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New titles just published

15 May 2020

Kingdom Stories: Telling, leading, discerning, by Vaughan S. Roberts (SCM Press, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £15.99); 978-0-334-05902-8)

“Responding to the huge increase in interest in leadership and organisational theory as a means to understanding ministry, Vaughan S. Roberts shows how a more qualitative, story-led approach to thinking about leadership can offer a valuable perspective on ministry for both individuals and churches.”


Interpreting Scripture: Essays on the Bible and hermeneutics, by N. T Wright (SPCK, £50 (£45); 978-0-281-08124-0)

“A ‘user-friendly’ version of the Panel on Doctrine’s Report on the Interpretation of Scripture, this workbook offers a helpful way of exploring, using and "interpreting" Scripture in daily life. Its approaches to reading and studying Scripture allow the Bible to speak powerfully with its own voice.”


Multicultural Kingdom: Ethnic diversity, mission and the church, by Harvey Kwiyani (SCM Press, £21.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £19.79); 978-0-334-05752-9)

Multicultural Kingdom explores some of the causes and implications of ethnic diversity on the British Christian landscape, and the implications on the landscape of theology itself. Why, it asks, do we prefer to remain segregated in our ecclesiology? Why indeed, do several churches of different ethnic heritage use the same building for services on Sunday but do not get to worship together?”


God’s Tent Pitched among Us: A new pattern for rural church mission, by Benjamin Carter (Sacristy Press, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-78959-097-5)

“As the Church focuses more and more on growth in urban areas, this book shows how small rural parishes can respond with confidence to the opportunities and challenges for mission and ministry, and that flourishing exists throughout the church, and particularly in small and rural contexts.”


Making the Most of Retirement, by Paul Beasley-Murray (BRF, £8.99 (£8.09); 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.”

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