Book Reviews

Book of the Month: November 2017

Christmas Through the Keyhole by Derek Tidball Human beings need to tell their stories and often the best of these are put to music. Sometimes we need help to see beyond the immediate into a wider and more imaginative horizon. … Read more

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Book of the Month: October 2017

I Thought There Would be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts This is rather a brave book. It takes courage to offer the kind of transparency with which Katherine Welby-Roberts writes about her inner vulnerability and turmoil. Rather than turning into one … Read more

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Book of the Month: September 2017

The Naked God: Wrestling for a Grace-ful Humanity by Vincent Strudwick I ought to declare a historical interest in this wonderfully and creatively written book which is part autobiography, part history and part extremely good theology! I first met Vincent … Read more

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Book of the Month: August 2017

Cycling Out of the Comfort Zone by Charles Guilhamon Cycling out of the Comfort Zone is a travelogue with a difference. Charles Guilhamon (the author) and Gabriel de Lepinau spent a year travelling to isolated and often persecuted Christian communities. … Read more

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Book of the Month: July 2017

Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion By Gillian Straine I was going to write that this is a book about beginnings and endings: the impact of cancer on health, confidence, identity and faith. But the great gift of this book is its confidence that … Read more

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Book of the Month: June 2017

God Curious: Exploring Eternal Questions by Stephen Cherry  Over 30 years ago I trained for Ministry alongside Stephen at Westcott House in Cambridge. There were three particular things that I remember about Stephen. The first was his reflective intelligence. The second … Read more

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Book of the Month: May 2017

Fierce Imaginings by Rachel Mann It is rare in my experience that a book lives up to its tantalising title. Rachel Mann begins by inveigling us in by telling us ‘This is a book about ghosts.’ These are not ‘ghouls’ … Read more

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Book of the Month: April 2017

The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover by Simon Parke Simon Parke’s latest novel is as enjoyably readable as his Abbot Peter series, but very different. The King is the prisoner of Parliament. But the king is God’s … Read more

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Book of the Month: March 2017

Hanging by a Thread by Samuel Wells The arresting and compelling organising theme of this book is this ‘there was a time when the cross was an answer – today the cross is a question’. This short, tightly argued but … Read more

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Review of 2017 Lent Books

Sarum College Bookshop has a wide range of Lent books in stock. Below, Principal James Woodward reviews some of the books available this Lent. Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace by Justin Welby This short book is well organised into six chapters and … Read more

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