PAUL MARTIN’s book Faith, Hope and Charity: The A to Z of governing a charitable organisation is not alphabetically arranged, as might be inferred from the title, but in sections that begin at the very beginning with the spirit of charity and what a charity is, and proceed through types of charities, regulation, the image, governance and management, the board, accountability, administration, and so on, in 29 chapters, broken up into subsections, followed by six appendices and an index. Property, employment, safeguarding, financial, data-protection, and intellectual-property issues are among the areas covered. Clear presentation with spot colour gives the book an immediate attraction to busy trustees and administrators. The contents are commended by Rob Parsons in
a foreword, and by other leading figures from the Evangelical charity world. The author is a senior partner with the Wellers Law
Group in London, and a specialist
in charity law (Malcolm Down Publishing, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-19107-8660-4).