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26 June 2020

Equality is Biblical: Lifting the curse of Eve, by Penelope Wilcock (SPCK, £9.99 (£8.99); 978-0-281-08300-8)

“Women have proved their equality with men in leadership, scholarship and exercising spiritual gifts, but traditional interpretations of Scripture mean that leadership, for many Christians, is still predominantly male. Penelope Wilcock proposes a reading of Scripture that respects its authority while embracing the full equality of women and men.”


Jesus Through Muslim Eyes,
by Richard Shumack (SPCK, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-0-281-08193-6)

“Written by a specialist in Muslim thought, Jesus through Muslim Eyes offers a unique apologetic that combines history, theology and critical thinking in a way that cuts across both traditional and contemporary debates.”

Climate Crisis: The challenge to the church, by David Rhodes (Kevin Mayhew, £9.99 (£8.99); 978-1-83858-081-0)

Climate Crisis shares in common with the author’s previous writing a mix of passionate engagement and unflinching journalistic regard for the truths of our shared lives. In some ways it is a profoundly challenging read about difficult things; on the other hand, the author’s obvious standpoint is of compassion, and the revelation of a creator of unconditional love.”


Strive and Thrive with the Psalms, by Pam Pointer (Kevin Mayhew, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-83858-052-0)

“In 365 bite-sized pieces, Pam Pointer shows how the situations and sentiments expressed in the psalms resonate with us today. Human nature doesn’t change so the topics of fear, joy, despair, music, dancing, nature, anxiety, anger and elation are as relevant now as when the psalms were written.”


Witcraft: The invention of philosophy in English, by Jonathan Rée (Penguin, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-0-141-02741-8)

Witcraft is a fresh and brilliant history of how philosophy became established in English. It presents a new form of philosophical storytelling and challenges what Jonathan Rée calls the 'condescending smugness' of traditional histories of philosophy.”


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