Rev. Dr. A. Nevile Davidson (1899-1976), minister of Glasgow Cathedral for over thirty years, was one of the most distinguished Scottish churchmen of the twentieth century. A living embodiment of the idea of "a broad churchman," he was both a representative of the high church "Scoto-Catholic" tradition and a key supporter of Billy Graham's 1955 evangelistic campaign.
Throughout most of his life he kept a detailed diary and for the first time, in this book, this rich source of material is drawn upon, in addition to the reminiscences of those who knew him, giving a unique insight into the man behind the dignified public persona.
Nevile Davidson: A Life to be Lived not only paints a portrait of a historically significant figure but reveals him to be a man of vision who was constantly thinking of innovative ways to communicate the church's message to ordinary people and who worked tirelessly for ecumenical cooperation. As such, Nevile Davidson has much to say that is relevant to our own time.