Becoming Elijah: Prophet of transformation by Daniel C. Matt (Yale, £16.99 (£15.29); 978-0-300-24270-6).
“The story of the prophet Elijah’s transformation from fierce zealot to compassionate hero and cherished figure in Jewish tradition.”
The Christian Left: An introduction to radical and socialist Christian thought by Anthony A. J. Williams (Polity, £17.99; 978-1-5095-4282-6).
“Anthony A.J. Williams shows that this assumption is far from correct by giving an introductory overview of a tradition of socialist and radical Christianity that can be traced back to the communal ownership described in the Acts of the Apostles.”
What’s the Point of Theology?: Wisdom, wellbeing and wonder by Alister McGrath (SPCK, £10.99 (£9.89); 978-0-281-08689-4).
“Christian theologian Alistair McGrath explores just why theology is so important and what it can bring to our lives.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.