A BOOK ON CONFIRMATION written 23 years ago by a rector in the Diocese of Guildford has this year reached something of a landmark, having sold nearly 16,000 copies with new versions still being updated and reprinted.
Canon Nick Aiken, Rector of Wisley with Pyrford in Woking, wrote the book, â€˜Being Confirmedâ€™ in 1990, and it is still today helping young people be informed and educated in what confirmation is all about.
Nick said: â€œI am delighted to say that the book has sold nearly 16,000 copies and continues to be a valuable gift and guide to confirmation.
â€œI did not imagine it would be in print after all these years but I am glad that it is still useful as a course and a personal gift by individuals and parishes to those who have been confirmed.
â€œI was very honoured when former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams kindly wrote the foreword for the book, saying that it provides a clear guide for your own journey as disciples, and a set of starting points for talking about what you believe with others.â€
The book is available from any bookshop, or can be found on publisher SPCKâ€™s website (below).
Author Nick Aiken
Published by SPCK
Foreword by Rowan Williams