C. S. LEWIS's The Screwtape Letters is the pattern that
Richard Platt follows in One Devil to Another, in
which Slashreap corresponds with Scardagger, his new protégé and
nephew. The letters cover eternal issues such as faith and doubt,
pain and pride, but also those relating to our own times:
homosexuality, computers, televisions, mobile phones, and so on
(Tyndale House, £10.99 (£9.89); 978-1-4143-7166-5).
Luke Paul is the story of Capelaw, a fictional
parish that Finlay Macdonald has invented, and its eponymous
minister. The background to his book is the Church of Scotland
debate on same-sex relationships and ministry. His main aim is to
look at the implications of the debate on normal parish life, but
he hopes also that readers will acknowledge that a diversity of
views is a quite valid position within the Church (Shoving Leopard,
£12.95 (£11.65); 978-1-905565-21-4).
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