Book Review: The theology of growth

Book Review: The theology of growth

Towards a Theology of Church Growth , David Goodhew (ed) Ashgate, pb, £19.99 David Goodhew of Cranmer Hall in Durham has been at the forefront of those arguing that the churches in Britain should not accept a narrative of inevitable decline and that growth is not only possible but is actually taking place. A previous […]

Book of the Day: The Authentic Youth Bible

Book of the Day: The Authentic Youth Bible

The Authentic Youth Bible is both relevant to young people and simple to understand. It is perfect for those wanting to know the key passages and the true meanings of the Bible. It summarises each book, introducing the “Who”, “When”, and “What” to allow a better understanding of the stories themselves, as well as offering […]

Book of the Day: NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible

Book of the Day: NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible

The NIV Soul Survivor Youth Bible acts as Bible for young people who want to get more involved with their Bible reading, and offers resources for beginners such as what the Bible is about, how to read a Bible, and what each story focuses on. It even includes maps, timelines and tours of the Bible. […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

In The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook, Miranda & Noah Threlfall-Holmes write about a multitude of different methods of prayer for teenagers or those new to the faith to try out and experiment with. It aims to help young people reach God in a way that suits them, and includes methods such as building a prayer den, […]

Review: Examining Ramsey’s time at Canterbury

Review: Examining Ramsey’s time at Canterbury

Archbishop Ramsey, by  Peter Webster Ashgate, pb, £25.00 Michael Ramsey has already been the subject of a major biography by Owen Chadwick and this new book in the Ashgate series on Archbishops of Canterbury does not seek to cover all the ground covered by Chadwick. Instead, after a brief outline of Ramsey’s life, it looks […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

In A Disreputable Priest’ (Gilead) Ian Corbett looks at what it was like to be a gay priest when the culture was not so favourable towards gay people as it is today. A major aspect of his ministry has been to support people who were different – whether in culture or ethnicity – from the […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Disillusion, alienation and cynicism are rife in our culture. Political parties, business, the church and many other institutions are viewed with distrust. In A Wilderness of Mirrors (Zondervan, pb, £11.99) Mark Meynell director of the Langham Preaching arm of the Langham Partnership looks at the problem and outlines gospel-based reasons for hope. This book is […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

The Royal School of Church Music has published an excellent guide to help people understand and use Plainchant. The RSCM Guide to Plainchant reprints Dr Mary Berry’s Plainchant for Everyone, originally published in 2008, and also includes a second section edited and compiled by John Rowlands-Pritchard, which is an anthology of chant that can be […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Natasha and Anthony O’Hear have produced a fascinating book on how the Apocalypse or the Book of Revelation has figured in the Arts for 2,000 years, Picturing the Apocalypse (OUP, hb, £20). Natasha is a theologian and Anthony a well-known philosopher. Their book is praised on the cover by AN Wilson, Christopher Rowland, and Brian […]

Book of the Day

Book of the Day

BRF are to be congratulated on producing a new series of short booklets of Bible readings for special times. Jean Watson provides readings (and brief commentaries) for bereavement and Wendy Bray does the same for ill heath. Clergy should find these useful to share with people going through difficulties. Also from BRF Alex Taylor has […]

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