Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community by Pádraig Ó Tuama (Canterbury Press, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-84825-868-6).
“Corrymeela is Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. Founded 50 years ago in the belief that people and communities can learn to live together well, it is a dispersed Christian community with 200 members and 4000 friends worldwide, hosting 11,000 guests each year. At the heart of its life is a simple pattern of daily worship that is structured around meditation on the Gospels. This prayer book captures the essence of the Corrymeela prayer experience for everyone who wishes to incorporate its spirituality into their regular prayer practice.”
Every Job a Parable: What farmers, nurses and astronauts tell us about God by John Van Sloten (Hodder & Stoughton, £13.99 (£12.60); 978-1-473-67066-2).
“A farmer, a nurse and an astronaut walk into a church. . . They each bring with them their own exhaustions and exasperations, their own uncertainty about whether and how their work matters to God. Good news: all work matters to God, because all work reflects some aspect of the character of God. God created the world so that it runs best when it mirrors him, and we ourselves find the most fulfilment when we recognize God behind our labour.”
Ministries of Mercy: Learning to care like Jesus by Timothy Keller (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07833-2).
“Like the Samaritan who found a dying man on the road to Jericho, we're aware of people in need around us: the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our church. God calls us to help them, whether they need shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.Tim Keller shows that caring for these people is the job of every believer, as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship, and worship.”
Advent for Everyone: A journey with the Apostles by Tom Wright (SPCK, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-281-07838-7).
“Tom Wright takes you into the heart of the Gospel of Matthew, exploring the key themes of watching, repenting, healing and loving.Sparkling reflections by our most popular Christian author, from Advent to Christmas. Packed with vivid anecdotes and stimulating insights into the Matthew's portrait of Jesus. A welcome devotional resource, both for fans of the For Everyone commentaries and for anyone who has not yet read them.”
How to Avoid the Peace: Tips for advanced churchgoing by Dave Walker (Canterbury Press, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-78622-026-4).
“Dave Walker, cartoonist, cyclist, web editor and former church and youth worker, is the UK's most shrewd observer of the quirks 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, onto mugs, tea-towels and T-shirts. This sixth collection of Dave's cartoons includes, among other things: how drones, contactless payment and other new technology can come in handy in the local church, how to spot a new curate, and the holiday club and how to survive it.”