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22 July 2022

This week’s selection: peace, Archbishop William Temple, and the meaning of life

Peace is a Doing Word: Prayer patterns for peacemakers by Barbara Glasson (Sacristy Press, £16.99 (£15.29); 978-1-78959-222-1).

“Peace is something to which we all aspire, but what does it actually mean? Giving a pattern for each day of the year, Peace is a Doing Word, uses poetry, story and prayers to reflect on what practicing peace means in every moment of our daily lives.”



Archbishop William Temple: A study in servant leadership by Stephen Spencer (SCM Press, £22.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £18.39); 978-0-334-06167-0).

“Archbishop William Temple is widely regarded as one of the most influential church leaders of the twentieth century. In this book Stephen Spencer unpacks Archbishop Temple's life and legacy, and the ways in which his leadership transformed society in remarkable ways.”



After Disbelief: On disenchantment, disappointment, eternity, and joy by Anthony T. Kronman (Yale, £18.99 (£17.09); 978-0-300-25992-6).

Many people of faith believe the meaning of life depends on our connection to an eternal order of some kind. Atheists deride this belief as a childish superstition. . .  Anthony Kronman offers an alternative to these two entrenched positions, arguing that neither addresses the complexities of the human condition.


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