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New titles just published

11 May 2018

Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth by Christopher Chapman (Canterbury Press, £18.99 (£17.10); 978-1-78622-055-4).

This resource for spiritual directors explores how we can cooperate with God in our own spiritual growth.”

The Great Mystery: Science, God and the human quest for meaning by Alister McGrath (Hodder, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-473-63433-6). New in paperback.

There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions? The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study.

The Abiding Presence: A theological commentary on Exodus by Mark Scarlata (SCM Press, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-334-05504-4).

With an emphasis on the nature and importance of divine presence, "The Abiding Presence" provides a unique perspective on the overarching theology of Exodus drawing particular attention to God's revelation at the burning bush, Sinai, and the tabernacle.”

A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus: An introduction to the man from Nazareth for believers and skeptics by John Dickson (Zondervan, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-310-32861-2).

A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Portraits because our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times, contradictory figure.

Earth to Earth: A natural history of churchyards by Stefan Buczacki (Unicorn, £15 (£13.50); 978-1-910787-74-8).

“Written by Professor Stefan Buczacki, the renowned broadcaster, naturalist and gardener. The only book to look at this fascinating subject. A perfect gift for all those interested in natural history and nature lovers. Beautifully illustrated throughout.”

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