The Monastic Heart: 50 simple practices for a contemplative and fulfilling life by Joan Chittister (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £14.99; 978-1-399-80085-3).
“Activist, nun, and spiritual guide Joan Chittister invites us to create a monastery within ourselves: to cultivate wisdom and resilience, so we can live more easily and give of ourselves more fully, no matter our circumstances.”
The Cambridge Companion to Genesis, edited by Bill T. Arnold (Cambridge University Press, £28.99 (£26.09); 978-1-108-43832-2).
“Recognising [the book of Genesis’s] unique position in world history, the history of religions, as well as biblical and theological studies, the volume summarises key developments in Biblical scholarship since the Enlightenment, while offering an overview of the diverse methods and reading strategies that are currently applied to the reading of Genesis. It also explores questions that, in some cases, have been explored for centuries.”
God After Einstein: What’s really going on in the universe? by John F. Haught (Yale, £20 (£18); 978-0-300-25119-7).
“In conversation with Einstein's ideas and opinions, John F. Haught develops here a new cosmological understanding of the meaning of God, time, eternity, mystery, life, thought, freedom, and faith. In doing so, he offers readers a new way of understanding the relationship of science to theology.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.