Highlights from Previous New Books
ISBN: 9781529387063 Price: £14.99 These daily readings - exploring themes of friendships, failure, courage, risk, and much more - show us all how to face each day with purpose and power. 'Be brave. Embrace faith wherever you may find it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.'
ISBN: 9780310104803 Price: £8.99 Poet, atheist and communist, New Yorker Joy Davidman is an unconventional woman – and an unlikely partner for an English academic and theologian. And when she starts a correspondence with Narnia author C. S. Lewis, she isn't looking for love. Her own marriage crumbling, she seeks refuge in her work, and guidance from a writer she admires. But in Joy's letters Lewis discovers a kindred spirit, and an intellect to equal his own.
of Prayer, Learning and Love By Colly Hammond ISBN: 9780857467133 Price: £8.99 What can we learn from Augustine? There are many books that tell the life story of Augustine and how he has been fundamental in shaping Western Christian theology and practice. This is not one of them. This book is about how he became a Christian – the problems he faced; the doubts he struggled with. It is about how he made sense of his belief in God, and shared it with other people.
By Ben Lindsay ISBN: 9780281080175 Price: £9.99 From the UK Church’s complicity in the transatlantic slave trade to the whitewashing of Christianity throughout history, the Church has a lot to answer for when it comes to race relations. Christianity has been dubbed the white man’s religion, yet the Bible speaks of an impartial God and shows us a diverse body of believers. It’s time for the Church to start talking about race.
ISBN: 9781848679979 Price: £12.99 God in the Garden is perfect for anyone that enjoys being outdoors throughout the year. It helps us find and connect with God across the changing seasons through weekly devotionals. Part of the Wild Worship series, God in the Garden will refresh and revive our love of the beautiful world just outside our window. Beautifully presented and illustrated throughout, this would make a wonderful gift for Gardeners and allotment owners.
ISBN: 9781912326044 Price: £5.99 Who made God? Where is heaven? Does God sleep? Were there dinosaurs on the ark? Questions are so important – they are how we learn to live our lives. That’s a Good Question! is a collection of 32 tricky questions which children commonly ask. J.John sets about answering these in a clear and concise manner. Of course, the answers to these important questions are complimented by a set of fantastic illustrations.
By Rachel Gardner ISBN: 9781473686403 Price: £9.99 If Jesus is good news for women in every culture and every time, what does that good news look like for women today? The Girl Deconstruction Project is part sledgehammer, part manifesto, and filled with personal stories, biblical insights and wisdom for living full, free and fierce.
ISBN: 9781781401262 Price: £4.50 This five-part group study booklet is designed to encourage and equip local church communities who are contemplating setting up a pioneering church community, but are unsure how to get going or what will be involved. It opens up the wise insights and practical know-how of Dave Male's book 'How to Pioneer' to the wider church, introducing the basics of pioneer ministry to PCCs and congregations while encouraging their supportive participation.
By Ally Barrett ISBN: 9781786221711 Price: £14.99 The all-age talk is a task guaranteed to give preachers sleepless nights! Very few people feel they have a gift for it, and most lack confidence. This reflective and practical guide addresses these concerns, and aims to build a sure theological understanding, develop skills and grow confidence.
ISBN: 9781529318630 Price: £12.99 Beards have had cultural and religious significance for thousands of years. A fascinating story is to be told of the religious significance of beards from the ancient civilisations to today.
By Richard Rohr ISBN: 9780281083213 Price: £9.99 What do we do with the Bible? Does this ancient, sometimes violent and contradictory text have anything to teach us today? Selective use of Scripture – by preachers and politicians alike – has been employed to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia . . . the list goes on. Still, we believe the Bible has something important to say. How can we read it in a contemplative and intelligent way?
Twenty Lives that Illuminate the Christian Way. ISBN: 9780281082957 Price: £12.99 Starting in the first century with St Paul and ending in the twentieth with St Oscar Romero, Rowan Williams invites you to reflect with him on the lives and legacies of twenty great Christians – saints, martyrs, poets, theologians and social reformers.
ISBN: 9781529374988 Price: £12.99 Theologian Krish Kandiah had been a missionary, a youth worker and a pastor – but for all his Christian qualifications, he found himself lost in his relationship with God. That was until he rediscovered his Christian faith through a simple secret: he was adopted by God. Interweaving his personal story with theological insight, Krish shows us how the doctrine of adoption helps us to understand everything; it gives us purpose and power, perspective and peace.
