Pam Rhodes - Author

About the Author

Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of BBC Television's SONGS OF PRAISE, interviewing people as varied as The Pope and Dolly Parton. She’s also popular as a radio presenter, from PAUSE FOR THOUGHT on Radio 2, to her own Premier Radio programme HEARTS AND HYMNS. Pam is already a successful novelist, author of With Hearts and Hymns and Voices and four other novels, as well as many other books, short stories and feature articles. A Mum and a Grandmum, Pam lives with her husband in Bedfordshire where she runs a cat sanctuary.

Featured books by Pam Rhodes

If You Follow Me By the Author of 'Fisher of Men'

If You Follow Me By the Author of 'Fisher of Men'

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2014

In the parish of Dunbridge the news is out: Claire and Neil are engaged! And yet, before the celebrations have really begun, Ben, the father of Claire's son, appears back on the scene...It quickly becomes clear that young Sam is not the only person Ben wants to win back. As Neil reels in the face of Claire's confusion at spending time with her first love, Wendy always seems to be there to provide support and comfort. Little does he know of Wendy's involvement in Ben's reappearance...However, Neil has little chance to ponder his love life as the whole weight of running the church and parish descends upon his inexperienced shoulders. Neil's time as a curate in Dunbridge is coming swiftly to an end. Where should he go next, and who will go with him?

Other books by Pam Rhodes

Love So Amazing 40 reflections on my favourite hymns

Love So Amazing 40 reflections on my favourite hymns

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Hymns are prayers in our pockets , writes Pam Rhodes, expressing how hymns help us to respond to God. Pam brings together reflections on some of her favourite hymns. Drawing on her experience of presenting Songs of Praise and sharing the stories of hymn writers past and present, she helps us to make use of their words in expressing our joys and sorrows to God, and finding hope and inspiration in them. Whatever our circumstances, these hymns turn us again to the God who created, knows and sustains us with that love so amazing described in the immortal words of hymn writer Isaac Watts.

Then Sings My Soul 40 Reflections on my favourite hymns

Then Sings My Soul 40 Reflections on my favourite hymns

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Pam Rhodes is a passionate advocate for our heritage of splendid hymns. Hymns, she explains, help us respond to God: they are prayers in our pockets . With her warm personal touch she describes how these hymns came to be written, and considers the perceptions they contain. This book is a treasury of fascinating detail, but it is also a source of devotion: as you consider each hymn and the story behind it you will be drawn into worship. Each reflection concludes with a short prayer.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy A Christmas Feast of Faith and Fun

Tidings of Comfort and Joy A Christmas Feast of Faith and Fun

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of the BBC's Songs of Praise, and here she brings together her personal selection of carols, poems, Bible readings and other inspirational passages from a wide range of sources. As well as the usual old favourites - from Hark the Herald Angels Sing to the stories of the shepherds and the wise men visiting the baby Jesus - there are plenty of lighter moments, with excerpts from Gervase Phinn's memoirs and funny poems by modern writers. Alongside the items themselves Pam shares some of her own Christmas reminiscences and explores the resonance of the Christmas story for all our lives in her trademark inviting and heartwarming style. There is something here for everyone, from those wanting to enjoy dipping in for a taste of Christmas to those needing a sourcebook to inspire selections for Christmas services. Enjoy!

Then Sings My Soul Reflections on 40 favourite hymns

Then Sings My Soul Reflections on 40 favourite hymns

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2016

Pam Rhodes is a passionate advocate for our heritage of splendid hymns. Hymns, she explains, help us respond to God: they are prayers in our pockets . With her warm personal touch she describes how these hymns came to be written, and considers the perceptions they contain. This book is a treasury of fascinating detail, but it is also a source of devotion: as you consider each hymn and the story behind it you will be drawn into worship. Each reflection concludes with a short prayer.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy A Christmas Feast of Faith and Fun

Tidings of Comfort and Joy A Christmas Feast of Faith and Fun

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/11/2015

Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of the BBC's Songs of Praise, and for this special audio CD she has selected the very best of the carols, poems, Bible readings and other inspirational passages from the book Tidings of Comfort and Joy. As well as the usual old favourites - from The Holly and the Ivy and the Hallelujah Chorus to the stories of the shepherds and the wise men visiting the baby Jesus - there are plenty of lighter moments, with poems like 'Twas the Month After Christmas' and Pam's own Christmas reminiscences. This lovely audio journey is the perfect opportunity to explore the resonance of the Christmas story for all our lives in Pam Rhodes' trademark inviting and heartwarming style. There is something here for everyone, from those wanting to enjoy dipping in for a taste of Christmas to those needing a sourcebook to inspire selections for Christmas services. Enjoy!

