Time to Act: A resource book by the Christians in Extinction Rebellion, edited by Jeremy Williams (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-08446-3).
“Christians of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are getting involved, through prayer and protest, in the worldwide movement to tackle climate change and find more sustainable ways of living. If you're thinking of joining that movement, or if you’re already part of it and want help in explaining and advocating it to others, this is the book for you.”
Just John: The authorized biography of John Habgood, Archbishop of York, 1983-1995, by David Wilbourne (SPCK, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-281-05828-0).
“John Habgood (1927-2019) was Archbishop of York from 1983-1995, and prior to that had served ten years as Bishop of Durham. His ability to mediate and solve what seemed impossible problems, both in the Church and modern society, is legendary. However, his formidable intellect and shy manner could make him seem a distant, enigmatic figure . . . This biography, written at Lord Habgood’s request and with his full cooperation while alive, is warm, witty and affectionate.”
How to be a Christian: Reflections and essays, by C. S. Lewis (William Collins, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-00-830717-2). New in paperback.
“How to Be a Christian brings together the best of Lewis’s insights on Christian practice and its expression in our daily lives.”
The Big Book of Wisdom: What is it? Why do we need it? And how to get it, by Larry Culliford (Hero, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-78955-1-211).
“The Big Book of Wisdom is a guide on how to live a meaningful life, how to grow through adversity towards maturity, and making one's contribution, little by little, to a better, safer, cleaner, healthier, much happier world.”
Make the Most of Retirement, by Paul Beasley-Murray (BRF, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-85746-864-2).
“In this book, grounded both in personal experience and in extensive research among retired ministers, and rich in quotations from an eclectic range of writers, Paul Beasley-Murray explores how retirement is part of God’s rhythm for our lives and provides encouragement and insights for this next stage of the journey.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.