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18 August 2017

Katherine Welby-Roberts on depression; Advent wisdom from the saints; Christian Mysticism; a model for innovative ministry; and the hermeneutics of the fourth Gospel

I Thought There Would be Cake: Navigating the ups and downs of adult life by Katherine Welby-Roberts (SPCK, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-0-281-07576-8).

“Growing up, Katharine Welby-Roberts imagined that being an adult was one big party. But depression, anxiety and crippling self-doubt led her to alienate herself from others.”


Unearthly Beauty: Through Advent with the saints by Magdalen Smith (SPCK, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-281-07718-2).

A reading a day for the busy season of Advent, drawing on the wisdom, inspiration and intriguing idiosyncrasies of holy people of the past.


A Course in Christian Mysticism: Thirteen sessions with the famous Trappist monk by Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney (Liturgical Press, £14.99 (CT Bookshop special offer price £12.99); 978-0-8146-4508-6).

“In 1967, Thomas Merton traveled to Thailand, seeking to further the Buddhist-Christian dialogue that was his passion. This beloved Trappist monk and explorer of the inner life died unexpectedly that trip, but not before writing a final letter to his brothers at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky.”


Church in Life: Innovation, mission and ecclesiology by Michael Moynagh (SCM Press, £35 (£31.50); 978-0-334-05451-1).

“Since its publication, Church for Every Context (2012) has made a significant impact in our understanding of the theology and methodology of Fresh Expressions. In this follow-up, Michael Moynagh develops a model of emergent innovation that combines insights from both complexity and entrepreneurship theories.”


The Continuing Dialogue: An investigation into the artistic afterlife of the five narratives peculiar to the Fourth Gospel and an assessment of their contribution to the hermeneutics of that Gospel by Brian Leslie Bishop (Resource Publications, £20 (CT Bookshop special offer price £15); 978-1-5326-1847-5).

“The I AM statements exclusive to the Fourth Gospel are seen as the attempt of the author(s) of that Gospel to present the nature and purpose of the earthly life of Jesus by engaging the imaginative faculty of the reader.”

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