Book Launch with Tim Heaton

the-long-road-to-heavenTim Heaton will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 4th February at 3:15pm to launch his new ‘The Long Road to Heaven : A Lent Course Based on the Film ‘The Way’.

The second Lent resource from the author of ‘The Naturalist and the Christ’ explores the Christian understanding on ‘salvation’ in a five-part study course based on the film ‘The Way’. The 2011 film stars Martin Sheen as a bereaved father who travels to France to collect the body of his son, killed during a storm whilst walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James’. The film follows his decision to complete the pilgrimage himself and the other pilgrims he meets on the way. This course examines the Biblical accounts and images of salvation – past, present and future – and addresses questions such as, What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who can be saved? What do we have to do to be saved? How are we saved?

The Reverend Tim Heaton is in parish ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and a Priest in 2010. That same year, he was awarded a BA (Honours) Degree in Theology for Christian Ministry and Mission. He spent five years in the army before pursuing a career in the City of London. After twenty years he left the City in 2003 to answer his call to ordination.

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email bookshop@sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899


“Salvation is all about journeying or, as it is often named, pilgrimage. Using the brilliant film “The Way”, Tim Heaton helps us understand that finding heaven is as much about the journey as it is about the arriving. Through careful interweaving of Jesus’ journey to the cross with the journeys of the characters in the film, the course reminds us that we are all somewhere on a journey and on that journey we have the possibility, through the grace of God, of finding salvation. This is an outstanding and exciting course that I strongly recommend. It is extremely well constructed, imaginatively presented and well written, and goes right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian disciple.”

The Venerable Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne

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