Just Love: A journey of self-acceptance by Jayne Ozanne (DLT, £12.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £10.99); 978-0-232-53375-0).
“From one of the UK's most widely-respected gay Christians comes a powerful faith memoir of overcoming inner conflict and taking a stand against one of the greatest institutional injustices of our time. Just Love is the autobiography of Jayne Ozanne, a prominent gay Anglican, who struggled for over 40 years to reconcile her faith with her sexuality before becoming one of the leading figures that is ushering in a new era of LGBTI acceptance in the Church.”
How to Look at Stained Glass: A guide to the church windows of England by Jane Brocket (I. B. Tauris, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-1-78831-089-5).
“The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression. How to Look at Stained Glass is a fresh, unstuffy guide, which explores the medium by themes, patterns, designs, and effects.”
Just This: Prompts and practices for contemplation by Richard Rohr (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07991-9).
“Just This is a collection of brief and evocative meditations and practices that invites us to cultivate the gift of waking up to the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness.”
Where Prayer Flourishes by Thomas Merton (Canterbury Press, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-78622-061-5).
“Merton argues that prayer flourishes best in the desert. Here, he shows how to find the desert in the midst of the busy world. Where Prayer Flourishes will open a treasury of teaching about prayer to a wider audience.”
The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godchild by Stanley Hauerwas (Canterbury Press, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-1-78622-070-7).
“In this very special collection he invites us to share in fifteen letters to sent to his godson, Laurence Wells. Each letter, sent on the anniversary of Laurence's baptism every year, distills years of self-reflection and religious thinking into heartfelt notes packed with wit, warmth and verve.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.