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Still Running

The Seven Lives of a Glasgow Phenomenon

Still Running

The Seven Lives of a Glasgow Phenomenon

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Publisher: St Andrew Press
ISBN: 9780861538584
Published: 30/09/2014

Jamie Stuart launched this book in the year of Saint Andrew Press's 60th anniversary and tells the story of his life. In the process, he inspires readers with his indomitable Christian faith and his unfailing sense of humour.

In Still Running, this is the story of an extraordinary life that decade-by-decade since the First World War bears witness to Glasgow's people and to the ever-changing backdrop of history. Above all, this is the story of the spirit of Glasgow through the long life of a man who rose above his 'sair daunts' to reach out and inspire many thousands of people across Glasgow, the whole of Scotland and right across the Atlantic.

Author of the much-loved and widely acclaimed bestseller A Glasgow Bible, this energetic nonagenarian is an unstoppable busy public speaker, always in demand across Scotland to talk about his life and to read from the Bible - as translated into the Glaswegian patter. A successful athlete in his younger days, Jamie had been an actor, airman, salesman and social worker.

As an author, he had been amazed to find that A Glasgow Bible has been a bestseller for over 20 years. Above all, he was an evangelist, bringing his Christian faith into his work and inspiring those around him. He has inspired many, many thousands - and this is the story of the deep well-spring of that inspiration.

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Jamie Stuart

Now retired, Jamie Stuart had a varied career - gents' outfitter, professional actor, vacuum-cleaner salesman, residential child-care officer ... and as an acclaimed writer. He was an elder of High Carntyne Church, Glasgow. Sadly, he passed away aged 95 in July 28 2016.

'As the author of the best-selling Glasgow Bible, The Glasgow Gospel and A Scots Gospel, Jamie Stuart is well known as a prolific Christian author, finding new life and unforeseen success in retirement. Now in his 10th decade, this latest publication allows readers a snapshot of his fascinating life - from athlete to door-to-door salesman, actor to evangelist best-selling author to Queen's baton bearer in the days leading up to the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

It is a fascinating and enriching collection of short stories and encounters from his long and varied life, which chronicles and illustrates a joyous existence, well lived, embracing opportunity and celebrating positivity. It is also the story of the changing face of Glasgow over most of the 20th century and into the 21st.

Jamie's long standing ability to communicate with a popular audience is celebrated in this entertaining account from one of Glasgow's most famous sons' -- Lynne McNeil, Life & Work Magazine, December 2014