*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

New titles just published

by
08 May 2020

First Expressions: Innovation and the mission of God, by Steve Taylor (SCM Press, £25 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £20); 978-0-334-05847-2)

“Seeking insight from the real-life development of the earliest expressions of emerging church from their birth, through times of adolescent angst and into the reality of adulthood, First Expressions offers a unique insight into the long-term sustainability of fresh expressions.”

 

History of Solitude, by David Vincent (Polity Press, £25 (£22.50); 978-1-509-53658-0)

“Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries.”

 

Bread of Life in Broken Britain, by Charles Roding Pemberton (SCM Press, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £15.99); 978-0-334-05896-0)

“Charles Pemberton draws on interviews with foodbank users and volunteers to defend and advance a Christian vision of welfare beyond emergency food provision. He suggests that behind the day-to-day struggles of those using foodbanks there are wider much concerns about loneliness, marginalisation and the wholesale fragmentation of society.”

 

 

The Art of Solitude, by Stephen Batchelor (Yale, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-0-300-25093-0)

“In a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude from renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor.”

 

Psalm Prayers: A prayer companion for worship and devotion by Stephen Cherry (Canterbury Press, £12.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £10.39); 978-1-78622-237-4)

“Psalm Prayers is a devotional companion to the Psalms and a practical resource for creating prayers for public worship. It is particularly helpful for those who lead services of Evensong from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, where the reading of the psalms and extemporary prayer are integral parts of the service.”

 

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.)