Book Review-A Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders

Of the 1 million people in the UK who have eating disorders, those in the 14 to 25 age group are most at risk for developing the disorder. While hundreds of books have been written to help the individuals who have developed eating disorders, few books have been written for the parents of eating disorder […]

Book Choice: Ministry re-examined

Book Choice: Ministry re-examined

Reimagining Ministry David Heywood SCM, pb, £19.99 Talking About God, Helen Cameron, Deborah Bhatti, Catherine Duce, James Sweeney and Clare Watkins SCM, pb, £19.99 In the 19th century the ministry of the Church of England came to be seen as a ‘learned profession’. Residential theological colleges were established to train future clergy in the professional […]

Book Choices: Understanding Tom Wright…

Book Choices: Understanding Tom Wright…

Tom Wright’s controversial book For all the Saints in which he argues that the saints, like all the departed, are awaiting the resurrection at the end of time and are unable to join their petitions with ours, has been reissued by SPCK. Bishop Tom disagrees with some current liturgical practices surrounding All Saints’ Day and […]

Book Choice: Unbroken

Book Choice: Unbroken

Unbroken An extraordinary true story of courage and survival Laura Hillenbrand Fourth Estate, hb, £20 This is the amazing story of Louie Zamperini. The younger son in a family of Italian immigrants in California, he was the terror of Torrance as a child, until his elder brother, Peter, noticed the speed with which he evaded […]

Books of adventure and faith

Books of adventure and faith

Susie Howe Resistance Fighter IVP, our price £6.23 Lynda Scott Lynda Sovereign World, our price: £8.99 Stuart Windsor God’s Adventurer Monarch, our price: £6.99 Having read these three books back-to-back I think I need a bit of a lay down. Each is action-packed. Each tells a tale of a rather amazing life. The continents and […]

Chesterton re-examined

Chesterton re-examined

GK Chesterton. A Biography Ian Ker Oxford, hb, £35.00 What are we to make of Chesterton? Ian Ker quotes a review of one of Chesterton’s books by TS Eliot. Eliot found Chesterton’s style ‘exasperating to the last point of endurance’ and complained that Chesterton had wasted time in a ‘diffuse, dissipated but not at all […]

Financial crisis and Christianity

Ouch! that hurts, Arwyn Bailey, Galactic Publishers Limited, pb, £7.25   It has a great affect on all of us and frightens the majority but only a minority can see through it: the financial system with all its crises and unpredictable hazards.   Indeed, you can’t change being affected, but what you can do is […]

Dishonest to God: On Keeping

Dishonest to God: On Keeping

Religion out of Politics, Mary Warnock, Continuum, pb, our price: £9.73 This is a swashbuckling and iconoclastic book: Mary Warnock at her best or, as some may say, at her worst! What we have here is a strongly voiced version of the zeitgeist masquerading as high philosophy. It has to be taken seriously, however, for […]

Book Reviews of the week

Book Reviews of the week

War and Peace, Christine Kinealy Reaktion Books, hb, Our price: £21.25 Christine Kinealy reaches for Tolstoy for a title for her account of the past 50 years of Irish history. It is appropriate for her to do so for life in Ireland has been dominated by a terrible and bloody conflict and the political turmoil […]

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