#Review Words of Power

An inciteful and certainly unique review, that raises some fascinating questions for discussion, of our favourite book and author, Words of Power by Jem Bloomfield.

“Bloomfield’s strength is his ability to touch upon highly complex topics and make them accessible while still acknowledging their complexity. I very much hope that there’s room for an expanded edition or follow-up work, taking the questions he raises forward.”
legionseagle (blog), 30/06/2016

Click through to read the review on legionseagle’s Journal at http://www.dreamwidth.org/


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#Review Baptists and War

Baptists and War
Essays on Baptists and Military Conflict, 1640s–1990s
By Gordon L. Heath and Michael A.G. Haykin (editors)
ISBN: 9780718894085

Baptists and War_9780718894085“I found Maurice Dowling’s essay on ‘Soviet Baptists and the Cold War’ the most interesting: reflecting Russia from the inside, rather than from what one might call the speculation of less favourably disposed outsiders.”

Revd Dr Martin M’caw, Baptist Times, 03/06/2016

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Swallows and Amazons 2016 – the film trailer

Exciting trailer for the new Swallows and Amazons film, curtesey of Sophie Neville’s blog. Keep your eyes open here for our forthcoming book Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome by Julian Lovelock.


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#Review Borderline

Reflections on War, Sex, and Church
By Stan Goff
ISBN: 9780718894078

borderline“A health warning: this is not a book for the squeamish. Stan Goff is a former American soldier and Vietnam war veteran. He served in the airborne Rangers and Special Forces Groups. He is very frank about his experiences during this time, admitting to terrorizing and brutalizing the weak and poor, burning houses, killing livestock, maiming people and exploiting women for sex. He describes himself as a divorced alcoholic who left a damaged trail that involved the suffering of his own daughter, ‘avery young witness to this insanity’ (p. xvii). And he took a human life.”

Alan Billings, Theology, Vol. 119 No. 3, May/June 2016

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The Motorcycle Sermon

A fascinating comparison of motorcycling and a Gospel tale that is surprisingly enlightening. Timothy Carson is our author of Liminal Reality and Transfomrational Power.


The setting: the little river town of Rocheport, Missouri.
The occasion: Sunday morning worship on Father’s Day.
The uniqueness: motorcyclists from the congregation pulled up with engines revving.

The story from the Gospels was about blind men seeking sight from the healer, Jesus.
The story from life had to do with handling your bike in sharp curves.

Each of the two stories cast a new light on the other.

“Do You Believe I am able to do this?”  Mt 9:27-31
Timothy L. Carson                                  June 19, 2016

In the story before this morning in Matthew’s Gospel two blind men seek out Jesus and ask for healing. Like any one of us, they want more than anything to see, to feel normal again, to stop hurting, to find some kind of peace in their lives. They are like so many others in the Gospel stories who sought out healing and wholeness, relief…

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#Review Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason
Hidden Heritage and Educational Influence
By Margaret A. Coombs
ISBN: 9780718894023

charlotte mason“She [Margaret Coombs] offers a comprehensive and splendidly illustrated account of her subject, carefully recording the influence of the clergy, who had such a controlling interest in education in Mason’s time.”

Dr. Wheeler, Church Times, 22nd April 2016

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Hello Glastonbury!

As ever Glastonbury festival is set to be another enormous and enjoyale five day event. Already people are queueing in massive traffic jams, reportedly waiting up to 12 hours at a time. The line up for this year’s festival must be spectacular. But here at the Lutterworth Press we can’t help but feel that there’s one figure who really should be up there on stage…

Picture this: the loud cheering of the crowd rolling over Glastonbury, slowly quieting down to a dull thunder as Adele walks off stage after another emotionally evocative and memorable performance. The sun is dipping low on the horizon casting a warm orange glow across the mud soaked crowds.

A figure emerges from the back of the stage, slowly, reverently approaching the fore. A dull hush falls over the audience. A voice booms over the tanoy…

“And now. Live from Glastonbury! It’s Joseph of Arimathea!!!”

What happens next we can only guess. Would Joseph bring along the Holy Grail? Would he talk about his staff sprouting into the Glastonbury Thorn? Would he speak of Christ’s crucifixion? Whatever he did it would certainly be a memorable event, although we can probably conclude that a rockstar entrance is probably not his style.

Nonetheless the myths surrounding St. Joseph of Arimathea, that connect him to Britain and most fascinatingly of all to arthurian legend as the keeper of the Holy Grail, is a story well worth reading about.

And hey, the Lutterworth Press has just the right book for that. Cast your eyes over…

St Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury
By Lionel Smithett Lewis
ISBN: 9780718891657

St Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury

Originally published in 1922, this is the definitive account of the legends of St Joseph of Arimathea and his association with Glastonbury. Reprinted by popular demand, this book tells the story of St Joseph of Arimathea and the legend of his journey to Britain as a metal merchant seeking tin.

Convinced? It’d certainly make good reading during those twelve hour traffic queues! Let us know your Glastonbury stories, teach us what you have learnt about Joseph of Arimathea.

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#Review The Resourceful Self

The Resourceful Self
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them
By Donald Capps
ISBN: 9780718893903

9780718893903_cover ResourcefulP.indd“He [Donald Capps] shows a deep knowledge of the corpus of Erikson’s writings, not only of his major tomes but also of his selected papers and clinical essays on children and young people. This is vintage Capps, a view to a child’s social development from a psycho historical viewpoint. … This is a worthy book…”

Howard Worsley, Theology, Vol. 119 No. 3, May/June 2016

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#Reviews Angel Roofs of East Anglia

The Angel Roofs of East Anglia
Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages
By Michael Rimmer
ISBN: 9780718893699

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“…this volume would grace the library of anyone who shares a love of the medieval churches of East Anglia.”

Nicholas R. Amor, The Ricardian, XXXI, 2016

“This beautifully illustrated guide to these ‘unseen masterpieces of the Middle Ages’ through its wonderfully photographed images, many in close-up, lifts the reader to appreciate the company of these beautifully crafted attendees of worship across the centuries.”

Mark Pullinger, The Reader, Vol. 115 No. 2, Summer 2016

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#Reviews Subversive Peacemakers

Subversive Peacemakers
War Resistance 1914–1918: An Anglican Perspective
By Clive Barrett
ISBN: 9780718893675

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“Clive Barrett makes a valuable scholarly contribution to the war’s hidden history by documenting the stories of its half-forgotten subversive peacemakers who placed conscience before country… ” (Read the full review here)

James  G.R. Cronin, Reviews in History, 28th April 2016

“As a pacifist who works as a Church of England priest and is also an accomplished scholar, Dr. Barrett is well placed both to engage with the doctrinal difficulties faced by Anglican pacifists and to chronicle the particular contribution that they nonetheless made to peace activism from 1914 to 1918…. He has produced a book which adds significantly to our historical understanding. ”

Martin Ceadel, Peace & Change, January 2016

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