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20 September 2019

Between Living and Dying: Reflections from the edge of experience, by Ruth Scott (Birlinn, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-78027-616-8)

 In the final months of her life, in the shadows between living and dying, she learned to live with the extremes of treatments that were as aggressive as the disease - and with daily ups and downs that created constant uncertainty.

 

This?: How Christians respond to climate change, by Susan Sayers (Kevin Mayhew, £6.99; 978-1-83858-021-6)

“Concerned about the impact we're having on God's creation? This insightful guide unpacks a Biblical response to global warming. You'll feel motivated to respond in stewardship.”

 

An Introduction to the Desert Fathers, by John Wortley (Cambridge, £17.99 (£16.20); 978-1-108-70372-7)

Christian monasticism emerged in the Egyptian deserts in the fourth century AD. This introduction explores its origins and subsequent development and what it aimed to achieve, including the obstacles that it encountered; for the most part making use of the monks' own words as they are preserved (in Greek) primarily in the so-called Sayings of the Desert Fathers.

 

Gospel of Fulfilment: Exploring the Gospel of Matthew, by Patrick Whitworth (Sacristy Press, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-78959-044-9)

In this accessible guide to the first book of the New Testament, Patrick Whitworth explores key texts and themes of the Gospel of Matthew, such as the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion Narrative, the story of the resurrection and the Gospel's finale in the Great Commission to ‘go into all the world and preach the good news’.”

 

On the Road with Saint Augustine: A real-world spirituality for restless hearts, by James K. A. Smith (Brazos Press, £11.99 (£10.80); 978-1-58743-446-4)

This is not a book about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's a book Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect.

 

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