Surprising Merrily

Publisher: Anglican House Media Ministries, Inc.

Anglicans comprise the third largest Christian group globally.  Although the newly formed Anglican Church in North America (Est. 2009) is in communion with the vast majority of other Anglicans worldwide, very few lay people here in North America can explain Anglicanism effectively.  How to get people up-to-speed about Anglicanism in reasonably short order?  Even inspire one to dig deeper into it.  Books?  Teachings?  Well, of course.  But how about a little technology?  A DVD perhaps.  But not the infomercial sort of thing.  What if  an entertainment answered the question What is Anglicanism?  Helped people to tell others Why I'm an Anglican?  What if there were, well, a one-act stage play?  One that wasn't churchy at all, though accurate and entertaining.   Maybe add a little Gershwin music for good measure.  And a prickly media lady - we'll call her Merrily Inclement - to confront historical Anglicans C.S. Lewis, Thomas Cranmer and Richard Hooker.  What if Hollywood got involved - filmed a great performance by professional actors, producer, director, cinematographers, film editors, sound people . . . the Hollywood cinematic works?  Well, it's happened!  Surprising Merrily is now a 45 minute DVD that can be enjoyed by a Church congregation or by anyone at home or with friends. Thomas Cranmer renovated the English Church during the Great Reformation, producing the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549.  Richard Hooker (1554-1600) refined Cranmer's legacy.  C.S. Lewis came to faith some 400 years later.  He wonderfully expounded the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic faith in our time.   Though Merrily Inclement and her Surprising Merrily television show are fictional, the four characters meet in a literary form called the supposal where - as they explore Anglicanism - we are reminded that a personal encounter with the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints has a way of producing its own surprises. This is an enduring movie for all Christians as well as seekers.

About Ron Speers of Newport Beach, CA

Ron Speers is the CEO/Publisher of Anglican House Publishers, the publishing arm (Est. 2013) of the Anglican Church in North America. He was the founding
Chairman and CEO of the Association of Western Anglican Congregations and
later the first President and the Co-Chairman, with the Bishop, of the outcome
of that group of churches: the Diocese of Western Anglicans, Anglican Church
in North America. He is a member of the Governance Committee and the
Provincial Council of the Anglican Church in North America and serves as its
Parliamentarian. Speers was a GAFCON Delegate and is a member of the
Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. He is a former Senior Warden and current
Rector's Council member of St. James Anglican Church, Newport Beach,
California. He was made a Canon of the Diocese of Western Anglicans in 2011. Speers, a graduate of UCLA and the UCLA School of Law, is a retired member
of the Bar of California and the bars of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has recently authored amicus curiae briefs for that Court and the California Supreme Court. In the corporate world Speers was General
Counsel of two NYSE listed multinational corporations and rose through the
ranks to become President of one of them. He has served on various boards
of directors, and held a TOP SECRET security clearance for more than twenty
years. He was founding and managing partner of a law firm in Orange County,
California ranked preeminent in five separate legal fields by Martindale-Hubble's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has served on the boards and advisory boards of colleges and universities, currently the Board of Visitors of the
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy. Speers coauthored the suspense-thriller series The Mallory Chronicles: The Hidden Empire (2003), The Rheingold Legacy (2006), and The Catalyst (2007). He also produced the follow-on Mallory Chronicles audio books with the renowned British actor Patrick Macnee. Ron and Flo Speers have three married children and eleven grandchildren. They
live in Newport Beach, California.

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
DVD Versatile Disk 9780615656571 0615656579 2013-05-31 0 English 0.00 x 5.40 x 7.50 in $19.50

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