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New titles just published

28 April 2017

The Luminous Web: Faith, science and the experience of wonder by Barbara Brown Taylor (Canterbury Press, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-84825-965-2).

"In these essays on the dialogue between science and Christian faith, Barbara Brown Taylor describes her journey as a preacher learning what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith."


Reflections on the Bible: Human word and word of God by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Hendrickson, £11.99 (£10.80); 978-1-61970-908-9).

"Reflections on the Bible contains excerpts from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters, meditations, expositions, sermons, lectures, and seminar papers. The topics addressed in this book stretch from Bonhoeffer’s thematic study of the historicalcritical method to his study of selected portions of Psalm 119, which Bonhoeffer regarded “as the crown of a theological life.”


Songs for Suffering: Praying the Psalms in times of trouble by Simon P. Stocks (Hendrickson, £11.99 (£10.80); 978-1-61970-880-8).

"With sensitivity and compassion, Simon Stocks' Songs for Suffering leads readers through the Psalms in times of difficulty and despair."



Who Needs the Old Testament? Its enduring appeal and why the New Atheists don’t get it by Katherine Dell (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-06504-2).

"Written by a world expert, this book will help many, both inside and outside the church, to gain a more informed appreciation of the different kinds of literature contained in the Old Testament, and a more nuanced understanding of the developing vision of God to which they witness."


The Divine Imprint: Finding God in the human mind by Russell Stannard (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07810-3) (correction).

"The so-called New Atheists receive much publicity, but their demand to be provided with incontrovertible evidence for the existence of God, and that such evidence must come from a scientific examination of the physical world, is the wrong approach. Here, a world-renowned scientist explains how God may be found in the evolution of the human mind."

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