Richard Coles’ remarkable memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs to a life devoted to God and Christianity. Fathomless Riches - a phrase characteristic of St Paul and his followers - is a deeply personal and illuminating account of a transformation from hedonistic self-abandonment to 'the moment that changed everything'. Funny, warm, witty and wise, it is a memoir which has the power to shock as well as to console.
Released in October 2016 and continuing where Fathomless Riches left off, with Richard Coles' ordination in 2005. The story, however, is told very differently, structured around the church's year, beginning with the ordination season in Petertide and then on through Advent and Christmas to Lent and Easter, drawing on Richard's experiences in his ten years of ministry, serving in Boston Lincolnshire, Knightsbridge in central London, and Finedon in Northamptonshire. Interwoven with these is the story of his continuing career as a broadcaster and in media. How can one be the servant of two masters? What is the grain and texture of a parish priest's life? How can you be faithful in ministry and not unintelligible to the rest of the world?