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A postman-turned-preacher, who in his current work supports many people and families in times of loss and gain, is launching his first book covering ten themes on life including topics such as feelings, work, identity, home, finances, losses, communication and spirituality.


Entitled “Blog 51” and written by Urmston resident, Graham Smallman, the book covers the coaching process and pastoral insights brought together in a holistic manner incorporating body, mind and spirit. During the six years the book took to write, Graham has produced regular blogs representing contemporary thoughts and ideas for the encouragement and support of people who want to achieve certain personal life goals.


           The book, priced at £12.99 but £10 on the night, is to be launched at The Spread Eagle pub in Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.30pm. At the event, Graham plans to tell his audience what motivated him to write the book, how it can inspire people in their everyday life and how his writings are relevant to modern thinking and biblical understanding.


     Apart from his time as a postal worker, Graham also worked as a heating engineer before taking on other roles including part time taxi driver, process operator and project worker with Adullam Homes supporting the homeless. In 1978 – 1981 he completed his Ministerial training and served two churches on the Wirral. He later obtained a degree in Theology at Manchester University and currently works in the Greater Manchester area as a Community Minister, Life Coach and Author.


     Graham (64) was brought up in Hulme, Manchester, and spent most of his early years in Chorlton before moving to Urmston in 1992. Said Graham: “I was raised in a Christian home and with my parents regularly attended a local church. I personally accepted Christ as my Saviour when I was 13 while at a youth camp in Anglesey. I continued to learn and mature as a young Christian and have gone on to embrace greater faith as a family man with the encouragement of my wife, Julie, and others around me. I worship and serve at St John’s Church in Flixton”


     The book can be purchased at the launch or from as an EBook or paperback (Graham Smallman Blog 51) or check out his WordPress site Inspire2Achieve

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