Pilgrim Journeys: Pilgrimage for walkers and armchair travellers by Sally Welch (BRF, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-0-85746-513-9).
“Why do pilgrims walk so much? What do they learn? What lasting good does it do? In Pilgrim Journeys, experienced pilgrim and writer Sally Welch explores the less travelled pilgrim routes of the UK and beyond, through the eyes of the pilgrims who walk them. Each chapter explores a different aspect of pilgrimage, offering reflections and indicating some of the spiritual lessons to be learned that may be practised at home.”
Days of Awe and Wonder: How to be a Christian in the twenty-first century by Marcus Borg (SPCK, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-0-281-07825-7).
“Distilled into a single volume, here is the essence of Marcus Borg: the world's leading spokesman for progressive Christianity until his death in 2015, and one of the most widely respected and influential theologians of our time. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology will enlighten all who are meeting Marcus Borg for the first time, and amply reward those who would like to renew their acquaintance with one of the world's finest theological writers.”
Love is His Meaning: Understanding the teaching of Jesus by Keith Ward (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07763-2).
“In Love Is His Meaning, Keith Ward explores the various figures of speech and images that Jesus used, and finds they are all ways of expressing and evoking the self-giving love of God, manifested supremely in Jesus' life. They communicate spiritual truths, often not in a literal but in a poetic way.”
The Popes and Britain: A history of rule, rupture and reconciliation by Stella Fletcher (I. B. Tauris, £25 (£22.50); 978-1-78453-493-6).
“As the twenty-first-century papacy looks ever more firmly beyond Europe, this new history examines political, diplomatic and cultural relations between the popes and Britain from their vague origins, through papal overlordship of England, the Reformation and the process of repairing that breach.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.