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Most popular reviews in 2018



These were the top five most read book reviews in The Baptist Times in 2018.

 
 
Gathering Disciples
1 Gathering Disciples: Essays in Honour of Christopher J. Ellis. Myra Blyth and Andy Goodliff (editors)

"A wonderful collection of essays, each addressing an area of vital importance to our Baptist way of being church"


 
 
Interrupting Silence 2 Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out. By Walter Brueggemann

"A book about justice, where Brueggemann analyses eight Biblical passages in which silence is broken. Deceptively simple prose; profoundly challenging ideas"


 
 
Reclaiming the Common Good3 Reclaiming the Common Good. Compiled and edited by Virginia Moffatt

"For Christians who want their faith to shape their politics and view of the world, this thought provoking and challenging collection of essays is a must read"


 
 
The Art of Lent4 The Art of Lent: A painting a day from Ash Wednesday to Easter. By Sister Wendy Beckett

"This beautiful, pocket size book is the perfect gift for those who are on the fringes of church as well as for those who want to explore alternative and creative ways of praying around the spiritual themes of Lent and Easter"


 
 
A Unicorn Dies5 A Unicorn Dies - A Novel of Mystery and Ideas. By Paul Fiddes

"Theologian Paul Fiddes ventures into fiction for the first time, and the result is both gripping and complex" 



 


 
Baptist Times, 02/01/2019
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This book belongs to the best material on the historical Jesus for church members and sceptics alike
Smith's exploration of recovering the biblical tradition of lament in the era of world Christianity is a vital and wise invitation to rediscover the honesty of faith, the validity of doubt and the struggle for a more just world
Honest account of the impact of being imprisoned in Turkey and becoming a political pawn
There are already a great many excellent modern Bible translations on the market - I don’t feel that this fills any gap in the present market
Provides insight into why John Henry Newman was considered great enough to be made England’s first non-martyred saint in 600 years
There are many great books about baptism and the reasons for it, but for me this did something different – it helped me long for more of God
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