Lord of Life

By Frank Topping

A collection of poems and meditations by the well known broadcaster on the experience of God’s presence in everyday life.

ISBN: 9780718825461


Daily living is a mixture of listening, learning and loving, and Frank Topping draws on his experience as Methodist minister, sailor, song-writer and actor to show us the things we take for granted. Lord of Life will appeal to all those who enjoy Frank Topping’s meditations, and readers both old and new will appreciate the way in which he helps us to experience God’s presence in our lives.

“It seemed as if this had been written specially for me,” That was the most frequently repeated phrase when listeners to Radio 2 wrote to the BBC asking for a copy of the script of Frank Topping’s morning meditations on Pause for Thought. “What made me decide to broadcast them regularly,” says Frank, “was the huge response from listeners – literally thousands.”

In the Frank Topping series, the Lutterworth Press has published many of his most popular radio meditations. These collections of thoughts and prayers remain a pleasure to use and also a handy reference for those who want to find their favourite meditation.

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Dimensions197 × 130 mm


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About the Author

Before being ordained to the Methodist ministry in 1970, Frank Topping worked in the theatre and television, both as a producer and a performer. He then worked for BBC Radio Bristol before moving to BBC London in 1974. He is known not only through his radio broadcasts but also because of his West End partnership with Donald Swan in ‘Swann and Topping’ and his television series ‘Topping on Sunday’.


1. Lord of Life
2. Thinking Aloud
3. Talking
4. Listening
5. Seeing
6. Resting
7. Worrying
8. Writing
9. Playing
10. Journeying
11. Giving
12. Thank God
13. Understanding
14. Praising
15. Maundy Thursday
16. Learning
17. Asking
18. Searching
19. Creating
20. Comforting
21. Trusting
22. Forgiving
23. Suffering
24. Peace
25. Loving
26. Living