Robert Brunger JP, C Eng., MIMMM
Robert (Bob) Brunger, born in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, England was educated at the local Grammar School before entering Constantine Technical College to study Metallurgy.
He began working in the Iron and Steel Industry in 1954 eventually joining the British Iron and Steel Research Association where for several years he was responsible for conducting research into projects concerned with the more efficient operation of the ironmaking process. His investigatory work resulted in the publication of several technical papers both nationally and internationally.
Bob is very much a family man, married to Margaret with one son, Ian, two daughters, Carol and Judy and six grandchildren, the latest additions being twin boys to younger daughter, Judy, who also provides illustrations for his books.
The family has had links with the Methodist Church for five generations with commitments which include Bob’s service as a Local Preacher for more than 40 years. It was this involvement which influenced his desire to delve deeply into the historic and religious backgrounds to the Gospel stories of Jesus, to provide interpretation which is meaningful and relevant to the present day.
Amongst many voluntary community based interests, Bob has served as a Magistrate for more than 35 years, a task requiring the very careful assessment of evidence prior to decision making.
It is, he says, a combination of these pursuits, the technique of research, the interest in Christian theology and the experience of judging evidence that has influenced both the style and content of his writing, to some radical, even controversial, to many, open and honest.