Author: Peter McGuigan
In March 2020, Major Peter McGuigan felt compelled to write about his observations of life amid the unfolding global health crisis. The resulting essays focused on people’s desire for a new normal for their lives through enriching relationships, taking personal and collective responsibility for creating a better world, and profound spiritual renewal.
In this unique and timely book, the essays form a compilation of hope and assurance for our post-pandemic life. The words are beautifully complemented by stunning photography by the writer’s son, Gareth McGuigan, capturing the concept of ‘a new day’ visually.
Graphic artist Jooles Tostevin-Hobbs has combined writing and photographs in a way that empowers readers with restored hope and expectancy for the future. All who have worked on A New Day believe that it is a gift at this turning point for humankind.
Professor Graeme Young’s Foreword describes this essence: ‘One can read and reread these essays and be refreshed each time. Not only that, but the photographs complement the text and jolt us back to the wonder of our world and the assurance that a new day is a tangible possibility for us all.’ To make the most of the photographs and the text working together, the book's dimensions are 22cm by 22cm.
A New Day includes reflection sections at the end of each chapter comprising prayers, poems and space for journaling. Published by Salvation Books, it would make a meaningful gift for loved ones, friends and colleagues across all areas of our lives, especially at Christmas and for the New Year.