The Way of St Benedict, by Rowan Williams (Bloomsbury, £12.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £10.99); 978-1-4729-7307-8).
“With typical eloquence and wisdom, in The Way of St Benedict Rowan Williams explores the appeal of St Benedict's sixth-century Rule, showing it to be a document of great relevance to present day Christians and non-believers at our particular moment in history.”
To Call on His Name: Perspectives on the Jesus Prayer, by John Gill (Sacristy Press, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-78959-070-8).
“John Gill’s comprehensive study of the Jesus Prayer considers an ancient mystical prayer practice from the Christian East. He discusses the historical development of the prayer and its basis in scripture, patristic spirituality, theology, and psychology.”
Christobiography: Memory, history, and the reliability of the gospels, by Craig Keener (Eerdmans. £45 (£40.50); 978-0-8028-7675-1).
“Building on recent work in the study of ancient biographies, Craig Keener argues that the writers of the canonical Gospels followed the literary practices of other biographers in their day. In Christobiography he explores the character of ancient biography and urges students and scholars to appreciate the Gospel writers’ method and degree of accuracy in recounting the life and ministry of Jesus.”
Wearing Well: Exploring the biblical imagery of clothing, by Frances Shaw (Regent College Publishing, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-57383-576-3).
Let’s be Honest about our Doubts: The positive nature of doubt, by John Cox (Kevin Mayhew, £8.99; 978-1-83858-042-1).
“A six-week group study course, ideal for Lent but suitable for any time of year. John Cox takes an honest look at various aspects of the complex and often thorny subject of doubt.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.