Top ten religious books

18 December 2006

(previous week’s position in brackets)

 1 Prayers for C of E People by Harry Ogden (David Wyatt, £3.50) (-)

 2 The Nativity: History and legend by Geza Vermes (Penguin Books, £7.99) (1)

 3 The Future of the Parish System: Shaping the Church of England for the 21st century edited by Steven Croft (Church House Publishing, £12.99) (-)

 4 The Enduring Melody by Michael Mayne (Darton, Longman & Todd, £10.95) (3)

 5 Values in a Time of Upheaval by Pope Benedict XVI (Crossroad, £11.99) (8)

 6 Dawkins’ God by Alister McGrath (Blackwell, £9.99) (10)

 7 No God But God: The origins, evolution and future of Islam by Reza Aslan (Random House, £8.99) (-)

 8 Mission-Shaped Spirituality by Susan Hope (Church House Publishing, £7.99) (-)

 9 What’s the Point? by Norman Warren (Lion Hudson, £2.99) (-)

10 Is Religion Dangerous? by Keith Ward (Lion, £8.99) (4)

Participating bookshops: Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford; Church House Bookshop, London; Mowbray’s at Hatchards, London; Cornerstone Bookshop, Edinburgh; St Denys’ Bookshop, Manchester; and SPCK bookshops across the UK.

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