The autumn equinox has officially marked the end of summer as we transition into autumn. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and days are becoming shorter. October brings us harvests festivals, atmospheric morning mists, shimmering light in bronzed woodlands and, of course, home comforts. So, grab your jumper, plump up your cushions and delight in the season that is tailor-made for curling up with a good book.

Jesus and The Little People: Gospel Encounters

Jesus and The Little People: Gospel Encounters

Michael T Winstanley SDB


A sensitive exploration of the minor characters, or 'little people' in the Gospel narratives.

ISBN 978-1-909080-17-1

Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm



The Little People, in the gospels, are often anonymous. Unlike the authorities and disciples, they cannot be considered a group character, because they are not connected to each other. Some are unobtrusive; others simply facilitate the action of an episode; others serve as catalysts. Some play a greater role, standing out for the quality of their faith and trust, or because they convey the meaning of service. Their role is important and memorable, and impacts strongly on the reader. I find the designation Little People much more attractive and engaging than Minor Characters. The encounters between Jesus and the Little People throughout the Gospel story reveal a great deal about Jesus himself and about the nature of genuine discipleship.