Athlone resident co-writes gospel themed book ‘The Deep End’

Triona Doherty

Triona Doherty

Athlone resident, Triona Doherty has co-written ‘The Deep End’, a publication which invites the reader to come on a journey, through the story of Luke’s Gospel, to follow Jesus in the short years of his ministry.

Through a series of reflections on the Sunday Gospels of Year C, it shares the Gospel’s focus on cultivating inclusiveness, compassion and a love that can turn the world upside down.

In a world threatened by ecological break-down, inequality and division, the message of Jesus as presented by Luke has much to say.

The Gospel of Luke was written almost 2,000 years ago but its themes are as fresh and relevant to today’s world as in the centuries after the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Its emphasis on social justice and inclusion - caring for the poor, the oppressed, and the marginalized of the time – is echoed in the papacy of Pope Francis and is a familiar message to the Christians of today. A new book of reflections on this Gospel demonstrates this contemporary applicability.

The book includes tips for prayer and meditation, as well as practical suggestions for building communities of welcome and love, with a particular focus on caring for God’s creation. We are invited to continue to live out and to share the radical vision of Luke’s Gospel of inspiration and hope.

Tríona Doherty is a journalist, writer and editor. She also works with asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable women and children. Her co-author, Jane Mellett, is the Laudato Si’ Officer for Trócaire. She is a qualified spiritual director, yoga teacher and retreat facilitator and has worked in pastoral ministry for over ten years.

The Deep End A Journey with the Sunday Gospels in the Year of Luke by Tríona Doherty and Jane Mellett is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications and is priced at €14.95.


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