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New titles just published

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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.”

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