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27 April 2018

The Psalms: A commentary for prayer and reflection by Henry Wansbrough (BRF, £9.99 (£9); (978-1-84101-648-1).

This is a helpful companion for anybody wanting to venture deeper into the Book of Psalms for personal reading and prayer. It also offers guidance for those preaching the Psalms and using them for group study and worship.

Fortress Britain? Ethical approaches to immigration policy for a post-Brexit Britain, edited by Ben Ryan (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, £15.99 (£14.40); 978-1-78592-309-8).

Immigration is a key concern in British society; however, the ethical implications of the issue are often overlooked. Produced by Theos, a leading Christian think tank, this collection of short essays explores the ethical issues surrounding immigration in a post-Brexit Britain with contributions from across the Christian and political spectrums.

The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England by Derek Wilson (Lion, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-7459-6882-7).

The Queen and the Heretic is a dual biography of two remarkable women - Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. The first was the last queen of Henry VIII, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. They were joined together in their love of the Protestant faith and in the threat this posed to both their lives.

Liturgy on the Edge: Pastoral and attractional worship, edited by Samuel Wells (Canterbury Press, £16.99 (£15.30); 978-1-78622-039-4).

This practical companion to creating pastoral liturgies arises from the vibrant ministry of St Martin-in-the-Fields and is designed to aid local ministry teams in devising forms of worship outside and beyond the scope of authorised church liturgy, yet in sympathy with its purposes and structures.

How to be a Church Minister by Nigel G. Wright (BRF, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-85746-689-1).

“This challenging book sets out what is involved in being a Christian minister - its joys and difficulties, its responsibilities and privilege. It discusses the call to and the work of ministry; the breadth and nature of the task. How to Be a Church Minister will prove to be immensely useful across a wide spectrum of church traditions, both to those already in ministry and to those contemplating the vocation.

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

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