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Top Ten Books

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07 June 2013

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Church Times top ten religious books
(previous month's position in brackets)

1 Honest to God (50th Anniversary Edition) by John Robinson (SCM Press, £12.99) (-)
2 Archbishop Justin Welby by Andrew Atherstone (DLT, £7.99) (2)
3 Silence by Diarmaid MacCulloch (Allen Lane, £20) (3)
4 Living Faithfully by John Pritchard (SPCK, £9.99) (-)
5 Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (pbk) by James Runcie (Bloomsbury, £7.99) (-)
6 Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (hbk) by James Runcie (Bloomsbury, £14.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £12.99) (-)
7 An Anglican Understanding of the Church (new edition) by Paul Avis (SPCK, £9.99) (-)
8 Unapologetic (pbk) by Francis Spufford (Faber and Faber, £8.99) (-)
9 Francis, Bishop of Rome: A short biography by Michael Collins (Columba, £7.99) (-)
10 Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway (Canongate, £8.99 pbk) (-)

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