In 'Gorbals....and God' Hugh
outlined his childhood in the Gorbals
and his struggle to attain an education to enable him to study at Glasgow University.He related his search for a faith in God and in his second book 'Commissioned by God' describes his experiences in the parish ministry with a keen insight into the workings of the Church of Scotland
Hugh Sawers was born in the Gorbals in Glasgow. He served in the Army in Austria and Africa. Initially an atheist, he eventually found faith in God after many years of searching.He studied at Glasgow University and Trinity College and went on to serve the Church of Scotland in three parishes.