When I saw #BecomingReverend over on @NetGalley I knew I had to get in touch with @CHPublishingUK. I’ve read about @revmattwoodcock in my local newspaper so I knew about his beer festivals 🍺🍺🍺. Matt is a legend in the real ale festival world and tickets to his events are like gold dust, I’ve still to manage to get any! Maybe my review may help? 🍻🍻🍻🍻
Anyway, back to this absolutely brilliant frank account of his time at, as it says on the cover #BecomingReverend. This is a Funny yet also moving diary of Matt’s life and how he has got to where he is today.
Please do not be put off by his occupation if you are not religious, I guarantee as a biography you really will enjoy this straight from the heart book.
Pull up a pew, Grab a pint and keep an eye out for any lurking camels in this great debut book.
I rate this book 5/5
Die-hard Oasis fan.
Low sperm count.
Training to be a vicar. Obviously.
Matt Woodcock’s frank, funny real-life diaries reveal what it was like for him to train as a vicar while struggling against all odds to become a father.
In them he lays bare his joys and struggles as he attempts to reconcile his calling as a vicar with his life as a party-loving journalist, footie-freak and incorrigible extrovert.
Becoming Reverend is a compelling and original account of how faith can work in the midst of a messy life, combining family, fertility, faith and friendship with the story of a divine – but unlikely – calling.
Publication Date is November 3rd 2016
Pre- Order from Amazon HERE
Thank You to @UncleSi_Elf @NetGalley and his publisher for allowing me to review this book
This was a very religious book, not really my cup of tea if I’m honest, so much so I actually gave up reading it. For some it might be of interest but it wasn’t for me.
America’s favorite uncle and bestselling author of Si-cology 1, Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson, opens up about how his faith has brought him peace and serenity throughout his many not-so-peaceful adventures.
Si Robertson has gone from chief duck call maker to beloved star of A&E’sDuck Dynasty. Through his transition, he has remained untainted by the popularity and money, and is the same man he was before stardom—generous, kind, compassionate, and a little bit crazy. Beginning where Si-cology 1 ended, Uncle Si gets much more personal as he talks about his life on the road as one of the show’s favorites, and how he feels about life after the show. Si-renity will be full of Si-style, hilarious stories, as well as an up-close look inside the heart and faith of this loveable fan favorite.
This new book shines a light on the kindness and compassion Si has for children, the military, and the less fortunate. Full of zany, yet honest stories about his day-to-day life on the road, Si narrates the lessons he’s learned about living life courageously and joyfully, and shares his personal source of peace and love for others—both originating directly from his faith in God.
Thank You so much @PenguinRHUKNews @NetGalley and the main man himself @ScillySergeant for giving me the opportunity to review this fabulously funny book.
When I first saw the cover I just knew I had to read this book. Mad man zooming about on small bike, just my cuppa.
I really loved the day to day happenings of Colin’s day. There are some very funny tales to tell and I laughed out loud.
I realise policing is a very serious matter and Colin seems THE man for the job.
A feel good read which makes me want to venture back “darn sarf” for a pint of “Drekters my Ansome” ( Northerner who lived/worked in Penzance trying to speak Cornish here)
I give this book 10/10
‘Policing is like this everywhere but not everywhere is Scilly’
Meet Sergeant Colin Taylor, he has been a valuable member of the police force for over twenty years, five of which have been spent policing the ‘quiet’ Isles of Scilly, a group of islands off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula.
Colin has made it his purpose to keep the streets of Scilly free anchor thieves, goldfish abductors and other culprits, some drunken, intent on breaking the law. This book is the first hand account of how he did it.
Coupled with his increasingly popular ‘Isle of Scilly Police Force’ Facebook page, this book charts the day to day trials and tribulations of a small-island police officer, told in a perfectly humorous and affectionate way. This book is a fantastic read.