Newman: The heart of holiness by Roderick Strange (Hodder & Stoughton, £14.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £12.99); 978-1-529-36261-9)
“Newman: The Heart of Holiness looks at the model of holiness Newman offers us to us all, on the occasion of his canonisation, a moment the Church recognises officially that Newman offers a model of holiness that is relevant for the Universal Church.”
Love Set You Going: Poems of the heart by Janet Morley (SPCK, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-0-281-07892-9)
“The opening words of Sylvia Plath's poem for her newborn daughter are true of each one of us. Love is fundamental to our being, our growth, our development and our happiness. Love enables us to make meaning of our lives in the world, and it gives us hope for what lies beyond.”
Priests de la Résistance! The loose canons who fought fascism in the twentieth century by Fergus Butler-Gallie (Oneworld, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-1-78607-672-4)
“Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. From taking a bullet for a frightened schoolgirl in Alabama to riding on the bonnet of a tank during the liberation of France, each of the hard-drinking, chain-smoking clerics featured in Priests de la Resistance were willing to give their lives for a world they believed in - even as their superiors beckoned them to safety.”
Following Jesus by Henri Nouwen (SPCK, £12.99; 978-0-281-08355-8)
“In this never-before-published work of inspiration, the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world.”
Life with St Benedict: The Rule reimagined for everyday living by Richard Frost (BRF, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-85746-813-0)
“To discover the Rule of St Benedict is to encounter something that is at once inspiring, supporting, reassuring, challenging. Let this book be an introduction to the writing of a man who will change your life.
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.