Review! Mere Education: C.S Lewis as Teacher for our time

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Mere Education: C.S Lewis as Teacher for our time

by M. A. Pike

ISBN: 9780718893255

“This book makes an original and substantial contribution to the already large volume of research on Lewis’s life and work.”

John Scott, Anvil, Vol 30, Issue 1, (March, 2014)

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Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg: and Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

 

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How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg: and Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

ISBN: 9780718893101

“It engages in just the kind of sleuthing in which many of us learned amateurs delight.”

 

Avrum Lank, Mixed Moss: The Journal of the Arthur Ransome Society (2014)

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Review! The Church of England and the First World War

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The Church of England and the First World War

by Alan Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780718893217

“In each of the chapters of his book, Canon Wilkinson examines a different aspect of the Church’s role during the war, from the surprise at the start of hostilities at all, to the service provided to woeful widows at home and weary warriors at the front, to the question of the morality of the war, and how Christians of various stripes responded. [...] In providing a history of how the Church attempted to deal with these and other issues, Canon Wilkinson offers something of a blueprint for how the Church might choose to face a society in the throes of deep change – a lesson from the past, providing a possible pattern for the future.”

Michael Trimmer, in ChristianToday.com, 1st March 2014

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Review! One Firm Anchor

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One Firm Anchor

The Church and the Merchant Seafarer, an Introductory History

by R. W. H. Miller

ISBN: 9780718892906

“The present volume [...] provides what should become a standard work for those interested in religion and the merchant seafarer. [...] Miller aptly shows the ability of those promoting religious outreach to merchant seafarers to adapt to the ever-present but ever-changing maritime community and maritime industry. He has provided readers with a rich and timely overview and history of Christian outreach to “those who go down to the sea in ships” (Psalm 107:23). It is a book well worth reading.”

Timothy J. Demy, Professor of Military Ethics, U.S. Naval War College,
in The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, No. 4, October 2013

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Review! The Power of God

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The Power of God

A Jonathan Edwards Commentary on the Book of Romans

by Jonathan Edwards, David S. Lovi and Benjamin Westerhoff

ISBN: 9780718893279

“That Edward’s comments on the Romans letter are now available in this handy format can be of benefit to preachers and interested laypersons [...] Edwards is [...] an amazing interpreter, head and shoulders above the rest in his time. He still speaks into many of today’s issues through his prolific writings.”

John Schuit, Emmanuel Bible College,
in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, Vol. 15, 2013-2014

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Review! Mere Education

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Mere Education

C.S. Lewis as Teacher for our Time

by Mark A. Pike

ISBN: 9780718893255

“This clear, well-written and concise book casts much light on the practice of education in general and on the nature of Christian education in particular. [...] In offering a blend of Christian wisdom and conservative sentiments, the author faithfully reflects his subject who conveyed a counter-cultural perspective that remains stimulating and that deserves to be reflected on seriously. This book could profitably be put in the hands of prospective teachers, but would also be interesting for more experienced teachers and anyone with a concern for the health of our educational institutions and our culture. A strong feature of the book is the way that Pike relates the insights of his subject to developments in society today. This study is effectively informed and enriched by Pike’s own scholarship in language, literature, reading, learning, citizenship and moral education and it is illuminated by homely examples drawn from his experience as a parent as well as an educational researcher.”

John Sullivan, Liverpool Hope University,
in Theological Book Review (tbr), Vol. 25, No.2, 2013

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Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

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How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

ISBN: 9780718893101

“… a fascinating book for older children and adults… full of interesting facts and details about your favourite books.”

Frances Burke-Gaffney, in Children’s Web Magazine

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Remember Henry Suso 719 years later!

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Today, there is a birthday to celebrate! Born on the 21st March about 1295, Henry Suso, also known by his pen name Amandus, was one of the most relevant German mystics of the 14th century, together with Meister Eckhardt and Johannes Tauler.

Raised in the bosom of a noble and devoted family, Suso’’s upbringing very soon lead him to a holy path. When just thirteen, he was admitted to a Dominican monastery in his home town, Constance, where he not only started his preparatory studies in Philosophy and Theology, but, as later wrote in his biography, The Life of the Servant, made himself “the “Servant of the Eternal Wisdom””.

The Life of Servant encompasses all the significant periods of Suso’s life: his studies both in Strasbourg (1319-1321) and Cologne (1324-1327), where he met the masters of mysticism, his influence in the Friends of God movement and in many female religious communities, as well as his years as a lecturer in Ulm, to where he went in 1348 and remained until his death, in 1366. Henry Suso was beatified by Gregory XVI in 1831.

The book was never intended to be published, and today we owe the existence of this invaluable document to Elsbeth Stagel, prioress of the convent of Dominican nuns in Töss. She preserved the majority of Suso’’s letters and gathered his writings into what is nowadays known as the biography The Life of the Servant.

We are proud to be reprinting James M. Clark’s translation of The Life of the Servant next month, so why not either revisit or explore the doctrine of this noted spiritual writer and saint with us?

The Life of the Servant will be available on the 24th of April, by Lutterworth Press!

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Review! Herbert Hensley Henson

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Herbert Hensley Henson

A Biography

by John S. Peart-Binns

ISBN: 9780718893026

“Herbert Hensley Henson is John S. Peart-Binns’s 20th episcopal biography, and sets the seal on his justly renowned achievement as a chronicler of the lives of Anglican bishops. His literary reputation may not be equal to that of Chadwick, but there is much in his life of Henson which will not be found in Chadwick’s biography of 30 years ago. Peart-Binns can be read with profit as an admirable complement to Chadwick.”

Dr Bernard Palmer, in Church Times, 14 February 2014

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Review! Now is the Day of Salvation

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Now is the Day of Salvation

An Audience-Oriented Study of 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2

by Timothy Milinovich

ISBN: 9780718892647

“…I applaud Milinovich for utilising a historically and linguistically grounded approach to establishing the structure of 2 Corinthians.”

Seth M. Ehorn, University of Edinburgh,
in The Expository Times, Vol. 125, No.6, March 2014

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