Page 7, 1st February 1991

1st February 1991
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Page 7, 1st February 1991 — Glasnost, Good Friday and goodbyes in this month's new books list

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Glasnost, Good Friday and goodbyes in this month's new books list

Michael Bourdeaux: Gorbachev, Glasnost and the Gospel (Hodder and Stoughton, 0.99). The founder of Keston College, which has long monitored religious persecution in communist lands, examines the glasnost revolution in the east and the effect it is having on the churches.

Enid Blyton: A Story Book of Jesus (Marshall Pickering. £2.99). A new version of the book the creator of Noddy wrote for "mothers and young children" in 1956, retelling in simple, straightforward language the gospel tales, with line illustrations.

Sheila Cassidy: Good Friday People (Dorton, Longman and Todd, £5.95). Hospice director and former prisoner of conscience in Chile in the 1970s reflects on the struggle for saints and sinners to be with Christ in his suffering. By recounting the courage of others, she leads us to a more acute realisation of what the preparation for Easter means in a book that is the basis of the Catholic Herald's own Lenten series of meditations.

David Edwards: Robert Runcie A Portrait by his Friends (Collins Fount, £5.99). As the Archbishop of Canterbury begins his retirement, friends and admirers including John Ilabgood, Hugh Montefiore, Desmond Tutu and Peter Cornwell assess his achievements and pay tribute to his ensuring dedication.

John FX Harriott: Empire of the Heart (Fowler Wright, £5.95). Popular Tablet columnist, whose death at Christmas will have robbed many of his regular readers of a friend whose wisdom and insight were always challenging and often unorthodox, is recalled in a collection of his Periscope columns. "John Harriott manages with incredible consistency to be both funny and profound" John Newton (Methodist Recorder).

Gerard Hughes SJ: Walk to Jerusalem (Darton, Longman and Todd, £7.95). An account of two journeys by a gifted spiritual writer, the outer one from Scotland to Jerusalem, and the inner an examination of the nature of peace. "To read this book is to meet a man with a passion for justice, peace and unity; a man with a lively and well-stored mind and a deep spiritual life" Lord Coggan.

Cardinal Lustiger: The Mass (Collins Fount, f2.99). French church leader throws new light on the true significance and development of how we celebrate the mass.

Ronald Rolheiser: Forgotten Among the Lilies (Hodder and Stoughton, £5.99). Collection of writings by popular Herald columnist.

Ronald Rolheiser: The Restless Heart (Hodder and Stoughton, £4.95). Winner of the Winifred Mary Stanford Prize for religious books in 1990, an exploration of our loneliness.

Delia Smith: Journey into God (Hodder and Stoughton, £3.99). The nation's favourite cookery expert this Christmas reflects on our relationship with God. "A book for the non-believer, and perhaps even more so for the not-quite-believer, and this means an awful lot of us" Barry Norman.

Desmond Tutu: Crying in the Wilderness (Mowbray, £7.95). Champion of justice and equality in South Africa is celebrated in a collection of his speeches and writings, dating from the urban risings of 1976 to the release last year of Nelson Mandela. "This book shows many facets of this remarkable man" Ian Linden (Catholic Herald).

New Jerusalem Bible (Dorton, Longman and T'odd, £6.95). Hardback, pocket-sized edition of the 1985 revised version of this classic.

PLUS our video selection The Song of Bernadette, (£9.99, 115 minutes, black and white). 1940s film version of Franz Werfel's tribute to Lourdes and Our Lady. Winner of four academy awards and starring the young Jennifer Jones.

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