I enjoyed this book, not least because I am about the same age as Donald Reeve, so have lived through the same times but not the same experiences of course. I am familiar with the area around Chichester where he grew up and many of the names he mentions through his life have formed part of my own background.
This held my interest from the start, and I was soon engrossed in Donald Reeves own very personal story, and how he became the controversial figure he remains. At every stage of his life he has refused to fit into a mould conceived by others. He has trodden his own path as his faith has led him.
The result has been pioneering work throughout his time before ordination, as a Curate, as a Vicar and now ‘retired’ – which is hardly the word to use! I could list the many organisations he has been involved with over the years but this would not give a full picture of the man. You need to read about that for yourself.