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New titles just published

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29 May 2020

12 Rules for Christian Activists: A toolkit for massive change, edited by Ellen Loudon (Canterbury Press, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-78622-244-2)

“In 12 Rules for Christian Activists, Ellen Louden and a host of contributors present 12 accessible and practical principles to encourage a new generation to create a movement for positive social change. Each chapter combines clear theological insight with inspiring stories told by activists and practitioners, including Naomi Maynard (activist researcher), Richard Peers (spiritual director), Angus Ritchie (Director, Centre for Theology and Community), and Nadine Daniel (Church of England National Refugee Coordinator).”

 

 

Reflections for Daily Prayer: Advent 2020 to Advent 2021 (Church House Publishing, £16.99 (£15.29); 978-1-78140-179-8)

“Reflections for Daily Prayer is a highly valued daily Bible companion based on the Common Worship Lectionary. Each day, Monday to Saturday, some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on one of the day's readings for Morning Prayer, bringing together exciting new voices and familiar names.”

 

Journey to Contentment: Pilgrimage principles for everyday life, by Sally Welch (BRF, £8.99 (£8.09); 978-0-85746-592-4)

“Using the biblical idea of pilgrimage, Sally Welch walks alongside us as leader and guide, but also fellow traveller, to explore how we can understand this biblical principle and make it our own. This book is divided into sections of a journey, beginning with the preparations necessary before setting out, exploring the obstacles which might be put in our path and sharing ways in which the journey can be made easier and more productive.”

 

Leadership to the Limits: Balancing freedom and responsibility, by Peter Shaw (Canterbury Press, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-78622-174-2)

“Peter Shaw draws on writers and thinkers from different eras in order to pose questions about what it means to act responsibly in a wide range of personal and public contexts.”

 

Forbidden Fruits and Fig Leaves: Reading the bible with the shamed, by Judith Rossall (SCM Press, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £15.99); 978-0-334-05920-2)

“Christian theology has concentrated too much on issues around guilt and the needs of the perpetrator of sin, but ignored the strong biblical theme of shame and the needs of the sinned-against. Forbidden Fruits and Fig Leaves seeks to address this lack of serious engagement with shame in scripture.”

 

 

Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop

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