn, locum,and Missioner.
Born in Sheffield, qualified mechanical mining engineer, working for NCB and also in
the gold mines in South Africa. Later as self employed sub postmaster before
ordination. Studied 'Economics and Industrial Relations' at Sheffield university.
Then trained for ordination at 'St.Johns' college Notingham.
Hobbies - Sailing, gardening, writing, and spanish language, playing guitar.
Married to Josey for 48 yrs. two adult children and living in Hunmanby a village 10 miles south of Scarborough.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was a terrific adventure story which will be familiar to many and told the epic tale of 'Tom Sawyer'. I remember vividly looking forward to the teacher reading it aloud to the class each afternoon before we left school to return home. The antisipation of waiting for each days episode had us hanging on to every word. I'm never sure if that teacher knew how powerful the readings would be, in each child's future development.
How do you approach cover design?
This is very important, and never rushed, eventually the title and the picture image on the cover will come to mind and will in some way complement each other. You can never, as the saying goes, 'Judge a book by its Cover'. But the words and cover image is the first chance an author has to attract their readership.
'Four Steps To Eternity' is a refreshing, simply crafted insight into the teachings of Jesus as found in the Four Gospels of the New Testament. The writer shares his insights and feelings in a touching way, which immediately encourages the reader to actually become engrossed in the discourse.
The ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ is a refreshing, simply crafted insight into the teachings of Jesus as found in St. Matthew’s Gospel. The writer shares his insights and feelings in a touching way, which immediately encourages the reader to actually become engrossed in the discourse.