Key New Titles In November
By Christopher Chapman ISBN: 9781786222190 Price: £16.99 Christopher Chapman draws on more than thirty years' experience of spiritual direction, formational training and retreat leading, as well as his own experience of priesthood, to offer a host of simple, life-giving practices and personal disciplines for spiritual health. Full of wise advice from someone who understands, this is a book that priests will turn to again and again.
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 John Michael Talbot ISBN: 9780830846665 Price: £10.99 Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner." These words from the Eastern Christian tradition have strengthened and comforted believers for centuries. In these pages, John Michael Talbot explores the roots of this Jesus Prayer along with the theological and practical meaning of each word for believers today. He ends each chapter with a brief practice using the prayer.
ISBN: 9780281084104 Price: £9.99 In his new book Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins purports to demolish the claims of mainstream religion, starting with belief in a Creator. All of life's big questions can apparently be answered by science. But does he even understand what he rejects? Rupert Shortt's answer in Outgrowing Dawkins is a resounding 'No'.
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.
ISBN: 9781473648968 Price: £9.99 Over the past decade the Religion vs. Atheism debate has generated a lot more heat than light. With passionate advocates on both sides, it is possible we have lost sight of the real people and problems behind the controversies and conflicts. Where does the truth lie? In Faitheism Krish Kandiah asks us to take a long hard look at ourselves - and a more understanding look at each other.
ISBN: 9780281080120 Price: £9.99 If we keep a vision of the Kingdom of God at the centre of all we do, we cannot go far wrong. This lively and liberating book includes a brilliant take on Jesus' teaching in 'The Beatitudes for Ambitious Leaders'. Here Emma Ineson describes key spiritual dispositions that will enable us - whether in the church or living out our vocation elsewhere - to do just that.
ISBN: 9780281081332 Price: £19.99 The Faraday Papers provide the general reader with accessible and readable introductions to the relationship between science and religion, written by a broad range of authors who are expert in the field. They are intended to be read by those without a scientific background. Here they are collected for the first time into a single volume.
By Alister McGrath ISBN: 9780801075773 Price: £11.99 In this groundbreaking book, scholar and author Alister McGrath lays a foundation for narrative apologetics before considering the many ways in which it can be used.
ISBN: 9780281082070 Price: £8.99 Neil O’Boyle shows us what it means to open ourselves up, so that the light of Christ shines into the dark nooks and exposes the sagging rafters. In the living room, what are we watching? In the bathroom, do we take care of ourselves? In the privacy of our bedroom, what are we like? In the dining room, what are our guests doing? In the garden, will there be fruit? In the garden shed, what tools has Jesus given us?
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 Claud Fullwood ISBN: 9780745980775 Price: £12.99 The Rations Challenge is one writer's story of the Lenten challenge she set herself to purposely live on World War 2 rations and how it opened her eyes: 'I realised that many of the problems that people were facing in the 1940s hadn't gone away, and many people are still trying to make their food go further, reduce the waste that they generate, and appreciate where their food comes from.'
ISBN: 9781912863242 Price: £9.99 When David Oliver faced the death of his son Joel, at the age of 38, following a short and brutal fight with cancer, he set about researching and writing this powerful short book on heaven and committed to write whatever he discovered. Through a thorough examination of the relevant Bible texts, David provides us with a thrilling view of the future and a destiny well worth preparing for, which will enrich our vision and faith.
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.
ISBN: 5021776237433 Price: £12.99 WORSHIP ANTHEMS is a unique and unparalleled series, featuring inspiring songs of worship recorded live at a wide range of international Christian festivals and conferences.
ISBN: 9781501884580 Price: £14.99 Caring: Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations is designed to help ministers and pastoral care givers solve one of their most significant problems. Author Denise Massey will teach readers how to coach people to access their own spiritual and personal resources, invoking both God's help and the person's own deep inner wisdom.
ISBN: 9781629996493 Price: £13.50 This book will help you unite the power of the Holy Spirit with the knowledge of God's Word, and anticipate a last-days revival because of this union. In October 1992 while pastoring Westminster Chapel in London, England, R. T. Kendall organized a conference around a series of sermons prophetically describing what God may have in store for His people in these last days.
By A. Robert Hirschfeld ISBN: 9780819233349 Price: £12.00 Shame is the experience that can bring us close to the experience of the Cross, the place of simultaneous condemnation and liberation. By examining the biblical stories of shame and some personal and public stories of shame and of being shamed, Hirschfeld delves into this emotional and spiritual phenomenon to mine what shame has to teach.
By Frederic Martel ISBN: 9781472966186 Price: £14.99 In the Closet of the Vatican describes the double lives of priests--including the cardinals living with their young "assistants" in luxurious apartments whilst professing humility and chastity--the cover-up of numerous cases of sexual abuse; sinister scheming in the Vatican; political conspiracy overseas in Argentina and Chile, and the resignation of Benedict XVI.
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.