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22 June 2018

What Would Jesus Post? A biblical approach to online interaction by David Robertson (BRF, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-85746-664-8).

“If Jesus had access to the internet, what would he post? And, as importantly, what wouldn't he post? This book asks the intriguing questions of those who engage with the internet, which biblical principles inform its use, and how might Christians steward their online presence?”

Untruth: Musings with Kierkegaard on Christian living in a fractured world by Michael Stark (DLT, £12.99 (£11.70); 978-0-232-53313-2).

Through an examination of topics such as truth, faith, selfhood, and love, Stark introduces us to the teaching of Kierkegaard, and demonstrates how this prophetic voice from the past can help us navigate the hostile and combative climate of today.

The Crossway by Guy Stagg (Picador, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-1-5098-4457-9).

“In 2013 Guy Stagg made a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer, he began the journey after suffering several years of mental illness, hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths, crossing ten countries and more than 5,500 kilometres. The Crossway is an account of this extraordinary adventure.

Alternative Collects: Prayers to a disruptive and compassionate God by Graham Turner (Sacristy Press, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-910519-80-6).

“These radical prayers break the mould of the “collect” prayers that are so familiar to millions of Christians worldwide. They are the result of the author’s struggle with the blandness and predictability of so many of the church’s traditional prayers.”

Heretics and Believers: A history of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall (Yale, £16.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £14.99); 978-0-300-23458-9). New in paperback.

Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall's sweeping new history-the first major overview for general readers in a generation-argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of "reform" in various competing guises.

Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.

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