Monday 7th April 2014
The keenly awaited second volume of Bishop Edir Macedo’s three-part autobiography Nothing to Lose, will be launched in London at the Southbank Observation Point on Saturday April 12.
Bishop Macedo is the founder and long time head of the UCKG HelpCentre, a Pentecostal church with a huge following around the world. The first volume of his autobiography was published a year ago; it described his journey into faith and touched on some of the issues that have arisen during his church’s 37-year history.
Volume 2 explains in some detail the Bishop’s personal take on controversial aspects of its ministry and moves the story on. Like its predecessor, it has already proved to be a major publishing success in Spanish and the original Portuguese, and it is now being rolled out in the English speaking world.
The schedule for April 12 is that Bishop Macedo’s representative, Bishop Celso Junior who leads the UCKG HelpCentre in the UK will be signing copies of the book from 2pm. Members of the VYG, the UCKG HelpCentre’s youth group will entertain anyone who is queuing, with their energetic song and dance routines.
Videos of the launches in other countries and the overall work of the UCKG HelpCentre will also be shown on a big screen.
Bishop Celso Junior said: “We are looking forward to sharing this book launch with visitors to the Southbank as well as our own members. The second volume is every bit as much a page-turner as the first and will be both enlightening and a source of inspiration for readers, perhaps sparking a much needed change of fortune for some.”
The print order for Volume 2 is 15,000. Although many copies have been pre-ordered via the website nothingtolose.eu.com and at HelpCentres nationwide, books will be available to purchase on the day, subject to availability.
For a list of HelpCentres nationwide, visit uckgnew.org/addresses.
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
Nothing to Lose contains extensive insights into Bishop Macedo’s life and thinking, although not always in chronological order, and does much to explain how a man from a modest home and large family rose to form what is now a global Pentecostal church.
The UCKG is based firmly on the practical teachings of the Bible; and its leader is still as passionate about serving God – after 37 years at the helm – as he was at the start.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.