Shortly after becoming Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church, Donald Eadie was told that he had a degenerative disc disease. Following three major spinal operations, he was forced to retire, and to face the letting go of identity and role, feelings of marginalisation and abandonment – living with the death of the old life, and not being able to imagine a new one with meaning and purpose.
Into the Foothills of Transformation is a collection of Donald’s reflections and journal writings, and letters, prayers and poems.
“His accessible, inspiring, challenging, intensely moving words are real and come from the heart. They reveal a depth of thought that emerges from life restricted now but not overwhelmed, from a spirit forever free. Donald takes us through pain, frustration, anger, sorrow and joy to the foothills; to somewhere we don’t know and are just beginning to understand: a place of vision and imagination.” Joy Mead