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15 December 2023

This week’s selection: the work of Thomas Merton, Malcolm Guite’s Poet’s Corner, and Bridget of Sweden’s travels to the Holy Land

Engaging Thomas Merton: Spirituality, justice, and racism by Daniel Horan, OFM (Orbis, £22.99 (£20.69); 978-1-62698-544-5).

Engaging Thomas Merton is based on contemporary engagements with the work and legacy of Thomas Merton that highlight the enduring relevance of his thought in addressing the pressing concerns of our time.”

Sounding Heaven and Earth: A Poet’s Corner collection by Malcolm Guite (Canterbury Press £12.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £10.39); 978-1-78622-539-9).

“Malcolm Guite’s articles for the Church Times draw together everyday events and encounters, landscape, journeys, poetry, stories, memory and a sense of the sacred, and he fuses them to create richly satisfying portraits of the familiar that at the same time opens the way to an enchanted world.”

With Bridget in the Holy Land by Luca Cesarini (Sacristy Press, £16.99 (£15.29); 978-1-78959-307-5).

“Luca Cesarini describes Bridget of Sweden’s journey, the circumstances that led to her setting out, the people she met en route, encounters with Islam, and the experience of pilgrims in the 14th century. The book also includes some of Bridget’s own accounts of the visions she had during her journey, not least of the nativity of Christ, which would change the depiction of the Christmas crib in Christian art for ever.”

Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.

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