Reimagining Britain: Foundations for hope by Justin Welby (Bloomsbury, £16.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £12.99); 978-1-4729-4607-2).
“In a time of political turbulence, and as the Welfare State totters under the strain in a country that has changed dramatically since 1945, Archbishop Justin Welby sets out to identify the values that will enable us to reimagine, and to enact, a more hopeful future.”
Interrupting Silence: God’s command to speak out by Walter Brueggemann (Hodder & Stoughton, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-473-68600-7).
“Silence is a complex matter. It can refer to awe before unutterable holiness, but it can also refer to the coercion where some voices are silenced in the interest of control by the dominant voices. It is the latter silence that Walter Brueggemann explores, urging us to speak up in situations of injustice.”
Things That Make for Peace: A Christian peacemaker in a world of war by Peter B. Price (DLT, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-0-232-53346-0)
“Drawing on the experiences and lessons of over forty years working on the frontline of reconciliation and peace building, in Northern Ireland, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, Peter B. Price explores what it means to respond to the biblical call to `seek peace ... and pursue it' (Psalm 34:14).”
Paul: A biography by Tom Wright (SPCK, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £16.99); 978-0-281-07875-2).
“This compelling reconstruction of the life and thought of St Paul paints a vivid picture of the Roman world in which he preached his revolutionary message and explains the significance of his lasting impact on both the Church and the world.”
Raging with Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil by John Swinton (SCM Press, £19.99; 978-0-334-05638-6).
“In Raging with Compassion, Michael Ramsey prize-winning author John Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church House Bookshop.