Book Reviews

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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Book of the Month: April 2019

Five Events That Made Christianity by John Pritchard As I write this, I am recovering (I think that’s the word!) from the wonderful, exhausting, challenging experience of sharing a week’s Prayer Space with our church schools. The thing about children … Read more

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Book of the Month: March 2019

The Way of Ignatius by Gemma Simmonds This is one of the most distinctive and attractive books on prayer that I have read for many a year. Dr Simmonds takes her reader on a journey of spiritual adventure using the … Read more

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Book of the Month: February 2019

Reconciliation by Muthuraj Swamy Few of us have escaped, from interested but perplexed observers of our Churches, the understandable criticism that we seem incapable of living together peaceably. Conflict and division run deep. How do we live together with difference? How … Read more

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Book of the Month: January 2019

Pioneers of Modern Spirituality by Jane Shaw It’s probably not helpful to begin by calling this a perfect Christmas gift – but it was just what I needed in the gap between Christmas and New Year as I reflected on services … Read more

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