The independent spirit of the country parson has been a vital part of the British and American social landscape for centuries. While the title has changed over the years, and the job description is updated from time to time, the chief role of the country parson has not changed. He is there to feed the flock of God in rural areas, painstakingly attending to the spiritual needs of his neighbors. At the same time, he is more often than not also the frugal custodian and gardener of the church building and his home, the parsonage.
This Bible is a tribute to the hardworking country parsons and village preachers, both then and now.
“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight (thereof), not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. Neither as being lords over (God’s) heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.” ~I Peter 5:2-3