ISBN: 9781912726141 Price: £8.99 Is a full and abundant life possible if your childhood has been shattered by abuse? One-in-five of us experience severe abuse in some form as children,* often leading to devastating emotional and mental health problems in adulthood. Giles D Lascelle, an abuse survivor, ordained minister and psychotherapist, examines the issues and shows how it is possible to break through to a place of freedom, peace and joy.
ISBN: 9781788930253 Price: £9.99 Calling cards are personalised cards, which were left in homes to announce that someone had visited. They were a sign that someone had been there and wanted to spend time with them. Emily Owen explores the idea that God has always been leaving personalised calling cards to his followers to remind them of his presence.
ISBN: 9780281083558 Price: £12.99 At one of the lowest points in his life, Henri Nouwen gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawing on those talks, this new book reveals the deep turmoil and sometimes chaotic inner life of a man who has become an icon of compassion and vulnerability – for Christians and non-Christians alike.
ISBN: 9780281078929 Price: £12.99 'Love set you going’. The opening words of Sylvia Plath’s poem for her newborn daughter are true of each one of us. Love is fundamental to our being, our growth, our development and our happiness. Love enables us to make meaning of our lives in the world, and it gives us hope for what lies beyond. It is completely humdrum and ordinary – yet mysterious beyond words. Beginning in the body, it points us to eternity.
ISBN: 9780281083589 Price: £19.99 Writing with warmth, humour and compelling honesty, Tim Farron charts his rise to the leadership of the Liberal Democrats from his childhood in Preston to his central role during the Conservative Lib Dem coalition of 2010 15. Farron speaks openly about his role as Party President and the intense experience of leading his party through the 2016 EU referendum and the snap general election of 2017.
ISBN: 9781784983758 Price: £8.99 Hear the voices of women of color on the most important subject in any age—the word of God. It is a faithful exposition of Psalm 119 and incorporates each contributor’s cultural expression both within the teaching and as they bring the word of God to bear on their lives. You will be thrilled and encouraged by hearing God speak through his word as it is expounded by these faithful women teachers, and you will long for more.
By James K. A. Smith ISBN: 9781587434464 Price: £11.99 This is not a book about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's a book Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect.
By Nicky Gumbel ISBN: 9781473677067 Price: £25.00 Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha - a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith - and vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in Kensington, London, aids readers following the Bible in one year program to understand the Scriptures better. Drawing out a theme for each day from the designated Bible readings, Gumbel's exegetical writings on the Proverbs, Psalms and New and Old Testament excerpts are packed with insight, wisdom and application.
ISBN: 9780281079476 Price: £14.99 52 readings, each with a scripture passage and prayer, from one of our most loved and respected Christian leaders and speakers. Each reading contains a story, often startling and arresting, from Andrew’s astonishingly eventful ministry, blended with his reflections on life and faith.
By Paula Gooder and Bob Hartman ISBN: 9780281079223 Price: £9.99 A fresh new translation of Mark's Gospel by renowned Biblical scholar Dr Paula Gooder, with interactive storytelling tips from well-known children's author and performer Bob Hartman. Ideal for use in churches, in all-age worship, in children's groups and at home.
ISBN: 9781786221292 Price: £12.99 Priests and pastoral caregivers often accompany people who are struggling to negotiate experiences of sickness, bereavement or anxiety. There are no easy answers in such situations, no formulaic remedies, no slick theological explanations. Sam Wells reflects theologically and pastorally on twenty such encounters that were both hugely challenging and hugely instructive for him.
ISBN: 9781472970206 Price: £12.99 Christianity is an adventure which takes the puzzled disciples to Jerusalem. Radcliffe describes aspects of being alive that the disciples encounter along the way: healing, struggling with negativity, growing up and forgiveness. These all relate to our coming alive in Christ. Radcliffe shows how thinking and study relate to our human and more than human flourishing.
By Sister Wendy Beckett ISBN: 9780281083305 Price: £25.00 Shortly before she died in December 2018, and nearly thirty years on from her first book, Sister Wendy was working with SPCK on an anthology of her all-time favourite paintings. The result is this enthralling collection, which will delight her many fans all over the world while also inspiring a new generation of art lovers as they develop their understanding of the depths and subtleties of some of the world's greatest works of art.
