ANTIGUAN PRIEST PUBLISHES SECOND BOOK Reviewed By: Alphaeus Phillip Rev. Lionel Richards who hails from Johnson's Point Antigua has published his second book entitled II The Cycle Of Life, A Caribbean Reflection" . In this book Dr· Richards sets out to reflect on life in the Caribbean in genera\. Being born and educated up to secondary level in one Caribbean island, pursuing his University education in another where he interacted with students from a\l over the Caribbean, then marrying someone from a third Caribbean island, he felt he is quite capable of speaking with some authority on behalf of the Caribbean. The book begins with the names we are given at birth and touches on our journey from the womb to the tomb. There are chapters on Healthy Living, Science and Faith, Minister Of God, From Servant to Friend, Instruments Of God, Jesus Christ Fulfiller of Past, Satisfier of Present, Advocates of Restoration and Prisoners of Change. In Healthy Living we are reminded that along with physical health, we are to practice mental and spiritual health, always remembering our creator. I find the chapter on Instruments of God quite interesting. The names he chose are Mary and Joseph, Caesar Augustus, Moses and Pharaoh, Cyrus of Persia, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Fidel Castro, whom Richards right\v credits with raising the educational and medical standards in Cuba, and for helping some African nations to gain their independence from foreign nations who had them in bondage, but he is noticeably silent on Castro's inhumane and brutal treatment c Christians and others seeking their freedom, and effectively outlawing opposition parties in Cuba. Richards ended this chapter by reminding us that Jesus Christ the ultimate Instrument Of God. About the author: 
Rev. Dr. Lionel Richards was born in Antigua and Barbuda(The Holy Land of the Caribbean) and is the son of George(1905 - 1977) and Jane Ann(1908 - 1979) Richards. He is the first of the second four children of a truly Caribbean family. His senior and junior siblings are dispersed across the globe, and have distinguished themselves in a variety of the fields. With a father as church organist and a mother a member of the Mother's Union, church life was the natural air he breathed. On completing his secondary education at Antigua Grammar School, he taught for two and a half years before the start of his Theological Studies (1965 - 1967) at Codrington College, Barbados. He continued his education at Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies from which he gained the BA.(General Honors- Mathematics, Sociology and Philosophy - 1970), the Diploma in Education(Math).1979), and MA. Education(1988) degrees. He gained the Doctorate in Ministry Degree(1993) from Atlanta Theological Seminary in Georgia, USA. He is a priest in the Anglican Communion for over 40 years and has served the churches in the islands of Jamaica, Antigua and St. Vincent with the love and devotion of a true 'homo Caribbiensis' (Caribbean Man). He has taught Math in schools of the countries listed, preparing students for O' Level/CXC and A' Level Exams. He has supervised teachers in the areas of Math for Micro Teachers' College, Jamaica, and had for many years supervised on behalf of the University Of the West Indies (Mona Campus), Teachers and Principals for the Certificates in Social Studies and Education Administration, in Antigua and St. Vincent. He married Verona Whyte, a Jamaican, who had graduated from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus with a Special honors degree in English in 1968. They have three children, Constance Alecia, Esther Angelica and Ruth - Ann Theresa

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