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New titles just published

24 March 2017

Thinking of You: A resource for the spiritual care of people with dementia by Joanna Collicutt (BRF, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-85746-491-0).

"This book approaches dementia from a number of angles: biological, psychological, sociological, and theological. Some possible theological responses are offered to such questions as: what is the nature of human identity? How can someone with severely impaired cognition have a full spiritual life?"






Being Messy, Being Church: Exploring the direction of travel for today’s Church, edited by Ian Paul (BRF, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-85746-488-0).

"This collection of essays that looks at the theology of Church, it's place in the communities Churches across the country are part of, and the direction Christianity is taking. It is a vital read for anyone with a heart to seeing a Church flourish for all ages."





Bearing False Witness: Debunking centuries of anti-Catholic history by Rodney Stark (SPCK, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-0-281-07774-8).

"In this stunning, powerful, and ultimately persuasive book, Rodney Stark argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction. Why have we held these wrongheaded ideas so strongly and for so long? And if our beliefs are wrong, what, in fact, is the truth?"




World Without End by Thomas Keating (Bloomsbury, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-4729-4248-7).

"In these conversations with film maker and writer Lucette Verboven, Thomas Keating OCSO – bestselling author, Trappist monk and founder of the Centering Prayer movement – looks back on his long life and spiritual development."







The Grantchester Mysteries: Sidney Chambers and the dangers of temptation by James Runcie (Bloomsbury, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-4088-7023-5). New in paperback.

"It's the summer of love in late 1960s England. Basil D'Oliveira has just been dropped from the English cricket team before for a test series in apartheid South Africa; the war in Biafra dominates the news; and the Apollo 11 astronauts are preparing to land on the moon. In the midst of all this change, Sidney Chambers, now Archdeacon of Ely Cathedral, is still up to his amateur sleuthing investigations."



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