As a Fire by
Burning: Mission as the life of the local
congregation by Roger Standing (SCM, £25
Theology: Everyday Christian believing and the
Church by Jeff Astley and Leslie J. Francis
(Ashgate, £19.99 (£18); 978-1-4094-4257-8).
Slaying the Dragons:
Destroying myths in the history of science and faith
by Allan Chapman (Lion, £9.99 (£9);
despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising
emotional sense by Francis Spufford (Faber and
Faber, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-571-22522-4). New in
An introduction by Alister McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell,
£22.99 (£20.70); 978-1-118-33780-6).
Selected by Frank Nugent, of
the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times