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.

The Christian Teacher: Shepherd of Loving Kindness

The Christian Teacher: Shepherd of Loving Kindness

David O'Malley SDB


Written in a reflective style, this small book by David O'Malley SDB aims to sharpen the awareness of the teacher in recognising opportunities for loving kindness in their work with the young.

ISBN 978-1-909080-19-5

Paperback portrait 117mm x 175mm



While the book is written from within a broad Christian tradition, it owes a large amount to the Salesian tradition of St John Bosco, for whom loving kindness was the main focus of his work with marginalised young people in nineteenth century Turin.

Every teacher, working vocationally in the field of education , is looking for buried treasure. The teacher will unearth the strands of God's spirit that point to a loving presence in the heart of each person, hidden in relationships, and in the gifts of colleagues and pupils. In tantrums and in tragedies, in celebrations and in shared silence, the same spirit of loving kindness will emerge, slipping in and out of the focus of our poor spiritual sight.