*** DEBUG END ***

New titles just published

03 July 2020

Adventure Awaits: Harnessing today’s potential for God’s greater purpose by Jane Merson (Sacristy Press, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-78959-106-4)

“Move beyond the conventional pattern of a twenty-first-century Christian, into a rich and fruitful faith adventure. Adventure Awaits meets the reader wherever they are currently at in their faith journey and guides them through practical steps, supported by biblical illustrations and personal testimonies, equipping them with the tools to boldly step into the fullness of life that God promises in His Word.”

Hamlet’s Choice: Religion and resistance in Shakespeare’s revenge tragedies
by Peter Lake (Yale, £35 (£31.50); 978-0-300-24781-7)

“An illuminating account of how Shakespeare worked through the tensions of Queen Elizabeth’s England in two canon-defining plays.”

Good White Racist? Confronting your role in racial injustice
by Kerry Connelly (WJK, £13 (£11.70); 978-0-664-26574-8)

“In Good White Racist?, Kerry Connelly exposes the ways white people participate in, benefit from, and unknowingly perpetuate racism — despite their best “good person” intentions. Good White Racist? unpacks the systems that maintain the status quo, keep white people comfortable and complicit, and perpetuate racism in the United States and elsewhere.”

Holiness and Desire: What makes us who we are?
by Jessica Martin (Canterbury Press, £16.99 (£15.99); 978-1-78622-126-1)

“We live in a world that prizes gratification of desire. But what if this pressure to satisfy our wants instead makes us settle for lesser imitations? What if the problem with desire is not that we want what we can’t have, but that we don’t want it enough? What if desire itself — the gap between wanting and having — is the key to living well?

Holiness and Desire explores these questions and the challenges they pose to modern living. Drawing on sources from the Bible to literature and social media, Jessica Martin considers what a distinctive holiness might look like within the distorting pressures of our highly sexualised modern culture.”

Read an extract here

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

Church Times Bookshop

Save money on books reviewed or featured in the Church Times. To get your reader discount:

> Click on the “Church Times Bookshop” link at the end of the review.

> Call 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm).

The reader discount is valid for two months after the review publication date. E&OE

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)