Igloo Dwellers Were My Church by Bishop John R. Sperry (ISBN: 1896209580 / 1-896209-58-0)

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Igloo Dwellers Were My Church: The Memoirs of Jack Sperry, Anglican Bishop of the Arctic. Where to buy a second had copy of: “Igloo Dwellers Were My Church” by Anglican Bishop John R. Sperry who spent 20 years in a small Canadian Inuit community.  Available now at http://www.AbeBooks.com  (ISBN: 091931533X / 0-919315-33-X) Outcrop The Northern Publisher, Yellowknife, NT, Canada, 2005. (ISBN: 1896209580 / 1-896209-58-0) Bayeux Arts Inc., Canada, 2001. See also Arctic bishop treasured Inuit culture http://news.anglican.ca/news/stories/2471 [excerpt] The Right Rev. John (Jack) Reginald Sperry, former bishop of the Arctic, will be remembered as a spiritual mentor, linguist, and a lover of Inuit culture. He died Feb. 11 in Hay River, N.W.T., at the age of 87. Born 1924 in Leicester, England, Bishop Sperry served with the Royal Navy from 1943 to 1946 before emigrating to Canada. He often said that living in close quarters with sailors taught him more about ministry than formal education. In 1950 he moved to Kugluktuk (then Coppermine), Nunavut, where he served as missionary for 19 years with his wife Betty, a nurse. Bishop Sperry also ministered in Fort Smith, N.W.T., before being elected diocesan bishop in 1973, a position he held until he retired in 1990. When the young Mr. Sperry first arrived in Kugluktuk, the Inuit lived a traditional life on the land and primarily spoke Inuinnaqtun, known to few non-Inuit. Mr. Sperry knew he would only learn the language by being with the people. For several years he followed them out on their trails, travelling by dog team and sometimes covering more than 3,000 kilometres in a winter.
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