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11 October 2019

A Skilfully Woven Knot: Anglican identity and spirituality by Michael Mayne (Canterbury Press, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-78622-132-2).

The noted preacher and spiritual writer Michael Mayne wrote extensively about Anglicanism's distinctive theology and ethos, and how it could help the church speak to contemporary society. This collection of his unpublished writings and lectures offers a vintage distillation of his wisdom and pastoral understanding that remains extraordinarily relevant.

 


The Mystery of Faith: Exploring Christian belief by John-Francis Friendship (Canterbury Press, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-1-78622-180-3).

“The Mystery of Faith explores the essentials of Christian belief and the ancient spiritual practices that enable us to live and flourish in the light of God’s grace. It is written for those who are new to the Christian faith, are curious about it, want to understand their faith better or make more meaningful connections between faith and life.”

 


On Trial for Reason: Science, religion and culture in the Galileo Affair by Maurice Finocchiaro (OUP, £25; 978-0-19-879792-0).

Offers a stimulating account of Galileo's original trial and the subsequent and continuing controversy surrounding it.”

 


The Eucharistic Faith by Ralph McMichael (SCM Press, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-334-05659-1).

“In The Eucharistic Faith, the first of a significant new systematic theology of the Eucharist, Ralph N. McMichael weaves liturgy and theology together to understand the ways in which theology and Christian faith are, at heart, about the receiving of the gift of Jesus' life in Communion.”

 


Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings by Sister Wendy Beckett (SPCK, £25 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £19.99); 978-0-281-08330-5).

Shortly before she died in December 2018, and nearly thirty years on from her first book, Sister Wendy was working with SPCK on an anthology of her all-time favourite paintings. The result is this enthralling collection, which will delight her many fans all over the world while also inspiring a new generation of art lovers as they develop their understanding of the depths and subtleties of some of the world's greatest works of art.


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