Book Reviews

Book of the Month: September 2018

The Secret Testament of Julian by Simon Parke Little is known of Julian of Norwich. She lived from around 1342 – 1416, she was for many years an anchoress in a cell attached to St Julian’s church, Norwich, and she … Read more

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Book of the Month: August 2018

After the Fire: Finding Words for Grenfell by Alan Everett “After the Fire deserves wide readership” In June 2017 the Rev’d. Alan Everett was woken in the night as Grenfell tower, in his parish, went up in flames. The book … Read more

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Book of the Month: July 2018

Phoebe by Paula Gooder ‘pick up a book that is entertaining, heart warming and educational’ I have to admit my first response on seeing this book was “who is Phoebe”. The name rang a vague biblical bell but I couldn’t … Read more

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Book of the Month: May 2018

Being Human by Rowan Williams “Not a quick read, but wonderful” There are probably three things you need to know before you start reading this book:it says on the front cover “philosophical theology at its very best” – don’t let … Read more

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Book of the Month: March 2018

Things That Make for Peace by Bishop Peter Price Bishop Peter Price’s book, “The things that make for peace – a Christian peacemaker in a world of war” was launched on the same day as the Winter Olympics, marked by … Read more

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Book of the Month: February 2018

Say it to God by Luigi Gioia My immediate reaction to this book was – goodness not another book on prayer. My familiarity and complacency were soon dispelled by this compelling exploration of the nature of prayer. Written by a … Read more

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Book of the Month: January 2018

The Indecent Death of a Madam by Simon Parke Stormhaven, the least Trip Advised bit of beach in Sussex, has another corpse; and the members of the Etiquette Society, who people the list of suspects, are down by one. One … Read more

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Book of the Month: December 2017

Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith Too often the church and our faith seem preoccupied with our own rather incomprehensible narratives as the energy seems to draw us inwards. These are difficult and demanding times with great change as some churches … Read more

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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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