Like There’s No Tomorrow: Climate crisis, eco-anxiety and God by Frances Ward (Sacristy Press, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-1-78959-088-3)
“It is a Christian response to eco-anxiety, a theological and contemplative reflection to sustain a fierce hope that hopes against hope. It is a deep lament that provokes a fierce hope to enable humanity to live life to the full, like there’s no tomorrow.”
Our Precious Lives: Why telling and hearing stories can save the church by Steve Morris (Authentic, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-78893-079-6)
“An engaging look at how our life stories can enable us to tell the gospel in a way that connects effectively with people. Jesus was the master storyteller, powerfully relating accessible stories to convey the good news, and Steve Morris calls us to reclaim the art of storytelling in the Church today.”
Seeing God in Art: The Christian faith in 30 images by Richard Harries (SPCK, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-0-281-08382-4)
“Over the centuries some of the world’s greatest painters have explored and expressed their faith in God through their art. Here, Richard Harries invites you to reflect with him on thirty such artists, and to see how their paintings illuminate important aspects of Christian faith and teaching.”
Christ Unabridged: Knowing and Loving the Son of Man edited by George Westhaver and Rebekah Vince (SCM Press, £30 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £24); 978-0-334-05828-1)
“Contributors to this collection explore some of the many registers of the mystery of Christ, both historically and thematically. Contributors include N.T. Wright, Rowan Williams, Lydia Schumacher, Kallistos Ware, Oliver O’Donovan Malcolm Guite, John Behr, Carol Harrison and Ian McFarland.”
A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on theology and the arts by Jeremy S. Begbie (Baker, £18.99 (£17.10); 978-0-8010-9966-3)
“Amid current debates and discussions on the topic, Theologian Jeremy Begbie emphasises the role of a biblically grounded creedal orthodoxy as he shows how Christian theology and the arts can enrich each other. Throughout the book, Begbie demonstrates the power of classic trinitarian faith to bring illumination, surprise, and delight whenever it engages with the arts.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.
LUTHERAN, Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic views are studied in Thomas G. Casey SJ’s Mary in Different Traditions: Seeing the Mother of Jesus with new eyes (Messenger, £8.95 (£8.05); 978-1-78812-087-6).