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Queen Elizabeth writes foreword for book about her faith

It is a rarity for a member of the Royal Family to speak of their beliefs, but to celebrate her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth has written about her religious beliefs in a book.

Her Majesty has written the foreword to The Servant Queen and the King She Serves. In the foreword, she notes how grateful she is for God and the public for praying for her.

In order to create the book that gives readers an insight into the Queen’s religious beliefs and how it affects her life, the three Christian charities, HOPE, the Bible Society and LICC teamed up together.

 

The book will be published by the Bible Society this April to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Another special 12-page edition will be published by Scripture Union for schools.

In the foreword, Queen Elizabeth wrote: “I have been – and remain – very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love.

“I have indeed seen his faithfulness.”

The Queen also spoke about the situation in the Middle East, noting that the world is now experiencing “terrible suffering on an unprecedented scale”.

One condition that had to be met before the Queen wrote the foreword was that the book would not be used for commercial gain. The Servant Queen is intended to be a gift to others as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Co-author, Catherine Butcher from HOPE spoke to Premier saying: “She’s very clear about her faith.

“She’s very affirming of other faiths but she’s quite clear that she is a Christian, and at HOPE we’ve been encouraging people to put their faith into words.

“So to have a monarch who talks openly about Jesus in a very relaxed and natural way, we find that a huge encouragement and hope that Christians across the country will take a leaf out of The Queen’s book and learn to talk about Jesus in a natural way with friends, relatives and colleagues, so people can discover more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus.”

Her Majesty is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a role that started with King Henry VIII in 1536.

 

 

  • ruby whitman

    How do I get a copy?

  • Junaid

    I would love to get a copy. How does one go about it.? God save our noble Queen.

  • Anindita Scrapz

    Can’t it be possible to receive a treasured copy of the book through courier or post, according to Your convenience at my address in the city of New Delhi, India or else, Calcutta ??? If there’s a favour, it’d be really really great, redundant to ink in. Regards profound, ~ Anindya (> E-id. : belle.subterranean@gmail.com) , Sincerely Yours.

  • JohnStefanyszyn

    She claims that the Lord Jesus Christ is “the King she serves” BUT she advocates the FREEDOM & Right to worship any god.

    Whom did Christ say to worship? Is it not ONLY the One Creator God Who is Good and no other?

    She serves instead the ‘god of fortresses’ FREEDOM which confesses it right to serve and magnify oneself, to define ‘right’ in one’s own eyes, to take of the forbidden tree and justify this to be ‘good’ for one’s wisdom..

    The Lord Jesus Christ will return very soon to rule the earth as the One King and ‘freedom’ no more but ONLY the Will of the One Creator.

    • Amvidia

      I said the same she’s a fraud hoping to get some applause. People better wake up. Satan transform himself into an angel of light.

      • Jonathan

        Is Her Majesty to make the decision for others as to whether they will follow Christ? How do you recommend she force the apostate to suddenly recognize they need to personally accept Christ? Which group shall she start with, because maybe she can personally visit each unbeliever on Earth before she passes to where she will know even as she is known?

        Satan–not its original name–Lucifer? Please tell me your not making a comparison between the Sovereign and Lucifer. Is the Queen fallen, like everyone–yes. And we do not know anyone’s true relationship with Christ–it’s only our responsibility to witness in act and testimony. You know John Newton, a person who you may be familiar with, said once:

        “When
        I get to heaven, I shall see three wonders there. The first wonder will
        be to see people there I did not expect to see; the second wonder will
        be to miss many persons whom I did expect to see; and the third and
        greatest wonder of all will be to find myself there.”

        Please light a candle rather than curse the darkness. 😉

        Good day.
        J—

        • Connie McConnell Hopkins

          I am in agreement with you. God has given us free will to choose whom we will worship. His heart’s desire is that all mankind would come to Him but in giving that free will, He knows that some will choose to be eternally separated from Him. I’m certain this grieves God because He has given us the answer to our sinful condition: Jesus. I believe it’s possible to be true to our beliefs that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior but to respect others that choose to believe differently. You will never browbeat someone into a personal relationship with Christ. If God Himself doesn’t require that, who are we to do so?

      • diana

        she is anything but a fraud. She is an amazing dedicated lady who has served God and her country since her 20’s. As a British Christian I know that her faith is genuine. Stop judging her, you know nothing. Dont you even realise that in the uk she will get little applause for this book because such a tiny number of people here are Christians?

  • Junaid

    I have such love & respect for our Queen.!!

  • David Adwedaa

    Her Majesty the Queen of England is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and by default a Christian or at least it is assumed. The Queen has found it necessary to make her faith public. Why is this public affirmation of her christian faith significant? She has seen it all, power, glory, wealth, through her 90 years of life and at the peak of her reign and life, she can attest to the fact that what is important in life is the faith that has sustained and influenced her life, faith in the one true God. That reminds me of another great and powerful king in history, King Solomon, who after seeing all the unmatched wealth, power and glory, pointed out:

    “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”~ Ecclesiastes 12:13.

    It is very significant that the Queen of England will value her faith so much as to make the whole world know and much so at the pinnacle of her reign. It is significant because God will be ashamed of anyone who is ashamed of Him before men but honor anyone who honors Him before men. We stand in an age where religion is always frowned upon because of its extremities, many disappointments and failures. This is not unusual because mostly religion is man attempting to reach God by their own sets of rules and regulations. However, christianity, God’s own act of redeeming mankind to himself, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, offers a relationship with the God of the universe and an empowered living through His Spirit. Thus there is no longer a set of rules and regulations to follow but a relationship to honor. Her Majesty discovered the value of that relationship in her life and her role in the nations. It was also significant that David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister, in his Easter message, made it clear that the UK is a Christian nation, outlining the role of the Christian Church in the community. Many care centers, hospitals, orphanages, shelters etc., sprang up all over the world because people of christian faith moved by compassion acted to serve the needs of their fellow men.

    In any place or nation where christian values are ignored or removed from the fabric of society, the results and what that society becomes are never pleasant. A close attention to the debates and events around the world currently will affirm this fact. In the midst of these, it is encouraging to see leaders of society stand up and affirm the values that have been the bedrock of many societies for centuries and which recently have been under severe attack.

    Long live the Queen and the generation after her!

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