Inexpressible: Hesed and the mystery of God’s lovingkindness by Michael Card (IVP, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-8308-4549-1).
“Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God's character and how he relates to his people.”
Jesus According to the New Testament by James D. G. Dunn (Eerdmans, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-0-8028-7669-0).
“New Testament scholar James D. G. Dunn has published his research on Christian origins in numerous commentaries, books, and essays. In this small, straightforward book designed especially for a lay audience, Dunn focuses his fifty-plus years of scholarship on elucidating the New Testament witness to Jesus, from Matthew to Revelation.”
Turned by Divine Love: Starting again with God and with others by John Stroyan (BRF, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-85746-750-8).
“This book, the fruit of prayer, theological reflection and rich human experience, evokes fresh praying and thinking about all the key relationships in our lives, beginning with God. Drawing on the rich Christian traditions of both east and west, it speaks of theology and spirituality, to the head and the heart.”
What are we Doing Here? Essays by Marilynne Robinson (Virago, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-349-01044-1). New in paperback.
“New essays by the Orange and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila. In this collection, Marilynne Robinson impels us to action and offers us hope.”
Does Religion Do More Harm than Good? by Rupert Shortt (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-07871-4).
“In this succinct but richly reflective book, Rupert Shortt offers even-handed guidance on one of the most disputed questions of our time. Among much else he sheds light on the contrast between good and bad religion, and on why the distinction is of urgent relevance in an era increasingly described as post-secular.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.