Book Reviews

‘It’s Not About Me’ : Reading Cottrell on Priesthood over a lockdown weekend.

 by The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, 19 April 2020 I wonder what you are finding absorbs your time and attention during these strange hours and days? My table at home is gathering some small (and neatly organised) piles of … Read more

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream?

 by The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, 8 April 2020 How much sleep do you need? Do you instinctively know when you wake whether you have had a restful night? Perhaps you Fitbit reveals your patterns of sleep (REM, Light, … Read more

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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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