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Never Far from Home

Stories From the Radio Pulpit

Carl Scovel

“My hope is that these fragments will move readers to open their eyes to the world as it is—with all its beauty, cruelty, and mystery—and there see God with the eyes of a newly awakened faith.”
—Carl Scovel

The 100 sermons collected in this book were culled from about 950 that Scovel wrote for a five-minute radio program, which broadcast from 1979 to 1999. The talks aired on Sunday mornings on WCRB, a classical radio station near Boston. Scovel’s storytelling focuses on the ways in which God’s presence may be discerned in our lives.

Widely renowned for his preaching, Carl Scovel was a minister for more than 45 years, 32 of them as pastor of King’s Chapel, the historic Unitarian Universalist church on Tremont Street in downtown Boston.

Praise for Never Far From Home:

“Carl Scovel was one of Boston’s great preachers and radio’s most reassuring voices. Now those words find their way into print and an even wider audience. What a blessing for us all!”
—Peter J. Gomes, Memorial Church Chaplain, Harvard University

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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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