Who is my Neighbour? The global and personal challenge, edited by Richard Carter and Samuel Wells (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07840-0).
“Who is my Neighbour? What does the Christian injunction to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ mean in practice today? Contributions by renowned theologians and practitioners reflect on this subject in relation to issues of poverty, ecology, immigration, fear and discrimination, and the recent political upheavals both in Europe and the USA.”
The Beauty and the Horror: Searching for God in a suffering world by Richard Harries (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07695-6). New in paperback.
“Described by Rowan Williams as ‘that rarity, a Christian public intellectual’, Richard Harries considers the Christian claim in the context of an in-depth discussion of the nature of evil and how this is to be reconciled with a just and loving God. Drawing on a wide range of modern literature, he argues that belief in the resurrection and hope in the face of death is fundamental to faith, and suggests that while there is no final intellectual answer to the problem of evil, we must all, believer and nonbeliever alike, protest against the world and seek to change it, rather than accept it as it is.”
Friday’s Child: Poems of suffering and redemption: An anthology by Brian Mountford (Christian Alternative, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-78535-741-1).
“Brian Mountford has chosen 35 poems which explore the human experience of suffering and redemption, accompanied by his own thoughtful and witty commentary.”
Silence: A user’s guide: Volume 2: Application by Maggie Ross (DLT, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-0-232-53348-4).
“These pages invite readers once again to look at their own minds, to reflect on what is happening there, and to understand the essential role of silence for being human, and for living our own truth with one another. This second volume of Maggie Ross’s Silence: A User's Guide offers application to support the process set out in volume one.”
The Scrappy Evangelist: Chesterton and a new apologetics for today by Paul Rowan (ACS Books, £19.99 (£18); 978-1-5051-1023-4).
Selected by Frank Nugent of the Church House Bookshop which operates the Church Times Bookshop.