Book Stall Recommendations
The bookstall has a variety of books for all ages. Come and see us on Sunday during Cafe time.
The language of Tears - David Runcorn
This author is well known to many of us as Vicar of St Stephen’s in the 1990’s. His books, as his teaching, are accessible while dealing with profound spiritual subjects. Here he looks at tears a common experience we rarely discuss, and then only in relation to pain and loss. David draws upon a long Christian tradition of seeing tears as a gift, to explore their deeper meaning and purpose, their place in human life and their significance for prayer and spirituality.
Unapologetic - Francis Spufford
Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great.
Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the case for atheism is now being made.
Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.