Page 6, 9th August 1985

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Page 6, 9th August 1985 — Psychology and Religion Edited by Margaret Gorman (Fowler Wright, £10.15)

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Psychology and Religion Edited by Margaret Gorman (Fowler Wright, £10.15)

The readings in this book highlight the new understanding between theologians and psychologists in areas of common concern: human and moral development, guilt, prayer, spiritual growth, and religion as a factor of psychological growth,

Spiritual Helith Warning by Michael Fla ughen (Marshal's E1.75) A most interesting commentary on St Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. Paul's urgent and ardent letter is of outstanding relevance to the Church of our own times.

Jesus is Your Best Mate by Dave Cave (Marshalls £2.25) Shows why we must take Jesus back into our cities again today.

The Authentic Jesus by John Stott (Marshal's £1.50) A reasoned, clearly-argued and biblically founded statement on the authenticity of Jesus.

First and Second Things by C. S. Lewis (Fount, £1.75) A selection from Undeceptions: Essays on Theology and Ethics (1971). As is to be expected, this collection is full of original ideas and insights in history, work, prayer, love, life.

The Condition of the Witness by Jean-Pierre Jossua (SCM Press £4.50) Christian witness is often noisy and aggressive. In this book nobody is hectored or browbeaten. The French Dominican author quietly and gently moves away from heated academic discussions and seeks to offer a more direct account of the Christian experience.

The Church: Communion, Sacrament, Communication by Robert Kress (Fowler Wright, £8.45) The Church is seen as both human and divine. The Church is also shown as our encounter with God. And the Church is discovered as the perfect go-between in the love affair between God and humanity.

The Church without Walls Canon Gordon Jones (Marshal's, E2.50) The author argues that if the Church is to be effective it must discover a new life-style, a new language and a new honesty to build bridges instead of walls.

Signs and Wonders Today by Donald Bridge (Inter-Varsity Press, £2.25) Tracing the miraculous ways of God through the Old and New Testaments, the author encourages us to see God at work today.

The Healthy Alternative by John Houghton (Kingsway, 2.25) Through fictional narrative and stimulating discussion, John Houghton brings together several imaginary characters who offer solutions to the ills of our materialistic society.

The Roman Martyrology (Carmel, £4.80) Many of the martyrs and saints of England and Wales are included in this special English edition. Arranged for daily reading, it lists the martyrs and saints of the day together with a short biography.

Foolish to be Wise by Roy Peacock (Kingsway, £1.95) A scientist shows that it is not necessary to jettison a passion for truth in order to encounter the God of the Bible.

Genette: Where is she now? by John Tate (Lion, £1.95) The ordeal of a man whose 13-yearold daughter disappeared without a trace, and how he discovered a new faith and hope in his darkest moments.

Merton: A Biography by Monica Furlong (Darton, Longman & Todd, £5.95) A reissue of Monica Furlong's biography.

Thomas Kala

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