Book Reviews

Book of the Month: May 2015

Immortal Diamond By Richard Rohr The Saint Columba’s House theological book group read ‘Immortal Diamond’ earlier this year, having read and enjoyed Richard Rohr’s earlier book, ‘Falling Upwards’ the year before. This review is drawn together from members’ contributions. Immortal … Read more

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Book of the Month: April 2015

A Universal Heart: The Life and Vision of Brother Roger of Taizé (Centenary edition) by Kathryn Spink It is impossible for a Christian, reading about Roger Schutz-Marsauche’s early life, his later development, his discoveries of, first, his own vocation to … Read more

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Book of the Month: March 2015

On Rock or Sand?: Firm Foundations for Britain’s Future, edited by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. “Archbishops speak out on inequality” (Guardian headline 15th Jan. 2015).  it’s not often that one of the books on our shelves attracts much media … Read more

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Book of the Month: February 2015

The Journey by John Pritchard I sometimes find myself wishing I could hear the tone of voice in which Jesus spoke – especially to his disciples. Was “O ye of little faith” a rebuke – perhaps in the stentorian tones … Read more

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Book of the Month: January 2015

Cry of Wonder by Gerard Hughes This is the final book by Gerard Hughes, as sadly he died soon after its publication. His previous books include the popular God of Surprises, God in all Things and In Search of a … Read more

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Book of the Month: December 2014

‘Longing, Waiting, Believing’ by Rodney Holder Surely one of the toughest commissions of the Christian year must be the writing of an Advent – or indeed a Lent – book. Reflecting afresh on the apparently familiar, the well-known, is a … Read more

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Book of the Month: November 2014

Walking Backwards to Christmas by Stephen Cottrell How do you tell the Christmas stories – so familiar to all of us, and make them fresh? Stephen Cottrell does it by telling the stories through a number of characters – and … Read more

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Book of the Month: October 2014

Acts and Omissions by Catherine Fox I knew I was going to enjoy this book when I looked at the Dramatis personae and saw that it was divided between Bishops, Priests & Deacons and People! But the clergy are very … Read more

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Book of the Month: September 2014

Music at Midnight by John Drury Like many people, my introduction to George Herbert was at school singing ‘Teach me my God and King in all things thee to see’ during assembly. Drury’s love of Herbert’s poetry and his analysis … Read more

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Book of the Month: August 2014

Being Christian by Rowan Williams To recommend a book by Rowan Williams is generally to provoke a look of caution and the expectation of immensely scholarly thought expressed in sentences so complex that even after a second reading their meaning … Read more

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