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25 October 2019

John Henry Newman: A very brief history, by Eamon Duffy (SPCK, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-0-281-07849-3)

“Published to coincide with Newman’s canonisation by Pope Francis in October, this engaging and judicious introduction to Newman’s life and legacy will be welcomed by newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.”



A Theory of Everything (that Matters): A short guide to Einstein, relativity and the future of faith, by Alister McGrath (Hodder & Stoughton, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-529-37795-8)

“What does this mean for religious belief, and specifically Christianity? Does it mean, as so many people assume, the death of God? Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores these questions, giving an overview of Einstein’s thought and scientific theories.”


Unorthodox: LGBT+ identity and faith, edited by Sean Richardson (Five Leaves Publications, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-910170-60-1)

“In modern Britain, what does it mean to be queer and religious? Unorthodox tells the stories of LGBT+ people of faith throughout the country.”


Unfollow: A journey from hatred to hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, by Megan Phelps-Roper (Riverrun, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-78747-800-8)

Unfollow is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself.”


The Tell it Together Gospel: Mark, by Paula Gooder and Bob Hartman (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07922-3)

“A fresh new translation of Mark’s Gospel by renowned Biblical scholar Dr Paula Gooder, with interactive storytelling tips from well-known children's author and performer Bob Hartman.”

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