Friday, 9 May 2008

The Times: Sir Cliff celebrates His 50 greatest hits

Sir Cliff Richard marked the 50th anniversary of his start in showbusiness yesterday with the publication of a book containing his top 50 Bible stories for children.

The pop star, a devout Anglican, said that the Church of England could overcome its present difficulties over gays and declining attendance by letting go of the intellectual approach to faith and learning to keep it simple.

“I have always had a simplistic approach to faith because it is so simple to me,” he told a press conference of mostly Christian journalists at the Methodist Church Central Hall in Westminster, London.

Naming the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours as one of his favourites, he said all children should be given the chance to read the Bible. Western society was built on rules that come from the Bible, he said. Never to open a Bible or attempt to read it was “almost criminal”. Read more
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