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New titles just published

29 March 2018

Alleluia is Our Song: Reflections on Eastertide and Pentecost by Michael Mayne and edited by Joel Huffstetler (Canterbury Press, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-78622-030-1).

Alleluia is our Song draws together a collection of profound and beautiful seasonal reflections for the great fifty days from Easter Day to Pentecost, arguably the greatest season of the Church's year.”

What Are We Doing Here? Essays by Marilynne Robinson (Virago, £18.99; 978-0-349-01046-5).

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith.

Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Pope Francis (Rider, £9.99; 978-1-84604-590-5).

“In this new work by the much loved Pope Francis, he offers remarkable insights into what the most popular prayer in Christianity can tell us about living a life of meaning, purpose and strength.”

Protestants: The radicals who made the modern world by Alec Ryrie (William Collins, £12.99; 978-0-00-821000-7). New in paperback.

Protestants is the story of the men and women who made and remade this quarrelsome faith. Fired by life-changing encounters with their God, they set out for every corner of the world, demanded alarming new freedoms and experimented in new systems of government. Inspired by their newly accessible Bibles, they transformed their inner lives, a transformation that spilled over into social upheavals and political revolutions.

Grasping the Heel of Heaven: Liturgy, leadership and ministry in today’s Church, edited by Aidan Platten (Canterbury Press, £22.99 (£20.70); 978-1-78622-002-8).

Grasping the Heel of Heaven honours the immense legacy to the church of Michael Perham. A skilled and imaginative liturgist, a passionate advocate of women’s ministry, an inspirational dean and bishop, a wise and patient administrator, he was above all a faithful priest who loved the Church as the body of Christ.

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