Book Reviews

Book of the Month: March 2020

Walk Humbly by Samuel Wells  In this short, beautifully-written book, the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, invites us to consider ourselves in relation to our Creator. In space and time, he writes, we are momentarily-flickering Existences, brought into being by … Read more

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Book of the Month: February 2020

Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio Ruth Valerio is an extraordinary, entrepreneurial, generative and visionary Christian. She has become widely known for her work at Tearfund as an environmentalist, social activist and theologian. What I particularly appreciated about this book … Read more

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Book of the Month: January 2020

The Tell it Together Gospel – Mark By Paula Gooder and Bob Hartman The little girl looked across at my husband, and nudged her mother, before saying loudly “Look, there’s God”  The sheer delight in her small face sprang from … Read more

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Book of the Month: December 2019

In the Bleak Midwinter by Rachel Mann If asked to name a poem by Christina Rossetti, many of us would manage ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’; a favourite carol. If pressed, we might also manage ‘Goblin Market’.  In fact, Christina Rossetti … Read more

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Book of the Month: October 2019

What do we do with the Bible? By Richard Rohr What do we do with these bibles? And putting bibles away so they are safe but maybe just out of reach is something we can all be tempted to do … Read more

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Book of the Month: September 2019

By Way of the Heart At our ministry summer school last month I asked, our new students the question: Who is your desert island theologian? Without reservation or hesitation one replied loudly and firmly: Mark Oakley. There was some agreement … Read more

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Book of the Month: August 2019

Into the Foothills of Transformation by Donald Eadie I do not know Donald Eadie well but as a result of this very remarkable, challenging and generative book this reader has and others will,  get to know him better. So what … Read more

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Book of the Month: July 2019

Some of you may have been among the hundreds of people lucky enough to hear Barbara Brown Taylor on her recent UK book tour.  The Episcopalian priest always draws large crowds – and her books attract a lot of interest. … Read more

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Book of the Month: June 2019

We Need One Another by Jean Vanier My friend Jean has a theory that we don’t buy books for the present: we buy them to sit on our bookshelves, waiting for the moment when we need their wisdom. At that … Read more

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Book of the Month: May 2019

The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr It is an often stated conviction expressed by a wide variety of individuals and groups that the Church, Organised Religion and (important for us here at Sarum College) Theology are in decline. The statistics … Read more

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