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New titles just published

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14 August 2020

Acts of rebellion, the invitations of Jesus, and a new look at the environment are among the subjects discussed in the latest books just published

Faith, Hope and Mischief: Tiny acts of rebellion by Andrew Graystone (Canterbury Press, £12.99 (£10.39); 978-1-786-22259-6).

“Andrew Graystone is an everyday activist who believes in the power of tiny acts to change the world. He is the person whose image went viral when, after the mass shooting in the Christchurch mosque, he stood outside the mosque in his Manchester neighbourhood with a cardboard sign saying ‘I’ll watch while you pray.’

Faith, Hope and Mischief tells funny, prophetic and powerful stories of tiny acts of rebellion Andrew has carried out, alongside arresting reflections on what it means to live in faith and hope. His stories delight and challenge in equal measure, showing how the kingdom of God turns up in all kinds of ways and how small things make a big difference.

 

 

 

A Better Song to Sing: Finding life again through the invitations of Jesus by Mags Duggan (BRF, £8.99 (£8.09); 978-0-85746-876-5).

There has to be more than this. . . because this is no longer enough. Many sincere followers of Jesus are secretly disappointed, dissatisfied and quietly desperate for more than they are currently experiencing. That more is found as we respond to the invitations of Jesus, which hold out to us the hope of dynamic change, of a truly vibrant, transformed life a better song to sing. Each chapter explores one specific invitation, drawing out its possible implications for our lives, and suggests a spiritual practice or reflection to help us ground that invitation in our present-day reality.”

 

Rewilding the Church by Steve Aisthorpe (St Andrew Press, £16.99 (£14.99); 978-0-7152-0981-3). 

“Following on from his bestselling The Invisible Church, Steve Aisthorpe finds inspiration for his new book in the ecological concept of rewilding, an approach to the environment that allows nature to break free from the dulling effects of strategic control and bring wonder back into our lives.”

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