Holy Envy: Finding God in the faith of others by Barbara Brown Taylor (Canterbury Press, £16.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £14.99); 978-1-78622-079-0).
“The renowned Christian preacher and New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching world religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.”
Julian of Norwich: In God’s sight: Her theology in context by Philip Sheldrake (Wiley-Blackwell, £19.99 (£18); 978-1-119-09965-9).
“A noted scholar examines the work of the English mystic Julian of Norwich Julian of Norwich is the late fourteenth-century and early fifteenth-century English woman theologian. With her mystical writings, she has become one of the most popular and influential spiritual figures of our times. In Julian of Norwich: In God's Sight, the eminent scholar Philip Sheldrake offers a study of the theology that Julian expresses in her writings.”
God’s Good Earth: Praise and prayers for creation by Anne and Jeffrey Rowthorn (Liturgical Press, £18.99 (£17.10); 978-0-8146-4412-6).
“God's Good Earth offers Christians and their communities an engaging resource for prayer, reflection, and worship that reflects and nourishes their efforts to serve God and care for God's creation. Compilers Anne and Jeffery Rowthorn have prepared 52 beautiful, ready-made prayer services, each around a specific theme, drawing from a rich variety of ecumenical resources: psalms and other responsive readings, Scripture, hymns, prayers, and reflections from the world's most engaging nature writers and interpreters of the social and cultural landscape.”
How to Pray: A simple guide for normal people by Pete Greig (Hodder & Stoughton, £13.99 (£12.60); 978-1-529-37492-6).
“Pete Greig has been teaching on prayer - and leading a non-stop prayer movement - for twenty years. Now, for the first time, he puts his life's work into a simple book written for everybody - an answer to the question everyone ultimately asks: how do I pray? This down-to-earth introduction to prayer will guide you deeper in your relationship with God - making you more centred, more aware of God's voice, more likely to see breakthroughs and more able to make sense of your unanswered prayers, too.”
Everyday Conversations with Matthew by John Holdsworth (SCM Press, £12.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £10.99); 978-0-334-05746-8).
“How might a young student be inspired by the sermon on the Mount? How can environmentalists, anxious for the future of the world, connect with Matthew's concerns about the End?”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.