By Wright & Bird ISBN: 9780281082711 Price: £40.00 The two series of books by N. T. Wright, Christian Origins and the Question of God and The New Testament for Everyone, constitute a mixture of academic and popular writing that has proved hugely influential among Christian students and general readers of all denominations. This introduction to the New Testament draws on and supplements key parts of those books to create a lively, student-friendly textbook.
By Michael Lloyd ISBN: 9781473696112 Price: £14.99 In Café Theology, Michael Lloyd invites us to travel on a journey from Creation to New Creation, visiting the Fall, the Incarnation, Resurrection and Ascension, and stopping off at the Trinity and the Church. Michael's inimitable gift for mixing insightful theology with unflinching honesty and a fantastic sense of humour offers an enriching view of life and the Life-Giver.
9781529105100 price £16.99 A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. In Charlie's first book, you will find his most-loved illustrations and some new ones too.
ISBN: 9781781401392 Price: £2.99 Our daily lives are often very full - full of things to do, places to be and people to meet. For some of us they may be full of time on our hands, hopes we would like to fulfill, things we don't want to face. Where is God during our daily lives? How do we find God in the fullness of life? Everyday Faith invites you on a journey of living faithfully, hopefully and lovingly as a Christian in the 21st century.
By Steve Chalke ISBN: 9780281079407 Price: £9.99 We have misunderstood Paul, badly. We have read his words through our own set of assumptions. We need to begin with Paul’s world view, to see things the way he saw them. ‘Over the centuries,’ writes Steve Chalke, ‘the Church has repeatedly failed to communicate, or even understand, the core of Paul’s message. Although Paul has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, he was the very opposite. He was the great includer.’
ISBN: 9781786222251 Price: £9.99 As a collection of 66 books spanning thousands of years, the Bible can be daunting in size and scope. In The Heart of It All, the Canterbury Press Lent book for 2020, Samuel Wells simplifies the Bible's complexity and presents the entire sweep of its narrative in eighteen key themes.
By Graham Tomlin ISBN: 9780281084272 Price: £4.99 Boris Johnson tells us that after delivering Brexit, his second priority will be to unite the country. He has his work cut out. The Referendum has divided us like no other issue in recent memory. In this brief but powerful book, Graham Tomlin urges that we need to get back to the age-old political and spiritual task of harmonising past and future, identity and openness, rootedness and adventure.
By Andrew Bradstock ISBN: 9780281081059 Price: £19.99 This biography draws on the papers left by Sheppard in Liverpool Central Library, other archival material, and more than 150 interviews conducted by the author.
By Pam Rhodes ISBN: 9781782642855 Price: £8.99 Springtime at Hope Hall is the first book in a delightful new trilogy centred on a Victorian church hall, the like of which can be found at the heart of life in so many towns across England - full of friends and neighbours with stories that will have you giggling one minute, and dabbing your eyes the next.
By Dudley Delffs ISBN: 9780310358879 Price: £12.99 Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections on the personal faith behind the Crown.
By Richard Carter ISBN: 9781786222138 Price: £16.99 Richard Carter swapped a life of simplicity with an Anglican religious order in the Solomon Islands for parish ministry in one of London's busiest churches, St Martin-in-the-Fields. Seeing a need for monastic values in the centre of the city, he founded the Nazareth Community.
ISBN: 9781786222107 Price: £10.99 This major new poetry collection from bestselling poet and priest Malcolm Guite features more than seventy new and previously unpublished works. At the heart of this collection is a sequence of twenty seven sonnets written in response to George Herbert's exquisite sonnet 'Prayer', each one describing prayer in an arresting metaphor such as `the church's banquet', `reversed thunder', `the Milky Way', `the bird of paradise' and `something understood'.
By Dave Walker ISBN: 9781786222312 Price: £8.99 Dave Walker, cartoonist, cyclist, web editor and former church and youth worker is the UK'S most shrewd observer of the eccentricities of church life. His distinctive Guide to the Church cartoons appear weekly in the Church Times, and have made their way into books and calendars, and on to mugs, tea-towels and T-shirts.