Must have books

Must have books

The Historical Jesus James K Beilby and Paul R Eddy SPCK, pb, £14.99 (£9.99 from our shop) According to Tom Wright we are now embarked on the ‘third quest’ for the historical Jesus. The first quest ended with Schweitzer; the second or ‘new quest’ began when Kasemann challenged Bultmann; and the current probably began with […]

A New Kind of Christianity

A New Kind of Christianity

Brian McLaren Hodder, pb, £11.99 Brian McLaren was one of the people Rowan Williams invited to address the 2008 Lambeth Conference. You can see his appeal for the archbishop. McLaren is from an evangelical background and continues to speak much of the language but he is attempting to move evangelicalism on from such doctrines as […]

Against Atheism

Against Atheism

Ian S Markham Wiley-Blackwell, pb, £14.99 Christians are familiar with the concept of felix culpa. Originally applied to Adam’s fall, which on one interpretation led to the incarnation and so produced something good, the idea is capable of a much wider range of application. It could, for example, be applied to what has been called […]

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations, Edward Kessler Cambridge University Press, 243pp. £17.99, pb, ISBN 9780521705622; hb, £55.00. ISBN 9780521879767 If the adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” still carries any weight then this is a classic example. It was unfortunate that the author chose the famous Chagall painting for the front cover, […]

A simple guide to other religions

A simple guide to other religions

The inside of a church or any other religious building can be daunting to newcomers. While many people may remember religious buildings from their school days, with church attendance in decline for increasing numbers how religious services operate is shrouded in a fog. However, this new book aims to lift that fog and explain the […]

CH Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher Peter Morden CWR, pb, £9.99

CH Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher  Peter Morden CWR, pb, £9.99

CH Spurgeon – The People’s Preacher (DVD) CWR/Approx 75 mins. £15.99 At a time when religious revivals were taking place throughout North America during the 19th century, another was taking England by storm. It was led by Charles Spurgeon, a British Baptist preacher who pastored one of England’s largest churches as well as radically transforming […]

The House Where God Lives

The House Where God Lives

Gary D Badcock: Eerdmans, pb, £23.99 In a culture strongly influenced by individualism the church is often seen as just another voluntary organisation among many others devoted to meeting human needs. Liberal Protestants seek an ‘inclusive church’ in which the dignity and value of every member is affirmed while for evangelicals what matters is the […]