With Hearts and Hymns and Voices A novel

With Hearts and Hymns and Voices A novel

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2015

When the BBC Songs of Praise team decides to broadcast a Palm Sunday service from a small idyllic Suffolk village, not everyone is happy. The vicar, Clive, is amiably absent-minded, but his practical wife Helen gets on well with the television team - perhaps a little too well, where the charming, enigmatic Michael is concerned. Charles, the Parish Council chairman, is deeply opposed and resents the enthusiasm of other villagers - including his wife Betty. As the outside broadcast vehicles roll in, the emotional temperature rises...

Love So Amazing 40 reflections on my favourite hymns

Love So Amazing 40 reflections on my favourite hymns

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2014

Pam Rhodes is the presenter of the world's number one religious TV programme, `Songs of Praise'. Here she brings together her meditations on 40 of her favourite hymns, reflecting on the story behind them and their meaning. Each meditation concludes with a brief prayer. Pam writes, Hymns are prayers in our pockets, a spiritual first aid kit that has its home amongst our memories. Hymns speak to us and for us, heart to heart, soul to soul, connecting us in fellow feeling to the writer, whoever they were and whenever they wrote. The words of the great hymns aren't always cosy and comfortable. They nudge our conscience and scrape away at our complacency. They remind us of the true demands of the Christian life. They spur us on to react and respond. Most of all, they remind us of the Almighty God who created the heavens and earth in all their vastness and complexity, but who also created us to be unique and precious through His divine and amazing love. Like the hymns it draws upon, Love So Amazing is sure to become a timeless classic that will be read time and again for hope, inspiration and life. Also available as a CD from Elevation Music.

If You Follow Me By the Author of 'Fisher of Men'

If You Follow Me By the Author of 'Fisher of Men'

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2014

In the parish of Dunbridge the news is out: Claire and Neil are engaged! And yet, before the celebrations have really begun, Ben, the father of Claire's son, appears back on the scene...It quickly becomes clear that young Sam is not the only person Ben wants to win back. As Neil reels in the face of Claire's confusion at spending time with her first love, Wendy always seems to be there to provide support and comfort. Little does he know of Wendy's involvement in Ben's reappearance...However, Neil has little chance to ponder his love life as the whole weight of running the church and parish descends upon his inexperienced shoulders. Neil's time as a curate in Dunbridge is coming swiftly to an end. Where should he go next, and who will go with him?

With Hearts and Hymns and Voices A novel

With Hearts and Hymns and Voices A novel

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2010

A sparkling novel about the BBC 'Songs of Praise' team recording a Palm Sunday broadcast from a small idyllic Suffolk village. As the outside broadcast vehicles roll in, ambitions and emotions run high. Producer Jan Harding finds the vicar, Clive Linton, hopelessly absent-minded. His practical wife Helen gets on well with the television team - perhaps a little too well, where the charming, enigmatic Michael is concerned. Charles, the Parish Council chairman, is deeply opposed and resents the enthusiasm of other villagers - including his wife Betty. Bunty Maddocks, queen of every local committee, plots to get round the ban on church flowers during Lent; retired accountant Jack Diggens finds purpose, faith and friendship as he plans tickets and seating; and teenage soloist Anna surprises herself with her success. This delightful story will make you laugh and cry.

Hear My Song Meditations on Life Through Favourite Hymns

Hear My Song Meditations on Life Through Favourite Hymns

Author: Pam Rhodes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2010

The words of a favourite hymn can be a lifeline in difficult times, providing an outlet for feelings that may threaten to overwhelm us. Hymns also help us celebrate life - to see joy in the ordinary stuff of the everyday, as well as in those moments when we feel particularly touched by God's love. Pam Rhodes' reflections in this absorbing volume - on subjects such as weariness and comfort, faith and forgiveness, prayer and guidance, community and creation - are given added resonance by the inclusion of background information on the writers of the 160 or so hymns featured. Containing original line drawings and decoration, this is a beautifully packaged book that can be enjoyed for many years.

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