The Christian Year in Painting by John S. Dixon (Art Books Publishing, £29.99 (Church Times SPECIAL PRICE £24.99); 978-1-908970-34-3).
“The stories of Christianity and painting have been intertwined since at least the Middle Ages. The painters of the early, high and late Renaissance in Italy, Spain and northern Europe learned their art and craft while working in the service of both the Church and devout patrons, producing depictions of scenes from the Bible and the lives of the saints for the benefit and instruction of clergy and worshippers alike.”
A Beginner’s Guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy by Jason M. Baxter (Baker, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-0-8010-9873-4).
“This accessible introduction to Dante, which also serves as a primer to the Divine Comedy, helps readers better appreciate and understand Dante's spiritual masterpiece.”
Questioning the Incarnation: Formulating a meaningful Christology by Peter Shepherd (Christian Alternative, £24.99 (£22.50); 978-1-78535-633-9).
“The classic Christological formulations of the 4th and 5th Centuries are basically meaningless today. Questioning the Incarnation offers a new approach to Christology based on modern biblical, scientific and philosophical studies.”
We All Share: Introducing holy communion to under 5s through play, exploration and creativity by Mina Munns (Kevin Mayhew, £6.99 (£6.30); 978-1-84867-939-9).
“If you have ever wondered how you can help the very youngest children in our churches to connect with the story of Holy Communion, then We All Share is what you have been looking for!”
The Grantchester Mysteries: Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie (Bloomsbury, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-4088-7904-7). New in paperback
“Life is never straightforward when you're a full-time priest and part-time detective. So when a walk in a bluebell wood takes an unexpected turn, Archdeacon Sidney Chambers finds himself plunged into another murder investigation: who would want to kill a harmless old hippy - and why was the man foraging for poisonous plants?”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.