The Invisible Church is into a second printing after selling out in weeks

The Invisible Church is now into its second printing after the book's first print run sold out just weeks after it landed on bookstore shelves.

Invisible Church From left: Rev Colin Sinclair, Convener of the Mission and Discipleship council; Most Rev David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane; author Steve Aisthorpe; Very Rev John Chalmers; Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison; and Most Reverend Leo Cushley, Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

Church leaders from across Scotland were presented with a copy of the book when they visited the Church of Scotland offices this week to share lunch and meet the book's author Steve Aisthorpe.

The book looks at how the Christian faith is evolving and changing in a more secular age. It is based on his previous research that found many people don't attend Sunday church services yet continue to have a strong faith and a desire to live a Christian life

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Principle Clerk Very Rev John Chalmers and council conveners hosted the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane; and Most Reverend Leo Cushley, Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

Steve, a Mission and Discipleship Council development worker for the North of Scotland, published a research paper on the issue in 2014 and interviewed many people of faith outside of formal congregations.

Steve will be formally launching the book at events across the country including:

Edinburgh

Where: Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date: Monday, 23 May

Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm

Dingwall

Where: Highland Theological College

Date: Wednesday, 1 June

Time: 2.00 – 3.30 pm